The U7 division (formerly called Pre-Novice) is for kids who are 5 or 6 years old (as of Dec 31, 2015 or Dec 31, 2016). Hockey Saint-Laurent also offers limited spaces to 4 year old (as of Dec 31, 2017) children provided that a parent accompanies the child on the ice. This program introduces basic hockey skill development and coordination and seeks to build a love for the game. Players do not have to know how to skate to sign up. The program focuses on:
- Skating forward and backward
- Stopping, starting, turning
- Puck handling
- Basic hockey rules
- Building friendships and learning teamwork skills
- Recreational fun games
The sessions begin in November and ends in February. U7 will usually have 1-2 practices per week with games beginning later in the season.