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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Our first session this season will be brought to you by The Bruins Academy Learn To Play Hockey Program

(The Little Bruins is closed but you can still participate in Session 1 - See the session dates below)

The program is available to boys and girls ages 4-9. For a registration fee of $100, the program includes a full free set of CCM equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional personalized fitting on 8/30, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches.  Do not miss out on this!

Your Set of Free Equipment Includes: Skates, Shoulder pads, Elbow pads, Hockey gloves, Hockey pants, Shin guards, Jersey, Socks, Stick, Helmet, and Equipment bag.  In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter. Registration for Session 1 ends 9/15/17. 

Sessions are held on both Saturday and Sunday mornings at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, yea, where the UCONN Huskies Skate!!

If you missed the sign up for the Bruins Academy deal the Northeast Huskies is always accepting registration to Learn to Play Hockey (TYKES)

Our Learn to Play hockey is the starting point for future hockey players ages 3-14.  This program will provide a fun, positive, and safe experience introduction to hockey, basic skating skills, and the development of teamwork, work ethic, and excellence.  We strive to give new skaters a fun and rewarding experience that will keep your skater wanting to return year after year.

Session Dates (Saturday and Sunday):

Session 1 - 10/14/17 - 11/26/17 (Little Bruins is closed but you can Register Here for our Session 1 that runs at the same day/time as Little Bruins)

Session 2 - 12/02/17 - 01/21/18  Register Here

Session 3 - 01/27/18 - 03/11/18  Register Here

**When you register please select the registration for the session you wish to attend.**


All TYKES will participate in our tournament on Sunday March 3, 2018, The Jerry Dunnack Tournament 7:15a-12:00p

Please check the individual TYKES web schedule for dates as we get closer to the season.  Check it often as there may be last minute changes. 

Email any questions to

Come try it out for a weekend at NO cost!

New skaters are always welcome! 

Cost is $100 for Session 1

Cost is $130 per Session (either Session 2 or 3).

We have a discounted rate of $235 payed to Northeast Huskies when you register for sessions 2 and 3 at the same time.  There is a $10 discount for additional children. 

We do have continuous prorated open enrollment in this program - come join us!

Some equipment is available to loan.