Newington Arena will be hosting a Pre-Season Readiness Camp August 13-16. Off-ice instruction by Future Fitness and on-ice will be instructed by Bryan Healy. Two time Stanley Cup champion, Nick Bonino, will also be a guest instructor.
Andy Lerner, a parent of a former Central goalie has a pair of 35" Vaughn Velocity goalie pads in CENTRAL Red White and Blue. His son no longer plays and the pads are available if someone wants them. He is asking for $150 and can include an Itek Goalie Helmet and a Brian chest protector as well. Looking to unload them fairly soon and would love if a Central kid wanted them. Attached is a photo with 2 sticks included as well.
He is happy to meet any interested party at the rink or where ever would work for them. Cell is 860-982-1402 and email is email@example.com. Please contact directly if interested
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
CCYHA Mite through Bantam Tryouts - follow above link, select 2018-2019 TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM
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)
CAPITAL WOLVES PROGRAM OFFERING
We offer the following activities for each travel team:
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.
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 WishFoundation.
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.
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