NCWC Travel Ice Hockey Families,

After significant discussion and evaluation of the available data, we have made the decision to hold ALL travel hockey tryouts in August (listed below is the proposed full tryout schedule).

A number of factors weighed heavily on the decision, most specifically, the health and wellbeing of the kids. Overall limitations placed on the rink from the state level regarding on ice numbers and social distancing requirements would have made a June tryout sub optimal at best. Inability to conduct close quarter drills and scrimmages as part of the tryout, which are critical in the player evaluation process were further contributing factors to our decision. Not being able to use locker rooms, the benches and limiting the number of evaluators all factored in the decision.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. Hopefully, this extra time will allow any or all to get on the ice a few times before tryouts, which we know was also a concern for many of you.

More details about warmup skates, check-in procedures, Mite registration, etc. will follow in the next 1-3 weeks.

Enjoy the summer, stay safe. We look forward to seeing you in the rink.


2020-21 Official Tryout Dates & Times:


Friday, August 28, 2020 at Darien Ice House

  • TBD: Last name A-K *
  • TBD: Last name L-Z *
  • TBD: Last name A-J
  • TBD: Last name K-Z

*This breakdown is subject to change due to number of registered skaters


Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Darien Ice House

  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Group 1
  • 9:10am – 10:10am: Group 2
  • 10:20am – 11:20am: Group 1
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Group 2
  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Last name A-I
  • 1:50pm – 2:50pm: Last name J-Z
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Last name A-Ha
  • 4:10pm – 5:10pm: Last name He-Z


Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Darien Ice House

  • 9:00am – 10:11am: Group 2
  • 10:10am – 11:10am: Group 1
  • 11:20am – 12:20pm: Group 2
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Group 1
  • 1:40pm – 2:40pm: Group 1
  • 2:50pm – 3:50pm: Group 2
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Group 1
  • 5:10pm – 6:10pm: Group 2


Monday, August 31, 2020 at Darien Ice House

  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Group 2
  • 5:40pm – 6:40pm: Group 1
  • 6:50pm – 7:50pm: Group 2
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Group 1