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                     CCYHA Mission Statement:

The safety of each player is our organization's highest priority.  The purpose
of this organization is to provide an opportunity for young people to learn
the rules and skills of ice hockey through supervised instruction and
competition while emphasizing the ideals of good sportsmanship and
teamwork.

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2021 Pee Wee Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All players ready to play by 6:35pm TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Faber,...
2021 OG Legends Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All players ready to play by 10:10pm TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Huempfner,...
2021 Young Legends Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All players ready to play by 9:00pm TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Exantus,...
2021 Mite Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All Players ready to play by 4:50pm  TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Bouchard,...
2021 Bantam Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All Players ready to go by 7:50pm TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Kuczenski,...
2021 Squirt Pond Hockey Teams
11/23/2021
All players ready to play by 5:30pm TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS Austin,...
U16 Tier 2 Back to Back State Champions !!!!!!!!
11/14/2021
Congratulations to the CCYHA U16 team on winning the U16 Tier 2 State...
U18 Tier 2 State Champions
11/14/2021
Congratulations to the CCYHA U18 team on winning the U18 Tier...
Atlantic Coast Elite Spring/Summer Hockey
10/28/2021
CCYHA Families: See the attached information regarding Atlantic...
Congratulations former CCYHA Player - Molly Jordan
10/14/2021
Congratulations to former CCYHA player, Molly Jordan, on being selected...
CCYHA U15 wins Doritos Midget Classic
08/29/2021
Congratulations to our U15 team on winning the U16 A division at...
CHC Guidelines - IMPORTANT
08/26/2021
  Connecticut Hockey Conference GOVERNING BODY FOR...
USA Hockey 2021-2025 Rule Changes
07/02/2021
CCYHA Members: USA Hockey recently passed rule changes effective...
CCYHA U16 at USA Hockey National Championships
04/21/2021
The CCYHA U16 Tier 2 team competed at the USA Hockey National...
CCYHA Program Overview 2021-2022
03/05/2021
Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview CCYHA is one of the largest...
CCYHA Director of Goaltending
02/26/2021
CCYHA created a Director of Goaltending position to help foster goaltender...
Arena Golf
10/19/2020
What better way to spend time while our kids are practicing and playing...
CCYHA U18 Tier 1 BACK TO BACK National Champions
04/08/2019
The CCYHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets completed their quest for a BACK TO...
CCYHA SHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
04/10/2018
The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins...
 
