Silver Sticks and CT State Tier 1 Midget Tournament
This weekend, several CCYHA teams will be in tournament action. The Squirt A, PeeWee A, and Bantam A teams will be competing in the New England Regional Silver Sticks Tournament in Bridgeport. The winners of each age group advance to the International Silver Sticks Tournament in Sarnia Ontario and Port Huron Michigan.
Also in action is our CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midget Minor team. They will be playing in the CT State Tier 1 State Tournament at Newington Arena.
We wish all of our teams competing in tournaments and our other teams competing in games the best of luck this weekend.
Bishop Photo will once again be taking individual and team pictures this year. Below is the schedule. Please be sure to have your player wear their BLUE away jersey for their individual and team picture. Paper order forms will be available starting on Thursday evening from your coaches. Or, you can pre-order online by visiting www.bishopphoto.com,use the code CentralCaps2014. Pleasenote that pictures for Advanced Mites, In-House and LTS programs will be taken in December.
Dinner Dance 2014 - Friday Nov 7 - Tickets Available online
The CCYHA Dinner Dance is being held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Wethersfield on Friday November 7, 2014 from 7:00-11:00PM.
Tickets are available through the CCYHA online registration portal. We do not anticipate any door tickets being available this year as we reached maximum capacity last year. Tickets are $55.00 for a couple or $30.00 for an individual. If you are purchasing tickets for a couple, only one person needs to do the registration/purchase. When you submit payment for $55.00, that covers two adults entry into the event.
If you are new to the organization, or have never had a chance to attend before, this is an event you do not want to miss. It is a great way to get out for a night, enjoy some great food, meet some new faces and catch up with some old ones.
No dinner dance would be complete without a silent auction and some great raffles. Team Managers are putting together their team baskets for the event and will be available to bid on.
Please note that the CCYHA will provide dinner, music and all of the soda you can drink or use to mix with. All alcoholic beverages are to be brought as there is no bar there. If you need anything else, it is up to you to supply it.
This is a great event and a way to have some fun outside of the hockey rink!
Below is a partial list of auction items that will be available:
Wayne Gretzky autographed 8x10 photo framed
Sidney Crosby matte
Boston Bruins Esposito line autographed 11x14 photo framed
Brian Leetch Retired number frame with net
Milan Lucic autographed Winter Classic puck
Mike Eruzione autographed USA hockey puck
Gordie Howe autographed Detroit Red Wings puck
New York Rangers cutout frame
Boston Bruins cutout frame
Brad Marchand autographed 8x10 photo framed
Henrik Lundqvist autographed 8x10 photo framed
1980 Olympic hockey team matte
Slap Shot autographed by the Hanson Brothers
Embassy Suites Hotel Blocks for Jingle Bell Tournament
The hotel blocks have been set up for the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlborough, MA for 12/29 through 1/1. All CCYHA travel teams will be attending the Jingle Bell Tournament (except for Squirt A, they will be attending the North American Winter Championships in Marlborough from 12/26-12/29, I will be sending the Squirt A hotel block info shortly). As this tournament runs through the holiday season, CCYHA recognizes the importance of keeping families together and not splitting up to go to different tournaments, so we cover the cost of the Jingle Bell tournament for all travel teams to ensure that teams don't participate in other tournaments.
Central CT Youth Hockey
Jingle Bell Skate 12/29 – 1/1
Mites ~ Squirts ~ Peewees ~ Bantams
**Reservations Cut-off Date: 12/1/14**
Thank you for Selecting the Embassy Suites Boston-Marlborough!
123 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752
Exit 24B off I-495
All rooms at the Embassy Suites are two room suites. Suites feature a separate bedroom and living room, both with their own 32 inch flat screen TVs. There is a full size pull out sofa bed in each living room that sleeps two people. The bedroom has either a king bed or two double beds. All suites feature a sink area equipped with microwave, coffeemaker and mini-fridge.
Our Corcoran’s Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as room service. The restaurant is located in the middle of our beautiful atrium that is appointed with lush tropical plants. We feature a full bar, open until 12 midnight. We have an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and arcade room as well.
