One again, our entire travel program, mite thru bantam, will be going to the Newport Christmas tournament. The dates of the tournament this year are Dec 27, 28 and 29. The game schedule is usually published a month or so before the tournament.
We have a block of rooms at the Hotel Viking as well as a block of rooms again at the Courtyard Marriott in Middletown. This year we have a LIMITED number of rooms at the Hotel Viking. I am hoping that our Bantam teams will choose to stay at the Courtyard Marriott, to allow the younger kids access to the knee hockey that the Hotel Viking provides in their ballroom – but I cannot dictate where you make your reservation.
To book at the Hotel Viking:
Call the Hotel Viking at 401-847-3300 - you need to speak with in-house reservations, not central reservations. Be sure to ask for the AVON HOCKEY rate, which is $109/night plus tax. Parking is an additional ($12/night), as are rollaways ($15/night), if you need one. There are a limited number of rooms with 2 Double Beds – if you don’t need a room with 2 beds, please book a room with 1 bed in the room.
UPDATE: The Hotel Viking is SOLD OUT of our room block
To book at the Courtyard Marriott:
Call 800.321.2211 and reference the Avon Hockey Room Block at the Courtyard Newport Middletown Marriott to make their reservations at the group rate. Again, it would be best to speak with in-house reservations as opposed to central reservations.
They may also book directly online by using the below link:
Avon Hockey Room Block
Start date: 12/26/14
End date: 12/29/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
· Courtyard Newport Middletown for $94 USD per night. No fee for parking
All USA Hockey CEP Clinics have been posted to the USA Hockey website.
The dates and levels are as follows:
Sept. 21st Upstairs IA
Remember, the NE District will not issue Temporary Cards for anyone. It must be an extreme circumstance to even be considered. Compliance deadline for coaches of split-season teams(Midgets) is October 31, 2014. This includes National and Non-National Declared teams. Compliance deadline for coaches of all other teams is December 31, 2014.
Also, please remember that coaches will not be placed on a roster until they have completed their SafeSport training. In addition, please check very carefully whether your current Level 3 certified coaches that expire 12/31/14 need to attend a Level 4 clinic.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
USA Hockey, NE District CEP Instructor – CT C: 203-809-2035 Email:
Includes: SKATES, HELMET, GLOVES (YOURS TO KEEP!!) AND 3 SESSIONS OF ICE TIME
Our LTS program (ages 4 and older) is an ideal way to introduce your youngster to ice skating. This program will consist of 3 hours of on-ice instruction with the primary focus being that of developing an interest in on-ice activities with the possible future migration into an organized ice hockey program. This program is primarily for non-skaters with most of the time spent developing skating skills through fun and games.
****Date Change - Saturday LTS moved to Monday****
LTS DATES: Sunday, October 12th @ 10:20am, Monday, Octonber 13th @ 5:00pm and Wednesday, October 15th @ 5:00pm
DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM (DP)
ACFYHA's Developmental Hockey Program is designed to continue to help your youngster develop his/her skating skills and introduce the great sport of ice hockey. Our highly qualified instructors teach your child through a series of drills in a fun and energetic environment. Our on ice program consists of skill stations where small groups are rotated through varying drills so our instructors can help anyone who needs reinforcement.
DP starts Sunday, October 12th @ 8:00 am
(DP skates most Saturday and Sunday mornings.)
MITE IN-HOUSE (MIH)
The in-house program is for second year skaters and organized to give every child interested in ice hockey a chance to play. This program is designed to focus on continued skill development through small area games while providing opportunities to play hockey in a cross ice setting. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and the development of self-esteem are stressed.
MIH starts Sunday, October 12th @ 7:00 am
(MIH skates Saturday and Sunday mornings.)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN RIGHT NOW AT AVONHOCKEY.COM
LTS participants will be measured for equipment on Saturday, September 27th & Sunday, September 28th at the Avon Old Farms ice rink from 8:00am to 12:00pm; equipment will be available at the first LTS session.
For more information visit us at:
Or contact Scott Miller, ACFYHA Director of Hockey Development at: