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CCYHA players on ice at New York Rangers playoff game
05/11/2017
CCYHA players, Jordan Hopping and Nicole Partridge skated prior to...
How to Become a USA Hockey Referee
05/11/2017
USA Hockey will be holding  3 informational sessions on how...
Hockey 1 Annual Tent Sale @ SW Arena
05/08/2017
CCYHA Board Member Openings
05/06/2017
CCYHA 2017-2018 Board of Directors Openings As we plan for the...
Congratulations Marc Labrie - CGHL U12 Coach of The Year!
04/24/2017
      "I've been around hockey...
Thank You From Charlie Capalbo
04/11/2017
During tryouts, everyone signed a posterboard in support of Charlie...
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 U15 and U16 at USA Hockey Nationals
04/08/2017
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U15 and U16 teams are competing...
2017-2018 Outgoing Release Request
04/02/2017
If you played for CCYHA in 2016-2017 and will be playing for another...
Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview 2017-2018
03/15/2017
Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview CCYHA is one of the largest...
Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills - Register Now !!!!!
02/14/2017
Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills will once again be held at Newington...
CCYHA/WHYA Girls Hockey Program
02/09/2017
It is with great excitement that we announce our plan for a partnership...
 
CCYHA players on ice at New York Rangers playoff game

CCYHA players, Jordan Hopping and Nicole Partridge skated prior to the New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals as offical New York Rangers flag bearers.


by posted 05/11/2017
How to Become a USA Hockey Referee

USA Hockey will be holding  3 informational sessions on how to become a USA Hockey referee.  The sessions will provide information as to the steps necessary in order to be certified to officiate USA Hockey travel and/or house leagues for the 2017/2018 season.  The dates of the sessions are as follows (only need to attend 1 session):

 

June 5:    7PM – 8PM Newington Ice Arena

June 19:  7PM – 8PM  Northford Ice Rink

June 26:  7PM – 8PM  Shelton Ice Rink

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Vin McCann via email at .  There is no charge for this informational session

 

Barry Zalcman

Supervisor of Officials - Connecticut

USA Hockey


860-798-9523


by posted 05/11/2017
Hockey 1 Annual Tent Sale @ SW Arena


by posted 05/08/2017
CCYHA Board Member Openings

CCYHA 2017-2018 Board of Directors Openings

As we plan for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, we are lucky to have most of our Board Members return. We do have an opportunity for three 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 2017-2018. 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 this role. All interest must be submitted to me prior to May 26th.

 

Secretary:

The position of Secretary, 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 attending and documenting the monthly CCYHA Board meetings and submitting the minutes to the Board prior to the next months meeting. The Secretary has full voting rights.

 

Learn To Play Director:

The position of Learn to Play 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 Learn To Play program. Responsibilities include:

  • Placing ads in local newspapers about LTP
  • Organizing equipment fitting through proshop
  • Selecting coaches
  • Work with registrar/treasurer to ensure tuition payments are received
  • Communication with parents on scheduling of LTP events
  • Plan and organize on ice practice sessions
  • Work with VP Admin & Ice on scheduling

 

Squirt Director:

The position of Squirt 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 Squirt 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 Squirt Division.

by posted 05/06/2017
Congratulations Marc Labrie - CGHL U12 Coach of The Year!

 

 

 

"I've been around hockey for many years as my son and daughter have played travel   hockey  for numerous seasons.   This is my daughter's first experience on an all girls team and I can't believe the progress she has made this season with Marc and his staff's guidance. She is coming off this season with by far her best performance ever since she has been playing hockey!"  ~ Marci Moskal, Parent of U12 Player

 

"[Coach Marc] has made a tremendous impact on my daughter Gabriella, as well as the team, and parents. I have never come across someone so committed, honest, and caring in the  coaching world in our 6 years involved with hockey with our 3 kids. He takes the time to motivate, fully demonstrate, and make sure that they are having fun as a top priority."  ~ Janet Carbo, Parent of U12 Player

 

"Having had children in travel hockey for the past 5 years, we have many amazing coaches, but NONE as dedicated to the mission and experience than Coach Marc. His passion for encouraging girls hockey is nothing short of contagious .... If only there were more coaches like Coach Marc!"   ~ Meredith Crowther, Parent of U12 Player

 


by posted 04/24/2017
Thank You From Charlie Capalbo

During tryouts, everyone signed a posterboard in support of Charlie Capalbo. Charlie is a hockey player on the Fairfield Coop High School hockey team and has recently been diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma T-cell cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy.  To read more about Charlie please visit: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/04/11/hockey-community-rallies-for-connecticut-high-school-goalie-battling-cancer.html

The posterboard and a $1,000.00 donation was recently sent to Charlie from Central CT Youth Hockey. 

Below is a very nice note that Charlie sent:

I can't express how much the support from you and your organization means to me. Thank you so much:-) The hockey community is amazing and so helpful Its hard for me to begin to thank everyone for what they do. The poster and donation really warmed my heart and is that something special that keeps me pushing forward on a tough day. Thank you so much. 
Thank you,
Charlie Capalbo


by posted 04/11/2017
CCYHA SHA Tier 1 U15 and U16 at USA Hockey Nationals

The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U15 and U16 teams are competing this week at the USA Hockey Tier 1 Nationals. The top 16 teams in the country are vying for a national championship

U15's (ranked #4 in country) in Scottsdale, AZ:

Thursday April 6 vs Phoenix Jr. Coyotes - WIN 7-1

Friday April 7 vs Oakland Jr. Grizzlies - WIN 5-1

Saturday April 8 vs Alaska Oilers - WIN 2-1 (OT)

Sunday April 9 - Semifinals vs Yale Jr. Bulldogs - LOSS 4-3 (OT)

