8U Mite Instructional League

The Mite Instructional hockey program is an in-house cross-ice league. It promises fun and instructive basic skills for any boy or girl who wishes to master the fundamentals of hockey.

Ages

What aged players are appropriate for this program?

Players are typically between 5-8 years-old and have basic skating skills of turning and stopping.

Kids who are 9 years of age or older would need to register for our Travel Program Teams.

TRYOUTS

*Tryouts for instructional 8U teams are not required

Where

Where are practices and games held?

Practices and skills sessions are held at the Haverhill Veteran's Memorial Skating Rink in Haverhill, MA.

Games are played at Graf Rink in Newburyport

When

What time of the year does this program run?

Season starts in September and runs through February.

EQUIPMENT

Your child should have the following equipment, to participate on the ice

HECC Hockey Helmet, Skates, Shin Guards, Hockey Pants, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, and a Hockey Stick.

Practices

When are practices and how often are they?

Teams practice 1-2 times per week. We also have weekly Skills Sessions through out the season.

Games

How many games will they play? What days of the week?

Instructional Teams will play 20-22 games over the course of the season. All games are typically held on late Saturday afternoons at the Graf Rink in Newburyport.

Jerseys

Are jerseys provided or are they purchased separately?

All Players will be responsible for purchasing 2 game Jerseys. Prior season jerseys that were purchased, can be used from year to year

COSTS

Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey tuition fee for the 2024-2025 Instructional season:

  • 2024 Instructional Mites (Green and Gold) - $900



These fees are inclusive of the $100 non refundable deposit, which was already paid when you register. The first installment payment is due May 15, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my player need to tryout for Instructional Mites?

No, tryouts are only for Travel 8U players and not for Instructional 8U players.

My child wants to play but is brand new to skating\hockey. Is this the right program?

We also offer Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey programs each fall and winter. We will work with your family to make sure your player is placed in the correct program that helps foster a love for the sport and develop at the right pace.

Who do I contact for more information on this program?

Please email ghpyhtreasurer@gmail.com or robertjcaron@hotmail.com

2024-2025 MITE INSTRUCTIONAL

The Mite Instructional hockey program is an in-house cross-ice league for ages 5 to 8.

It promises fun and instructive basic skills for any boy or girl who wishes to master the fundamentals of hockey.

The GHPYH Instructional Mites play in the Graf Instructional League. We will play 20-22 games over the course of the season from September, to end of February.  All games are typically on late Saturday afternoons at the Graf rink in Newburyport.

*As of 4/20/24 this registration may be full but you can still sign up to be placed on a waiting list.

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