Hope you all had a great summer and are looking forward to another fun season of Nassau hockey. Thank you for your patience while we rebuild our website. There are a few notes as we get the season started:
HOUSE LEAGUE starts October 15th, all slots are at PDS.
7:00 to 8:15am for returning Seniors
8:25 to 9:40am for returning Varsity
9:50 to 11:00am for returning Juniors and all new to Nassau players
For those interested in playing TRAVEL hockey:
BANTAM Travel tryouts start this Saturday - 6:00 to 7:30pm at PDS, for anyone age 13 or 14 (as of 12/31/11)
PEE WEE Travel tryouts start this Sunday - 4:55 to 6:05pm at PDS, for anyone age 11 or 12 (as of 12/31/11)
GIRLS U 12 Travel tryouts start this Sunday - 6:20 to 7:30pm at PDS, for all girls ages 12 and under (as of 12/31/11)
SQUIRTS Travel tryouts will start October 16th - 7:00 to 8:10am at PDS, for anyone age 9 or 10 (as of 12/31/11)
MITES Travel tryouts will start October 15th - 6:00 to 7:00pm at PDS, for anyone age 8 and under (as of 12/31/11)
FREE TRENTON TITANS TICKETS!
You may be aware the Trenton Titans have returned to replace the Devils as our local pro hockey team and are now led by former Nassau parent and volunteer, Rich Lisk. In an effort to provide a fun outing for Nassau hockey and to support the Titans, we have arranged to provide a complementary ticket to the Titans home opener to ALL Nassau players, siblings, coaches and parents. The details are as follows:
Game: Trenton Titans vs. Florida Everblades
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7pm.
Where: Sun National Bank Arena - 650 S. Broad St. Trenton.
Please order your tickets by contacting Megan Cook at the Titans. She can be reached at (609) 341-1100 ext. 506 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All tickets ordered prior to October 14, will be mailed to you. Any tickets ordered after that date will have to be picked up at "will call" on the night of the game but ALL tickets must be ordered in advance. Parking is available directly behind the arena, at the Hamilton Avenue lot for $6 (sorry we can't help you with that). We only ask that you do use the tickets, if you order them. We hope this will be a fun night for the kids and a way to say thanks to all the parents, coaches and volunteers that make Nassau Hockey possible. Have fun!
Valid from 09/23/2011 to 10/31/2011
Our 45th season at the Princeton Day School (PDS) rink is set to begin this fall. Our House League will begin on Saturday, October 16th and will conclude at the end of March. Travel team tryouts, selections and practices will begin the first week of October (see below). Nassau will continue to supplement our travel team schedule with regular ice sessions at PrincetonSportsCenter and the Lawrenceville School.
LEAGUE PHILOSOPHY: The Nassau Hockey League (NHL) was founded to provide an alternative to the more intense programs offered by other leagues. The charter of our league is to create a relaxed environment for the kids and to teach them to skate, play the game and have a good time. The key to this successful tradition has been the restraint and support of the parents in creating and maintaining a constructive, low key atmosphere at the rink.
USA HOCKEY: NHL is a member of USA Hockey. USA Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Membership gives NHL and our coaches and players access to USA Hockey development programs, practice manuals, official playing rules, USA Hockey Magazine and insurance coverage, among other benefits.
HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM: NHL offers the following House League programs:
JUNIORS Four teams, 15 players each, (no checking) for our newest and youngest players. Typically, the sessions are held on Sundays from 11:20am to 12:45pm consisting of a 40 minute practice session followed by a 45 minute cross-ice game. Players rotate on and off the ice in 2-minuteshifts.
SENIORS Six teams, 12-15 players each, (no checking) for our intermediate players. Typically, games are played at incremental times between 7:00am and 10:00am each Saturday. Players rotate on and off the ice in 1.5-minute shifts. In addition, Instructional Clinics will be held on Sunday afternoons throughout the season.
VARSITY Six teams, 12-15 players each, for our older and better players. Games are played at incremental times between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Sundays. Players rotate on and off the ice in 1.5-minute shifts. In addition, Instructional Clinics will be held on Saturday mornings throughout the season.
HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION & FEES: The entire registration and fee payment process will be done on-line this year through our website (www.nassauhockey.com). The on-line registration process will open on August 1, 2010. No player will be allowed on the ice until all registration applications are completed and all applicable fees have been paid.
