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The Huskies are looking for volunteers to help staff the upcoming Silver Stick tournament over Thanksgiving weekend.   Acting as tournament marshals your role includes checking teams in, keeping games moving along, reporting scores, etc..  Please email Mike Donnelly at if interested in putting in some hours.

Huskies 10UB White Team is in need of a Goalie

The  Huskies 10U B White team is looking for a full time goalie. If you are interested in playing please email Bud Buonato @


Howard Huskies registration is open for our Rec division.  Teams at the squirt, peewee, bantam and midget level will all play in the CCHL.  Practice begins in early September.  Make sure you register by August 25th to secure a spot !
Peewee registration is full and now closed.
Please click here to register for the 2021-22 Howard Huskie Rec program for Squirt, Peewee, Bantam or Midget.


The Howard Huskies are fielding teams in Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget age groups for Rec.  The teams will be entered in the CCHL and practice will begin in early September.  Registration is filling up fast so be sure to secure your spot by August 25th.

Any questions can be answered by emailing



Please click here to register for the 2021-22 Howard Huskie Rec program for Squirt, Peewee, Bantam or Midget. If you attended the tryouts you don't need to register. Your travel registration will be transferred to Rec.

Please click here for 2021-22 Howard Huskies Cross-Ice registration.


New Gardens Ice House Safety Protocols - August 8

Effective Sunday August 8th at 5pm all customers and staff will be required to wear a face covering/mask when inside our facility regardless of vaccination status. Hockey players/Skaters must have a face covering/mask on while not on the ice and to the extend possible while on the ice surface. Coaches are required to have a face covering/mask on at all times including while on the ice. Officials must wear a face covering/mask when not on the ice and to the extent possible during game play. Official must have a face covering/mask on during faceoffs, when talking to players and coaches and when talking to the scorekeeper or in the scorers’ box.

14U Girls players

The Huskies are looking for a few U14 Girls players. Please contact Keith Ramsay for information about the team and a supplemental tryout. 

Huskies Camp Instructor Kalie Grant

The Howard Huskies are excited to announce that Kalie Grant will be a part of the camp staff for the upcoming pre-season camp set to start on Mon. Aug. 16th.
Kalie is a 2020 graduate from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where she played hockey at the NCAA Division I level. She served as the assistant captain and captain her junior and senior seasons, respectively. In her four-year career, Grant
finished with 138 games played scoring 13 goals and racking up 31 assists.   During her time at St. Lawrence, Grant was presented with the Andrea Blakely Scholar Athlete Award four times and was named an ACHA All-American Scholar during the 2018-19 season. Her other awards include being appointed the ECAC Hockey All-
Academic Team award four times, was selected as an ECAC Hockey Commissioners' Honoree, as the program's top scholar, and was elected a finalist for the Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete of the Year finalist twice. Prior to attending St. Lawrence, Grant served as captain of the Nepean Jr. Wildcats. Grant was selected to attend the USA Hockey National Camp three times. Grant
played a large leadership role as the captain of the hockey, soccer and lacrosse teams at Potsdam High School. Grant was selected to First-Team All-Northern and league MVP in hockey and lacrosse, Second-Team All-Northern in soccer.  Currently, Grant serves as the Assistant Coach of the NCAA Women’s team at Adrian
College in Adrian, Michigan. During her first year of coaching in 2020-2021, Grant helped lead the team to an undefeated 20-0-1 season and the program’s sixth straight SLAATS Cup Championship. She will be returning to Adrian College for the 2021-2022 season.
Grant has also worked the Can/Am Hockey School in Lake Placid, New York and the College Hockey Showcase in Estero, Florida. Grant graduated as valedictorian of
Potsdam High School, while also traveling over 2 hours, 4 to 5 times a week, to play Junior A hockey in Canada for the Nepean Wildcats. Kalie is the niece of Howard Hockey Director, Shawn Grant.


