Who we are
We are a friendly Junior Ice Hockey Club situated in the North London area, with the home rink located in the beautiful Alexandra Palace facility. The club is open to players age 5 to 18 years old.
The Club is a registered UK charity and its objective is to bring more children the joy of playing ice hockey game; to provide physical and social development and fun in the safe environment for young girls and boys.
Our teams play under the jurisdiction of the English Ice Hockey Association in the South divisions, and we have teams at all age groups up and including the U18, as well as U16 Girls.
We also run a successful ‘Learn to Play’ programme, to help even absolute beginners get involved and join the age appropriate team.
The club is run on the volunteering base and any parents involvement is most welcome.
All our coaching and managerial staff involved with the club have undergone relevant EIHA certification courses and DBS checks, and we operate within a comprehensive child protection policy, to ensure the welfare of everyone involved and to comply with EIHA requirements.
History of the club
The tradition of ice hockey in the borough is stretched back to 1930’s. Ice hockey was played
at the Harringay Arena, which was built in 1936 and heavily modelled on Maple Leaf
Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The Harringay Racers and Harringay Greyhounds were the
local adult teams and the Racers won multiple national titles, including the inaugural British
National League championship in 1954. In 1990 Alexandra Palace rink was installed to replace the aged and closed Harringay Arena and multiple teams started to play out of the venue - including rebranded Haringey Racers, Greyhounds, London Racers and newly formed Haringey Huskies teams.
In order to provide opportunities for the local kids to learn and play the sport , the Haringey
Junior Ice Hockey Club was established in 1991. Later on the Club was rebranded to Haringey Hounds Ice Hockey Club in 2012 and operates under this name to date.
The club has managed to survive some turmoil times during the refurbishment of the Alexandra Palace ice rink in 2010 and has won the EIHA Chairman South Development award in 2018 to indicate the great work the club was doing to promote ice hockey for children in the region.
Today the Haringey Hounds have almost 150 members across all age groups from U9 to U18. Club’s members are coming from the local borough as well as from other parts of London and surroundings, who are attracted to its broad and inclusive programs as well as its diverse and friendly culture.
The Club offers a 3-tier program (beginner, intermediate and advanced) to provide kids both the recreational and the elite pathways to fit in the UK hockey community.
The program is run by the Club’s Head Coach and the Cub’s multinational team of volunteers coaches from countries such as UK, Canada, USA, Russia, Hungary and Sweden.
To round out its skill development and diversity goals, the Club offers specialty programs such as power skating, goalie training and a U16 Girls team. The latter group won the 2018/19 and the 2021/22 England Nationals and has multiple members qualify to represent Team GB at the IIHF U18 Womens Worlds Championships.
The Club’s main emphasis is on development, respect, hustle and FUN !