8U Cross-Ice

Players will be evaluated and assigned to an 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 2016, 2017, or 2018 who have completed at least one year of our 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.


The 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 our uniform provider. 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 is $1950

All players will be evaluated and assigned to an SMS team that participates in the NorthStar Youth Hockey League. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration.

Partial payment of the full-season fee is due upon team placement acceptance. The remaining balance will be charged to the credit card on file or ACH payment on August 15th, 2024.

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

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