Congratulations to CCYHA Squirts, Finn McHugh and Jacob Markowitz, on winning the Connecticut State Mini One on One competition sponsored by Gotta Love CT Hockey. Teams of two (one skater and one goalie) from programs across the entire state competed in the event. The newly crowned champions will represent CT and CCYHA at the Boston Garden next fall and will be broadcast on NESN between periods of Boston Bruins games. Markowitz and McHugh beat a fellow CCYHA team of Bob Lachance and Ryan Rhodes in the semifinals to advance to the final round. We will send out details in the fall about when Finn and Jacob will be competing on tv.
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U16 and U18 Midgets are competing in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the USA Hockey TIer 1 Midget Nationals this week. The U16 and U18 CCYHA SHA teams won their New England Regional Championships this past fall and qualified to compete against the countries best teams. We wish them the best of luck.
U16 CCYHA SHA Tier 1 Midget Schedule:
Game 1 Wed Apr 2 vs Honey Baked (MI) - LOSS 4-1
Game 2 Thu Apr 3 vs Thunder Hockey (CO) - WIN 6-3
Game 3 Fri Apr 4 vs Buffalo Regals (NY) - LOSS 4-3 OT
Did not advance to Quarter Final Round
U18 CCYHA SHA Tier 1 Midget Schedule:
Game 1 Wed Apr 2 vs Belle Tire (MI) - WIN 4-3
Game 2 Thu Apr 3 vs LA Jr. Kings (CA) - WIN 2-0
Game 3 Fri Apr 4 vs Victory Honda (MI) - LOSS 7-3
Did not advance to Quarter Final Round by tie breaker
All games could be watched live at the following site:
CCYHA Squirt A wins USAH T2 New England Regional Championships
Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt A team for winning the USA Hockey Tier 2 New England Regional Championships in Vermont. The Squirt A's went undefeated in the opening round of the tournament beating teams from Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The Squirt A's defeated New Canaan in the semi-finals to advance to the finals. The Squirt A's capped off an undefeated weekend by beating the Maine Freeze in the finals by a score of 3-1 to capture the Tier 2 New England Regional Championships !!!!!!!!
Congratulations to all coaches and players. Great job!
CCYHA PeeWee A wins USAH T2 New England Regional Championships
Congratulations to the CCYHA PeeWee A team for winning the USA Hockey Tier 2 New England Regional Championships in Maine. The PeeWee A's went undefeated in the opening round of the tournament beating team from Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The PeeWee A's had a come from behind victory against Ridgefield in the semi-finals, scoring 3 goals in the final 10 minutes to win 3-2 and to advance to the finals. The PW A's capped off an undefeated weekend by beating the Maine Freeze in the finals by a score of 3-1 to capture the Tier 2 New England Regional Championships !!!!!!!!
Congratulations to all coaches and players. Great job!
CCYHA PeeWee A wins CHC Tier 2 CT State Championship!!!
The CCYHA Pee Wee A team won the CHC Tier 2 Championship. The squad now advances to the New England District Pee Wee Tier 2 Regionals in Auburn, Maine March 14-16.
Thu. 3/6 West Hartford W 7-2
Fri. 3/7 South Windsor W 8-1
Sat. 3/8 Hamden W 7-3
Sat. 3/8 Quarterfinals New Canaan W 4-2
Sun. 3/9 Semifinals Darien W 6-2
Sun. 3/9 Finals Ridgefield W 3-2
CCYHA partners with Future Fitness for 2014-2015 season
Central CT Youth Hockey is pleased to announce a partnership with Future Fitness based out of Newington Arena for off-ice conditioning and agility for the 2014-2015 season. Our Bantam teams will participate in one (45 minute) off-ice session each week for the entire season prior to practice. We are extremely happy to support Pete Asadourian and Future Fitness.
CCYHA Squirt A wins CHC Tier 2 CT State Championship!!!
Congratulations to the CCYHA Squirt A team on winning the CHC Tier 2 CT State Championship. The Squirt A's capped off an undefeated round robin play and earned the # 1 seed in the semifinals where they defeated East Haven 5-0. The Squirt A's then faced New Canaan in the finals where they also won 5-0 to capture the state championship.
The Squirt A's advance to the New England Regionals in Vermont on March 14-16. This victory secures a back to back Squirt Tier 2 State Championship for CCYHA.
