The mission of the Troy-Albany Titans Program is to provide age-appropriate skill development, competitive play and character development for youth hockey players. The Titans program is aligned with the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) that emphasizes hockey skills and proper development.
The mission of the Troy Albany Hockey Association (TAHA) Jr. Engineers 8u 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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!
Director, Troy Albany Ice Cats
Girls Hockey Program
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).
|Lizzy Conguista||Boston College Club|
|Nicole Wiart||Boston University|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|Sarah Limberger||RIT Club|
|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|
|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|
|Abby Montuori||Vermont Club|
|Amanda Cooley||Wilfred Laurier|
|Alexa Rango||Wilkes University|