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For the 2020/21 season, the Northwest Icehawks plan to field competitive travel teams at all age levels (Mites, Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams). In addition, short season midget (high school) teams will be formed. Midget registration and tryouts will happen at a later date. The fall/winter travel season begins in September each year, but placement on a travel team is done through a thorough tryout process conducted in late March / early April. The exact number of teams at each age level will be determined by the number of players interested in joining a travel team. When multiple teams are formed at an age level, they are organized by skill level (i.e., A, A1, B, etc.) as determined by the tryout process.

Interested players (and parents) should carefully review all tryout information contained on this web site, including the Tryout Process and the anticipated fees for the 2020/21 season.

Registration is required before the first tryout date. The fee to attend tryouts is $100 for all players, except full time goalies. All full time goalies on the squirt, peewee, and bantam levels may attend tryouts at no charge. Please follow the links below for registration. Please review the Tryout Registration Instruction page if you are unfamiliar with the registration process on our web site.

Important Note

The $100 Tryout fee is non-refundable. However, if a player who attends tryouts and is not placed on a travel team (or chooses not to play on a full travel team) and they continue to play on a Northwest Icehawks limited travel or mite cross-ice team, the $100 tryout fee will be applied against the cost of the chosen program. This is intended to encourage players to attend tryouts, even if there is uncertainty about whether the player should or wants to be playing on a travel hockey team or not.


REGISTER (All players, except goalies)


REGISTER (Full time goalies — Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams)


Age Levels

The age levels for the 2020/21 season, as defined by USA Hockey, are as follows:

Mites (Birth Years 2012 and 2013)
Squirts (Birth Years 2010 and 2011)
Peewees (Birth Years 2008 and 2009)
Bantams (Birth Years 2006 and 2007)

Pre-Tryout Clinics

The tryout fee includes 3 one-hour pre-tryout clinics to be held at the South Kent School on the following dates:

Monday, March 16, 2020 - Mites/Squirts at 6:00pm. Peewees/Bantams at 7:15pm
Friday, March 20, 2020 - Mites/Squirts at 6:00pm. Peewees/Bantams at 7:15pm
Monday, March 23, 2020 - Mites/Squirts at 6:00pm. Peewees/Bantams at 7:15pm

Tryout Dates

Travel team tryout dates for the 2020/21 season:

Mites (2012 and 2013 birth years)
Tue, March 31 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wed, April 1 - 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Squirts (2010 and 2011 birth years)
Wed, April 1 - 7:15pm-8:15pm
Thu, April 2 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Peewees (2008 and 2009 birth years)
Tue, March 31 - 7:15pm-8:15pm
Thu, April 2 - 7:15pm-8:15pm
Bantams (2006 and 2007 birth years)
Wed, April 8 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thu, April 9 - 6:00pm-7:00pm


All sessions are 1 hour in duration and will be held at South Kent School.