2021 Pee Wee Pond Hockey Teams

All players ready to play by 6:35pm

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Faber, Jackson

Griffin, Nolan

Joslyn, Grady

BEAVERS

Griffin, William

Smith, Ella

Zadrozny, Tommy

COUGARS

Fox, Nicholas

Pimenta, Daniel

Majewski, Ted

DEMONS

DeFilio, Luke

Peterson, Charlie

Trowbridge, Damian

EELS

DiCioccio, Dylan

Sobota, William

Rydecki, Nathan

FURY

Karwick, Griffin

Kurnick, Logan

Linskey, Braden

GANSGTERS

Faienza, Luca

Hogan, Liam

Nickles, Jordan

HELLIONS

Claffey, Anderson

Dow, Cole

Kelly, Paxton

IGUANAS

Costanzo, Aiden

Rell, Charlie

Sutton, Alexander

JOKERS

Guilmartin, Jack

Savage, Alexis

Castellani, Alexis


by posted 11/23/2021
2021 OG Legends Pond Hockey Teams

All players ready to play by 10:10pm

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Huempfner, Nick

Mayfield, TJ

Partridge, Cam

BEAVERS

Avery, Kevin

Hinchey, Kayden

Millen, Chase

COUGARS

Caporale, Zach

Gilland, Sean

Sicurella, Julian

DEMONS

Chowela, Aaron

Mascolo, Steven

Socha, Jay

EELS

Markowitz, Jacob

Partridge, Evan

Quinn, Colby

FURY

LaChance, Bobby

Rodriguez, Alex

Schneider, Michael


by posted 11/23/2021
2021 Young Legends Pond Hockey Teams

All players ready to play by 9:00pm

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Exantus, Jude

McCauley, Zachary

Prestash, Michael

BEAVERS

Gerasimov, Max

Reilly, Colin

Rodriguez, Michael

COUGARS

Bonfiglio, Bella

Hopping, Jordan

Partridge, Nicole

DEMONS

Hart, Braeden

Millen, Jack

Shurdo, Clayton

EELS

Deegan, Michael

Oliver, Evan

Thebeau, Jeffrey

FURY

Fox, Christopher

Patz, Easton

Patz, Hudson

GANSGTERS

Horn, Cullen

Spring, Aian

Spring, Liam

HELLIONS

Mystery Guest

Gorcenski, Lucas

Huempfner, Sean


by posted 11/23/2021
2021 Mite Pond Hockey Teams

All Players ready to play by 4:50pm 

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Bouchard, Daniel

Couture, Luke

McBride, Graham

BEAVERS

Cipolla, Connor

Griffin, Reed

Smith, Lucy

COUGARS

Barse, Kenneth

Faienza, Mateo

Gworek, Carter

DEMONS

Carsten, Bennett

Colli, Austin

Dale, Brody

EELS

Cocco, Lucas

Greenberg, Alan

Hoffman, Tristan

FURY

Camarco, Lukas

Eklund, Richard

Labbe, Jackson


by posted 11/23/2021
2021 Bantam Pond Hockey Teams

All Players ready to go by 7:50pm

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Kuczenski, Evan

Millen, Sean

Socha, Ryan

BEAVERS

Fretz, Nicholas

Patz, Hudson

Torneo, Dillon

COUGARS

Aaron, Shane

Gorcenski, Cooper

McHugh, Connor

DEMONS

Leahy, Jack

Petronio, Jack

Socha, Nick

EELS

Cline, Ryan

Crowther, Wade

Exantus, Ciara

FURY

Bonfiglio, Justin

Botelho, Alexander

Lopa, Sam

GANSGTERS

Andrea, Sam

Pirri, Charlie

Sharkevich, Kayden

HELLIONS

Calciano, Dominick

Doty, Riley

Malan, Alexander

IGUANAS

Cantele, Preston

Schneider, Emily

Schneider, Matthew

JOKERS

Allan, Nikolas

Drapeau, Braden

Hollander, Sawyer

KANGAROOS

DiCioccio, Dominic

Horenstein, Rachel

McGoldrick, Torin


by posted 11/23/2021
2021 Squirt Pond Hockey Teams

All players ready to play by 5:30pm

TEAM

PLAYER

PLAYER

PLAYER

ALIENS

Austin, Aaron

DeFilio, Max

Drapeau, Jacob

BEAVERS

Guilmartin, Sam

Smith, Braeden

Stotler, Jimmer

COUGARS

Claffey, Keegan

Fraser, Jackson

Patz, Caden

DEMONS

Duprey, Tanner

Faber, Dylan

St. Arnauld, Jaxton

EELS

Allatin, Cameron

Castellani, Andrew

Rydecki, Drew

FURY

Cipolla, Frankie

DeFilio, Marco

Rutkowski, Chris

GANSGTERS

Guay, Gavin

Post, Dilan

Zadrozny, Travis

HELLIONS

Doncet, Noah

Maziarz, Patrick

Tatum, Connor


by posted 11/23/2021
U16 Tier 2 Back to Back State Champions !!!!!!!!

