About the League
The NorthStar Youth Hockey League (formally the American Youth Hockey League) was formed in the late 1970’s to offer local youth hockey players the opportunity to play in competitive league that’s conveniently located close to home as all games are played at NorthStar Ice Sports. The NYHL offers multiple divisions of play based on age, team ability and are subject to regular league parity adjustments. All Players, Coaches & Teams must be registered with USA Hockey to particiapte and the current USA Hockey Rule Book will guide all playing rules.
About the Season
The league spans 28 weeks from September through March with playoffs to follow. League games are typically played over the weekends but the league does utilize many of the school vacation weeks and holidays to schedule games.
The NYHL will host two different U8/Mite offerings for the 2021-22 season. All Games for both divisions are played 4 vs 4 in a Half Ice format with Intermediate sized nets for goalies and Blue pucks. Half Ice games are (2) 25 minute running time periods. The "Mite" division will offer a (25) game regular season followed by playoffs. The "Mite Development" division will offer a (22) game regular season followed by playoffs. All Mite and Mite Development" teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a single elimination format (1 game minimum). Both divisions follow the USA Hockey ADM guidelines.
The league holds two parity round adjustments (October & November) to determine appropriate team placement to ensure competitive balance within each age division. Each program’s league director will have input on final placement.
2021-21 Parity dates: October & November (Specific Dates TBD)
Past Season Champions
2020-21 Playoff Champions & Finalists
The 2020-21 season in now in the books. We would like to congratulate all the teams that participated in the league this past season. Here are your NorhtStar Youth Hockey League Division Champions and Finalists.
Mite Atlantic Division
Demons Mite A - Champions
Jr Railers Mite Blue - Finalists
Mite Pacific Division
Triboro Mite Black - Champions
Jr Crusaders Mite Purple - Finalists
Mite Development Division 1
Jr Crusaders Girls - Champions
CM Revolution Mite Gold - Finalists
Mite Development Division 2
Jr Railers Mite Green - Champions
CM Revolution Mite White - Finalists
2019-20 Playoff Champions & Finalists