Peewees are under 14s who play competitive ice hockey.
- Ages: 8 – 13
- Skill Level: All
- Checking: Non‐checking
The U14 Peewee Thunder takes on teams from Auckland, Canterbury and Queenstown in the New Zealand Peewee Ice Hockey League.
The league runs from May to August, with 16 games split between home and away venues.
Playing for a New Zealand Peewee Ice Hockey League team is important for selection to an age grade national team.
In ice hockey, you reside in a grade until the year that you turn the age of that grade. If you turn 13 this year, you are still an under 14. In the year that you turn 14, you are no longer an under 14, you move up to the under 17 grade. It does not matter where in the calendar year your birthday falls.
All U14 Peewee Thunder players must be a member of a Southern Ice Hockey League club and must have played in the SIHL during the current season.