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Why the Penguins?  What do we do differently?

Ice, Ice, and More Ice
  •  We have practice slots of 1.25 hours for most teams
  •  Our experienced teams get full ice practices
  •  Teams have pre-season conditioning clinics, in-season skills 
     clinics, and specialty clinics (covered by tuition)

  •  Optional powerskating for second year Mites, Squirts and PeeWees (covered by tuition)
  •  Friday night full ice 'walk through' practices for our Bantams 

Last year, our older teams had approximately 70 hours of practice and clinic time.  At least a quarter and up to half of their practices were full ice.  Several of our teams had 80+ hours of practice and clinic ice.

Committed, experienced, independent head coaches
Our coaches have deep youth hockey experience.  The head coaches for most of our teams are independent (not parents).  They are on the ice with your child because they want to be, not because they have children on the team.  They take personal ownership for your child's and the team's experience.

Success on the Ice
The Penguins have been under new management for the past six seasons.  During this time our coaches took 22 of our teams to the League or District Playoffs and produced eight Playoff Championships.  This season our Midget 16AA team swept the regular season, won the NJYHL Playoffs, won the District Playoffs, and is going to NATIONALS.  Our Bantam Minor (2003 birth years) won the NJYHL Playoff Championship and is heading to Districts, While our PeeWee Minor (2005 birth years) were Finalists in the NJYHL Playoff Championships and are likewise heading to Districts.  Each year our teams reach the finals in popular tournaments from Washington to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Lake Placid, and Montreal.

We provide the best hockey while respecting your family
  •  Practices times and full game schedules for the entire season are posted in August
  •  Practices are mostly on recurring nights during the season
  •  Practice times are age appropriate
  •  We avoid major holidays for tournaments offering optional clinics instead

Bottom line, we give you top notch coaches on the most and best ice available in a club that respects your family's commitments while providing an environment for your player to thrive.