8U Cross-Ice Hockey

Players will be evaluated and assigned to a SMS team that participates in the NorthStar Youth Hockey League (NSYHL) run out of the NorthStar Ice Sports Arena in Westborough. Team rosters are selected based on overall skill level to ensure competitive play at the Competitive or Developmental level. Games will be played in the 4 versus 4 Cross-Ice format with blue pucks and intermediate sized nets.


Players born in 2014, 2015 or 2016 that have completed at least one year of Little Devils Learn-To-Play Hockey program or an equivalent program.

Player Evaluations

Initial player evaluations are held at the end of the previous season. Final player evaluations and team placements are completed during the first two weeks of the new season in early September.


Season begins in early September and runs until playoffs in early March.


Practices are held at Navin Arena and Valley Sports. All games will be played at NorthStar Ice Sports.


Teams practice 2 times per week at Navin Arena in Marlborough or Valley Sports in Concord.


Teams will play 20 games over the course of the season and will fall on the weekend.


Blue SMS jerseys and socks are required, and can be purchased at Brine's Sporting Goods. Uniform ordering is only available once per season, typically in June. Players will be notified when the online store is open.

Extra Costs

Expect team managers to collect funds to cover tournament entry fees.


Our 8U Cross-Ice Hockey program is for players in K through Grade 2. The program consists of players from Sudbury, Maynard and Stow. Players from surrounding communities are welcome.

The core mission of the SMS program is player development. The season begins in September and will run through March.

All players must have a current USA Hockey number at registration.

Program Cost:

Player Tuition $850

Above listed program cost represents the remaining balance for a total tuition of $1850

All players will be evaluated and assigned to a SMS team that participates in the NorthStar Youth Hockey League. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration.

Remaining balance will be charged to the credit/debt card on file or ACH payment on October 1st, 2022.

**Tuition can be paid in full at time of registration**

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