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CCYHA SHA Midgets featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey
05/08/2018
Please check out the latest Gotta Love CT Hockey webisode featuring...
CCYHA Members: Notice of Annual Meeting
05/04/2018
CCYHA Members:  Notice of Annual Meeting   Meeting...
CCYHA Golf Tournament - July 17 - SAVE THE DATE
04/24/2018
Central CT Youth Hockey Golf Tournament Tuesday July 17th @ Indian...
Two former CCYHA players selected to USA National Dev. Camp
04/19/2018
Congratulations to Cam Grillo (Trinity Pawling) and Hayden Riva (Berkshire)...
CCYHA SHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
04/10/2018
The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins...
Former CCYHA player, David Hallasey plays with Hartford Wolfpack
04/07/2018
Fresh off an NCAA tournament birth with his Princeton University...
2018-2019 Outgoing Release Request
04/05/2018
If you played for CCYHA in 2017-2018 and will be playing for another...
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 Midgets at USA Hockey Nationals
04/03/2018
The CCYHA Selects Academy Tier 1 Midget teams are competing at USA...
CCYHA 2018-2019 Program Overview
03/19/2018
Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview CCYHA is one of the largest...
Bryan Healy Skills at Newington Arena
03/05/2018
Bryan Healy will once again be running his skill sessions at Newington...
Future Fitness Pro Sport Specific Training
03/01/2018
Take Your Performance to The Next Level Let the Pros Help You...
CCYHA Player at Sound Tigers Game - Supporting Make A Wish
02/27/2018
Sam Lopa, a squirt CCYHA player, and the Make a Wish Foundation participated...
Future Fitness RockFit Bootcamp at Newington Arena
12/30/2017
Attention: Central Youth Hockey Parents! RockFit Bootcamp...
 
CCYHA SHA Midgets featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey

Please check out the latest Gotta Love CT Hockey webisode featuring the CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Midget Tier 1 teams. The 15, u16 and u18 teams recently competed in the USA Hockey National Championships and CCYHA was the only program in the country to have all three teams advance, at least, to the national quarterfinals. The u18 team went on to win the National Championship.

http://www.gottalovecthockey.org/show/video-central-ct-south-kent.aspx

Gotta Love CT Hockey put out a special webisode with CCYHA Selects U18 Tier 1 Head Coach, Matt Plante, highlighting the teams National Championship run.  Check it out here:

http://www.gottalovecthockey.org/show/watch-special.aspx


by posted 05/08/2018
CCYHA Members: Notice of Annual Meeting

CCYHA Members:  Notice of Annual Meeting

 

Meeting Time  - Tuesday May 29th at 6:00PM

Location – Newington Arena Upstairs Conference Room

 

Good day to all Central CT Youth Hockey families.  As we are opening the chapter on the 2018-2019 season, we have already started 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                                Traci Lynn Fox

Treasurer                                Matt Peary

Registrar                                 Aaron Odell

Tournament Director              Paul Cholewa

Learn to Play                          Brian Smith

House / ADM Cross Ice           Matt Allatin

Mite Director                          Rob DeFilio

Squirt Director                        Valerie Calciano

Pee Wee Director                   Tim Poulin

Bantam Director                     Bob Patz

Midget Director                      Bill Ralph

Girls Director                          Marc Labrie

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 2018-2019!

Anthony Giusto – CCYHA President


by posted 05/04/2018
CCYHA Golf Tournament - July 17 - SAVE THE DATE

Central CT Youth Hockey Golf Tournament

Tuesday July 17th @ Indian Hill Country Club in Newington @ time TBD

Tournament flier with details and online registration to be released soon.

SAVE THE DATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!


by posted 04/24/2018
Two former CCYHA players selected to USA National Dev. Camp

Congratulations to Cam Grillo (Trinity Pawling) and Hayden Riva (Berkshire) on being selected to represent New England at the USA Hockey Select 16's National Development Camp. Both Cam and Hayden were longtime CCYHA players and were 2 of only 9 players from New England to be selected to the National Camp. Best of luck to both when they attend the camp in July in Amherst, New York.


by posted 04/19/2018
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
Former CCYHA player, David Hallasey plays with Hartford Wolfpack

Fresh off an NCAA tournament birth with his Princeton University team, former CCYHA player David Hallasey, has signed with the AHL Hartford Wolfpack and played in his first game on April 6th. Congratulations and best of luck to David.


by posted 04/07/2018
2018-2019 Outgoing Release Request

If you played for CCYHA in 2017-2018 and will be playing for another organization in 2018-2019, you need to get a USA Hockey written release from CCYHA. All transfers need a release, including those going to non CHC programs.

