The Wilmington Nighthawks Youth Hockey Organization is a community-based Tier II hockey club with a blend of full travel, scholastic, and learn to play youth hockey teams. Our home is the Skating Club of Wilmington.
The Nighthawks are members of a number of different leagues offering options for all ages and all skill levels. We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization looking for coaches and players at every level.
Travel/Club Hockey (U8-U18) - Delaware Valley Hockey League / Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJs by team only)
Scholastic - High School (Grades 9-12) - Delaware High School Hockey League
Scholastic - Middle School (Grades 5-8) - Mid-Atlantic Middle School Hockey League
Mites / Cross Ice (U8 Learn to Play) - Iceworks In-House Mite League
The Nighthawks season begins in September and runs through the middle of March. The schedule includes around 30-35 games for DVHL teams, 16 games for Middle School and High School, 12 games plus tournaments for Learn to Play Mites. All practices and home games will be at The Skating Club of Wilmington. Mites Learn to Play home games are located at IceWorks in Aston, Pennsylvania, just a few minutes away from Wilmington.
All coaches are experienced volunteers 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
Jenn Miller - Secretary
Kerry Smith - Treasurer
Jarod Champeaux - Hockey Director
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 twice per week for DVHL and once per week for scholastic/learn to play. 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.