Winston Salem Youth Hockey Association

2022-2023 Mites - Co-Ed



Welcome to the 2022-2023 WSYHA Mites Hockey Registration!

WSYHA is the home to the Carolina Junior Thunderbirds, Carolina Lady Thunderbirds, and the Carolina Thunderbirds Sled Hockey Hockey teams!

(Previously the Winston-Salem IceHawks and Lady IceHawks)

6U mites (2016, 2017)

Dates: Preseason (TBD), Regular season (Oct 26 - March 22)

Weekly Practices: One full ice practice per week at the Annex (Share with 8U)

Games: 3 home games, 2 home jamborees, 4+ away games, 2+ away jamborees

Cost: $350 boys, $250 girls, Jerseys are extra (if needed)

Coach: Connor

Only 1 practice per week. Players are encouraged to register for LTP or LTG if they would like extra ice


8U Mites (2014, 2015)

Dates: Preseason (TBD), Regular season (Oct 23 - March 26)

Weekly Practices: One ½ ice practice and One full ice practice (share with 6U) per week at the Annex

Games: 4 home games, 2 home jamborees, 4+ away games, 2+ away jamborees

Cost: $700 boys, $550 girls, Jerseys are extra (if needed)

Coach: Joe

Please do NOT register for Learn To Game.  We will open this to 8U players dependent on availability.


This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation and submit payment. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from Winston Salem Hockey.

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must register first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the 2022-2023 Season.

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

Birth Certificate Requirement

For those players registering for the 6U, 8U or Girls' Hockey programs, USA Hockey also requires submission of a birth certificate for new players that have not already submitted one.  Please be prepared to upload a copy of the player's birth certificate during the registration process. 

Program Details and Levels

6U/8U Carolina Jr Thunderbirds is for boys and girls born in 2015 or later that would like to learn and play  competitive or recreational hockey. 


For players born 2017 or later, the 6U program offers an opportunity for the youngest players to practice once a week and play games with their peer age group (boys and girls together) while also allowing them to practice with the corresponding 8U team (i.e. boys with boys and girls with girls).  This format allows coaches to focus on the needed skills for each age group while also allowing the kids to share in the team environment and have exposure to practicing with older 8U kids.  Games will be against other 6U opponents in a scramble format primarily to give the players more puck touches and a greater opportunity for success in games.  This program requires limited travel (substantially less travel than the 8U program) and is offered at a lower price point.  Exceptional 6U players born in 2017 are encouraged to play up with the boys or girls 8U group.


For players born 2015 and 2016, the 8U program offers an opportunity for players to practice twice a week and play games against other competitive teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  8U boys and girls practice twice a week - once with their peer age group (boys and girls combined) and once with their gender cohort.  The 8U program will include 4+ jamborees, 3 home games and 4+ away games.  Moderate travel is expected.  The exact game schedule will not be available until the season is underway as many programs don't start planning until then.

Starting in September, we will have two practices per week - one off-ice practice at Hanes Hosiery Community Center in Winston-Salem on Saturdays 10-11 and one on-ice practice at the Greensboro IceHouse (day and time TBD, but *likely* on Sundays).  Once the Annex opens in October, we will begin two on-ice practices per week at the Annex.  We expect these to be on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm and Wednesdays at 5:45pm, but these are subject to change until the Annex finalizes their opening schedule. 



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