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March 19, 2020 - Mass/Conn United Tryout Update

For the safety of the Mass/Conn United community during the COVID-19 crisis, all on-ice activities continue to be on hold.

As is the case in all years, we will be building the most competitive travel youth hockey teams in Western Mass/Northern CT.  The coaching staff we have assembled, along with our affiliation with the Eastern Hockey Federation and New England Girls Hockey League, makes us the premier development option for all area players.

Girls Update

We have openings on all Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls teams and will resume tryouts at the earliest date allowed.

If you are interested in playing for a Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds team next season, please consider reaching out to our Girls Director Carol Lessard (clessard@etrinks.com) or one of our coaches:

U19 - Chris Eitel (ceitel@burnsmcd.com)

U16 - John Birmingham (john.birmingham@thehartford.com)

U14 Tier 1 - Bob Lachance (bob@boblachance.com) or Brendan McKiernan (brendan.mckiernan@gmail.com)

U14 Tier II - Fred Provencher (fpro71@hotmail.com)

U12 - Chris Shuman (coachshuman@comcast.net)

To be considered for a Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds girls team, players must be registered for tryouts.  We ask those interested to register now so we can quickly and effectively communicate as the situation unfolds.

After all Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds teams have been finalized, ANY PLAYER NOT CHOSEN FOR A TEAM WILL BE REFUNDED THE FULL TRYOUT FEEwhile those chosen will be given three on-ice opportunities this spring/summer.

Please note: The USA Hockey mandate calling for no U14/U16/U19 player signings prior to April 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM remains in effect for this season’s tryout period.

We will make further announcements regarding our return to the ice when more information is available.

Boys Update

We continue to have openings on all Connecticut Jr. Huskies Elite, Springfield Jr. TBirds/Pics Tier 1 and New England Jr. Falcons teams.

We will resume the tryout process at the earliest date allowed.

To be considered for a Mass/Conn United team, players must be registered for tryouts.  We ask those interested to register now so we can quickly and effectively communicate as the situation unfolds.

After all teams have been finalized, ANY PLAYER NOT CHOSEN FOR A TEAM WILL BE REFUNDED THE FULL TRYOUT FEEwhile those chosen will be given three on-ice opportunities this spring/summer.

We will make further announcements regarding our return to the ice when more information is available.


Mass/Conn United is proud to announce the following tuition amounts for the 2020-'21 season:

Eastern Hockey Federation - New England Jr. Falcons (Full Ice Mites)

2012 Elite - $2,400

2012 Tier 1 - $1,200

2013 Elite - $1,400

2013 Tier 1 - $1,200


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