Mini Mites House Hockey is our introductory hockey program for girls and boys ages 4 and 6 years with little to no hockey experience, but do have prior experience skating. During the season, we help kids improve their skating, shooting, passing, and stickhandling. Most of all, we have fun!
Mini Mites is not, however, a learn to skate program. If your child does not know how to skate, we recommend you sign your child up for the Wilmette Park District skating classes.
The Mini Mite program is designed for children ages 4 to 6 years with little to no prior experience playing hockey. After a year of Mini Mites, these kids will usually be ready to play in the Mite House program.
The Mini Mite season runs from mid-October through the end of February.
Evaluations will be held on October 14, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. for Mini Mites. The following weekend, the season will start.
Skills and cross-ice or studio ice games are usually held at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette.
Each week throughout the season, skills sessions are held on Saturday. Generally these sessions will be in the morning.
Before the season starts, there is an opportunity for pre-season skills sessions (Sundays, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8). Learn more here.
Each week throughout the season, games against other Mini Mite House teams will be held on Sundays. Games are 3 vs. 3 on the studio ice or cross-ice on the main rink. Games are 50 minutes long with a running clock and line shifts changing every 2 minutes.
Generally these sessions will be in the morning, but times do vary.
If a player does not have a reversible (blue and white) Wilmette Jr. Trevians hockey jersey they will be provided one that will be used for games and practices. Each player will also receive a pair of grey socks to be used for practices and games.
2023-2024 Regular Season
Mini Mites House Hockey is our introductory hockey program for girls and boys ages 4 and 6 years with little to no hockey experience, but do have prior experience skating. Evaluations will be October 14th at 8:00am at Centennial.