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In-House Program
FUN”damental Hockey Program
The ECHO Stars and Mark McGrath have joined forces to offer the 2018 - 2019 In-House Hockey Program at the Bolton Ice Palace. Mark and his family of skaters have been teaching children the fundamentals of Ice Hockey for over twenty years.  The In-House Program will focus on Squirt/Pee-Wee/Bantam skaters (Birth years 2004 to 2009). In addition to skills development, there will be cross-ice and full ice games, as well as games against other youth hockey associations throughout the state. USA hockey has determined that practice, practice, practice is the most important component of skill development. Therefore, practicing the fundamentals of ice hockey will take priority, with a practice to game schedule of at least 4-1. This is a developmental program, under the direction of USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Coaching Instructors.

  • A fun, safe and positive hockey experience
  • Reinforcing the concepts of cooperation and fair play
  • Skills development in a fun learning environment while instilling self- confidence
  • Continue to feed our youths’ love of the game, while preparing them for future travel opportunities they may pursue.
  • Develop basic hockey skills based on participant’s skill level
  • Skating, Passing, Puck Handling, Turning, Stopping and Shooting
  • Development and refinement of game specifics


Boys and girls ~ Birth Years 2004 - 2009

  • Skating ability ~ Participants should have basic skating ability and some previous exposure to the game of ice hockey. Exceptions may be made upon an assessment made by the program director. 

Tuition: $ 295.00   per 8 week session
Saturday at 7:00 am                        Sundays 8:00 am

Session 1 will start 9/8/18

Registration is online.

Payment may be made by credit card or my check. Checks made out to ECHO may be placed in the black check box near the ECHO bulletin board on the Skate Rental Wall.
Late registrations will be accepted and prorated.  Prorated fees should be paid by check or using the Travel Team button in under Skater Fee Payments
EQUIPMENT:The following equipment is required: Stick, helmet, mouth guard, neck guard, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, and skates. Beginner equipment packages are available.
Please contact Mark McGrath for additional equipment information
Program Director: Mark McGrath