Great job Squirt A team and coaches. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CCYHA partners with Pro Crease for 2014-2015 season
Central CT Youth Hockey is pleased to announce a partnership with Pro Crease Goaltending for the 2014-2015 season. The experienced instructors at Pro Crease will be providing on ice instruction (during our practices) for each teams goaltenders twice per month throughout the season.
In addition to the on ice instruction, Pro Crease will also be discounting private lessons to all CCYHA goalies at their two locations in Cromwell and Simsbury. CCYHA goalies could book 30 minute private lessons for a reduced rate of $40.00 per lesson (effective after tryouts).
Pro Crease also provides summer camps for goaltenders of all ages and levels. CCYHA goalies could enroll and get a discount of $25.00.
Congratulations to all current and former CCYHA players who have been selected to represent Team CT at the New England Festival at the end of March in New Hampshire. The development of players that have come through CCYHA is extremely evident as 19 current or former players are representing our state.
Team Connecticut is an all-star team of Girls and Boys teams. The best nine forwards, six defensemen, and two goalies are selected at each age group (by birth year) during a competitive try-out to represent Connecticut in the New England Yankee Conference Festival. The Festival is used to select players for the USA Hockey Development Camps.
Below is a list of current and former Central players:
CCYHA U18 SHA Tier 1 Midgets win New England Regionals
The U18 SHA Midget Major team swept the day for Central at the USA New England Regionals by defeating Mid Fairfield 2-0. They avenged their only loss from earlier in the tournament by winning the championship game.
Next up will be the USA Hockey Midget Major Tier 1 National Championships.
The U18 team played the following schedule for Regionals:
Friday 11/8 at 4pm vs New Hampshire Jr Monarchs - TIE 0-0
Saturday 11/9 at 8am vs Mid Fairfield - LOSS 3-1
Saturday 11/9 at 3pm vs Yale - WIN 4-0
Sunday 11/10 at 10:15am vs New Hampshire Jr Monarchs - WIN 2-1 - New England Regional Midget Major Semifinal
Sunday 11/10 at 4:15pm vs Mid Fairfield - WIN 2-0 - New England Regional Midget Major Final
CCYHA U16 SHA Tier 1 Midgets win New England Regionals
The U16 SHA Midget Minor team capped off their CHC/USA Hockey season by winning the USA New England Regionals. They defeated Stamford in the semifinals by a score of 1-0 with the lone goal of the game coming from former CCYHA youth player, Connor Sundquist. They then captured the tournament championship by avenging last seasons loss by defeating the CT Wolfpack in overtime.
Next up will be the USA Hockey Midget Minor Tier 1 National Championships
The U16 CCYHA SHA team finished the season with very impressive overall record of 31-4-2 and winning the Marlborough Labor Day Faceoff, the Woodchuck Tournament, Jr. Bruins Shootout and Beantown Classic. The U16' earned the 1st seed out of CT by going 6-1-1 in their CHC League Games.
The U16 team played the following schedule at Regionals:
Friday 11/8 at 4pm vs CT Wolfpack - TIE 3-3
Saturday 11/9 at 8am vs Stamford - WIN 6-3
Saturday 11/9 at 3pm vs Rhode Island Saints - WIN 7-3
Sunday 11/10 at 8:00am vs Stamford - WIN 1-0 - New England Regional Midget Minor Semifinal
Sunday 11/10 at 2:00pm vs CT Wolfpack - WIN 2-1 OT - New England Regional Midget Minor Final
CCYHA 2013-2014 Season Opening Faceoff Party - Recap
I hope everyone had an enjoyable time this past Saturday at the Season Opening Faceoff Party. We had a wonderful turnout and the weather was perfect. Thank you to Dan McClutchy (CCYHA VP of Fundraising) for organizing the days events as well as the rest of the CCYHA parents who helped out with the apparel sales and equipment swap.
Thank you to everyone for your patience as we took the hundreds of apparel orders. The lobby looked more like the DMV than the lobby of a hockey rink but we were able to get through it relatively unscathed.
Cullen Horn (Mite A) was our shooting contest winner. Congratulations Cullen, you will be receiving a composite stick as your prize.
We had a very nice ceremony unveiling the 2012-2013 Squirt A CT State and New England Regional Championship banner. The Riva family presented coach Bryan Healy with a beautiful canvas photo of the on ice Squirt A championship picture. Thank you to Rick Drust and John Kelly for providing the scissor lift and for their efforts in hanging the championship banner as well as the "Welcome To" banner in the lobby.
One final thank you goes out to all of our wonderful CCYHA members who participated in this fun event and made for such a great day. If anyone has pictures from the event, please send to