Our Bantam Teams plays 35+ games in the Valley Hockey League.
Team practices three times per week: twice with Program Director David Breen and once with Peter Carruthers.
Our developmental focus at the Bantam level is to grow players skills and game maturity that prepares them to play at the high school level and beyond. We work on more team-related concepts and systems including different forecheck systems, defensive-zone coverages, power-plays, ect. The Bantams like the rest of our teams continue to sharpen their skating skills with a season-long skating coach. In addition, because checking is allowed at this level, we teach the skills related to good body contact and body checking.
Our team size is limited, so your child gets more repetition, more ice time, and develops better than anywhere else (13 skaters max).
Goalies receive one private lesson per week with Mike Buckley’s GDS in addition to team practices.
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