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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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CCYHA Annual Meeting Announcement
05/17/2022
CCYHA Members:  Notice of Annual Meeting   Meeting...
CCYHA Summer Ice
05/13/2022
CCYHA Families: As we are moving into the summer months, CCYHA...
Outgoing Release Request
03/26/2022
If you played for CCYHA in 2021-2022 and will be playing for another...
CCYHA U18 at USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals
03/25/2022
The CCYHA U18's have advanced to the semifinals in Irvine,...
CCYHA U16 at USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals
03/25/2022
The CCYHA U16's competed in Troy, Michigan at the USA...
CCYHA Midget Players Earning High School Awards
03/22/2022
The success of the CCYHA Split Season Midget Program is evident this...
Wethersfield HS wins Division 2 State Championship
03/22/2022
Congratulations to the Wethersfield HS hockey team on capturing...
Newington HS Coop Wins Division 3 State Championship
03/18/2022
Congratulations to the Newington HS Coop hockey team on capturing...
CCYHA SQ AA Tier 3 New England Regional Champions
03/07/2022
The CCYHA Squirt AA team captured the Tier 3 New England Regional...
CCYHA PW AA Tier 3 New England Regional Champions
03/02/2022
The CCYHA PeeWee AA team captured the Tier 3 New England...
CT's Only Overnight Hockey Camp
02/08/2022
CCYHA Members Please see the attached information regarding CT's...
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...
Congratulations former CCYHA Player - Molly Jordan
10/14/2021
Congratulations to former CCYHA player, Molly Jordan, on being selected...
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...
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...
 
CCYHA Annual Meeting Announcement

CCYHA Members:  Notice of Annual Meeting

 

Meeting Time  - Thursday June 16th at 6:00PM 

Location – Newington Arena Upstairs Room

 

Good day to all Central CT Youth Hockey families.  As we are opening the chapter on the 2022-2023 season, we are planning for next fall. 

The CCYHA Bylaws mandate that each year, we have an annual meeting. At this time, we encourage any and all members in good standing to come to the meeting.  Members can address the Board or could just be present to hear the re-cap of the year.  We will also elect all the new members of the Board and say thanks to the old ones departing.

According to the bylaws, we formed a nominating committee, and went over the applicants for board positions and the nominating committee has put forth the following slate to be voted in or challenged at the meeting.  

 

President                                 Anthony Giusto 

VP Development/Coaching       Doug Partridge

VP Fundraising                        Rich Faber

VP Admin/Ice                          Bryan Ruck

Secretary                                Isaac Doty

Treasurer                                Rob DeFilio/Brian Smith

Registrar                                 Aaron Odell

Tournament Director                Kyle Merritt

Director of Goaltending            Matt Allatin

Learn to Play                           Kevin Procaccini

House / ADM Cross Ice            Kevin Linskey

Mite Director                            Jeff Griffin

Squirt Director                         Bob Patz

Pee Wee Director                    Rob DeFilio

Bantam Director                       Valerie Calciano

Midget Director                        Doug Partridge

Girls Director                           Steve Wall

 

As a member, you are also allowed to challenge any board position if you desire to do so. You need support from the membership and this would bring on a vote at the annual meeting. If you have interest in this option, please contact me for the guidelines. 

This meeting will also be a forum for open discussion on any matters that any member would like to put on the table. 

Thank you all for such an enjoyable season of hockey and fun and look forward to another great year in 2022-2023!

Anthony Giusto – CCYHA President

 


by posted 05/17/2022
CCYHA Summer Ice

CCYHA Families:

As we are moving into the summer months, CCYHA will be providing our players with FREE summer ice. Starting on June 2nd, and extending throughout the summer on Thursday evenings, we will have optional skills / 3v3.

Any and all players are welcome to attend in their age division. The format is about 20 minutes of skills and 40 minutes of 3v3/4v4.  Coaches are needed to coordinate these sessions.

