Middle School Hockey League
The University of Delaware Ice Arenas plan to field two teams in the Middle School Hockey League. Last year teams in the league included the Snipers, Avon Grove, Tatnall, Caravel, Wilmington Nighthawks and Lake Forest. This league is looking to expand to other middle schools in the area as well. Below are some details regarding the league and information regarding the University teams.
This league is for players in 5th through 8th grade ONLY. (Grade you are entering as of Septembrer 2014.
Tentative schedule is for 15-18 league games. While most games will be played at the UD Ice Arenas, some games will be played in Harrington at the State Fair Grounds and other games played at the Skating Club of Wilmington, The Pond Ice Arena in Newark and IceWorks in Aston, PA.. End of the year playoffs will be held at the University of Delaware (Feb. 27-March 1, 2015).
- UD Team Information:
Players will have to try-out for these teams and not all players will make a team. If a player does not make a team, the University of Delaware will still be operating the full ice in-house league for players age 10-12. If you play on the middle school team and are in the 8th grade you cannot play in the UD In-House league, 5th, 6th and 7th grade students can still play in both leagues.
You do not have to try-out for this team if you want to continue to play in the full ice in-house league only; these teams are for players looking for additional ice time and games and for those players older than age 12.
Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 and Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm, in the RUST ICE ARENA. You HAVE to attend at least one try-out session, it is encouraged that players attend both sessions. The $25 register fee covers both try-out sessions. To register for a try-out please click here and completed the registration form.
If you are selected to play on one of the teams, you will then be required to registered with USA Hockey and sign a players agreement /contract with the University of Delaware
- Cost: Per Player
$800 season fee (fee will be split into two $400 payments), which includes:
15-18 games, plus playoffs
25-30 practices (majority of practices will be shared with the other UD team).
Game Jersey and Game Socks will be provided as well as one practice jersey. Players will be responsible for all remaining hockey equipment.
Practices will begin late September/early October. Games will begin in late October/early November.
Practices will be held on occasion during the week and on weekends when games are not being played. Parents will be provided the complete schedule (practice and games) by middle October, once the league schedule is established.
We look forward to this new program starting this fall. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-831-6038 for more information.