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ABOUT MARLTON STREET HOCKEY

Marlton Street Hockey offers the opportunity for boys and girls (coed) age 4-19 years old to play Hockey at our three outdoor township Rink on Lippincott Drive. In late 2018 and early 2019, we have added a Dek Surfaces to Rink's 1 & 2, making it one of the premier places to play in the region. Players of all levels are welcome to register and participate in our programs. We have proudly grown to as many as 800 participants in the Winter.

Each Spring, Eight to Ten Tournament Teams compete in several local and regional Tournaments.

In the Summer we have up to 400 players. We are one of the largest and a well respected organized hockey leagues in the Country.

Don’t miss out on the “Fastest Game in Town”.

We are a Volunteer Organization. For volunteer opportunities or additional information please contact: mrcstreethockey@gmail.com or visit our contacts page.

WINTER LEAGUE (December through February)

Registration Opens August 1- September 30, Ages 4-19

Chipmunk, Penguin, Beaver, Cadet and Freshman Divisions

Winter League is our primary Season with multiple teams per division that are drafted to balance competition across our 5 Divisions. We open the season with a pre-season Charity Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend, league games begin in December, followed up with and end of season double elimination playoff.

TOURNAMENT SEASON (Late February through Early May)

TOURNAMENT INFO

Tournament Teams are offered for the competitive player, there is the opportunity to attend an open try-out in early December. Chiefs Teams travel and compete in the National Street Hockey Association’s (NSHA) Tournament Season which is typically 5 to 6 Tournaments over 10 weeks, late February through the first weekend in May. Marlton host the Rumbos at the Rinks Tournament each spring. Tournament players must play in our Winter Season

SUMMER LEAGUE (June - July) 

Registration Opens April 1- May 30, Ages 5-15

Chipmunk, Penguin, Beaver and Cadet Divisions

Summer League is Games only-Players have to opportunity to play in a “relaxed” environment and have fun with their friends. Games in June are held on weekends until school lets out and then Tue, Wed, Thur during late June and July. We do not keep standings or have playoffs. It’s an opportunity to try the game if you are new to it; kids get to have fun and just play. No worry atmosphere-Enjoy your other spring sports and vacation!

Roller Hockey

MRC offers Roller Hockey from March-June. See https://www.marltonreccouncil.org/marltonrollerhockey for details.

TEAM USA Juniors and Alumni:

See https://www.marltonreccouncil.org/page/show/3645116-team-usa

Several of our current Players and Alumni have had the opportunity to represent TEAM USA in the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships.

In addition, Marlton has had current and former Coaches and Board Members who have had the opportunity to represent Team USA in GM, Asst GM and as Coaches on the USA Staff.  Scott Tarzy, Joe Cataldo, Dan Hickey and Bobby Jones.

2015: Beaver A and C Teams won the NSHA Championship

2014: Cadet A and Beaver A Teams won the NSHA Championship

Hockey Divisions

Age as of Dec 31st, the current year.

Chipmunk Division (Ages 4-6)

Players are introduced to the game through organized drills, utilizing USA Hockey’s Practice Plans. Though out the season, players are phased into more formal game action, teaching and applying fundamentals. Learning basic rules, such as off-sides, focus on positioning and learning when to shift during the game. Players are given the opportunity to play all positions. Games are facilitated by youth referees, all who have played the game and a coach from each team, allowing them to teach while they are playing. Scores are not posted; there are no standings or playoffs. All players receive a participation award at the end of the season. Players coming out of the Chipmunk division will have a good foundation for the game and will be prepared for Penguin Hockey. Practice and Game are held during the same session. Chipmunks currently play on the weekends, earlier in the day, times may vary.

Penguin Division (Ages 7-9)

Players are encouraged to attend a rating session in October.  Coaches and Coordinators agree on ratings and slot the players into rounds where they are drafted to a team. We try to balance out the leagues talent with tenured and new players of mixed talent levels to align with our sportsmanship rules. Pre-Season Practice begins the first week of November. League games begin around December 1. Games are refereed with all rules enforced. Standings are kept for playoff seeding. All teams qualify and participate in double elimination playoffs. Games are during the weekend and one night p/week in the earlier time slot. The level of play increases as players get older.

Beaver Division (Ages 10-12)

Similar to Penguin. Games are during the weekend and week nights.

Cadet Division (Ages 13-15)

Similar to Penguin and Beaver, players are pre-rated and do not attend a ratings night, they are drafted. Cadets typically play later in the day on the weekends and weeknights.

Freshman Division (Ages 16-19)

Offers the high school players the opportunity to continue playing competitive hockey. Games are played in the later time slot during the week.