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ICH Jr Heartlanders Hockey

ICH youth hockey is a co-ed hockey organization enjoyed by players ages 4 and up!

What is the difference between Development and Travel Teams?

For players in the 10U and up age groups, there may be the option to play Development or be part of a Travel Team.  The main difference between the two has to do with time commitment and cost.

Travel Teams generally have additional practice times each week to plan for games against other associations in Iowa and across the Midwest.  As a result, the fees travel team players pay are higher to cover the extra ice time and tournament fees.  Travel teams may also have tryouts for team selection.

Development provides players an opportunity to skate, enjoy hockey and develop their skills, without the same level of time or financial commitment as travel teams.  Development players may participate in scrimmages at our home rink, but generally do not play games against other associations, keeping overall costs down.

Practices Times, Games & Tournaments

Practices are generally held on weekday evenings, but can happen on weekends, depending on ice availability. Most games and tournaments are played on weekends.  As practice times, games and tournaments are scheduled, they will be updated on the ICH Calendar.

Need-based scholarships are available.

Contact Information

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