In general, CT RiverHawks participants should have previous travel experience or at least one year of Intro to Hockey or D-League experience. Players should be able to skate backwards, do forward crossovers and be able to do a hockey stop. Typically, the team practices two to four nights a week and has one home and one away game each weekend. Travel hockey is competitive hockey and is a commitment by both the child and his/her parents or guardian. Travel is open to all boys and girls.
2023 - 2024 TRYOUT SCHEDULE
MITE: March 7 - 9, 2023
SQUIRT: March 14 - 16, 2023
PEEWEE: March 14 - 16, 2023
LADY RIVERHAWKS: March 13, 2023 & March 17, 2023
BANTAM: April 4 - 6, 2023
MIDGETS: April 5 & 7, 2023
- Dates and times are subject to change
- With the exception of mite tryouts, parents will not be permitted in the rink area
- There will be a $50 late fee for registration the day of the first tryouts in each age division
USA Hockey has youth ice hockey age classifications aligned with the calendar year for registration purposes. The age divisions are as follows:
Mite (birth year): 2015 - 2017
Squirt (birth year): 2013 - 2014
PeeWee (birth year): 2011 - 2012
Bantam (birth year): 2009 - 2010
Midget (birth year): 2005 - 2008
The travel hockey season will run from late August or early September through late February or March depending on the age division.
Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be held in the spring of 2023.
Practices and home games will be held at the Rinks at the Sport Center in Shelton, CT.
Teams will have 2 - 3 practice sessions per week. Practices will be a combination of team practices, USA Hockey ADM station-based skills sessions and Power skating sessions.
Teams will typically play 20-30 games per season depending on age divisions. Games are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays, with teams often playing 2 games per weekend.
Families will also be responsible for purchasing their player’s jersey and warm-up suit from Blue Line sports. Once teams have been determined, a fitting day will be held at the rink to ensure proper sizing for our players. In addition to the required apparel, additional items are also available for purchase.
*Tuition is free for Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam goalies
Tournament fees and travel expenses are in addition to the standard tuition. The number and location of tournaments is determined by each individual team.
CT RiverHawks 2023 - 2024 Season Tryouts
Prices: Tryout Prices vary from $50 - $125 depending on division. There will be a $50 late fee for registration the first day of tryouts for each age division.
Tryout Dates: Mites, Squirt & Bantam Tryouts will be held in March. Bantam and Midget Tryouts will be held in April.Register