This program is intended for children ages 9-10 that have completed
at least one season at the Learn to Play or U8 level. Skaters are
divided into teams based on player evaluations to allow coaching
staff to provide appropriate skill level development. All Squirt
level teams will compete to represent Oregon Hockey at the State
Tournament at the end of the season.
How much ice time do skaters receive?
Skaters will have a minimum of two weeknight practices and usually
two games per weekend.
What should be expected for games?
Squirt hockey is the first level of hockey to use the full ice
surface for games. Full ice games are a big transition for players
(and parents). Players will get exposure to officiating and the
rules of hockey (checking is prohibited).
Teams skate 5 on 5 (with goalies).
Games are scheduled against local area teams, both home and away.
Teams generally schedule 1-2 tournaments as well. Travel and
overnight stays may be required for games/tournaments. As this
represents addition cost above the Squirt hockey fees, participation
in these events is encouraged but not required.
What equipment does my child need to participate?
All skaters are required to wear full hockey gear during on ice