CCYHA Player - Connor Sundquist Commits to Colorado College
CCYHA is extremely proud to announce that former CCYHA youth hockey player and current CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy player, Connor Sundquist, has committed to play his college hockey at, Division 1, Colorado College. Having personally coached Connor for several years during his youth hockey time at Central, this could not have happened to a nicer and harder working kid and a wonderful family. In his youth hockey career for CCYHA, Connor was part of two CT State Championship teams, two New England Regional Championship teams and one team that competed at USA Hockey Nationals. Central CT Youth Hockey is very proud of Connor and wish him the best of luck at Colorado College in the future.
Below is the press release:
Connor Sundquist of CCYHA Selects Academy has committed to play college hockey at Colorado College. The Glastonbury, Conn. native is in his third season with the organization that operates out of the South Kent Prep School. In 28 games played this season he has 19 goals and 18 assists, good for second on the Selects Academy 18U team.
Sundquist, whose father Erik played college hockey at Providence and was part of the Friars' 1996 Hockey East Championship squad, is a strong skater who is solid on the puck. He's a rugged kid who has good vision and hockey IQ, but he also possesses a quick release.
Sundquist chose Colorado College over the University of New Hampshire and St. Lawrence, the two other schools in the mix. Sundquist was drafted in the 24th round by the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the 2014 USHL Draft. His QMJHL rights are owned by Baie-Comeau. It is expected that Sundquist will matriculate to play for Mike Haviland's Tigers for the 2016-17 season.
CCYHA Squirt A1 - New England Regional Silver Sticks Champions!!
The CCYHA Squirt A1 team are the New England Regional Silver Sticks Champions!!!! After going 2-0-1 in the opening round play, the Squirt A1's defeated West Hartford Squirt A by a score of 1-0 in the semifinals, then went on to defeat the Rye Rangers in the finals by a score of 4-2. The Squirt A1's will be the New England Regional representatives at the International Silver Sticks Tournament in Sarnia Ontario Canada in January. The team only gave up 4 goals in the entire tournament and recorded 3 shutouts out of the 5 games played. Congratulations and best of luck to our Squirt A1 players and coaches.
CCYHA apparel is available with home delivery in time for the holidays.
We have t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts available to purchase online. Each of these items are offered in Youth and Adult sizes as well as Men's and Women's in Red, White, or Blue.
Along with our traditional logo, we also have our special 30th anniversary logo.
CCYHA 3rd Annual 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout Recap
The CCYHA 3rd Annual 3v3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout was a huge success the night before Thanksgiving. We had a record 145 players compete in the event. Thank you to Doug Partridge, Paul Cholewa, Garett Plona and Chris Monroe for keeping track of wins/losses and schedules for the night. They put a lot of time into organizing the event. Thank you to the many coaches and players who were on the ice throughout the night helping to keep things running smoothly. We also had many volunteers at the apparel table and bake sale in the lobby. The big winner of the 50/50 raffle was John Beauton who so graciously donated all the winnings back to the Squirt A fund for their trip to Sarnia Ontario.
Taking home the awards for the night were:
Cup Champions: Fury - Nikolas Allan, Will Hatten, Rhodes (last second substitution)
Plate Champions: Eels - Henry Dougherty, Noah MacDonald, Sean Millen
CCYHA SHA Midget Minor Tier 1 New England Regional Champions!!!
This weekend our CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midget Minor and Midget Major teams competed in the Midget Tier 1 New England Regionals. The Midget Minors went on to capture the New England Regional Championship and advance to the USA Hockey National Championships in the spring. Our Midget Minors won a grueling 4 overtime semifinal game and then defeated the CT Jr Wolfpack in the finals. The Midget Majors also reached the final game, but was defeated by the CT Jr Wolfpack. The Majors could still get an at large bid to nationals if they are ranked high enough in the national rankings.
Games are being played at The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA:
Midget Minor SHA:
Friday November 7th at 4:00pm vs Rhode Island Saints - TIE 1-1
Saturday November 8th at 8:00am vs New Hampshire Cyclones FS - WIN 3-0
Saturday November 8th at 3:00pm vs New Hampshire Jr Monarchs - WIN 7-1
Sunday November 9th at 8:00am - Semifinals vs East Haven (CT Wolfpack Full Season) - WIN 3-2 in 4 overtimes
Sunday November 9th at 2:15pm - Finals vs CT Wolfpack Split Season - WIN 4-3
CCYHA SHA Midget Minor Tier 1 CHAMPIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Midget Major SHA:
Friday November 7th at 6:00pm vs New Hampshire Cyclones FS - WIN 3-0
Saturday November 8th at 10:00am vs New Hampshire Jr Monarchs - WIN 4-1
Saturday November 8th at 5:00pm vs Stamford National - WIN 2-1
Sunday November 9th at 10:15am - Semifinals vs Stamford National - WIN 2-1
Sunday November 9th at 5:00pm - Finals vs CT Wolfpack Split Season - LOSS 6-1
Congratulations to the CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Midget Minor Tier 1 team on capturing the CHC Tier 1 Midget Minor State Championship this past weekend. The CCYHA SHA team defeated Mid Fairfield 2-0 on Saturday to advance to the championship game where they faced off against the CT Jr Wolfpack. The CCYHA SHA team went on to capture the state championship over the CT Jr Wolfpack with a 3-2 win.
The CCYHA SHA Midget Minor team will be the #1 seed at next weekends (Nov 7-9) New England Regional Midget Minor Tier 1 Championships with the winner advancing to the USA Hockey National Championships in the spring.
Also competing in next weekends New England Regional Championships will be our CCYHA SHA Midget Major team. The Midget Major division did not have a state tournament and four teams from CT have advanced to the New England Regionals. The CCYHA SHA Midget Major team is the #2 seed entering into Regionals with the winner advancing to the USA Hockey National Championships in the spring.
Congratulation on the midget minor state championship and good luck in next weekends New England Regionals!
CCYHA Squirt A - New England Regional Silver Sticks Champions
The CCYHA Squirt A's won the New England Regional Silver Sticks this past weekend. After going undefeated in the opening round, they defeated the New Jersey Bandits in the semifinals to advance to the finals where they met the Wonderland Wizards. The Squirt A's came away with a 4-0 victory in the championship game and now advanced to the International Silver Sticks Tournament in Sarnia Ontario in January. The Squirt A's finished the tournament with a perfect 5 wins and 0 losses and outscored their opponents by a score of 33 to 4. Congratulations!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported CCYHA at our annual dinner dance and auction this past Friday night. What a great night that it turned out to be.
The turnout was amazing and plenty of fun was had by everyone. As I mentioned during the event, thank you to Dan McClutchy, our VP of Fundraising, for organizing the event and for his wife, Amy's, support and help throughout the night. Each year, this event gets better and better and Dan has done a tremendous job in increasing the interest level each year. Also, thank you to Michelle Bonner for getting many great silent auction items and assisting Dan . The silent auction was filled with great sports memerobilia and was by far our best auction. Each team also donated wonderful baskets for the auction that were very well received.
We do minimal fund raising and this one event goes a long way in keeping our tuition as one of the lowest in our area.
Thank you to CCYHA member, Paul Norton, for supplying the food for the night. The food came from Paul's restaurant, Max Pizza II, in New Britain and was tremendous.
I would also like to personally thank Doug Partridge and the entire CCYHA Board of Directors for the kind words (most of them) and the gift. It is very appreciated!
I can't thank everyone enough for their generosity during the event. We have such a great group of families in this organization.
The CCYHA Squirt B team was featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey's premier episode of the season. Some great answers by the kids and the coaches. Please check out the link below to view the entire episode:
The Central Squirt B team went on to defeat the Echo Squirt A1 team in this game by a score of 5 to 2. In other, not so positive news, Jeff Stepina, representing CCYHA in the trivia contest portion of the episode did not go onto victory.
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midgets at Woodchuck Classic
Congratulations to the CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U16 and U18 Midgets on both going undefeated at the Woodchuck Classic in Burlington Vermont.
The event hosts 48 teams from Canada and the United States. With over 115 College and Professional scouts in attendance throughout the weekend, the Woodchuck Classic is one of the top tournaments in the country.
The U16 CCYHA SHA team finished first in their age division after going 3 and 0 throughout the weekend and outscoring their opponents 21 to 1.
The U18 CCYHA SHA team also finished first in their age division after going 3 and 0. Equally as impressive, they outscored their opponents 21 to 3.
Both team play at Newington Arena this Sunday. The U16's host Mid Fairfield Midget Minor at 12:25pm and the U18's host Mid Fairfield Midget Major at 2:20pm.
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy teams are made up of some of the best players from the US, Canada and Europe. If you are interested in seeing some very good hockey, check out their games.
What a great turnout at our Season Opening Face-off Party! The kids braved the heat and humidity and had a great time in the bounce houses and playing street hockey in the parking lot. The ice was filled during the family skate and the shooting competition had over 100 participants. We also had a great turnout from last seasons Squirt A and PeeWee A teams for the unveiling of their banners.
Thank you to the Arena Grill for supplying the food for the event and to Future Fitness, Sonar from the Wolpack, and DK's ProShop for all being on hand.
The winner of the shooting competition was Henry Dougherty. Congratulation Henry and I hope you enjoy your new stick!
If anyone has pictures, from the Season Opening Party, please send to email@example.com
Central CT Youth Hockey Association Families & Friends,
The November edition of our CCYHA newsletter has been sent out and has been posted to the Documents section of our website. Once you navigate to the Documents section, there is a folder labeled CCYHA Newsletter where you can find it.
I welcome any feedback or questions about the Newsletter as well as any contributions. The Newsletter will be a monthly publication and we'd like to include as much information about CCYHA's teams, former players, and any "newsy" items about our members.
I will be relying on managers to provide me with updates throughout the month for inclusion in the Newsletter, but if you have anything you'd like to provide please don't hesitate to reach out. You can email me at or .
Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you this season!
CCYHA has set up a Facebook and Twitter account to keep everyone aware of the happenings around CCYHA. At the right hand side of our website, you could click on the Facebook logo or the Twitter logo to take you directly to those accounts.
The CCYHA Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/CentralCTHockey
The CCYHA Twitter handle is @centralcapitals
Thanks to CCYHA Public Relations Director, Michelle Bonner, for setting up and managing these accounts. We will also have an e-newsletter in August introducing our board of directors, promoting our season opening faceoff party, and introducing the teams/coaches.
This past spring CCYHA Squirts, Finn McHugh and Jacob Markowitz, won the Connecticut State Mini One on One competition sponsored by Gotta Love CT Hockey. Teams of two (one skater and one goalie) from programs across the entire state competed in the event. Finn and Jacob will be representing CT and CCYHA at the Boston Garden. The competition will be broadcast on NESN between periods of Boston Bruins games throughout the season. We will let you all know when they will be on tv!
Finn and Jacob's mini one on one has not aired yet, but they competed valiantly and lost in triple overtime in the first round. They didn't go down without a fight as it went back and forth. The boys enjoyed being there and made the most of it.
CCYHA partners with Future Fitness for 2014-2015 season
Central CT Youth Hockey is pleased to announce a partnership with Future Fitness based out of Newington Arena for off-ice conditioning and agility for the 2014-2015 season. Our Bantam teams will participate in one (45 minute) off-ice session each week for the entire season prior to practice. We are extremely happy to support Pete Asadourian and Future Fitness.
CCYHA partners with Pro Crease for 2014-2015 season
Central CT Youth Hockey is pleased to announce a partnership with Pro Crease Goaltending for the 2014-2015 season. The experienced instructors at Pro Crease will be providing on ice instruction (during our practices) for each teams goaltenders twice per month throughout the season.
In addition to the on ice instruction, Pro Crease will also be discounting private lessons to all CCYHA goalies at their two locations in Cromwell and Simsbury. CCYHA goalies could book 30 minute private lessons for a reduced rate of $40.00 per lesson (effective after tryouts).
Pro Crease also provides summer camps for goaltenders of all ages and levels. CCYHA goalies could enroll and get a discount of $25.00.