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House Hockey Programs

1.       The emphasis of the House League Program is on fun, skill development, competitive team play, and sportsmanship.

2.       Evaluation skates are conducted in early August.  The ratings assigned during these evaluations are used to place each player on a team as part of a draft process that is required by the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA).  This supports the intent to ensure that the teams are put together as even in ability as possible.

3.       Ice time for games and practices are determined once the total number of teams have been established.

4.       The NYHA holds an in-house tournament in March at the end of the regular season for each division.  All teams play either a round robin or a double-elimination format playoff.

5.       Teams often decide to attend additional hockey tournaments.  This is at the discretion of the head coach and the parents to arrange.  These added costs are borne by the teams.

6.       Full equipment is required.

7.       Jerseys and socks are provided by the NYHA.

8.       Game Day participation in November is included (a fun hockey day at the NYHA)                                                   

  

Here are the divisions offered by the NYHA: 
Mini-Mites (age 4 thru 6)

  • This program focuses on building hockey fundamentals.
  •  It is an introduction to “team” play with practices and cross ice games.
  • Players will play and be challenged as they learn age appropriate skills.
  • The NYHA has adopted the USA Hockey Half-Ice Program required by MAHA at the Mini-Mite level.  Players practice and play hockey across the width of the ice surface.  Practices utilize the USA Hockey ADM philosophy of station based skill focused drills.  USA Hockey has shown that by participating in a half/cross-Ice Hockey Program, kids increase their enjoyment of hockey and find that their hockey skills are greatly enhanced.
  • Players compete in a league with the other surrounding associations in the half/cross-ice format.

Mites (age 7 & 8)

  • This program focuses on skating and puck handling.  Players continue individual skill development and work on building team skills.
  • Practices utilize the USA Hockey ADM philosophy of station based skill focused drills. 
  • Players compete in a league with the other surrounding associations in both a half-ice and full ice environment based on the rules established by MAHA.

 Squirt (age 9 & 10)

  • Teams participate in the Little Caesars Hockey League which requires limited traveling.
  • Teams play home/away games within their Little Caesars division and have the opportunity to schedule additional games with teams from other associations.

Pee Wee (age 11 &12)

  • Teams participate in the Little Caesars Hockey League which requires limited traveling.
  • Teams play home/away games within their Little Caesars division and have the opportunity to schedule additional games with teams from other associations.
  • Slap shots are introduced at this level.   

Bantam (age 13 & 14)

  • Teams participate in the Little Caesars Hockey League which requires limited traveling.
  • Teams play home/away games within their Little Caesars division and have the opportunity to schedule additional games with teams from other associations.  
  • Full body checking is introduced at this level.  

Midget B (age 15 & 16)

  • Teams participate in the Little Caesars Hockey League which requires limited traveling.
  • Teams play home/away games within their Little Caesars division and have the opportunity to schedule additional games with teams from other associations.

Midget BB (age 17 & 18)

  • Teams participate in the Little Caesars Hockey League which requires limited traveling.
  • Teams play home/away games within their Little Caesars division and have the opportunity to schedule additional games with teams from other associations.