The summer schedule could be found under the master schedule tab at www.centralcthockey.org

The normal time slots on Thursdays are:

Mite (u8) and Squirt (u10) at 5:20pm-6:20pm

PeeWee (u12) and Bantam (u14) at 6:30pm-7:30pm

All Midgets (u15-u18) at 7:40pm-8:40pm

Please check the master schedule weekly as there are some variations on some weeks.


by posted 05/13/2022
Outgoing Release Request

If you played for CCYHA in 2021-2022 and will be playing for another organization in 2022-2023, you need to get a USA Hockey written release from CCYHA. All transfers need a release, including those going to non CHC programs. If you are in good standing (paid in full), a release will be granted.

Click link below to go to Release Request Form:

http://assn.la/Reg/?r=2:221734


by posted 03/26/2022
CCYHA U18 at USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals

The CCYHA U18's have advanced to the semifinals in Irvine, California at the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships.  The CCYHA U18 team earned a spot at Nationals by winning the state title in November. 

Results for U18 Tier 2 Nationals is:

     Thursday 3/31 at 12pm - CCYHA U18 vs Armstrong Arrows (PA) - WIN 5-1

     Friday 4/1 at 4:15pm - CCYHA U18 vs Maine Moose (ME) - WIN 4-1

     Saturday 4/2 at 4:30pm - CCYHA U18 vs Montgomery Blue Devils (MD) - WIN 6-5

     Sunday 4/3 at 11:15am - Quaterfinals vs Alaska Valley Thunder (AK)  -  WIN 5-2

     Sunday 4/3 National Semifinals at 6:15pm vs Nashville Jr. Predators  -  TIED 2-2 AFTER REGULATION, TIED AFTER 17 MINUTE OVERTIME - SHOOTOUT LOSS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO PLAYERS AND COACHES FOR COMING HOME WITH A BRONZE MEDAL AT THE U18 T2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!

 


by posted 03/25/2022
CCYHA U16 at USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals

The CCYHA U16's competed in Troy, Michigan at the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships.  The CCYHA U16 team earned a spot at Nationals by winning the state title in November. This is the second year in a row that the U16's will be competing at Nationals.

Results for U16 Tier 2 Nationals is:

     Thursday 3/31 at 4:15pm - CCYHA U16 vs Montclair Blues (NJ) ranked #13 nationally - LOSS 9-1

     Friday 4/1 at 2:15pm - CCYHA U16 vs Chicago Hawks (IL) ranked #1 nationally - LOSS 6-2

     Saturday 4/2 at 12:15pm - CCYHA U16 vs Afton Americans (MO) ranked #11 nationally - LOSS 3-0

 

Congratulations to all players and coaches on a great season!!!!!


by posted 03/25/2022
CCYHA Midget Players Earning High School Awards

The success of the CCYHA Split Season Midget Program is evident this year with the many players who have received All Conference and All State honors.  In addition to the individual award winners, two teams that skate out of Newington Arena and have CCYHA current and former players on them, Wethersfield HS (Division 2) and Newington Coop HS (Division 3) have both been crowned STATE CHAMPIONS !!!!!

The long list of split season midget players who received accolades are listed below:

All Conference CCC North

Alex Rodriguez - Glastonbury - CCYHA U18 T2

Cam Barone - Northwest Catholic - CCYHA U18 T2

Cole Usseglio - East Catholic - CCYHA U18 T2

Jack Diochchio - Farmington Valley - CCYHA U18 T2

Jack Millen - Wethersfield - CCYHA U16 T2 - DIVISION 2 STATE CHAMPION

Matthew Ruck - Wethersfield - CCYHA U16 T2 - DIVISION 2 STATE CHAMPION

Zack Caporale - Glastonbury - CCYHA U16/U18 American

 

All Conference CCC South

Cole Schoen - EO Smith - CCYHA U18 T2

Ethan Stagg - Hall - CCYHA U18 T2

Josh Grimm - Newington - CCYHA U16 T2 - DIVISION 3 STATE CHAMPION

Braeden Humphrey - Newington - CCYHA Midget Indians - DIVISION 3 STATE CHAMPION

Evan Howard - Newington - CCYHA Midget Indians - DIVISION 3 STATE CHAMPION

 

