Thanks for visiting our website about Tryouts. New players are welcome and our registration will be opening soon. Our aim is to have a tryout program that allows all players an equal opportunity to demonstrate their hockey skills and place them at a competitive level that is equal to their ability. The skills and scrimmages that are planned will afford your player every opportunity to do his/her best and to give the evaluators a clear picture of the skaters' abilities. Since tryouts can be stressful for both parents and players, we suggest that families prepare themselves for the event. A child will usually settle down after being on the ice for a short time, but because the sessions are limited the parents need to control their own stress and focus on helping their player(s) remain calm and ready to put their best effort forward. The structure of the tryouts includes three major sections: Registration, Evaluation and Placement. Please take time to read the following information and if you have any questions, please ask the Coaching Coordinator(s) or Divisional Director. Please do not, in any case, approach the evaluators or on-ice staffs during the session because we have limited time on the ice and these volunteers need to focus on their responsibilities.
Please remember that Starhawks Youth Hockey is committed to the overall development of the players in the program. We try to stress elements of positive coaching and understand that the fundamentals of positive coaching include effort, learning and mistakes. Our players are reminded to try their hardest and learn from their mistakes. This is the foundation of mastering any subject, including hockey! Another cornerstone of the program is introducing or further teaching the concepts of teamwork, dedication and persistence. With proper direction, ice hockey will teach the players many lessons that are valuable for success in life.
Please see the TRYOUTS webpage for more information regarding our Player Evaluation and Placement Process. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact Chris Edgren (Hockey Director;
, Jim O'Brien (Peewee/Bantam Coaching Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org), Steve Tomczak (Mite/Squirt Coaching Coordinator; email@example.com) or Mark Macaulay (President;
Thanks and see you at the rink!
Starhawks Board of Directors
Shark's February Youth Hockey Player of the Month!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRENDAN REIDT ON BEING SELECTED THE WORCESTER SHARKS FEBRUARY YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE MONTH!
Brendan was a major part of Starhawks' Sharks Week when he took part in the Worcester Sharks opening ceremony, skate out of the Shark Head with the Worcester Sharks players, join the team on the ice for the National Anthem at our game on Saturday Feb 22nd! He's also recognized on the Sharks website, Facebook page and more! Plus he received 4 tickets to the Sharks game courtesy of Boyd Financial Strategies.
If you'd like your Starhawks player to have an opportunity, please enter your youth hockey player's information at the website below. Winners will be selected for the following games: October 19, November 24, December 27, January 25, February 22, March 22 and April 12.
Congratulations to Cooper Lacina for being selected the Worcester Sharks Player of the Month for December!
A quote from his father, "I recommend all Starhawks families register on the Worcester Sharks website for the opportunity to win Sharks Player of the Month. If you look under the youth hockey tab on the website, there is a section for player of the month. Parents just have to put in their child's information."
"Cooper received the award for December. He was given 4 tickets to the game and received VIP treatment. He was given his own locker room to change right next to the visiting team and was able to watch the players get ready for their game. Finz took him around the locker room area and the Sharks gave him a jersey. He led the team out of the tunnel and participated on ice for the national anthem. One of the refs gave him a game puck. They announced his name and put him on the jumbotron as well during the pregame. The Sharks really did a great job with this promotion and gave Cooper a night he will never forget."
(Hudson-Milford-Northborough, MA) – Starhawks Youth Hockey always look to enter local hockey tournaments to allow the kids the experience and thrill of staying overnight and a way for the entire team, including parents, to bond off the ice. This year was no different as we had 8 teams play in tournaments so far this season- five teams entered the Tourney in the Woods presented by Groton Youth Hockey over the holidays, 1 in the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlboro and 2 teams play in the Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament presented by Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey this past weekend. Our teams represented us well with the two taking the championship (PeeWee 1 and Squirt 1) and another three losing in the championship finals.
Tourney in the Woods:
The PeeWee 1, PeeWee 2, PeeWee 3, Squirt 3 and Mite 1 teams traveled to Groton School and Lawrence Academy to play in the Tourney in the Woods.
The Peewee 1 team went 2-0-1 in divisional play and this record allowed them to move forward to the playoffs. In the finals, the Peewee 1 team won the title game with an impressive 4-2 win. Congratulations to the team and coaches. “We played hard in the Finals as the team limited turnovers and capitalized on our offensive opportunities. Also, our goaltending and defensive play was a major reason for our performance.” said Head Coach Jim O’Brien.
The Peewee 2 team had a record of 3-0 in their divisional play and lost in a hard fought, heartbreaking double overtime game 2-1. “Our team really clicked in divisional play and played hard in our playoff game. Mighty proud of the players and thankful for the parent’s support.” said Head Coach Todd Carlman.
The tournament started slow for the Peewee 3 team as they fell behind in the 1st period before playing a solid game in the last two periods. This carried into Game 2, as they lost a heartbreaker in a 1-0 loss. “Game two of the tournament was one of the best games of the season, but we came up a little short. The kids never gave up and played hard until the end!” said Head Coach Tom Gallagher.
Although the Squirt 3 team had a record of 0-3, they enjoyed the games and spirit of the holiday tournament. “Our team steadily improved their play throughout the tournament and finished with a strong game against Groton.” said Head Coach Doug Russell.
The Mite 1 team went 2-0-1 and lost a very close championship game by a score of 3-2. “The boys had their best games of the season and ushered out the cross-ice half of the season with a bang. Very proud of the players’ performance and look forward to 2014!” said Head Coach Andy Meschisen.
Jingle Bell Tournament:
In the Jingle Bell Tournament at New England Sports Center, the Squirt 4 team went 1-1-1 and pushed to make the playoff round, but narrowly missed this opportunity. “The team played very well together, each teammate encouraging the other on various plays, whether good or bad. A true team effort.” said Head Coach Mark Westberg.
Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament:
The Squirt 1 and Squirt 2 teams traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to play in the Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament.
The Squirt had a magical weekend, bringing home the Championship with a 7-6 victory Sunday against a talented Nantucket team. The team played their best hockey of the season with outstanding effort, energy and teamwork. The team earned their spot in the championship by going with a 2-0-1 division record with a tie against Martha’s Vineyard Friday night and impressive wins against Lower Cape and Nantucket Saturday. Congratulations to the team and coaches and parents for their support! “Our team played hard every game and played with such passion, energy and team work, it was a pleasure to watch. Every player made huge plays to enable us to win the championship” said Head Coach Craig Silvestri.
The Squirt 2’s had an incredible weekend, though it started with an opening loss to the Tri-County Saints in a hard fought game. However, the team would move on to the Championship game after wins of 2-1 and 7-0 over Martha’s Vineyard and Tri-Valley, respectively. Even though the Starhawks goalie made several spectacular saves, the team found itself going into the third down 3-1. An early goal in the third closed the gap and with under two minutes left, the Starhawks scored another goal to send the game to sudden death overtime. Unfortunately, the Saints were able to win with a good shot. “As coaches, we could not be prouder of the team! We had an amazing effort and weekend. Congratulations to the players for earning second place and thank you to the parents for your support and dedication to our team!” said Head Coach Bob Cuddy.
“We’re proud of the teams that performed in the Groton Tourney in the Woods, Jingle Bell Tournament and Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament. Every year we have several teams play in tournaments and they always have a fun time,” said Mark Macaulay. “If your son or daughter is interested in hockey, Starhawks offers Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs to help get them on the ice. More information is available on our website (www.starhawks.net) or e-mail
Starhawks Youth Hockey is the USA Hockey- and Mass Hockey-sanctioned town hockey program for Hudson, Milford, Northborough and surrounding towns.