Why Youth Hockey?

"Hockey can be the draw that brings kids in, and we can help them with skills, but in reality we are teaching them life skills...helping create self esteem, teamwork, problem solving and communication skills...along with a form of exercise to help them live healthier lives. "

— Former New York Ranger and Stanley Cup Champion Steve Larmer

Hockey Inspires:

  • Pride
  • Focus
  • Strength
  • Responsibility
  • Adventure
  • Confidence
  • Friends
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Laughter

More Than A Game

  • Strong Foundations

    Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life.

  • Life-Long Friendships

    Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on ice, hockey creates life-long friendships. This camaraderie shared on and off the ice encourages teamwork and the natural development of leadership skills.

  • Set Up for Success

    From learning to balance school, responsibilities at home, time at the rink and playing with friends, hockey encourages kids to learn time management skills that will later serve them in all facets of life. Hockey's unique source of physical fitness promotes healthy living.

  • Hockey is Fun

    The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice on a breakaway, the exhilaration of scoring your first goal or making that amazing save is possible due to the encouraging environment hockey provides to try new things and grow as a hockey player and person.

What Will Youth Hockey Do For Your Child?

Additional Resources

Backyard Rink Contest

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Learn to Play Programs

Get started with ice hockey!

Ice Hockey Drills

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Talking Hockey

Learn about hockey from hockey's finest!