Youth hockey is a long-standing tradition in the Royal Oak community that has spanned 50+ years since ROHA (Royal Oak Hockey Association) was originally established in 1956. Playing out of John Lindell-Royal Oak Ice Arena, the Royal Oak Hockey Club offers a House Hockey Program consisting of the following divisions: Mini Mite (age 4 thru 6), Mite (age 7 & 8), Squirt (age 9 & 10), PeeWee (age 11 & 12), Bantam (age 13 & 14), and Midget (15 thru 18). Travel teams (Royal Oak Eagles) are picked by the coaching staff of each respective team.
Committed to the development of skills, knowledge of the game, and a fun environment while challenging players with their age-appropriate skill sets.
8 & Under Hockey
Lil Eagles (Ages 4-8)
Recommended as the first step for beginning hockey players that have completed a Learn to Skate session and have a solid base of fundamental skills
Mini Mites (Ages 5-8)
Introduction to team play with skill-building practices on Wednesdays and cross-ice games on Sundays
Mites 8U (Ages 7-8)
Development of team play with skill building practices along with half ice games
In addition to entry-level and recreational hockey, the Royal Oak Hockey Program offers the highly competitive Royal Oak Eagles A and AA teams at the Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age groups. Tryouts are held in late spring and the teams are selected by their respective coaching staff. Each team will skate 3.5 to 4.5 hours per week and play in the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League. Contact the coach directly for more information.