North Shore Ice Hawks, LLC hockey is a skills based hockey program that provides skating and stick skills development in a structured team environment.
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. Local games. Local practices. Great skill development. There is a LOT of hockey talent in Northeastern Massachusetts. We feel that by eliminating the rat race of driving to another state every weekend to play a youth hockey game we help parents and kids recapture some of the lost time spent driving to rinks. Besides an occasional overnight tournament, your player's games and practices will be local and at reasonable hours.
Hockey is an expensive sport. The Ice Hawks try their best to keep costs down for their players and families and charge only enough to cover ice expenses and referees.
Goalies receive free training with Brian D'Accord's Stop It Goaltending and we've also brought in acclaimed skills instructors Pertti Hasenan and Neil Mulcahy to provide skills development for skaters throughout the season.
If you'd like to keep it local, fun and challenging for your son or daughter please contact
Still looking for something to make your player happy for the Holidays? Visit our online store and stock up on Ice Hawks gear for the Holidays! Orders placed by Friday, December 4th will be ready in time for the end of Hannukah or X-Mas!
If you have any questions about any of the items being offered, please contact Chad Sher at: or 978-828-3343
What’s been to whet your appetite for another weekend of hockey than a look back at the previous weekends action.
Midget Black. The Ice Hawks were impressive in a 4-1 win over the NE Stars this weekend with Will Ganim scoring all four goals. Will was the recipient of some terrific playmaking from McKinley Karpa weaving through the neutral zone and finding Will with a beautiful pass for a nice breakaway goal. Brendan Poliskey dangled around nearly every NE Star on the ice before sliding the puck over to Will for the easy tap-in goal.
The game featured great plays in all three zones starting with another solid performance between the pipes by Noah Poliskey, particularly in the final frantic 3 minutes of the game. D pairings Jake Gamble and Andrew Shea turned in some solid D play and penalty killing, while the Polisky brothers were deadly from the back end on the power play firing several bullets on net.
The power play was particularly sharp with several give and go’s and beautiful seam passes giving the NE Stars fits…
Zach Tinkham, Paolo Recupero, and Duncan Tolstrup were extremely effective in the offensive zone cycling the puck and generating quality scoring chances, with Tyler Edmonds leaving a dent in the crossbar in the final minutes of the game.
Pee Wee Red hosted Stoneham on Saturday at Governors Academy. The fans got more than they expected with these two very well matched teams. Both goaltenders wowed the crowds and Brady McClung put in his best performance of the season in between the pipes. Stoneham edged out the Ice Hawks in the end, with the Red and Blues only tally coming from Rafi Santomenna. Both teams held their heads high after a great hockey game, and a rematch is sure to be coming soon.
PeeWee White triumphed 6-2 over Wilmington. Nathaniel "Bulldog" Bibeault kicked it off with two goals in the first. Scott Daley added to the offensive charge by netting two goals as well. According to Coach Moots, he put one "where Mama keeps her Thin Mints". Colin Walsh shined in his first game on offense, scoring one for the team. Christian Burke played hard and scored as well. As always, Luke Graham played a strong game in net. It was an all-around great team effort, winning it for injured teammate Matt Lear.
Squirt White played a 5 – 5 tie in a rematch with Manchester Flames Squirt Select, a team that had beat us 1-4 last month. Back and forth game with Henry Stinson opening up the scoring with a nice breakaway goal. Flames came back to make it 4-1 but 3 goals in the 3rd period by Isaac Amigo brought us back to a tie. It ended in a tie with a late goal for each team. Once again a great game in goal for Trent Murzic and some very nice team play leading to multiple opportunities to score by the forwards.
Squirt Black played a 3-6 loss to Jr. Rangers 05 Selects. A shorthanded Squirt Black team played against a very talented Rangers team Sunday. The team held tough through the first period but the Rangers managed to get a few goals past Jack Crompton as the game progressed. The team did not give up and continued to play hard against a very deep Rangers team. The game ended in a 3-6 loss but featured some very nice goal tending by Jack Crompton who made some amazing saves to keep the game close. Casey Heney and Hanna Tsouvalas played solid D against the speedy Ranger forwards. Our team showed a lot of character in a hard fought loss and we are looking forward to a rematch this upcoming weekend.
Mite Blue had another grind it out game against Wakefield’s Mite 1 team on Sunday at Endicott. Although the result was a loss the defensive unit, led by Casey Heney, Mason Dyer, Finn Krantz and Emmet Snyder, did an excellent job moving the puck out of the defensive zone and through the neutral zone toward the opposing team’s goalie. This week Aaron Crompton channeled his inner Ken Dryden to make some fantastic saves to keep the game close throughout all 3 periods. The single Ice Hawks goal was scored by goalie (playing forward) Liam Burke with assists coming from Lila Graves and Lucas McKenna. Overall the team is improving steadily on defensive awareness, back checking, positioning and clearing the zone – the offensive game is picking up steam as shots on goal are slowly picking up. All in all the team skated hard and played well as they continue to improve their awareness and skating skills each week.
