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General Information for Parents

Age Classifications for Players

Your player's age classification is determined by their birth year. The age classifications for the 2019/20 hockey season are as follows:

6U Cross-Ice 

8U Mites

10U Squirts

12U PeeWee

14U Bantam

16U Midget

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



...are encouraged to play at all age levels!
Our teams are co-ed. Rams Hockey does not currently have any teams that are Girls' only, but if you're interested let us know! Contact Us


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 no 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 Hockey holds evaluation skates at the start of the season to assess each player's 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 team. The time commitment, costs, and travel are greater with travel hockey. 



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. 

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.