League descriptions

USA Hockey

The overall governing body for youth hockey in the US.  Provides general rules for Players, coaches, referees, spectators.


 Colorado Amateur Hockey Association.  This is the USA Hockey affiliate that governs youth hockey for the state of Colorado.  Summit Hockey is a member of CAHA, and complies with its by-laws.


Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League.  This league is comprised of members from the largest youth hockey associations in the state such as Arapahoe, Littleton, Arvada, Highland Hills, Co Springs, Boulder, etc... These associations will field teams at a wide range of skill levels such as AA, A, B, and C.


Continential Divide Youth Hockey League.  Summit Hockey is a member of the CDYHL.  This is a league comprised of teams that wish to play at a competitive level, but are limited in size by geographic, or other limiting factors.  Teams such as Aspen, Vail/Eagle, Steamboat, Denver Country Club, Woodland Park, Pueblo, etc....make up the league.


Denver North Hockey League.  This league originated from the "house" developmental teams in the bigger Denver area associations wanting to play games locally.  The original 3 Arvada, Highland Hills, and Boulder all had rinks with in 10 miles of each other.  This league has expanded to include Ft. Collins, Greeley, and Summit.  The level of play is considered to be primarily B/C, however at the Bantam and Midget levels can be A/B.


Mountain States Girls Hockey League.  This league is for girls only teams.  Our U12, U14, and U19 participate in this league which spans from Sante Fe to Steamboat.