For the 2019/20 season, Northwestern Hockey plans to field competitive travel teams at all age levels (Mites, Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams). In addition, short season midget (high school) teams will be formed. Midget registration and tryouts will happen at a later date. The fall/winter travel season begins in September each year, but placement on a travel team is done through a thorough tryout process conducted in late March / early April. The exact number of teams at each age level will be determined by the number of players interested in joining a travel team. When multiple teams are formed at an age level, they are organized by skill level (i.e., A, A1, B, etc.) as determined by the tryout process.
Interested players (and parents) should carefully review all tryout information contained on this web site, including the Tryout Process and the fees for the 2019/20 season.
Registration is required before the first tryout date. The fee to attend tryouts is $75 for all players, except full time goalies. All full time goalies on the squirt, peewee, and bantam levels may attend tryouts at no charge. Please follow the links below for registration. Please review the Tryout Registration Instruction page if you are unfamiliar with the registration process on our web site.
The $75 Tryout fee is non-refundable. However, if a player who attends tryouts and is not placed on a travel team (or chooses not to play on a full travel team) and they continue to play on a Northwest Icehawks limited travel or mite cross ice team, the $75 tryout fee will be applied against the cost of the chosen program. This is intended to encourage players to attend tryouts, even if there is uncertainty about whether the player should or wants to be playing on a travel hockey team or not.
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON (All players, except goalies)
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON (Full time goalies — Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams)
The age levels for the 2019/20 season, as defined by USA Hockey, are as follows:
Mites (Birth Years 2011 and 2012)
Squirts (Birth Years 2009 and 2010)
Peewees (Birth Years 2007 and 2008)
Bantams (Birth Years 2005 and 2006)
Travel team tryout dates for the 2019/20 season:
Mites (Birth years 2011 and 2012)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Squirts (Birth years 2009 and 2010)
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:30pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00am
Peewees (Birth years 2007 and 2008)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:15pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11:15am
Bantams (Birth years 2005 and 2006)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
All sessions are 1 hour in duration and will be held at South Kent School.