Youth Hockey

The Orange County Sportsplex offers a variety of youth hockey classes, clinics, and camps through our Sportsplex Hockey Academy. We aim to teach kids (and adults) how to play the game of hockey with hustle and sportsmanship. We work hard at improving skills, but also put a big emphasis on HAVING FUN! The staple of our Hockey Academy are the Intro to Hockey Classes on Sunday evenings, including Hockey Tots for ages 3 to 6 and Youth Learn to Play Hockey for ages 5 to 12. We run 7 to 8 weeks sessions of these programs throughout the year – more info and online registration can be found on the right of this page.

The Sportsplex is the exclusive home of the Carolina Thunder youth travel hockey team and the Hillsborough Hogs youth recreational hockey team run by TYHNC (Triangle Youth Hockey of NC). Triangle Youth Hockey is a non-profit, volunteer-run association that operates independently of the Sportsplex. The Carolina Thunder is a travel hockey program run by the Orange County Sportsplex. With youth hockey teams at all age groups (ages 6 to 18), the Sportsplex happily offers our support to the Thunder and the Hogs as the home rink for practices and games. Please visit and for more information. You may also e-mail Kevin Kamenski of the Carolina Thunder at and Tom Deis of the Hillsborough Hogs at

Carolina Thunder
Travel Hockey Program

Carolina Thunder Mites
Age Groups 6U & 8U



Click here to view the
Sportsplex Intro to Hockey Brochure



Click here to view the
December Open Hockey Calendar


Interested in Private Hockey Lessons?
Contact Coach Kevin Kamenski
for more info!

Interested in Youth
Intro to Hockey Classes?
Contact Hockey Director Nathan Crooks today!


Youth Hockey | Orange County Sportsplex