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Program Overview

In coordination with the Cleveland Monsters, the Lake Erie Panthers Hockey Club is proud to offer our Learn to Play Hockey Program.  New this year, the program will include Learn to Skate classes for kids through a partnership with the Euclid Skating Academy.

The focus and goal of the Learn to Play Program is to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating, basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick.

Learn to Play Hockey Program 2020-2021

Learn to Skate Classes

Tuesday's (6U 6-6:30/8U 6:30-7)

  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th
  • October  27th
  • November 3rd
  • November 10th

Learn to Play Hockey

Wednesdays 6U/8U 5:45-6:45

  • October 7th
  • October 14th
  • October 21st
  • October 28th
  • November 4th
  • November 11th


After graduating from one of our Learn to Play sessions, your player can begin on the path to more competitive stages of hockey in the 6U/8U (Mite) program or the 10U (Squirt) program with the Lake Erie Panthers Hockey Club.

We are a proud member of the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League (CSHL) which includes:

  • 6U/8U (Mite) Blue travel hockey
    • Station-based practices/curriculum similar to Learn to Play, but now featuring other area teams to play against!
  • 6U/8U (Mite) White travel hockey
    • Some players will graduate Learn to Play and go straight to Mite White, the second stage of 6U/8U hockey!
    • Station-based practices are still taking place, but more advanced area competition and more games included on the schedule
  • 8U (Mite) Red travel hockey
    • This is the last stage of Mite hockey and most competitive stage of 8U. 
    • Almost exclusively set for 7 and 8-year old’s to compete and can feature select full-ice hockey games as well.
  • 10U (Squirt) travel hockey
    • Depending on age after graduation from LTP, your player may advance to 10U hockey!
    • Each CSHL association will feature various skill level teams at this age group to accommodate all levels.


The Lake Erie Panthers Hockey Club will have hockey equipment available for use. For this upcoming season the Lake Erie Panthers have been awarded the Rodger Sharrer (Grow Hockey) Award. This award, through Mid-am Hockey, has assisted the Lake Erie Panthers in purchasing new player equipment to be used by first time hockey players.  This equipment will be loaned out to you for the duration of the program at no additional cost.