Mite Newburyport played a great game this past Saturday. Between Fishing, Birthday Parties and Flag Football games we were a bit short handed but the kids rose to the occasion and put in a solid effort. Harrison stepped in and volunteered to play goalie for us this week and was a brick wall in net. Up front, our scoring was led by Nick, Jesse, Connor Kolanos, Cyrus and Eli. We also received solid performances at both ends of the ice from Libby and Cameron. A special "job well done" goes out to Jesse, Nick and Connor Kolanos for their willingness to stay back and play Defense for the second half of the game. The team is making great strides in the game of hockey from week to week. It is a ton of fun to watch their positional play, passing and skating all improving. The kids had an opportunity to "set each other up" this week with some great passing plays that resulted in easy goals. We will get back to work on Wednesday as we prepare for our next game on Saturday the 21st.
Weekly summary w/e 11/8 (we know you've been waiting)
Coaches comment of the week: “Good to see the team be very respectful and good sports in a lopsided game.” – Squirt White.
Midget Black. Midgets played in a jamboree against both the Lynn Comets and the Wizards this weekend. I thought the team played it’s best hockey of the season rebounding from a poor performance the week before. The games were fast paced, hard hitting and a lot of fun to watch. Hawks fell behind a talented Wizards team 1-0 but battled back to tie the game 1-1 on a goal by Christian Fabbri with a nifty assist from Zac Tinkham. Goalie Noah Poliskey was in top form as were the defensive pairs of Sam and brother Brendan Poliskey and Jake Gamble/Andrew Shea. In the second game a rested Lynn Comet team who beat the Wizards earlier won 2-0 against the hawks, but the team continued to play very good hockey despite losing the game 2-0. McKinley Karpa and line mate Brendan Ferguson had excellent games as did Duncan Tolstrup and Paolo Recupero and Tyler Edmonds. Goalie Maddie Jalbert sidelined with a concussion and D-man Kyle Rollins sidelined with a bad collar bone break were both welcome additions on the bench supporting their teammates.
Pee Wee Red. The Pee Wee Red team put on their best performance of the season with a commanding 8-0 shutout over the Haverhill Thunder. The team had worked on puck movement and poise all week, and it definitely showed on Saturday. The team played a fundamentally sound game from offense to defense, for three periods. There were no standouts in this one as it was truly a team effort. Asst. Coach Bob Carroll commented on his team’s performance after the game: “I haven’t seen a game executed so well since my 5th year at Malden High. “
Pee Wee White. It was a hard fought battle yet Pee Wee White suffered a tough loss to Amesbury 10-4. Strong play was shown by Owen Rivard on defense and Luke Graham between the pipes. Lucas Hunt scored in the second period and Christian Burke led the offensive effort with a hat trick, with strong support from Colby Cherwick. Good team effort all around.
Squirt Black (aka NE Hawks). Aided by some friends from PW white and Squirt White, Squirt Black played in the Martian League Jamboree at Brooks Academy on Sunday afternoon. The pace was high tempo and the Ice Hawks played well. Scoring was led by Seamus Heney, Jonathan Keefe and Hannah Tsouvalas.
Squirt White. The team played in a lopsided win vs Amesbury Squirt A, tallying an impressive 8 goals to 1. Brendan Roach led the scoring with a hat trick. Other goal scorers were David Keefe (2), Jake Ryan, Abi Amigo and Henry Stinson. At the other end of the ice was another great effort in goal by Trent Murzic. Good to see the team be very respectful and good sports in a lopsided game.
Mite Blue. The team had another grind it out game against Beverly’s Mite 1 team on Sunday at Endicott. Although the result was a loss the defensive units, led by Mason Dyer and Finn Krantz, did an excellent job clearing the puck from the net as Aaron Crompton channeled his inner Tim Thomas to make some fantastic saves. Goals were scored by Bruce Danaher (2) and Dylan Pagliuca (1) with assists coming from Max Johnson, Lila Graves and Lucas McKenna. Overall the team is improving steadily on defensive awareness, back checking, positioning and clearing the zone – offensively the team is beginning to “get their legs” on aggressively battling for the puck in the corners and feeding that puck toward the net allowing for more rebounds and more shots on goal.
Mite Newburyport played against the Newburyport Gold while Pee Wee Black battled Lynn AAA. Big wins? Humiliating losses? It’s a mystery except to those who were there.
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.