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Youth Hockey Programs

Program Overview

From the 4-year old first-time skater to the 14-year old star that's getting drafted by the WHL to the 18 year old senior that's soon to be off to college, Sno-King has a hockey program for youth players of all ages and abilities. If your player is New to Hockey or in the early stages of learning to skate or play we have a Learn to Play program that provides excellent instruction at an affordable price including training for learning to ice skate and the basic fundamentals of playing hockey.  Click here for more info. 

Once players are ready to play on a competitive team, they are placed in age-appropriate USA Hockey designated divisions including 8U (8 years old and younger), 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.  These divisions are based on birth years and a player's division is based on their age as of Dec 31st. Click on the link to each age division to learn more. Sno-King supports all girls whether they chose to play all girls or on our co-ed teams. For more information on our Girls Programs for 8U to 16U players, click here.

Players can either play on a recreation team or tryout for a select team. Once a player ages out of the program they have the opportunity to play in the Adult Leagues.  


  • 8U – 8 years old and younger, birth years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • 10U – 9 and 10 years old, birth years 2012 and 2013
  • 12U – 11 and 12 years old, birth years 2010 and 2011
  • 14U – 13 and 14 years old, birth years 2008 and 2009
  • 16U – 15 and 16 years old, birth years 2006 and 2007
  • 18U – 15 to 18 years old, birth years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007


Players should have a full year of Learn To Play, or equivalent experience before registering for the season.

We highly recommend completing these three steps in advance of season registration:

  1. Players and parents obtain or renew your USA Hockey membership for the 2022-23 season. This annual membership is a USA Hockey requirement and validated during Sno-King season registration and can take up to 24 hours to activate.
  2. Parents complete or refresh both Safesport training & Background check. At least one parent/guardian from each family, plus all coaches and volunteers must have completed these required safety elements. 
  3. If you are new to Sno-King and played 8U or older at a different association last season, a player release from your previous association is required to register.


Recreation evaluation skates will take place starting the weekend of September 10th. Optional early warm up skates for recreation players will be available over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Youth hockey season runs from September to March.

  • Approximately 16 MHL recreation league games for 8U to 18U teams, plus additional post season game(s), and any additional game opportunities as scheduled by the coach.
  • Approximately 32 MHL 10U Select league games, plus participation in post season state festival, and any additional game opportunities as scheduled by the coach.
  • Game counts for Select teams at the 12U age level and older will vary dependent on the league the team participates in for the season, number of teams in the league, etc. Teams may also participate in post season state festival/tournament


Recreation “C” teams

  • Two 60 minute evening practices on weeknights
  • One 60 minute game most weekends starting in October based on league schedule.
  • Games are played at any Sno-King rink or away at other associations in the greater Puget Sound region.
  • Participation in Sno-King hosted tournament.

Select teams

  • Three 60 minute evening practices on weeknights
  • Two games most weekends starting in October based on league schedule. Length of game time varies depending on age and level of play.
  • Participation in post season state festival/tournament.

Practice schedules will be shared after registration completes and team counts finalized.

2022-2023 Costs - (2023-2024 TBA)

Age Group Per player
8U Co-Ed and Girls $1,500
10U C Co-Ed and Girls $1,900
10U Select $2,750
12U C Co-Ed and Girls $2,000
12U A1 and A2 $3,250
12U AA Girls $3,000
12U A3 $3,000
14U C Co-Ed $2,000
14U AAA $4,500
14U AA and 14U AA Girls $3,250
14U A3 $3,000
16U AA $3,500
16U AA Girls $3,250
16U A3 $3,000
18U C Co-Ed $2,000
18U AA $3,500

Players will receive game and practice jerseys and hockey socks.

Players must provide their own hockey gear, including, but not limited to:

  • Helmet with cage
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates

For More Information Contact: Gord Hancock

Program Manager

Season Registration will open late spring

Click here for select team tryout information

Click here for recreation evaluation info

2021-22 Hockey Season