Format, Coaches Announced For 2021 Inferno Tournament Season

NEWARK, Del. — First State Ice Hockey announced on Monday (Feb. 15) further details regarding the 2021 Inferno tournament season, including the coaching staff and season format. First State will field Inferno teams from the 8U through 18U divisions, to be led by some of the area's finest youth hockey coaches and most ... More

FSIH To Field Inferno Spring-Summer Tournament Teams

NEWARK, Del. — First State Ice Hockey announced Wednesday (Feb. 3) that they will field tournament teams under their Inferno banner through the spring and summer of 2021. The Inferno will field teams in the U10 through U18 divisions at tournaments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Each division will target four ... More

Collegiate Coaches Join FSIH For December Clinics

WILMINGTON, Del. — First State Ice Hockey will present two guest clinics in December, with both geared toward youth hockey players — male and female alike — who aspire to play collegiate hockey after graduation from high school. On Sunday, Dec. 20, University of Delaware ACHA men's Division 1 head coach Todd ... More

Thanksgiving Guest Clinic with NAHL Coach Eric Progen

The Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29), First State Ice Hockey will offer youth hockey players who aspire to play at the junior and collegiate levels a truly unique opportunity for development and advancement. Eric Progen First State has teamed up with Eric Progen, associate head coach of the Northeast Generals of ... More

‘Tune-Up Thursdays’ Scheduled For July And August

Hockey is back! To help players get back in shape, and to give them a safe, healthy environment to do so, First State Ice Hockey is offering a series of summer 'Tune-Up Thursdays' at the Skating Club of Wilmington. Update: July 16 and 23 are sold out! Registration is currently open for July 30. First State hockey ... More

ASAP Registration Open For August

First State Ice Hockey's Accelerated Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) is the perfect way for all youth hockey players to make up for lost time and get in game-ready shape for the 2020-21 season! Registration for the first ASAP term, which will take place from Aug. 2-22 at the University of Delaware's Fred Rust Arena, ... More

What Exactly Is ASAP?

Our Accelerated Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) is a revolutionary approach to youth hockey player development and a perfect fit for the current state of the game. Based on the foundations of intense on-ice training and individualized focus on skill development, ASAP is tailor made to help players “catch up” ... More

Flames Pre-Registration Now Open!

First State Ice Hockey invites interested youth hockey families to register for the First State Flames program via the dedicated Flames pre-registration portal. • There is no fee to pre-register with the Flames, and USA Hockey and Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association rules permit you to pre-register with as many clubs ... More

August Events, Ice Schedule Announced

First State Ice Hockey is pleased to announce a tentative ice schedule for August 2020. Like many of you, we are extremely anxious to get back on the ice and focus on the sport we love. With that in mind, we want to do that safely and in complete compliance of governmental guidelines. Most of our August on-ice ... More

Sidoriak, Others Weigh In On ‘The First State Difference’

First State hockey director Sean Cannon has a long history of developing youth hockey players and preparing them for high levels of competition. A number of Cannon's former players — including a current First State skills coach — were willing to share from their experiences. "Coach Cannon has been there to help me ... More