The Patriots Hockey School is an entry level program for aspiring young hockey players. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of hockey which include: passing, stick handling, shooting and most importantly, proper skating. The primary goal is to develop the necessary skills required to play house league hockey. The Hockey School typically runs for 7-8 weeks (3 days per week) per session and requires no travel. Attendance to all sessions is optional, but the hockey director strongly recommends attending at least two sessions per week.
House league is similar to our school in the fact that players continue to develop and polish the fundamental hockey skills. However, unlike the school, skaters are placed on age specific teams that compete in the North Shore Hockey League. The season begins mid-September and concludes early March after the season-end tournament. Teams practice once per week (21-22 weeks) and play a 16 game schedule (8 home and 8 away). A bi-weekly skill/power skating session will be available to all house league participants at no additional cost. Travel is limited to rinks within an hour of RecPlex (many are closer). Attendance to all team practices and games is expected while the skill sessions remain optional.