Mite - Bantam

Mites: Blue, White, Red

8U Mites: 4 to 8 years old. There are 3 levels within this group.

  • Blue is for beginners. Games are played without goalies and are played cross ice. The Mite Blue season starts mid-December
  • White is the intermediate level and goalies are introduced. Games are half ice.
  • Red is for the most advanced hockey players under the age of 8.  Games are half ice at the beginning of the year, but near the end of the year, it’ll transition to full ice with real rules like penalties, offsides, and icing.


Squirt - Bantam

Squirt - Bantam: Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are eligible to participate in the Squirt, Peewee, or Bantam division.

  • Squirt (10U) is the first year all games are played full ice and players compete against all other Cleveland area teams in the CSHL for a championship. Players are typically on the ice 3-4 times a week.
  • Peewee (12U) is the first year slapshots are introduced. Players compete in the CSHL and are on the ice 3-4 times a week.
  • Bantam (14U) is the first year full body contact is introduced. Players compete in the CSHL and and are on the ice 3-4 times a week.


Games

Teams play 16-22 league games from mid-October to mid-February (includes a preseason for divisional seating). Games are typically played on the weekend. Your team may also participate in 1-3 weekend tournaments over the year which offer a total of 30 games/season. Tournaments are pay-to-play and are around $100 per player to register. Many teams hold fundraises to offset costs.

Uniforms

Players must purchase our club jerseys, as needed. Fittings occur at the rink in late spring (usually May) and can be purchased through our Team Shop.

Additional Costs

USA Hockey Membership ($15-70 per year, depending on age) is required prior to registration with our program. Click here to register. If players elect to participate in supplemental tournaments, they are responsible for tournament entry fees and/or travel expenses.

Financial Assistance

At EIHC, we hold the conviction that financial barriers should never sideline a child’s dream of playing hockey. We are dedicated to supporting families and skaters through funding and scholarship opportunities that help cover the costs of participation.

For those who need it, we offer alternative payment plans tailored to fit different financial situations. These options are part of our commitment to ensure that no child is left out due to economic hardship.

We encourage open communication and are here to assist with any concerns regarding finances. If you have any questions about payment plans or scholarships, please don’t hesitate to contact our President at eihcpresident@gmail.com or Secretary at elyriahockey@gmail.com

2024-2025 Season

SEASON FEES

Bantam (2010-2011): $825
Peewee (2012-2013): $795
Squirt (2014-2015): $765
Mite Red* (2016 and Younger): $570
Mite White (2016 and Younger): $570
Mite Blue (2016 and Younger): $270

The Tryout/Evaluation Fee is $100 - This Automatically Gets Applied To Season Fees
* GOALIES PLAY FREE

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