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Spring Program

2018 LHA Spring Development Program

What Should Spring Hockey Be About?

There seems to be a great deal of confusion on what spring hockey should be about. Are we focused on competition in games, systems, ice touches, coaching, skill development or having fun?

It is our belief at Littleton Hockey that all focus should be on skill development, building creativity and enjoying the game in the spring. System development (on ice play such as breakouts, specialty plays, etc.,) are to be done during the season, although skill development and tactical development should still be the primary goal. One spring tournament against strong competition does not equal player development. 

At the U8 level, our only focus is making your hockey player more fundamentally sound and nurturing his/her love of this great game.

At the Squirt and Peewee level, our focus will be on having fun and developing at the same time in a unique structure.

At the Bantam, our focus will be using your player's skill base to enforce proper body contact and continue developing the necessary skills to be successful at there U14 age group. 

Here is a great article by IHC Hockey Inc.

If you want to become a better player, you shouldn’t play the game in the off-season.  Instead, you should prepare to play the game!  Remember, everyone goes to the games, and everyone goes to the practices. But, it is what you do on your own that will make you the better player!

Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort

1441 S Manchester Ave

Anaheim, CA 92802

Spring Tournament Hotel

Tournament rules state that families are required to stay in the host hotel provided.

U8 Spring Hockey


LHA will be offering a U8 Spring Hockey Program for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Birth Years.


2010 and 2011 BY players will skate together.

2012 and 2013 BY players will skate together.

Practices will be on Wednesday evening and Saturday or Sunday morning. 

There will be 13 total sessions.

All sessions are at South Suburban Ice Arena.

Spring Squirt/Peewee Hockey


The program will begin on Monday, April 2 at South Suburban Ice Arena.

LHA will field 4 evenly drafted teams to compete in the 4v4 and 3v3 games.

Squirt Birth Years - 2008 and 2009

Peewee Birth Years - 2006 and 2007

LHA will form 2-3 teams at each age division to participate in a local tournament.

LHA will field one Squirt team and one Peewee team to participate in the Anaheim Memorial Day Shootout. The teams will be formed after the first week of the spring program based on ability and those registered to travel.

Players should expect to skate three to four times per week.

Spring Bantam Hockey



Tryouts will be April 2-5, 2018 at South Suburban Ice Arena.

LHA will field 2 Bantam teams

Bantam Birth Years - 2004 and 2005

We will play one local tournament and add scrimmages with other Spring Programs.

Players should expect to skate three times per week.


LHA is transitioning to a new registration software. Registration for the 2018 Spring Program will be live soon. Until then, you can contact Brian TenEyck ( with any questions.

Please check below for details. 

All levels will begin the week of April 2, 2018.

    *we believe it is extremely important for players to get time off at the end of the season. This is why we will not touch the ice until the first week of April. 

LHA will offer the following teams:

  • Bantam Black - Head Coach - Phil Patenaude
  • Bantam Red - Head Coach - Shawn Rafferty
  • Peewee Black - Head Coach - Phil Patenaude
  • Squirt Black - Head Coach - Kyle Hull
  • U8 Spring Development 2010 & 2011
  • U8 Spring Development 2012 & 2013

Goalie Coach - David Nowicki & Dillon Whalen