Program: U12 PEEWEES
Schedule: Approximately September 1 thru March 31.
Ages Generally 11 & 12.
Ice Time: Approximately two sixty minute practices including skills clinics and one league game per week.
Location: Area rinks.
Description: Players on PeeWee teams will be entered into the Valley Hockey League for game play. Games are hosted at various local rinks. Games consist of three twelve minute periods, full ice sheets, and certified referees. Game jerseys with name plate are provided for each player, with the game jersey turned in at the end of the season. You can expect between 25 and 30 games per season in Valley League action. League playoffs are held in April.
Practices are held primarily at the Groton School and Lawrence Academy, with some early season and late season practices held at other local rinks. The number of teams will be dependent on the number of children registered. Teams will consist of between 12 and 16 skaters and one or two goalies.
In addition to single league play, each PeeWee team will have the opportunity to participate in the Crusaders Youth Hockey’s Christmas Tournament (Tourney in the Woods) which is held each year from December 26th thru December 30th. The tournament provides a minimum of three games, with a potential fourth game if the team makes the finals.
Players entering the PeeWee level are expected to be proficient skaters, with a basic knowledge of team play, there is no checking at this level. Coaches will focus on team play. Players should be moderately skilled at basic breakout plays and defensive coverage (penalty killing) as well as possess good individual puck control, shooting and passing skills.
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