The Northeast Youth Hockey Association Huskies offer Learn-to-Skate Hockey, Mites, Squirts, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget youth hockey groups at the University of Connecticut's Mark Edward Freitas Ice Rink.

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Affiliated with the UConn Huskies, 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 Northeast Huskies skate at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on the UConn campus, where the Men's and Women's hockey teams skate.  The Northeast Huskies not only offer in season general skills clinics as well as goalie clinics that are hosted by the UConn Men's and Women's hockey teams but we have a wealth of talented coaches!

If you have a future hockey star in your family and want to learn more about our program, please click on the Learn to Play tab. 

No prior skating experience is necessary for TYKES

Come check out our climate controlled rink at UConn and join us for some quality hockey!

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Reminder! Eastern Lightening Clinic Start Tomorrow!
Eastern Lightning’s Spring Clinic starts on 8/22 at UConn. Hope...
PeeWee A Victors!!
In dramatic fashion, the young men and women on the PeeWee A team...
Reminder! Eastern Lightening Clinic Start Tomorrow!

Eastern Lightning’s Spring Clinic starts on 8/22 at UConn. Hope to see you there.

Fall Conditioning Clinic- 6 sessions: Tuesday Nights (8/22, 8/29, 9/5)  Thursday Nights (8/24, 8/31, 9/7)

These six sessions will be run like our conditioning clinics in the past; the entire session is predominantly skating. We will teach skating skills, and build endurance and strength for the upcoming season.   

The coaching staff is often augmented by local High school coaches, College coaches and local College players. This summer will feature UConn Men’s Graduate Assistant Coach Tyler Helton.


5:15-6:25pm   Mites (2009 – younger) & Beginners with less than 2 yrs. experience

6:25-7:25pm   Squirts (’07,’08)

*7:35-8:35pm  Peewee (’05,’06) & Bantam (’04, ‘03)

*If enrollment fulfills minimum levels in the 7:25pm group, more ice will be reserved for age specific competition.

Eastern Lightning has been providing a complete hockey education to the Eastern Connecticut hockey player since 1994. Managed and coached by former E.O. Smith High School (’96-’05) and Northeast Huskies Mite Head Coach Mike Iacampo, these clinics provide innovative instruction for all ages and skill levels.

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Make checks payable to: Eastern Lightning Hockey, LLC

68 Latham Road Willington, CT 06279

Any questions, please call (860) 429-1896

GOALIES: Goalies will receive 1-on-1 instruction. They will also participate in all skating and conditioning drills.

by posted 05/08/2017
PeeWee A Victors!!

In dramatic fashion, the young men and women on the PeeWee A team bring home more Hardware!!  After going 5-0 in the tournament.  These Champions won after a two over time game, going 1-0 in the eventual shoot out that went the distance.  Tremendous!!!  How' bout those Huskies!   #wewillreign.

by posted 03/13/2017
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