In order to participate in the NHL, all players must first be registered with USA Hockey for the 2010/2011 season. A link to the USA Hockey registration form can be found on our website or by going directly to their website (www.usahockey.com). Each player must register under Member Type “Ice Player and Coaches.” You will fill in player information, approve the USA Hockey waiver and make a payment of $40 (no payment is required for players 6 and under but you must still register). You will receive an e-mail receipt and confirmation number from USA Hockey. PRINT IT OUT. You will need to enter the USA Hockey confirmation number (nine numbers p lus five letters) into the NHL on-line registration application in order to complete your registration.
After completing the USA Hockey registration process, you are now ready to complete the NHL registration application. Return to our website and click on the “Registration” button to begin.
The initial registration fees for House League players are as follows:
New Member $300 Returning Senior $500
Returning Junior $300 Returning Varsity $500
For returning players, registration and fee payment should initially be made based on last year’s House League assignment. Players who are new to the Nassau Hockey program should initially register as New Members. If a New Member or a returning Junior is assigned to the Senior or Varsity Program, an additional fee of $200 will be due to NHL.
All players will be notified of their preliminary House League assignment by e-mail prior to the start of the season. Final placement for this year’s House League will be made in the first couple of sessions and you will be notified if any additional fees are due to NHL. Final House League placement is based on space, ability and readiness for the next level and this determination will be the sole decision of NHL.
On-line registration and fee payment for returning players are due by Sunday, September 12, 2010. Places will be reserved for returning members up until that date. Thereafter, new members will be accepted in the following order: 1) Siblings of current members and 2) All others based on the date completed applications are submitted. Full time Goaliesare automatically accepted.
TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAMS: NHL will also offer the following co-ed (boys and girls) Travel Team programs. Participation in our House League program is required for all travel players up to and including Pee Wees. The Travel Team program requires additional fees and includes competitive tryouts and final selections. Those players who are interested in this program can sign up for the tryouts during the on-line registration process. Practice sessions and games will be weeknights and/or weekend days and evenings. Travel Team ages are as of December 31 , 2010.
MITES (8 & under)Fee: $750.00 (in addition to the house league fee)
SQUIRTS (9 & 10 year olds) Fee: $950.00 (in addition to the house league fee)
PEE WEES (11 & 12 year olds) Fee: $1,050.00 (in addition to the house league fee)
BANTAM (13 & 14 year olds) Fee: $1,250.00
Our Travel Teams will compete in The Club League. Our participation in the Club League will provide the opportunity for post season tournament play based on the league standings. We will also continue our traditional independent schedule with teams of equivalent ability and philosophy.
Tryouts for all travel teams will begin the first week of October. In order to participate in these tryouts, all players must first be registered with USA Hockey. Please consult our website for specific times.
EQUIPMENT: A team jersey will be provided for all House League team members. The jersey is yours to keep. Required equipment includes hockey skates, hockey helmet with full face mask, shin guards, hockey gloves, elbow pads and ice hockey stick. Older members should also wear shoulder pads, protective cup, hockey pants and a mouth guard. Please e-mail us if you have any questions.
ADULT VOLUNTEERS: All parents interested in coaching or assisting in any way are invited to indicate your interest on the registration application. We rely on parents being involved on the ice and encourage you to get on your skates. If you plan to help coach, please check the box on our application. As part of our insurance coverage, all coaches must register with USA Hockey and must wear helmets on the ice. Please register online (www.usahockey.com) under Member Type “Ice Player and Coaches.” The USA Hockey coaches’ registration fee will be reimbursed by the league. Please indicate your interest in learning more about our non-coaching needs by checking the volunteer box on the application.
NEW MEMBERS: The bulk of our new members are recruited by current and former members. If you have a friend or neighbor who may wish to play in the NHL, please encourage them to visit our website. We have openings at all levels and are especially interested in Junior (beginner) players.
SCHEDULES: Full season schedules will be available on our web site in October.
The completion of a registration application and the payment of any fees do not guarantee you a place in the league. Nassau reserves the right to refuse any registration application with full refund of NHL fees.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Colin McCollough Gerard Lynch
83 Fiddlers Creek Road 465 Herrontown Road
Titusville, NJ 08560 Princeton, NJ 08540
We look forward to another great season!
BEGINS on AUGUST 1, 2010
Visit our website at
3 Easy Steps
1. Register with USA Hockey and make payment
2. Print out your USA Hockey Confirmation Number (9 numbers plus 5 letters)
3. Complete NHL Registration Application and make payment
Valid from 07/29/2010 to 09/30/2010