Registration for the 2018-2019 hockey season is now open! Players with hockey experience who are ages 9 and up (see table below) typically register in our travel program. Players up to age 8, as well as those beginning hockey, typically register for mini-mite (ages 4 to 6) or mite (ages 7 to 8) programs. Additional information is located in each program's registration packet. Please note that we do ask that players have basic skating abilities prior to registering with Sun Prairie Youth Hockey.
Not sure if your child is ready to make a commitment to hockey? Why not "Try Hockey for Free" on November 10? Sign-ups for this program, which is intended to introduce children ages 4 to 8 to hockey, will be available in late September. Visit our "Try Hockey" page for details.
More detailed informaton on the upcoming season can be found below in the Travel or Minimites and Mites Welcome Packets. These are also accessible in the registration process.
SPYHA welcomes families who reside within the Sun Prairie Area School District. If you happen to live outside of the Sun Prairie Area School District and have not registered with SPYHA before, please contact the SPYHA executive committee at email@example.com so that we can help you navigate the requirements for participating in Sun Prairie Youth Hockey. Our governing body, Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association, has strict boundary requirements that apply to all hockey players, regardless of level. If you open-enroll in Sun Prairie, but reside outside the school district boundaries, you are considered out-of-district for hockey purposes.
This is particularly important for families who reside within the Monona Grove School District, as the Madison Patriots are the home association for skaters within those boundaries. A release from the Patriots is required to skate in Sun Prairie. This is a state-level policy, not a SPYHA policy.
The practice schedule will be available on the SPYHA Calendar in early October (through the end of December). Typically, squirts, peewees, and bantams have a skills practice on Mondays (all teams at a level on the ice at the same time), and then there are two teams on the ice for practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Occasionally, there may be a Friday practice. Starting in mid-November, midget practices will be either a Tuesday or Thursday night for two hours, with a break for resurfacing mid-way through.
Mites typically practice on Monday night (usually 5:30 pm), Wednesday night (usually 6:30 pm) for 45 minutes per practice, and then some early Saturday afternoons or an occasional Friday night (also 45 minutes). League "cross-ice" games at other rinks are typically scheduled for Sundays, but that information will not be available until early November.
Mini-Mites typically practice on Wednesday nights (usually 5:30 pm) for 45 minutes, with some Saturdays (late morning/early afternoon) or Friday evenings (around 5:30 pm). In each session (Oct.-Dec. and Jan.-Mar.), there is one special Sunday "game day."
Jamborees (cross-ice games) for mites and mini-mites played at other rinks are optional activities that will be discussed in the future.
Use the birth year information below to help determine what age range to register your player. Note that beginning players typically begin at the mini-mite or mite level (or transition from the learn to skate/New to SPYHA Hockey program). If you are uncertain what level to register for, please contact the executive committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Birth Year||Hockey Level|
|2000 - 2003||Midgets (U18)|
|2004 - 2005||Bantam (U14)|
|2006 - 2007||PeeWee (U12)|
|2008 - 2009||Squirt (U10)|
|2010 and younger||Mites or Mini-Mites|
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