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St. Louis Spring Hockey League

St. Louis Spring Hockey League Hosted by St. Louis Rockets & Kirkwood Stars

The St. Louis Rockets and Kirkwood Stars will host the St. Louis Spring Hockey League, with divisions ranging from Mites thru Bantam. This program is open to all St. Louis area players who have played a regular season of hockey or have completed a Learn to Play program.

League Registration Closes 5pm. Friday, March 26th
Come Join the Fun – Games only

  • Ten (one-hour) games  (tentatively April 1st  thru late May) -  Shoot-out after each game
  • End-of-season tournament for Squirt-Bantam
  • Open to all kids, beginner and experienced, in the St Louis area
  • Possible upper/lower divisions based upon participation
  • Make new friends, teams will be mixed with players and coaches from all organizations.
  • Approximately 15 player rosters plus goalies (11-12 players for 8U)
  • Goaltenders play for LESS ($140 – maximum of 2 goalies per team – register early!)
  • Boys and Girls
  • Convenient, centrally located rinks
  • Equal ice time for all players
  • Checking clinic for new Bantams

 “Half-Ice” 4-on-4 – 6U/8U (2013 and younger)
Squirt - Bantam Full-Ice Divisions 
2020 Age Categories
6U/8U (Mite): Birth years 2013 and younger (Games on Saturdays and Sundays)
10U Squirt:  Birth years 2011-2012 (Game days will vary Thursday-Sundays)
12U Pee Wee:  Birth years 2009-2010 (Games days TBD)
14U Bantam:  Birth years 2007-2008 (Game days TBD)   

**06s have aged out of the Spring Program. 

Click here to register

League Registration closes on Friday, March 26th. 

When, Where & How:
The St. Louis Spring Hockey League will run from April through June.  
Registration and more information:

Registration will open mid-February*
For more information, or to register on-line, go to, or and follow the links to the St. Louis Spring Hockey League page.
Team Formation
Skaters will be sorted onto teams via a coach draft prior to the end of March. All coaches will be provided the skater details submitted at registration.  The league commissioners reserve the right, throughout the season, to make any changes necessary to achieve competitively matched teams at all levels.  Registered players will receive an email notifying them of the team they will skate with for Spring.
Goalies:  Goalies will be charged a $120 fee at registration. If 2 goalies are on a team, the goalie not playing is encouraged to skate-out if they desire.
For 6U/8U, the schedule will consist of up to twenty (20) – 24 minute games, with 2 games played back-to-back in an hour time slot, although occasionally there may be a break between games. Coaches will strive for equal ice time for all players. The scorekeeper will hit the buzzer every 90 seconds for line-changes. Each game will end in a shootout with full roster participation.
For Squirt thru Bantam, the schedule will consist of 10, one-hour games. Standings will not be kept during the Spring season as we are emphasizing the fun of competition.  Want to try a new position? This is the time and place to experiment!  Coaches will encourage multiple position play and strive for equal ice time for all players. There will be an end of season tournament with random selection of playoff seeding and will consist of an additional 1 to 3 games per team. Each game will end in a shootout, with full roster participation. 
Game schedules will be posted at and on the “St. Louis Spring Hockey League” tab.  Schedules will not be finalized until registration closes and the number of teams in each division is determined.  While we cannot guarantee a fixed schedule, every effort will be made to have set days of play for each division, likely one week night and one weekend day/night.  Teams can expect to play a combination of once or twice per week.
Carpool & Coaching
Carpool request and/or request for certain skaters CANNOT be accommodated or guaranteed. We will ONLY honor sibling requests, as long the skaters are in the same division.
Parent coaches should indicate their desire to coach via the online link   Coaches must meet all USA Hockey requirements (remember that your age module certification MAY have changed). Please click HERE for details.

To register to Coach Spring League click HERE