The Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association offers two avenues for youth to participate in winter hockey programs:

The In-House program provides all skaters with an equal opportunity to enjoy the game of hockey and develop personal and team cooperation skills.

The Travel program allows players to compete at an advanced level and to enhance team play by integrating each player’s skills. Equal ice time for all players is not a requirement in the Travel Program. Tryouts are required for all travel programs, which begin in October.

In-House Programs

In-House program fees include two ice sessions time each week for Termite, Mite, Squirt and PeeWee players. New for the 2020-21 season, Mite, Squirt, and PeeWee players will receive additional games throughout the season. Mites and Peewees will have games scheduled on weekends, while Squirts will play half-ice games on Wednesday nights. Players at these levels receive a jersey that is theirs to keep.

Bantam/High School players are placed on teams within the first two weeks of the season and play weekly games, that end in a best-of-three series championship. The program provides jerseys for these players that must be returned at the end of the season.


Schedule

The in-house season runs 16-weeks – October 26, 2020 through February 24, 2021 – with a two-week break over the holidays between December 21 and January 3. Termites, Mites and Squirts can choose either a full season or half season: October 26–December 16, 2020 or January 4-February 25, 2021. See the table below for the specific days and times.

Due to COVID-19 and the changing school schedules, specific ice times will be posted at a later date.


House Plus

Due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, we will not be forming plus teams at this time. Plus teams may be formed after January 1, 2021, based on the most current recommendations from the Montana Amateur Hockey Association.


Age Groups & Fees

Age DivisionPractice DaysRegistration FeeFundraising Fee
TERMITE (6U)
Birth years 2014-2016
Mon/Wed after school $235 full season
$135 half season
No fundraising
MITE (8U)
Birth years 2012-2013
Mon/Wed after school, weekend games $300 full season
$165 half season
$150 full season
$75 half season
SQUIRT (10U)
Birth years: 2010-2011
2011 - Mon/Tue pm
2010 - Tue/Thu pm
Both have Wed pm games
$375 full season
$200 half season
$150 full season
$75 half season
PEEWEE (13U)
Birth years 2007-2009M/b>
Mon/Wed pm, weekend games$400 full season$150 full season
BANTAM/HIGH SCHOOL
Birth years 2002-2007
Mon/Wed pm$345 full season $150 full season
In-house registrations received after October 26 are assessed a $50 late fee

Travel Programs

Travel fees include two to three on-ice practices each week (see table below), entry fee into the MAHA state tournament and additional home ice slots. Due to COVID-19, no dryland sessions will take place at the rink this season. Tryouts will be held during the month of October, and A and B teams will be formed where numbers allow. Each age group will participate in a week-long tryout. Tryout dates will be posted after registration has ended. All players must provide a $125 deposit check for their jerseys, which will be returned at the end of the season upon receipt of the jersey.

There are additional costs that will be expected to be paid by each family if your player chooses to participate in travel hockey. Additional costs include tournament fees, travel costs (hotel, gas, meals), coaches expenses, and other miscellaneous fees that each team may choose to incur.

Schedule

The travel season runs 21-weeks – October 5, 2020 through March 11, 2021 with optional practices over the holidays between December 21 and January 3. See the table below for practice days and times.

Due to COVID-19 and the changing school schedules, specific ice times will be posted at a later date. Days of the week and approximate times will be listed.

As of August 3rd, 2020, the Montana Amateur Hockey Association has discouraged travel out of state as well as hosting out of state teams until at least January 1, 2021. MAHA league games and state tournaments are still being scheduled at this time. MAYHA plans on offering additional clinics throughout the season in place of the tournament weekends, as well as offering some 3v3 tournaments.

Parent Meetings

All age groups will have a mandatory pre-tryout parent meeting prior to the first session. All parent meetings will be held via Zoom. Meeting invites will be sent out after registration ends.

Age Groups & Fees

Age DivisionPractice DaysRegistration FeeFundraising Fee
SQUIRT (10U)
Birth year 2010 = Major
Birth year 2011 = Minor
Major - Tue/Thu pm
Minor - Mon/Tue pm
both have practice/games on Wed
$595$225
PEEWEE (12U)
Birth years 2008-2009
Tue/Thu aft $775
$250
BANTAM (14U)
Birth years 2007-2008
Tue/Thu pm, every other Wed am$875$275
JV*
Birth years 2002-2005
Tue pm, Wed pm, Thu am$900$275
GIRLS
Birth years 2002-2007
Mon pm, Wed am, Thu aft $900$300
VARSITY* Tue pm, Wed TBD, Thu am$1025$325

*Must be in high school to play JV/Varsity. 14U aged players (2006 birth year) who are in high school must be selected for the Varsity team and may not play JV in lieu of bantam.

Travel registrations received after September 8 are assessed a $50 late fee.

Information

Fundraising

Players can pay their registration fee in full or pay through a payment plan. The fundraising fee can either be paid in full or worked off over the season. See the fundraising page for more information.


Registration

All registrations will be done online: Register online, beginning August 17. If you are not paying your fundraising fees in full, you will need to provide a post-dated check and other paperwork before you child can play.

Each registration fee includes a capital improvement fund fee ($10) that goes towards future rink capital projects.

Your child will need a 2020-2021 USA Hockey number in order to register!

Registration Checklist:

  • Copy of birth certificate (new registrants only please scan a copy to grace@glaciericerink.com)
  • 2020-21 USA Hockey number
  • Signed Player/Parent (all done online this season) 2020-21 Code of Conduct
  • Post-dated fundraising check, dated 4/15/21 (will be returned at end of season when fundraising fee is fulfilled)
  • Completed (all done online this season) MAYHA Concussion Policy and Statement

See our Financial Policies for information on payment plans and refunds.


Scholarship Application

A limited number of scholarships are available for families who are in need of financial assistance with their winter registration fees. To apply, complete a MAYHA Scholarship Application and return via mail or email. Scholarship applications must be received by September 8 for travel programs, and October 26 for house programs. 


Equipment Rental

Rental equipment is available for the season at a cost of $75 per player, plus a $100 deposit. All equipment rental is by appointment only through our scheduling software. Please use this link to schedule an appointment.


Sponsors

Team sponsors are still needed for the winter season and count toward fundraising! Sponsors help offset the cost of operating our youth hockey programs, which keeps costs down for our families. If you know of a business who might be interested in sponsoring, contact Laura or download a Youth Hockey Team Sponsorships Packet.


Policies

Please see the MAYHA Guidebook for complete information on our program’s policies and procedures.


Contact

Grace Hoene, Youth Hockey Director
Cell: 612-384-5108
Email: grace@glaciericerink.com

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