About the Program

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.

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 2018-19 regular season for the PeeWee and Squirt Divisions will offer a (28) game regular season schedule followed by playoffs. All teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a double elimination format (2 game minimum).

​The NYHL also hosts two different U8/Mite offerings for the 2018-19 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 (24) game regular season followed by playoffs. All Mite teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a single elimination format (1 game minimum). The "Mite Development" division will offer a (20) game regular season with no playoffs. Both divsions follow the USA Hockey ADM guidelines.

Parity

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.

Parity dates: 10/15 at 6:00pm & 10/27 at 6:00pm

About the Program

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.

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 2018-19 regular season for the PeeWee and Squirt Divisions will offer a (28) game regular season schedule followed by playoffs. All teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a double elimination format (2 game minimum).

​The NYHL also hosts two different U8/Mite offerings for the 2018-19 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 (24) game regular season followed by playoffs. All Mite teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a single elimination format (1 game minimum). The "Mite Development" division will offer a (20) game regular season with no playoffs. Both divsions follow the USA Hockey ADM guidelines.

Parity

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.

Parity dates: 10/15 at 6:00pm & 10/27 at 6:00pm

About the Program

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.

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 2018-19 regular season for the PeeWee and Squirt Divisions will offer a (28) game regular season schedule followed by playoffs. All teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a double elimination format (2 game minimum).

​The NYHL also hosts two different U8/Mite offerings for the 2018-19 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 (24) game regular season followed by playoffs. All Mite teams will qualify for the playoffs which is a single elimination format (1 game minimum). The "Mite Development" division will offer a (20) game regular season with no playoffs. Both divsions follow the USA Hockey ADM guidelines.

Parity

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.

Parity dates: 10/15 at 6:00pm & 10/27 at 6:00pm