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Mercer Chiefs


The Mercer Chiefs are members of USA Hockey, New Jersey Youth Hockey League and the Atlantic Youth Hockey League.


The Mercer Chiefs competitive hockey program offers a structured and disciplined venue for children up to the age of 18 to participate in a highly competitive travel hockey league. The program is selective in matching a child’s physical ability and skill level with the appropriate level of competition and developmental options. The Mercer Chiefs Tier 1 AAA teams offer the highest level of competition both regionally and nationally and compete within the AYHL and at high-level tournaments throughout the country. The Mercer Chiefs Tier 2 teams compete within the NJYHL and at very competitive, high profile tournaments and is an excellent alternative to the Tier 1 program for players of all abilities who want to compete and improve their skill level. Both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 hockey programs require a significant commitment from both the player and their parents or guardians with respect to practices, games, and tournaments and this commitment should be carefully considered before participating in the program. The rewards gained from this commitment are significant for all involved. The primary focus of the Mercer Chiefs program has been and will continue to be on the development, competitiveness, and enjoyment of the player participating in high level athletic competition.


  • Provide opportunities for the most skilled players in each age group to compete against players of similar ability
  • Develop core values such as Sportsmanship, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Enjoyment, Loyalty and the Pursuit of Excellence
  • Ensure that participation is a beneficial and rewarding experience making it FUN!
  • Establish good a "hockey relationship" with other hockey clubs


All players New to the Club MUST purchase team apparel:

Home & Away Jerseys
Home & Away Socks
Team Shell w/Logo
Team Warm-up Suit
Team Hockey Bag

Apparel is Mandatory for all levels

Returning Mercer Chiefs participants will receive an order form for any items that need replacement

Apparel cost will be paid separately at the pro shop. All players are required to be properly fitted in the pro shop by May 1st.


At the discretion of Management, a player may be added or deleted from the Official Roster if deemed appropriate.

The Mercer Chiefs is a Program managed by trained professionals. We have structured the Program to reach our goals but it may not be appropriate for everyone.

We require all participants to show good sportsmanship at all times. All parents or guardians must sign an acknowledgement of good sportsmanship agreement and attend a mandatory league sportsmanship presentation.

Inappropriate behavior by a player or their family members may result in disciplinary action and/or expulsion from the Mercer Chiefs Program.

Ice Land reserves the right to refuse any application with full refund.

The Mercer Chiefs Name and Logo are the sole property of Ice Land. Reproduction and/or use without prior written approval of Ice Land is prohibited.

go to Mercer Chief home page

Chris Barcless
Player Development


Mercer Chiefs Calendar


  • Maximizing the amount of on-ice practices
  • Emphasis on fundamentals & skill development
  • Certified coaching staff for all practices
  • Power Skating/Clinics throughout the season (when ice is available)
  • 3–day Pre-season Training Camp in late August
  • Off-Ice Training Sessions (Speed, Strength, & Agility) for Tier I teams and AA teams Only! It is an additional fee for all other teams

Regular season begins September 2017
and runs through March 2017.

Congratulations to all
of our playoff teams!!

go to AYHL website

go to NJYHL website