Redhawks Boys Hockey Teams play in the very competitve Independent Metro Athletic Conference (Blake, Breck, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy, and St. Paul Academy and Summit School) and in Section 4A. The Redhawks are a co-op team that has athletes from Minnehaha Academy, DeLaSalle High School, Gentry Academy, St. Croix Lutheran High School, St. Agnes High School, and Lake View Home School. The Varsity and JV teams play 25 regular season games, including the Schwan’s Holiday Tournament. The Schwan’s Holiday Tournament is the largest high school hockey tournament in the country and is held each year in Blaine, MN between Christmas day and New Year’s day.
Head Coach Josh Hoekstra began coaching the Redhawks in 2017. Josh Hoekstra is a 1991 grad and played his High School hockey at Edina where he served as the Captain of Willard Ikola’s 32nd and final season of a Hall of Fame coaching Career. Hoekstra played Division I college hockey at Colorado College. Assistant Coach Ed Aguirre is a long time High School assistant and varsity hockey coach in Minnesota. His wealth of experience and knowledge is an incredible benefit to our defensive corp and our program! Steve Wendorf is helping with the forwards and brings a successful coaching and playing background with him. Wendorf is a 1986 grad of Apple Valley High School. Steve played 4 years of Division I college hockey at Michigan Tech. Goalie Coach Patrick Hellier, who won a State Championship at Eden Prairie and brings his knowledge and experience as our goalie coach. The program is blessed to have a great group of men leading a fantastic group of kids.
Minnehaha Academy offers middle school co-ed hockey teams when participation numbers allow it.
Captain's practices begin 30 days prior to the start of the season. Off season activities may include on and off ice clinics during June and July.
Tryouts occur the first week of the season.
Home games are played at our South Campus Arena.
Season: November (2nd Monday) – March (2nd week)
Josh Hoekstra, Varsity Head CoachPhone: 952-200-1934
Ed Aguirre, Assistant CoachE-mail
Steve Wendorf, Varsity Assistant CoachE-mail
Patrick Hellier, JV Assistant CoachE-mail
Robin Moore, Varsity Assistant CoachE-mail
Tyler King, JV Assistant CoachE-mail
Team Trophies & Awards
2012. Redhawk Holiday Hockey Classic, Runner-Up
2011. Waseca Holiday Tournament, Runner-Up
2010. Schwan’s Cup Holiday Tournament, Runner Up, Open Division
2004. Section 3A Academic Champions
2003. Owatonna Tournament Champions
2002. Section 4A Academic Champions
2001. Section 4A Academic Champions
1993. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1993. Chisago Lakes Holiday Tournament Champions
Individual Trophies & Awards
2013. Ryan Leo, Section 2AA/A Great 8 Selection
2012. Michael Fabie, Pioneer Press All-State Honorable Mention Team
2007. Sam Blaisdell, KARE 11 Athlete of the Week, December
1993. CJ Buzzell, AP All-State, Maroon/Gold Selection, #1 Overall Draft Pick by USHL’s Wisconsin Capitals