Orchard Lake Mite (8U) Team Information

Orchard Lake Mite (8U) Team Information

Birth Years 2015 & 2016

Mites will be skating three days a week, two week nights and Sunday mornings at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s starting the first week of September 2023 through mid-March 2024. The Mites will again participate in the I-275 League with surrounding associations. The Association Fee is $250 paid at the time of registration. The season fees will be paid directly to the team throughout the season, due on the 15th of each month (September - January) $240 per month. All fees include home and away jerseys and socks, ice time, referee fees, MAHA Half-Ice State Tournament Entry Fees, and on ice power skating instruction.

Early Bird Registration before August 1st save $50.

Hockey Director: Zack Doyen - Zdoyen1987@gmail.com - 248.701.0935
Financial Manager: Melissa Kellenberger - mkellenberger.olu@comcast.net - 248.819.8478
Team Manager: Open

League Play:
The Orchard Lake Mites are members of USA Hockey’s I-275 League. The Mites will participate in cross ice/half ice games that are played every Sunday.

Practice Format:
The Mite team will have three designated ice times each week. The practices will be focused on station-based skill practices focusing on skating, stick handling, shooting and small area games following USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). The practices will be run by Orchard Lake Hockey Director Zack Doyen.


  1. You must register for USA Hockey and enter the Player’s USA Hockey number during the registration process. Visit www.usahockey.com and register your player.
  2. With your player’s USA Hockey number handy and click here to register with Orchard Lake Hockey Association.
    1. Association dues will be due at this time, and are separate from season dues.
    2. Association dues cover TeamSnap, jerseys, ref scheduling, Association Insurance, power skating, OLHA hockey Director and more…
    3. Multiple Player Discounts and Early Bird Registration Discounts will be automatically applied.

Fall 2022-23 Mite Ice Times:

      • Mondays 6:00-7:00 PM
      • Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
      • Sundays 9:00-10:00 AM (Practice Time until games start in October, and home game ice time.)