Congratulations to the CCYHA U16 team on winning the U16 Tier 2 State Championship!!!!!!!  CCYHA U16 defeated the undefeated Wonderland Wizards by a score of 7-4 to capture their back to back state title. The U16's will be representing CT at the USA Hockey National Championships in March/April in Troy, Michigan. Congratulations to players and coaches.


by posted 11/14/2021
U18 Tier 2 State Champions

Congratulations to the CCYHA U18 team on winning the U18 Tier 2 State Championship!!!!!!!  CCYHA U18 defeated the Wonderland Wizards by a score of 3-2 to capture the state title. The U18's will be representing CT at the USA Hockey National Championships in March/April in Irvine, California. Congratulations to players and coaches.


by posted 11/14/2021
Atlantic Coast Elite Spring/Summer Hockey

CCYHA Families:

See the attached information regarding Atlantic Coast Elite Spring/Summer Program. I have gotten involved with this organization for the upcoming spring/summer season. Tryouts will be a single day (Dec 29) at Newington Arena and will include one hour skills followed by one hour scrimmage. Players from all over the Northeast will be in attendance. Multiple level teams will be selected at each age group.  Please go to www.bcselectshockey.com for information and registration.  Tryouts on Dec 29 will only be for Squirt Minor (2013) through Bantam Major (2008).   U14, U15, U16, U18 tryouts at a later date.

Atlantic Coast Elite

  • We plan on having ‘multiple’ teams per age group.  
    • Age groups 2008-2013, will have a tryout to determine which division is the best fit for each player.  
    • Age groups 2004-2007 and 2014, will be hand selected based on coaches referrals (tryouts not applicable).  
  • After tryouts* {for 2008-2013}, and after coaches’ referral review {for 2014}, players will be required to re-register online and pay a commitment fee of $300 for a player package. 
    • The player package (for 2008-2014) will include:
      • (2) game jerseys w/name plate
      • (2) socks
      • CCM trucker hat
      • CCM dry-fit, short sleeve t-shirt
      • Warrior Custom duffle bag
  • All selected teams will participate in 3 to 5 showcases
    • The number of showcases varies on each level and talent.  
    • Each showcase will cost roughly $150-$300/each.  Again, dependent on the showcase fees.

*Tryout Information/Details (2008-2013)

  • Register online via link attached
  • Tryout fee is $100/registrant
  • Tryouts consist of 2 sessions:
    • (1) 50 min Skills session
    • (1) 1hr scrimmage session
  • Each player will receive an Atlantic Coast Elite CCM Practice Jersey
  • Tryout Registration will Open 11/1/21 and Close 11/26/21
  • Tryouts will take place: 
    • Date:  Wednesday December 29, 2021 
    • Location:  Newington Ice Arena, Newington CT
  • If you are unable to make tryouts, please contact:
    • Dan Kearns, Youth Hockey Director (2010-2014) at:  413-464-6693
    • Mike Taylor, Owner/Midget Bantam Director (2004-2009) at: 413-841-4644

All Registrations will close Friday 11/26/21

Tryout Registration for Age Group 2008-2013:

Referral Registration for Age Group 2004-2007:

Referral Registration for Age Group 2014:

For further information, please see our webpage at: www.bcselectshockey.com/atlanticcoastelite

Thank you!

Atlantic Coast Elite


by posted 10/28/2021
Congratulations former CCYHA Player - Molly Jordan

Congratulations to former CCYHA player, Molly Jordan, on being selected for the 2022 U.S. U18 Women's National Team.  Molly currently plays for Loomis Chafee and is committed to player her college hockey at Boston College. The US Womens U18 World Championships is being held January 8-15 in Sweden. Best of luck to Molly and congratulations on this accomplishment!!!!!!


by posted 10/14/2021
CCYHA U15 wins Doritos Midget Classic

Congratulations to our U15 team on winning the U16 A division at the Doritos Midget Classic in Bridgeport. The U15's went 2-1 in the opening round to earn a spot in the semi-finals where they defeated the SW Blackhawks 3-2 to advance to the championship game. The U15's avenged their loss in the opening round to the Long Island Rebels by defeating them 1-0 in overtime to claim the championship. Congratulations to all players and coaches !!!! 


by posted 08/29/2021
CHC Guidelines - IMPORTANT

 

Connecticut Hockey Conference

GOVERNING BODY FOR USA HOCKEY IN CONNECTICUT

AN AFFILIATE OF USA HOCKEY 

 

September 1, 2021

Revised (2)

 

Dear Presidents and Player Safety Representatives,

Below are the current COVID Mask Policy, Reporting Guidelines, Contact Tracing and Quarantine Period Guidelines, Return to Play Guidelines, and HIPAA Guidance.

