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NCHL 2023-2024 Season Registration Now Underway - REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL SEPTEMBER 30!

Registration is now open for Nassau County’s premier recreational ice hockey program, the Nassau County Hockey League (NCHL).

Registration can be mailed to or dropped off in person at Cantiague Park, located at 480 West John Street, Hicksville, NY,

You can download the registration form here.

Rich in tradition and history, the NCHL was designed to enhance your child’s passion for the sport of ice hockey, under the guidance and coaching from USA Hockey-certified volunteers and coaches. All of our program’s coaches must be verified, trained, and accredited by USA Hockey, in order to enhance and expand your child’s knowledge of the sport and skill level on the ice.

NCHL Programs

  • Mite Program (ages 5-8): Skill Development and Cross-Ice Games: After initial registration according to ages, players will be placed in one of the following programs: “USA Hockey’s Red, White & Blue Program” (ages 5-8) designed to teach basic hockey skills without the competitive pressure of actual games. Fundamentals, learning and practicing skills in small groups are emphasized. The Mite Development League is designed for intermediate level players with emphasis on fundamentals, learning and practicing skills. Sessions are held Sunday mornings at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, N.Y. Schedule does vary and outdoor ice slots may be impacted by weather conditions.
  • Nassau County Hockey League (ages 9-14): This program consists of clinics, league schedule, team practices, exhibition games, and culminates in the NCHL Tournament. The program will take place at several rinks, including Cantiague Park Rink (Hicksville), Grant Park Rink (Hewlett-outdoors), Christopher Morley Park Rink (Roslyn-outdoors), and Northwell Health Center at Eisenhower Park (East Meadow-indoors). Sessions are usually held weekdays after 6PM, and mornings and evenings on the weekend. The Nassau County Hockey League, in keeping with USA Hockey and its national trends, is a non-check league.

USA Hockey Registration
All program participants must register online with USA Hockey and provide the registration receipt and confirmation number along with their registration forms. The USA Hockey Membership Web site can be found at (for more information about online registration, contact USA Hockey directly at [800] 566-3288, ext. 123).

Volunteer Coaches
We always need as much help as we can get, and we rely on volunteers and staff to help coach and manage our rec league teams. We require all of our coaches and volunteers to be vetted by USA Hockey, have a background check, and take the SafeSport in order to be behind the bench and/or in the locker room.

We understand there is a time commitment in going through this process, and the youth hockey players of Nassau County greatly appreciate your time in volunteering to be a coach.

Having past ice hockey experience is not a requirement to be a coach/volunteer with Nassau County Hockey. We will pair you up with someone who may be more experienced, but we are seeking a select few who are passionate about the sport, and more importantly, share the common goal of creating a more well-rounded athlete who adheres, who is respectful both on and off the ice, and adheres to the ideals of sportsmanship for the betterment of the game and all involved in the program in order to continue the success of our program.

Since the number of participants in each age level will be limited, registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to begin the registration process.

For more information or to register for the 2023-2024 NCHL season, click here or for more questions and/or information, please e-mail

Nassau County Lions Host Successful Golf Outing

The weather was crisp and the greens were smooth as the Nassau County Lions made a return to Hauppauge's Wind Watch Golf & Country Club for the program's 2023 Golf Outing. More than 100 golfers hit the greens for the 7:30am shotgun start and enjoyed a day on one of the Island's finest courses, competing for a good cause with all proceeds benefiting the Nassau County Lions Hockey program. 

Golf was followed by a luncheon in the spacious Windwatch Restaurant, as raffle winners were selected and prizes distributed to many in attendance.

Many thanks to the volunteers who donated their time for the day and made the event run smoothly from start to finish. Many thanks as well to the many sponsors for their generous support of the event.

Two Honored With Inaugural 'Pride of the Lions' Award

On February 25th, the Nassau County Lions introduced the first ever “Pride of the Lions” Award, an honor given to players who have spent their entire youth hockey career (8u-18u) as a member of the Nassau County Lions.

The inaugural award was presented to 18u co-captains Miles Hochman and John Dunn, both of whom began their respective travel hockey careers back in 2011 as 8U players.

In addition to this, Miles and John were presented with a citation recognizing their achievement from Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.

Pictured here are the Hochman family, the Dunn family, Nassau County Director of Hockey Mark LaMarr, Nassau Lions President Scott Gerstner, Administrator Eric C. Peck, bookended by the boys' first coach Rob Hoppe and last coach Ian Clugston.

Game Center 2023-24

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Nassau County Hockey

Nassau County Hockey's Mission and Vision
The Nassau County Hockey Program operates under the auspices of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums and exists to serve the interests of the residents of Nassau County.  Over the last quarter century, we have built a strong tradition of quality hockey programming.  Our staff has brought us to the respected position we now hold in the hockey community.  We are proud of that heritage and are committed to achieving even greater success.

Our Mission Is To Become The Best Hockey Program In The Nation
By the best, we mean a rapidly growing organization that provides innovative programming of the highest caliber for the youth of Nassau County.  Our goals go far beyond merely developing the athletic ability of our participants.  We want to help develop the character and interpersonal skills of each of our boys and girls in such a way that participation in one of the Nassau County Hockey Programs will benefit them long past the time when they hang up their skates.  Our aim is to develop first-class citizens for our county, as well as first-class athletes for our hockey teams.

People Are Our Most Important Asset
It is important that we:

  • Attract, motivate, and retain the most talented people in our hockey community for both our professional and volunteer staff.
  • Provide the opportunity for all employees and volunteers to develop their potential and make the best use of their abilities.
  • Promote mutual trust and respect for each other.
  • Practice open and timely two-way communications with the expectation and confidence that well-informed people will do the right thing.

Excellence Must Become A Way Of Life
This demands that we:

  • Define excellence as performing up to the public’s expectations and then doing more.
  • Maintain a dynamic growth-oriented environment that promotes teamwork and encourages individual initiative.
  • Provide leadership that will motivate both employees and volunteers to practice excellence in every dimension of their assigned responsibilities.
  • Pursue functional excellence as an integral part of our total program performance.
  • Take pride in all the programs and services that we provide to the citizens of Nassau County.

We believe that if we live and work by these values, we will establish Nassau County as the premier hockey program in the United States of America.



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Nassau County Lions Hockey

480 West John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801

Phone: (516) 571-7009