Registration now open for Gulf Coast Aces Youth Hockey
Between 15 seasons of Mississippi Sea Wolves and Mississippi Surge hockey at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the sport still has a big time presence in South Mississippi.
Registration for Gulf Coast Aces Youth Hockey is now open for skaters age four through 18 of any skill level.
The ten week season starts the first week of November and runs through the middle of January.
Practices will be held twice a week at the Coliseum with several games against teams as far east as Pensacola and as far west as Lafayette.
Founded in 2017, the Aces roughly get about 60 to 80 skaters per year and Organization President Kory DuMond is urging those interested to sign up sooner rather than later. “I think it’s just something for them to do, something different. Kind of like what you alluded to, football is popular down here, baseball, soccer and your other spring, fall sports. Not really any winter sports, so something for the kids to do outside of what they’re maybe normally used to. Maybe get them out of their comfort zone, try something new, something different and who knows, they might fall in love with it, might be something they look to pursue further on down the road.”
The registration fee is $200 plus another 50 or so to get USA Hockey certified.