Youth Leagues

Canterbury Ice Hockey Association's youth leagues are for players under 18 years of age. We offer four age-based leagues for youth ice hockey, shown below.  

  • New to ice hockey? Visit our Learn To Play section. Over 18 years of age? Visit our Adult section.

  • In High School? We offer a High School League in the winter. Players can do both High School and age-based leagues.

  • Experienced and competitive? Players can play in the leagues below and also try out for a Canterbury Representative Team and compete against other regional teams in New Zealand.

Under-9
(Super League)
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Under-12
(Super League)
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Under-15
(Bantam League)
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Under-18
(Midget League)
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Under-9 (Super League)
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Need help registering? See our Registration Guide

The coed U9 league is open to age-eligible players with ability level beyond Learn To Play. Through fun, engaging, and active games and exercises, U9s learn hockey fundamentals such as skating, controlling a puck, passing, and shooting.

 

U9 operates all year round during the four school terms. Players can attend two training sessions per week and play a scrimmage on the weekend. In the regular (winter) seaon, U9s/U12s play in a "Super League", with players assigned to a superhero-themed team with jerseys to match and refereed games on the weekend.

2021 Schedule & Fees

Term 1 (Feb 1-Apr 17)

  Mondays & Thursdays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Scrimmage

Regular Season: Terms 2-3 (May 3-Jul 8 and Jul 26-Sep 30)

  Mondays & Thursdays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Super League Game

Term 4 (Oct 18-Dec 11)

  Mondays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Thursdays 5.30-6.30p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Super League Game

Registration Fee: $149 (10-use concession card good for any session)

Membership Fee: $90 (good for one year starting April 1, 2021)

Annual memberships in CIHA and NZIHF are required for this league and this fee is separate from the registration fee.

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

Under-12 (Super League)
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Need help registering? See our Registration Guide

The coed U12 league is open to age-eligible players with ability level beyond Learn To Play. Focus is on small area games in order to increase the number of puck touches and quickly advance a player's abilities and understanding of team play, rules, and sportsmanship.

 

U12 operates all year round during the four school terms. Players can attend two training sessions per week and play a scrimmage on the weekend. In the regular (winter) seaon, U9s/U12s play in a "Super League", with players assigned to a superhero-themed team with jerseys to match and refereed games on the weekend.

2021 Schedule & Fees

Term 1 (Feb 1-Apr 17)

  Mondays & Thursdays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Scrimmage

Regular Season: Terms 2-3 (May 3-Jul 8 and Jul 26-Sep 30)

  Mondays & Thursdays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Super League Game

Term 4 (Oct 18-Dec 11)

  Mondays 5.15-6.15p:  Practice

  Thursdays 5.30-6.30p:  Practice

  Saturdays 12.30-1.30p:  Super League Game

Registration Fee: $149 (10-use concession card good for any session)

Membership Fee: $90 (good for one year starting April 1, 2021)

Annual memberships in CIHA and NZIHF are required for this league and this fee is separate from the registration fee

 

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

Under-15 (Bantam League)
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Need help registering? See our Registration Guide

The coed non-checking U15 league has players with a range of ability levels, from those new to the game to skilled players with years of experience. We structure sessions to enable players to develop at the pace that's right for them. Ice sessions are focused on skill development through fun and engaging activities, but with an increasing focus on team play.

U15s have one practice per week in Term 1 (Feb-Apr). In Terms 2 and 3 (May-Sep), U15s have one practice per week and one refereed game on the weekend. For winter 2021, the U15/U18s may be combined to form a non-checking league.

2021 Schedule & Fees

Term 1 (Feb 1-Apr 17)            

  Thursday 6.30-7.30p:  Practice  (11 practices)

Registration Fee: $199 (paid before Feb 11), $229 (after Feb 11)         

            

Regular Season: Terms 2-3 (May 6-Jul 8 and Jul 29-Sep 30)

  Thursday 6.30-7.30p:  Practice (20 practices)

  Sundays 7.15-8.15a or 8.30-9.30a:  Refereed game (16 games)

Registration Fee: $609 in 4 instalments:

  $189 initial payment at registration

  $140 on the 1st of June, July, and August

Term 4 (Oct 21-Dec 16)

  Thursday 6.45-7.45p:  Practice (9 practices)

Registration Fee: $179

Membership Fee: $90 (good for one year starting April 1, 2021)

Annual memberships in CIHA and NZIHF are required for this league and this fee is separate from the registration fee.

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

Under-18 (Midget League)
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Need help registering? See our Registration Guide

The coed U18 league is typically a full-contact checking league and most players have played hockey for several years. Continued enjoyment in this age range often stems from increased intensity of practices and games, as well as a heightened sense of competition and achievement. 

U18s have one practice per week in Term 1 (Feb-Apr). In Terms 2 and 3 (May-Sep), U18s have one practice per week and one refereed game on the weekend. For winter 2021, the U15/U18s may be combined to form a non-checking league.

2021 Schedule & Fees

Term 1 (Feb 4-Apr 15)            

  Thursday 6.30-7.30p:  Practice (11 practices)

Registration Fee: $199 (paid before Feb 11), $229  (after Feb 11)       

            

Regular Season: Terms 2-3 (May 6-Jul 8 and Jul 29-Sep 30)

  Thursday 6.30-7.30p:  Practice (20 practices)

  Sundays 7.15-8.15a or 8.30-9.30a:  Refereed game (16 games)

Registration Fee: $609 in 4 instalments:

  $189 initial payment at registration

  $140 on the 1st of June, July, and August

Term 4 (Oct 21-Dec 16)

  Thursday 6.45-7.45p:  Practice (9 practices)

Registration Fee: $179

Membership Fee: $90 (good for one year starting April 1, 2021)

Annual memberships in CIHA and NZIHF are required for this league and this fee is separate from the registration fee.

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

High School League
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Need help registering? See our Registration Guide

The coed non-checking High School League is for players of all abilities who are attending High School. This league has an emphasis on camaraderie, sportsmanship, and fun.  

 

Practices include all high school players. For league games, players will play for their regular high school team (or be assigned to a combined team if their high school has too few players to field a team). 

 

For scrimmages, players will be assigned to a mixed-high school team for each school term. Scrimmages require a separate registration and space is limited.

2021 Schedule & Fees

Regular Season: Terms 2-3 (May 5-Jul 7 and Jul 28-Sep 29)

  Wednesdays 3.30-4.30p:  Practice (20 practices)

  Wednesdays 4.45p-5.45p:  Scrimmage (10 scrimmages per term)

  Saturdays 10-11a or 11.15a-12.15p:  Game (16 games)


Registration Fee:

  • $679 for games+practices (or $439 games-only) in 4 instalments:

         $259 (or $19 games-only) initial payment at registration

         $140 on the first of June, July, and August

  • $179 for scrimmages per term (payable in 2 instalments)

         Goalies play scrimmages for free!

Membership Fee: $90 (good for one year starting April 1, 2021)

Annual memberships in CIHA and NZIHF are required for this league and this fee is separate from the registration fee.

Schedules and fees are subject to change.