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8U

OVERVIEW

The 8U age division is for players that are born after January 1, 2011.  Games are played in a cross-ice format and there is one game per week on the weekend. This format provides an excellent opportunity for age-appropriate skill development and is part of USA Hockey's ADM principles that our program is modeled after. The 8U age group is divided between Major and Minor divisions with the Major teams competing against teams from other youth programs in the MHL and the Minor teams competing in-house.  Age is the primary determinant as to whether a player is on a Major or Minor team. For information on a specific team click the appropriate link.

Recent 8U (Mites) News

Registration Update for the 2019/2020 hockey season

By Sno-King Staff 06/17/2019, 1:45pm PDT

Hi- It is that time of year again. We are excited to announce that registration for the 2019/2020 hockey season at Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association will begin at noon on Monday, July 1st, 2019 for those that were members at SKAHA for the 2018/2019 season. This registration is for all players planning to play in the 8U age group and older. Returning Hockey 1 or Hockey 2 players will have a different registration process and can register here. Space is limited in some age groups so we encourage you to register as soon as possible! 

You will need to have a USA Hockey Confirmation Number for the 2019/2020 season to be able to complete registration. Information on hockey fees will be provided during the registration process. Purchase USA Hockey numbers here

We are approximately 9 weeks from the start of Select tryouts and the start of practice for most age groups. Information about tryouts for Select teams and the start of practice for all age groups and levels of play was sent out last Friday and has also been posted to our website page and Facebook. For more information go to Tryouts

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Birnbrich at Andrew.Birnbrich@snokinghockey.com

Thanks, 

The Sno-King Staff

Registration open for Adult Learn to Play!

By Sno-King Staff 06/14/2019, 2:45pm PDT

Are you an adult that has always wanted to give hockey a try but have never had the chance? Here is your chance!

Registration is now open for our Fall Series that starts on September 22nd at both locations. 

These classes fill very fast so register soon!

To find out more go to https://snokinghockey.com/adultlearntoplay

Sno-King Hockey Tryouts and Start of Practice

By Sno-King Staff 06/14/2019, 1:00pm PDT

Hi - Planning for the 2019/2020 hockey season is well underway. In this communication we are providing information regarding the schedules for tryouts for Select teams as well as start dates for the beginning of practices and evaluations for Recreation teams so that you can plan your schedules accordingly.  

The term “tryout” refers to a competitive process of selection for a particular Select team where the player roster is limited.  These teams are sometimes referred to as “Rep” teams and are designated as A1, A2 or A3 with the A1 team competing at the highest level of competition, A2 at the next and A3 the next.   

The term “evaluation” refers to a process of reviewing players skills and ensuring fair and balanced teams. They are utilized when Sno-King will have more than one team in a certain level of play. All players must attend the evaluation dates. 

Returning Sno-King Players have priority registration and will be able to register for the season beginning on July 1st at noon (this includes our graduating Hockey 2 players). During the registration process you will be given the option to sign up for Select Team Tryouts.  Please note that once a player registers to play for Sno-King in the 2019/2020 season, the registration fee will be non-refundable. 

Select Teams 

Players will be selected to play on these teams through a tryout process. Please note that the actual number of teams may vary depending on the results of the registration process.  For the 2019/2020 season we will have the following Select teams. Unless otherwise noted, there is one team for each level listed. 

18U A1; 16U A1; 16U A2; 16 U A3; 14U A2; 14U A3;  12U A1; 12U A2;  12U A3 (two teams); and 10U A (four teams).  

Schedule for Tryouts and Evaluations (by age group):

 

18U

18UA1: Tryouts Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25, 2019 

18U REC
Preseason skates begin: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Team Balancing begins: Saturday, September 7, 2019

16U

16UA1Tryouts have been completed.

16UA2 and A3: Tryouts Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25, 2019

14U

14UA2 and A3: Tryouts Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25, 2019  

14U REC
Preseason skates begin: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Team balance evaluations begin: Saturday, September 7, 2019 

12U

12UA1 and A2: Tryouts Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25, 2019 

12U A3:  Tryouts Tuesday-Thursday, August 27-29, 2019

12U REC: Preseason skates begin: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Team balance evaluations begin: Saturday, September 7, 2019   

10U

10UA: Tryouts: Friday-Sunday, September 6, 2019 

10U REC: Preseason skates begin: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Team balance evaluations begin:  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 

8U MAJOR AND MINOR

Preseason skates begin: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Team balance evaluations begin: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Additional information will be sent at a later date and will be posted at www.snokinghockey.com/tryouts.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the information on the website please email them to andrew.birnbrich@snokinghockey.com.

Thanks,

The Sno-King Staff