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2017 LEGENDS TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 8:20 START (ARRIVE BY 8:00)
11/21/2017
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS AVERY,...
2017 PEE WEE TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS START 6:15 (ARRIVE BY 5:45)
11/21/2017
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS ESPIRITOSANTO PRESTASH REILLY BEAVERS ARONSON HORN PATZ COUGARS CHOLEWA CROWTHER PLONA,...
2017 MITE TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 5:00 START (ARRIVE BY 4:30)
11/21/2017
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS SASINSKI SPANIOTIS STEPINA BEAVERS FRADIN HOGAN LINSKEY COUGARS KELLY PACE ZADROZNY DEMONS ASADOURIAN CASTELLANI GAGLIANO EELS FINK FOX PARKER FURY BEAUDOIN CASPARINO WALSH GANGSTERS DEFILIO...
2017 SQUIRT TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 5:15 START (ARRIVE BY 4:45)
11/21/2017
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS FINLEY KELLY TORNEO BEAVERS BOTELHO GAMMONS PARKER COUGARS CALCIANO MAXWELL OLIVER DEMONS ANDREA SADAK SOCHA,...
2017 BANTAM TURKEY SHOOTOUT ROSTERS 7:15 START (ARRIVE BY 6:45)
11/20/2017
  TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER ALIENS NAFIS,...
2017 CCYHA 3v3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout
11/16/2017
It’s time for the 6th annual CCYHA 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Turkey...
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 U15 & U16 New Regional Champions
11/13/2017
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent Tier 1 U15 and U16...
Xavier Midget Readiness Camp
11/01/2017
Registration is open for the Xavier preseason readiness camp held...
Winter Hockey Camps at Newington Arena
10/26/2017
Turcotte Stickhandling - Dec 26 and Dec 27 - 1:30pm-4:30pm. ...
Jingle Bell Tournament - Embassy Suites
10/01/2017
THE ORIGINAL DATES POSTED ON THE TOURNAMENT SITE WERE INCORRECT....
Live Barn - CCYHA Discount Code
09/04/2017
Capitals Families, You can watch games Live and On Demand with LiveBarn! In...
USA Hockey Rule Changes for 2017-2018
08/22/2017
Some very important rule changes have been accepted for the 2017-2018...
Registration Open for LTP, Advanced Mites, and House League
08/15/2017
Registration is now open for Learn to Play, Advanced Mites and House...
Presidents Welcome Letter 2017-2018
08/12/2017
President’s Welcome Letter – 2017-2018 CCYHA Season Hello,...
 
2017 LEGENDS TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 8:20 START (ARRIVE BY 8:00)
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER
ALIENS AVERY, K KRAUS, M OBLAK, Jake
BEAVERS DELUCIA, J HORN, B MILLEN, C
COUGARS MONROE, J MONROE, W RHODES, R
DEMONS BRADSHAW, A HOLL, J SCHNEIDER, M
EELS BARTONE, S BLANCHARD, N LABRIE, E
FURY CHOLEWA, A LACHANCE, A PETRONIO, J
GANGSTERS CZECHENAIRE, V DRUST, R HINCHEY, K
HELLIONS GILLAND, S LAVOIE, M SLACK, B
IGUANAS BEAUTON, K LECLAIRE, N MCKIERNAN, P
JOKERS MCGOLDRICK, O PARTRIDGE, C PARTRIDGE, E
KANGAROOS ALLAN, B ROBERTS, J SWEITZER, M
LUNATICS OBLAK, D OBLAK, Johnny OBLAK, K

