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.
As we plan for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, we are lucky to have most of our Board Members return. We do have an opportunity for four of our members to serve on the CCYHA Board of Directors. CCYHA is a successful program due, in large part, to the volunteer members of the Board. Our Board of Directors meets monthly throughout the season to address issues surrounding our program. The following positions are open to our membership for 2018-2019. Please email me (
) with your interest in these positions. Once we gather the names of all the candidates, the nominating committee will meet and choose one person to fill each role. All interest must be submitted to me prior to April 30th.
The position of PeeWee Director, is a Board position, appointed by the Nominating Committee and voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting. The position is an administrative one in that most of the Director’s responsibilities center upon the following task’s.
Create an environment where there is an open dialogue with parents, coaches, etc. (team meetings, parent meetings, coaches meeting, etc)
Work with each respective PeeWee team manager to schedule games throughout the course of the year.
Serve as a moderator when it comes to disputes that may emerge over the course of the year.
Work with the Registrar to make sure all teams (including coaches and players) are certified and registered through USA Hockey.
Work with the Registrar/Treasurer to make sure all tuition payments are recouped.
Attend CCYHA Board meetings and communicate to the Board all issues involving the PeeWee Division.
House League/ADM Director:
The position of House League / ADM Director, is a Board position, appointed by the Nominating Committee and voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In this position, you are responsible for running the In House program. Responsibilities include:
Placing kids on the teams
Work with registrar/treasurer to ensure tuition payments are received
Communication with parents on scheduling of In House events
Plan and organize on ice practice sessions
Work with VP Admin & Ice on scheduling
The position of VP Fundraising, is a Board position, appointed by the Nominating Committee and voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In this position, you are responsible for carrying out CCYHA’s fundraising initiatives. The fundraising activities you would be responsible for:
CCYHA Season Opening Party
CCYHA Dinner Dance and Auction
We are always looking for innovative ways to raise money to keep our costs down. Providing some new ideas for fundraising would be helpful from someone in this role.
VP Administration & Ice:
The position of VP Admin, is a Board position, appointed by the Nominating Committee and voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In this position, you are responsible for working with Newington Arena to schedule the ice for the upcoming season and to assign the ice allotments to each team. In this role you are also responsible for scheduling the officials on a monthly basis for each home game. Throughout the season as various ice conflicts and schedule changes occur, you will be the main contact for the teams. The person in this position will also work with the rink and our Tournament Director to submit proposals to host state tournaments.
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.
As the CCYHA commitment process is upon us, I wanted to touch base with you about the process. Our fee schedule has been finalized and our tuition is close as possible to last year, given our ice rate increase.
All of the registration and commitment process can be done online.
Commitment/Registration is a two-step process and must be done in order.
USA Hockey Registration
A Step by Step guide to Online Registration The USA Hockey season goes from April 1 through March 31 for the 2018-2019 season.
1. Go to http://www.usahockeyregistration.com/ 2. Choose member type "Ice Player & Coach". Be Careful NOT to select “Inline Player & Coach” this will not be accepted. 3. You must be 18 years of age to process a registration. Check the box that acknowledges that YOU are 18 or older. 4. Select the correct season – "2018-19". 5. Follow the prompts…fill in all data correctly. Use Names that are listed on your Birth Certificates.... No Nicknames. 6. Process payment $40.00 – Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express (credit or debit card). This covers your USAH Dues and your CHC dues for the season 7. Print your Confirmation page at this time and make sure it includes the Bar code. It will also be emailed to you immediately after the registration is completed.You will need this confirmation number when filling out the online commitment and registration paperwork
Each participant will pay the USA Hockey fee of $40 if age 7 or older. The USA Hockey fee is waived for age 6 and younger but the registration must still be completed to get the confirmation number. Participants will also pay any applicable Affiliate fee. In Connecticut you will also pay the $10.00 CHC dues. If a participant plays and coaches he/she pays only one registration fee.
The home address should be used for all participants. If a player lives in one state and plays in another, enter the home address and pay any applicable Affiliate fee. The confirmation page/number will be accepted by any USA Hockey program in the country. Need a computer? Try your local library or school. A Visa gift card can be used for payment if no credit card is available. An email address is required. You can use a friend’s address if you don’t have one.
