Highway 61 Hockey Academy

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Presented by Jeff Corkish & the Cottage Grove Ice Arena


The Highway 61 Hockey Academy's mission is to develop well balanced hockey players into stronger skaters, smarter players, and poised individuals through improved athleticism both on and off the ice.  Participants should be self-disciplined and appreciate the rewards of hard work.  

Players diligent in following the program regimen will assuredly see improvement as a hockey player, athlete and individual.  All players must be able to skate independently.


June 7-10, June 14-17, June 21-24, 2021


Includes 24 hours of professional training, camp jersey, shirt, and shorts

Register based on the level of play for the 2021-2022 season; levels may be adjusted based on registrations

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On Ice Skill Development

Small focus groups on the North Rink will concentrate on skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and scoring.  Instructors will emphasize players understand individual puck possession, player movement away from the puck to create offensive plays and learn how to get the puck back as quickly as possible.  

Those sessions utilizing the South Rink will be playing in competitive tournaments, 3 on 3 smart game plays, and other small area games which require faster thinking on a smaller rink.

Off Ice Training

Hockey players will learn to focus on strength, speed, agility and plyometric movements while emphasizing development and safety.  Off Ice Training will also consist of fun team games that encourage mental processing and quick decision making.


Professional Goalie Instructor, Josh Colvin, will lead dedicated goalies each session on modern goalie specific fundamentals to build skills and confidence.

Goalies MUST register separate from skaters each session and may spend both hours of the session on ice.

Goalie Groups

  • Bantam
  • Peewee
  • U12/U15
  • U10/Squirt
  • Mite Age

Registration & Payment Options

Registrations opens: December 30, 2020

Register online via ActiveNet (we will not be processing registrations via phone or office at this time because of limited staff in the office)

Payment options: All registration fees will be refunded in the event the Cottage Grove Ice Arena is not able host the 2021 Hockey Academy

  • Register and pay in full ($400)
  • Players may be registered with a $100 deposit; the remaining balance will be due as of May 3, 2021.  This option is currently not working online.  Please call the office to utilize this payment option.
  • Refunds: Any refunds requested after April 1, 2021 will be subject to a 20% administrative fee and no refunds will be granted 10 business days prior to June 1, 2021.

Extended Care

Our plan is to offer all day programming for skaters using the West Rink Meeting room from 7:30-4:30 pm each day of camp.  Watch for more details in early February, 2021

Areas of Focus by Play Level

More details to come

Confirmed Coaches for 2021

  • Jeff Corkish
  • Josh Colvin

Contact Information

If you need more details or have a unique situation to discuss, please email Molly at mpietruszewski@cottagegrovemn.gov

Email is best, as we have limited in office time; but consistently checking email.  

Office: 651-458-3404

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