Hockey is one of the many team sports offered in our community. Team sports teach many of life’s lessons in a fun atmosphere. Some of the many benefits include:
- New friendships for participants and their parents
- Skill development
- Physical activity and exercise
- Positive results of practice and hard work
- Teamwork and cooperation
- Joy of success with a group
- Experiencing and handling pressure (older participants)
- Enjoy, learn, and understand a sport for a lifetime of enjoyment as a participant and a spectator
- Great winter activity, registration fees only cost about $2.50 per hour over the course of the year. This includes the cost of ice time, coaching, and referees. A great bargain compared to many recreational activities.
Calumet Hockey Association offers three types of programs for different age groups and competition levels. All programs are open to boys and girls. There also is an all-girls team. The quantity and age range of the all-girls team(s) varies depending on the number of participants.
- Ages 4 – 7
- Emphasis on skill development – forward and backward skating, puckhandling, shooting
- 1 – 2 sessions per week from October to November at the Calumet Armory
- 3 sessions per week from December to mid-March at the Gipp Arena, 2 practices during the week, and a scrimmage on Saturdays
- Participate in Mite Tournament at the Gipp Arena on last weekend in February
House (Recreation) Program
- Mites, ages 7 – 8
- Squirts, ages 9 – 10
- PeeWees, ages 11 – 12
- Bantams, ages 13 – 14
- Midgets, ages 15 – 18
- Girls, ages vary depending on quantity of participants
- Emphasis on individual skill development, fun, and team concepts
- 2 – 3 sessions per week all year for all groups, Mites at Gipp Arena from December to mid-March, older groups spend majority of time at Calumet Armory, occasionally at Gipp Arena
- 20 – 30 games for Mites, Mites participate in Mite Tournament at Gipp Arena during last weekend of February, and occasionally 1 other tournament
- 25 - 40 games for the older levels, teams also participate in 1 – 2 other tournaments, generally in the U.P.
Travel (Competitive) Program
- Same age groups as House Program
- Emphasis on individual skill development, fun, team concepts, and competition
- 2 – 3 sessions per week for all groups
- Practices at the Mite level would be at the Gipp Arena and Calumet Armory, 20 - 30 games mostly against local Squirt teams, 1 - 2 tournaments
- The older level travel teams are part of a combined program with the Houghton area youth. Practices at older levels would be at the Gipp Arena, Calumet Armory, Dee Stadium, or Houghton County Arena.
- 35 – 50 games, 3 – 5 tournaments, players often travel with other families to save travel costs, minimum of 1 weekend off per month
The Calumet Hockey Association Board is currently working on a mission statement, and it will be posted here when completed.