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Announcing 2016/17 Travel Team Assessment Dates
ECHO Invites You to Try Hockey For Free
Focus on Development - Star Training!
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Announcing 2016/17 Travel Team Assessment Dates

by posted 02/11/2016

by posted 02/02/2016
ECHO Invites You to Try Hockey For Free




At 8 AM on Saturday February 20, 2016 Eastern Connecticut Hockey Organization will be hosting a Try Hockey for Free event at Bolton Ice Palace.  This event will be held in conjunction with USA Hockey's "Hockey Day Weekend across America" Celebration.  This event is an excellent chance to provide kids with the opportunity to take the ice and give hockey a try.  ECHO hosted a similar event in November and we had an excellent turn out so we are looking forward to another successful event.  

ECHO is reaching out to our membership group to assist us in spreading the word and help make our event a success.  USA Hockey has provided marketing materials to support our event.  These materials are tailored to our event and can be printed with or without sponsorship information as needed.  Our membership base is spread over 20 towns and 5 counties.  As such ECHO is looking for volunteers that can assist us with distribution of the marketing materials in the schools throughout the area.    If you are interested in helping with distribution please contact Grow the Game Representative Mark McGrath or Co-Presidents Brian Wry and Trevor Bailey.  Their contact information is listed below.       

The link to our event is included below.  Clicking on this link will take you to the registration page for our event.  While the target age group for the event is 4-9 years old, the event is open to everyone so please spread the word to any friends, family, classmates etc...  No skating or hockey experience is necessary.  As with our November event there will be plenty of equipment on hand, although we do recommend you bring your own bike, lacrosse, ski or skate helmet, and plenty of volunteers to help get the kids on ice.  Once the kids are on the ice there will be plenty of volunteers to assist them there was well.  Each participating skater will be given a jersey and a participation certificate.  Please contact us with any questions and feel free to refer anyone who is interested to our attention. 

As we have stated many times before our Learn to Play, House and Mite Limited Travel programs are the bedrock of our organization.  Please help us support the growth of our programs and create future Stars!


Thank you & We'll see you on the Ice!  

Brian Wry - Co-President - 860-384-1330 

Trevor Bailey – Co-President - 860-729-5263 

Mark McGrath – Grow the Game Rep ECHO – 860-490-5796

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by posted 01/27/2016
Focus on Development - Star Training!


As discussed at the recent town hall in Newport, ECHO is making some changes to practice schedules and adding some new development features.  Please monitor your player's schedules closely over the next two months so you stay aware of these changes.
ADM Skill Practices- ECHO is bringing back the once a month ADM skill based practices.  These will range from 65-80 minute sessions and accommodate several players on a sheet of ice.  The purpose of these sessions is to increase repetition and skill development.  Players will be in small stations with other players going through many drills to develop on ice skills.  The first of these will be the week of 1/25 on the Tuesday and Wednesday practices.  We adjusted each team and kept each family on their current practice night so as not to disrupt your calendars. 
Power Skating Instruction-  Many of you are familiar with Anita Carrano and her Edge Out skating program as well as her LTS program that many ECHO players took part in.  Beginning in January Anita will be attending practices twice a month to work with each team on power skating.  Power skating will teach our young stars how to more effectively use their edges in hockey situations and to generate more power and speed.
Goaltending Clinics- Our goaltending training partnership continues with CT Crease.  Our January goalie clinic will be held on Sunday January 17 at 8AM. We strongly encourage all goaltenders to attend this session.  CT Crease send 3 instructors and we provide BCR players as shooters so the quality of shots is consistent and providing adequate work for our goalies
Dryland Training at Tolland Rec Center- Our season-long dryland training program continues in 2016.  These sessions will be held biweekly on Friday nights, with Mite & Squirts working out at 6pm and the Pee Wees & Bantams at 7pm.  We encourage all players to attend these sessions as they are designed to enhance agility, balance and coordination.
We appreciate your support of the ECHO program and hope that you find these programs beneficial to the athletic development of your young player.  Please provide feedback on these and any ECHO programs to the Board of Directors at
Thank you!
#WeareECHO   #StarDevelopment

by posted 01/11/2016
ECSU Hockey is Back at the Bolton Ice Palace!

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by posted 09/23/2015
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