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WHA Little Eagles In-House Program

The Westmoreland Hockey Association "Little Eagles" Program is an in-house program designed for new and beginner level players who are looking to experience the sport of ice hockey. The Little Eagles program gives players a fun, safe and competitive playing atmosphere from ages 4 to 10 years old. Whether you are coming from the Little Pens Learn-to-Play program or you are a looking to have your child learn in a more structured environment, our program will give you the practice time necessary to advance your skills and enjoy the game of hockey! The Little Eagles operate as a feeder system for our WHA 8U Mite Program.

NEW FOR 2021. Little Eagles practices have moved to Tuesday evenings starting at 7:20 pm. This is a shared ice slot with the 8U Mite skaters. Westmoreland Hockey hopes that this change will allow In-House players to benefit from the coaching staff, developmental structure and station-based practices as implemented for our travel Mite program. Little Eagles players will participate at their own pace, as a group, and will not be expected to keep up with the Mite skaters.

  • Beginner or new players from ages 4 – 10 are eligible.
  • Program begins on October 4, 2022 and continues through mid-March 2023.
  • Practices will be held once a week. Tuesdays from 7:20 pm to 8:20pm.
  • Cost of the Little Eagles Program is $375 and includes:
    • Registration Fee
    • Game Jersey
    • Hockey Socks
    • Helmet Stickers
    • Participation in the 12th Annual Laurel Mite 8U Jamboree in March 2023.
      • Eligibility based upon birth year 2014 or later.
    • Invitation to the Season End Banquet at Dave & Busters and a player gift!
  • Enrollment after Dec. 1 is $300.

To Register:

  • Registration is now available on our website through Sports Engine
  • Questions: please email WHA Board Member Lauren Gradwell at
  • You must register online with USA Hockey ( to get a membership number. There is a cost for membership for players over the age of 6.

Full hockey equipment is required for this program. If your child has no skating experience, please enroll them in Kirk Nevin Arena’s Learn to Skate Program before registering for the Little Eagles Program. Information on that program is available on the WHA website and on the City of Greensburg web site: This program replaces the former WHA Learn to Play Hockey program.

Questions? Lauren Gradwell:

Other Beginner Programs

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)

2. Little Pens Learn-to-Play Program

3. WHA In-House Hockey


Recent WHA in-house News

2022 Laurel Tournament Registration

By MLN 11/16/2021, 12:00pm EST

Register now for the 51st Annual Laurel Tournament (2022). Tournament information and registration are now open on our website.

The Laurel Tournament is the perfect way to finish your 2021-22 hockey season. Teams from all around the US and Canada participate each year. Don't miss out!

Spirit Wear Sale

By MLN 09/30/2021, 9:45am EDT

Our spirit wear sale is up and running through Dominic's. You can place your orders through 10/10/2021 . Items will be delivered to the rink.

2021-22 WHA Tryout Dates Confirmed

By MLN 04/21/2021, 10:00am EDT

Westmoreland Hockey is excited to announce tryout dates for our 10U to 18U teams. Registration will be open soon. See the schedule below for specific dates and times relative to each age group. All tryouts in June will take place at Palmer Imaging Arena (formerly Center Ice Arena). 

NOTE: 12U Girls Tryouts are on April 20 and 21 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena. For 8U/Mite players, there will be no formal tryout process for this season, but we encourage you to register and join our growing Mite program. Mites will have a registration "tryout date" of April 21 in order to begin confirmation of our program numbers in advance of next season.

10U - Squirt  
Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Monday, June 7, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM


12U - PeeWee  
Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:25PM to 8:40 PM
Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Monday June 7, 2021 7:25PM to 8:40 PM


14U - Bantam  
Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:50 PM to 10:05 PM
Friday, June 4, 2021 7:25PM to 8:40 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:25PM to 8:40 PM


16U/18U - Midget  
Friday, June 4, 2021 8:50 PM to 10:05 PM
Monday June 7, 2021 8:50 PM to 10:05 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:50 PM to 10:05 PM


Goalie Only Wednesday, June 9, 2021
10U and 12U Goalies 6:00 PM to 7:10 PM
14U, 16U and 18U Goalies 7:20 PM to 8:30 PM