Youth Hockey

Many Cincinnati Cyclones players started learning how to skate at about 2-3 years old & many began playing in youth hockey leagues as early as 4-6 years old. The Greater Cincinnati area is lucky enough to have quite a few options for your little mites!

USA Hockey

USA Hockey is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in the United States and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. This body sets national standards for players, coaches, officials, and affiliates. They have many resources and articles about youth hockey on their website at usahockey.com/youthhockey. Below are the age classifications set by this organization:

BOYS:
8 Years Old: Mites 8 or Under
9 Years Old: Squirt 10 or Under
10 Years Old: Squirt 10 or Under
11 Years Old: Pee Wee 12 or Under
12 Years Old: Pee Wee 12 or Under
13 Years Old: Bantam 14 or Under
14 Years Old: Bantam 14 or Under
15 Years Old: Midget 16 or Under
16 Years Old: Midget 16 or Under
17 Years Old: Midget 18 or Under
18 Years Old: Midget 18 or Under

GIRLS:
8 Years Old: 8 or Under
9 Years Old: 10 or Under
10 Years Old: 10 or Under
11 Years Old: 12 or Under
12 Years Old: 12 or Under
13 Years Old: 14 or Under
14 Years Old: 14 or Under
15 Years Old: 16 or Under
16 Years Old: 16 or Under
17 Years Old: 19 or Under
18 Years Old: 19 or Under
19 Years Old: 19 or Under

Cincinnati Swords

Queen City Hockey Association, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) Ohio nonprofit corporation doing business as The Cincinnati Swords. They are a member of the Mid-American District of USA Hockey. You can find more information about the Cincinnati Swords at swordshockey.com.

Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association

NKYHA partners with area hockey associations and the NK Norse Mite-Squirt-Peewee house teams participate in the Midwest Youth Hockey League. More information about NKYHA can be found at nkyha.com.

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