 


by posted 11/21/2017
2017 PEE WEE TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS START 6:15 (ARRIVE BY 5:45)
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER
ALIENS ESPIRITOSANTO PRESTASH REILLY
BEAVERS ARONSON HORN PATZ
COUGARS CHOLEWA CROWTHER PLONA, M
DEMONS BEAULIEU MACDONALD OLIVER
EELS RODRIGUEZ TALAR THEBEAU
FURY DANAHY DUBE PLONA, D
GANGSTERS BIAGIO HART ROY
HELIONS CARROLL DEEGAN PARADIS
IGUANAS EXANTUS HOPPING QUINN
JOKERS GORCENSKI SPANIOTIS STEPINA
KANGAROOS KULVINSKAS MCGOLDRICK NELSON
LUNATICS ATSIAN KLIMAS MILLEN
MANIACS MOSKAL MUSCILLO STRIBLING
NASTIES FOX LABRIE SHANSKI
ORGANUTANS CAULFIELD CENTURELLI SARGENT
PAIN HUEMPFNER MEARKLE WEST
QUAKERS KRAUSE ROVETTI SEYMOUR
RATS ADDUCI PARTRIDGE OLEARY

 


by posted 11/21/2017
2017 MITE TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 5:00 START (ARRIVE BY 4:30)
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER
ALIENS SASINSKI SPANIOTIS STEPINA
BEAVERS FRADIN HOGAN LINSKEY
COUGARS KELLY PACE ZADROZNY
DEMONS ASADOURIAN CASTELLANI GAGLIANO
EELS FINK FOX PARKER
FURY BEAUDOIN CASPARINO WALSH
GANGSTERS DEFILIO L DEFILIO M HOLL
HELLIONS BEGAZO POWER RYDECKI
IGUANAS DICICCIO DOMINGO GREENWELL

 


by posted 11/21/2017
2017 SQUIRT TURKEY SHOOTOUT TEAMS 5:15 START (ARRIVE BY 4:45)
TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER
ALIENS FINLEY KELLY TORNEO
BEAVERS BOTELHO GAMMONS PARKER
COUGARS CALCIANO MAXWELL OLIVER
DEMONS ANDREA SADAK SOCHA, R.
EELS BACKMAN SCHNEIDER, E. WALL
FURY BEAUDOIN DOTY ESPIRITOSANTO
GANGSTERS DRAPEAU MORGAN SCHNEIDER, M.
HELLIONS COLAINNI MEARKLE MCGOLDRICK
IGUANAS DICIOCCIO DUBE SHANSKI
JOKERS CROWTHER MCHUGH WALSH
KANGAROOS GORCENSKI SOCHA, N. SPANIOTIS
LUNATICS ALLAN EXANTUS PYLKO
MANIACS BAFUNDO MUSCILLO ROVETTI
NASTIES CENTURELLI MORRISSEY PETRONIO
ORAGUTANS AGUILERA NELSON PATZ
PAIN BIANCARDI MALAN SMITH

 


by posted 11/21/2017
2017 BANTAM TURKEY SHOOTOUT ROSTERS 7:15 START (ARRIVE BY 6:45)

 

TEAM PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER
ALIENS NAFIS, D. QUINN REYNOLDS
BEAVERS HUEMPFNER MOSKAL MARKOWITZ
COUGARS MARTINDALE NAFIS, J. SPANIOTIS
DEMONS GUZZARDI MAYFIELD SOCHA
EELS CAPORALE KELLY MCCARTER
FURY CROWTHER GHIRLANDA RODRIGUEZ

 


by posted 11/20/2017
2017 CCYHA 3v3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout

It’s time for the 6th annual CCYHA 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout! This event is open to current and former CCYHA and Capital Wolves travel players who want to participate in a fun event on Thanksgiving Eve night. Bringing home a CCYHA pond hockey championship is one of the most coveted awards to acquire and the glory lasts forever. If you’d like a chance for your child to win a championship Cup, Plate, Bowl, or Shield to show off to the relatives this holiday season, it’s time to register.

We need to know how many players to expect, teams to form, and ice time to secure, so help us pull this event off by registering immediately if attending.

This tournament is played pond hockey style where players are only required to wear: shin pads, elbow pads, skates, gloves and helmet. Upon registering, you will be placed on a team of similiar aged players. Each team will consist of a mix of players from  A, A1, B, and C teams with the goal of creating balanced three person teams.  Goalies are not used in this event, but are welcome and encouraged to skate out.

