Ducks 2019 – 2020 Season Tryouts: Registration and Info Here



WELCOME to the Protec Ducks Try Out page! You are making the best decision for your young hockey player as we strive to do our best to develop your child both in hockey skills/sense and in developing friendships and good health through sport.

Protec is proud of our accomplishments from winning the Maryland PeeWee AAA 2018-2019 SilverSticks Regional, our affiliation with the NAHL Minnesota Magicians, and our brand new Ducks Future Development teams.

We are also committed to our local community, like our Bantams volunteering at the Community Food Bank of NJ or raising money to support a fellow Duck with leukemia. Our hearts are as big as our commitment to hockey. See below our tryout schedule, as well as some useful information and history of our wonderful organization. Any questions, you can always email our hockey director, Patrick Alvin who would be happy to help:

**As always our try – outs  and the Ducks organization is proudly CO-ED!**


You must make sure your child has a USA hockey Registration Number. Click this link, if you have not already done so ~ USA Hockey Player Registration

Once completed, come back to this page to finish registering!

Mite – Squirt – Peewee Schedule and Registration

Mites/Squirts/PeeWee Tryouts (Mites – $60 / All others $140 – (Price becomes $160 for all but Mites after Monday 25th for walk ins)

Monday March 25th :

  • Mites – 5:20pm – 6:20pm
  • Squirts – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Peewee – 7:40pm – 8:40pm

Tuesday March 26th :

  • Mites – 5:20pm – 6:20pm
  • Squirts – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Peewee – 7:40pm – 8:40pm

Wednesday March 27th  :

  • Mites/Squirts – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Peewee – 7:10pm – 8:10pm

*All registration fees are non-refundable. No Exceptions.

Bantam – Midget 16U/18U Schedule and Registration

Bantams/U16/U18 Tryouts – $140(Price becomes $160 after Monday 25th for walk ins)

Monday April 15th :

  • Bantams – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • U16- 7:10pm – 8:10pm
  • U18- 8:20pm – 9:20pm

Tuesday April 16th :

  • Bantams – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • U16- 7:10pm – 8:10pm
  • U18- 8:20pm – 9:20pm

Wednesday April 17th:

  • Bantams/All Midgets – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Questions? Check our FAQ Page here – Frequently Asked Questions – Ducks Try Outs

Protec = Family

Protec = Fun

Protec = Excellence

What to expect as a 2019-2020 Protec Duck:

  • Experienced, professional coaching
  • Two 1.25 hour practices each week
  • Powerskating and Skills Sessions
  • Average 3 hours of ice each week
  • Squirt/Peewee roster size: 15 max + goalie(s)
  • Bantam roster size: 16 max + goalie(s)
  • 3 tournaments for Mites—Bantams (2 away and 1 home)
  • 1-2 tournaments for Midgets
  • Preseason Training Camp
  • Weekly Duck Goalie Clinics with experienced goal tending instructor
  • Discount on all Protec Camps/Clinics
  • Choice of one week of 2019 Protec Summer Hockey Camp
  • Certified, professional skating coach
  • Free concussion screening for new Ducks
  • Entire organization will use TeamSnap
  • *NEW for 2019-2020 season* “Brother Duck” mentor-ship program with alumni NHL players!
  • *NEW for 2019-2020 season* Off-Ice Conditioning program included (Squirt and above)

2018-2019 Season Accomplishments:


Squirt A: 2 Tournament Championships

Squirt AA:  EJEPL Future Gold


Peewee AA:  Maryland Regional Silversticks Champion, Port Huron, MI International Representative, EJEPL Diamond 

Peewee A- Alvin 07- Only minor team in NJYHL playoffs, 1 of 2 minor teams in NJYHL Peewee A playoffs,  U15 Diamond (U16 AA)

Peewee A- Futures Silver Playoffs

Peewee B:  Steel City Shootout, 2nd place


Bantam AA Arnone:  NJYHL playoffs contenders, Top ranked AA team in NJ (myhockey), EJEPL U14 Diamond Bantam AA Alvin:  EJEPL playoff; U13 Diamond and U14 Futures Gold Playoffs, top ranked 05 team in NJ 


U16 AA:  EJEPL playoffs; U15

U18 A: NJYHL playoffs, Atlantic district playoffs 

2017-18 Season Accomplishments:


Bantam’04 win NJYHL Championship!

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


Peewee AA-Navy win EJEPL 12U Division Championship in Aston, PA.


Squirt AA U10 EJEPL Runner Up

We are proud to say 47% of playoff eligible Ducks teams made the playoffs in the 2017 season.

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

The History of the Protec Ducks

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.

In the 2018-2019 the Ducks introduced for the first time their brand new Ducks Future Development Team. This  Mite level development team was created with the intention of being a bridge program from Academy to full-on travel hockey. The program has been a massive success, and Protec looks forward to development into higher levels such as Squirts in the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

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.