NCYH Junior Eagles offers a recreational hockey program for those that enjoy hockey but are relatively new to the game or have other interests outside of hockey that simply do not allow them to play competitive hockey. If your son or daughter is not comfortable on their skates, it is suggested you sign them up for Learn to Skate classes prior to the season. Having your child learn to skate prior to joining a team will make their experience more enjoyable.
All of our rec teams play in and are governed by the rules of the Colorado Recreational Hockey League (CRHL). We field teams at every age from Squirts* (U-10 / Birth Years 2007-2008); Pee Wees* (U-12 / Birth Years 2005-2006); Bantams* (U-14 / Birth Years 2003-2004); Midgets* U-18 / Birth Years 1999-2002). NCYH fields as many teams as there are players for. If we have more than one team at any age group we will draft the teams equally so there is not one "super" team. This is a CRHL rule that every other association also has to follow.
Recreational teams at the Squirt and Pee Wee levels will have two 1-hour practices a week (one during the week and one on the weekend) as well as one game (on the weekend). Teams at the Bantam and Midget level will have one 1-hour practice a week (one could be during the week or on the weekend) as well as one game (on the weekend). For the most part the league scheduler schedules two games against every team which will mean that you can expect a little travel. Other associations that are a part of the CRNHL and families can expect to travel to are: Greeley, Westminster (Hyland Hills), Arvada, Boulder (YMCA) and Summit County (Breckenridge).
Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about youth hockey at NCYH.
* For the 2017-2018 Season