 

Mask/Facial Covering Policy – Effective September 1, 2021

In consultation with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), and in conjunction with the Connecticut Rink Owners Association (CROA), and in conformance with Gov. Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 13A, the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) hereby requires, effective September 1, 2021, that all individuals and participants inside facilities hosting CHC sanctioned events (including practices, scrimmages, and games) in the State of Connecticut, and inside facilities hosting events of CHC member programs, Pawling and Putnam Youth Hockey, must wear a mask or face covering at all times. For players and on-ice officials who are actually on the ice, a face shield that covers the entire face, including the nose and mouth, attaches to the player’s helmet, and is specifically manufactured for use with the player’s helmet, may be worn.

Rink, Town, or Local Health Department Policies or Guidelines do not supersede this mandate.

“Individuals and participants” include all players, coaches, on-ice officials, off-ice officials (including scorekeepers and timekeepers), and spectators.     

Failure to comply with this requirement carries with it may constitute a violation of Executive Order no. 13A and subject the violator to a fine, as provided in the executive order.

 

Accepted Facial Coverings for Ice Hockey

 

               
 
       
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Cloth Masks                                     Neck Gaiters                        CCM Game On Face Mask           Bauer Concept III Face Shield                                

         Sports Masks                                                                                     (Player & Goalie versions)             (with Bauer Splash Guard applied)

       Disposable Masks

 

We list four types of facial coverings for your use. 

  • The first picture shows a mask that attaches to your face.
  • The second picture shows a gaiter encompassing the neck/face. 
  • The third picture shows the CCM Game-On face covering which attaches to the wire cage. 
  • The fourth picture is the Bauer Concept III w/ splash guard. 

 

Medical Exemptions related to facial coverings are used for exemption from having to wear (aka: attached to your face) a mask / facial covering. By using either the Game-On, or Concept III shown above (both of which do not attach to the face), or similar HECC approved products, requests for medical exemptions are unnecessary.

 

Examples of Masks Improperly Worn

 

                   
         
 

 

 

 

 

Under the nose                      On the chin                       Only on the nose                 On the forehead                 Dangling from ear

 

COVID Reporting Policy – Effective August 24, 2021

In the event that a participant in a CHC hockey program receives a confirmed, positive test result for COVID-19, the Player Safety Representative for the program with which the individual is associated should immediately provide notice of the positive test result to the local health department of the program’s home city or town.  The representative should also notify the program staff for any program with which the individual shared the ice for practices, games, or skill sessions, and officials with whom the individual shared the ice or had close contact within 48 hours prior to the onset of the individual’s symptoms or test date (if asymptomatic).  (See below for more detail as to the specific people the Player Safety Representative must notify and the proper procedure for providing the required notifications.) All notifications required under this section should be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations.

In the event that an individual with a CHC hockey program receives a confirmed, positive test result for COVID-19, the Player Safety Representative for that program must notify the following people via email with the required information: 

 

  • the Program President;
  • the local Health Department;
  • the parents of the all team members on the affected team;
  • the team coaches;
  • the management staff of any hockey facility in which the infected individual was in attendance during the 14 days prior to the positive test result or the first onset of symptoms, whichever is sooner (call or email is acceptable);
  • Amy Landino, Player Safety Coordinator – CT, 
  • Chuck Wilkerson, CHC President, 
  • Art Blakeslee, CHC Vice President, art. 
  • Mike Federico, CHC Treasurer, 
  • Dawn Bryson, CHC Secretary, 

 

If the infected individual participated in a game, practice, or skill session with another team during the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or test date (if asymptomatic), the Player Safety Representative for the infected individual’s program shall immediately provide notice to the Player Safety Representative for the opposing team’s program via email and then immediately follow up with a call the Player Safety Representative to ensure he/she received the email.

