CCYHA will be putting in a bulk order for hockey bags through Hamden Sports Center. We need to place the order by May 15th, to ensure delivery for the beginning of the season. This year, we will be ordering the Bauer Premium Carry Bag. The price for each bag is $80.00. An online registration/payment system has been set up to order the bags. Please go to the register online tab on our website and look for the CCYHA Bauer Premium Carry Bag Registration. The bags will have a stitched CCYHA logo on both sides. The bag material does not allow to have the player name and number printed onto it, but there is a sleeve on top of the bag for a bag tag. Below is some more information about the bags:
Durable waterproof polyvinyl
Heavy-duty double zippers with nylon pulls on main opening
Durable double layer webbing grab handles and straps are reinforced with rivets
Longer straps for easy carry
Ventilation grommets at sides allow air to pass through
Internal accessory pocket
External name/ID window
Bag shape is slightly taller and shorter for maximum/easier “packability” (takes up less space in car and dressing room)
Dimensions: 32in. x 20in. x 15in. (81cm x 51cm x 38cm) - 9,600 cu. in. (157 liters)
Any CCYHA player that was on a CCYHA roster for the 2014-2015 season and will be playing for another organization in 2015-2016 must have a release to that new program. We have set up a registration process to ensure that your release will be processed in a timely manner. Once the release request is received by the CCYHA Registrar, Aaron Odell, he will complete a release and send to CHC. We are not allowed to send a release to a parent, it must be sent to CHC.
Even if a player is going to a non-CHC program, you must still obtain a release.
CHC updates their release list periodically throughout the summer. You could view that list on the CHC site.
If you have any questions, please contact the CCYHA Registrar, Aaron Odell, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The link below will take you to the page where the Release Request Registration is:
The CCYHA Squirt A team has won the New England Squirt Tier 2 Championship! This is the third year in a row that the CCYHA Squirt As have won both the Connecticut Tier 2 and the New England Tier 2 championships.
The 2014/15 Squirt A squad compiled a remarkable undefeated and untied record in Tier 2 league competition this season, notching 34 wins against no losses or ties.
New England Regional Results (Burlington VT):
Friday March 27 at 8:30pm vs Warwick Squirt A (RI) - WIN 13-0
Saturday March 28 at 12:30pm vs Maine Gladiators Squirt A (ME) - WIN 4-1
Saturday March 28 at 7:50pm vs Central Mass Squirt A (MA) - WIN 12-0
Sunday March 29 - Semifinals at 9:00am vs Stamford Squirt A (CT) - WIN 5-1
Sunday March 29 - Finals at 3:20pm vs Maine Gladiators Squirt A (ME) - WIN 7-2
Congratulations to the Squirt As on a fantastic season!
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at USA Hockey Tier 1 Nationals
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U16 and U18 teams will both be competing in the Tier 1 USA Hockey National Championships in Buffalo, NY. The U16 team earned a berth by winning the Midget Minor Tier 1 New England Regional Championships. The U18 team earned an at large berth by being ranked 7th in country at the Midget Major level. This weekends schedule is:
Thursday 3/26 at 2:15pm - CCYHA SHA U16 vs Victory Honda (MI) - WIN 5-3
Friday 3/27 at 2:15pm - CCYHA SHA U16 vs Shattuck St Marys (MN) - LOSS 8-0
Saturday 3/28 at 12:00pm - CCYHA SHA U16 vs Amherst (NY) - WIN 10-0
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy U16's advance to the quarterfinal round as the third overall seed in U16 division.
Sunday 3/29 Quarterfinals at 10:15am - CCYHA SHA 16 vs Honeybaked (MI) - LOSS 9-2
Did not advance to semifinals
Thursday 3/26 at 6:15pm - CCYHA SHA U18 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres (NY) SHOOTOUT LOSS 4-3
Friday 3/27 at 8:00pm - CCYHA SHA U18 vs Ontario Avalanche (CA) - WIN 6-4
Saturday 3/28 at 6:00pm - CCYHA SHA U18 vs Culver Academy (CO) - WIN 3-0
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy U18's advance to the quarterfinal round as the sixth overall seed in U18 division.
Sunday 3/29 Quarterfinals at 12:15pm - CCYHA SHA 18 vs NJ Avalanche (NJ) - LOSS 2-1
Good day to all Central CT Youth Hockey families. As we plan for the 2015-2016 season, our 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 to hear the re-cap of this past year. We will also be going over the structure of the organization and discussing changes for 2015-2016. We will also elect new members to 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 Garett Plona
VP Fundraising Dan McClutchy
VP Admin/Ice Charlie Hatten
Coaching Director Doug Partridge
Secretary Tim Poulin
Treasurer Joe Sadak
Registrar Aaron Odell
Learn to Play Bob DeFilio
House / ADM Cross Ice Nick May
Mite Director Mike Deegan
Squirt Director Andy Prestash
Pee Wee Director Brendan McKiernan
Bantam Director Bob Patz
Midget Director Bill Ralph
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. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please email me with a request to speak so I can announce your presence and the topic you would like to discuss.
CCYHA Squirt C1 receives IHONC Sportsmanship Award
Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt C1 team for being selected by IHONC (Ice Hockey Officials of Northern CT) as the 2014-2015 recipient of the IHONC Sportsmanship Award. The award was presented to the Squirt C1 coaches at the annual IHONC banquet on Tuesday March 17th.
The award is presented to individual teams that IHONC services in which the team coaches' and players' attitude and behavior towards the officials and opponents was a positive model that should be recognized.
CCYHA is very proud of this recognition received by head coach, Pete Nower, and the entire Squirt C1 team.
CCYHA is looking to see what kind of interest there would be in a full season midget team for 2015-2016. I have had a handful of people contact me to see if we would be willing to explore the possibility of a full season midget team. If your child would be interested, please contact me at email@example.com
Congratulations Squirt B - Adams Division Champions
Congratulations to the Central CT Squirt B team on capturing the Adams Division Championship. The Squirt B's went undefeated in the opening round of the state tournament outscoring their opponents 20-2. They faced off against Greater New Haven Squirt B in the semifinals where our Squirt B's defeated GNH 8-0. The championship game was a rematch against Wonderland Wizards B1. Our Squirt B's defeated the Wizards in a spirited game by a score of 4-2 to capture the Adams Division Championship. The Squirt B's advance to the CT State Tier 4 Championships to face off against the winners of each of the other Tier 4 brackets.
Congratulations Squirt A - CT Tier 2 State Champions
Congratulations to the Central CT Squirt A team on capturing the Squirt Tier 2 State Championship. The victory marks a back to back CT State title for the Squirt A team. The Squirt A's went an impressive 3 and 0 in the opening round of the state tournament outscoring their opponents 17-1. They faced off against Yale Squirt A in the semifinals where our Squirt A's defeated Yale 6-0. The championship game had our Squirt A team face Stamford Sharks. Our Squirt A's defeated Stamford by a score of 7-2 to capture the Tier 2 State Championship. The Squirt A's advance to the New England Regional Tier 2 Championships!
Congratulations to the Central CT Mite A team on capturing the Adams Division Championship. The Mite A's went an impressive 4 and 0 in the opening round of the state tournament outscoring their opponents 33-8. They faced off against Simsbury Mite A in the championship game and after the Mite A's jumped out to a 6-0 first period lead, they hung on to win the Adams Division by a score of 7-6.
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 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!