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Simply Defense & Breakthrough Skills at Newington Arena
02/10/2016
This summer we will be offering a number of hockey camps at the Newington...
CCYHA Tryout Dates
02/10/2016
CCYHA Tryout Dates have been announced: Monday March 14th Tuesday...
Bryan Healy Spring & Summer Skills
02/09/2016
Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills   at Newington Arena Monday...
CT Werewolves Spring Hockey
02/02/2016
2016 WEREWOLVES SPRING TEAMS WWW.CTWEREWOLVES.COM REGISTRATION...
Squirt A's at International Silver Sticks
01/15/2016
The Squirt A's travelled to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to compete...
CCYHA, USA Hockey, ProCrease Goalie Clinic
01/11/2016
CCYHA, in conjunction with USA Hockey and ProCrease held a very successful...
Squirt B's at B International Silver Sticks
01/05/2016
The Squirt B's travelled to Pelham, Ontario, Canada to compete...
CCYHA at Hartford Wolfpack
12/23/2015
Please show your support of the future of CCYHA by cheering...
CCYHA PW B1 gets into the giving spirit
12/15/2015
The CCYHA PeeWee B1 team donated over $100.00 and various supplies...
Squirt B wins New England Regional Silver Sticks !!!!
12/07/2015
Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt B team for winning...
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midgets win Beantown Tourney
11/02/2015
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent Tier 1 U16 and U18...
Squirt A wins New England Regional Silver Sticks !!!!
11/01/2015
Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt A team for winning the New England...
Former CCYHA Player honors mother during Pink in the Rink
10/27/2015
CCYHA Members: Please take a few minutes to watch this heart warming, wonderful...
CCYHA Apparel Store
10/05/2015
CCYHA has an apparel store set up for online ordering. Individual...
CCYHA Hockey Equipment Donation - Thank You !!!
09/29/2015
DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE® 15211 Ravenna Trail •...
CCYHA PW B1 Featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey
09/23/2015
The CCYHA PeeWee B1 team was featured on this weeks Gotta Love...
Season Opening Kickoff Party Recap
09/14/2015
Thank you to everyone who attended the season opening kick off party....
Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund
07/15/2015
CCYHA families, Prior to the July 4th weekend, I sent out an email...
 
Simply Defense & Breakthrough Skills at Newington Arena

This summer we will be offering a number of hockey camps at the Newington Ice Arena through two of our programs; Simply Defense and Breakthrough Skill Development.

Simply Defense will be offering two defense camps:

Simply Defense (all ages) - July 11-14
Simply Defense Jr. Prep (02 and older) – July 7-10
More info – www.simplydefense.com

Breakthrough Skill Development will be offering a Shooting camp and a Forward Camp:

Strictly Shooting Camp – July 7-10
Forward Camp – July 11-14
More info – www.breakthroughsd.com

CCYHA players can take advantage of the group of 4 discount, use the discount code "SUMG4" for a $30 off discount and if you enroll by April 15 an additional registration discount of $20 is available for a total savings of $50.

If anyone has questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mike Risdale Simply Defense www.simplydefense.com Breakthrough Skill Development www.breakthroughsd.com 810-985-4529


by posted 02/10/2016
CCYHA Tryout Dates

CCYHA Tryout Dates have been announced:

Monday March 14th

Tuesday March 15th

Monday March 21st

Tuesday March 22nd

Wednesday March 23rd

Thursday March 24th

Each age group will have three tryout sessions in the time frame listed above. As we finalize the times/days for each age group, we will post the information to our website (www.centralcthockey.org)

The online registration will be set up soon and a message will go out when that is done. 


by posted 02/10/2016
Bryan Healy Spring & Summer Skills

Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills   at Newington Arena

Monday night skills

Spring session:   April 4th to June 6th          $240 for the 10 week session

Summer session:  June 12th to August 8th    $180 for 8 week session

 

Mite & Squirts   6pm -7pm

Pee-wee & Bantam 7:10pm-8:10pm

Walk in $30

Sign up for both sessions for $400

 

Sundays Elite skills

For Pee Wee, Bantam & High school players

Starting April 24th going 10 weeks 10:50am -11:50am   cost $330

---more of a private lesion feel, Max of only 22 players. 

 

 Private lession

Available per request, using open hockey.

