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Midwest Hockey is proud to announce the addition of the Midwest Mallards. This AAA hockey club will be based out of Southern Minnesota. The Mallards Program focuses on individual skill development as well as team skills. If you have questions, please reach out to the program director.
Kayla Chilstrom
Program Director





AAA Teams are all taking players via referral or tryouts.  Choose from the Teams drop down or select your club by clicking the logo.

Full details on each club and team page.  Season starts end of March 2023.  Over 50 teams with Midwest Hockey!!!!


  • Majors:  Buffalo 
  • Mallards: Southern Western MN
  • Mustangs:  Rogers, Monticello and St. Michael Area
  • Northern Elite:  Alexandria Region
  • Patriots: Sartell/St. Cloud Area


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      About Us

      The Midwest Hockey Program was formed to provide youth hockey players the opportunity to learn the game and have a wonderful experience while cultivating their skills. We believe that hockey is a great game and should be fun. One of our goals is to ensure that the players are wanting to go to the rink and not having to go to the rink. The best way to do that is to let the players have fun, meet new friends, and wear a smile. Its a great game!

      Our guiding principles are; work ethic, attitude, and enjoyment of the game of hockey. 

      Midwest offers; competitive AAA programs, clinics that allow players to develop their skills, tournaments, and both on/off ice training.  

      The philosophy of Midwest is in teaching the fundamentals of hockey and allowing highly skilled players to compete with other players of their caliber. Too often, we see programs that focus on complex systems rather than the basic skills necessary to separate yourself from the competition. We formed our program because we saw a need to bring hockey development back to the basics.

      As the players move through the program from year to year, they are gradually exposed to more complex concepts of the game, while maintaining emphasis on the necessary skills to advance their hockey abilities.

      Contact Us


      Dan Iannazzo
      President |  ✉️   📞 763-225-7320 
      Kayla Chilstrom
      Program Director | ✉️  
      Jayne Sherratt
      Hotel and Hospitality | ✉️  
      MIDWEST | Head Office
      Midwest Hockey Program
      PO Box 478
      Mound, MN 55364



      Why are try-outs being held in September for next Spring's season?

      Many AAA programs reach out in the Fall prior to the next AAA season to formulate teams. This ensures enough time for Midwest to estimate number of players, allows us to develop program logistics and communicate details to families even sooner!

      What happens after try-outs?

      The players will be notified within 72 hours if they have made the team.  If they are not selected after the first tryout, there will be another tryout in the spring.  In some cases the head coach of that team will feel confident that he/she has their players after the first tryout and so there would not be a second tryout, but this is rare and we generally do host the second tryout. 

      When will Program Costs and details be finalized?

      Once all Try-outs are completed, Midwest Mustangs will begin finalizing program offerings. Our goal is in proving excellent and relevant programs. This requires coach/parent input. Every year we receive feedback from the parents prior to the start of the season that indicates potential conflicting schedules, teams that want more ice instead of less, and coaches who offer suggestions as to what level of commitment their team is wanting to make.  Based on this feedback we will structure a season around that. 

      We do our best prior to the tryout to indicate the approximate range of commitment that can be expected for that specific team.  One thing that we have learned over the years is that a "cookie cutter" program and the one size fits all doesn't work for youth AAA sports.  This past season we had one team asking us to cut back on their schedule and have more games less practices, we had another team ask for no tournaments and only league play or scrimmages, and we had another team that ended up playing in 2 extra tournaments and scheduling an extra 10 hours of practice.  

      Program elements will be posted online as soon as they become available. 

      Why do I register online?

      Online registration allows us to handle logistics for clinics and tournaments more efficiently. 

      How do I get updates or more information?

      Please fill out the contact form on our website and indicate you'd like to be added to the  mailing list.  Contact any one of our board members with questions about the Program!  Find specific contact information on the Board page of our website.

      Why do many of the teams have different itineraries?

      We do not follow the "Cookie Cutter" type of AAA Program layout. Each team is different and each team is strategically designed by MHP and the coaching staff. We put a plan in place that we believe is best for the group of players.
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