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2018-19 NJ Ice Dogs Tryouts will be held at the IceHouse in Hackensack on the following dates:

 4/19THURS SQUIRT 2008-2009 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 4 
 4/19 THURS PEEWEE 2006-2007 7:15 PM 8:15 PM 4 
 4/24 TUES BANTAM MINOR 2005 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 4 
 4/24 TUES BANTAM MAJOR 2004 7:15 PM 8:15 PM 4 
 4/25 WED MIDGET 15 2003 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 4 
 4/25 WED MIDGET 16 2002 7:15 PM 8:15 PM 4 
 4/25 WED MIDGET 18 2000-2001 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 4 

Note: Mite Players (Age 8 and under) do not have tryouts. Only registration is required. 
For more information about the Mite Program please contact Joe Riina at: [email protected]

For general questions regarding the ICEDOGS please contact Joe Riina at [email protected] 

What You Will Need To Do For Tryouts

To tryout for the New Jersey ICEDOGS Please Do The Following:

1. Complete the online player registration via the NJ Ice Dogs web site.  If you already have a NJ Ice Dogs Blue Sombrero userid, please use that userid and click on the Login button in the upper right hand corner of the screen...If you don't have a NJ Ice Dogs Blue Sombrero userid, please click on the Register button in the upper right hand corner of the screen where you will be prompted to create one.  One you log in, you will be able to select the programs you can register for via the green button next to your player's name.  This will include a $60.00 non-refundable tryout fee if paid by April 13th. After April 13th the non-refundable tryout fee will be $85.00.  

2. Come to the rink a 1/2 hour before your assigned tryout time with a full set of equipment. 

3. When you arrive, check in at registration. You will be given a tryout jersey that is yours to keep.

4. Be sure to bring a check for $500. This is a non-refundable deposit that will hold your spot until the teams are picked. If you are chosen the $500 is applied to your tuition. If you are not then your check will be returned to you.  

4. Enjoy the tryout, best of luck!

Program Details

 - Mites: $650 for a combination of 20+ practices and games, plus one tournament.

 - Squirts: $1,700 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments.

 - PeeWee: $1,850 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments.

 - Bantams:  $1,850 for 20 practices, 30+ games and two tournaments.

 - Midgets (Short Season from Sept to mid-Nov.): $1,000 for 10+ practices and 10+ games

 - Midgets (Extended Season from mid-Nov to early March): $1,100 for 13+ practices and 16+ games

 - 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.

- 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. 

Optional Add-on programs

  • Small group clinics ($400)

    Small group clinics focus on hockey fundamental skills such as skating, stick handling and shooting.  Each coach will have no more than 5 players to allow them to maximize player interaction. There will be 2 small group clinics with each group having a total of 10 sessions with each session 60 minutes long.  Each session will be held every other week starting in October.  Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

  • High school tune-up clinic ($160)

    Hockey tune-up for high school players to get them ready for the high school season.  Focus will be on high intensity drills and skills.  There will be a total of 4 sessions with each session lasting 60 minutes and will be held from mid-October to mid-November.  Enrollment is limited to 18 participants.

New for 2018!   
"Bring A Friend" to the Ice Dogs

The Ice Dogs are offering a $100 discount on 2018-2019 fees to any returning 2017-18 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 2018-2019 season and then registers and pays all required fees to play on that team in the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.  Current or former NJ Ice Dogs board member players or coach's players are excluded from this discount.