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Register Now: Middle School 2022-2023

By Brian Crowley, 03/10/22, 6:30PM EST



For the 2022-2023 school year and hockey season, Middle School eligible players must meet the following criteria:

  • Grades 6-8 (again, 2022-2023 school year)
  • AND birth years of 2008, 2009, or 2010. 
  • AND  reside in the Mars Area School District

(so yes, Mars Centennial School and Private School players meeting this criteria can play). 

If the registration numbers continue to be as high as in prior years, we will likely field a Middle School 1 ("MS1") and a Middle School 2 ("MS2") team.  The current plan is for MS1 to play in the PIHL league, which by rule only 25% or less of the roster can be 2010 birth year players because it is by USA Hockey Mid AM Dist. rules a 14U league (aka the famous 25% rule).  For players that do not get selected to the MS1 team, we will likely register the MS2 team in the Alpha Scholastic League like we have the past few years as the Alpha league does not have a 25% rule.   Sorry for all the hockey math, but it is important.  As a result, it is important that all middle school eligible players that are interested in playing on either the MS1 or the MS2 team register now so that we can start the planning process for the Middle School teams.   Please email Brian Crowley at if you have questions or seek additional clarity.

Registration Link:

Projected Tryout Fees:

We expect the fees to be approximately $125 tryout fee +  approximately $350 commitment fee due at the first night of tryouts (please provide 2 separate checks made out to Mars Hockey).

Projected Season Fee:
Total fee for the season including tryout and commitment fees above are expected to be approximately $2,000.  The exact fee will depend on the number of players on the roster and some other costs which may be increasing. This DOES NOT include the cost of uniforms.

Middle School Tryout Dates and Times at Baierl Ice Complex:

Players are expected to attend all three tryout days:

Monday, April 18 from 4:50pm - 5:50pm (optional pre-tryout skate)

Saturday, April 23 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm (tryout day one)

Monday, April 25 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm (tryout day two)

Saturday, April 30 from 9:00am - 10:30am (tryout day three)