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Rams Hockey Mission

We are dedicated in improving and enhancing the quality of ice hockey in West Michigan. We will do this by developing hockey skills, encouraging sportsmanship between players, and instilling a true enjoyment in the sport of hockey.

 

Age Classifications for Players

Your players age classification is determined by their birth year. The age classifications for the 2015/16 hockey season are as follows:

6U Cross Ice 

8U Mites

10U Squirts

12U PeeWee

14U Bantam

18U JV

We also offer Learn-to-Skate (LTS), Learn-to-Play (LTP), and recreational hockey programs open to players under 14 years old. 

 

Girls 

Are encouraged to play at all age levels. Rams Hockey does not currently have any teams that are girls only. The girls and boys play together.

 

House vs Travel

House hockey (B) is generally the starting point for most players. All players in the age group are welcome to play together, there are not tryouts for house hockey because this is intended to be more of a developmental league. Each player is given the same opportunity to develop hockey skills. Rams Hockeys holds evaluation skates at the start of the season to asses each players abilities and they are placed on a team by the hockey director. The goal of the evaluation skate is to make the teams in the age group as even as possible.

Travel hockey (A) (AA) is for the more skilled hockey players. Teams hold tryouts in the spring and the best players at the tryouts make the hockey team. The time commitment, costs, and travel are greater with travel hockey. 

Equipment 

All players are required to have the following equipment:

  • Helmet with Face mask or Cage (check expiration sticker)
  • Neck Guard
  • Mouthguard
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Hockey Pants
  • Protective Cup
  • Shin Pads
  • Hockey Skates 
  • Hockey Stick

Rams Hockey gives you the opportunity each year to order new jerseys and socks for each player Squirt and older age levels. The cost is $150.00 per player for the custom socks and jerseys. The jerseys can be used for 2 years. The cost of jerseys are added to the costs listed below. 

Mites will be given a jersey at no additional cost, but will need to provide their own hockey socks.

 

Goalie Equipment

RHA provides goalie leg pads, goalie chest protector, and goalie stick for younger players looking to try the position. Everyone is encouraged at Mite and Squirt to play at least one game in goal.

 

Costs for 2017/18 Season 

We are mindful of the expense of playing hockey. We include many of what other associations call "extras" in our season costs. Two tournaments are included in our season costs.

Registration for all Fall House Programs is open! 

House Hockey Fees 2017-18

House Hockey
6U Cross Ice birth year '11 & '12 $425
8U Mites birth year '09 & '10 $750
10U Squirt birth year '07 & '08 $1,425
12U PeeWee birth year '05 & '06 $1,700
14U Bantam birth year '03 & '04 $1,850

House Payment Schedule:  $300 deposit due after registration, then 50% by October 15 and 50% by Dec 1