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Allison Stringer's Summer Camp
Skating Skills for Hockey Performance Enhancement For Mites,...
Squirts win VHL Championship!
The NRSA Squirts completed the season at the top of the Valley...
NRSA Squirts Lead VHL All-Star East Team to Championship!
North Reading Squirt hockey players, Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato...
NRSA Squirts Lead VHL National AA
Have you seen the NRSA Squirts Play Hockey? WOW, what a team!...
Return to Play Guidelines after Head Injuries
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Free Summer Learn to Skate

Fridays 6:05 pm - 7:05 pm
July 10, 2015 through July 31, 2015
Peabody, MA 
The NR Youth Hockey is pleased to announce a LEARN TO SKATE program for boys and girls aged 4 and up.  The program is suitable for children with limited exposure to skating.  This new program will be free to all North Reading residents and qualified families from other surrounding communities.  Space will be limited in order to keep the student/instructor ratio effective.
The Intro to Hockey program will be specifically suited for boys and girls that have some skating experience or those that show sufficient skating competency to participate in small area games and activities while wearing hockey equipment. The players will work on (1) basic skating skills, including ready position, forward skating and stopping, and (2) introductory hockey skills such as stick handling, American Development Model and USFA’s Introduction to Hockey series.  Sticks, pucks, balls, ringlets and other tools along with small area games will be utilized to introduce these children to basic concepts of hockey.  5 on 5 traditional games are not appropriate for this age group and will not be utilized.  Children in this program are required to have skates, wooden stick and a helmet.  Hockey equipment such as  HECC approved helmet, shoulder, shin and elbow pads as well as gloves are required. 

For more information, please click here
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For questions contact NR Learn to Skate and Hockey Clinic Director Dan Collins at 617-877-2490 or

by posted 06/19/2015
Allison Stringer's Summer Camp

Skating Skills for Hockey Performance Enhancement

For Mites, Squirts, & Pee Wee’s

by Allison Stringer, MS, PT Professional Skater & Physical Therapist

Burbank Arena, Reading Massachusetts

Tuesdays --- July 7 through August 25, 2015 5:00 – 5:50 pm $250 ($225 if paid by 5/15/15)


Program Goals & Objectives

Teach players proper skating technique to:

 Increase stride length

 Improve forward & backward skating

 Improve edge quality

 Develop quick turns & changes in direction

 Develop quick starts & stops


 Speed & Agility

 Strength & Endurance

 Power & Control

 Reaction Time

Program Format

5:00-5:10 full ice skating

 warm up

 skills

 technique

5:10-5:50 small groups by skill level to focus on

 Forward skating

 Backward skating

 Stops/starts

 Transitions/turn

 stick handling/puck control while skating

Please return with full payment ($15 non-refundable registration fee)

$225 includes registration if received by 5/15/15

$250 after 5/15/15


Young hockey players believe skating fast means moving their feet fast. The best way to skate fast, however, is by utilizing proper technique. Players must first slow down and gain "edge quality" and control. After learning now to use their edges properly, the hockey player will then more efficiently gain speed and power. Allison Stringer’s program is a unique opportunity for the developing hockey player to learn technique in order to improve skill, speed, strength, and stamina. Players will be prepared for the fall season-- skilled skaters make better players!


Allison McCann Stringer, Physical Therapist and Professional Skater, is the Clinic Manager for Pro Ex Physical Therapy in Woburn MA. Allison specializes in Manual Physical Therapy for patients with orthopedic injuries to the spine, & sports medicine. Allison is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She on ice coaches Mite, Squirt, and PeeWee’s with NRSA-North Reading Hockey, professional staff with North Shore Skating Club. She is the Team Physical Therapist for North Reading School of Ballet’s Academy Performing Team, is a member of the Sports Medicine Society of the USFSA, the Professional Skaters Association, and was the 2002-2005 Team Physical Therapists for the Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams.

AllisonStringer@comcast.net 18 MacArthur Road North Reading 01864 (978) 207-0048

by posted 05/11/2015
Squirts win VHL Championship!

The NRSA Squirts completed the season at the top of the Valley Hockey League (VHL) Squirt National division with an outstanding 28-5-2 record and a remarkable 171 goals vs. 90 goals for the opponents in 35 games. The Squirts led all 225 VHL teams in wins, goals and goal differential.

There is nothing better than playoff hockey and the NRSA Squirts gave us plenty to cheer about! The first opponent was a formidable Agawam team. The Hornets got started quickly with Landon Phillips moving the puck to defenseman Justin Daley. Justin made a lead pass to Cole Lopilato, who broke in for the first goal, only one minute into the game. Three minutes later, Justin Daley made great pass to Joey Collins, who fired it into the net. Additional goals by Jake Mikulski, Joe Repetto and Lopilato scoring two more, for a hat trick, rounded out the scoring. Justin Daley ended up with three assists, Landon Phillips had two assists and Max Hampoian and Teddy Suny assisted on Mikulski’s goal for a convincing 6-3 victory for the Hornets. Our defensive standouts Justin Daley, Joe Gattuso, Matt Young, Deven Tucker and Jenna Dinapoli kept Agawam at bay along with fantastic goal keeping by Sam Elliott. Alex Selverian, Nathan Phillips and Vincent Pastore were superb in their fore checking, back checking and offensive attack.

