Hockey Saskatchewan
Hockey Saskatchewan

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U7 Cross Ice / U9 Half-Ice Policy

Hockey Saskatchewan believes that using a smaller portion of the ice surface for the U7/U9 player provides better opportunities to develop skating skills, spend more time on the ice, have more puck touches, more shot attempts, more shots on goal and more passing.  Since the 2016-17 playing season, Cross Ice Hockey has been the standard for U7 – including all games, tournaments, and scrimmages. In 2021, Hockey Saskatchewan introduced mandatory half-ice games, tournaments, and scrimmages for the U9 division.

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