14u (Bantam)

Welcome to the 14u team page!
This age division is also called "Bantams" and is for 2007 and 2008 birth years.

Quick Facts

Structure: House and Travel
Main Focus: Fun
Secondary Focuses: Retaining Players, player development, skill development, engagement, active practices, and team play. 


The goal of this age division is to further develop skating and stick skills, and introduce body checking.

Practice Balance

Skating: 30%
Stick Skills: 15%
Small Area Drills: 25%
Team Tactics: 30%


Practice times may vary week to week depending on ice availability. House games are on the weekends.

Click Here to view the schedule as a google calendar

Locker Room Policy

This age level can change into and out of hockey gear in locker rooms 3 and 4 and the hallway with the rental skates. Dressing in the tunnel area (where the zamboni drives) is strictly prohibited.

Parents are not allowed inside of locker rooms.

Travel Hockey

This age division has a travel program that is in addition to the house program and is more competitive in nature. The travel team will play different teams from Nebraska and surrounding states, and will play in tournaments.

Meet Your Coaches

Matt Nickerson

Head Coach

Email Matt 
Get to know me:
I am from Kearney and played in this association growing up. I started coaching during college and haven't looked back. I have my level 4 coaching certification from USA Hockey and I'm eligible to coach all age levels. My favorite part about coaching is coming to the rink and seeing the smiles on the kid's faces. It reminds me of when I was playing - nothing else matters when you're on the ice, it's just you, your teammates and the game.

I also oversee player development across the entire association. It is a pleasure to give back to game that has given so much to me.


Mike Hedstrom

Assistant Coach

Get to know me:
I have two kids playing youth hockey, one in 12u and one in 14u.

Adam Long

Assistant Coach

Get to know me:
I have two kids playing youth hockey, one in 12u and one in 14u.

House Managers

Each age level has a pair of house manager that volunteer their time to help everything go smoothly.
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