 

On Ice Instructors

Bryan Healy - Xavier High School, Falcons & Central CT Youth Hockey coach

Ethan Holdaway  - Trinity College

Connor Sundquist - Sioux City (USHL)/Colorado College

 

Contact :   cell : 860-601-5615

Send registration with player name, session, age to 38 Stillwold Dr.   Wethersfield, CT 06109


by posted 02/09/2016
CT Werewolves Spring Hockey

2016 WEREWOLVES SPRING TEAMS

WWW.CTWEREWOLVES.COM

REGISTRATION IS OPEN 

This year we will have two programs 

South Windsor Spring League & Elite Tournament Teams


Full Ice Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, U12, U14, Bantams and Midgets

Clinic Style Practices
7 Games in South Windsor Spring League
1 Tournament in Marlboro, MA 4/15-4/17
Jersey, Socks and Team Apparel
Team BBQ

$250

Mite Cross Ice

10 Cross Ice Games
Jersey 
Team Apparel

$150

 Wolflings - Mite Development 

8 Station Based Practices
Jamboree
Jersey 
Team Apparel

$125

2016 ELITE TOURNAMENT TEAM

 

Junior 97,98,99 – Midget Minor 00,01

Bantam 02,03 PeeWee 04,05 Squirt 06,07

 

There will be a free tryout for these teams

Please direct all inquiries to Rob Polo at nhlpresident@aol.com

Spring Fling Tournament

April 29 - May 1, 2016

 

Cost $150


by posted 02/02/2016
Squirt A's at International Silver Sticks

The Squirt A's travelled to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to compete in the AA International Silver Sticks . The Squirt A's qualified by winning the AA New England Regional Silver Sticks. International Silver Sticks results for Squirt A:

Friday 9:15am vs Flint Firebirds (Michigan) - LOSS 6-0

Friday 2:30pm vs Oakville Rangers (Ontario, Canada) - LOSS 6-1

Saturday 1:00pm vs Peterborough Petes (Ontario, Canada) - LOSS 6-1

 

 


by posted 01/15/2016
CCYHA, USA Hockey, ProCrease Goalie Clinic

CCYHA, in conjunction with USA Hockey and ProCrease held a very successful Try Goalie for Free Clinic. CCYHA also invited South Windsor Youth Hockey to participate in the event held at Newington Arena. There were over 35 goalies in attendance. Jared Waimon, from ProCrease, ran the on ice instruction and had local college and junior goalies there to assist. Phil Osaer, the USA Hockey ADM Goaltender Director, flew in to attend the event and was very impressed with the instruction and attendance. Gotta Love CT Hockey was on hand to film a segment on the clinic as well. Thank you to CCYHA coach, Bryan Ruck, for being the CCYHA on-ice lead. 

The link below will take you to the Gotta Love CT Hockey webisode. Thanks to Doug Partridge for being the voice of CCYHA for the segment. 

http://www.gottalovecthockey.org/show/video-try-goalie-day.aspx


by posted 01/11/2016
Squirt B's at B International Silver Sticks

The Squirt B's travelled to Pelham, Ontario, Canada to compete in the B International Silver Sticks. The Squirt B's qualified by winning the B New England Regional Silver Sticks. The B's loaded up the bus and made the 7 hour journey. 

Thursday 7:15am vs Strathroy Jr. Rockets (Ontario, Canada) - LOSS 4-2

Thursday 10:30am vs Pelham Panthers (Ontario, Canada) - -LOSS 7-1

Friday 8:25am vs Krivo Hockey (Denver, Colorado) - LOSS 3-0

Friday 11:55am vs Mt. Brydges (Ontario, Canada) - LOSS 5-0

 

The Squirt B's held a great fundraising event and the turnout and support from CCYHA was amazing!

