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28 Skates with Paul Ranheim- 2014 Mites Spring Camp



















28 Skates with Paul Ranheim- 2014 Mites Spring Camp

"We have the honor and privilege of introducing Varsity Assistant Coach Paul Ranheim as a new addition to the Eden Prairie Boys Varsity Hockey Team for the 2013-2014 season. Paul will bring expertise, skill, and knowledge of the game in a class of its own. Most of you know who he is, but for those who don’t, Paul has accomplished levels in this sport that few others have. He is a hometown Minnesota boy, born and raised in Edina, the mecca for state high school hockey championships. He was Captain of Edina’s state championship team in 1984 and voted most valuable player as well as leading scorer amongst some of the best players in the country.


Edina was just the beginning for Paul. He went on to one amazing accomplishment after another – a recipe that can hardly be duplicated. After high school, Coach Ranheim played college hockey for the University of Wisconsin

Badgers from ’84-’88, was elected Captain in '88 and finished as one of the school's all-time leading scorers. He still remains in the Badger Hall of Fame today, a record that will be difficult to break. He was an (NCAA) All-

American in his senior year and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He was chosen as a finalist for the 1988 Olympic Hockey Team, played with Team USA in three World Championships and was a member of the bronze-medal winning team at the 1986 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Following his career at Wisconsin, Paul was voted, “Rookie of the Year” his first year in professional hockey - scoring 68 goals in 75 games and ending the season with 97 points for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL. His talent continued to rise after he broke into the NHL with the Calgary Flames.  Known for his speed and skating ability, he was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL several years in a row.  He competed in the skills competition at the NHL All Star Game in the "fastest skater competition". 

The longevity of his career is almost unheard of by today’s standards. He played a total of 1,013 NHL games over 15 seasons (’88-’03) for the Calgary Flames, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers and Phoenix Coyotes. He was the 188th player in the history of the NHL to play in 1000 games. He remains today, amongst his peers, as one of the most well respected, hardest working and skillful players that ever was in the NHL.


To say that we at Eden Prairie High School are lucky to have Paul on our coaching staff is an extreme understatement. His contribution to the summer STP program along with Lee Smith already has the community buzzing with excitement. In addition to coaching the Varsity team, Paul offers private or group training and

development. Paul makes Minnesota his home and has two daughters, Sophia (15) and Julianna (12). 

28 Skates is on ice hockey development for players of all ages and skill levels. Individual and team skills essential for improved play are developed through experienced instruction and training.

        2014 Mite Skill Development with Paul Ranheim 

This is a 3-week program with a total of 6 on ice sessions that are each 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Intense focus on individual skill development which will be fast paced, yet fun. No matter what the player's ability, they will receive a great deal of one on one instruction with noticeable improvement.

Sessions will be focused on proper skating, shooting, passing and puck control fundamentals.  Small area games will be incorporated, but the main goal will be to develop each individual player's skill. 

I believe that positive reinforcement and having fun is the best recipe for developing a passion and true love of the game. 
(For all Mite level players born 7/1/05-6/30/07)

      Camp Schedule

May 5 - 3:45-5:00 pm EP rink #3
May 7 - 3:45-5:00 pm EP rink #3
May 11 - 1:00-2:15 pm EP rink #3
May 13 - 3:45-5:00 pm EP rink #3
May 15 - 3:30-4:45 pm EP rink #2
May 20 - 3:45-5:00 pm EP rink #3

Checks can be made out to 28 Skates and sent to the following address: 
28 Skates
18598 Magenta Bay
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Attn: Paul Ranheim

***Please send email to confirm spot asap*** 


$245 per player
 20 player max

Coaching Evaluation / EPHA Survey

All parents and players are encouraged to fill out the Coaching Evaluation Survey. This is a confidential survey that will be useful for providing feedback to our coaches on their performance this year and to help us plan for next season. In addition, you can provide input on EPHA in general so we can continue to improve.

Here is the link to the survey -


Thank you,

EPHA Board

          Congratulations to our State Competitors 

"19U Girls Team Captured 2nd Place at State

"Bantam AA take consolation championship at State"


Velocity Training Programs 2014

Velocity Hockey Center


Velocity Hockey Registration for All Spring Strength & Conditioning Programs for all Peewees, Bantams and High School Players. 

Are your looking to improve your overall Speed, Strength and Power this Spring? If so, we have the perfect program for you! Sign up TODAY and get ahead of your competition.

The main emphasis of our Strength & Conditioning Spring Camp is to prepare all hockey players for their upcoming 2014-15 hockey season. Many players are trying to make the jump from level to level thus putting in the time in your off season Strength program becomes more essential to make the transition much easier.

