"Never Stop Believing"


2021 Bauer Cup Champions

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Group I: Mellow Yellow

Owen Reeves, Zach Pagel, Gabe Simonson, Breyden Sabatke, Andrew Franken, RJ Schulz, Gab du Vair, Hannah Baumann.

Group IIA: Bleedin' Red

Tyler B, Garrett S, Mason N, Will V, Easton M, Clayton K, Caleb M, Griffin B (not pictured).

Group IIB: Blue Biscuit Busters

Kai G, Masen L, Lucas T, Everly S, Sawyer K, Noah T, Jaxson W, Chase M, 
Ryder H (not pictured).

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Summer 2021

Thank you for choosing HbB's Summer Development Program!  After missing all of last summer, we were delighted to be back on the ice.  We sincerely appreciate your patronage.

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2021 Group One

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2021 Group Two-A

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2021 Group Two-B


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Welcome to
Hockey by Bauer

Small Games. Big Results.


Summer 2022 Registration 

Tentative Dates:

JUNE 13th thru JULY 21st

Registration will open in March

GROUP IA— High School/College 

High School Boys & Girls  /  College

Tuesday & Thursday   10:00am to 11:50pm  Starts: June 14

Skill Development & Small Area Games

NO Off Ice Session

Cost:  $300  Goalies:  $75


Bantams / Pee Wees / U-14 Girls

Monday & Wednesday  Starts: June 13

9:00am to 10:10  OFF ICE

1030-1150  Skill Development & Small Area Games

Cost:  $300  Goalies:  $75


Squirts & Pee Wees / U-12 Girls

Monday & Wednesday  Starts: June 13

9:00am to 10:20  Skill Development & Small Area Games

10:35-11:50   OFF ICE

Cost:  $300  Goalies:  $75


Mites / Girls U-10

Tuesday & Thursday  8:30am to 9:30   Starts: June 14

8:30-9:30  —  Skill Development & Small Area Games

*3 Week Program  —  June 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30.

Cost:  $125


Camp Details

Click below for the HbB brochure to find details about our groups, times, prices, and programs.

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Summer Development Program

Summer 2021

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2019 WISCONSIN Valley Rats

Grand Rapids, MN Tournament


Why Small Games?

In today’s society of mass organization, sky-rocketing ice costs and rising demands for ice, it is rare that a player can find much old fashioned “rat hockey” time. Outdoor rinks have gone the way of the rotary telephone in terms of popularity and overall use. Players today simply spend the majority of their ice time in structured practice or game situations. Those long days on the outdoor rink no longer exist. As they have vanished so has much of the natural skill and hockey sense that “rat hockey” so effortlessly developed. Hockey by Bauer’s small game approach is an attempt to provide players with that missing link to the crucial development that “rat hockey” supplied in the past. We provide a loose structure of guidelines in creating games that are a combination of high paced skill and mind development. There will be lots of ice time, no sitting on the bench and no referees holding on to the puck. Our limited enrollments, on one half of the ice guarantees maximum participation and plenty of opportunities to handle the puck. It is truly the modern day version of “rat hockey”. Our games are low structured and fast moving forcing players to develop their skills while making game like decisions. And last, but not least, these games are FUN!


What's Different?

One of the comments we often hear when explaining our format is, “will anybody be teaching them anything?” Dave Peterson, former Minnesota high school and USA Olympic coach once said, “The ice is the best coach, it never says no.” We believe the basic concepts of hockey are quite simple and the best way to learn them is by playing the game. Win the race to the puck, once you have the puck learn how to keep it, control it, protect it, find yourself time and space. If you don’t have the puck, learn how to find open space so you’ll get a pass or learn how to support a teammate and pick up a loose puck. Your successes are rewarded with puck possession, passes that turn into assists and scoring opportunities that turn into goals. When those concepts become engrained you have now developed that hockey sense that is so crucial to being a good player. We at Hockey by Bauer won’t throw out the puck and drink coffee, but we will let the ice, and the game itself become the teacher as much as possible. There won’t be a lot of long lectures and at times it may even look a bit chaotic, welcome to “rat hockey!”


Best Off Ice Program & Staff

Our off-ice stickhandling program is the best available. Our challenging circuits guarantee your hands will improve. And our competitive physical challenges will improve your competitive drive.

 All of our head instructors are high school head or assistant coaches. It is their profession—they know how to teach the game. All are firm believers in the small game method. They are coaches—it is what they do best.



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