North Shore Hawks hockey is a skills based hockey program that provides skating and stick skills development in a structured team environment.
The philosophy of the NS Hawks is to develop every player and play every player. The emphasis is not on winning at all costs but rather developing the skills each player needs in order to become the best player he or she can become. We think hockey is one of the ultimate team sports and participation in our program requires a commitment to the team and your teammates. The curriculum will focus on skating - proper body position, edges, stride and puck skills - stickhandling, passing and situational play. We are also developing character. Hard work, sportsmanship and unselfish play are some of the attributes we seek to develop in our players.
For the 2016 / 2017 season, the NS Hawks will continue its commitment to practices and independently scheduled games on the North Shore of Boston, but will add league play in the Premier Hockey League of New England in order to support the competitive growth of our players and program.
Goalies receive free training with Brian D'Accord's Stop It Goaltending and NS Performance Training provides strength and conditioning for our older players. .
Bill Heney played net in college and professionally and as a former netminder understands how important individual goaltending instruction is for developing goalies. In order to provide our goalies with regularly scheduled goalie specific instruction, the North Shore Ice Hawks are proud to announce a new affiliation with Brian Daccord's Stop-It-Goaltending. All Ice Hawk Goalies will receive cutting edge goalie training to enhance their technique at no additional charge throughout the season.