In a situation such as the above, where the infected individual did not play for the home team, the Player Safety Representative for the home team shall immediately provide notice to the local health department.  This is in addition to the notification to the local health department for the infected individual’s program, which is to be provided by the individual’s Player Safety Representative, as set forth above.

If there were officials present for the relevant game(s), practice(s), or skill session(s), the Player Safety Representative for the infected individual’s program shall immediately provide notice to Connecticut Referee-in-Chief, Kevin Redding, via email to:  , so that he can notify the affected officials.

Player Safety Representatives are reminded that it is their responsibility to inform their program’s teams, coaches, and parents of the relevant association, local, and state guidelines and policies.

All program Presidents and Player Safety Representatives should check their email and the CHC website regularly for updates to state guidelines.

 

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Period – Effective August 24, 2021

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control’s general guidance for identification of close contacts defines a contact as within 6 feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. However, this definition is intended for individuals interacting at a relative resting state (e.g., engaged in conversation, seated near each other, etc.). In cases where significant respiratory droplet generation and spread could reasonably be expected (e.g., with a cough or sneeze, aerobic activity, forced exhalation upon exertion, etc.), then 15 minutes of exposure is not needed to be considered a contact. In the case of ice hockey, given the highly aerobic nature of the activity, caution would dictate that anyone who was on the ice with the infected individual during a practice or game for any period of time (or was within six feet of the infected individual for 15 minutes) should be considered a close contact.  Masks do not factor into CDC’s definition because it is not possible to verify consistent and correct use of masks during activities. 

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated who are identified as a close contact of a known COVID-19 case quarantine away from sports for a full 14 days from the date of their last exposure to the case, or for 10 days with a negative test at day 8 or later. Even if players are allowed to return to school or other activities earlier than the timelines listed above, they should not return to sports until 14 days or 10 days with a test. The date of last exposure counts as day 0.

Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine away from sports at all, as long as they do not have any symptoms. It is recommended that fully vaccinated individuals get tested between day 3-5 after their last exposure to a case and wear a mask when around others at all times until they receive a negative test result or for a full 14 days. 

When someone becomes infected, that person must go into “isolation” (as opposed to close contacts of an infected individual, who quarantine away from sports).  Isolation lasts for a full 10 days from the time symptoms started or the positive test was administered (if the individual did not experience symptoms prior to the positive result).  Date of positive test or onset of symptoms counts as day 1. 

Addition:

"Individuals who have had COVID-19 do not have to quarantine after a new exposure during the 90 day period following their date of diagnosis, as long as they do not have any symptoms that might be associated with COVID-19.  That last part is important as we are definitely seeing re-infections of people with the Delta variant and often those people have mild symptoms that they dismiss as “allergies” or “just a cold” because they assume that, because they had been infected in the past 3 months or have been vaccinated, that it couldn’t possibly be COVID-19."

Also - Either a PCR or rapid antigen test are acceptable test formats.

Return to Play – Effective August 24, 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ 6-day, Return to Play Information: After an infected player’s isolation period ends, that player should confirm with his or her medical provider that the player is cleared to return to athletic activities. Those players, in consultation with their medical provider or the team trainer/physician, should follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Return to Sports and Physical Activity guidance and procedures, including the multi-day progression of physical activity as indicated.  A written note from the players pediatrician is required to be presented to Return to Play. 

There is no need for additional COVID testing in order for a player to be released from isolation (in fact, the person may continue to test positive for up to 90 days after they are infected, so testing is not recommended for people who have recently recovered from COVID-19). 

Given the current state of infections in Connecticut, it is likely that, sooner or later, someone will show up at practice or a game infected, and so all CHC participants will benefit significantly in terms of practice/game time if they are fully vaccinated. 

