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Time to Chase the Ace!

By Mark Kazmer 02/13/2024, 6:30am MST

The Northern Hills Chinook Amateur Hockey Association will start the Chase...

The Northern Hills Chinook Amateur Hockey Association will start the Chase the Ace raffle starting late February and will run each week. We will broadcast live from our location at the Stadium in Spearfish each night as we announce the number and draw the card!

For Rules visit Our Chase the Ace page, and don't forget to like and follow our Facebook Page to get notified when we go live!

First Clinic at our new rink!

By Rob Zinke 01/08/2024, 9:30am MST

We had our first Spearfish clinic of the new year

We had our first Spearfish Clinic for the new year at the Bergan's rink on Saturday. This was a great time for everyone to get on the ice, even if there was a few spots still needing to be frozen. 

This is a great addition for the Chinook that allows us some more ice time outside our normal clinics to help prep for tournaments and other games.

We will continue to have as many practices as we can, but we do need everyone's help-the rink is huge and requires maintenance. As a part of the new year, the board has finalized that all player parents will need to volunteer at least 3 hours per player to help with things such as rink maintenance, fundraising, and our pond hockey tournament.

We are implementing the DIBS system located on the website to help us track hours for everyone.

About the Northern Hills Chinook

The Northern Hills Amateur Hockey Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of youth hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota.  We invite you to join us in our efforts to bring hockey and a rink to Spearfish. Finding a location for the rink has been challenging to say the least, but hopefully we meet that challenge soon and take it to the next level.

We still have a way to go, and fundraising is our next big step. You can aid the cause by clicking on the donate tab because every little bit helps. If you are considering corporate partnership, please contact one of our board members and we can share our vision and options with you.

Help us bring hockey and ice skating to the Northern Hills. #ItsTime



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Phone: 605-645-9196

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A huge thank you to our 2022-2023 clinic jersey sponsor! Providing top quality boat sales and service since 2005.

Sponsored by Roundup Building Center

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Thank you to RBC in Belle Fourche, SD for giving us a huge discount on our materials for our new shed being built by the Belle Fourche HS CTE Construction Students.

Roundup Building Center provides personalized service for your construction and remodeling needs at all budget levels not found in "Big Box" stores.

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Another big thank you to our 2023-2024 Badland Sabres jersey sponsors, Yesway! They are located in Fort Worth, Texas with gas and convenience stores located around South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.

Zero-Tolerance Policy


USA Hockey and the Northern Hills Chinook will not tolerate any physical, verbal, or social behavior related to race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability meant to bully, harass, or intimidate another person, on or off the ice. If such conduct occurs on the ice it should be reported to the on-ice officials and will be addressed pursuant to the USA Hockey Playing Rules and result in a match penalty. If such conduct occurs off the ice, it should be reported as soon as possible to a USA Hockey Affiliate Safe Sport Coordinator or directly to any member of the Northern Hills Chinook Board or Coaching Staff.

Reports alleging abuse or misconduct that are not within the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s exclusive jurisdiction will be referred by USA Hockey staff to the appropriate USA Hockey Affiliate Safe Sport Coordinator, who will oversee the investigation and resolution pursuant to the Safe Sport Program Handbook and the respective Affiliate’s process. Reports that do not fall under the Safe Sport Program will be referred from the Northern Hills Chinook Board to the  USA Hockey staff or District or Affiliate representatives as appropriate.