Princeton Youth Hockey Association travel hockey program in Princeton, New Jersey

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Program Description
All Teams Receive The Following (included with registration):
  • Two practices per week (one per week for 8U) and a regular schedule of games (average of one home game per weekend in season).
  • 8U and 10U teams will participate in a Jamboree at the beginning of the season hosted by NJYHL and or the AAHA (dates TBD) to determine competitive level of play.
  • Skills development featuring station based drills, skating specific instruction as well as individualized goalie-specific instruction by our professional staff.
  • Up to two tournaments per team at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U levels. 16U and 18U teams have one tournament included per team.  16U and 18U teams may attend their tournament during the summer or over Labor Day weekend at the coach's discretion.
  • Effective this season, some of our higher level teams will have the opportunity to participate in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL).  This will be in addition to participation in the New Jersey Youth Hockey League  (NJYHL).  
  • Teams participating in the EJEPL league will have showcase weekends that may be substituted for a tournament.
  • Off season (May-July) ice sessions will be made available (i.e. camps/goalie clinics/optional team practices, etc.)

All Players Receive The Following (included with registration):

  • Four tickets per player to attend one Princeton University Men’s Hockey game.
  • One player admission to season ending banquet (8U through 18U).
  • One team/individual photo package (8U through 18U).
  • Participation in our annual tailgate party.


  • At the 16U and 18U levels we field "short season" teams which play a condensed schedule due to high school hockey and academic considerations. 
  • 8U and 10U teams will be USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model) compliant.  All 8U teams play half ice games for the entire season.  All 10U teams utilize a 3:1 practice/game ratio.

Items Not Included in Registration:

  • Game jerseys, practice jerseys and socks must be purchased separately at time of registration through our website.
  • USA Hockey Annual Membership.  USA Hockey mandates that all players register directly and share their IMR (Individual Membership Registration) number with PYHA once placed on a team.
Season Start and End Dates:
  • 16U and 18U teams will start on or about August 1st and will end on or about November 15th and are subject to a slight extension of time into December if needed to accommodate the league schedule. 
  • 14U, 12U and 10U teams will start on or about August 15th and will end on or about March 6th - 13th.
  • 8U teams will start on or about September 13th and will end on or about March 1st.
  • Tiger Cub participants will register in the spring and will begin in the fall.