USA Hockey and AYHL promote a developmental environment in which children between the ages of 6 - 8 can learn the basic skills of hockey (children age 5 can participate but will need a referral from a skating instructor). Our successful AYHL 8U program consists of 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Evaluations will begin on October 1st and will take place during the month of October, primarily on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
8U Advanced and Intermediate teams will have practices 3 times per week, while Beginner teams will have practices 2 times per week. Check the practice schedule link on the top right section of this page for dates and times.
Friendlies and Jamborees
Friendlies are games set up with 8U teams from other associations. This is coordinated by your Team Manager or Coach and is not part of the current ice schedule.
Jamborees are fun events where multiple games are played cross-ice on one sheet of ice. No score is kept and teams will play two to three "friendlies" in an hour.
AYHL hosts the Jingle Bell Jamboree at Family Sports Center in late December (right after Christmas).