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2020-21 NJ Ice Dogs Registration and Tryout Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following registration and tryout process will be followed for the
2020-21 hockey season:

  • Following the guidance from the AAHA (Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association), online registration is currently open and will continue until June 28, 2020 at which time players will be notified if they are assigned to a NJ Ice Dogs team.  Note: If you previously registered for the 2020-21 season, you do not need to register again.
  • We will try to accommodate and assign as many players as possible to Ice Dogs teams.  For those levels where there are multiple teams, individual team placement will be done at player evaluations during the practice slots in early September.
  • The tryout fee of $75 during online registration will be applied to the tuition balance
  • Players placed on an Ice Dogs team will need to send in a $500 deposit check by July 12, 2020 to hold your spot on a NJ Ice Dogs team.
  • For players not offered a spot on a Ice Dogs team, your tryout fee will be refunded

  • Final payment by check is due on August 12, 2020. 

  • Anyone placed on an Ice Dogs team will have until July 31, 2020 to withdraw from the team and be given a full refund of their deposit and tryout fee.  Withdrawing from a NJ Ice Dogs team can only be for financial hardship reasons due to COVID-19 and you will not be allowed to go to another hockey program during the 2020/21 season.

  • Ice Dogs practices and games will begin when the State, County and Municipal authorities will permit the rinks to open.  Once permitted we will follow the social distancing guidelines outlined by the rink providers.

  • We are planning to have a full schedule of games and practices for the season. Due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our practice, game and tournament schedule is subject to change.

  • In the event that the 2020-21 hockey season is cancelled before it officially starts, players will be issued full tuition refunds (less convenience fees)

  • If the season starts, but then is cancelled due to a 2nd wave of the COVID-19 coronavirus, prorated tuition refunds (less convenience fees) will be issued

For general questions regarding the NJ Ice Dogs please contact Joe Riina at [email protected]

Program Details

 - Mites: $700 for a combination of 20+ practices and games, plus one tournament.

 - Squirts: $1,800 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments.....Half price for goalies!!

 - PeeWee: $1,950 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments......Half price for goalies!!

 - Bantams:  $1,950 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments......Half price for goalies!!

 - Midgets (Short Season from Sept to mid-Nov.): $1,100 for 10+ practices and 12+ games....Goalie discount of $400

- 10% discount for siblings!!!

 - Practices are once per week lasting 1.5 hours.  (1 hr for Mites)

- "Plus games" are added throughout the season by our scheduler. They are chosen based on the level of competition and are played at no additional cost to the parents.

- Mites and Squirts will play in the Ice Vault house league and/or Hudson Valley League (HVHL). PeeWees through Bantam play in the HVHL. Midgets will play in the Mennen league and/or HVHL and/or independent games.  Practices and games will be at the Ice House and half at our opponents (within 20 minutes of the Tapan Zee Bridge). This provides us with the best level of competition available. 

 "Bring A Friend" to the Ice Dogs

The Ice Dogs are offering a $100 discount on 2020-2021 fees to any returning 2019-20 Ice Dogs player who refers or brings a friend to the Ice Dogs try-outs if that friend makes an Ice Dogs full season team (Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam) for the 2020-2021 season and then registers and pays all required fees to play on that team in the 2020-2021 season.  The friend must be someone who has not previously played or tried out to play on an Ice Dogs team.  Both the Ice Dogs player as well as the friend must identify and “claim” each other during the registration process prior to the try-outs.

The $100 discount will take the form of a refund to the Ice Dog player once all fees owed by the player and the friend for the 2020-2021 season have been collected by the Ice Dogs.

The "Fine Print"
Limit three redemptions of this offer per player.  (A player will receive a maximum of $300 discount, even if he refers or brings more than three friends to try-outs and they all make Ice Dogs teams).  Also, for purposes of this discount, no person can be claimed by more than one player as a friend referred or brought to the Ice Dogs.   Any disputes over the applicability of this discount will be finally determined in the sole discretion of the Ice Dogs.  Siblings are excluded as they already receive the larger sibling discount.  Current or former NJ Ice Dogs board member players or coach's players are excluded from this discount.