Monday April 10 - Finals (did not advance)

 

U16's (ranked #8 in country) in Pittsburgh, PA:

Thursday April 6 vs Anaheim Jr. Ducks - WIN 3-1

Friday April 7 vs Compuware - LOSS 6-5

Saturday April 8 vs Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede - WIN 7-5

Sunday April 9 - Semifinals (did not advance)

 


by posted 04/08/2017
2017-2018 Outgoing Release Request

If you played for CCYHA in 2016-2017 and will be playing for another organization in 2017-2018, you need to get a USA Hockey written release from CCYHA. All transfers need a release, including those going to non CHC programs. Our registrar, Aaron Odell, will process the releases as they come in. Per USA Hockey rules, parents do not get sent the release, it must be sent directly to USA Hockey from the program registrar. All releases must be done to specific program. General releases are not accepted by USA Hockey.

There are two ways to acces the release request portal:

1. On home page of CCYHA website on the left hand column, there is tab for Outgoing Release Request.

2. Follow link to access the portal: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=100192&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG


by posted 04/02/2017
Central CT Youth Hockey Program Overview 2017-2018

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.

 

                  Advanced Mites – 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 Advanced Mites program runs mid October to mid March and consists of two weekend instructional hours (Sat. and Sun.) per week. Registration for Advanced Mites 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 Advanced Mites opens in late summer.

 

         Travel Programs

 U8 Mite Travel (09 &10 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 Tier 4. 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 (07 & 08 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 A 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 (05 & 06 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 A 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 (03 & 04 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 March for the following season. 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 A 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 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 offer 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.

 

U16 Midget Tier 2 (Freshman and Sophomores) – CCYHA will be hosting a Midget Minor (U16) Tier 2 team. This will be a half season team with players from high schools and prep schools on the roster. This team will play a twenty game schedule in CHC Tier 2 and will have an opportunity to compete for U16 Tier 2 New England Regionals and U16 Tier 2 USA Hockey Nationals. Tryouts will be held on April 1st.  Midget season will run from mid-August through Thanksgiving.

 

U18 Midget Tier 2 (Juniors and Seniors) – CCYHA will be hosting a Midget Major (U18) Tier 2 team. This will be a half season team with players from high schools and prep schools on the roster. This team will play a twenty game schedule in CHC Tier 2 and will have an opportunity to compete for U18 Tier 2 New England Regionals and U18 Tier 2 USA Hockey Nationals.  Tryouts will be held on April 1st.  Midget season will run from mid-August through Thanksgiving.

 

Midget High School Teams – CCYHA will be hosting Midget teams for the Wethersfield HS coop and Newington HS coop. 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 U15, 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 U15, U16 and U18 Tier 1 New England Regionals and U15, 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.

                  Skills Sessions – Weekly skills sessions will be offered.

                  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/Page.asp?n=86750&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

                 

CCYHA Mite through Bantam Tryouts - follow above link, select 2017-2018 TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM

 

                          CCYHA Midget Tier 2 Tryouts - follow above link, select 2017-2018 MIDGET TIER 2 TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM   

 

       Program Fees:

                  Tryout Fee: $100.00

                           plus

                  Mite Travel: $1,975.00

                  Squirt Travel: $1,975.00

                  PeeWee Travel: $2,225.00

                  Bantam Travel: $2,325.00

                  Bantam Half Year: $1,250.00

                  Midget Tier 2: $1,500.00

 

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Capital Wolves Girls Program Overview

 

The Capital Wolves are a Girls Youth Hockey program located in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area.  The program is beginning it’s first season with the 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.

 

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.

 

HOME RINKS

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

 

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

 

Tryout Links:

       

         Tryout Schedule:

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

 

         Tryout Registration:

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

                  

Capital Wolves Girls Tryouts – follow above link, select 2017-2018 GIRL TEAMS TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM

      

For more information, visi:

https://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=CAPITALWOLVESHOCKEY

 


by posted 03/15/2017
Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills - Register Now !!!!!

Bryan Healy Spring and Summer Skills will once again be held at Newington Arena. Please visit www.bryanhealyhockeyskills.com for more information and to pre-register for any of the following programs:

Monday Night Skills - Spring Session - April 17 to June 19

     Mites and Squirt 6p-7p

     PeeWee and Bantam 7:10p-8:10p

 

Monday Night Skills - Summer Session - June 26 to August 14

     Mites and Squirt 6p-7p

     PeeWee and Bantam 7:10p-8:10p

 

Sunday Morning Elite Skills - Starts April 23rd

     Limited to the first 22 players registered

 

Private Lessons

     Held during open hockey sessions

 

3 vs 3 Bantam and High School Spring/Summer League

     Sign up as an individual or a team


by posted 02/14/2017
CCYHA/WHYA Girls Hockey Program

It is with great excitement that we announce our plan for a partnership between the West Hartford Wolves and Central CT Capitals to create a combined Girls Youth Hockey program, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

 

Developed in large part thanks to rising numbers and tremendous interest across the Greater Hartford region, this collaborative effort will 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.

 

The teams will skate out of Veterans Rink in West Hartford, Newington Arena, and Trinity College. Program leadership will be comprised of representatives from both parent organizations and will work together to finalize specific program details, including team name, uniforms, tuition, tryouts, and Head Coaches.

 

We anticipate fielding multiple teams at the U10, U12, and U14 level 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.


Please help us spread the word about the Capital Region’s new Girls Hockey program. Stay tuned for further details over the next week, including tryout dates and registration, which will be posted and available shortly on both the WHYHA and CCYHA websites.

 

For those interested in more information, please contact or


by posted 02/09/2017
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