It's not too late to join! We have several opportunities to get started - from beginner skaters to our Mite program! More information is available below or click on the "New to Hockey" link.
WHA and Kirk S. Nevin Arena operate three (3) programs for beginner skaters. Each program advances the skaters' abilities from beginner to the WHA 8U Travel Mite Program. Depending on the skaters' ability, you may choose to skip one or several of these programs.
1. Learn to Skate (Administered by Kirk S. Nevin Arena/ISI Figure Skating) Click on the link for more information.
2. Little Pens Learn-to-Play Program. Kirk Nevin currently holds only one Little Pens session per season. Following participation in the Little Pens program, players are encouraged to join the In-House program.
3. WHA In-House Hockey. The In-House program begins instruction in November of each year. Practices occur weekly on Wednesday evenings. Enrollment opens in October and closes in early-January. The season runs through late-March.
Hello WHA players,
WHA Alum Matt Bertani is bringing his MB Instructional Camp to Center Ice Arena from June 21 to June 25, 2021. More information can be found on their website. https://www.hockeycoachescorner.com/instructional-camp
Several WHA coaches have assisted with this program over the years.
New for 2021: MB Instructional Camp has added a new instructor to the team, Janine Weber. Janine is a perennial NWHL All-Star and current member of the Connecticut Whale. She was a member of the Austrian National and Olympic teams, competing in 10 World Championships. She earned her master's degree playing NCAA Division I hockey at Providence College.
For our goalies, James Mello will be providing goaltending specific instruction. James, a standout at Dartmouth, is co-owner of RI Hockey Academy. James specializes in goaltending instruction and one-on-one skill development. James starred as a Rhode Island high school goaltender at LaSalle Academy before heading to Dartmouth, where he is a member of the college's Athletic Hall of Fame. James also serves as coordinator of the LaSalle Academy hockey program and led the boys team to a Rhode Island state championship.
Westmoreland Hockey is thrilled to announce our new 12U Girls team for the upcoming 2021-2022 season! WHA has named Brad Meyers as head coach to lead our travel #girlshockey Eagles. Registration will open soon and tryouts will occur in April 2021.
More information will be posted on our website soon. For questions, please email WHA President Mary LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org).