Written by Michele Bernstein Siegel Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00The Great Neck Park District Bruins Youth Hockey Teams are anticipating an extraordinary upcoming season. As the new season begins, our players are getting back on the ice with drive and enthusiasm. They are gearing up for the challenges they will meet on the ice knowing that the game encompasses more than mere skills and brute force. The power of the mind plays such an important part! Learning the fundamentals of ice hockey for all levels, from beginners to advanced players, is what this Tier III organization is best at. Learn to enjoy this wonderful game on and off the ice.
The Great Neck Park District’s newly redesigned and improved house league program is the best in the area. The Hockey Academy at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink is a dynamic program being offered to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12. No hockey experience is needed to participate. Specifically designed for the player who loves ice hockey but cannot make the commitment to travel or play a 40-plus game schedule, you will see that this program offers convenient times and sessions at modest prices. Join in, if you want to learn hockey and have lots of enjoyment in the process.
(The Bruins Mites are members of the USA Hockey Cross Ice Program. Ranging in age from 6-8 years of age, the Mites are always looking for new players. Our program focuses on learning the game of ice hockey, sportsmanship and the most important element: having fun! We are always looking for more players for our Mites team!)
The Squirt Travel Team (ages 9 and 10) practice every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and play their games every Saturday morning.
The PeeWee Travel Team (ages 11 and 12) is at a crucial point in developing their hockey skills.
The Bantam Team (ages 13 and 14) tends to be juggling social pressures as well as the demands of school. Hockey is a good way to let off some steam and work off stress. Our oldest teams are the Midget Minor and Midget Major Teams (ages 15-18). At this point, these players have decided to continue on with hockey through their college career or to just compete for healthy fun.
The Mites through Midget Major teams compete in the Long Island Amateur Hockey League (LIAHL) A Division. If you are interested in joining any of our hockey teams, please call Blaine at 487-2975, Ext. 128. Check out the Great Neck Bruins website at http://greatneckparks.org/bruins. Spend your Saturday mornings at the Parkwood Sport Complex’s Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with the Great Neck Bruins hockey teams!