Some Special Hockey players have played mainstream hockey, including Peewee C. Beyond Peewee level the physical game, and the complexity of play, are often limiting factors.
For some of these players (currently 14 and under), a new league may be a consideration. With one Saturday game and one practice a week it could fit well with MN Special Hockey (emphases mine) ...
The MHRL plans to offer two age divisions for the 2010-11 season. The U11 division is for players age 9 through 11. The U14 division is for players who are 12 through 14 (this is your age as of July 1, [of the season start year]...though younger players may register and play up a level based on ability). Both divisions will be NO-CHECK and are for boys and girls.
COST: $340 for U11 and U14. Cost will include ~25 hours of indoor ice, referee fees, USA/MN Hockey fees, liability/excess medical insurance, game jersey/socks, and player medals. There is NO fundraising requirement.
*Full-time goalies pay only half price for the league fee ($150) plus the USA/MN Hockey Registration fee ($40).
GAME/PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Each team will play about 12 indoor games (typically on Saturday) and 12 shared indoor practices (generally mid-week evenings). There will be an opening season clinic for players and coaches.
TEAM LOCATIONS: The MHRL is planning to have six teams in each division, based on location (see below). Teams will typically practice near their home location. There will be some travel within the metro area to play other teams in the MHRL. Please note the locations are subject to change.
REGISTRATION: Due November 1st ... (registrations will be accepted after this date if space is available...see registration page)."
Registration is expected to be Nov 2011. I don't think my son Ben would go for it, but Tim might.