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Long Island University Summer Hockey Camp

The Official Hockey Camp of the LIU Sharks Men's Division I Hockey Team

LIU Sharks Men's Division I Hockey presents its Summer Hockey Camp, Monday-Friday, August 7-11 at Northwell Health Ice Center, located at 200 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow, NY.

LIU’s Summer Hockey Camp will feature:

  • Practices run by LIU coaches
  • High-tempo practice drills
  • Scoring techniques
  • Game situation drills
  • Sessions led by guest coaches from NCAA Division I and IlI teams
  • LIU Summer Hockey Camp jersey included

Choose from one of two groups for your child:

  • Group 1: Entering Grade 5-8 (2008-2015): August 7-11 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Group 2: Entering Grade 9-12 (2003-2007): August 7-11 from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Cost is $500 per session per player.

LIU’s Summer Hockey Camp will be led by LIU Sharks Head Coach Brett Riley. Brett was named the inaugural Head Coach of LIU Men's Ice Hockey in May of 2020. A third-generation collegiate hockey coach, Riley came to Long Island from Colgate, where he spent the 2019-20 campaign as an Assistant Coach. Riley also has experience with first-time programs, as he built the Wilkes University program from the ground up, with a record of 16-8-2 in the team’s first year, earning Conference Coach of the Year honors. Riley spent the previous season working under Colgate Head Coach Don Vaughan. Prior to that, he spent his first season as a Head Coach, launching the Men’s Hockey Program at Wilkes.

While serving as Head Coach at Wilkes University, Riley's team ranked 14th in the nation in scoring offense, and third overall in most shorthanded goals scored. Named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Coach of the Year, Riley led three players to All-MAC accolades, a Rookie of the Year honoree.

Click here to register for LIU’s Summer Hockey Camp, or for more information, call (516) 606-6547 or email


Do you have what it takes to instruct the next generation of hockey players?

Submit your resume for consideration to join the Lions coaching staff.

Lions Uniform Fitting Nights

The Nassau County Lions will be holding its 23-24 season Uniform Fitting Nights at Northwell Health Ice Center, located at 200 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow, NY. All players are encouraged to bring their hockey pants, shoulder and elbow pads to ensure proper uniform fitting over their equipment.

Days and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 11 from 5pm-8pm: 16U & 18U Players
  • Tuesday, May 16 from 5pm-8pm: 8U & 14U Players
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 5pm-8pm: 10U & 12U Players

Note that if you are unable to attend your child’s designated Uniform Fitting Night, there will be a makeup date of Wednesday, May 24 from 5pm-8pm available to get your child fitted.

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.

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.



By Admin 02/22/2023, 10:30am EST


By Admin 02/11/2023, 10:30am EST


By Admin 11/28/2017, 10:30am EST


Nassau County Lions Hockey

480 West John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801

Phone: (516) 571-7009