For boys and girls aged between 16yrs to 17yrs from 31st December that year. At this level of hockey in Australia it becomes full contact and slap shots are allowed. Girls can and do continue to play in the Midget League or can choose to play in the Women’s league which remains non-checking.

This year the head coach is Matt Taylor and the League Coordinator is TBA. Training is on Tuesday and games will be rotated through the weekend game slots. Please refer to the schedule for more information.

Due to a shortage of players in this age division and in an effort to continue the development, the Midgets may combine with the Bantams and compete as one team.

Midgets can also to try out for the Midget Travel Team competing in Ice Hockey NSW’s Midget competition. This a separate team from local leagues and parents and players will need to be prepared for additional training and travel to and from Sydney regularly.

Midgets are able to represent the ACT in the Syd Tange National Championships. It is a national tournament and players will compete against other state teams. Tryouts are held for all state teams and players will be required to attend additional trainings and purchase their state team apparel.

Playing up an age division

On occasion a player may be invited by an IHACT coach to play up one only age division for local leagues or travel tournaments, for Midgets the next age division is the Senior C or Senior B Leagues. Players who are invited to play up must complete a IHACT Playing Up form and continue to participate in their current age division for the remainder of the season. There is a cost for a player to play up in a second age division.

The IHACT Playing Up form can be downloaded here.

If you would like more information about joining our Bantams League please contact the Junior Delegate.

Please note: Training, game times and league structure are subject to change depending on player numbers.