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The Salt Lake County Youth Hockey Winter Challenge is modeled after a past event called the Utah Winter Games. The concept behind this event is to provide a chance for all of Utah’s Youth Hockey Players to come together, make new friends, and enjoy a fun weekend of hockey.
How it works:Players register as individuals. They complete a short survey that describes their playing abilities and where are currently playing. Once registration closes, Salt Lake County staff will go through the registration lists and surveys and as best as they can, make even teams. The teams then play up to four games, with the top two teams playing for the Gold medal.
When:Friday evening: February 13, Saturday morning and afternoon: February 14, and Monday evening: February 16. No play on Sunday the 15th.
Where:All games played at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex
Divisions Offered:Mites (Birth years 2006, 07, 08), Squirts (Birth years 2004 and 05), Pee-wees (Birth years 2002 and 03), U14 Girls (birth years 2000, 01 and younger) and U15 Bantams (Birth years 1999, 2000, 01).
Available Space:We have enough room for 4 teams in each age division. Mite teams will be 9 players, while squirt, pee-wees, and bantams will be up to 15 players and 1 goalie each.
Games:4 game guarantee for each team
Schedule:Games will be played Friday, February 13, Saturday, February 14, and Monday evening February 16. Mites will be finished on Saturday.
Competition:The mite division will be non-competitive round robin with all players receiving a gold medal. The squirts, pee-wees, and bantams will play a 3 game round robin, followed by a gold medal and bronze medal game.
Cost:Cost is $45.00 The cost will include a jersey and medal for each player. $9.00 extra for non-ISI members
Insurance:This event is covered by ISI (Ice Skating Institute). Participants must either have a year membership with ISI or pay an additional $9.00 to get a one–time event coverage policy. Players that are registered with the SLCYH House league should already have an ISI membership for 14-15.
Eligibility:This event is open to any hockey player in the age ranges for each age division.
Team Composition:The SLCYH Winter Hockey Challenge is set up as an individual registration event. Once a player signs up, they are asked a series of questions about their playing ability and the teams they have played on recently. SLCYH will them make the teams based on the responses given.
Coaching:Volunteer coaches are needed, please indicate your desire to coach in the player survey.
Once you have registered, please take the player information survey.
For questions, email Shannon Schmidt