Holy Name Youth Hockey provides an environment where all players have the opportunity to develop a long-term passion and appreciation for ice hockey through individual skill development, teamwork, competitive play and camaraderie.
While games are great fun, practice and core-hockey skill development are the keys to a hockey player's improvement and advancement in the game. Priority will be placed on improving our players' skills through multiple touches, effort and proper technique. We hope to accomplish this by emphasizing good coaching at every level, running efficient and fast-moving practices, and focusing on individual-skill development. Again, we want what is best for your children during the season, and this usually happens when they are appropriately challenged but also given frequent opportunities for on-ice success.
“The highest priority is to plan a practice so exciting and constructive that players can’t wait for the next practice." --Jack Blatherwick
Holy Name Youth Hockey
P.O. Box 4692 Springfield, MA 01101
Holy Name Families,
Our very own ICEBREAKER TOURNAMENT IS JUST OVER A MONTH AWAY!
This is an AMAZING EVENT and our biggest fundraiser of the year.. This fundraiser has allowed us not to raise ice fees in many many years.
The tournament has filled quickly, however,
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FILL THE REMAINING SPOTS!!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL YOUR HOCKEY CONTACTS IN DRIVING DISTANCE! (HOTEL STAY IS REQUIRED!) WE WANT ALL OUR DIVISIONS FILLED SO WE CAN ENSURE ALL OUR TEAMS HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
21st Annual Holy Name Hockey Icebreaker Tournament! TIME IS RUNNING OUT REGISTER NOW!! WE ONLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING SPOTS AVAILABLE: Mite A- 1 PeeWee A - 1 Bantam B - 1 Bantam C - 1 www.holynamehockey.org Dates: Friday November 16th - Sunday November 18th 2018 - Games will start on Friday afternoon/evening and conclude with championship games on Sunday. · Location: The tournament is held in Western Massachusetts at conveniently located Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA, immediately off Mass Pike and Route 91 and has three NHL sized arenas. A link to the Olympia facility is here: http://olympiaicecenter.com/. There are some games that will be required to play at outlying rinks based on the number of teams attending and games needed to play. · Costs- Mite division $945.00; Squirt/Pee Wee $1,260.00; Bantam/Midget $1,275.00 · Tournament structure: 3 game minimum with Sunday Championship games. Mite division will play USA hockey half ice games. · Hotel accommodations- we have arranged for hotel options within 5 miles of the rink at group rates. More details available in the registration process. · Area Attractions- Western Mass is home to MGM Springfield, Massachusetts’ first casino, AHL Springfield Thunderbirds who play home games Friday 11/16 at 7:05 vs Rochester and Saturday 11/17 at 7:05 vs Lehigh Valley, Hockey East UMASS Amherst, Atlantic Hockey American International College, Basketball Hall of Fame, great local restaurant and entertainment venues within a mile of the rink.
The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience. Put simply, it’s doing what’s best for kids.