For the 2017/18 season, Northwestern Hockey plans to field competitive travel teams at all age levels (Mites, Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams). In addition, a short season midget (high school) team 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. 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, B, C, etc.) as determined by the tryout process.
Interested players should carefully review all tryout information contained on this web site, including the Tryout Process and the fees for the 2017/18 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.
REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS (All players, except goalies)
REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS (Full time goalies — Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams)
The age levels for the 2017/18 season, as defined by USA Hockey, are as follows:
Mites (Birth Years 2009 and 2010)
Squirts (Birth Years 2007 and 2008)
Peewees (Birth Years 2005 and 2006)
Bantams (Birth Years 2003 and 2004)
Travel team tryout dates for the 2017/18 season:
Mites (Birth years 2009 and 2010)
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Squirts (Birth years 2007 and 2008)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:15pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:15pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
Peewees (Birth years 2005 and 2006)
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:45pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:15pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:15am
Bantams (Birth years 2003 and 2004)
* Note: Bantam tryouts will be held separately from the other age levels due to USA Hockey requirements concerning the timing of the 14U National Championship
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
All sessions are 1 hour in duration and will be held at South Kent School.