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Learn To Skate

Learn to Skate is the first step in a player’s development and is for children (ages 3-8) who have never skated before, or who have limited skating experience. It focuses on basic skating skills and is designed to be fun and build confidence on the ice to provide the fundamentals to transition into the Learn to Play program.  Learn to Skate is 1 session per week for 16 weeks, beginning in mid-October.

Learn To Play

The Learn to Play program is designed for young players who are looking to improve their skating and learn more about the game of hockey. Learn to Play focuses on skating and basic hockey skills. Players can choose to enroll in 1 or 2 days per week for 16 weeks starting in mid-October. It is run out of 2 rinks (Frear Park in Troy and Albany County Hockey Facility near the Albany Airport).

ADVANCE CROSS ICE MITES

The Advanced Cross Ice Mites (ACIM) program is for players 8 years old and under that have solid skating skills and are ready for more advanced skating and hockey skills. Focus is on skating skills, stick handling, passing, shooting and cross-ice game play. The program is 3 days a week for 20 weeks, 2 are skills sessions and the other is cross-ice game play beginning in October. ACIM is run out of 2 rinks (Frear Park in Troy and Albany County Hockey Facility near the Albany Airport).

TAHA Travel Mites

The Travel Mites program is for player 8 years old and under that are ready to play cross-ice games against other opponents.

For information on any of these programs, contact Walt Peretti Director of Player Development TAHAadmcoordinator@gmail.com

Troy Albany Jr. Engineers

The mission of the Troy Albany Hockey Association (TAHA) Jr. Engineers Program is to provide the best opportunities for the progressive development of all young hockey players in New York’s Capital Region and surrounding areas. Programs focus on overall player development, providing the opportunity for each child to enhance his or her skills in a positive environment creating an enjoyable experience for the entire family. Teams are selected with players’ ability, skills, and potential for growth in mind.

Jr. Engineer Program Summary

Troy Albany Ice Cats Program

The Troy Albany Ice Cats are beginning their 26th season.  Much has changed since the 1993-94 season and but the goal of developing players and providing a positive environment for our players and families has not.  Our Ice Cats become better players, form lasting friendships and graduate from high school and make their way to college.  To date, more than 80 Ice Cats have gone on to play college hockey at the Division I, Division II and Club levels.

This season, we have a 12U team, a 14U team and a 16U team.  New players have joined the Ice Cats and we are excited about our teams.  Our head coaches are Bill Kennedy,  Jennifer Speck, and Bryan Murray.  They are working hard to make to ensure that their teams have successful seasons.

Hockey is an exciting sport to watch and our parents will get a lot of satisfaction out of watching their daughters play.  Enjoy the season!

 

Richard Scammell

Director, Troy Albany Ice Cats

Girls Hockey Program

Ice Cats Alumni

The Ice Cats have produced several players who have played at the next level.  Here's a list of former Ice Cats who have played college hockey.  There are some others who have played college sports (softball/lacrosse).  

 

Jessica Matthews Amherst
Stacey Johnston Amherst
Lizzy Conguista Boston College Club
Nicole Wiart Boston University
Lauren Deeb Brown
Heather Neuberger Buffalo State
Jackie Blanchard Buffalo State
Colleen Senecal Castleton State
Caitlin Sommer Connecticut College
Danielle Blanchard Cortland State
Erin Fleury Cortland State
Judy Ellis Cortland State
Kate Ciraulo Cortland State
Katy Kennedy Cortland State
Kianna Gutenmann Cortland State
Kiersten Konrardy Cortland State
Michelle Fraser Cortland State
Katherine Thomas Duke (lacrosse)
Karen Colehour Elmira College
Kara Fairchild Elmira College Club
Moorea Splojaric Elmira College Club
Martha Crowley Endicott College Club
Abbie Barbieri Hamilton College
Heather Hoffay Hamilton College
Megan Ahern Hamilton College
Stefani Whalen Hamilton College
Julia Cronin Holy Cross
Samantha LePicier Lake Forest
Rachel Gettings Maine
Taylor Picncheon Morrisville State
Chelsea Torrico New England College
Kate Kellar New England College
Molly Morrison New Hampshire
Emily Barden Nichols College
Ashley Gersuk Northwestern (lacrosse)
Carolyn Valentine Norwich
Chelsea Torrico New England College
Kate Kellar New England College
Molly Morrison New Hampshire
Emily Barden Nichols College
Ashley Gersuk Northwestern (lacrosse)
Carolyn Valentine Norwich
Liz Rizzo Ohio State
Sarah Cruise Oswego State
Tori Trovato Oswego State
Geneva Wagoner Penn State Club
Helen Giroux Plattsburgh State
Sarah Sampson Plattsburgh State
Jennifer Conophy Potsdam State
Jennifer Smith Providence
Kelly Rider Quinnipiac
Sarah Limberger RIT Club
Ashley Gaylord RPI
Deanna Dougherty RPI
Heather Scammell RPI
Jennifer DiDio RPI
Jennifer Gregg RPI
Jennifer Scammell RPI
Laura Gersten RPI
Lauren Smith RPI
Teagan Ketchum Sacred Heart
Adrienne Phelps Saint Joseph's Univ. Club
Carrie Getz Siena (softball)
Rose Giarrusso St. Anslems
Katie Harvieux St. Francis Xavier
Abbie Bullard St. Lawrence
Colleen Kennedy SUNY Geneseo Club
Madison Albrecht SUNY Geneseo Club
Marianne Thomaris Syracuse
Sarah Kelly Syracuse Club
Jillian Nelsen Trinity College
Kara Douglas Trinity College
Marisa DiVietro UNC Lacrosse
Danielle Kimble Union College
Elise Nichols Union College
Kelly Fleming Union College
Sophie Vallas Union College Club
Courtney Miller University of Buffalo Club
Kasey Seidlinger University of Buffalo Club
Juliette Thibodeau University of Chicago Club
Lauryn Huck University of New England
Katelyn Shattuck University of Rhode Island
Jessica Leclerc Utica College
Kristen Corrigan Utica College
Cathy McEvoy Vermont
Abby Montuori Vermont Club
Joy Barbieri Wesleyan
Amanda Cooley Wilfred Laurier
Alexa Rango Wilkes University

Troy Albany Titans Program

The mission of the Troy-Albany Titans AAA Program is to provide age-appropriate skill development, competitive play and character development for youth hockey players. The Titans AAA program is aligned with the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) that emphasizes hockey skills and proper development with a high level of commitment.