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With a boost from the Cottage Grove Hockey Association’s Try Hockey initiatives Aaron Rediske (left) and Connor Rediske played hockey for the first time this year. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)

Ice breakers: Cottage Grove Hockey Association offers free equipment, intro pricing for youngest players

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With the substantial costs associated with playing hockey, Cottage Grove’s Chad and Lise’ Rediske didn’t plan on having their two boys Connor and Aaron play the sport. However, because of the Cottage Grove Hockey Association’s Try Hockey program the whole family now has a love for the game.


The CGHA, at the mite level (age 4-8), offers a full season of hockey for $59 and provides all the players’ equipment for that year free of charge for first-year players.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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