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

To the extent anyone raises the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with any of the above requirements, please be aware that CHC is not acting in a manner that would deem it to be defined as a “covered entity” under HIPAA.

 

Please direct your questions to: CHC Player Safety Coordinator Amy Landino. Email: playersafetycoordinatorCT@gmail.com 

 

Thank You, 

The CHC Executive Board


by posted 08/26/2021
USA Hockey 2021-2025 Rule Changes

CCYHA Members:

USA Hockey recently passed rule changes effective mites through midgets for 2021-2025. The full list of rule changes/interpretations could be found at the following link:

  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/1978/75701.pdf

Some of the rule changes include:

  • A game misconduct will now be assessed to a player who receives 4 penalties in a single game and to a coach whose team receives 12 penalties (changed from 5 per player and 15 per team).
  • Icing is prohibited while a team is shorthanded.
  • Shorter length of minor penalties
    • 12 minute periods - 1:00
    • Greater than 12 minute periods and Less than 17 minute periods - 1:30
    • 17 minute periods and greater - 2:00
  • After a penalty is called, the ensuing faceoff will be in the zone of the offending team
  • An unsportsmanlike penalty will be called when banging on the boards after a LEGAL or ILLEGAL hit
  • Tag up offsides has been eliminated at all levels mites through midgets
  • Body Checking is now called Competitive Contact and the first level of contact must be made on the puck. Making physical contact with an opposing player without making an attempt on the puck will be penalized
  • Late body checks will be penalized. There is no longer such thing as "finishing the check". Once a player passes the puck, contact cannot be initiated.

by posted 07/02/2021
CCYHA U16 at USA Hockey National Championships

The CCYHA U16 Tier 2 team competed at the USA Hockey National Championsips April 29-May 3. The U16's competed against 15 of the other top teams in the country in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  An amazing experience was had.  Congratulations to the team on making it to Nationals.

Results:

Central CT Capitals vs USA Eagles, Michigan (#6 ranked in US) - LOSS 7-1

Central CT Capitals vs Littleton Hawks, Colorado (#31 ranked in US) - LOSS 2-0

Central CT Capitals vs Afton Americans, Missouri (#7 ranked in US) - LOSS 6-1

 


by posted 04/21/2021
CCYHA Program Overview 2021-2022

Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview

CCYHA is one of the largest and most successful travel programs in the state. We are an American Development Model (ADM) compliant program with the objective of long-term development. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for young people to learn the rules and skills of ice hockey through supervised instruction and competition while emphasizing the ideals of good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Program Offerings:

         Development Programs

                  Learn to Play Hockey – This program is for our beginner hockey players ages 3 and up. Session 1 is a 5 week session (one weekend instructional hour per week) from mid October until the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.  Session 2 runs from December through mid March and consists of two weekend instructional hours (Sat. and Sun.) per week. Registration for Learn to Play Hockey opens in late summer.

                  Mite Development – This program is for our players (ages 4-12) that have already participated in a Learn to Skate or Learn to Play hockey program.  The Mite Development program runs mid October to mid March and consists of two weekend instructional hours (Sat. and Sun.) per week. Registration for Mite Development opens in late summer.

                  House League – This program is for kids aged 5-12 who have at least 1-2 seasons of skating AND hockey experience. Players are placed onto teams and have two practices and 1 game per week.  Games are played half ice, with real boards across the center ice line separating the two games. Games are played 4 verse 4 plus a goalie in net (using goalie equipment). The House League program runs from mid October to mid March. Registration for House League opens in late summer. 

 

         Travel Programs

                  U8 Mite Travel (2013 & Younger Birth Years) – CCYHA is compliant with USA Hockey ADM model at the U8 level. The mite travel teams consist of our more experienced players at the U8 level. Mite travel teams will compete in CHC. Tryouts are held in March for the following season. Mite Travel teams will have two practices per week plus 2 games per weekend. Most weekends consist of one home and one away game. The number of mite travel teams will be dependent on several criteria including; number of participants, birth years, and talent level. The Mite Travel program runs from late August to mid March.

