Travel hockey is for players seeking a greater level of competition. Travel teams are known as the Chelsea Chiefs and play in the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League. Standard season tryouts are held in late May to early June and the season typically runs from August through February.
All players must try out to participate in travel teams and must make a commitment to attend games and practices. Teams consist primarily of players within a single birth year. Roster exceptions and limits exist for out-of-district and younger players playing-up. Travel teams compete regularly against hockey teams from the state of Michigan. Teams can also elect to participate in competitive tournaments across the Midwest based upon the interest level of its families and possibly further based on the success of the team. Travel teams function independently with little help from the association.
Travel hockey requires a stronger commitment from players and their families than does house hockey as a player works to take his or her hockey experience to the highest level.
Questions about the Chiefs travel programs can be directed to: