Below is what we know about State Tournament Scheduling and preliminary Play-In Tournaments for squirts, peewees, and bantams. As additional information is provided to us by the State organization we will update this page.
State Tournament, March 10-12, host SAM (Augusta). The top four teams from the Southern and Northern DIvisions will be entered in the State Tournament.
So Division Play-In, Feb 24-26 OR March 3-5 (host TBD)
State Tournament, March 10-12, host Brewer. The top four teams from the Southern and Northern Divisions will be entered in the state tournament.
So Division Play-In, Feb 25-26 OR March 3-5 (host TBD)
State Tournament, Feb 24-26, host MCSA (Rockport)
State Tournament Feb 24-26, host Maranacook (Kents Hill). The top four teams from the Southern and Northern Divisions will be entered in the State Tournament.
So Division Play-In, Feb 17-19, host TBD
State Tournament, Feb 17-19, host Gladiators (Auburn)
Welcome to Learn to Play Hockey (LTPH)!
You should have already received this information by email---group emails are sent to email address you used to register your skater. If you haven't, you should check your spam folder and add Midcoast to your "approved" senders.
The Board of MCYH is very happy that you’ve decided to join us! It must be obvious that we love the game and the program. Even though many of our kids are well past LTP there is still something thrilling about seeing the kid’s first steps on the ice as “real hockey players.”
Below is some information to prepare you for the first day of hockey this weekend.
First things first. When to come?
Generally Sundays, but check the calendar every week as dates and times can change.
Sunday morning and before….
While your player is on the ice…
Parents MUST remain at the rink and should remain attentive to their child on the ice in the event that we need to track you down with a tired skater, bathroom break, etc. USA Hockey does not permit parents to watch from the player’s bench.
Coaches will do their best to make timid skaters feel comfortable, but parents who wish to coach/assist will be permitted on the ice if they do the following:
Please email (email@example.com) ahead of time if you wish to assist on the ice. If you plan to accompany your child on the ice, please be prepared to help other skaters as well.
Remember to check the MCYH website calendar weekly for practice times and other updates. Additional hockey information is included below as an FYI. You can reach our director of developmental programs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you have yet to purchase your gear, please check our home page for local resources and deals!
Now, with business out of the way, let’s have some fun!
Sincerely, Benet Pols
Learn to Play Hockey (LTPH) Key Facts
The goal of “LTPH” is for the players to learn hockey in a fun and safe atmosphere. The LTPH program is designed to help a youngster progress through four stages of skating proficiency in order to prepare them for Mite-level hockey and beyond.
Skaters may begin LTPH at any of the four stages and proceed at their own pace. Coaches will monitor older kids with skating experience but trying hockey for the first time, and may recommend that they move up to Mini Mites/Mites at some point during the season (paying a pro-rated program fee). Younger skaters may take several seasons to progress through the four stages.
LTPH usually is scheduled for Sunday mornings at Watson Arena. However, due to fluctuating college team schedules and special events, practice times may vary throughout the season. LTPH practice times are listed on the CALENDAR tab of our website (http://www.midcoasthockey.org/page/show/453532-calendar). Sometimes changes occur on short notice – so please double check the schedule on Saturday afternoon/evening.
Because some kids will be using sticks and pucks - and because ice is hard! - we require all players to wear full hockey protective gear. When purchasing and fitting hockey equipment, remember two important factors: 1) make certain the player is adequately protected and 2) be sure the fitting allows freedom of movement so the player can properly perform the necessary skills. By carefully considering these two factors, your child will be more comfortable and will better enjoy their participation.
Required Equipment (see also the “Player Equipment Requirements” tab of our web site):
Volunteer Coaches Wanted
Our program would not be possible without our volunteer coaches! Parents with hockey backgrounds are encouraged to help out on the ice. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering your time and skill on the ice. Please make sure to contact us before paying the registration fee. Then, the only things you'll need are the ability to skate and a good attitude (plus skates, a helmet, and gloves).
Welcome back to Midcoast Hockey!
Please follow the link below to complete the registration process. Before we hit the ice in October we will collecting medical releases and "code of conduct" forms. Please note that you will only see options that are open to your skater based on his or her USAH age registration. If you are registering more than one skater, the options available for the second skater will not appear until you have entered the second child's data.
We will be entering squirt and peewee teams in two competitive leagues: tier 4 and tier 3. Teams on both these leagues will all complete a full schedule of games against regional associations as well as compete in tournaments. As you register please recall that our "Tier 3" team for squirts and peewees, and our bantam team were selected last March. Those players have already paid a deposit and the Tier 3 and bantam rosters are set.
In addition we are offering a developmental program for new or inexperienced players at the squirt and peewee level. This replaces the "Tier 5" program we ran last season. It will focus on fundamentals---a more thorough description can be found here, but it will closely mimic our mite program. Its cost matches our mite program as well.
As in the past the "two-pay" option is available. In addition, applications for financial aid will be considered in early October.
"You're in for something fresh."
Teaming up to support our teams, the Shaw's stores in Bath, Brunswick, and WIscasset reached out to help us this season. Their team effort will be a great start to our 2016-17 season.
Shaw's Brunswick, 147 Bath Road, Merrymeeting Plaza
Shaw's Bath, 1 Chandler Drive
Shaw's WIscasset, 670 Bath Road.
"When it comes to Commercial Real Estate we know what we're talking about........"
Priority Real Estate Group joins us for second year running! Last year they sponsored jerseys for Rusty's Market.
At the top of the hill in Brunswick, just opposite the First Parish Church and Bowdoin College, The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern joins us a jersey sponsor for 2015-16. Relax in the Heart of Downtown Brunswick.
4 Noble Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Joining us again in 2015-16 as a Jersey Sponsor, Cook's Lobster and Ale House!
Just past the cribstone bridge on Bailey Island. Go for the view, stay for the food.
Five County Credit Union sponsored us last season at the "Hat Trick" level so we are very happy to have them join us again this season as Team Jersey Sponsors!
"Banking Solutions You Can Trust."
Joining us for a second consecutive year as Jersey Sponsors, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, through its Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Community Partnership (CCSOP), shows law enforcement's commitment to youth development. The CCSOP raises funds from generous citizens and partners throughout the county during the year and then targets deserving programs. We thank the men and women of the Sheriff's Department for their continued confidence.
Joining us as a Hat Trick Sponsor for the 2015-16 season, Lee Toyota and Lee Nissan of Topsham have been familiar with the Midcoast Area for a long time.
McTeague Higbee, Lawyers, Allies, and Advocates for Maine People for over Thirty Years, joins us in 2015-16 as a Goal! sponsor. Thank you!
Lynch & Newman provides sophisticated legal services to clients throughout Maine from its offices in picturesque Damariscotta.
19 Vine Street
Based in Bowdoin, Maine but "Serving the Neuroscience Community since 1970," FHC has added MIdcoast Youth Hockey to the large number of community organizations they support each year. FHC joins us for 2015-16 as Slap Shot sponsor. Thank you.
Back again! G.M. Wild Construction has been supporting young hockey players in Brunswick for a long time both as a sponsor and on the ice. Thank you.
Davis Landscaping of Lisbon joins us as a slap-shot sponsor this year. A family business in its second generation, Davis Landscaping has been beautifying central and southern Maine In for 38 years.
78 Lisbon Street
Lisbon, Maine 04250
Joining us for a second year! Thank you Midcoast Orthodontics
80 Baribeau Drive
40 Summer Street
50 Main Street
The Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine Street in Brunswick, is open 6:00 AM on Saturdays amd 7:00 AM Sundays. That's plenty of time to get yourself something good for breakfast before the kids hit the ice. Thanks for joining us Little Dog!
The Great Impasta, at 42 Maine Street in Brunswick, joins us as a wrist shot sponsor for 2015-16. A Brunswick institution since 1984, the Great Impasta serves lunch and dinner. Thank you!
Country Fare Inc is a full service commercial site work and road construction company that can also supply all of your aggregate needs.
"Building Futures, Preserving Dreams." Thank you Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union for joining us in 2015-16 as a wrist-shot sponsor!
Quality builders since 1993. Thank you Wally J. Staples for joining us as a slap-shot sponsor!
Thank you to a new Wrist-shot level sponsor for 2015-16, WellTree, Inc.
Whether your trees need pruning, or storm damage prevention or cleanup, insect & disease management or limb and tree removals, WellTree has the certified tree care specialists to get the job done right.
Quality roofing services at a fair price for building owners throughout Central and Southern Maine.
669 Riverside Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Pro Stock Hockey, your online resource for authentic pro stock hockey equipment, has the products and accessories you need to help you get there! Our gigantic inventory of pro stock equipment includes sticks, gloves, skates, protective gear, game jerseys, practice jerseys and other NHL gear originally made for NHL players.
Building Trust in Buyers and Sellers
2364 Harpswell Island Road
Bailey Island, ME 04003 US
G. M. Wild Construction, Inc., started in 1987, specializes in custom residential design, remodeling and additions in the greater Brunswick area.
80 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011
40 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530