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Polar Caps Honor 2017 Kellen Binger Award Recipients

The Polar Caps are pleased to announce that Kate Sweeney and Caden Feinstein have been selected as this year's recipients of the Kellen Binger Award.

This award honors former Polar Cap Kellen Binger.  Kellen had to hang up his jersey after playing his last Squirt B game due to a kidney transplant that he received when he was 8 years old.

To honor Kellen, each year the Squirt B parents and coaches select a player on their team who is a leader and a playmaker, shows determination and character on and off the ice, and loves to play hockey.

Congratulations Kate and Caden, and thank you to Kellen and his family for this special honor!

The Polar Caps are proud to be hosting the 2017 WAHA Pee Wee C1 State Tournament at Madison Ice Arena.  Click the image below for complete tournament information.

Registration for the various area spring hockey teams is upon us, and tryouts are just around the corner.  Here are a few links:

Polar Caps Announce Little Blackhawks / NHL Learn to Play Program coming to MIA in March

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice.

With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 4–8 years of age, head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.


Head-to-toe equipment: Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.

8 Weeks of On-Ice Instruction: Participants in the Learn to Play program will receive 8 weeks of age-appropriate instruction in a safe and fun environment. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by NHL Alumni.

Dates and Times: Practices will be held on Saturdays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13.

Program Cost: $125.

To Register, click on the link below and look for Madison Ice Arena.