The Huskies will host their 30th annual Silver Stick tournament over Thanksgiving weekend with over 300 games to be played at 7 different venues on 13 sheets of ice. Registration is now open ... click on the Silver Stick Tournament tab above to follow the link to registration.
Director of Player Development
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Emily Burton learned to skate at Baltimore Youth Hockey Clinics with her brother and father. She quickly fell in love with the game and signed up to play on one of the first all girls travel teams in the state, the Susquehanna Rapids. She captained the Rapids for 3 out of 5 seasons with the organization before setting her sights on becoming a college hockey player. Emily took her game to the next level by attending numerous summer showcases, scouting camps and committing to play in North America’s premier Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) for the Washington Pride’s U19 college prep team. In 2014, the JWHL coaching board selected Emily for the league’s annual All-Star Game and Showcase. Later that year she graduated from The Friends School of Baltimore and committed to Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she would be a starting defensemen for the college’s inaugural women’s hockey team. Emily graduated from William Smith College in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Philosophy and Psychology, earning Dean’s list in all of her last three semesters. Emily has lots of experiencing coaching – she has spent 5+ summers coaching with Tomorrow’s Ice and Navy Youth Hockey Associations. She also spent one summer coaching sailing in Annapolis to both kids and adults. Emily is committed to keeping youth hockey about learning and fun. She looks forward to sharing the lessons of humility, compassion, cooperation, competition and confidence with Howard County’s future athletes.
The Howard County Youth Hockey Club (HCYHC), also known as the Howard Huskies, is a not for profit hockey club started in 1971. At that time, there were 45 players. In the 2018 - 2019 season, we had well over 400 boys and girls playing.
The Huskies provide both recreational (CCHL) and tier-II travel (CBHL & EJEPL) hockey ensuring there is a team for every player’s skill and commitment.
We also host the largest SILVER STICK tournament in the United States every Thanksgiving weekend with over 100 teams.
Our Club’s emphasis is on sportsmanship, teamwork, and character; three themes you will hear woven throughout your experience.