Our Embassy Signature Breakfast is included in the rate for everyone in the suite. We feature a cooked to order station as well as a buffet. This is served from 6-9 am on weekdays and 7:00-10:00 am on weekends. Our Manager’s Reception at night features a large spread of complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the lounge area from 5:30 to 7:30 pm each evening.
The CCYHA Squirt B team was featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey's premier episode of the season. Some great answers by the kids and the coaches. Please check out the link below to view the entire episode:
The Central Squirt B team went on to defeat the Echo Squirt A1 team in this game by a score of 5 to 2. In other, not so positive news, Jeff Stepina, representing CCYHA in the trivia contest portion of the episode did not go onto victory.
CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 Midgets at Woodchuck Classic
Congratulations to the CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy Tier 1 U16 and U18 Midgets on both going undefeated at the Woodchuck Classic in Burlington Vermont.
The event hosts 48 teams from Canada and the United States. With over 115 College and Professional scouts in attendance throughout the weekend, the Woodchuck Classic is one of the top tournaments in the country.
The U16 CCYHA SHA team finished first in their age division after going 3 and 0 throughout the weekend and outscoring their opponents 21 to 1.
The U18 CCYHA SHA team also finished first in their age division after going 3 and 0. Equally as impressive, they outscored their opponents 21 to 3.
Both team play at Newington Arena this Sunday. The U16's host Mid Fairfield Midget Minor at 12:25pm and the U18's host Mid Fairfield Midget Major at 2:20pm.
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy teams are made up of some of the best players from the US, Canada and Europe. If you are interested in seeing some very good hockey, check out their games.
What a great turnout at our Season Opening Face-off Party! The kids braved the heat and humidity and had a great time in the bounce houses and playing street hockey in the parking lot. The ice was filled during the family skate and the shooting competition had over 100 participants. We also had a great turnout from last seasons Squirt A and PeeWee A teams for the unveiling of their banners.
Thank you to the Arena Grill for supplying the food for the event and to Future Fitness, Sonar from the Wolpack, and DK's ProShop for all being on hand.
The winner of the shooting competition was Henry Dougherty. Congratulation Henry and I hope you enjoy your new stick!
If anyone has pictures, from the Season Opening Party, please send to email@example.com
Thank you to Renaud Bolduc for supplying us with the winning entry for the CCYHA 30th anniversary logo contest.
We now have t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts available to purchase online. Each of these items are offered in Youth and Adult sizes as well as Men's and Women's in Red, White, or Blue.
Along with the special 30th anniversary logo, you could also select the same items with our traditional CCYHA logo.
Also, to support breast cancer awareness month, we are offering a special pink t-shirt with the CCYHA logo for the month of October.
Central CT Youth Hockey Association Families & Friends,
My name is Michelle Bonner and I am the PR Director for CCYHA. Each month, I will be sending out the CCYHA Newsletter. Along with emailing it out to everyone, I will also be posting it to our website. The first edition has been sent out and has been posted to the Documents section of our website. Once you navigate to the Documents section, there is a folder labeled CCYHA Newsletter where you can find it.
I welcome any feedback or questions about the Newsletter as well as any contributions. The Newsletter will be a monthly publication and we'd like to include as much information about CCYHA's teams, former players, and any "newsy" items about our members.
I will be relying on managers to provide me with updates throughout the month for inclusion in the Newsletter, but if you have anything you'd like to provide please don't hesitate to reach out. You can email me at or .
Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you this season!
CCYHA has set up a Facebook and Twitter account to keep everyone aware of the happenings around CCYHA. At the right hand side of our website, you could click on the Facebook logo or the Twitter logo to take you directly to those accounts.
The CCYHA Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/CentralCTHockey
The CCYHA Twitter handle is @centralcapitals
Thanks to CCYHA Public Relations Director, Michelle Bonner, for setting up and managing these accounts. We will also have an e-newsletter in August introducing our board of directors, promoting our season opening faceoff party, and introducing the teams/coaches.
This past spring CCYHA Squirts, Finn McHugh and Jacob Markowitz, won 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. Finn and Jacob will be representing CT and CCYHA at the Boston Garden this Sunday, November 2nd. The competition will be broadcast on NESN between periods of Boston Bruins games throughout the season. We wish Finn and Jacob the best of luck. We will let you all know when they will be on tv!
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 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.