The Ridgefield Amateur Hockey Association has merged with the Danbury Hat Tricks. The Ridgefield program has five divisions starting at 5 years old and going through high school.
Danbury Hat Tricks president Herm Sorcher says the partnership with the Ridgefield Lions gives them a chance to combine to build something that could take the youth hockey programs to the next level. The new partnership will include camps, clinics, professional youth coaches and player-family experiences with professional players from the Federal Prospects Hockey League. In theory, a hockey player could start the program at age 5 and stay with it into the pros.
The “Mites” are for ages 5 to 8; the “Squirts” are up to age 10; “Peewees” up to age 12; and the “Bantams” up to age 14. The “Midgets” include high school-age players.