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Carolina Lightning Hockey Welcomes You

(updated 8/13/13)

Carolina Lightning Hockey’s mission is to provide a fun, safe, competitive, fair, cost-effective and development youth hockey program for our kids.  Through the fabulous game of ice hockey, our young men and women are provided with physical fitness, skill and character development focusing on improved self-esteem and self-confidence, respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and creating invaluable friendships along the way.

We are all about our kids, and every player is an integral part of the success of every team and our organization!

Our program includes on-ice skill instruction and development and off-ice mentoring and personal character development.  We expect a lot out of our young people including good school grades.  In return, we provide them with opportunities and life experiences and lots of fellowship and fun.

On behalf of Carolina Lightning Hockey and its Board of Directors, welcome to a very special youth hockey ice program.    

Parents, as you may have already heard before, take a deep breath,
relax (spelling) and enjoy the "ride".  Please remember (and continually remind yourself), this is youth hockey, and this is about the kids.

We practice hard. We play hard.  We play to win ... but not at all cost.
Our philosophy and season programs promote physical and mental skill development, both on and off the ice.
We expect great effort, attitude and attendance, good sportsmanship, courtesy and respect from players and parents, and a strong priority to excellence in school from all our athletes.
We will have fun.
Remember, this is youth hockey.  Let’s make this season a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!
Don Schaap
Coach and President