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April 1: 2021-22 USA Hockey Membership opens Click here

June 1: Click here to check out the June Newsletter

June 14 - 18: Hometown Heroes hockey camp. Click here

July 1: Lids Learn to Play Hockey group classes. Click here for details

July 30 - Aug 1: Jr Fuel 18U Tier 1 AAA tryout camp (2003/2004 birth years) Click here to register

Aug 27: Annual Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Golf Tournament

Sept 1: Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship Applications Deadline for 317 Hockey League players

Sept 11 - 12: 317 Hockey League All Star Tryouts. Registration will be available in August

Oct 2: 317 Hockey League Celly Day! 

Oct 9: 317 Hockey League exhibition games

Oct 16: 317 Hockey League first official games of the season

317 Hockey League Registration Open!

The 317 Hockey League (317HL) is a developmental league for players ages 4-14. The purpose of the league is to provide players with a fun, competitive experience where players can develop their game and advance to the next levels.

click Here For details & registration

Age Group Pricing 
(2013 - 2017) 
$325 (1 hour of combined practice & games weekly)
1st Year 8U
(2013 - 2017)
$625 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
2nd Year 8U
(2013 - 2017)
$650 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
3rd Year 8U
(2013 - 2017)
$675 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
10U (2011 - 2012) $700 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
12U (2009 - 2010) $715 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
14U (2007 - 2008) $740 (1 weekly team practice + 1 Saturday game)
Supplemental Skills (all ages) $250 (1 hour of individual skills practice weekly)


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Advisory Council

IYHA Jr Fuel Advisory Council applications have been posted along with a detailed description of the expectations. This Council will be an integral part of the continued improvement of the IYHA. If you are interested in being a part of the Council, please use the link below to complete your application and submit it to before the June 4th deadline. 

IYHA Jr Fuel Advisory Council  

Hometown Heroes - Limited Spots Remaining!

Sign up today! Our Heroes have been announced and a few spots remain. Our full day camp run by IYHA staff will keep your kids on the ice and inspire them with local hockey heroes. 

Hometown Heroes Information

317HL All Stars

Since the conclusion of travel tryouts, we’ve gotten several questions about 317HL All-Stars and how to register. You can find all necessary information for the All Star teams at

Head coaches for All Star teams will be selected over the summer and tryouts will take place the weekend of September 11-12. Registration for those tryouts will open up in August. 

Matt Smith Memorial Scholarship

IYHA and the family of Matt Smith have established a scholarship program in Matt's honor to make youth hockey more accessible to participants who demonstrate a financial need. Matt was a beloved hockey coach here in Indy who lost his life much too soon back in August of 2015, but not before he had greatly touched the lives of the youth hockey and adult hockey communities here in the greater Indianapolis area. 

The Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship is funded by contributions and through future events as planned by IYHA and the Smith family. IYHA encourages all families who feel they need assistance with hockey fees to apply.

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IYHA Jr Fuel Town Hall Meeting Recording

Thank you to the 100+ people that took part in our Town Hall meeting on Tuesday. For those that weren't able to make it, we have posted a recording on our website at In the meeting, we discussed the following in the order below. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to 

0:00 Intro to Board President Charlie Smith

7:00 Mission of the IYHA Jr Fuel

10:22 Broad programming summary

15:29 317 Hockey League overview

20:40 317 Hockey League All Star Teams

24:25 Girls Travel Hockey

25:26 '20-'21 Season Highlights

30:36 Tier 1 AAA teams

34:20 Tier 2 Travel teams

36:25 15/16/18U AAA teams and player promotion

43:30 Thoughts for the future of the program and your player

51:04 '21-'22 Sponsorship program

55:20 IYHA Advisory Council introduction

1:00:42 Q&A


18U AAA Player Drafted In the USHL!

By admin 05/28/2021, 3:00pm EDT

18U AAA forward JJ Grainda was selected by the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL.

The United States Hockey League is the only Tier 1 junior league in the country and boasts a 95% promotion rate to NCAA Division 1 hockey. 

Grainda is the first local player drafted into the nation’s top junior league directly out of the IYHA or any other locally based team in over 10 years. The youngest of four hockey playing brothers, he started skating at the age of four at the Carmel Ice Skadium. JJ played through every iteration of local travel hockey including the Jr Ice, Strong, Racers and now Jr Fuel 18U AAA. 

The 6’4” Carmel native scored 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in the regular season and had a tremendous NAPHL playoff with 4 goals and 6 points in only 3 games. 

Grainda was tendered early in the season by the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL and spent the last month with the team battling for a spot on the ‘21-’22 roster. 

Congratulations to JJ and the Grainda family for being a trailblazer for local players moving on the hockey’s highest levels while staying home and representing Indy hockey!