Registration for our Junior Ravens 4 on 4 Spring Hockey Program will open on Monday, February 22 at 8:00am

The Carleton Ravens 4 on 4 spring hockey league launches for its third season this spring 2021! This league will provide participants with fun, fast-paced, wide open hockey with no stoppages or faceoffs. The openness of the game will allow players more chances to move the puck, develop their skills, generate opportunities for breakaways and allow goalies to experience more action. The goal of the program is to provided a safe and structured environment that fosters learning, healthy competition and fun on and off the ice

New for 2021 – We have opened a Peewee Division 

Our 2021 Junior Ravens 4 on 4 Spring Hockey program has been cancelled. 


  • The program will run from Saturday, April 10 to Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • Playoffs will run the weekend of June 19-20
    • The program will not run on Victoria Day weekend (May 22-23)
    • Program schedule may change prior to Monday, February 22
  • Games will be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday mornings every week.
    • Initiation and Novice games will try to be scheduled as much as possible on Saturday mornings.
    • Atom and Peewee games will try to be scheduled as much as possible on Sunday mornings.
      • Please note that some games may divert from this schedule and/or may be scheduled in the afternoon on some dates.
    • A detailed game schedule will be provided to parents by e-mail by  Monday, April 5. 
  • All games will take place at the Carleton Ice House

League Details

  • Each team guaranteed 20 games (including playoffs)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Teams in the Novice and Atom divisions will be placed into smaller 4 team divisions. Teams in the smaller divisions will only play teams within their division. 
    • Example:
      • NOVICE Division 1
        • Teams A, B, C, D
      • NOVICE Division 2
        • Teams E, F,. G, H
      • NOVICE Division 3
        • Teams I, J, K, L
  • Pricing: Skaters $249 & Goalies $99 (prices include taxes)
  • 22 minute continuous games played on full ice
  • Co-ed divisions for Hockey Initiation, Novice, Atom & Peewee
  • No body checking at all levels
  • Line changes every one minute 30 seconds
  • Team Jersey included

League Format

All games will be 22 minutes in length with two games occurring every one hour of ice time. When possible, games will be scheduled back to back or with a game break in between to minimize waiting time. Teams will play at least two games every gameday. In order to ensure that players received equal ice time, a buzzer will sound every one minute and 30 seconds indicate a line change. Parent volunteers will supervise the benches during games but no coaching will occur in order to encourage player creativity and learning.

Divisions & Ages

Player’s age as of December 31, 2021

  • Initiation: Birth years 2015 – 2016 (5 to 6 years old)
  • Novice: Birth years 2013 – 2014 (7 to 8 years old)
  • Atom: Birth years 2011 – 2012 (9 to 10 years old)
  • Peewee: Birth years 2009 – 2010 (11 to 12 years old)

Initiation (Ages 5-6) – (Co-ed)

  • This division is intended for participants who have completed their first year of hockey and for players who are more experienced with the game.
  • Please note that there are no designated goaltenders in the Hockey Initiation Division. Players will take turns acting as goalie throughout the season. Goalie equipment will be provided.

Novice  (Ages 7-8) – (Co-ed)

  • This division is intended for participants who are currently or will be playing House level hockey

Atom (Ages 9-10) – (Co-ed)

  • This division is intended for participants who are currently playing/or have played at any level of House League hockey

*NEW* Peewee (Ages 11-12) – (Co-ed)

  • This division is intended for participants who are currently playing/or have played at any level of House League hockey


Goaltenders will receive a special discounted price when registering for our spring 4 on 4 hockey league. In addition to a discounted price, goaltenders will receive the following benefits exclusive to them.

  • 100% guaranteed ice time as only one goalie will be assigned per team.
  • Guaranteed friend request. Any request to be placed on the same team as any one skater at the same level will be honoured (provided no other goalies have requested the same player).
  • Opportunity to play extra games (at no cost) in order to cover for goalie absences on other teams.

* Please note, all goalies must register under the appropriate goalie offering for their specific division (i.e Novice Goalies, Atom Goalies, Peewee Goalies).

If you have any questions about divisions and appropriate levels please e-mail us at or call us at 613.520.2600 ext.1012 before registering.

Additional Information

League Balancing

Registration information of playing experience will be used to create teams of equal skill level for the start of the season. All teams will be evaluated by league coordinators during the first three weeks of the season and if necessary, players may be moved  in order to ensure all teams in the division are as equal as possible.

Friend Requests

Please note that only ONE friend request will be accepted per participant to ensure balanced teams are created. League coordinators will do their best to ensure that friend requests are honoured if received before March 22, 2021. Friend requests for skaters are not guaranteed. 

Please note that circular friend requests will not be honoured.

  • A valid one-to-one friend request is when Player A requests to play with Player B and Player B requests to play with Player A.
  • A circular request (that will not be honoured) is when Player A requests to play with Player B, Player B requests to play with Player C, and Player C requests to play with Player A. All three of the requests in the circular example will be voided.

One of the goals of our 4-on-4 spring hockey program is to ensure that teams are fair and well balanced. Balancing team rosters can be difficult when groups of friends are all together on the same team. We feel that this policy will help with that goal and will also allow participants to meet and make new friends.


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.