Age as of Dec 31st, the current year.
Chipmunk Division (Ages 4-6)
Players are introduced to the game of hockey 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.
Penguin Division (Ages 7-9)
Players attend a rating session in early October, Coaches and Coordinators slot the players and they are drafted to a team to balance out the leagues talent with tenured and new players of mixed talent levels. 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 and 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.