Our mite development cross ice model is one of the best programs in the area for the new hockey family with players born 2015 - 2018 (for the 2023 - 2024 season).  We offer weekly practices that will foster growth of the basic hockey skills and help your young player gain the confidence to play in our full ice program. Playing in the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) our mite development teams enjoy a preseason jamboree, 18-20 cross ice games and a year end jamboree put on by the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) that will leave your young player wanting more. Team sizes are kept under 12 skaters plus a goalie to allow for plenty of action. Want more information? Contact Peter Alden

2023-24 Mite Development
Program Information
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Program Outline & Benefits:

This program is open to all players born in 2015-2018. Our Mite Development team averages two to three ice slots per week: Including weekly skills, practices and/or half-ice games. This league will feature weekly 4v4 half - ice games allowing players to get more touches of the puck and always be involved in the play. There may be additional game opportunities with other organizations for jamborees and scrimmages.

Other Program Highlights:

Season will run from September to end of February

  • Teams will typically skate 2-3 times per week
  • Program will feature weekly Professionally Run Skills Practices
  • Excellent coaching and volunteer staff to excel player development and skills
  • We follow the guidelines of USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM)
  • Skill development model & progression
  • Practices will encompass small group stations in order to keep the players active. We desire to work with players in smaller group settings to ensure better attention to detail and more repetition and puck touches.
  • Games will be played with all participants receiving equal playing time
  • We are building the foundation for kids to LOVE the game of ice hockey at EHA


Dates: March 6, 7, 8 & 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Locations: Northford Ice Pavilion & Total Mortgage Arena