2023-2024 Winter House Programs

The Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association offers winter in-house hockey programs for players ages 5 through 18. These programs provide players with an equal opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of hockey and develop personal and team cooperation skills. Program fees include two ice sessions each week for Termite, Mite, Squirt and Peewee players. Players at these levels receive jerseys that they may keep at the end of the season. These programs do not require travel. If your player would like to experience travel hockey without the full commitment, our House Plus programs are an option (see below for details).

We recommend that players with no hockey experience complete at least one Learn to Play Hockey session before entering the house league. House players should be able to perform most of Learn to Skate USA’s Hockey 1 and 2 skills. Learn to Play participants should request an evaluation to determine if their player has a coach or hockey director’s recommendation to join the house leagues. If you have questions about which program your player should register for, please contact us (contact info at bottom of page).

Bantam/High School teams play one game each week and end the season with a best-of-three series championship. Players will be placed on teams within the first two weeks of the season and receive a jersey that must be returned at season end.

Girls House is for female players of all ages and abilities. Girls players practice and play games in once per week throughout the winter season.


Schedule

The house season runs 15-weeks – November 6, 2023 through February 28, 2024 – with a one-week break over the holidays between December 21st and January 1st. Termites, Mites and Squirts can choose either a full season or half-season: November 6–December 20, 2023 (7 weeks) or January 3-February 28, 2024 (9 weeks). Click HERE  for a printable PDF version of the weekly winter schedule.

Parent Meetings

Parents must attend a mandatory parent meeting. Meetings cover fees, volunteer opportunities, code of conduct, athletic training, etc. . 2023 Parent Meetings dates, times, and locations TBD.

Parents who are NEW to Missoula Youth Hockey are required to attend Positive Coaching Alliance training prior to December 31st, 2023. These virtual workshops give parents and coaches tips and tools to help our players have the best possible youth hockey experience. PCA workshops are interactive, so please be prepared to participate throughout.

PCA’s Positive Sports Parent
11/16 – 7pm
Please register in advance for this workshop here.

House Plus

House Plus is an optional addition to your player’s in-house hockey experience. All players who wish to participate in the house plus option must also be registered for a Mite, Squirt, or Peewee house program. The House Plus registration fee will include at least four tournament or jamboree fees, unique House Plus jerseys, and additional practice slots throughout the season. Schedules for the House Plus teams will be posted by mid-October. No pro-rated fees will be offered for this program.

Plus Team Game Schedules

Mite Plus
Location Date
Chick Sanders Memorial Jamboree- Butte December 1-3, 2023
Bozeman Jamboree – Optional (added cost) December 29-31, 2023
Salmon Jamboree Tournament January 12-14, 2024
State Mite Festival – Helena Feb 2-4, 2024
Missoula Mite Madness Feb. 17-18, 2024
Shamrock Showdown – Spokane – Optional (added cost) March 8-10
Squirt Plus
Location Date
Missoula Blastoff December 1-3, 2023
Spokane House Tourney December 8-10, 2023
Jamboree Weekend – Philipsburg TBD
Palouse House Tourney, Moscow, ID (half ice) February 23-25, 2024
Missoula Montgomery Tournament March 8-10, 2024
Peewee Plus
Location Date
Spokane House Tourney December 8-10, 2023
Palouse Youth Hockey Tournament, Moscow, ID January 5-7, 2024
Philipsburg Jamboree TBD
Coeur d’Alene, ID, Frontier Ice Arena, House Tournament March 1-3, 2024
Missoula Montgomery Tournament March 8-10, 2024

8U/10U Weekend Development Program

This is an optional add-on program for mite and squirt house players looking for more development ice time.  Advanced skating, puck skills, and small area games will be emphasized. The goals of the program are to prepare our 8U and 10U house players to play at the 10U travel level next season, excel at the 10U house level, and/or return as advanced players in our 8U program next season. Players will receive approximately 20 hours of additional coached ice time over the course of the winter season, to be scheduled on weekends. Ice times will vary based on weekend ice availability and Plus team schedules. Weekend Devo ice times will be posted by mid-October.

