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What Is Elite Hockey?


The Elite Hockey Academy  is a high-performance program that prides itself on professional coaching, excellent player development and maximum exposure opportunities. Our objective is to prepare student-athletes both athletically and academically for the next level, with the ultimate objective for players to succeed on and off the ice 

About Elite Hockey Academy

  • The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is a Tier I travel league comprised of teams from the Atlantic, Southeast, New York and New England districts. The league has over 125 teams that come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia. It is the league’s mission to develop these young players and move them on to the next phase of their playing careers.
  • The main purpose of the Elite Hockey Academy is to help players, and coaches advance their careers to the college and professional level.
  • Each team plays a 60-65 games regular season schedule starting in late September, and playoffs finish in early March.
  • AYHL, CHC & ECEL games at the midget and Bantam levels are regularly scouted by Prep, Junior, NCAA and NHL teams.
  • Since playing competitive hockey often requires a player to move to the team’s city, the Elite Hockey Academy help arrange housing and educational opportunities for the players coming from out of town or internationally.

Complete Development Model
At Elite Hockey Academy, we provide a “Complete Development Model” to help our players prepare for their next level of play. We strongly believe in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete student-athlete, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of our team’s success.
Complete Development Model

  • Team Practice – 3-4 days / week
  • Individual Skills Training – 2 days / week
  • Team Travel Accommodations
  • Professional Strength & Conditioning program – 2 days / week
  • Weekly Video Analysis
  • Baseline Testing – 3 times / season
  • Full-Time Coaching Staff 
  • Goalie Coaching – 2x / week – Pro Crease – Jared Waimon (Quinnipiac) & Matt Michno (Brown University)


Full-Time Coaching Staff
One of the biggest advantages that the Elite Hockey Academy offers to its student-athletes is a dedicated full-time coaching staff. Our team of coaches is solely committed to our players. Our staff spends their day working on the development, exposure and advancement of our players to help them prepare for their next steps as a student-athlete. Our coaches have played at some of the highest levels of NCAA hockey (UMass-Amherst, Quinnipiac, RPI, Castleton) as well as professionally (NHL, ECHL, Quinnipiac, USHL, NAHL & more).  

***The Elite Hockey Academy coaches have currently committed over 50 players to top division I and III universities since 2010, including over 10 players drafted by the USHL and 5 players drafted in the NHL.***

For more information click here or please contact Peter Alden, General Manager, at 203-444-7634 or