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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Northeast Youth Hockey Association Assessments 2015-2016


Thank you for having your child assess with the Northeast Youth Hockey Association (the Ice Dogs).


Why do you do assessments?

Players are placed on the team / level at which they assess. This is to ensure a safe and positive experience for the player as well as the other members of his or her team. Assessments also allow the association to determine what level of play to register the team for.

My son or daughter is a goalie.  How do we assess?
For travel Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam teams please consult the schedule for appropriate times for Goalie Assessments.  Bantams, please contact the Coaching Director for Bantam team goalie assessments.

For which team should my child assess?

All players looking to participate in assessments for one of the travel teams will be required to participate in the mandatory assessments within their 2015 age-appropriate groups.

Travel Team Skater Birth Year Skater Age
Mite 2007 - younger 5 - 8
Squirt 2005 - 2006 9 - 10
Peewee 2003 - 2004 11 - 12
Bantam 2001 - 2002 13 - 14


How do I register?If you are not sure about Limited Travel or travel your skater should assess with the travel team that is associated with their birth date.

Click on the "Register Online" tab (on the vertical banner) before March 22, 2015. If your skater is a new Ice Dog, you will need to create an account for them. You will then be able to navigate to the "Assessment Registration" form. 

What is the assessment fee?

Returning Ice Dogs:
$25 if you pre-register on the website by March 10, 2015.  

$50 if you do not pre-register on the website by March 10, 2015.

New Ice Dogs:
$50 assessment fee for new players 


How will my child be placed?

All team placements will be based on the assessment results.


What should I do after I receive notice of team placement?

Returning Ice Dogs: will be notified within 3-4 days of assessment of team placement by a coach or coaching director.

New Ice Dogs: will have 48 hours to submit commitment letter and associated fee
Returning Ice Dogs have until April 3, 2015 to submit committee letter and associated fee.

What should I do if my child is too ill to skate or an emergency arises?

If the skater misses assessments due to a special circumstance (e.g., an injury, medical condition, family emergence, or other unforeseen emergency) with board approval he or she may skate at a makeup assessment. After he / she has been assessed the board will approve based on coaches’ recommendation. The player must have pre-registered to qualify for special circumstance.


When will assessments be held?
Assessments will be held at UCONN:


March 23, 2015

Mites: 5-6:15pm

Squirts: 6:15-7:20pm

Pee Wee: 7:30-8:40pm

All Dress as Skaters

March 24, 2015

Mites: 5-6:15pm

Squirts: Skaters & Goalies: 6:15-7:20pm
Pee Wee: Skaters & Goalies: 7:30-8:40pm

March 25, 2015

Call Back Slot and MakeUps
Bantams: 6:45-7:45pm 


*Times are tentative and subject to change