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Duluth Trip

As you may have heard, the JV and Varsity teams, once formed, will head to Duluth on Friday, November 5th to play in the Duluth Scrimmage Fest.  Players will be released from school and take a bus with coaches.  The bus will leave from MGCC at approximately 8:30 am on Friday and return Saturday night.
The team will stay at the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park.  The girls will stay with their teammates, not with parents.  Room assignments will be made by the captains and coaches.  There is a separate block of 30 rooms at this hotel for parents.  Rooms are scheduled to be released on October 5th so please make your reservation asap. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy.  Prices include a deluxe continental breakfast and nightly bonfire with S’mores.  Parents are not required to travel to Duluth or stay at the team hotel. 

The Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth
Block:  Maple Grove Girls Hockey - Parent Block

2 Queen Standard Poolside- $149.99
2 Queen Standard Cityview- $157.99
2 Queen Standard Lakeview- $173.99
King Standard Lakeview Suites- $173.99

Players will be released from school on Friday, November 5th. Coach Koltes will provide a list of players to the attendance office so you will not have to call the school to report your child absent.


Players will need to be at the arena with ample time to load their gear and overnight bag onto the bus. The bus will depart the MGCC promptly at 8:00a. Please be sure your daughter gives the coaches her signed permission slip prior to boarding the bus. The permission slip is attached below.


IMPORTANT:  If your daughter is leaving a car at the community center, they will need to write down their name, license plate number,  make and model of car and cell phone number on a form that will be available at the rink the week of tryouts. This information is needed by the MGCC manager and police. Players will need to park their car in the NW corner of the parking lot, near the hardware store.

1.  Pasta Dinner at the hotel for players and coaches on Friday evening.
2.  Pizza Dinner on the bus ride home for players and coaches Saturday evening.
3.  Water and Gatorade for players and coaches
4.  Light pregame snacks such as Granola bars, clementines, etc.

1.  Money to cover 2-3 meals and snacks. Breakfast is provided at the hotel.
2.  Any additional pre-game or hotel snacks they would like.
3.  Overnight bag and Hockey gear - make sure you have everything you need when you board the bus.
4.  Warm Jacket/Clothes - Team Bonding and pictures may take place outside - dress for the weather.

Players will be notified of their room assignments on Friday.

Any additional information or changes will be communicated via email or GroupMe as needed.

The schedule for all the teams participating in the Scrimmage Fest is also attached here -


August 2, 2021: Jim Koltes has been hired as the new Girls Hockey Coach

Here is a little about his background

Jim Koltes grew up in Crystal, MN where he attended Robbinsdale Armstrong High School and was a member of the varsity hockey team.  He currently is a Physical Education teacher at Park Center. Jim has been a high school hockey coach for 25 years in the metro area. He has been a varsity coach for 23 of those years. Jim has also coached or been involved with hockey at a variety of different youth levels; USA Hockey High Performance 16/17’s, Summer STP, and Fall Warm Up for the past 23 years.

Jim also is the Head Varsity Softball Coach at Maple Grove High School.  In 2019 the program won its first AAAA MSHSL State Championship. The Crimson had made the State Championship three previous times under Koltes, I guess the fourth time’s the charm!

Jim currently lives in Champlin with his wife Becky, and their two kids, Ian and Cate.  They are an animal loving family, feel free to ask him about that sometime.

 Jim is excited to step in and support girls hockey from the youth levels through high school.  He will make a positive impact and continue the impressive tradition of Maple Grove Girls Hockey and our community.