 

This schedule is approximate and will change slightly once we have the final numbers (both Red & Blue rinks are used)

Mite               4:40pm - 5:40pm

Squirt/U10     5:00pm - 6:30pm  

PeeWee/U12 6:50pm - 8:40pm  

Bantam/U14  8:00pm - 9:00pm

Legends (Alumni and distinguished guests) 9:00pm - 10:00pm

 

The event is set up as a tournament and each player will get at least 3 games.  If you register to play in this event, please make sure you attend since each team will only have 3 players. Registration will close on November 17anyone signing up after that will be placed on an alternate list and will not be guaranteed entry.

This is a fun event and a great way to kick off the holiday season, the kids and parents always have a blast on this night.  The Pee Wee A team will be conducting a bake sale and a raffle with a chance to win a free stay at Embassy Suites during the Jingle Bell Tournament.

There is a $5.00 voluntary donation per player participating if you want to contribute. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Patrick Deegan Scholarship fund.

Two ways to register:

1. Go to the CCYHA website and select register online from the left hand column. Scroll down to register for the 2017 CCYHA 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout.

2. Follow the link below:

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


by posted 11/16/2017
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 U15 & U16 New Regional Champions

The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent Tier 1 U15 and U16 teams won their respective New England Regional Championships and both will advance to the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships in April.

The U15 team (#4 in the country) beat Yale Jr Bulldogs U15 Tier 1 in the final by a score of 4-0. Along with the CCYHA winning team, we were well represented in the game with former CCYHA players, Cam Partridge and Cam Grillo, playing on the Yale team as well.

The U16 team (#9 in the country) also beat Yale Jr Bulldogs U16 Tier 1 in the final by a score of 2-0.

Congratulations to both teams and best of luck at Nationals in April.


by posted 11/13/2017
Xavier Midget Readiness Camp

Registration is open for the Xavier preseason readiness camp held at Wesleyan Rink from November 27 to December 1st from 3:00pm-4:15pm. Please contact Bryan Healy with any questions at BryanHealy@sbcglobal.net

Please follow the link below to the registration site:

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


by posted 11/01/2017
Winter Hockey Camps at Newington Arena

Turcotte Stickhandling - Dec 26 and Dec 27 - 1:30pm-4:30pm.  For more information: www.turcottehockey.com

Simply Defense - Dec 27 and Dec 28 - 9:50am-11:50am.  For more information: www.simplydefense.com

Strictly Shooting - Dec 27 and Dec 28 - 1:40pm-3:40pm.  For more information: www.breakthroughsd.com


by posted 10/26/2017
Jingle Bell Tournament - Embassy Suites

THE ORIGINAL DATES POSTED ON THE TOURNAMENT SITE WERE INCORRECT. THE TOURNAMENT WILL RUN FROM DEC 29 THROUGH JAN 1.

 

CCYHA travel teams will once again be attending the Jingle Bell tournament in Marlborough MA from Dec 29 - Jan 1. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites at a reduced group rate. The Embassy Suites has postponed the renovation of the Atrium side until after the tournament so rooms are available on both sides of the hotel. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.  The Embassy Suites provides a full cook to order breakfast each day as part of your stay.

Below is the link to the resevation site:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CNH-20171229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

You can also call the front desk at 508-485-5900 and state you are with the Central CT Youth Hockey Room Block in order to receive the group rate.


by posted 10/01/2017
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by posted 09/04/2017
USA Hockey Rule Changes for 2017-2018

Some very important rule changes have been accepted for the 2017-2018 season:

1. All face-offs can only take place on one of the 9 dots on the ice

2. If a shot is taken and hits a post or crossbar and goes out of play, the face-off stays in the attacking zone

3. ICING IS NOW PROHIBITED ON A PENALTY KILL.  Icing the puck while short handed will result in a whistle and a face-off to take place in the defending teams zone.


by posted 08/22/2017
Registration Open for LTP, Advanced Mites, and House League

Registration is now open for Learn to Play, Advanced Mites and House League. For more information, please select each program on the left hand column of the CCYHA website (www.centralcthockey.org). Follow the below link and register for the appropriate program:

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


by posted 08/15/2017
Presidents Welcome Letter 2017-2018

President’s Welcome Letter – 2017-2018 CCYHA Season

Hello, and I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. This will be my ninth year as President of Central CT Youth Hockey and I am so proud to see the growth and success at all levels of our program. I know this is quite long, but it has some very important information in it, so please read.