The Howard Huskies are pleased to announce a Preseason Development & Preparation Camp for Mites thru Midgets to be held at the Columbia Ice Rink.  The dates of the camp are Mon. Aug. 16 through Thu. Aug. 19


If you register before 7/31
Skaters - $300
Goalies - $200

Register between 7/31 – 8/14
Skaters - $350
Goalies - $250

Spots will be limited to 40 skaters and 4 goalies per age group

Register online at the link below:

What to expect

With limited spots, don’t miss out on a great opportunity at a great value to improve your skills, development, hockey IQ, and strength & conditioning.   You will learn from an experienced staff that all have a strong passion for hockey and teaching the game led by Shawn Grant and Brad Powell.  The camp will help get you ready for the season with 4 full days of hard work.  The camp will run from Monday, 8/16, through Thursday, 8/19.  The daily schedule will include:


9:30:  Arrive/Check-in
9:40:  Off-ice Workout
9:25:  Hockey IQ (Video, discussions, etc.)
11:10:  Get dressed for on-ice (Staff members will assist)
11:40-12:40:  On-ice (Skill development and game situations)

12:50:  Check-out

10:40:  Arrive/Check-in
10:50:  Off-ice Workout
11:35:  Hockey IQ (Video, discussions, etc.)
12:20:  Get dressed for on-ice (Staff members will assist)
12:50-1:50:  On-ice (Skill development and game situations)
2:00:  Check-out

11:50:  Arrive/Check-in
12:00:  Off-ice Workout
12:45:  Hockey IQ (Video, discussions, etc.)
1:30:  Get dressed for on-ice
2:00-3:00:  On-ice (Skill development and game situations)
3:10:  Check-out

1:00:  Arrive/Check-in
1:10:  Off-ice Workout
1:55:  Hockey IQ (Video, discussions, etc.)
2:40:  Get dressed for on-ice
3:10-4:10:  On-ice (Skill development and game situations)
4:20:  Check-out

2:10:  Arrive/Check-in
2:20:  Off-ice Workout
3:05:  Hockey IQ (Video, discussions, etc.)
3:50:  Get dressed for on-ice
4:20-5:20:  On-ice (Skill development and game situations)
5:30:  Check-out

Off-ice: Agility, quickness, acceleration, coordination, flexibility, strength, explosiveness and endurance.
Hockey IQ:  Video presentations, discussion, mental preparation and gaining hockey sense/intelligence.
On-ice: Skill development (skating, edges, balance, quickness, agility, stickhandling, passing, shooting, game situations, small area game and 30-minute scrimmage on the final day).

Goalies will have individual on-ice coaching with Coach Shawn Grant as well.

Attendance will be taken at all of the daily sessions and the player will be signed out by their parent at the end of each day.

Please have each player bring water, and any snacks to be eaten during the Hockey IQ session.

We are looking forward to a great camp and to help get you ready for the season!


The Huskies merchandise store is now open until July 5th.  Visit the link below to order !


Affiliate Releases Protocols for Reporting and Addressing Discriminatory Engagements

This week, the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) released protocols and guidance regarding violation of USAH's rule 601(e)3 - use of language that is offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature.  

These protocols outline the procedures officials must follow if they see, hear, or if it is reported that hateful or discriminatory actions have occurred before, during or after a youth hockey game.  This protocol applies to all games sanctioned by PVAHA, which includes all CBHL games.  


All Huskies coaches need to register for the Huskies program at the link below:


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The Team Maryland EHL Junior team is looking for families to billet their players for the upcoming season.  Help grow Junior hockey in our area by giving these young men from all over North America a welcoming home for the hockey season. See the attached flyer outlining some of the details.   If you are interested in learning more you can call the billet coordinator Lisa Donnelly at 410-262-4124.


Shawn Grant

Howard Huskies Hockey Director

Phone: 315-262-5985



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.


Make sure you follow the Huskies on the social media accounts below for all of the club updates !

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