Congratulations to all of the Nassau Travel teams for their exceptional performance, sportsmanship and dedication this season. Our Mite A, SquirtA, and PeeWee teams finished the season in 1st place of their respective GSYHL divisions, with both Mite A & Squirt A repeating as GSYHL Champions in thrilling fashion. Both teams also won 1st place in the invitational Riverbank Lightening Tournament in NYC.
All of our travels players put in extra time and effort to elevate their game and our program to new heights each year. I'm always gratified by the cosistently positive feedback I receive from our opponents on the degree of energy, passion, and poise that all of our players display both on and off the ice. We are all proud of the accomplishements you have made - both as individual contributors and as Nassau travel teams!
In exciting end of season action, Squirt A defeated Princeton Youth Hockey's Squirt 1 (National team) 4-2 at PDS. This comes on the back of their convicing 9-3 victory over the Lawrence Flames to cap off another storybook season for the Nassau Squirts!
Nassau Hockey League is open to boys and girls living in and around Princeton, NJ and the Hopewell Valley area. Our mission is to create a fun and relaxed environment for kids to make new friends while teaching them to skate, play the game of hockey and to have a good time. We strive to create a safe and disciplined environment where kids are able develop sportsmanship, respect for others, and also a strong work ethic. It’s common at the end of the season for parents to remark how much their children have developed on the ice. But just as often (and perhaps even more importantly), we hear how Nassau Hockey has helped to improve and transform their kids behavior off the ice as well. Hockey is a competitive and sometimes demanding sport. It often creates situations which require kids to dig down deep and to constantly reach for new goals. Nassau Hockey provides kids with an environment to grow both as hockey players and to develop character and skills that will serve them well in all facets of life.
The underlying key to the success of the Nassau Hockey tradition has been the restraint and support of the parents in helping us to create and maintain a constructive, low key atmosphere at the rink. We also are fortunate to have a high degree of participation from parents both on and off the ice. Your direct involvement is always welcomed. Just ask how you too can be involved!
Nassau Hockey has 3 divisions loosely based on age, although we have plenty of overlap to accommodate the outliers.
Juniors – Ages 4-7
Seniors – Ages 7-12
Varsity – Ages 11-15
The registration process will open up in August on our website. You'll be asked to first register with USA Hockey and then you can register for the appropriate house league division. In August we'll announce try outs for the Travel teams which are comprised of many of our best house league players who are looking for a bit more competitive play against other metro area clubs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions about Nassau Hockey!