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Mite House is a developmental program for players ages 5 through 8 that emphasizes continued skill development through the use of teaching stations and cross-ice games.   


All sessions will be held at International Skating Center of Connecticut

  • Wednesdays from 5:30PM - 6:30PM (NOTE Special Schedule for Session 2)
  • Saturdays from 8:00AM - 9:30AM

*Schedule subject to change.  Please see Team Page for full schedule


Full Equipment Required
Equipment starter packages and equipment discounts available at Vincent Sports Shop


2020-21 Schedule

Session 1


Wesdnesday October 7th through Tuesday, December 22nd




Session 2 - NEW

Wednesday, February 17th through Saturday, March 20th

NOTE:  There will be NO Wednesday night sessions in the month of March (Saturdays only in March)

Please see Mite House Team Pages for the full schedule


*Fees include participation in the annual James Cup tournament and player tee shirt


*** Participants registered in session 1 will continue through Saturday, February 13th to make up for missed sessions during the state mandated shut down of youth sports

USA Hockey provides resources for coaches and parents to learn about implementation of cross-ice hockey.  To learn more, please click HERE


For more information on the Mite House program, contact Doug Winkler, Mite Development Director

For more information about or Mite Travel program, contact Shane Combres, Mite Travel Director

All players must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2020-21 season in order to participate.  

Click HERE to register today!



The Annual James Cup is held in February each year.  Mite House players from Simsbury Youth Hockey and the Avon-Canton-Farmington program are invited to participate.  The James Cup honors the memory of James Stover, who was a SYHA Mite House player in 2003 when he passed away in a tragic accident.  James's zest for life and happy attitude are celebrated in this "just for fun" tournament, where no scores are kept and everybody gets in on the action on the ice. Each year at the tournament, a Simsbury Mite House player will be awarded the Gary Loftus Award, given in memory of a hockey parent extraordinare, recognizing a player's willingness to work hard while maintaining a positive attitude and exemplary sportsmanship.  All fees to participate in this rewarding annual event are included in player registration fees.
DUE TO COVID-19, the 2021 James Cup Tournament has been cancelled.  We look forward to another great event next season!