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Tier 2 Travel Teams

Our 2020-2021 coaching lineup will be announced soon. The final team assignments may not be announced until tryouts as they will depend on AAA rosters and where players with parent coaches fit in. 

 

16U Gold

14U Gold / Black/ Red / White

12U Gold / Black/ Red / White 10U Gold / Black/ Red / White
Head Coach Chris Blaisuis

TBD

Announcement coming soon

TBD

Announcement coming soon

TBD

Announcement coming soon

League NJPHL Buckeye Travel Hockey League Buckeye Travel Hockey League Buckeye Travel Hockey League
Practice Ice

 

3 hrs/wk

75+ hrs 

total

Carmel/Fuel Tank/Arctic Zone

 

3 hrs/wk

(2 full ice + 1 shared skills/goalies)

75+ hrs total

Carmel/Fuel Tank/Arctic Zone

3 hrs/wk

(1 full ice + 1 shared + 1 shared skills/goalies)

75+ hrs total

Carmel/Fuel Tank/Arctic Zone

2.5 hrs/wk

(1 full ice + 1 shared + 1 bi-weekly shared skills/goalies)

65+ hrs total

Carmel/Fuel Tank/Arctic Zone

 

Off-Ice Training 1 team session directly before or after practice and optional 2nd session with professional instruction 1 team session directly before or after practice and optional 2nd session with professional instruction 1 team session directly before or after practice and optional 2nd session with professional instruction 1 team session directly before or after practice and optional 2nd session with professional instruction

Tournaments / Showcases

5 3 3 3
Total Games 45-55 40-50 40-50 35-45
Estimated Cost 

$4500

$3700-3900

$3300-3500

$3450-3650
Roster Size 18 18 17 14

Tier 2 Travel FAQ

With the remaining travel tryouts right around the corner, we have put together a sheet with the most common questions we’ve received over the past few weeks with regard to  Jr Fuel Travel, Tier 1 vs 2, Select teams, practices and format. Please check out the most frequently asked questions and answers below.

Q: What is Tier 1 vs Tier 2 travel?

A: Tier 1 is AAA travel hockey. Tier 2 is all full travel teams below the AAA level. For the 2020-2021 season, Tier 2 teams will be referred to as Gold, Black, Red and White teams.

 

Q: What are Gold/Black/Red/White teams?

A: Gold, Black and Red teams are mixed birth year teams at the 14U, 12U and 10U levels. These four teams are what we consider Tier 2 travel teams. Gold will compete at the highest level followed by Black, Red and White. Teams will compete at the appropriate level based on seeding in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League. For 2020-2021 all Tier 2 teams will compete in the BTHL. Tournament placement and non-league games will be at the discretion of the Head coach and managers with input from the hockey director.

Q: Why do 10U Travel teams cost more than 12U? 

A: The roster sizes are smaller. 10U players can handle more ice time and we believe that it is critical for 10U player development to keep the roster sizes as small as possible. 
 

Q: Does my 10U need off ice training?

A: YES! Our programming is long term development oriented  and professionally designed to create the best all around and injury free athletes. 10U's aren't lifting heavy weights.

 

Q: Where will travel teams practice?

A: Travel teams will rotate between Carmel/Westfield and the Fuel Tank for practices. No travel team will have an exclusive home rink.

 

Q: How often do travel teams practice?

A: All 10U travel teams have two team practices per week (1 shared ice/one full ice) and a bi-weekly skills and goaltender practice. 12U and 14U travel teams all practice three times per week with one of them being a skating/goaltending practice each week. For 2020-  2021 travel practices begin the week of August 24 and end on February 25.

 

Q: What is the difference between Tier 2 Travel and 317 League All Star teams?

A: Travel teams practice and play only with their teams. Travel teams compete at a higher level throughout the season. 317 League All-Star teams are not full travel teams.  All-Star players attend all house league practices and get one All-Star team practice per week beginning in November. 317 League All-Star players pay their League Assessment and their All-Star assessment. Travel players pay only their Travel team assessment.

 

Q: What are the uniform requirements for Travel vs 317 Hockey League?

A: Travel teams require a black helmet, black pants and some version of black/red/white gloves. 317 Hockey League has no requirements other than the team game jerseys and socks.

 

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