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The 2023-2024 Season will begin on

Sunday September 10

 7:50-8:45 am Advanced

8:45-9:30 am Beginners

Schedule is now posted

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Brick Stars Challenger Hockey

Working Towards a Brighter Future

Brick Stars is an ice hockey program for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. It was started by Alex DePalma and Dina Crepaldi in 2009. The program teaches skating, hockey skills and game skills. All are welcome to join and/or become a hockey helper/volunteer. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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2023-2024 SEASON

Howell Ice Arena

We are starting our SEASON on SUNDAY, September 10,

at Howell Ice Arena located at 269 Squankum Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.

Also, note we have a new email "".

 Our time slot is as follows:

Travel Advanced 7:50-8:45 am

Beginner/Learn to Skate 8:45-9:30am

Click on forms to find the Brick Stars Registration Forms, the practice schedule for the  2023-2024 season is posted.  

You may pay the brick stars program fee of $225.00 online at our website

through the donate button, or mail forms and payments to Brick Stars Challenger Hockey, PO Box 1737 Brick NJ 08723.  Or bring a check with you at the start of our season on September 10.

If anyone has any questions, Regarding Registration forms or fees, please do not hesitate to call me or please email me separately at  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

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Who We Are

Registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity ("Brick Stars") is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by providing a special needs ice hockey program designed to meet the needs of the developmentally challenged athlete with a range of developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism or any other learning delays that prevent these disabled players (ages 5 to adult) from participating in any other existing organizations, by maximizing their development, productivity and social action on and off the ice.  In order for the Brick Stars to achieve this objective, our approach is to utilize the support services of Certified USA Hockey screened coaches, junior coaches and professional physical therapists teaching a wide range of skating ability from learn to skate to partaking in the game of "Special Hockey" in a fun filled atmosphere.  Comprised of a dedicated Director and group of passionate volunteers who strongly portray the vision that developmentally challenged athletes can learn to play the fundamental game of "Special Hockey" and the initiative exits that "hockey is for Everyone".
Special Hockey is a discipline sanctioned by USA Hockey, the national governing body of Hockey in the United States.  There are approximately 50 special hockey teams located in 30 cities throughout the United States as part of the American Special Hockey Association.  The Brick Stars is a member of the American Special Hockey Association.

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“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”


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Contact Brick Stars Challenger Hockey

If interested in joining and are unsure if we are equipped to handle your child's needs please contact Dina Crepaldi for further information at

For those interested in helping as Jr. Coaches please contact Alex DePalma at

PO Box 1737 Brick NJ 08723

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