2018 Ducks Tryout Dates and Times

Tryouts for the 2018-19 season will be hosted at Protec Ponds Ice Center for all age levels on the following days:

Mites– March 26, 27 5:35-6:35 PM, Make Up March 28- 6:00-7:00 PM

Squirts– March 26, 27 6:45-7:45 PM, Make Up March 28- 6:00-7:00 PM

Peewees– March 26, 27 7:55-8:55 PM, Make Up March 28- 7:10-8:10 PM

Bantams– April 16, 17 6:30-7:30 PM, Make Up April 18- 6:00-7:00 PM

U16– April 16, 17 6:30-7:30 PM, Make Up April 18- 7:10-8:10 PM

U18– April 16, 17 6:30-7:30 PM, Make Up April 18- 7:10-8:10 PM

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2018 Pretryout Clinics at Protec

Prepare for your upcoming tryouts right here at Protec!  For each age group, week 1 clinics will be free of charge to participate; week 2 clinics are $30/per clinic (only $10 for 2017-18 Protec Ducks).  Clinics are maxed at 75 skaters per clinic, please register early!  Dates and times by age group are listed below:

MITE

Week 1: March 13th 6:30 – 7:30 PM & March 14th 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Week 2: March 20th 6:00 – 7:00 PM & March 22nd 5:30 – 6:30 PM

SQUIRT

Week 1: March 12th 7:20 – 8:20 PM & March 14th 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Week 2: March 19th 6:30 – 7:30 PM & March 21st 6:45 – 7:45 PM

PEEWEE

Week 1: March 13th 7:40 – 8:40 PM & March 15th 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Week 2: March 20th 6:40 – 7:40 PM & March 22nd 6:40 – 7:40 PM

BANTAM

Week 1: April 3rd 6:30 – 7:30 PM & April 5th 6:10 – 7:10 PM

Week 2: April 9th 6:30 – 7:30 PM & April 11th 6:10 – 7:10 PM

U16

Week 1: April 3rd 7:40 – 8:40 PM & April 5th 7:20 – 8:20 PM

Week 2: April 9th 7:40 – 8:40 PM & April 11th 7:20 – 8:20 PM

U18

Week 1: April 3rd 8:50 – 9:50 PM & April 5th 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Week 2: April 9th 8:50 – 9:50 PM & April 11th 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Have fun and good luck during your 2018 tryouts!

Register for Protec Pretryout Clinics

The Ducks travel program runs out of Protec Ponds Ice Center in Somerset, NJ.  The centrally located home rink is right off of Rt. 287 Exit 10 on Worlds Fair Drive.

The ProtecHockey Ducks Travel Program started in September-2008 as an independent organization whose goal was the development of youth hockey players. For the 2009-2010 seasons, the Ducks were granted probationary membership in the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL). The Ducks have now been full-time members of the NJYHL since the 2010-2011 season.

In 2015-16, the Protec Ducks announced for the first time, their membership in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL).  Going forward, all “AA” teams will have the opportunity to participate in this league in addition to the NJYHL.

Player placement for the Protec Ducks Travel Teams is decided at our annual tryouts that begin each season in April. Each player will be evaluated during 3 training sessions. We will field teams from Mite through Midget at these tryouts.

After being accepted onto a Ducks team,  players receive discounts on Protec Ponds  clinics and Summer Hockey Camps. Teams typically assemble in August for training camp.  Midgets may begin practice earlier due to the “short season” nature of the NJYHL Midget program.

2017-18 Ducks Coaching Staff

  • Coming Soon!

2017-18 Season Accomplishments:

Bantam ’04 win Silver Stick regional championship at Bridgeport, CT.

As of 12/20/17

  • PWAA Navy rank at #28 nationally
  • Bantam 04s rank at #47 nationally
  • Sq AA rank at #106 nationally (w/ T1 teams included)

2016-17 Season Accomplishments:

  • NJYHL State Playoff Champions
    • Peewee AA
  • NJYHL Playoff Competitors
    • Squirt A (Runner Up)
    • Squirt AA (Runner Up)
    • Peewee A (Semi-Finalists)
  • EJEPL Champions
    • Peewee AA (12U Diamond Division)
  • Turkey Shootout in Danbury, CT
    • Peewee B Champs
  • Presidents Day Tournament in Delaware
    • Mite A Champs
    • Bantam A Champs
    • Peewee B Finalist
  • Shamrock Showdown in Somerset, NJ
    • Mite B Champs
    • Squirt A Champs
    • Squirt AA Champs
    • Peewee A Champs
     

For more information on our Ducks travel program, please contact our Ducks Hockey Director, Patrick Alvin, at 732-868-9181 x104 or email palvin@protecponds.com.