The NE Huskies and Middlesex Islanders are pleased to announce the change in their name to the Islanders Hockey Club for the 2012/2013 Season. The collective group of youth and junior teams is now the foremost developmental and competitive hockey program in New England having over 750 players competing in all 5 Premier New England Hockey Leagues – the Eastern Junior (“EJ”), Empire and ESHL Junior Hockey Leagues and the Eastern Hockey Federation (“EHF”) and the N.E. Woman’s Hockey League for the youth teams. The Islanders provide a complete player development model from cradle to college for young players which goes beyond the on ice experience to include education, leadership and community service components to help foster a complete student athlete. The Islanders have a new state of the art facility at Skate 3 in Tyngsboro for it Junior Teams and is expanding its presence at Merrimack College with the construction of a new rink for its Youth Teams.