Juniors are under 20s who play competitive hockey.
- Ages: 17 – 19
- Skill Level: All, though beginners should spend time in Beginners (Learn To Play)
- Checking: Checking
The region is working to organise a development grade for juniors outside of the NZIHL in which to play checking hockey since there are unfortunately no other junior teams in the Southern region. .
In ice hockey, you reside in a grade until the year that you turn the age of that grade. If you turn 19 this year, you are still an under 20. In the year that you turn 20, you are no longer an under 20. It does not matter where in the calendar year your birthday falls.
U20 Junior players must be club members.