Bantam hockey is an entry way to high school hockey and beyond. Players are self sufficient at the rink, they know how to prepare for the games and practices. We continue to help them with their skills training and at the same time provide coaching that helps them to be successful during games. We work to motivate the players to think about hockey and prepare outside the game or practice day as it promotes a healthy lifestyle and strong team concept.
Older and younger players may be eligible to skate with the Bantams dependent on coaches’ evaluation.
Birth Year: 2003-2004
DUE TO SCHEDULING CHANGES AT LASKER RINK, NY ICECATS WILL NOT BE OFFERING ANY BANTAMS PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON. WE APOLOGIZE TO OUR BANTAM FAMILIES, AND WE INTEND TO RENEW THE BANTAMS PROGRAM FOR THE 2018/2019 SEASON.
Practices: 20 practices held at Lasker Rink in Central Park, plus 5 pre-season clinics focusing on Powerskating, Stickhandling, and Team Play (New!)
o 5 Pre-season clinics on Sundays with Coach Martin Cejka. Time and Location TBA.
November thru December
o Saturdays 7:20 - 8:50 PM
o Sundays 5:40 - 7:00 PM (November Only)
Games: Approximately 20-25 games will be played at Lasker Rink on Sundays, plus end of season Lasker Cup tournament. “Away” games and clinics are planned at locations just outside of Manhattan.
Capacity: 16 players.
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