Thank you all for your interest in our summer skills session to this point. Unfortunately, due to the rink’s new policy of parents not being allowed in the rink we have decided to put our Mite Skills Sessions on hold for the next two weeks. Once we have a better handle on the situation we will be sending out additional information regarding the restart of our summer skills program.
If any parents are interested in continuing with skills and are ok with having their player on the ice with no parental supervision they can contact Bryan Leitch (email@example.com 203 676 5229) and we will do our best to accommodate all players.
Mite Development and Learn to Play Skills Cancelled
Thank you for signing up for the GNH Warriors Mite Development and Learn to Play Skills. Unfortunately, the Northford Ice Pavilion has had to take further steps to ensure the safety of its patrons and has asked that no parents be allowed in the building during the skills sessions. Because of this, we have decided to cancel the Mite Skills session for two weeks while we reevaluate our ability to host skills sessions without parents in attendance. We apologize for the late notice as this new policy was relayed to us yesterday and we want to put the safety of our players first. All players that have signed up will have credits for future skills sessions or we will issue refunds if requested.
If you have any questions please contact Bryan Leitch at 203 676 5229
This program is designed for boys and girls making the transition from learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey programs to a more team-oriented, skill development hockey league.
The Warriors half-ice USA Hockey ADM format focuses on player’s ice awareness, skill development, and most importantly fun as they begin their journey in hockey. The focus in practice is on the fundamentals: skating, stick handling, shooting, and hockey IQ in a safe and fun environment. There are no tryouts for Mite Development. All players sign up and are evaluated at the beginning of the season before they are split into four teams.
All sessions take place at the Northford Ice Pavilion
Practices 1 weekday TBD and Saturdays at 7:30 am.
Games on Sundays at 9:50 am.
$1350 Includes on-ice three times per week (excluding Holidays)
Registration is open for First Strides, Connecticut’s Premier FREE Learn-to-Skate program developed by the Greater New Haven Warriors. The program provides aspiring players between the ages of 4 and up the opportunity to take their "first strides" in developing an interest in ice hockey. Emphasis is placed on the very basics of skating within a safe and fun environment. It is designed for first-time skaters only, please. Players who have previously participated in First Strides or another Learn-to-Skate program should register for the Warriors Learn-to-Play Hockey clinics.
Note: There is no cost to participate or use the loaner equipment (see equipment section below). All players must register with USA Hockey.
Coaching: GNH Warriors Learn-to-Skate Director, Mike Bouchard, and his coaching staff grew up playing youth hockey in the New Haven area, as well as in high school, prep school, college and at the professional level. In order to meet the needs of each child, Mike and his staff draw upon their personal playing experiences and their history of coaching many different ages and levels, as well as the USA Hockey ADM Model and their love of the game!
Equipment: Players should wear a helmet with full face guard, hockey gloves and hockey skates. Shin guards and elbow pads are recommended as well. A limited amount of skates and gloves are available for loan. Discounted new equipment packages are available from The Pro Shop of Northford Ice Pavilion and used equipment is also available from Hamden Sport Center at 2858 Whitney Ave in Hamden.
Dates: First Strides runs for 4 days in September and kicks off Saturday, September 19 at 8:40 am. All sessions last for 1 hour and are held at Northford Ice Pavilion. The full schedule for Fall 2020 is:
The Greater New Haven Warriors are excited to announce the launch of our U15&16 and U18 Tier 2 declared Midget teams. The Warriors Tier 2 teams will be comprised of the best local high school players in the area and will focus on development and preparation for the upcoming High School season while also competing in CHC Tier 2 Division in hopes of qualifying for the USA Hockey National Tournament in April 2021.
MIDGET TRYOUT DATES TBD
All players must register online for Midget tryouts.
U18 Level Coaches for the upcoming season at the will be Scott Page and Todd Forselius.
Coach Scott has been coaching with the Warriors for four seasons now following up his Major junior and Pro Hockey Career. Prior to the Warriors, Scott was coaching Tier 1 hockey in the New England District.
Coach Todd is entering his fifth season as a coach with the Warriors and has been both a head and assistant coach at the Tier 1 and 2 levels
U15&16 level Coaches for the upcoming season at the will be Bryan Leitch & Zack Currie.
Coach Bryan has been the Director of Hockey Operations for the Warriors for the past six seasons and has coached at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. Bryan joined the Warriors after his 4 year career at Quinnipiac University where he was a Hobey Baker finalist and 1 year in the ECHL.
Coach Zack has been involved with the Warriors for the past three seasons coaching mostly at the midget level. Zack joined the Warriors after Captaining the Quinnipiac University Bobcats and a multi year pro-career.
If you have any questions please contact Bryan Leitch at Bryan_leitch009@hotmail.com 203-676-5229.