Information And Registration For The Junior Varsity 2016-17 Season Now Online! Please See Below!

Sharks High School Hockey League

Solar4America Ice is proud to bring you the 17th year of the Sharks High School Hockey League, the premier high school league in Northern California, for the 2016-17 season. In its first year of existence, the Sharks High School Ice Hockey League began with just four teams. For the 2015-2016 season, 29 teams were fielded with players from all over the Bay Area from as far north as Santa Rosa, Monterey to the south, Stockton to the east and Santa Cruz to the west. 

The Sharks High School Hockey League operates the Junior Varsity (Fall-Winter) and Varsity (Spring) leagues. Unlike traditional high school sports where Junior Varsity and Varsity are predominantly decided by age, our divisions are exclusively decided by skill level.

The Junior Varsity division will be made up of recreational/in-house/travel level players that will be separated into three subdivisions based on skill with the most novice level being non-check. The Junior Varsity (JV) season runs early October through roughly mid-March while the Varsity season runs mid/late March through early June.

The Varsity division conducts tryouts that are available to JVA, Travel, and Tier players; not all players are guaranteed a position following tryouts. The Varsity season runs mid/late March through early June.

With more and more kids playing ice hockey, Solar4America Ice can now form teams made up solely of one school or geographical area. All players need to be enrolled in high school in Northern California. They also must provide all of their own HECC approved equipment. Practices and games will take place at Solar4America Ice at San Jose, Solar4America Ice at Fremont, and at the Oakland Ice Center. Most games will take place on the weekends with an occasional game played mid-week. No matter what your skill level is, there is a spot for you in the Sharks High School Hockey League.


Sharks High School Hockey League
General Information


Sharks High School Hockey League
Junior Varsity

The Junior Varsity season, which runs late September through March, starts with approximately three evaluation sessions in which Solar4America Ice Staff Coaches observe players to determine which of our divisions suits them best. The JV league is made up of divisions: JV-A, JV-B and JV-C. JV-A and JV-B are full check while JV-C is non-check for more novice players. The three divisions allow Solar4America Ice to form teams in appropriate skill levels to create a competitive and fun atmosphere for all. Solar4America Ice also looks to collaborate schools from the same geographical area to form teams. Teams based out of Solar4America Ice at San Jose will have practice start times that vary between 3:45 and 4:15pm weekdays. Most games will be played on weekends, with an occasional weeknight game. Teams from San Jose will play a majority of games in San Jose with the possibility of 3-4 games at Solar4America at Fremont and/or Oakland Ice Center.

To register for the Sharks High School Hockey League, 2016-17 Junior Varsity Season, please click on the link below:

Evaluations for the upcoming Junior Varisty season begin the week of September 26th. The sooner you register for the league, the sooner you will receive your evaluation schedule. Additionally, USA Hockey membership for the 2016-17 season is required to participate in the Sharks High School Hockey League. There is a link at the beginning of the registration process to help you register with USA Hockey.


Sharks High School Hockey League
Varsity

Teams for the Varsity season, which runs April through late May, are formed on a tryout basis. Tryouts are open to JV-A, Travel and Tier players. Similar to that of the Junior Varsity season, Solar4America Ice also looks to work with local schools to form pure or regional teams. Teams based out of Solar4America Ice at San Jose will have practice start times that vary between 3:45 and 4:15pm weekdays. Most games will be played on weekends, with an occasional weeknight game. Teams from San Jose will play a majority of games in San Jose with the possibility of 2-3 games at Solar4America Ice at Fremont and/or Oakland Ice Center.

Information for the 2017 Varsity Season will be published here in March. Please check back then.


NORCAL High School Hockey League

The 2016-17 season will be the inaugural season of the NORCAL High School Hockey League, operating by the Northern California Junior Hockey Association. Fielding teams in three different skill divisions, the NORCAL High School Hockey League will act as a replacement for Midget 16A and 18A hockey in Northern California. AA & AAA hockey will not be affected. The league will run early October to mid-March.

For a letter from the NORCAL President regarding the changes and formation of the NORCAL High School Hockey League, please click below.

The San Jose Jr Sharks will be entering one team into the NORCAL High School League for the 2016-17 season. Tryouts for that team have already passed. For information on tryouts for next years team, please stay tuned to the Tryouts page on the Jr Sharks website in the spring.

For more information about the NORCAL High School Hockey League, please visit the Northern California Junior Hockey Association website at www.ncyh.com.


Summer Programs

Please see the list below for a summary and information regarding our summer programs.

S.A.T League

May to Late June

The S.A.T. league is geared towards novice to intermediate Junior Varsity skill level players and is non-check. The goal of the S.A.T. League is to allow players to develop their individual skills without the fear of getting checked. In addition, players will learn positional play and team concepts. This is a perfect opportunity for those who are getting into the game of hockey or for those who want to sharpen their skills in a fun, safe, and relaxed atmosphere. Teams are drafted after evaluation sessions in order to create a good level of parity in the league.

For more information on this league, please view the following general information flyer:

HS SAT General Info16.pdf

High School Summer Skills Series

Late June to Late August

The Summer Skills Series is a set of practices aimed towards Junior Varsity skill-level players and is open to incoming freshman through graduating seniors. Sessions will be fast paced in tempo, with group/station drills to maintain a proper work-to-rest ratio. Emphasis will be on individual skill development (skating, passing, shooting, puck handling.) In addition to drills, small area games will be included at the end of each practice to promote quick thinking, rapid skill development, as well as create a positive learning environment.

For more information on this series of practices, please view the following flyer:

HS_SummerSkills16.pdf

Junior Varsity Training Camp

Early September to Late September

JV Training camp is a great way for players to shake off the summer rust! This camp runs twice a week for four weeks with both an on ice session and a dryland workout in the Solar4America Ice gym. On ice, players will work on individual skills along with situational play (1v1, 2v2 etc.) to get them ready for the upcoming JV Season.

For more information on this camp, please download the following flyer with schedule:

HS_TrainingCamp16.pdf


All Decisions Made By Sharks Ice Hockey Dept Are Final

Please contact Amanda Long, High School Hockey Coordinator, with any additional questions by email at along@sharksice.com

Interested in Volunteer Coaching? 

Please contact Matt Adams, Youth Hockey Manager, for more information.