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Age Classifications

2018-19 USA Hockey 

Age Classifications

Mini-Mite (Born on or after July 1, 2011)
Youth ages 5 and 6. Youth hockey associations in Minnesota Hockey offer a variety of programs at this age level that focus on teaching the basics of skating and hockey skills. Most programs are very affordable to allow kids to try the sport at a low cost and commitment. Non-checking.

Mite (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011)
Youth ages 7 and 8. Most associations have multiple levels of Mite Divisions (I, II, III) based upon skill, age and size. There’s usually something for everyone!

Squirt & Girls 10U (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009)
Youth ages 9 and 10. Most associations have multiple levels of Squirt teams (A, B & C) with varying amounts of cost, travel and competitiveness.

Peewee & Girls 12U (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007)
Youth ages 11 and 12. Most associations have multiple levels of Peewee teams (A, B & C) with varying amounts of cost, travel and competitiveness. Minnesota Hockey hosts Region and State Tournaments at the Peewee AA, Peewee A and Peewee B levels.  Non Checking.

Bantam (July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005)
Youth ages 13 and 14. Most associations have multiple levels of Bantam teams (A, B & C) with varying amounts of cost, travel and competitiveness. Minnesota Hockey hosts Region and State Tournaments for the Bantam AA, Bantam A and Bantam B levels. Checking.

RVHS Hockey (7th-12th Grade Eligibility)
Redwood Valley High School Hockey is a cooperative sponsorship agreement in the activities of hockey between Redwood Area, BOLD, Cedar Mountain, & Springfield High Schools.