8u (Mites)

Welcome to the 8u team page!
This age division is also called "Mites" and is for 2013 and 2014 birth years.

Quick Facts

Structure: House (with limited travel introduced)
Main Focus: Fun
Secondary Focuses: Retaining Players, player development, engagement, active practices, age-appropriate training and skating development


The goal of this age division is to skating skills.

Practice Balance

Skating: 60%
Stick Skills: 15%
Small Area Drills: 25%
Team Tactics: 0%


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 within any of the locker rooms and the hallway with the rental skates. Dressing in the tunnel area (where the zamboni drives) is strictly prohibited. Parents are allowed inside of locker rooms.

Gear Rental

Need equipment for your player(s)?
Contact Chelsie to learn more about our free equipment rental program!

Meet Your Coaches

Ayla Gregg

Head Coach

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Ryan Palu

Assistant Coach & Head Travel Coach

Get to know me:
I have been coaching youth hockey in Kearney for 3 years, and fell in love with the sport with my family as they progressed through the program. I am originally from Kearney and have two boys that play hockey here, as well as a volleyball player in middle school. My wife is on the board and we also host 2 storm players. Hockey is our #1 sport. The best part of coaching hockey is seeing kids make amazing progress and fall in love with the sport just like my family has done.

Jeff Wells

Assistant Coach

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Del Miller

Assistant Coach

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House Managers

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

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