In just a few weeks we will start our conditioning ice prior to the official start of the season. Please check the master schedule as it has been updated with conditioning ice and practices.

To our returning CCYHA families, welcome back. To our new CCYHA families, welcome to the program. I hope that you find Central to be your home organization for a long time to come. We are always excited to welcome new families and to watch our program grow as much as it has.

Central Connecticut Youth Hockey (CCYHA) is looking forward to another strong year at all levels. Our program is the largest travel organization in Connecticut and our success is built on the hard work and dedication from our Board Members, coaches, and parents who are dedicated and willing to provide their children an opportunity to play this great sport of hockey. Every year our players prove to have a strong work ethic and a desire to improve every time they step on the ice. It is our hope that this is the most successful year for all of our members on and off the ice. The sport is a great release from the everyday grind and the friendships developed through hockey are second to none.

Newington Arena:

We have worked very hard to get the best possible ice slots for all of our teams while also continuing with our goal of keeping consistent nights and times which has been very well received by the membership. With the number of teams we have at Central, this is no easy task. Newington Arena has partnered with us to ensure that the rink will remain a clean and safe environment for our members.

A mini-rink will be built with the planned open date of December 1st which can provide a home for our House League, Mites, and provide extra ice for us to run weekly skills clinics.

Hockey 1 Pro Shop from South Windsor Arena will once again run the pro shop at Newington Arena. We recommend you use them for your hockey purchases. Steve, at the Newington Arena Grill, will once again be open for us. He has been a very strong supporter of our program so please support him.

Scheduling:

Our division directors will be working with team coaches/managers/schedulers on scheduling games for our teams for the upcoming season. Each team will be challenged appropriately and our goal of seeing development throughout the organization should be reached through challenging practices and a competitive game schedule.

Season Opening Faceoff Party – Saturday September 9th from 9:00am to 1:00pm:

CCYHA will be hosting our seventh annual Season Opening Faceoff Party on Saturday September 9th at Newington Arena. In addition to all the fun events that we will have planned, we will also have a second warm up suit fitting for any players looking to order a warm up suit as well as a second uniform fitting for any players who may need new uniforms. We are putting together various activities to make this day fun for everyone. We will be having an open skate, equipment swap, a shooting contest (with prizes), bounce houses in the parking lot, a barbecue,.....plus more…….

ALL UNIFORMS AND WINDSUITS PREVIOUSLY ORDERED WILL BE GIVEN OUT DURING THIS EVENT

In season events:

Other events that we have planned throughout the season are our Annual Dinner Dance and Auction (to be held in November) and our Annual Coaches vs Coaches game (date tbd). CCYHA (all of our travel teams) will once again be participating in the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlboro, MA from December 29 to January 1. This is a great opportunity to keep all of our families together over the holidays. The Jingle Bell Tournament is the only one, that I know of, that could accommodate our entire program. It is always a fun couple of days when we take over the Embassy Suites. I will be setting up the room blocks and you will be receiving an email in November to reserve your rooms.

CCYHA Helmet Program:

In continuing with our previous sponsorship through CT Childrens Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and Kohl’s Tween Safe Program, Central CT Youth Hockey will once again be outfitting our travel players with the Reakt helmet for the upcoming season.  Any new player to CCYHA or new travel player will be receiving their helmet in early September.

Partnership with Future Fitness:

CCYHA has partnered with Future Fitness at Newington Arena and they will be providing weekly off ice training for our bantam aged players throughout the season.

