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Monsters Youth Hockey
Cleveland Area Youth and Amateur Hockey
The Lake Erie Monsters are proud to be a part of youth hockey all across Northeast and Central Ohio. Northeast Ohio is one of the largest youth/amateur hockey markets in the United States and has a populous of over 250 teams from toddler-aged all the way to senior-aged adult hockey clubs. No matter your skill level or age bracket, there are a number of options to stay involved in the game of hockey.Click Here to learn about the different youth hockey programs available to help make memorable experiences. Below are links and details regarding area programs or information on how to register your team to be a part of the Lake Erie Monsters hockey family. Contact our Monsters Youth Hockey Specialist.
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|Monsters Youth Hockey Clinics|
The annual Monsters Summer Youth Hockey Clinic dates have been released! This summer’s clinics will be from Monday August 4th through Thursday August 7th at our official practice facility, OBM Arena, managed by IceLand USA down at Strongsville. The clinics will be led once again by Monsters Assistant Coach and Director of Hockey Affairs/Community Relations, Jock Callander, and other Monsters Hockey associates.
All attendees will be presented with an official Youth Hockey Clinic jersey, as well as FOUR (4) complimentary tickets to the Monsters 2014-15 season home opener, which will take place in October 2014 (date to be announced) at Quicken Loans Arena. The clinic will be for Mites and Squirts and will feature four days of one hour ice sessions per day. Below is the breakdown:
Spots are limited to the first 40 players per age level. Register by May 1st to receive the Early Bird rate of $120!
To register for this summer’s clinic, please visit http://groups.theqarena.com/lemclinics. Any questions, please contact the Monsters Youth Hockey Specialist – David Aitken, at 216-420-2519 or by email at DAitken@theQarena.com.
| Youth hockey in Northeast Ohio begins with the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League (CSHL). With over 160 different teams in various age divisions and 22 youth hockey associations involved in the CSHL, there are plenty of opportunities in Northeast Ohio to be a part of hockey.
The different age levels range from:
For more information on the CSHL and various youth hockey associations in your area: Click Here
To locate Youth Hockey Associations in the NE Ohio Area, use our Hockey Association Locator.
For those hockey players that look to develop their skills to the next level, there are different programs in Cleveland to continue to grow as a player.
The Cleveland Barons AAA hockey program from Squirts to 18 and under are one of the most respected programs in the country and are based out of Parma, OH. For more information about the Barons association, Click Here
The Cleveland Jr. Jacks are another area AAA hockey program, based out of a number of rinks in Northeast Ohio. For more information about the Jacks, Click Here
The Cleveland Hockey Alliance of Strongsville and Winterhurst will be boasting a new AAA hockey program with ages from Mites to 18 and under. For more information, Click Here
|High School Hockey|
There are approximately 45 high school hockey teams in the Greater Cleveland area. The Monsters work with these teams in terms of coordinating games at the Q, team-building events, community relation events, donations and fundraising. 37 of the 45 programs compete in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey league (GCHSHL)which is broken up into three talent divisions: Red, White, and Blue.
Eight teams formerly of the GCHSHL will now be in the new Great Lakes League and will consist of St. Ignatius, St. Edward, University School, Lake Catholic, Gilmour Academy, Padua, Holy Name, and Walsh Jesuit.
The North Coast High School Hockey League (NCHSHL) involves club hockey programs in Northeast Ohio who do not have a varsity high school program or work as their JV team. There are approximately 9 teams in the NCHSHL who compete against teams across Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.For more information on how your high school team can compete on the ice of Quicken Loans Arena, or for fundraising ideas, email the Monsters Youth Hockey Specialist.
Junior Hockey in the United States is the next level above High School hockey.
College hockey is broken down in different talent levels going from the highest NCAA Division 1 hockey to NCAA Division III. There are three NCAA Division I programs: Ohio State, Miami University and Bowling Green. There are no NCAA Division III programs.
The highest level of competition outside of NCAA in college hockey is the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Founded in 1991, the ACHA is one of the most respected college hockey organizations with over 430 programs in the United States. This is also separated by three divisions: ACHA Division 1, 2, and 3. The ACHA is a respectable association of teams and a valid option for players looking to extend their hockey careers after high school or junior hockey and pursue an education.
Here are a list of area ACHA programs:
|There are a number of adult hockey recreation programs as well as competitive programs in the Northeast Ohio area. Almost every area rink has a sponsored adult league, some of the biggest being Hockey North America (HNA) in North Olmsted, IceLand Adult Hockey (Strongsville and Winterhurst), Cleveland Heights Adult Hockey (Cleveland Heights), The Pond Adult Hockey (Chagrin Falls), and Mentor Adult Hockey (Mentor). For information on these programs please visit each rink website.
The Monsters have an active core of enthusiastic hockey players who are above the age of 18 and still love to play. To learn more about how to coordinate ice time for your adult league team or even to have a fundraising opportunity, email the Monsters Youth Hockey Specialist.
|Rink of Dreams!|
The area hockey teams mentioned above are not the only ones that have the chance to skate on the Monsters ice. You can too!The Monsters Rink of Dreams presented by Dick's Sporting Goods provides the opportunity for ice time to be available on each home game day. A minimum ticket purchase is required to rent the ice in either one or two hour blocks. The ice will also be available during the first intermission of every Monsters home game.
Tickets that are purchased to use the ice at The Q will be discounted from the face value. Often times teams will use then re-sell the tickets at face value as a group fundraiser. Just one idea for you and your team to make it on ice at The Q!