 


by posted 01/05/2016
CCYHA at Hartford Wolfpack

Please show your support of the future of CCYHA by cheering on our newest players during the intermission of the following Hartford Wolfpack games this season:

Learn To Play - January 30, 2016 - during intermission of Hartford Wolfpack vs St. John's Ice Caps

Advanced Mites - February 28, 2016 - pregame skate before Hartford Wolfpack vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms

House League - March 6, 2016 - pregame skate before Hartford Wolfpack vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Come support CCYHA and watch some great AHL hockey.


by posted 12/23/2015
CCYHA PW B1 gets into the giving spirit

The CCYHA PeeWee B1 team donated over $100.00 and various supplies to the CT Humane Society in Newington. In lieu of grab bags gifts for each of the kids, at their team Christmas party, the parents elected to raise money to be donated. Following the teams game this past weekend, the kids dropped off the donations at the CT Humane Society. Thank you to team manager, Margaret Wirtes, for organizing and for the contributions from all the players and parents. 


by posted 12/15/2015
Squirt B wins New England Regional Silver Sticks !!!!

Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt B team for winning the New England Regional Silver Sticks in Norwich. By winning this regional, the Squirt B's have qualified for the International Silver Sticks B Championships in Pelham, Ontario Canada in January. 

The Squirt B's went 3 and 0 in the opening round defeating  Wonderland (7-1), Greater New Haven (5-3), and CT Riverhawks (12-1). They advanced to the semifinal round as the #1 seed where they defeated Greater New Haven 3-2. In the finals, the Squirt B's defeated the New Jersey Colonials 7-0 to capture the championship.

Congratulations to players and coaches!!!!!!  Great job!


by posted 12/07/2015
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midgets win Beantown Tourney

The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent Tier 1 U16 and U18 midgets both were crowned champions at the Beantown Fall Classic. This tournament attracts over 100 of the best teams from the US and Canada. 

The U16 team (ranked #21 nationally) lost their first game to the Buffalo Jr Sabres, but rebounded with two straight wins over Chicago Mission and Boch Blazers. In the round of 16, they defeated Hill Academy to advance to the quarterfinals where they defeated Boston Advantage. The semifinals were a success as the U16's defeated Michigan Hockey Advance. In the final game, and 7th game in three days, the CCYHA SHA U16's captured the championship by defeating the Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins.

The U18 team (ranked #2 nationally) went 3-0 in the opening round defeating Chicago Mission, Detroit Belle Tire and PAL Jr Islanders. In the round of 16, they defeated Boston Jr Bruins to advance to the quarterfinals where they defeated NJ Frozen Tide. The semifinals were a success as the U18's defeated Detroit Little Caesers. In the final game, and 7th game in three days, the CCYHA SHA U18's captured the championship by defeating the NEFPHL Selects in double overtime by a score of 1-0.

Best of luck to both teams as they next play in their states and regionals, over the next couple of weekends, in hopes of qualifying for USA Hockey Nationals.


by posted 11/02/2015
Squirt A wins New England Regional Silver Sticks !!!!

Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt A team for winning the New England Regional Silver Sticks in Bridgeport. By winning this regional, the Squirt A's have qualified for the International AA Silver Sticks Championships in Sarnia, Ontario Canada in January. This win marks the 4th consecutive New England Regional Squirt Silver Sticks Championship for CCYHA Squirt A.

The Squirt A's went 3 and 0 in the opening round defeating  Darien (3-1), Westchester Vipers (8-1), and New Jersey Bandits (2-1). They advanced to the semifinal round as the #1 seed where they defeated NY Pal Jr Islanders 2-1. In the finals, the Squirt A's defeated the Wonderland Wizards 2-1 in overtime to capture the championship.

Congratulations to players and coaches!!!!!!  Great job!


by posted 11/01/2015
Former CCYHA Player honors mother during Pink in the Rink

CCYHA Members:

Please take a few minutes to watch this heart warming, wonderful video about former CCYHA player Connor Sundquist, and his mothers battle with cancer. All 5 Sundquist boys have been a part of CCYHA and Erik Sundquist was President of CCYHA and helped grow the program to what it is today. Connor currently plays for Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL and he scored his first goal of the season and game winning goal, with his mother in attendance, during Pink in the Rink celebrating all of those who are battling cancer. 

The link to the video is below and it starts after a brief 15 second commercial.

http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/sports/sundquist-nets-game-winner-with-mom-in-attendance


by posted 10/27/2015
CCYHA Apparel Store

CCYHA has an apparel store set up for online ordering. Individual orders can be placed through www.teelab.com/ccyha


by posted 10/05/2015
CCYHA Hockey Equipment Donation - Thank You !!!

DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE®

15211 Ravenna Trail Hastings, MN 55033 Phone 651-319-0737 DefendingTheBlueLine.org

September 29, 2015

Central CT Youth Hockey Assn.

