50th Season (2023-24)
The 2023-2024 season is the Caps' 50th year!
The association began on May 14, 1973 when John J. Connelly, David V. Damberg, and John A. Murray incorporated the Highland Area Hockey Association, Inc.
The Highland Area Hockey Association played independently for 14 years before merging with the Central Area Hockey Association, incorporated in 1979.
Together they formed the Highland joint association in 1987.
Seven years later, the joint association’s name was changed to the Highland Central Hockey Association in 1994.
After 20 years as the Highland Central Hockey Association, the association changed its name once again to become the St. Paul Capitals Hockey Association in 2014.
During this 2023-2024 season we will be celebrating our golden birthday together. We look forward to that and the next 50 years serving our community.
Submit your memories!
We would love to capture and share your memories of the past 50 years of the St. Paul Capitals Hockey Association.
Please follow this link to share photos, documents, video clips, etc. with us so we can compile them and share them back out to the community.
Here are a few to get us started. Credit to the great archiving skills of Youth Hockey Hub for the memories.
2014 Bantam A State Champions
2014 Bantam A State Champions: Highland Central
Highland Central defeated Wayzata 3-2
2014 Peewee A State Champions
2014 Peewee A State Champions: Highland Central
Highland Central defeated Mahtomedi 2-1
Matthew Gleason, #21, celebrates Highland's goal against Mahtomedi. Gleason set up Jack Nei for the goal.
2015 Peewee A State Champions
2015 Peewee A State Champions: St. Paul Capitals
St. Paul Capitals defeated Warroad 8-4
2023 Bantam A East Region Champions
2023 Bantam A East Region Champions: St. Paul Capitals
St. Paul Capitals defeated Chaska-Chanhassan in overtime.
Articles of Incorporation
Highland Area Hockey Association, Inc. Articles of Incorporation