The Wilmington Nighthawks Youth Hockey Organization is an independent limited-travel organization with teams at the Mites, Squirts, Middle School, and High School levels. Players range in age from grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our home rink is the Skating Club of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware.
Nighthawks teams play games against other local area teams and participate in local tournaments.
The Nighthawks season begins in September and runs through the end of February. The schedule includes around 20 games, DSHA Playoffs for the Middle School team and local tournaments for each of the Squirt and Mite teams. All practices, Squirts and Middle School home games will be at The Skating Club of Wilmington. Mites home games are located at IceWorks in Aston, Pennsylvania, just a few minutes away from Wilmington.
All coaches are experienced volunteers and are first aid and USA Hockey Certified.
All players and coaches must be registered with USA Hockey prior to team registration.
USA Hockey fees are not included in the Wilmington Nighthawks pricing schedule.
Ice skates, stick, approved helmet with full cage, mouth-guard, shin guards, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, cup, pants, socks and jersey are all required equipment to play.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ken Kurz - President
Kyle Ukrainyc - Vice President
Vacant - Secretary
Jenn Miller - Treasurer
Jarod Champeaux - General Manager
PLAYING TIME PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the Nighthawks program is to provide fun first and balance the fun with an effort to learn the game and be competitive. In doing so, this will not be a program that plays 50 games per season. We will typically practice once per week and play one or two games on the weekend. If the players have the desire, there will be opportunity to move into a more demanding schedule as they get older. The Nighthawks program has produced good competitive players that have been taught proper skills and sportsmanship.
Our number one priority is for your child to improve on their hockey skills while having fun playing the game in a supportive and safe environment.
For any questions, please contact us.