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What's the Difference between a Mite and a Squirt?

USA Hockey's age-group nomenclature can be confusing for newcomers. Please consult the following document for information on birth years and corresponding teams.

2023-2024 Age Groups

Birth Year Age Group Name
In High School High school Varsity / JV
2009-2010 14U Bantam
2011-2012 12U Pee Wee
2013-2014 10U Squirt
2015 and later 8U Mite