Playing under the name of Lafayette Locomotive, HC Lafayette provides the family atmosphere expected from the YMCA as well as an experienced hockey leadership that will continue to grow the culture and programming at the Carlston Arena.
The Lafayette Locomotive name is a nod to the town’s rich railroad history that lead to the mining expansion and settlement of Colorado in the late 1800s. Lafayette’s railroads served an important role in the support of rock mines in the Rocky Mountains and built the foundation for the close-knit community that we all know and love today.
All Lafayette Locomotive players must register for a new USA Hockey membership every season (2023/2024 USA Hockey membership numbers will have a “4” as the 4th digit). 2022/2023 USA Hockey numbers may not be used. The membership fee is $45-$65 depending on age group.
The Y adheres to USA Hockey and CAHA (Colorado Amateur Hockey Association) guidelines to build a progressive path for players and to offer a wide range of levels and options for families. USA Hockey mandates include USA Hockey registration for athletes and USA Hockey certification for head coaches. USA Hockey guidelines also include birth year requirements. The CAHA also follows the USA Hockey rules and guidelines.
Lafayette Locomotive Mite (8U)
Our Lafayette Locomotive 8U Mite program follows in line with USA Hockey and the ADM structure focused on puck touches and skill development. Mites have up to two practices per week and a half ice game on Saturdays. Players in our Mite program are placed in a beginner, intermediate or advanced level with practices and games geared toward the appropriate level of skill sets. Full gear is required.
8U Select Evaluations:
- Oct 3rd @ 4:15-5:15pm
- Oct 5th @ 4:15-5:15pm
Lafayette Locomotive Competitive League - Rocky Mountain Hockey Federation (10U-18U)
This competitive youth hockeyleague offers a competitive/travel hockey program. Anyone interested in participating on a competitive team should be fundamentally sound and know how to skate, pass, and shoot. Lafayette Locomotive holds tryouts for all ages prior to the season in order to give the coaches a chance to pick their teams. Players are selected on skill and hockey knowledge, with the best players being selected to the top team in each particular age group. Competitive teams can expect up to 3 practices per week for AA/A teams and 2 practices per week for B teams. Each team will play roughly an 18 game regular season plus 2-3 local tournaments, AA teams will play more league games and tournaments.
17U A Tryouts:
14U AA Tryouts:
14U A/B Tryouts:
12U AA Tryouts:
12U A/B Tryouts:
10U A/B Tryouts:
Lafayette Locomotive CRHL (10U-18U)
The Colorado Rec Hockey League (CRHL) is a youth hockey league that emphasizes skills development with a recreational component. Our Lafayette Locomotive CRHL program offers an alternative to the highly competitive environment of travel hockey. We have a team for every caliber of player at HC Lafayette — Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget with an Advanced (Red), Intermediate (White) and Beginner (Blue) division at each level in the CRHL.
18U Select Rec Tryouts:
- Sep 8th @ 6:15-7:15pm
- Sep 9th @ 11:30-12:30pm
10U Select Rec Tryouts:
- Sep 12th @ 4:15-5:15pm
- Sep 13th @ 4:15-5:15pm
The Lafayette Locomotive won the 18U Comp CAHA State Championship, 12UA also finished 1st overall in the CCYHL and took 3rd place in the CAHA State Championship. Our 14UAA team qualified for the CAHA State Championship and finished 4th.