We have two Squirt Teams this season! Please click on the team below to learn more.
Squirts is the next division after Mites and may be your 10 year old and younger player's first experience playing full ice hockey
Full hockey equipment, including mouth and neck guard are required to participate
The Pre-Season begins at the end of July, early August, with the draft and first team skate before Labor day
Our Squirt teams consist of 14 to 16 players
The hockey season ends Mid-March
Instead of all shared practices, Squirt teams also receive their own solo practice ice
Teams skate twice per week on weekends and have a 3rd sheet on weekdays every other week.
Ice times are 50 or 65 minutes - sometimes 80 minutes
Before Labor Day - First Team skate: After evaluations, teams are drafted by the coaches, players receive team assignments and ice schedules through Sept
September 1 - First Ice Payment due
Mid-September - the schedule for October through March will be posted and sent.
*costs listed here are from the current season and are subject to change every season.
Late July - Early August - LCAHL League Team Registration opens
September and October Scrimmages
October to January- LCAHL Regular Season
January and February - LCAHL 1st Round Playoffs
March - LCAHL Championship weekends (dates vary by division and locations vary)
MAHA Districts and State Tournament dates
In addition to league play, KVHA is allowed to send two teams per division to participate in MAHA District pay for a chance to go to the MAHA State Tournament!
January - First Round District Games
Last weekend in January or 1st weekend in February - Second Round of Districts (locations vary)
Superbowl weekend – District 4 Hockey Day/weekend
Mid February - MAHA runners up Playoffs
End of February into March - State Championship (dates vary by division and are held at several locations throughout Michigan).
We begin the house pre-season with a series of conditioning and skills skates to prepare for the House Evaluations skates leading up to the formation teams at the end of August. The conditioning skates are provided by the association for your child’s benefit and are included in the cost of your yearly registration fees. They are for players to shake off rust, realize that they have outgrown equipment, or just be more comfortable going into the evaluation skates. The drills in these skates are similar to those in the evaluation skates.
Registered players may come to as many of these skates as they are able to attend!
Our player evaluation skates are where we assess player skill level to create a fair and impartial draft of teams resulting in an even playing field across our program. Squirt players are given one overall rating primarily considering the following attributes or skills:
Registered Players are encouraged to attend as many of these skates as possible. Those players who miss evaluations skates will not be included in the draft. These players will be assigned to teams at the end of the draft based on their registration date, continuing in line with the team order used in the draft. If there is a rating from a prior season, this will also be reviewed to determine the best fit. We "draft" our Squirt teams based on the skill level of the kids to ensure that we do not have a stacked team.