Throughout the 1970s hockey was played at the Cape Cod Coliseum. During this time the area hockey teams developed a fan base, and relationship with the community. This became the seed for the Cape Cod Islanders. From the 1980's until 2008 hockey remained a sport that the community and fans wished for. As the finishing touches were being put on the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, hockey was again alive on Cape Cod. After four seasons in Hyannis and prior to the 2013-14 season the franchise relocated to Tony Kent Arena in Dennis.
Current Head Coach and President, Dan Hodge, has built a successful franchise which won back to back league regular season and playoff championships. In his first two seasons, Hodge was named the Hockey Night in Boston Coach of the Year. "All of these accomplishments could not have been possible without the help and support of my family and staff."
In the spring of 2011, Dan Hodge took over the reigns of the newly named Cape Cod Islanders and immediately began building a successful franchise. In the spring of 2012, the Islanders, along with six other memebers started their own league, the Northern States Junior Hockey League. The NSHL was goverened by AAU and had seven charter members: Cape Cod Islanders, Lake George Fighting Spirit, Mariners, New England Stars, Eastern Kodiaks, Syracuse Stampede and Trenton Habs. The league is looking to expand and make a large footprint in the northeast area.
During the 2014-15 season the NSHL was accepted into the North American Hockey League family and was immediately rebranded to the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League, (NA3EHL). The 10 team league will be under the USA Hockey umbrella as an independant league and will petition USA Hockey to be a full time member in the summer of 2015.