Next up were the Reading Rockets and they were no match for the Hornets. Joey Collins netted the first goal on a pass from Cole Lopilato. Forty seconds later, Lopilato scored on a beautiful pass by Teddy Suny. With only ten seconds remaining in the first period, Joe Repetto broke in alone and scored unassisted for a 3-0 lead. North Reading kept the pressure on in the second period, but Reading’s goaltending was determined to make this a game. Finally, Cole Lopilato scored in the third period on a great pass by Joey Collins.  Teddy Suny finished off the Rockets with a goal at 1:29 in the third period with assists going to Matt Young and Landon Phillips for a 5-0 final score. The Hornet team kept up its intensity with credit going the entire team for keeping the Rockets scoreless. However, the big story was the masterful goaltending by Deven Tucker. Deven turned away shot after shot, keeping the Hornet team charged with energy, and recording a critical shutout.

The Hornets were now poised to take the Championship and they did not disappoint us. The Methuen Rangers were a tough team and back in the net was Sam Elliott and he put on a show. The Hornet defense of Patrick Tannian, Justin Daley, Joe Gattuso, Matt Young, Deven Tucker and Jenna Dinapoli was frustrating the Rangers with superb play. Forwards Vincent Pastore, Nathan Phillips and Alex Selverian pressured the Rangers and the league-leading offense turned it on. Joey Collins, who played defense most of the year, moved to forward and scored 11 goals in the last ten games. Jenna Dinapoli moved the puck to Lopilato who passed to Collins. Joey took care of business and knocked in the first goal to electrify the crowd. Twenty seconds later Cole Lopilato set up Landon Phillips and there was no looking back. Methuen tried to hold on for a while, but the Hornets stung again for three goals in just over a minute. Lopilato, Collins and Max Hampoian scored, putting the Hornets up 5-0 with assists by Joe Gattuso, Landon Phillips, Jenna Dinapoli, Teddy Suny and Jake Mikulski. Teddy Suny and Joe Repetto both scored unassisted in the third to make it a final 7-2 Championship victory over the Rangers.

Congratulations to the NRSA Squirt VHL Champions!

by posted 04/14/2015
NRSA Squirts Lead VHL All-Star East Team to Championship!

Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato and Teddy Suny lead VHL All-Stars to Championship!

North Reading Squirt hockey players, Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato and Teddy Suny, were selected as members of the Valley Hockey League (VHL) Elite All-Star East team. The trio is the teams 1st line and led the team in scoring as they compiled a first place 9-2-1 record in the series between four VHL All-Star teams.  The Elite All-Star East team consists of fifteen players and two goalies, selected from the 2600+ Squirt-level players in the VHL. This year was Cole Lopilato’s second year selection to an All-Star team, as he represented North Reading last year and was the only returning player from his All-Star team.

The VHL Elite All-Star East and South teams faced off in the Championship game at the Valley Hockey Forum in Haverhill on Friday night, March 20th. The two teams had identical records in the series. The East All-Stars had a 3-1-1 record against the South and received the #1 seed in the playoffs. The South team was ready and came out firing, taking an early 3-1 lead in the game. The East regrouped and quickly came back as Teddy Suny head-manned the puck to Cole Lopilato. Cole made a move to the outside and slid the puck to Max Hampoian. Max fired the puck in the net to tie the game and electrified the team and the fans. There was no stopping them now! The East team controlled the rest of the game and won the Championship with a 6-3 win.

Max, Cole and Teddy are members of the North Reading Skating Association (NRSA) Squirt team that is currently leading the VHL in their division and is poised to make a run in the playoffs. 

Congratulations to Max, Cole and Teddy!

by posted 03/21/2015
NRSA Squirts Lead VHL National AA

NRSA Squirts - 2014-2015

Have you seen the NRSA Squirts Play Hockey?

WOW, what a team! The NRSA Squirts are in full stride as we hit the half-season mark for the 2014-2015 season. The team is currently at the top of the Valley Hockey League (VHL) Squirt National division with a 15-2-2 record and a remarkable 104 goals vs. 47 goals for the opponents in 19 games. The Squirts lead all 225 VHL teams in wins, goals and goal differential…yes, 225 teams with 2600+ players!

The team welcomes new-comers to the Squirt team of Joe Gattuso, Vincent Pastore, Justin Daley and Jake Mikulski. These players have joined the Squirts to help form a strong team.

The players from last year’s Squirt 2 team have moved up to bond the new-comers and veterans into a formidable force. Jenna DiNapoli, Sam Elliott, Nathan Phillips, Alex Selverian, Patrick Tannian, Matt Young and Deven Tucker have combined in both offensive and defensive positions to help solidify the team.

The veteran group of Joey Collins, Max Hampoian, Cole Lopilato, Landon Phillips, Joe Repetto and Teddy Suny have led the new comers by example. These six players have accounted for over 70 of the 104 goals, while playing both offensive and defensive positions.

Sam Elliott and Deven Tucker have split the net-minder responsibilities and have been instrumental in keep the team in the win column with a sparkling 2.47 goals against average (GAA).

by posted 01/20/2015
Return to Play Guidelines after Head Injuries

The following document is from USA Hockey Safety and Protective Committee.

Click HERE to read.

Additional information on head injury's may also be found at the following link:

by posted 03/27/2012
How to make a Hockey Payment or Check my Balance

To make a hockey payment by credit card or to check your balance:

1) Click on the "Edit My Account" tab on the left hand column.

2) Log into your account using your email address and password. If you don't know your password leave it blank and it will be emailed back to you.

3) The drop down box's on the payment page can be adjusted to the amount you want to pay. Update the total if you change the amount(s). Make sure the total amount shown is what you want to pay before you submit it.
posted 07/11/2011
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