Peewees & Bantams Spring Session:
The goal of our Pre-High School Hockey Strength and Conditioning Camp (Middle Schooler’s, Peewee’s and Bantams) is to introduce hockey strength and conditioning to our younger hockey athletes and to those hockey athletes who may have participated in the past and want to resume their off-ice hockey training. Emphasis is placed on getting our younger hockey athletes to move their bodies more efficiently with more strength, speed, and power through a larger range of motion increasing their functional movement and improving overall athletic development. The training curriculum consists of age appropriate strength training with equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands, and speed training equipment. SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) will focus on sprint technique, lateral and lineal speed, acceleration/deceleration, hip flexibility, and foot speed. In SAQ we will use speed hurdles, agility ladders, and resistance bands. Emphasis will be placed on Core Musculature development through all phases of the training protocol.

Registration Link: https://login.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=162&GroupID=183896

High School Boys Spring Session:
The main emphasis of our High School Hockey Strength and Conditioning Spring Camp is to prepare upper level elite high school hockey players for their upcoming 2014 season. Our Spring Camp is the first step in a systematic approach where the hockey athlete begins a regimented off-season program that begins with our Spring Strength and Conditioning Camp which leads into our Summer Camp where the training program involves more intensity and a heavier work load. In preparation for the heavier summer training it is imperative that each hockey athlete participate in the Spring Camp. Their bodies must be in “Lifting Condition” to withstand the heavier loads that will follow in the summer.  Upon completion of the Summer Camp we begin our Fall Strength and Conditioning Camp which leads up to tryouts in early November.  The Fall Strength and Conditioning Camp will stress muscular strength and endurance along with hockey specific movements and conditioning. These camps must become a priority if a hockey athlete is going to develop to their fullest potential. Many athletes do a poor job or simply don’t put in the necessary time to prepare correctly for their upcoming season and it shows.

Registration Link: https://login.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=162&GroupID=183890

High School Girls Spring Session:
Tuesday and Thursday: Total Body Workout: On Tuesday andThursday our workout is based off an entire upper and lower body lifting circuit with dumbbells. This is a fast pace, short rest, high repetition, very intense dumbbell workout that will guarantee to get the entire body metabolized and burning body fat while developing all the muscle groups and emphasizing  total body muscular strength and endurance.

Core Development, SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness), Plyometrics and Conditioning: Emphasis is placed on Core Development through all phases of the training protocol. All movement begins with activating the core musculature of the body. A well conditioned core musculature will allow for greater explosiveness (power) through a greater range of motion and allows an athlete to perform at a higher level when their body enters a stage of fatigue. In core musculature training we will be using a variety of body suspension movements with suspension equipment (TRX), along with a variety of body weight ground-based movements and weighted lifts.

SAQ is all about “Flat Out Speed!” Focus is placed on sprinting mechanics, lateral and lineal speed, acceleration/deceleration, hip flexibility and foot speed. Correct sprint mechanics for maximum lineal and lateral speed and plyometric work for increased neuromuscular activation of the core musculature and lower body. Resistance band SAQ training and full body stretching will be implemented to increase range of motion, lengthen skating stride and increase foot speed. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, loosening and developing the hips, glutes, hamstrings and calves. Unless the body is conditioned and trained to move through that greater range of motion it simply will not go there. If the body has not gone there before it needs to be manipulated, pushed and forced there through controllable, constant and consistent tension allowing those muscle groups to open up. Resistance bands do an exceptional job at providing this controllable tension.

Link: https://login.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=162&GroupID=184180

Our Programs will consist of all players working out with our Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach Curt Meiers.  If you have any questions reagrding the programs or schedule please contact Curt at651.239.3240 or curtmeiers@velocityhockeycenter.com






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2014 Spring Rookie Camp Registration Open

Rookie Camp for new and returning players born between 7/1/2008- 6/30/2009.

2014 Board Positions Have Been updated.

With the conclusion of the Board elections the position assignments have been updated under the Board Tab on our website; take a look at some of the changes and the appropriate contacts by position.


Face Off Party - Thank You!

We hope everyone enjoyed the first Face Off party as much as we did.  It was great to see so many friendly faces and the excitement surrounding the upcoming season.  We're already looking forward to next year’s event.  

Thank you to all of the committee members who volunteered so much time and effort to this event. This could not have happened without you. Thank you to the Mark Miller band for the great music throughout the night and to all the people who donated such wonderful silent auction items. We also want to thank all of our sponsors: Sportsworld, Aspire, Tavern 4&5, Prohybrid, Finnegans, Drews Homemade Carmel Corn, Creative Occasions, Ninja, Bic, Aspen Limousine Services, Shark, Medina Electric, Premier Jet, and Cub Foods.  We couldn’t have done this without our sponsors.

Special thank you to Kelly Sawyer, Chris Rosenlund, Leslie Blackowiak, Joy Lillejord, and Laura Casey.  WOW!!! You pulled off a great event.  Can’t wait to see your ideas for next year.

Thanks to everyone who attended and we wish all of you the best of luck for the upcoming season.  Go Eagles!

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