Northstars excited to partake in Coyotes’ Little Howlers program
As hockey grows all across Arizona, that growth is accentuated with the Little Howlers, an on-ice youth hockey program hosted in cooperation with the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Development Program, the NHL, USA Hockey, CCM and local hockey rinks.
The program consists of six one-hour sessions designed to provide kids ages 5-9 a risk-free introduction to the sport of hockey.
And the parents and players with the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) love the Little Howlers.
“The Little Howlers is an amazing program,” said FYHA parent Deja Allen. “Alex went from skating with a walker to skating backwards by the end of the season. The free gear was a huge plus and now, Alex is in his second year of 6U. The program definitely got him prepared for 6U club.”
For an incredibly low cost of $150, each child receives a set of CCM equipment to be used during the six-week clinic, including their own pair of skates TO KEEP, plus a membership to Howlers Kids Club and a voucher to a Coyotes game in the 2018-19 season.
There is an equipment fitting session run by PURE Hockey before the first on-ice clinic to ensure all parents and children are aware of the proper manner in which to dress the child. The classes are taught by the local rinks’ Learn to Play instructors and include special visits from Coyotes/Jets alumni Wayne McBean, Tim Watters and Greg Adams.
A graduation ceremony also takes place at Gila River Arena.
At the conclusion of the program, parents are given information on hockey programs across the state.
The new season of Little Howlers starts Nov. 4 and registration is available at www.FYHA.org.
For more information on the Little Howlers, visit https://learntoplay.nhl.com/coyotes.
— Travis Joralmon
(Nov. 2, 2018)