CCYHA Commitment and Registration
There are two ways to access the registration/commitment portal:
Go to the homepage of the CCYHA site (www.centralcthockey.org) and select 2018-2019 Registration/Commit. from the left hand menu bar.
All paperwork is now online and there is no need to print anything out or email the Registrar as the forms will automatically be sent to the CCYHA Registrar upon completion.
Included in the online registration and commitment portal:
USA Hockey Registration – you must have this number from Step 1
Commitment Agreement – you must accept this agreement
Bantam Half Year option – must be checked for anyone who may be leaving for high school
USA Hockey Code of Conduct – you must accept this agreement
CCYHA Code of Conduct – you must accept this agreement
USA Hockey Consent to Treat – information must be completed
CCYHA Fee Schedule – for your information
CCYHA Payment Policy and Procedures – for your information
$300.00 non-refundable commitment fee in order to process commitment/registration
BOTH STEPS NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY END OF DAY ON SATURDAY APRIL 21st OR YOUR SPOT WILL BE RELEASED.
We will be at Newington Arena for our second and final fitting on Saturday April 21st from 8:00am to 12:00pm to do uniform fittings. Please bring your shoulder pads and pants to the fitting so we could accurately fit the jersey and shells. If you cannot make either fitting, please contact our apparel coordinator, Traci Lynn Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE WILL HAVE NEW UNIFORMS FOR NEXT SEASON AND CCYHA WILL BE COVERING THE COST OF THE JERSEYS (HOME AND AWAY) AND RED SOCKS. IF YOU NEED A NEW SHELL OR WHITE SOCKS, YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THESE. EVERYONE MUST ATTEND ONE OF OUR TWO UNIFORM FITTINGS.
We will once again be supplying our travel team skaters with the Bauer Reakt helmet (free of charge). Any new player to the program or new travel player in their first year, who did not receive a helmet last year, will be getting fitted for a helmet.
Please bring a check for uniforms made out to CCYHA.
The costs for the uniforms are:
Home and Away Jersey: Free of charge (this year only)
Red Socks: Free of charge (this year only)
White Socks: $20.00
Helmet: Free of charge
All of the registration and payment could be done online.
Hamden Sports will be on hand from 8am-12pm taking apparel orders as well as warm up suit fittings for anyone who would like to purchase one.
All incoming transfers will need to request a release from your previous program. When requesting a transfer, all you need to do is notify your past program registrar of the new program (Central CT Youth Hockey) that you are transferring to.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable Spring/Summer and before you know it, we will be back at the rink for another season.
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.
CCYHA Travel Hockey Tryouts for 2018-2019. 3 days left to reg.
Central CT Youth Hockey 2018-2019 Tryout Registration for Travel Teams
Registration closes on Sunday March 18......sign up ASAP
The registration system has been set up for travel team tryouts for the 2018-2019 season. Any player who is trying out for travel hockey is required to register for tryouts. The tryout schedule has been posted under the tryout tab on our website. TRYOUT REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY MARCH 18th. The tryout fee of $100.00 is due at the time of online registration.
Players will be split into groups and attend three tryout sessions (except for u8 mites). Players must attend the tryout times assigned to them. All Mites will attend the same session, Squirts through Bantams will be split by last name; A-L and M-Z for first tryout (no switching times allowed). After the first tryout, all players will be split into 2 groups (not alphabetically) and must come to the tryout time they are assigned to. The updated list will be found on the Central web site after each tryout under the tryout tab.
Players who plan on participating in house league, advanced mites, or learn to play next season do not attend travel team tryouts.
Please follow the link below to register for tryouts:
Due to a USA Hockey rule, bantam (u14) tryouts cannot start until 72 hours after USA Hockey Nationals conclude. Unfortunately that puts us into school vacation week so bantam (u14) tryouts will be April 16, April 17 and April 19
In preparation for tryouts, we will be providing two hours of ice per week for any bantam age player to keep their skills sharp.
These sessions will have CCYHA coaches running a variety of skill drills and small area games.
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