Anthony@development2.com
 

Dear Anthony,

On behalf of the military families we serve, I would like to thank you for your donation of hockey equipment on September 28, 2015 to Defending The Blue Line®.

Our mission at Defending The Blue Line® is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the great game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, free hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

Your gift makes it possible for us to provide these military children and their families across the nation and around the world with a small sense of normalcy, often during uncertain times. Defending The Blue Line® provided over 1 million dollars in benefits last year, and we know our work would not be possible without the support of donors like you.
Your generous gifts have allowed us to help families like...

     Wade’s, “I was seriously wounded by gunfire in Afghanistan and since then I have been going through multiple surgeries and rehab. Hockey has become even more   important than it had been prior to that deployment as it is the activity which really binds us as a family...”

     Nick’s, “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your donation to my house. I can hopefully start fulfilling my dream of being a goalie! That’s all I ever wanted to be. With the new mask and all the equipment I am well protected. I finally feel safe when I see a slap shot coming at me. Thank you so much for the great donation to me!”

Again, thank you. It is through the generosity of people like you that we are able to continue our mission of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s heroes!

Sincerely,

Shane Hudella
1SG (Ret.), ARNG

Founder and President, Defending The Blue Line® 


by posted 09/29/2015
CCYHA PW B1 Featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey

The CCYHA PeeWee B1 team was featured on this weeks Gotta Love CT Hockey. Great job by the kids and coaches during the segment. Please take a few minutes to watch the episode.

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


by posted 09/23/2015
Season Opening Kickoff Party Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the season opening kick off party. This event is a great way to kickoff the season. After a few early morning hiccups with the wind suit fitting, the day progressed quite nicely. 

Thank you to Dan McClutchy, our VP of Fundraising, for planning the days festivities. The inflatable obstacle course and dunk tank were huge successes. 

Thank you to Steve Ciesone at the Arena Grill for providing the Food Trolley.

Banners were unveiled for our

  Mite A and Squirt B teams that won State division tournaments last season

  Squirt C which won the IHONC Sportmanship Award

  Midget Major Tier 1 CT State and New England Regional Champions

  Squirt A Tier 2 CT State and New England Regional Champions

John Thiell from 3D Hockey was on hand to display his synthetic ice and we recieved a large amount of equipment to donate to Defending The Blue Line, which provides equipment to military families all over the US.

Bauer was on hand to display their sticks and sell equipment.

The highlight of our day was our annual shooting competition. Won this year by Squirt A player Lucas Gorcenski. Lucas chose a brand new Bauer Nexus 1 stick, generously donated by Bauer. Congratulations to Lucas!!


by posted 09/14/2015
Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund

CCYHA families,

Prior to the July 4th weekend, I sent out an email about the passing of Patrick Deegan. Patrick was the father of Mike Deegan. Mike is a coach and board member at CCYHA and has been for many years. Mike and Kari Deegan have volunteered countless hours to our program and have three children (Mike Jr., Nathan, and Karissa) in CCYHA. The sorrow felt by the passing of Patrick cannot be replaced, but his love for watching his grandchildren play the game of hockey can be passed along, in his memory.

In lieu of flowers or donations at the services, the Deegan family has set up the Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund. See below for information regarding the scholarship fund:

The Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund has been established by his family to honor and remember a very special man who lost his life suddenly to a heart attack on June 30, 2015.  Pat loved all children and had a young spirit.  One of his favorite things to do was go to the hockey rink early in the morning and watch his grandchildren and all the other Central children play hockey.  Whether it was watching the Learn to Play kids skate for the first time or traveling on a bus to Sarnia with the Squirt A1 team, Pat was always there on the boards with a smile and thumbs up.  Please help us remember Pat's love of life, kindness and generosity.  The contributions to this fund will be used to provide financial assistance for hockey funds for a CCYHA family that is dealing with a hardship.  Pat would never want an unexpected hardship to get in the way of a child doing something they love; playing hockey. Donations can be made out to Central Connecticut Youth Hockey Association (CCYHA) with the note Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund. 

Donations can be mailed to:   

                  Kari and Mike Deegan

                  (Patrick Deegan Scholarship Fund)

                  595 High Road

                  Kensington, CT 06037

 


by posted 07/15/2015
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