                  U10 Squirt Travel (11 & 12 Birth Years) – We have offerings for all experience levels at the U10 level. We typically have several teams at the A, B and C levels. Tryouts are held in March for the following season. Squirt Travel teams will have two practices per week plus 2 games per weekend. Most weekends consist of one home and one away game. The number of squirt travel teams will be dependent upon number of participants. Our squirt travel teams will compete in CHC and will have the opportunity to qualify for Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Our Squirt AA team will also compete in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). This will consist of a 16 game schedule, 8 games of which will be played at two festivals and 4 home and 4 away games. The Squirt Travel program runs from late August to mid March.

                  U12 PeeWee Travel (09 & 10 Birth Years) – We have offerings for all experience levels at the U12 level. We typically have several teams at the A, B and C levels. Tryouts are held in March for the following season. PeeWee Travel teams will have two practices per week plus 2 games per weekend. Most weekends consist of one home and one away game. The number of peewee travel teams will be dependent upon number of participants. Our peewee travel teams will compete in CHC and will have the opportunity to qualify for Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Our PeeWee AA team will also compete in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). This will consist of a 16 game schedule, 8 games of which will be played at two festivals and 4 home and 4 away games. The PeeWee Travel program runs from late August to mid March.

                   U14 Bantam Travel (07 & 08 Birth Years) – We have offerings for all experience levels at the U14 level. We typically have teams at the AA, A and B levels. Tryouts are held in March for the following season. Bantam Travel teams will have two practices per week plus 2 games per weekend. Most weekends consist of one home and one away game. The number of bantam travel teams will be dependent upon number of participants. Our bantam travel teams will compete in CHC and will have the opportunity to qualify for Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Our Bantam AA team will also compete in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). This will consist of a 16 game schedule, 8 games of which will be played at two festivals and 4 home and 4 away games. The Bantam Travel program runs from late August to mid March. For those players that plan to tryout for their high school teams in the fall, we will explore offering a Bantam Half Year option. Players who plan to tryout for their high school must notify CCYHA on the commitment agreement so we can plan accordingly. These players will be guaranteed a spot on a travel team if they do not make their high school team. 

                   Midget High School Teams – CCYHA will be hosting Midget teams for the Wethersfield HS and Newington HS coop. These teams will be a half season team with players from those high schools on the roster. These teams will be undeclared midget teams.  Midget season will run from late-August through Thanksgiving.

                   U16 &U18 Midget Tier 2 and U15/U16 Split Season Teams – Building off the success of last year’s season at the midget tier 2 level, Central CT Youth Hockey (CCYHA) will be, once again, forming split season teams at the U16 and U18 Tier 2 levels for the 2021-2022 season. Our U18 team finished tied for second in Tier 2 and our U16 team went undefeated in state games and have been crowned STATE CHAMPIONS and will be representing CT at USA Hockey Nationals. These teams fill a void in our area at the Tier 2 level. Teams will be competing in CHC Tier 2 with the winners of the CT State Tournament advancing to the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships. Teams will practice and play at Newington Arena. Tryouts will be held in mid April.

 

Additional Program Offerings:

                  ProCrease – On-ice goaltender instruction for all Mite-Bantam teams two times per month.

                  Future Fitness -  Off-ice training for all Bantam teams two times per month.

                  Goaltending Director – CCYHA has a Director of Goaltending to help advance the skills of goalies within our organization.

                  Summer Ice – We will be offering ice throughout the summer. Each age group will have a weekly session to stay on the ice (if they wish). This will be a combination of skills, small area drills and scrimmage.

                  Skills Sessions – Regularly scheduled skills sessions will be offered throughout the season.

