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Jr. Pioneers Hockey

Spring Elite

The Jr. Pioneers Hockey Spring Elite program offers a competitive, off-season development environment for players to elevate their level of play in preparation for the following season. Players selected will develop hockey skills, game strategy, team systems knowledge and athletic training.

Spring Elite hockey is open to players of all ages and from any hockey association.

The 2015 Spring Elite program will have teams at the 1999 through 2006 birth years, as well as a U8 travel and development teams. Each team will have a maximum of 24 players—17 on the tournament roster and seven on the practice roster. Each team will have a maximum of 12 forwards, eight defensemen and four goaltenders. U8 teams will not have a maximum number of players.

2015 Spring Elite Teams

U8 (beginning, intermediate and advanced): birth year 2007 and younger
U10 (Squirt): birth years 2005-06
U12 (Peewee): birth years 2003-04
U14 (Bantam): birth years 2001-02
U16 (Midget): birth years 1999-2000

Program Dates


Midget and Bantam: March 23-24
Peewee and Squirt: March 28-29

Cost: $25/player


Teams will have 20 full-ice touches, and each practice will last at least one hour. Practices will begin the week of March 30.


Anaheim Memorial Shoot-Out at the Ice tournament: May 22-25


Program fees


Tournament fees


*Tournament fees are estimated at $300 per player (for players selected to travel teams) and cover the tournament fee and coaches' travel fees.

Additional Program Information

For additional program information, please contact Shawn Reid at 303-871-3388 or