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Pineville Youth Hockey League
The Pineville Youth Hockey League (PYHL) is a recreational hockey league for youth players through age 16.  All age levels are non-checking.  Practices and League games are held at the Pineville Ice House.  Teams play year round in Fall, Spring and Summer Leagues.

CURRENT SEASON  |  2020 Fall - September 21 through December 12

Division
8U10U12U14U & 16U

Birth

Years

2012

2013

2014

2010

2011

2008

2009

2004, 2005,

2006, 2007

Practices

Saturdays

12:35 - 1:35 PM

Wednesdays

5:15 - 6:15 PM 

Wednesdays

6:25 - 7:25 PM 

Wednesdays

7:35-8:35 PM

Games

Mondays

5:10 - 6:10 PM

Saturdays
1:45 - 2:45 PM

Fridays

5:25 - 6:25 PM

or
6:35 - 7:35 PM

Fridays

7:45 - 8:45 PM

Price
  • Skater | Full Payment = $385 due at registration.
  • Skater | Split Payment = $205 due at registration, $205 auto pay on October 23rd.
  • Goalie = $192.50 due at registration.
  • No walk-ons permitted. Online registration with Credit Card on file required for Split Payment.
NEXT SEASON  |  2020 Spring -  January though April
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Future Seasons
  • 2021 Spring, January - April
  • 2021 Summer, May - August
  • 2021 Fall, September - December
GENERAL INFORMATION
SeasonsThe Pineville Youth Hockey League runs year round and has three seasons:  Fall, Spring and Summer.  Each season is independent of the previous season.  Teams and player enrollments do not carry over from one season to the next.
League PrerequisitesPlayers should first complete Pineville's Learn To Skate and Learn To Play classes or comparable classes elsewhere.  Players that have not taken these classes but demonstrate proficient skating and hockey skills may participate in the League.  Players must be enrolled in the league and fully paid.  Walk-ons are not permitted. Players must wear full protective gear.  For more information concerning what gear is required please consult our Hockey Gear Guide.  Players must have a current USA Hockey registration (see below).

Practices &

Player Development

  • 8U - Practices are skill based:  skating, stick handling, passing and shooting.  A cross ice format is used during games, as playing in a smaller area accelerates skill development and sharpens hockey instincts.  Game rules and player positioning are introduced.
  • 10U - Practices are primarily skill based.  Positioning and basic team strategies are added.  Games are played on half ice.
  • 12U - 16U - Players should have a proficient knowledge of game rules and position requirements.  More time is spent on offensive and defensive strategies to introduce flow into team play.  Skill development is still essential and will continue to account for a substantial share of practice time.
  • The first two to three weeks of each Season will consist of practices only so that coaches can evaluate players and create balanced teams.  Once players are placed on teams, the League has a weekly one practice, one game schedule. 
Game Format
All division games consist of three, 16 minute run time periods followed by a shootout if necessary.

Hockey

Contact

While games are non-checking, hockey is a physical sport with incidental and intentional contact.  Players are taught at all levels to use their bodies to gain and maintain control of the puck and to gain position over other players.  Many PYHL players advance to more competitive leagues where checking is permitted, so our players must be prepared for the physical elements of the game.  For players age ten and up, we strongly recommend that you visit our Concussion Management Page.
USA Hockey RegistrationA USA Hockey registration must be current and on file at the time of registration.  All USA Hockey registrations expire on August 31st of each year.  Players can register and pay at the following link:  Register For USA Hockey.  All fees go directly to USA Hockey and provide players with supplemental insurance in the event that they are injured while playing in a USA Hockey sanctioned event.  Registration also provides USA Hockey membership benefits which can be reviewed at their website.

Player

& Parent

Conduct

The Pineville Youth Hockey League will not tolerate from its players, coaches, parents or guardians:  fighting; deliberate actions on or off the ice that can lead to injury; destruction or damage of any property or facility; conduct that disrupts team practices, games, events; or conduct that reflects negatively upon the image of Pineville Youth Hockey.  A player suspension or total expulsion from the Pineville Youth Hockey program may be used if deemed necessary and is at the sole discretion of the Pineville Ice House.
CoachesPineville Youth Hockey selects coaches based on their qualifications, coaching and playing experience, character, and commitment to youth hockey.  Please visit our Hockey Coaches Page to read about our staff.  To join our coaching staff, visit our Employment page.
If you are new to the Pineville Ice House, please review our Rules, Safety, Risks & Disclaimers.


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