What are the Jr. Bears Teams? The Jr. Bears are apart of the Hockey Factory's spring hockey team program. The biggest difference with the Jr. Bears are there are no tryouts.
Who do they play? The Jr. Bears teams participate in AA tournaments. They participate heavily in the MyHockeyTournament circuit out of Chicago.
The Schedule? The play is to practice twice a week, and participate in two tournaments. Jr. Bears registration will be out first week of February.
Want to play on the Jr. Bears Team? Just email Christian at McFarlandIce@gmail.com to be placed on one of the teams.
Development Skates for Mite players in the 2013-2016 birth years. Skates will be held on Fridays 5:15pm-6:15pm. No games will be played as these are development skates for kids to work on skills. If you are looking for games at the U8/U6 level check out the Mitey Badgers https://www.miteybadgers.com/spring
Email: McFarlandice@gmail.com to register
Intro To Hockey will run every Wednesday starting March 24th to May 26th 5:15pm-6:00pm. The goal of Intro to Hockey will be to teach kids how to skate so they can transition into the McFarland youth Hockey Program or the McFarland youth Learn to Skate program. Below will be the progression goals for the skaters.
- Stand up & walk with Skate aide
- Discard the skate aide and be able to skate without help.
- Learn how to get up
- Snow plow stops
- Hockey Stops
- Edge work
-Introduce Sticks. Sticks will be rarely used as the most important part of these lessons is to teach kids how to skate. Once kids work their way up to being able to skate we will introduce sticks at the very end.