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WHA In-House Program Details

The Westmoreland Hockey Association In-House Program is designed for new and beginner level players who are looking to experience the sport of ice hockey. The In-House 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 In-House program operates as a feeder system for our WHA 8U Mite Program.

New for 2020. The In-House practices have moved to Wednesday evenings starting at 6:15 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. In-House 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 November 4, 2020 and continues through mid-March 2021.
  • Practices will be held once a week. Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm.
  • Cost of the In-House Program is $375 and includes:
    • Registration Fee
    • Game Jersey
    • Hockey Socks
    • Helmet Stickers
    • Participation in the 10th Annual Laurel Mite 8U Jamboree in March 2021.
      • Eligibility based upon birth year 2012 or later.
    • Invitation to the Season End Banquet at Dave & Busters and a player gift!
  • Enrollment between Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 is $350.
  • Enrollment after Dec. 31 will be pro-rated based on enrollment date.

To Register:

  • Registration is now available on our website through Sports Engine
  • Questions: please email WHA Board Member Sarah Peck at sarah.peck@me.com.
  • You must register online with USA Hockey (www.usahockey.com) 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 the Nevin Arena’s Learn to Skate Program before registering for the In-House Program. Information on that program is available on the WHA website and on the City of Greensburg web site: www.greensburgpa.org. This program replaces the former WHA Learn to Play Hockey program.

Questions? sarah.peck@me.com

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

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

 

Matt Bertani MB Hockey Camp

By MLN 03/03/2021, 9:00am EST

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.

12U Girls Hockey Coming to WHA

By MLN 02/19/2021, 3:00pm EST

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 (whaeaglespresident@gmail.com).

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