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About The HUSKIES

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 2022 - 2023 season, we will have 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.

HUSKIES ANNOUNCE BRAD POWELL AS HOCKEY DIRECTOR

HOCKEY DIRECTOR - BRAD POWELL

Growing up in Hartford, CT, Brad began playing ice hockey at the age of 5. Coming up through grade school, he played for a number of local clubs in central Connecticut including Avon Youth Hockey. In his freshman year of high school, Brad played on the varsity at Cohasset H.S., outside of Boston. In the next three years (1998-2000), he played junior hockey for the Bay State Breakers of the USPHL, led by David McCauley. The Bay State Breakers program has sent more than 160 players to the collegiate level.

Brad played four years (2001-2004) for head coach Mike McShane at Norwich University in Vermont, a Division III ice hockey power. McShane, who previously coached at St. Lawrence and Providence, recently retired as the seventh winningest coach in NCAA history (742 wins and four National Titles). The Norwich Cadets won four consecutive ECAC East Championships, they played in three straight Frozen Fours, and recorded a combined record of 96-21-1 during Brad’s years on the team. In Brad’s junior season (2003), he and his teammates won the National Championship. Two of his teammates from Norwich later played in the NHL – Keith Aucoin and Kurtis McLean.

Brad graduated from Norwich in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education, with a minor in Coaching. Brad began his coaching career with the Baltimore Youth Hockey Club in 2011. He coached BYHC’s club teams for six seasons, moving from Squirt to Bantam. In the fall of 2017, Brad Powell was hired as Calvert Hall’s new Varsity head coach, taking over an acclaimed program that has won five MIAA Championships and a MAPHL Title in the prior decade.

Shaped by coaches such as David McCauley and Mike McShane, Brad Powell’s expectations of his hockey players are simple but time-tested:

• Hard Work & Dedication on the Ice
• Hard Work & Dedication in the Classroom
• Play Fast with Tenacity
• Commitment to the Team, the Teammates and Coaches
• Respect for the Game

Beginning with the 2020-2021 season Brad was hired to be the skills coach for the Howard Huskies organization.  Last year he continued his work as the skills coach while also coaching the Huskies squirt AA team.

Brad was named the Huskies Hockey Director on April 1, 2022.   In his new role, Brad will be responsible for directing all player development in both the Rec and Travel programs.  He will be involved in the tryout and team selection process, as well as assisting the Coaching Director in the selection of team coaches.  Brad will also facilitate player development through age appropriate skill tutelage incorporating age specific ADM focused training.  He will also oversee and work with the Girls Hockey Director and the club Goalie Coach.

Brad and his wife Erin live in Canton with their twin boys Frank and Brady.

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