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2024-25 Lebo Hockey Team Placements

Thank you to all who participated in MLHSHA 2024-25 tryouts!  We appreciate everyone's outstanding effort.  The team placements are below and are listed according to bib numbers worn in tryouts.

Varsity:  All players have been notified by Coach Church.  Any player who had an in-person meeting with Coach Church regarding placements should report to Varsity training camp the week of Aug. 19, regardless of their placement listed on this page.  Those players should also participate in the Varsity sessions for summer conditioning in order to accomodate Iron City Elite's request to balance the number of participants in each group.

JV1: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23, 28, 30, 34, 35, 51, 53, 56, 57, 63

JV2: 1, 9, 10, 14, 18, 29, 31, 33, 36, 37, 40, 49,  50, 66, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 97, 98

JV1 and JV2 players should email Coach Church ( within 24 hours to accept or decline their spot.

MS1: 2, 3, 5, 18, 36, 38, 40, 42, 50, 62, 74, 76, 77, 78, 81, 83, 84, 85, 92, 94

MS2: 10, 12, 24, 25, 45, 46, 52, 54, 65, 67, 72, 73, 75, 79, 80, 87, 91

Jr. Blues: 6, 11, 20, 37, 41, 57, 64, 69, 70, 71, 88, 89, 90

MS1 and MS2 players should email Lebo Hockey's Director of Coaching, Dave Klasnick ( within 24 hours to accept or decline their spot.

Jr. Blues players will have the opportunity to accept their placement in the fall, but will be added to a Jr. Blues Team Snap team presently.

Questions about tryouts or team placements should be directed to Dave Klasnick (

2024-25 MLHSHA Tryout Schedule

All sessions will be at the Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink.  Grade levels refer to player grade for 2024-25 school year.

Tryout registration is open here:

Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • Junior Varsity - 12:10 PM to 1:00 pm
  • Varsity  - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Middle School - 7:10 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Varsity Callback - 8:40 pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 19, 2024

  • Middle School - 10:10 am to 11:30 am 
  • Junior Varsity - 11:40 am to 12:40 pm 
  • Varsity Callback - 12:50 pm to 2:00 pm 
  • Junior Varsity - 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Varsity callback - 5:10 pm to 6:00 pm


Notes on Tryouts:

1. All players entering grades 9 through 12 who are interested in trying out for the varsity team MUST ATTEND the first varsity tryout.

2. All players entering  grades 9 and 10 who plan on attending the first varsity tryout SHOULD NOT ATTEND the first JV tryout.

3. All players entering grades 11 and 12 MUST ATTEND the first varsity tryout.

4.  Any players not invited to varsity callbacks who continue to be interested in being part of the MLHSHA program MUST ATTEND all subsequent junior varsity tryouts.

Note for Rising Freshmen: We expect that varsity tryouts wil be highly competitive based on the large number of expected returning varsity and JV players.  Therefore, the varsity coaches strongly recommend any rising freshmen who are considering trying out for the varsity team should have played on a high-level amateur team (i.e. at least AA) the previous season, or should be playing on a high-level amateur team during the upcoming season.

Have questions about tryouts?  Please contact MLHSHA Director of Coaching, Dave Klasnick, at


Requirements for MLHSHA Participation - 2024-25

Below is a list of requirements for participation on MLHSHA Varsity, Jr.  Varsity, and Middle School teams:

Eligibilty Requirements

1. Grade/Age Requirements - To be placed on a middle school team, players must be in 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2023-24 school year and be at least a 2012 birth year.  To be placed on JV or Varsity teams, players must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade for the 2024-25 school year.  

  • MS TEAM ROSTER RESTRICTIONS: MLHSHA is governed by USA Hockey regulations that mandate no more than 25% of any team roster may be composed of players “playing up” one year.  This rule applies to MS teams in the 14U classification composed of 13U/2011 birth year players and 14U/2010 birth year players.  As a result, this impacts how many 12U/2012 birth year players can be rostered on a MS team.  For example, a MS team with 20 players on the roster is limited to a maximum of five (5) 2011 birth year players.  For those 2012 birth year players not selected to a MS team, we plan on having a Jr. Blues development team (or teams) once again. Players must be at least entering sixth grade and a 2012 birth year in order to try out for a MS team.
  • DUAL MS AND HS ELIGIBILITY: PIHL rules define MS eligibility according to birth year and HS eligibility according to grade. For the 2024-25 season, all players with 2010 birth years are eligible for MS teams. Therefore, rising 9th graders who are 2010 birth years can try out for either a HS team or a MS team; however, if a player chooses to play MS, that player is not eligible to be called up to a HS team at any point in the season. If any 2010 birth year player tries out at the HS level and does not make the varsity team or one of the two JV teams, MLHSHA reserves the right to offer that player a spot on a MS team. The individual family can then choose whether to accept the MS placement or not. Questions about this option should be directed to Director of Coaching, Dave Klasnick ( and Varsity Coach Jeremy Church (   

2. School/Residency Requirement - To be eligble for a middle school team, players must reside within the Mt. Lebanon School District, but may attend school outside of the Mt. Lebanon School District.  To be eligible for JV or Varsity teams, players must reside and attend a school within the Mt. Lebanon School District.  Players residing within Mt. Lebanon and attending a cyber charter school are eligible for the JV and Varsity teams.

Items Required Pre-Tryout

1. USAH Registration - All players must register with USA Hockey before registering for tryouts. -  (USAH number will be required to register for tryouts, but a hard copy of USAH registration form is not required.)

2. Birth Certificate - Players who have not previously played on a MLHSHA middle school, JV, or Varsity team must bring a hard copy of their birth certificate to the first tryout.

3. Pee Wee Waiver - Players who are birth year 2012 must turn in a completed Pee Wee waiver at the first tryout.

Items Required Before Participation in Post-Tryout On-Ice Activities

1. Physical - Players must turn in a hard copy of Sections 6 and 7 of the PIAA physical form, completed by a medical professional no earlier than June 1, 2024.  This form must be turned in before a player will be allowed to participate in post-tryout on-ice activities.

2. Safesport Training - Players who are birth year 2007 or older must complete Safesport training prior to participating in post-tryout on-ice activities -

Concussion-Baseline Screening - players are strongly encouraged, but not required, to undergo baseline screening for concussion management