Program Description



General Notes:

  • Paid Head Coaches at most levels.
  • Select 9U-14U teams will have the opportunity to participate in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). Team participation will be made on a case-by-case basis. This will be in addition to participation in the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL).  EJEPL schedules may start earlier than NJYHL schedules.
  • For teams that participate in the EJEPL, the EJ showcases are in addition to the 2 tournaments covered by the club.
  • Off season (May-July) ice sessions may be available based on availability of ice time. (i.e. camps/goalie clinics/optional team practices, etc.)


6U/8U:

  • 6U/8U teams will be USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model) compliant. 
  • 6U/8U teams will be on the ice 3-4 times per week.
  • All 6U/8U teams play half ice games for the entire season and utilize a 3:1 practice/game ratio.
  • As 6U/8U players will develop and grow significantly over the summer, Princeton Junior Tigers does not plan to assign individual teams until we enter the Mite Jamboree later in the fall. All 6U/8U players are re-evaluated over the first few weeks of practice.


15P/16U/18U:

  • At the 15P, 16U and 18U levels, PJT field "short season" teams which play a condensed schedule due to high school hockey and academic considerations. 


8U Girls:

  • PJT plans to have an Independent 8U Girls team that will participate in several MAWHA jamborees and play a small number of non-league games against other local area girls teams.
  • There is no tryout, the 8U Independent Girls team will be open to all girls on a PJT 8U travel team for no additional charge.


10U/12U/14U Girls:

  • Princeton Jr. Tigers is offering stand alone girls teams at the 10U, 12U and 14U age groups. Team levels will be determined after tryouts based on the makeup of the rosters. Part-time players will be considered for each team on an individual basis if rostering with a co-ed team as well. Contact Ian McNally with such requests.


Items Not Included in Registration:

  • Game jerseys, shells (14U-18U only), helmet stickers, and socks must be purchased separately at time of registration through our website. All other team wear like warm-ups, bags, shells (6U-12U only), etc are available for purchase but are optional.
  • USA Hockey Annual Membership. USA Hockey mandates that all players register directly and share their IMR (Individual Membership Registration) number once placed on a team.


Season Start and End Dates:

  • 16U and 18U teams will start on or about Aug 1st and will end on around the first week of Nov and are subject to a slight extension of time into December if needed to accommodate the league schedule. 
  • 14U teams will start early-to-mid Aug and will end on the first or second weekend of March.
  • 12U and 10U teams will start in mid-to-end of August and will end on the first or second weekend of March.
  • 8U teams will start the week after Labor Day and will end on or about March 1st.
  • Tiger Cub & Nassau House Hockey participants will register and begin in the fall after the Devils Learn to Play program has ended.
  • Dates subject to team participation in state/district playoffs.
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