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2022-2023 Coaching Application

By KH 05/02/2022, 11:30am CDT

LIHA is now accepting applications for coaches across all levels (travel, house, select) for the 2022-2023 season.

Completing the application (available here) is the first step to becoming a volunteer coach with LIHA. The Coaching Committee will review each application and conduct interviews with potential coaches.

Travel coach applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Travel coaches will be interviewed and selected by June 1 so travel team tryouts can occur in June/July.

Select and House coach applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Select and House coaches will be interviewed throughout the summer and announced by August 24.

For questions about the coaching application, requirements, and processes please contact Coaching Director, Nick Dahlberg.


Jr. Stars High School Tryouts

By KH 05/01/2022, 10:45pm CDT

Hockey players in grades 9 through 12 (as of August 2022) who are interested in playing competitive, travel, high school hockey are invited to tryout for the 2022-2023 Lincoln Junior Stars.

Tryouts will take place at the John Breslow Ice Hockey Center. Prospective players must attend all three days:

Sunday, June 19

  • 5:45 p.m.: Check In
  • 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.: On-Ice Tryout
  • 8:15 p.m.: Interviews with Coaches (times will be set in advance)

Monday, June 20

  • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.: Off-Ice Conditioning and Testing
  • 8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: On-Ice Tryout

Wednesday, June 22

  • 5:15 p.m.: Check In
  • 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.: On-Ice Tryout
  • 7:15 p.m.: Interviews with Coaches (times will be set in advance)

Important Notes

  • All prospective players must complete the online registration form, including Consent to Treat and Release of Liability.
  • Please note arrival times listed for each day.
  • Bring two (2) separate checks (payable to LIHA) on Sunday, June 19:
    • A $100 check for the try-out fee (non-refundable).
    • A $500 check for the commitment fee. This will be refunded/returned only to players who do not make the team.
  • Contact Mandy Roberts with questions about the team and/or tryouts.


Annual Meeting Q&A

By KH 04/22/2022, 6:45pm CDT

Mother Nature was less-than-cooperative for the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 12. When the tornado sirens started the meeting was called, and the Board of Directors was not able to get to all of the Member questions. After accepting questions via email for a few days, answers were compiled and are now available here.

Thank you for your flexibility, Members!


LIHA Team Store

By KH 02/24/2022, 7:45pm CST

The LIHA Team Store at Yeti Hockey Company is open! Shop apparel, buttons, bag tags, and more.

Items ship 2 to 3 weeks from order date.


2021-25 USA Hockey Rule Changes

By KH 11/01/2021, 9:30pm CDT

Every four years, USA Hockey’s Board of Directors votes on proposed rule changes.

All LIHA parents, players, and coaches should review, at minimum, the preface (25 pages) of the USA Hockey Official Rules and Casebook of Ice Hockey for 2021-25.

These rule changes will affect how officials call games, so it's important for LIHA members to be informed.

Frequently Asked Questions about New Rules

Major Playing Rule Changes Summary Video (9 minutes)

Playing Rule Change Summary (11 pages)

Points of Emphasis (6 pages)

Standardization of Discipline with Match Penalties (2 pages)

First, the rule book language has been updated to emphasize the principles outlined in the “Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect.” These include eliminating hits that are meant to punish or intimidate an opponent or where there is no effort to win possession of the puck.

Additionally, the offside rule eliminates tag-up offside at all Youth and Girls levels of play. Immediate offside is now applied at all levels except High School and Adult classifications.

Another notable rule change is that players may not ice the puck while on the penalty kill, with High School and Adult classifications being excluded.

The final major notable rule change is changing “body contact” to “competitive contact,” incorporating language from the Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect. This is to emphasize any contact within the sport as being competitive in nature, with aims to possess the puck, and is encouraged at all levels of play.