Please direct all other general inquiries regarding the Wings program via email:
Wings Info Mailbox
For more information and to register for the upcoming seasons please click on the appropriate program:
Please make sure to include in the email the name of the interested player,
parent names, address, phone numbers, email address and current grade level.
This past fall the Wings participated in their 40th season in the Nassau County High School
Hockey League. The organization plays in both the Middle School (6th-8th grades) and Varsity
(9th-12th grades) divisions. See archives for more details.
We welcome any questions, comments or suggestions about our program or this web site.
The Wings Hockey Club was founded in 1973. It began through the efforts
and dedication of Bill Newlin-Wagner who, with the assistance of Ward Doerschuck and Peter Gall, fielded a team
in the Nassau H.S. Hockey league during the 1973-74 season.
In the Certificate of Incorporation, the purpose for the formation of the team was "to teach and develop skills
in the sport of ice hockey among the youth of Garden City High School and generally encourage amateur hockey
in the community." Over the years the team has more than lived up to these goals, having competed very
successfully in the league. More importantly it has developed the spirit of teamwork and success in
many of the players that have passed through the program. Bill Newlin-Wagner put it best in addressing the team in its
early history. He said "the essence of teamwork is character, friendship, unselfishness, excellence
in skating, stick handling, and tactics. My modest attempts at teaching you were, and always will be, not only
how to win but also how to bear it when you lose."
Over the years the organization has been funded primarily from the parents of the players. In addition,
we had enjoyed the generosity of The Men's Association of the Garden City
High School. Without their encouragement and support we would have great difficulty in running our
program and we thank them for all their help.
The club currently participates in both the Middle School and Varsity divisions of the High School Hockey League of Nassau County, Inc.
The league comprises club and fully sanctioned school teaMS . Games are played at ice rinks located in Nassau County.
The program is open to all players in the 6th through 12th grades who live in the Garden City school district.
Click on the links on the left for more information on our program.