                  Turkey Shootout Pond Hockey Tournament

                  State Tournament

 

       Program Fees:

                  Tryout Fee: $100.00

                  Mite Travel: $2,325.00

                  Squirt Travel: $2,375.00

                  PeeWee Travel: $2,625.00

                  Bantam Travel: $2,725.00

                  Bantam Half Year: $1,500.00 (if we have enough players for a half year team)

                  Midget U16 & U18 T2, U15/U16: 1,850.00


by posted 03/05/2021
CCYHA Director of Goaltending

CCYHA created a Director of Goaltending position to help foster goaltender development within the organization.  The position's primary role will be to work with each coaching to staff to ensure goalies receive the proper attention & instruction during practices.  The Director will also distribute information about the position for coaches, goaltenders & goaltender parents, work with each team to track their goalies' development, coordinate with Procrease and be a general resource to answer any questions that come up related to goaltending & goaltender development.  Matt Allatin will be taking the lead as our first Director of Goaltending.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to him. He could be reached at 

Director of Goaltending

 

Responsibilities

    • Educating Coaching Staff - each team designates a goalie coach

    • Periodic check ins with each team’s goalie coach

      • Discuss progress - identify areas for improvement

    • Coordinate with Procrease as needed

    • Address any questions from goaltenders or goaltender parents 

    • Participate in goaltender tryout evaluations

 

Educating Coaching Staff

    • Each team will designate a goalie coach for the season - their job will be to work with the goalie during the season

    • The Director of Goaltending will provide education to the designated coaches - identifying basic fundamentals that can be reinforced in practice - in form of a meeting before the season starts (all coaches are encouraged to attend)

    • Discuss points where practices typically neglect goalies in practice - ways to improve practice plans

 

Periodic Check-Ins with Designated Goalie Coach

    • Coaches explain how the goalie is progressing through the year

    • If the goalie struggles with a particular facet of the game the director will work with the coach and Procrease to identify drills for improvement

 

Coordinate with Procrease as Needed

    • Communicating specific areas of improvement for each goalie as they arise

 

Address Questions/Concerns from Goaltenders or Parents

    • Answer questions & provide advice as needed to goaltenders or goaltender parents

 

Tryout Evaluations

    • Evaluates goaltenders at the goalie specific tryout session

      • One of several evaluators

      • Not involved in player placement


by posted 02/26/2021
Arena Golf

What better way to spend time while our kids are practicing and playing than to play some virtual golf. Overlooking the Red Rink at Newington Arena, Arena Golf will be open for business on Monday November 2 at 9am. Please visit www.arenagolfct.com for more information and to book time in our state of art golf simulator.


by posted 10/19/2020
CCYHA U18 Tier 1 BACK TO BACK National Champions

The CCYHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets completed their quest for a BACK TO BACK National Championship by defeating the North Jersey Avalanche 3-2 in overtime.  The CCYHA Selects started the national tournament with convincing wins over the Belle Tire 9-1 and Washington Little Caps 5-2.  Game 3 brought a loss for CCYHA at the hands of the Boston Jr. Eagles by a score of 4-1.  By going 2-1 in the opening round, the team earned the top seed coming out of their bracket.  The opponent in the quarterinals would be #1 nationally ranked Shattuck St. Mary's. CCYHA was up to the test as they advanced to semifinals by defeating Shattuck 8-6.  In-state rival Yale Jr. Bulldogs was the opponent in the semifinal round.  CCYHA earned a berth in the national championship game by defeating Yale 6-2.

The final game was a matchup against #5 nationally ranked North Jersey Avalanche. After CCYHA took a 2-0 lead late in the third period, the Av's tied it up with 2 goals in a 14 second span in the final minute of play to force overtime. The game ended early in the first sudden overtime period as Killian Rowlee secured the second of the back to back National Championships for CCYHA.


by posted 04/08/2019
CCYHA SHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP by defeating the Cape Cod Whalers 5-2.  Congratulation to the midgets on winning a national championship for CCYHA.


by posted 04/10/2018
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