Partnership with ProCrease:

CCYHA has also partnered with ProCrease goaltender training for the upcoming season. ProCrease will be on the ice at two practices per month for each team to work with our goaltenders. ProCrease works with many youth goaltenders as well as high school, junior and college goalies.

Partnership with Hartford Wolfpack:

Keep an eye on the CCYHA website throughout the season as many of our teams (travel, house and learn to play) participate in events before, during and after Hartford Wolfpack games at the XL Center in Hartford. The Hartford Wolfpack are strong supporters of youth programs in the community.

Skill Development Sessions with Laura Stamm Powerskating:

CCYHA will have Laura Stamm Powerskating running skills sessions during the season. The first time they will be in is October 10 and 11. Laura Stamm is a world renowned powerskating instructor.

CCYHA Online Store:

The CCYHA online store will be run by Hamden Sports. They will have several order dates and emails will go out with that information

CCYHA Midget Tier 1 Teams:

For the sixth year, CCYHA has partnered with South Kent Prep School – Selects Hockey Academy to host their split season midget teams. We will be fielding U15, U16 Midget Minor and U18 Midget Major Tier 1 teams. These teams are comprised of some of the best players from all over the US, Canada and Europe. Please check our master schedule on our website for the games that these teams are playing in Newington Arena as you will have a chance to see a very high level of hockey. These teams competed quite well at the Tier 1 USA National Championships last season and finished ranked in the top 10 in the country.

EJEPL

Our Squirt A, PeeWee A, and Bantam A teams will be competing in the EJEPL, in addition to CHC. The EJEPL is made up of teams from all down the east coast spanning Maine to Florida. This league will provide an added challenge for our A teams.

Capital Wolves Girls Program:

We partnered with West Hartford Youth Hockey to form a girls program that will compete in CHC and the CGHL. We feel that this will provide girls in our program a local home throughout their youth hockey years.

CCYHA House League:

With the continued growth of our House League, last season CCYHA purchased a set of cross ice boards from Becker Arena Products. These boards go across the red line and form two curved rinks on each side of the red line. This will give the players the feel of a real game environment in a cross ice setting and was received quite well by our house league players last year. The house league continues to be a strong asset for our program.

CCYHA Learn To Play:

Each year our Learn to Play program grows and develops the future of our program. Over the past several years, the program has grown to new heights providing a mix of teaching and fun with the goal to provide these young players with the fundamentals of skating and playing hockey. This program kicks off in October.

CCYHA Board of Directors:

If you have any questions throughout the season, the appropriate members of the Board can be found under the contacts section of our website www.centralcthockey.org. Our board is made up of a great cast of volunteers, and as always, I would like to thank them for their commitment. Our Board is comprised of the following individuals:

 

Anthony Giusto (President)

Doug Partridge (VP of Development & Coaching)

Aaron Odell (Registrar)

Rob Adduci (VP Admin & Ice)

Matt Peary (Treasurer)

Dan McClutchy (VP of Fundraising)

Traci Lynn Fox (Secretary)

Paul Cholewa (Tournament Director)

OPEN (Learn to Play Director

Rob DeFilio (House League Director)

Mike Deegan (Mite Director)

Val Calciano (Squirt Director)

Andy Prestash (PeeWee Director)

Bob Patz (Bantam Director)

Bill Ralph (Midget Director)

Marc Labrie (Girls Director)

 

If you have questions throughout the season, please contact the appropriate board member.

When you see a title next to a board member’s name, know that a lot of hours are contributed from that member to make our program what it is.

Please make sure your kids are continually thanking their coaches as all are volunteers and give a lot of their time to help develop your kids. Finally, thank you to the parents who sacrifice so much during the hockey season so that your children can play this wonderful sport of hockey.

Best wishes for a great rest of the summer and a very successful 2017- 2018 hockey season. LET’S GO CAPS!

 

Anthony Giusto (Juice)

CCYHA President

anthony@LLGResearch.com


by posted 08/12/2017
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