You can do so by selecting the outgoing release request tab on the left hand side of our website or by following the below link:

(Scroll down to Outgoing Release Request)

https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=100192&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

 


by posted 04/05/2018
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 Midgets at USA Hockey Nationals

The CCYHA Selects Academy Tier 1 Midget teams are competing at USA Hockey Nationals this week. All 3 teams are very highly nationally ranked and will be taking on the best teams in the country for a national championship.

Read article about CCYHA placing three teams at USA Hockey Nationals:

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/903862

CCYHA 15 Pure (ranked #4 nationally) at Plymouth, Michigan:

Thursday April 5 at 11:45am vs Phoenix Jr Coyotes - LOSS 6-5

Friday April 6 at 1:45pm vs Minnesota Blue Ox - WIN 4-2

Saturday April 7 at 5:45pm vs St Louis Jr. Blues - WIN 2-1

ADVANCE TO NATIONAL QUATERFINALS

Sunday April 8 Quarterfinals at 2:15pm vs Chicago Mission - LOSS 2-1 (Overtime)

 

CCYHA u16 (ranked #9 nationally) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Thursday April 5 at 10:30am vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres - WIN 3-2

Friday April 6 at 10:30am vs Shattuck St. Mary's - WIN 5-1

Saturday April 7 at 12:30pm vs Honeybaked - LOSS 5-4 (Shootout)

ADVANCE TO NATIONAL QUATERFINALS

Sunday April 8 Quarterfinals at 12:15pm vs Team Wisconsin - LOSS 6-1

 

CCYHA u18 (ranked #2 nationally) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Thursday April 5 at 6:00pm vs Dallas Stars Elite - LOSS 3-2 (Shootout)

Friday April 6 at 2:45pm vs PAL Islanders - WIN 4-2

Saturday April 7 at 5:15pm vs Cape Cod Whalers - WIN 5-2

ADVANCE TO NATIONAL QUATERFINALS

Sunday April 8 Quarterfinals at 2:15pm vs Yale Jr. Bulldogs- WIN 2-1 (Overtime)

ADVANCE TO NATIONAL SEMIFINAL

Monday April 9 Semifinals at 2:15pm vs Eastern Mass. Senators - WIN 7-2

ADVANCE TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuesday April 10 Finals at 11:30am vs Cape Cod Whalers - WIN 5-2

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


by posted 04/03/2018
CCYHA 2018-2019 Program Overview

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 (2010 & 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 (08 & 09 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) Diamond Division. 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 (06 & 07 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) Diamond Division. 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 (04 & 05 Birth Years) – We have offerings for all experience levels at the U14 level. We typically have teams at the A, B and C levels. Tryouts are held in April for the following season. A new rule by USA prohibits U14 teams from trying out until 48 hours after Nationals conclude. 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) – division to be determined. 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 coop, Newington HS coop and Xavier HS. 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.

 

U15, U16, U18 Midget Tier 1 Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent – CCYHA will be hosting Midget teams at the 15 Pure, U16 and U18 Tier 1 levels for Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent. These teams will be run through Selects Hockey Academy and will consist of players attending South Kent Prep School. These teams will play a twenty game schedule in CHC Tier 1 and will have an opportunity to compete for 15 Pure, U16 and U18 Tier 1 New England Regionals and 15 Pure, U16 and U18 Tier 1 USA Hockey Nationals.

 

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.

