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Financial Assistance


Jim Findley, a long-time Duluth Amateur Hockey Association coach, volunteer and supporter, passed away in February 2021,  but his presence will continue to be felt within the organization thanks to memorials made to his name.

Those donations will go toward the Hank Jensen Memorial Fund, which provides financial assistance to any DAHA boy or girl in need.

“I had the pleasure of knowing Jim and he had a real fiery passion for the sport of hockey – especially at the youth level,” said Bob Nygaard, executive director of DAHA. “His goal was to get more kids involved in this great sport and that’s always been our No. 1 priority as well. We also have never, ever turned away a kid who wants to play but can’t because of financial difficulties and I believe Jim would be touched by these memorials and how they will benefit so many boys and girls in that regard.”

Jim coached in the Glen Avon program and directed his son Sean’s bantam team to a state championship. He also served on the board of directors at Glen Avon before going on to hold various roles with the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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DAHA Financial Assistance Application (The Hank Jensen Fund)

If you need to request DAHA Financial Assistance for the upcoming season, please read the following steps on how to submit the application. Separate online applications will need to be filled out for each child applying for financial assistance, but only one set of supporting documents are sent per family.

1. Please review the yearly household income requirements. They are the same requirements used by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Public Schools to qualify for free or reduced lunch.  
2. Complete the online form found below. You need to accurately know your yearly household income.
3. E-mail, mail, or return in person to the DAHA Office supporting documents such as W-2 tax information, your latest tax return, documentation that proves your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, or other documentation that proves your need for financial assistance.  These supporting documents will need to be sent to the DAHA office along with a note explaining that the documents are for financial aid.  These documents need to be received before the October 1, 2024 application deadline for reimbursement of registration funds mid to late December.

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You will be notified of your status after your application has been reviewed. If you qualify for DAHA Financial Assistance you will be refunded your registration fee in late November.

Car raffle tickets totaling the cost of the DAHA registration fee will be distributed after registration is completed. For example, the DAHA registration fee is $100. The car raffle tickets have a value of $10 each. The player/family is then given 10 Car Raffle tickets to sell and keep the $100 profit.


Please send in your financial aid application and supporting documents before October 1, 2024.

Items will be kept confidential.

Player Registration

2024-25 Season: In an effort to streamline processing, please register your player without getting a code. If you qualify for financial assistance, you will receive a refund of costs. You will still need a credit card or a prepaid cash card to complete the registration and payments can be broken into a payment plan to ease the burden. If this format will not work for your family, please contact Clare, or, to work out a plan. DAHA will never turn away a player due to financial difficulties.  

To Complete the Financial Assistance Application, Click the Link Below

The Duluth Amateur Hockey Association has a limited amount of funds available in the Hank Jensen Fund for financial aid. As a condition of this financial aid, families receiving assistance are expected to contribute in other ways to youth hockey programs at the rink/association level. This would include helping out with concessions, rink maintenance, flooding, fund-raising efforts, etc. 

Information on the application form will be kept confidential.  

Free & Reduced Lunch Guidelines (2023-24)

Household Size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $26,973 $2,248 $519
2 $36,482 $3,041 $702
3 $45,991 $3,833 $885
4 $55,500 $4,625 $1,068
5 $65,009 $5,418 $1,251
6 $74,518 $6,210 $1,434
7 $84,027 $7,003 $1,616
8 $93,536 $7,795 $1,799
Each additional person: $9,509 $793 $183

Other Association's Financial Assistance

If you apply and qualify for financial aid with the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association, then (with your consent) your application will be passed to your specific sub association (i.e. Woodland or Denfeld) where you may receive additional  financial assistance.

Grants & Scholarships

For Members/Players

Minnesota Hockey Scholarship

For eligible graduating high school seniors.

The Hockey Foundation

Used Equipment

Mark "Worky" Workman Scholarship- Herb Brooks Foundation

youth, high school or college age students who are actively involved with hockey and have overcome hardship, and persevered though adversity to overcome their obstacles and are looking to continue their higher education or training

For Associations

Gear Up Minnesota!

Hockey Equipment Grant

Good Sports

Equipment Donations for Organizations