8U Cross-Ice Mite Hockey


Open to players born in 2014 and after. All players will be evaluated and assigned to a Junior Railers team that participates in the Mite Level Cross-Ice North Star Youth Hockey League. Team rosters are selected based on age and overall skill to ensure competitive play at the appropriate level.

NorthStar Youth Hockey League

The NSYHL was formed in the late 1970’s to offer local youth hockey players the opportunity to play in competitive league that’s conveniently located close to home as all games are played at NorthStar Ice Sports in Westboro MA. All Games for Mite hockey are played 4 vs 4 in a Half Ice format with Intermediate sized nets for goalies and Blue pucks. The league holds two parity round adjustments (October & November) to determine appropriate team placement to ensure competitive balance within each age division. 


Junior Railers Mite players are typically on the ice 3 times per week. In addition to league games ,teams will practice 2 times per week at Worcester Ice Center, or FMC Rinks. Some weeks may be different due to holidays and ice conflicts.


2022-2023 Junior Railers Mite Cross-Ice teams will play between 22-25 NorthStar Youth Hockey League regular season games and playoffs. Games are on Saturday or Sunday and Monday school holidays.

Extra Costs

Junior Railers teams may play additional games or in-season tournaments not included in tuition. Players may also choose to sign up for optional skills practices. JRHC has a $150 fundraising requirement for all full season players.


Junior Railers Cross-Ice Mite players players are required to purchase 1 reversible game jersey, 1 pair of blue socks and 1 pair of gray socks. Please consult your coach prior to ordering to confirm jersey #.

Contact Bobby Butler at bbutler@juniorrailers.com for more information or with any questions.

2022-23 8U Hockey

U8 Cross-Ice Tuition: $1,350

All players will be evaluated and assigned to a Junior Railers team that participates in the North Star Youth Hockey League (NSYHL). A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is due at the time of registration. (6) Monthly payments of $200 will be charged to the credit/debt card on file beginning July 1, 2022 with the final payment on December 1, 2022. Tuition can be paid in full at time of registration.

The evaluations for this program have passed, please contact VP of 8U Hockey Matt Cunha at mcunha@juniorrailers.com for more information.

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