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Potential Teams for the 2018-2019 Season

By Gary McKale, 04/16/18, 9:00PM EDT

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Hockey families,

 

As our organization grows we are looking to offer our players opportunities that fit the appropriate skill level and participation numbers that we have.   For the 2017/2018 season we added a 18U team, 10U Buckeye Travel team, and additional MYHL teams at the 12U and 14U level in order to meet demand.  This is a fluid situation from year to year, as what was best for one season might not be what is best for the next.   

 

The 2018/2019 season will be no different.  We have listed below the potential teams for next season.  The fact is that we really won't know in some cases (especially at the younger levels) what teams we have until registration opens in June.  Of course everything is subject to change.

 

Planned Teams for the 2018-2019 Hockey Season:

 

8U/10U House Flex

  • Just as we have the past 2 years, we will be offering House Flex
  • FLEX Hockey will be available for players born in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 AND players over 8 year’s old that are new to the sport or not ready to move up to MYHL or BTHL teams
  • Some players may not be eligible for House/FLEX due to age, skill, or a combination of the two
  • Games for FLEX hockey will be played in Lexington with the potential for 1 or 2 to be played in Louisville
  • Expected cost will be less than $700 (plus additional fees)*

 

8U Mite MYHL (Midwest Youth Hockey League)

  • We will be offering 8U Mite hockey again next season.
  • Players born in 2010, 2011, and 2012 will be eligible for 8U Mite MYHL teams
  • Our 8U MYHL teams will compete at the Blue and/or White divisions in the MYHL (Red is the highest skill level, White is 2nd, and Blue is 3rd)
  • 8U MYHL players will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and other cities.
  • 8U MYHL players will participate in the year-end MYHL Jamboree in Oxford, OH
  • If the coaches and the Director of Hockey determine the team's overall skill level will not be competitive at either the White level within their division, we may choose to eliminate this team

 

10U Squirt MYHL (Midwest Youth Hockey League)

  • For players born in 2008, 2009, and with invitation 2010
  • Our 10U MYHL teams will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and other cities.
  • 10U MYHL players will participate in the year-end MYHL tournament in Oxford, OH 
  • Expected cost will be less than $900 (plus additional fees)*

 

10U Squirt BTHL (Buckeye Travel Hockey League)

  • For players born in 2008, 2009, and with invitation 2010
  • There will be tryouts for this team
  • Our 10U BTHL teams will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, Columbus IN, Northern Kentucky, Evansville, Louisville, Dayton, and other cities.
  • This team will compete in 2-3 out of state tournaments
  • 10U BTHL players will participate in the year-end BTHL tournament in the Cincinnati area
  • This is considered “travel” hockey
  • A minimal skill level (to be determined by the coaches and the Director of Hockey) will be required to play at this level
  • If the coaches and the Director of Hockey determine the team's overall skill level will not be competitive within their division, we may choose to eliminate this team
  • Expected cost will be less than $1500 (plus additional fees)* 

 

12U Peewee MYHL (Midwest Youth Hockey League)

  • For players born in 2006, 2007, and with invitation 2008
  • Our 12U MYHL teams will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and other cities.
  • 12U MYHL players will participate in the year-end MYHL tournament in Oxford, OH
  • Expected cost will be less than $900 (plus additional fees)*

 

12U Peewee BTHL (Buckeye Travel Hockey League)

  • For players born in 2006, 2007, and with invitation 2008
  • There will be tryouts for this team
  • Our 12U BTHL teams will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, Columbus IN, Northern Kentucky, Evansville, Louisville, Dayton, and other cities.
  • This team will compete in 2-3 out of state tournaments
  • 12U BTHL players will participate in the year-end BTHL tournament in the Cincinnati area
  • This is considered “travel” hockey
  • A minimal skill level (to be determined by the coaches and the Director of Hockey) will be required to play at this level
  • If the coaches and the Director of Hockey determine the team's overall skill level will not be competitive within their division, we may choose to eliminate this team
  • Expected cost will be less than $900 (plus additional fees)*

 

14U Bantam MYHL (Midwest Youth Hockey League)

  • For players born in 2004, 2005, and with invitation 2006
  • Our 14U MYHL teams will compete against teams from Cincinnati, Athens, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and other cities.
  • 14U MYHL players will participate in the year-end MYHL tournament in Oxford, OH
  • This is considered “recreational” hockey
  • There could potentially be an optional 14U tournament team that could compete in 2 out of state tournaments and other games.  Again, this would be optional.
  • Expected cost will be less than $950 (plus additional fees)*

  

16U Travel Hockey

  • For players born in 2002, 2003, and with invitation 2004
  • There will be tryouts for this team
  • Our 16U Travel team will play an independent schedule against other 16U and similar age-based teams
  • There is potential that the team would compete in a Tier II Buckeye league with 3 or 4 other 16U teams, in the Cincinnati-based JV League, or an independent Tier II 16U schedule 
  • Travel to Cincinnati, Columbus OH, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, Huntsville, Nashville, and other cities will occur.
  • This is considered “travel” hockey at a Tier II level
  • This team will compete in out of state tournaments
  • This is best for players who are looking for a competitive team 
  • The ultimate goal of this team is to qualify for 16U Tier II Nationals in April 2019
  • As many as 50% of these players may be rostered on the High School Varsity and Varsity B teams
  • Expected cost will be less than $1600 (plus additional fees)*

 

High School Varsity Hockey

  • For players born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and with invitation 2004
  • There will be tryouts for this team
  • Our High School Varsity team will play in the Kentucky High School Hockey League
  • Travel to Owensboro, Evansville IN, Louisville, Northern KY, Cincinnati, Columbus OH, and other cities will occur.
  • This team will compete in out of state tournaments
  • This is best for players who are looking for a competitive team 
  • The ultimate goal of this team is to qualify for the High School Nationals in April 2019
  • And for those people concerned about the competitiveness of this team, forget everything that you know about Lexington High School Hockey.  This will be a competitive team that practices a minimum of twice per week and plays at a minimum 30 games 
  • Expected cost will be less than $1500 (plus additional fees)*

 

High School Varsity B Hockey

  • For players born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and with invitation 2004
  • Our High School Varsity B team will play an independent schedule against other Varsity, Varsity B, JV, and House level 18U/16U teams
  • Travel to Cincinnati, Athens, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and other cities will occur.
  • This is considered “recreational High School” hockey
  • This is best for players who would rather compete on a recreational level or are still developing into Varsity A or Tier II players. 

 

Please note that “Additional Fees” for teams may include, but are not limited to: jerseys, fundraising fees, and other miscellaneous team fees.