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The upcoming 2018-19 hockey season has multiple opportunities to drive growth and welcome new hockey players to the rink. With it being a post-Olympic season, we have a great opportunity to build on the excitement of new hockey families and find ways to retain those families. With that said, we need your help to inform your local associations about these opportunities available to them. 

2 and 2 Challenge

The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to drive participation at the 8 & under age group. By growing hockey in this age group, programs will experience long-term growth as these kids continue to develop. 

2018-19 Season 2 and 2 Challenge: http://www.2and2challenge.com/   

2018-19 Season 2 and 2 Challenge Registration: http://www.2and2challenge.com/registration

By completing the 2 and 2 Challenge, associations will receive up to $250 in Pure Hockey credit to help enhance growth initiatives. 

Try Hockey For Free

November 10, 2018 & February 23, 2019

Try Hockey For Free Days provide youth hockey associations a national platform and opportunity to acquire new players locally. Associations will attract new players for this season as well as capture interested families for the following season. This initiative is a joint-effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League & NHL member clubs. 


Tier I Rules for Youth and Girls Women (Final 1-15-17)


2017 Tier I Team Calculations- Youth and Girls


2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Rules

At the 2011 USA Hockey Annual Meeting, the board of directors voted on 173 rule proposals. The board of USA Hockey passed 32 new playing rule changes that went into affect in the 2011-12 season for the youth. There were 18 new playing rule changes for the junior age groups. Two major changes that took affect:

  • Tag-Up Off Sides rule to the Bantam and older age groups
  • Elimination of body checking in the Peewee and younger groups

For more information on the 2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Rules Changes, click on the links below.

For any further questions, please contact John Karolcik USA Hockey Director (USAH Rules Committee Member).

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