2024-2025 Planning has begun, we will post coaches, programs and tryout dates by the end of February!!
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2023-2024 RAVENS HEAD COACHES & TEAMS
TIERS OF GIRLS HOCKEY & THE KVHA RAVENS PROGRAMS
Tier 2 teams are formed via tryouts, creating teams based on more skilled players who typically have been playing hockey since a young age. These teams travel and participate in the MGHL Girls Hockey league as well as 3-4 other tournaments throughout the season. They are also eligible for the MAHA Girls tier 2 State Tournament. Only one girls team per association is allowed to represent each girls age division (10u, 12u, etc) in the state tournament and in those divisions where we have two tier 2 teams that are equally competitive, the teams will play a best of three games between September and the beginning of January and the winner will earn the spot to represent the association. While the state tournament is something that many parents wish to compete for, there are several ways to have a great season without playing for the State Tournament and the MGHL League Championship is the girls' second state tournament, since the majority of the same teams are competing and the league championship weekend provides an even better atmosphere when doing so.
The 10U and older Tier 3 teams are mostly players who started at an older age or are still developing and sometimes it is because associations do not have enough girls at one age to form a team so they combine a few age groups to form one team. Tier 3 teams are basically formed by registration, with the girls in the current program given priority over new girls registering from outside the association. The girls must exhibit a minimum amount of skills to participate, with more skills/awareness required the older the team. Tier 3 teams travel as well and participate in the MGHL Girls Hockey league and can enter various tournaments throughout the season, usually depending on how much the parents are interested in doing. They are also eligible for the MAHA Girls Tier 3 State Tournament. Same as with tier 2, only one spot is available per association per age division in the state tournament, so having one team at tier 2 and one at tier 3 gives more girls an opportunity to compete. As well, tier 3 teams are allowed to play 30% of their games against tier 2 teams or in tier 2 tournaments as well (in a 45 game year - max games for 10u - this is 13 games) so this provides teams to have a really great development year to prepare the girls for the next level in the coming season. And, if a tier 3 team is dominating at the tier 3 level, we can also roster them as a tier 2 team to play a more competitive schedule.
The 8U Ravens team is a half-ice all-girls team formed by registration, with the girls in the current program given priority over new girls registering from outside the association. The girls must exhibit a minimum amount of skills to participate at this age. They participate in the MGHL 8u league with a little bit of travel, can attend tournaments, and these teams are also eligible for the MAHA Girls Mite state Cup tournament by entering a qualifying tournament during the regular season.
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