Registration Open for Novice Players 9-12 Year Olds
Light Travel Teams were developed to provide players between the ages of 9 and 12 the opportunity to continue to develop their skills while playing at an appropriate competitive and more cost-effective level. There are no tryouts to participate. Teams will be rostered by age, have two practices a week and play approximately 15-20 games. The mission of the Light Travel Teams is to allow both new and experienced players at the Squirt & Pee Wee levels to focus on improving their individual and team play within a positive and fun environment and without the high cost associated with full travel teams. Play starts on September 6th, 2014 and continues through the end of February 2015 (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas week). Tuition is $1,600 and full equipment is required.
To register for a Light Travel Team, please click HERE
We created the Warriors X-Ice Hockey League based on the philosophy of let the game be the teacher. The WXHL’s cross-ice, small area format conditions and improves all aspects of a player’s game, including skating, stick handling, shooting and more importantly, their reaction time. ALL WHILE HAVING FUN!
The WXHL is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. Players will be grouped by age on teams of 9-10 skaters and a goalie to ensure maximum ice-time. Play will consist of three, 15:00 running time “mini games” with line changes occurring every 1:30, and will take place on Saturday and Sundays from May 10th to June 29th (8 weeks/16 games - full schedule below).
Skater’s Cost: $225. Includes 16 games and WXHL jersey.
Goalie Cost: $125 (must commit to position for all games/no goalies at clinic level)
WARRIORS NAME BANTAM A1 COACH FOR 2014-2015 SEASON
Northford - The Greater New Haven Warriors are pleased to announce Mike Bouchard as our Bantam A1 coach for the 2014-2015 season.
Coach Bouchard played his youth hockey in West Haven before becoming a standout player for the Blue Devils of West Haven High School. Following graduation, he played a PG year at The Gunnery in Washington, CT then moved on to play at the collegiate level with the Salem State University Vikings in the ECAC-East. He closed out his active playing career on the professional level with the Fargo-Moorhead Express of the American Hockey Association.
Couch Bouchard will be entering his fourth season with the Warriors, having previously coached at the Pee Wee level. He brings a wealth of coaching and player development experience, having coached at the Tier I level with the Connecticut Wolves, at the high school level and at the collegiate level with the University of New Haven Chargers of the ACHA. Coach Bouchard is also the Warriors head on-ice instructor, overseeing the curriculum for the First Strides Learn-to-Skate program and Learn-to-Play Hockey Clinics.
With over 15 years of coaching experience, Couch Bouchard is also the founder and Director of MB Sports Training and began his career teaching the importance of physical fitness and how to improve athletic performance to many ages, athletes and teams. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and USA Hockey and a Certified CT High School Coach.
The Warriors Learn-to-Play Hockey clinic is a preparatory program designed to teach new and returning players 4-10 years old proper skating and introductory hockey skills. This program is for players who have recently completed the Warriors Fall or Winter Learn-to-Play Hockey or similar program and want to advance to the next step in learning the game of hockey. It consists of 16, one hour sessions at the Northford Ice Pavilion.
Equipment: Full equipment is required. Discounted equipment packages are available from Hamden Sports on Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Players will receive a Warriors jersey.
Week 1: Saturday May 10th Sunday May 11th
Week 2: Saturday May 17th Sunday May 18th
Week 3: Saturday May 24th Sunday May 25th
Week 4: Saturday May 31st Sunday June 1st
Week 5: Saturday June 7th Sunday June 8th
Week 6: Saturday June 14th Sunday June 15th
Week 7: Saturday June 21st Sunday June 22nd
Week 8: Saturday June 28th Sunday June 29th
Note:All sessions at 9:00 a.m.
Cost:$300 (there is also a $47.50 USA Hockey Registration fee for players 6 and older if you are new to the program. If a player has participated in the Fall First Strides or Fall & Winter Clinics, their USA Hockey number is still valid.
For more information, contact Greg Juliano at 203-509-1395 (
) or Bryan Leitch at 203-676-5229 (
To register for the Spring Learn-to-Play Hockey clinic, please click HERE.