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North Park Hockey Association, Inc. 

New York City, New York 

Youth Travel Ice Hockey  |  Since September 1987

OUR WEBSITE IS MOVING TO: www.northparkhockey.com

We will transition to the new website for purposes of REGISTRATIONS FOR 2018-19  

The SPRING PROGRAM currently in progress will continue to be managed via this website.

North Park Hockey Assocation is a private, non-profit youth hockey club based in New York City. North Park was founded in 1987 in Central Park, and we are proud to be heading into our 31st season in 2018-19. We offer programs from learn-to-skate through Bantam. Our learn-to-skate program is based at Bryant Park and runs from November thru February. Our travel teams (Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, and Bantam) play from September through May, with the exception of holidays, and we are grateful to be partnered with a variety of metropolitan New York City venues, including City Ice Pavilion, MacKay Ice Arena, Cutting Edge Ice Academy & Long Island City-ICE, among others. 

We compete against other elite programs in Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut & New Jersey, and our mission is to be New York City's leading hockey program focused exclusively on Mite through Bantam levels, while making a long-term commitment to our families to develop players from preschool through 9th grade. Our tryouts evaluate new players and make roster determinations for returning players. While we will address behavioral or attendance issues if necessary, we do not "cut" returning players based on an annual talent assessment. We have found players at these young age levels to develop at different rates, and over time, all will advance to a high level in our program. Our primary goal is to instill a lifelong love of hockey, which we believe is put at risk unnecessarily at this age with a more short-term mindset. 

We consistently produce graduates into AAA clubs and top high school teams. We accomplish our goals with a focus on coaching talent from the U.S. and overseas, as well as strength of commitment from our member families. We believe that there is ample competition within a 45-60 minute drive of Manhattan to develop talent at this age, so it is rare that we will travel outside of that radius to play games. We also encourage balance with the rigorous academic requirements in New York City schools, and with other extracurricular pursuits when not in peak season. Please note that North Park also offers a need-based financial aid program.

If you have any questions about playing for North Park, please contact  . And if you would like to schedule a game with our program, please contact Bara at 

Let's Go North Park!

North Park Captures Two HVHL Championships

North Park won two championships in the Hudson Valley Hockey League over the Feb 24-25 weekend. Squirt White won the 10U Select division with playoff victories over Rye Rangers and Hudson Valley Polar Bears, and Squirt Green won the 10U Elite division with playoff wins over the New York SkyLiners and the Hudson Valley Polar Bears. Congratulations to Squirt White Coaches Jason Michaud and Ryan Gottschalk and to Squirt Green Coach Martin Cejka for bringing home two more championship banners!


by posted 02/25/2018
North Park Posts a First and a Second in MEHL Gold Playoffs

10U Gold Champions

Congrats to North Park Squirt Green, Champions of the Metro Elite Hockey League 10U Gold division, and to North Park Bantam Green, which came in second in the 14U Gold division. Links to full recaps on the MEHL website below:

 

by posted 02/23/2018
Mites Road Trip: Yale

Mites Rinkside for Yale vs Princeton

On Saturday, February 10th, our North Park Mites visited New Haven for a fun overnight trip to Yale. We divided up our Mites into two balanced teams to face off against the Yale Junior Bulldogs at Yale's beautiful Eero Saarinen-designed Ingalls Rink, aka The Whale. In the evening the Mites watched the Yale team defeat Princeton 7-2. Special thanks to the Simonds & Brooks families for organizing the trip, including special tours of the varsity locker rooms and the alumni lounge.


by posted 02/11/2018
Andrew Nawn Service Award

Coach Andrew Nawn Accepts Service Award from Coach Earl Rix

In recognition of Andrew Nawn's TWENTY years of volunteer coaching service to North Park, we have established the Andrew Nawn Service Award to be given to volunteers who make an exceptional contribution to North Park. Andrew coached our youngest players, helping literally thousands of North Park players learn to skate, stickhandle and shoot, in our 6 & under Developmental Mites program. Coach Earl Rix presented the award to Andrew on February 2, 2017 at a reception attended by several "generations" of the North Park family, including past and present coaches, commissioners and players. Andrew, we sincerely appreciate the incredible contributions you have made over the years, in teaching our children both hockey skills and life lessons, and we hope to bring you out of "retirement" on occasion in the future. 


by posted 02/11/2018
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