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Arapahoe Recreational Hockey Program

AYHL Recreation (In-House) Program

NEW! Beginning for the 2020-2021 AYHL Rec Hockey season, each team will receive 42 total ice touches compared to 23 in 2019-20.  We are excited to offer this development opportunity for all Arapahoe Youth Rec Hockey registrants!

AYHL’s Recreation (In-House) program has 4 age divisions:  10U (Squirt), 12U (Peewee), 14U (Bantam) and 16U/18U (Midget).  As part of the CRHL (Colorado Recreational Hockey League), AYHL plays associations from around Denver including Arvada, Colorado Jr. Eagles, Denver University, Greeley, Hyland Hills, Littleton, Northern Colorado and Summit. 

The mission of CRHL is to emphasize skill development with a recreational component.  The goal of CRHL is to encourage a FUN environment in a recreational skill development setting.  The CRHL is a tiered program to create like competition.  The two tiers are Experienced (Red) and Intermediate (White). 

Teams are tiered as directed by the CRHL and the association hockey directors.

Each AYHL team will also participate in the Mile High Meltdown over President's Day weekend (tournament fee is included in the league fee).

Colorado Recreational Hockey League

The CRHL is a youth hockey league that emphasizes skills development with a recreational component.  The goal of the CRHL is to encourage a FUN environment in a recreational skill development setting that gives all players an opportunity to play games.

‚ÄčThe CRHL is a non check league. 

Season Fee Comparison

Important Dates

Registration Deadlines:

Early Registration Deadline:  August 14th, 2020 (Sign up by this date and receive 4 Skills sessions)

Regular Registration Deadline:  September 1st, 2020

Evaluations Dates:

Peewee/Bantam/Midget -  September 11th - September 13th, 2020

Squirt - September 18 - 20th, 2020

Games Begin:  


Recreational Hockey Contacts

Scott Gauerke

Director of Recreational Hockey

Phone: 303-754-0564

Christine Maciolek

Ice Scheduler/Administrator

Susan Pfeiffer


Phone: 303-754-0584

Game Format

10U, 12U, 14U and 18U - 3 minute warm-up, 1 minute between periods.  1st and 2nd periods are run-time 15 minute periods, 3rd period is 12 minute stop time.  Teams are allowed one 30-second timeout per game.

Mercy Rule - score differential of 6 or more goals, the time keeper will revert to a running clock in the 3rd period.  Stop-clock will be re-employed if the goal differential goes to 5 or less.  All coaches are required to utilize all appropriate means to prevent their team from running up the score on an opponent.

Curfew - All games have a 1 hour curfew, except playoffs and championship games.  When the remaining game time equals the time left to curfew, the clock shall be kept running.