Cost: $300

Morning Skills Academy

This is an optional add-on program for players ages 10U and older to get additional development ice time during the week. Morning Skills sessions will run from 6-7 am on Tuesday mornings, beginning November 7th.

Cost: $320 full season, $140/$180 half season, goalies FREE

Age Groups & Fees

Age DivisionRegistration FeeVolunteer Obligation Amount
TERMITE (6U)
Birth years 2017-2018
$240 full season
$104/136 half season
No volunteer obligation
MITE (8U)
Birth years 2015-2016
$315 full season
$136.5/178.5 half season
Add $300 for Plus team
$150 full season
$75 half season
SQUIRT (10U)
Birth years: 2013-2014
$345 full season
$149.5/195.5
Add $300 for Plus team
$150 full season
$75 half season
PEEWEE (13U)
Birth years 2010-2012 (plus team is 2011 or 2012)
$375 full season
Add $300 for Plus team
$150 full season
GIRLS HOUSE (Birth years 2006-2016)$157.5 full season
$73.5/84 half season
$150 full season
$75 half season

BANTAM/HIGH SCHOOL
Birth years 2005-2010
$285 full season $150 full season
GOALIE CLINIC
Birth years 2016-2006
$157.5 full season
$73.5/84 half season
No volunteer obligation

Information

Registration

Registration is handled online through our DaySmart Recreation System. You may either pay the registration fee in full or set up a payment plan ($75 deposit and two installments – 12/1/23, 1/1/24). When registering, make sure to have your player’s name selected from the dropdown menu. DaySmart will only show programs your player is age-eligible for.

Your child will need a 2023-2024 USA Hockey number in order to register! Please make sure to register your player using their FULL legal name as it appears on their birth certificate. Legal names are required by the registrar and all players must provide a birth certificate if they have not submitted one in a prior season. If your family needs assistance covering the USA Hockey membership fee, you may apply for a USA Hockey Membership Relief Fund Grant.

Registration Checklist:

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


Volunteer Obligation Fee

All winter house youth hockey players must pay a $100 volunteer obligation fee in addition to registration fees. The purpose of this fee is to keep registration costs affordable for players. The volunteer obligation fee can either be paid in full when registering or “worked off “over the season. See the Volunteer Obligation page for information. New this season, all online registrations will require a stored credit or debit card. We are no longer collecting post-dated fundraising checks. All obligations owed at the end of the season will be charged to the stored credit or debit card.


Financial Assistance Application

Financial aid is available for families who are in need of assistance with their registration fees. To apply, complete a Financial Aid Application and return via email or mail prior to the program’s registration deadline or start date. Financial assistance covers up to 2/3 of the player’s registration fees. Financial assistance does not cover the volunteer obligation. Players should still register for the program prior to the registration deadline and/or program start date, and select the payment plan option. If the player is awarded financial assistance, the assistance amount will be applied to the remaining balance.


Equipment Rental

Rental appointments for the 23-24 season will be available starting in late August.

Rental equipment is available for the season at a cost of $75 per player. All equipment rental is by appointment only through our scheduling software. Please use this link: Online Equipment Rental Scheduling. If you have multiple children in the program, please make at least TWO appointments to allow adequate time for the gear fittings. If you have multiple children in the program, please make at least TWO appointments to allow adequate time for the gear fittings.


Apparel

Apparel information coming soon.


Athletic Training

The University of Montana provides athletic training services to teams at the Glacier Ice Rink, such as the University of Montana club hockey team, the Treasure State Royals, and participants in MAYHA programs. These services encompass the prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. They work with the athlete, coaches, and parents to ensure the health and safety of an athlete following an injury. Concussion baseline and follow-up testing is also offered for each athlete participating in any league. All services are provided at the rink at no charge to our users, and are available by appointment: Athletic Training Appointments

Contacts: Nick Cromidas (661) 713-0996  | Mitch Willert (608) 287-4077 | Valerie Moody (406) 493-4651


Policies

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


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