Denville Blue Knights PAL Hockey

Denville Blue Knights PAL Hockey is a non-profit, recreational youth hockey program serving residents in Denville and neighboring towns that do not have a youth hockey program. Our program is open to boys and girls 5-18 years old.

Founded in 1971 and supported by the Denville PAL, our objective is to instill a sense of sportsmanship and self-discipline in our players while developing, promoting and supporting the game of hockey at an affordable cost. And most importantly to have FUN. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Our coaches are USA Hockey certified and we have our own goaltending coach who is not only a USA Hockey certified coach but also Puckstoppers certified and a PGI 360 Goalie Masterclass graduate. He was also the practice goalie for the ECHL Hampton Roads Admirals.

The Denville Blue Knights participate in the Morris County Youth Hockey League (MCYHL) in all five age divisions. The age levels for the 2020-21 season are as follows and based on USA Hockey guidelines.  It reflects the player’s age on January 1 of the hockey season. In the 2020-2021 season, the age is based on the player’s age on January 1, 2021.

NOTE: To register, all players MUST have a VALID USA Hockey registration number for the 2020-2021 season. Please first visit https://membership.usahockey.com/ to register with USA Hockey.

Division Age Range Description Cost before 8/1/2020 Cost 8/1/2020 and after
Mite Ages 8 and under Born in year 2012 or later $850 $950
Squirt Ages 9 and 10 Born in year 2010 and 2011 $950 $1,050
PeeWee Ages 11 and 12 Born in year 2008 and 2009 $950 $1,050
Bantam Ages 13 and 14 Born in year 2006 and 2007 $950 $1,050
Midget High School Born between 2002 and 2005 $495 $495

  • $50 off full-time registrations paid in full before 7/1/2020.
  • Payment plan available for full-time registration. $100 deposit at registration with balance due payments spread out over August, September, October and November. All balances due by November 15, 2020.
  • Travel players welcome (see registration link for details).
  • If health related issues do not allow for a 2020-2021 season, registration fees will be refunded.

A personalized Denville Blue Knights jersey and socks, with last name and choice of number (subject to availability), can be purchased for $100. The purchase can be made at the time of player registration.

The season runs early-September to early-March for Mites, Squirts, Peewees and Bantams. Midgets have a 10-game short season running early September to mid-November before the high school season begins.

There will be approximately 25 practices at Aspen Ice in Randolph. Dates and times will be announce as soon as the schedule is finalized.

Games begin mid-October and will take place at Mennen Arena (with a possible game at Beacon Hill Club). They are played full ice over three periods with the exception of the Mite level.
Mite games are played half-ice, 4-on-4 (plus goalies) in accordance with the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM).  

At times, the Denville Blue Knights may participate in seasonal or weekend tournaments that are not affiliated with MCYHL. Participation in these tournaments, as well as payment for such participation, is optional and is not included in the team fees.