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. .
My son Griffin started a fundraising campaign three years ago to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital as a way to give back for the exceptional care he received there during two successful surgeries. What began as a school project has grown into a personal mission to increase his fundraising goal each year for this worthy charity. He raised $1,700.00 in 2014, $6,000 in 2015 and is hoping to raise $10,000 in 2016/17. For the past two years he has partnered with the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Corey C. Griffin NHL Pro-Am Alumni Tournament, specifically to benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Head Trauma Unit for concussion prevention and detection research.
In addition to web donations, Griffin will be hosting his third annual charity holiday skate on December 21st from 6pm until 7:30 pm at Pingree Rink in Hamilton, MA. Rick Middleton will once again be his guest of honor. There will be food and raffle prizes, including a signed Bruins jersey and hockey stick autographed by the whole team.
Some more information about Griffin’s fundraising activities can be found at the following links to WickedLocal and USA Hockey magazine
Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked #1 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals honor roll. More than offering great care, the hospital is known for its commitment to the Boston community—serving as the largest provider of health care to low-income children in our state. The hospital is also home to the world’s largest research center at a pediatric hospital, making discoveries that benefit both children and adults. Just one area of research we’re leading: concussions and injury prevention. Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic is a national leader in understanding and treating pediatric concussions, with a multidisciplinary research team and a clinical setting that receives more than 350 patient visits each month. Philanthropic support will advance critical research into this skyrocketing problem.
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.