We're excited to announce the plans for The WYH Midget hockey fall split season. This season will run from late August till Thanksgiving. Registration can be found under Midgets at WYH.org. This new program was designed to further improve the Midget program in Westwood while encouraging all Midget-aged players to play together before the winter season. It is similar to the programs surrounding towns have successfully offered.
• We will be entering a u-18 Select team in a new "Independent" league with several nearby towns. The league will be made up of primarily returning varsity high school hockey players from their respective towns. Our team will be comprised of returning WHS varsity players and we will augment with additional players following tryouts in mid/late August. The current plan is a roster of 16 to 18 skaters plus goalies. The league will be highly competitive and several of the towns are Division 1 programs. The team will play to win. All Class of 2023 to 2026 players are welcome to try out. There will be a tryout fee for (prior year) non-varsity players. Register by June 24th - details about tryouts will be announced at a later date.
• We expect 1-2 games per week for each of the three teams (U18 select and 1-2 Midget teams) as well as typically 1 team practice, 1 power skating session, and 1 skills session. There may be weeks where one of the sessions will not occur and/or will be replaced by off-ice conditioning. We are making a point this year to have skills and off-ice training focused on Midget/ high school players vs following (or being paired with) sessions for younger skaters.
• Uniforms will be provided but we will not be using the same uniforms as younger kids. No sizing session is necessary for Midgets teams.
• We also plan to have a team in Valley League for the winter session of split season but will not open registration until late November
Tuition and try-out fees (if applicable) are still being finalized as we work to secure ice, top-notch instruction, and finalize game schedules. At this point, we need to gather the names (and quantity) of interested Midget players.Register