Summer Ice – For the first time, 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

                  Jingle Bell & State Tournament

 

Tryout Links:

 

         Tryout Introduction:

                  https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=99381&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

 

         Tryout Guidelines:

                  https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=99382&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

 

         Tryout Schedule:

                  https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=86750&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

 

         Tryout Registration:

                  https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=107196&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

CCYHA Mite through Bantam Tryouts - follow above link, select 2018-2019 TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM

 

       Program Fees:

                  Tryout Fee: $100.00

 

                  Mite Travel: $2,075.00

                  Squirt Travel: $2,125.00

                  PeeWee Travel: $2,375.00

                  Bantam Travel: $2,475.00

                  Bantam Half Year: $1,400.00 (if we have enough players for a half year team)

                 

Tuition increase due to ice cost increase, plus CCYHA will be changing uniforms this year. We will stay with white for our home uniforms but will be going to red for our away uniform. We will also be allowing names on the back for the upcoming year.  Everyone will be getting new white jerseys and red jerseys with their names on them as well as away red socks as part of your tuition.  We will be keeping our existing white socks and shells, if you need a new pair of either, they can be purchased.

 

 

         Capital Wolves Girls Hockey

 

The Capital Wolves are a Girls Youth Hockey program located in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area.  The program is beginning it’s second season after a very successful 2017-2018 USA Hockey season, and has been created out of a partnership between the Central Connecticut and West Hartford youth hockey associations.  The program skates girls teams at the U10, U12, U14, and U19 levels, and will compete in the CHC and CGHL conferences.

Developed in large part thanks to rising numbers and tremendous interest across the Greater Hartford region, the goal of this collaborative effort is to provide an opportunity for girls of various ages and skill levels to have a local place to play hockey, while simultaneously helping to build and grow a unique program to compete at the highest level against other Girls’ programs throughout CT and New England.

CAPITAL WOLVES CONFERENCES

We anticipate fielding multiple teams at the U10, U12, U14, & U19 levels for this coming season, including both CHC and CGHL representation. The expectation is to offer competitive teams at the highest skill levels, while also affording every girl with interest a place to play hockey without having to leave the area.

CAPITAL WOLVES HOME RINKS

Trinity College (Hartford)   |   Newington Arena (Newington)   |   Veteran’s Rink (West Hartford) 

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CAPITAL WOLVES PROGRAM OFFERING

We offer the following activities for each travel team:  

  • 2 on-ice practices per week
  • 1 home game per week in season
  • 1 off-ice dryland session per week
  • 2 in-season travel/area tournaments
  • 1 post-season league tournament


by posted 03/19/2018
Bryan Healy Skills at Newington Arena

Bryan Healy will once again be running his skill sessions at Newington Arena throughout the Spring and Summer. These sessions are a great way to keep your skills sharp once a week during the spring/summer. Please see the attached flier for program information and registration.  There will be a free skills session on Monday April 2nd to get a feel for the program.


by posted 03/05/2018
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by posted 03/01/2018
CCYHA Player at Sound Tigers Game - Supporting Make A Wish

Sam Lopa, a squirt CCYHA player, and the Make a Wish Foundation participated in a pregame ceremony at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.   Sam has met the Sound Tigers organization through a connection with the Make a Wish Foundation.  Sam recently skated with the Sound Tigers during practice wearing his Central Ct. Capitals jersey. 

The Sound Tigers honored Sam and another young hockey player at the Sound Tigers game in Bridgeport at the Webster Bank Arena.   A portion of every ticket sold went directly to the Make a Wish Foundation.  

CCYHA players Sam Andrea, Alex Malan and Dillon Torneo supported Sam at the game and were invited to sit on the bench during warmups and stand on the ice during the national anthem.

 

 

 

 


by posted 02/27/2018
Future Fitness RockFit Bootcamp at Newington Arena

Attention:

Central Youth Hockey Parents!

RockFit Bootcamp is coming home to Future Fitness Pro in Newington. 
We will now be offering morning and evening classes.

All classes are functional safe and as intense as you make it.

Join us for the start of the New Year and let the Pros help you get 2018 off and Running!

  • Great Class Times
  • BMI Assessments
  • Workout while your son or daughter is playing
  • Lose the extra Holiday Pounds
  • Workout with great people with the similar goals
  • All LEVELS ARE WELCOME

Contact us today to sign up or try a FREE CLASS. www.futurefitnesspro.com

Class Schedule – on web site


by posted 12/30/2017
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