The Lawrence Princeton Nassau Hockey Association (LPNHA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that offers beginner, recreational and travel hockey programs.
LPNHA is comprised of parents, coaches, and players who are able to keep travel hockey, and youth sports in general, in proper perspective. We help our children to develop not only hockey skills but also life skills --- sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication, hard work, and leadership. Above all, we hope that both parents and players will make new friends and have FUN.
Princeton Youth Hockey: The USA Hockey Tier 2 (AA, A and B) travel program governed by LPNHA. Princeton Youth Hockey is a member of the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) and competes in the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL) and Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL).
Tiger Cubs: A beginner level program for our youngest players to improve their skating and stick skills while also participating in small-sided games. The goal of the Tiger Cubs program is to introduce hockey in a fun, high-energy environment and provide the kids with the base skill set necessary to join our Nassau House Hockey or U8 travel teams upon completion.
Nassau House Hockey: Established in 1987, Nassau House is a recreational level weekend program for our players to improve their skating and stick skills alongside participation in game play. The goal of Nassau House Hockey is to provide participants with a fun and developmental hockey experience where they can progress toward future participation with Nassau House Hockey or with our U10-U12 travel teams.
Independent Girls Teams: The primary goal of the independent Girls teams is to create relationships and provide a fun opportunity for the female youth players to play together. The Girls teams consist of female players playing on co-ed Princeton Youth travel teams and are a complement to the girl's primary Princeton Youth co-ed team. The independent girls teams play a small non-league schedule against other girls teams in the area and also participate in a girls tournament. While the girls teams are not in the MAWHA league or any other girls league at this time, we plan to provide additional opportunities in the future depending on the number of players. The first 12U Girls team, consisting of 10U and 12U players, was formed in the 2021-22 season and the first 8U Girls team started play in the 2022-23 season.
All of our programs have access to three of the premier skating facilities in the area, historic Hobey Baker Arena at Princeton University, Tsai Fieldhouse Rink at The Lawrenceville School and the Lisa McGraw Rink at Princeton Day School. The Lawrenceville School is in the midst of an exciting expansion which will include a brand-new ice arena in 2022 and the Princeton Day School just completed an amazing expansion and renovations at the fieldhouse surrounding their rink. The Cure Insurance Arena has also been used in recent years due to the COVID pandemic.
Please click HERE for the travel program description.