From September through April, our season's schedule consist of weekly Saturday morning practices, scrimmages as often as we can arrange them, and a number of weekend tournaments. A majority of the team also attends Sunday night pickup games with 'Chix with Stix' at the Dover Ice Arena, as well as a weekly skills session on Friday mornings. For more information on these opportunities, please visit the Dover Ice Arena here.
We practice from 7am to 8:20am on Saturday mornings. Practices are coached and we focus on a variety of drills that strengthen our skating, stick handling, passing, and team play. We run through drills in our lines, so that we can practice game-like scenarios and improve our plays with the teammates we are on the ice with most often. Our practices are fast paced and a great workout, as well as an opportunity to learn and refine skills.
We host scrimmages at the Dover Ice Arena and also travel to nearby rinks such as in Wolboro, NH and Concord, NH to play other teams as often as we are able. These scrimmages are more formal than a pickup game as they are refereed and have a time keeper.
Throughout the year, we travel to Stowe, VT, Wolfboro, NH, Burlington, VT, and more, for weekend tournaments against other New England teams. Often playing four games in two or three days, we have the chance to both compete against others as well as continue to refine our playing as a team. We also host the Dover Tournament at our home rink in Dover, NH.