Manager:   Mike Keary
Team Information
2019-2020 Season
The Clifton Park Youth Hockey Association 8U (Mites) provides learn to play hockey programs for boys and girls ages 7-8. Skating and skills weekly small group sessions at exit 8 Hockey Hut, led by Coach Ron Kuhl and his team.
Registration for all returning CPYHA 2010 and 2011 birth years is $500, which includes:
3 weekly practice/game sessions; 5 months of hockey - 1st Monday in October until the last week of February, and 2 Athletic Knit brand tri-colored jerseys.

Travel Mites (Tech Valley Hockey League) extra practices, games, and tournaments in addition to house mites, for additional fees TBD once season starts (around $250 plus tournament fees).
All Mites Schedule
House ALL MITES Calendar link will be updated throughout the season - use this tab to download into your calendar. 
Mondays: All players - 6:30 - 7:30 PM  [Clifton Park Arena - rink 1]
Hockey Hut - 1 hour assigned slots once a week (3-4 small groups of 16-20 players) [Hockey Hut] Tuesday,Wednesday, or Thursday
Saturdays or Sunday mornings -7am-8:20am - House Mite Practices/Half or cross ice games [Clifton Park Arena - rink 1]
Shen Games!

We will once again have 5 minute Mite Games before select Shen hockey games.  Email will be sent out to signup before each game.

Travel Mites (TVHL)

See TVHL page for info

Coach's Corner

If you have questions about becoming a coach, what you need to be renewed, etc - please contact ACE Dave Dunkleberger at

Head Coach
Coach Ron Kuhl
8U - All Mites
In 1993 Ron started coaching hockey in the Capital Region NY. He has spent the last 26 years coaching, instructing and developing players at every age level from youth to pro.

From 1995-97 Ron worked to create the foundation of his player development and skills programs. In 1997 Ron founded Excel Hockey Inc. and became an owner of the Hockey Hut Training Center. This allowed him to train players throughout the entire year. Also in 1997, hired by current Boston University Athletic Director Andrew Marrochello, he took the Hudson Valley CC Hockey Program from a two-win season and in four short seasons delivered the 2001 NJCAA National Championship to HVCC and the Collar City.

Over the next 20 years, Ron coached hundreds of hockey games at all levels in all seasons and built a world-class facility.  The Hockey Hut Training Center has become a respected and valued part of the New York, New England and Mid-Atlantic Hockey landscape.  Ron draws players to the “Hut” from all over the globe to train with him. He has built relationships with coaches and players throughout every Professional and Junior Hockey League in North America and has a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations through those relationships.

His diverse corporate and coaching background has allowed him to become an expert in building businesses and hockey programs through a successful plan that relies on the ability to plan, train, coach and teach hockey skills for players and teams around the world.

He has created a teaching system that breaks down the individual skills for each player to improve on, but he also has the coaching knowledge and ability to create a team system and program culture to allow those individuals the creativity to thrive within a team. He currently coaches and trains players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA Division I-III, and the top three Junior Leagues in North America.