All Conference SCC/SWC D1

Dylan Reynolds - Xavier - 1st Team - CCYHA U18 T2

Will Monroe - Xavier - 1st Team - CCYHA U18 T2

Matt Kraus - Xavier - 2nd Team - CCYHA U18 T2

 

SCC/SWC D1 Player of the Year - Dylan Reynolds- Xavier - CCYHA U18 T2

 

All Conference SCC/SWC D2

Jack Robers - Lyman Hall - 1st Team - CCYHA U18 T2

Brenden Hilinski - Sheehan - 1st Team - CCYHA U18 T2

Anthony DeFilio - Sheehan - 1st Team - CCYHA U18 T2

 

SCC/SWC D2 Player of the Year - Jack Roberts- Lyman Hall - CCYHA U18 T2

 

All State

Will Monroe - Xavier - 1st Team Division 1 - CCYHA U18 T2

Dylan Reynolds - Xavier - 1st Team Division 1 - CCYHA U18 T2

Matt Kraus - Xavier - 2nd Team Division 1 - CCYHA U18 T2

Cam Barone - Northwest Catholic - 2nd Team Division 1 - CCYHA U18 T2

Matthew Ruck - Wethersfield - 1st Team  Division 2 - CCYHA U16 T2 - DIVISION 2 STATE CHAMPION

Brendan Hilinski - Sheehan - 1st Team Division 2 - CCYHA U18 T2

Max Festa - Sheehan - 1st Team Division 2 - CCYHA U15

Jack Roberts - Sheehan - 1st Team Division 2 - CCYHA U18 T2

Colby Quinn - Wethersfield - 2nd Team Division 2 - CCYHA U18 T2 - DIVISION 2 STATE CHAMPION

Cole Schoen - EO Smith - 1st Team Division 3 - CCYHA U18 T2

Ethan Stagg - Hall - 2nd Team Division 3 - CCYHA U18 T2

Braeden Humphrey - Newington - 1st Team Division 3 - CCYHA Midget Indians - DIVISION 3 STATE CHAMPION

 

CIAC Division 2 Player of the Year: Jack Roberts - Lyman Hall - CCYHA U18 T2


by posted 03/22/2022
Wethersfield HS wins Division 2 State Championship

Congratulations to the Wethersfield HS hockey team on capturing the Division 2 State Championship by defeating North Haven HS by a score of 3-0 at Quinnipiac. The majority of the Wethersfield HS team are CCYHA Alumni and compete on CCYHA Midget Teams in the fall. Congratulations to all players and coaches.


by posted 03/22/2022
Newington HS Coop Wins Division 3 State Championship

Congratulations to the Newington HS Coop hockey team on capturing the Division 3 State Championship by defeating Conard HS by a score of 3-1 at Quinnipiac. The majority of Newington HS Coop team compete in the fall season as the CCYHA Midget Indians. Michael Deegan, Joshua Grimm and Andrew Stribling (2 goals in finals)  play for the CCYHA U16 Tier 2 team. Congratulations to all players and coaches


by posted 03/18/2022
CCYHA SQ AA Tier 3 New England Regional Champions

The CCYHA Squirt AA team captured the Tier 3 New England Regional Championship by defeating the CT Whalers in the championship game. The finals was tied 4-4 after regulation. After a scoreless 10 minute overtime, the teams went to a shootout. Our Squirt AA team won the shootout in 4 rounds.

Congratulations to all players and coaches. 


by posted 03/07/2022
CCYHA PW AA Tier 3 New England Regional Champions

The CCYHA PeeWee AA team captured the Tier 3 New England Regional Championship by defeating Northwestern in the championship game by a score of 5-3. The finals was a rematch of the state championship game where our PeeWee AA team also came out on top. 

Congratulations to all players and coaches. 


by posted 03/02/2022
CT's Only Overnight Hockey Camp

CCYHA Members

Please see the attached information regarding CT's only overnight hockey camp being held at South Kent School. As one of the program directors, this will be a great camp with many Prep and Division I players as junior staff along with alot of experience with the Director staff.  Day Camp (2006-2013 birth years) and Overnight Camp (2006-2010 birth years) options are available.

Visit www.benchmarkhockey.com for registration and more information.


by posted 02/08/2022
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
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 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
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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