Delco Phantoms FAQ

1I want to play travel hockey. How do I get more information?
You can contact our team registrar via email. The registrar can put you in touch with one of our coaches who can discuss the details of travel hockey including the skills and commitment required.
2How long is the hockey season?
The DVHL season begins in September and ends in February. Some teams extend their season into March by playing in tournaments. Some of our teams also run on and off ice practices during the summer.
3What is Tier II hockey and what is the Delaware Valley Hockey League?

All youth hockey for male and female athletes is broken down according to age level designated by birth year. The Youth levels are 8 & under (Mites), 10 & under (Squirts), 12 & under (PeeWee), 14 & under (Bantam), 16 & under (Midget Minor) and 18 & under (Midget Major). For female players, the Levels are Girls/Women’s 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 19 & under.

Within each age division, there is a further breakdown into ability levels such as House/Recreation, Tier I, and Tier II.

USA Hockey breaks down each age level even further into Tier II (intended to be community based travel teams) and Tier I (open try-outs with no geographic boundaries). There is an annual national championship opportunity at both Tiers for 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under players. At the Girls/Women’s national level, there are no Tiers, but there are annual national championships at 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 19 & under.

The Delaware Valley Hockey League is the Tier II travel league that the Delco Phantom teams play in.

4Who are the Delco Phantoms?
The Delco Phantoms are a USA Hockey Tier II ice hockey club that plays out of Iceworks in Aston Pennsylvania. We field travel teams from Mites (U8) through Midget Major (U18) at the AA, A and B levels. We are members of the Delaware Valley Hockey League.