We are a non-profit youth hockey association offering programs for children ages 3-18 years old. Programs include travel teams from the Mite through Midget level, and a TYKES (Teaching Young Kids the Essentials of Skating) program. The Ice Dogs skate at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, the home of the UCONN Huskies.
If you have a future hockey star in your family and want to learn more about our program, please click on TYKES (Teaching Young Kids the Essentials of Skating) or contact us. No prior skating experience is necessary for TYKES.
Doug Franklin is March's Ice Dog Coach of the Month!
Some of Coach Doug’s fondest childhood memories are of playing youth hockey at The University of Connecticut with his father as his coach. Doug has been involved with The Northeast Youth Hockey Association since 2006. During the 2010 & 2011 seasons he served a term as Vice President & Co-Directed a Pee Wee CHC State Tournament at the Freitas Ice Forum. The highlight of the last 10 years with the organization has been coaching an amazing group of kids who have transformed into an amazing group of young men, his son Jason included.
The Ice Dogs Squirt A team defeated the Wallingford Hawks 6-1 today to win the Patrick Division and advance to the CHC Tier IV State Championship Tournament! Congratulations to the skaters and coaches!
We are happy to announce the 21st year of the Eastern Lightning summer and fall hockey clinics! This year's summer skills clinic will take place at the Freitas Ice Forum over 6 weekly sessions beginning on May 19 and the 6-session fall conditioning clinic will take place (also at Freitas) over the span of 3 weeks beginning on August 25. The price for each clinic is $125.
Learn more about the Eastern Lightning clinics here!
The Ice Dogs Bantam A team defeated the Northwestern Ice Hawks today 8-4 to win the Patrick Division regional championship and advance to the CHC State Championship! Congratulations to all skaters and coaches!