Key Dates & Information
Tentative Practice Schedule (9/9/19 – 3/5/20)
To be finalized week of 9/9, when we confirm the number of teams at each level
Mites / 8U
Squirts / 10U
PeeWees / 12U
Bantams / 15U
Midgets / 18U
OPTIONAL / INCREMENTAL SELECT TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Home Jersey
Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Away Jersey
TYHNC and the Carolina Hurricanes are proud to announce an exciting, fun change that demonstrates the strength of a great, and growing, partnership between the two organizations. Effective today, the “Hillsborough Sharks” will become the “Hillsborough Hogs!” The new mascot and logo will come with a color scheme and uniform change that should look very familiar to Canes fans.
Why the change? The Hurricanes, who have always been significant contributors to TYHNC through annual grants and other donations of funds and resources, approached TYHNC last spring and inquired if we would be interested in “wearing their colors” to further solidify the relationship between the two hockey clubs, as well as “match” the new color scheme of our home rink (i.e., the Sportsplex, which is now decked out in black, red, and white). The TYHNC board members were honored and grateful for this offer from an NHL franchise. Both the Canes and TYHNC agreed it was important for us to maintain a unique brand and logo that would set us apart from other youth hockey organizations in the area. With the decision to look at options, the Canes design department went to work, and the Hogs name and logo was chosen as a tie-in to both the Canes (Stormy, Caroline, Hamilton) as well as a nod to the proud history of the hog within and around the Hillsborough area (local farming, the Hog Days Festival, James Hogg, etc.). The decision was finalized with the results from a small focus group: Kids love pigs!
What’s not changing? Other than the usual ongoing continuous improvement “tweaks” to make the program better for all members, nothing else about TYHNC is changing. We are still an independent, USA Hockey sanctioned, non-profit youth hockey organization managed and coached by volunteers, serving the needs of the local youth hockey community.
The TYHNC Board recognizes change can be difficult. There was a well-earned, proud history associated with the Sharks brand, and giving that up is tough. However, when weighing all of the pros and cons of changing, the Board voted unanimously to make the change. For those with reservations about the change, we ask that you give it some time. As a side benefit, we’ll now be able to wear our jerseys & apparel to a Canes game without looking like a Philly or San Jose fan!
Stay tuned for more information and GO HOGS!
Please go here to register your player(s) for the 2019-20 Fall Season.
If you cannot register by 9/1/19 but plan on playing with the Hogs this season, please let Don Clough know (email@example.com).
Get ready for the new season! CAHA will be hosting a Labor Day Festival which includes Jamborees, skill development clinics, and lots of fun on the weekend of August 31 - September 1, 2019 at the Carolina Ice Palace in Charleston, SC. CAHA will offer the following: 8U Cross-Ice Jamboree, 10U Half Ice Jamboree, two Checking Clinics and two Goaltending Clinics. Visit Festival Registration Link for more information and to register for CAHA Festival events. Thank you!
CAHA Youth Committee
We we will be holding a 2 Bronze Level Goalie Coach CEP sessions in late August/early September. This is open to any coach who wants to hone their skills coaching goalies and it will consist of classroom and on-ice coaching. Coaches need to be a level 1 to participate and this session will count as their level 2 for CEP purposes. Both will be run by CAHA Goalie Coordinator Brian Haaland. REGISTER AT Goalie Bronze Level Registration
Saturday 8/31 in Charleston from 10am-5pm - after the classroom session, the coaches in the session will run stations for the CAHA Goalie Clinic that will be run by Brian Haaland.
Saturday 9/7 in Charlotte from 830am-4pm - this will have both classroom and on-ice sessions.
Financial Aid info and form can be found HERE.
Please contact Kirsten Crapnell, Treasurer, with any questions.
Big thanks to the Carolina Hurricanes for their ongoing support of the TYHNC Sharks! On Sunday, February 3rd, the Canes presented their annual grant to the Sharks. Pictured below is Hurricane's Forward Sebastian Aho and TYHNC President Garry Howlett.
Be sure to download the Ngin App that keeps you informed with your team's schedule and updates. Link is provided below.