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Competitive play for 8U-18U experienced players as part of the Metropolitan Hockey League. Players should have previous playing experience on a full-year competitive hockey team, or a full year of Learn to Play, Jr Squid or Mite program is highly recommended.

Players that are ready to join a recreation team will be placed in their age-appropriate division based on USA Hockey's age divisions for that season. Divisions are based on birth years and there are generally two birth years within each age division.

Recreation level teams will hold 'evaluation sessions' prior to the season beginning. At these sessions players will be tested on fundamentals and play scrimmages within their division for the purpose of separating players into equally balanced teams. The Jr Kraken are also committed to growing our Girls program and continue to add new opportunities each season.

For those players looking for higher level teams, please visit our Select team and AAA team pages for more information.

Previous playing experience on a full-year competitive hockey team, or a full year of Learn to Play, Jr Squid, or a Mite program. 

Players must have a valid USA Hockey Membership for the current hockey season. This will be required for registration. 

New players will be required to submit a document for age verification with USA Hockey (i.e. birth certificate, passport).

  • 8U - ages 7-8; co-ed & girls
  • 10U -  ages 9-10; co-ed & girls
  • 12U - ages 11-12; co-ed & girls
  • 14U - ages 13-14; co-ed & girls
  • 18U - ages 15-18; co-ed

Age group is ultimately based on player's birth year
USA Hockey Age Classifications 

8U - cross-ice (4v4)

10U - half-ice (4v4)

12U-18U - full-ice (5v5)

8U Coed & Girls: $1,695

10U Coed & Girls: $1,895

12U Coed & Girls: $2,090

14U Coed & Girls: $2,145

18U Coed: $2,200

$150 due at registration. Payment plans available.

Recreation/'C' Teams

  • 2x 60-min weekday practices.
    • Starting first week of September and go through mid-March.
  • 1x 60-min game per weekend
    • Schedule release approx late September
    • Games begin early October, finish end of February
    • 16-game schedule (8 home, 8 away)
      • Away games will be played within the greater Puget Sound region.
    • No games on Thanksgiving, MLK Day & Presidents Day weekends
    • Playoffs for 10U and old teams take place the first two weekends in March.

The following is a general approximation of what to expect during a season. Exact dates will change year to year. 

  • Late August - players will be divided into teams at Evaluation Skate session
  • First week of September - Practices begin for all recreation level teams
  • Late September - game schedule is released
  • Early October - games begin
  • Late Dec/early Jan - winter break
  • Late February - regular season ends
  • Early March - playoff games for 10U and older teams
  • Practices end at the conclusion of playoffs

Players receive practice jersey and game jerseys + socks. 

Players provide their own:

  • Helmet with cage
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates 

2024-2025 Season Information

Registration Available Here

Registration Timeline

April 29 to April 30 - Priority registration for Jr Kraken coaches and team managers from previous season.

May 1 to May 8 - Priority registration for returning Jr Kraken players from previous season.

May 8 to May 15 - Players graduating from KYHA Learn to Play programs.

May 16 - Open to all interested players at 12:00 pm

Preregistration Planning

1. Renew your USA Hockey membership for the upcoming season. This is required for all participating players, coaches, managers, and all other team staff.

2. Renew or verify that both the Safe Sport Training and Background screening is completed. We recommend that at least one parent/guardian per family have these items completed.

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Volunteer Coaches

Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. We have opportunities for volunteer coaches, team managers, score keepers, clock managers and penalty box managers. It's a great way to help out and build friendships and community that will last a lifetime.

Learn more about the volunteer commitments, benefits and training by completing the questionnaire or visiting our Volunteers page.

Coaches Questionnaire


USA Hockey Registration

Prior to participating in any hockey programs through Kraken Community Iceplex, all participants must acquire a USA Hockey Membership.*

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Financial Assistance

Financial support for youth hockey programming is available through the One Roof Foundation.

Financial Assistance