We are a non profit youth hockey association offering programs for children ages 3-14 years old. Programs include travel teams from the Mite through Bantam level, a House team 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.
Eastern Lightning has been providing a complete hockey education to the Eastern Connecticut hockey player since 1994. Organized and coached by former E.O. Smith High School Head Coach(’96-’05) Mike Iacampo, these clinics provide innovative instruction for all ages and skill levels.
The Summer Clinic(5/20-6/17) is designed to teach skills with a concentration on skating and hockey specific skills and awareness. Hard work is rewarded with a scrimmage at the end of each practice. Drills and scrimmages match players of equal talent to ensure a safe and challenging game for all. Unlike a summer day or overnight camp which only lasts a week, this experience will help your child to play over the course of 5 weeks. This clinic helps each child to be a better player and not just brush up on some skills.
Team rosters for the 2014-2015 season are based on evaluations performed by independent assessors, and will provide each child with a fun and competitive environment that allows for maximum growth potential. Final team rosters are subject to change based on commitments.
Returning players are required to commit by April 4, 2014 in order to ensure team placement.
New players to the organization are required to commit within 72 hours of today’s posting 3/30/2014.
A late fee of $100 will be applied for any commitment fees received after the deadline.
Commitment includes completion of the commitment letter and commitment fee.
Commitment Fees can be paid online by visiting our Online Store or mailed in.
Commitments letters can be found in the Documents section of our website.
2014-15 skater fees will be determined once NEYHA receives commitments from its players. Skater fees are based on overall # of committed players. The board will make its best effort to provide the fee structure within 30 days of team determinations.