North Shore Ice Hawks, LLC hockey is a skills based hockey program that provides skating improvement and skills development in a structured team environment for players and their parents who want to keep it local and fun, avoid driving 100 miles to play the next opponent, but still develop as a player.
Hockey is an expensive sport. The Ice Hawks try their best to keep costs down for their players and families. Unlike most club teams, the Ice Hawks do not run a profit. Every cent paid by parents goes towards ice expenses.
The philosophy of the Ice 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.
Practices and games will all be on the North Shore of Boston except for travel tournaments. We attempt to keep games and practices at reasonable hours for parents and players. This is an independent organization that is not affiliated with any league. Local games. Local practices. Great skill development.
If you'd like to keep it local, fun and challenging for your son or daughter please contact
The Squirt Red team put in a dominant performance to win the Maine Hockey Development Winter Challenge tournament in Auburn ME, February 22, 2015. Playing in the Squirt championship game against a talented Jr Polar Bears team from Maine, the Squirt Red team walked away with a 7 - 1 victory and a lot of very happy faces. Congratulations.
We are planning on having 1 Half Season Midget team, 3 full season Pee Wee teams, 3 full season Squirt teams and 2 full season Mite teams including a Mite Instructional team. Team placement will depend primarily on a player’s ability, while other factors will also come in to play such as age and size.
Tryouts are at Pingree and scheduled for :
March 10 at 5:20 PM - Mites
March 10 at 8:00 PM – Peewees
March 17 at 5:20 PM – Squirts
March 17 at 8:00 PM - Midgets
We are also in discussions to add separate skills sessions with Pertti Hasanen on top of normal team practices, and will continue goalie training with Stop It goaltending.
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.