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Squirt Bs Headed to Canada!
12/04/2016
Congratulations to the Squirt B team in winning the International...
Central Teams Scoring in Norwich!
12/03/2016
The CCYHA Squirt B, Pee Wee B1, and Pee Wee B are all competing...
Make-up Picture Day
12/01/2016
If you were unable to attend one of the previously scheduled sessions...
CT Humane Society Pet Food & Supply Drive
12/01/2016
Thank you to everyone who recently donated pet food, toys, bedding...
CCYHA Squirt C featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey
11/28/2016
Our CCYHA Squirt C team was recently featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey....
Squirt B1 wins Avon Thanksgiving Tournament
11/28/2016
Congratulations to our Squirt B1 team on going undefeated and winning...
Thanksgiving Tournament Results
11/28/2016
Many CCYHA teams competed in Thanksgiving Tournaments. Squirt...
CCYHA Selects Tier 1 U16 - New England Regional Champions
11/11/2016
The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent U16 Tier 1 Midget...
5th annual CCYHA 3v3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout
11/02/2016
The 5th annual pond hockey turkey shootout was a huge success. With...
CCYHA Raffle/Tuition Scenario for 2017-2018
11/02/2016
CCYHA Raffle – Alternative to Tuition Instead of just paying...
CCYHA Dinner Dance Recap
10/31/2016
The annual CCYHA Dinner, Dance & Auction has come and gone and...
New England Regional AA Silver Sticks
10/29/2016
The Central Squirt A, PeeWee A and Bantam A teams competed in the...
Embassy Suites hotel blocks for Jingle Bell Tourney
09/29/2016
CCYHA Members: Once again, CCYHA will be taking over the Embassy...
Live Barn at Newington Arena - Never miss a game
09/10/2016
Newington Arena is the first rink in CT to feature Live Barn. Watch...
Season Opening Faceoff Party
09/08/2016
CCYHA hosted our sixth annual Season Opening Faceoff Party on Sunday...
CCYHA Apparel Store
03/30/2016
The CCYHA web apparel store is now open. Please follow the below...
 
Squirt Bs Headed to Canada!

Congratulations to the Squirt B team in winning the International Silver Stick Norwich Regional Tournament.  In knocking off the NJ Avalanche 5-4 the team will be headed to Pelham, Ontario to participate in the International Silver Sticks Final January 5-8.  Congratulations to Coach Regan and his charges, but in not throwing a celebratory party afterwards the team has broken numerous hockey codes ... what in the world were you guys thinking ? 

 

On the Pee Wee side, in the battle of the Monday-Wednesday 7:55 practice slot, the Pee Wee B1s knocked off the Pee Wee Bs 4-1 and advanced to the finals against Wonderland B.  Although the B1s succumbed to the Wizards' sorcery in the final it was a fine run for Coach Patz and his squad, job well done!


by posted 12/04/2016
Central Teams Scoring in Norwich!

The CCYHA Squirt B, Pee Wee B1, and Pee Wee B are all competing this weekend in Norwich in the Silver Sticks Regional "B" Tournament.  All three teams have advanced to play on Sunday with the Squirt Bs ready to plow under the North Jersey Avalanche in the Championship game. 

The Pee Wee B1s and Bs face off against each other in a semifinal match.  It has been said that Fate can be like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.  The same can be said about two CCYHA teams playing each other; on the bright side, we can be assured Central will be making the finals.

All games in Norwich at Rose Garden Arena (it's actually nice now, really)

Results:

Squirt Bs

Win 6-0 vs. Southeastern

Win 2-1 vs. Long Island Edge

Win 8-4 vs. Wonderland B 

Tie 3-3 vs. NJ Avalanche

Championship Sunday 10:30 vs. NJ Avalanche

 

PW B1s

Win 6-0 vs. Greater NH B1 

Win 6-0 vs. South Eastern 

Loss 0-6 vs. Wonderland B 

Semifinal vs. CCYHA PW B

Championship if win @ 1:00

 

PWBs

Win 2-0 vs. Wonderland B1 

Win 6-1 vs. Ridgefield B 

Win 7-0 vs. Pelham 

Semifinal vs. CCYHA PWB1

Championship if win @ 1:00


by posted 12/03/2016
Make-up Picture Day

If you were unable to attend one of the previously scheduled sessions for individual pictures, we will be holding make-up sessions for two days later this month. The schedule is below:

December 12th from 6:45PM to 7:45PM

December 13th from 6:45PM to 7:45PM

 

Both sessions will be in the Red Rink. 

 

 


by posted 12/01/2016
CT Humane Society Pet Food & Supply Drive

Thank you to everyone who recently donated pet food, toys, bedding and supplies to the Pet Drive organized by Jacob and Alex Wirtes at Newington Arena. Because of everyone's generosity, Jacob and Alex donated over two car loads to the CT Humane Society. The family would like to thank everyone for their generosity, they are overwhelmed by the support from the hockey community.


by posted 12/01/2016
CCYHA Squirt C featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey

Our CCYHA Squirt C team was recently featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey. Great job by coach Todd Howes and all the kids.  Please check out the webisode by following the link below:

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


by posted 11/28/2016
Squirt B1 wins Avon Thanksgiving Tournament

Congratulations to our Squirt B1 team on going undefeated and winning the Avon Thanksgiving Tournament.

The kids played great and ended up going 4 and 0 to win first place in the Squirt B Division. The Squirt B1's beat West Hartford 6-0 to open the tournament on Friday. Saturday brought two more wins for the B1's as they beat Millbrook 3-2, and Wonderland 8-2.

The final game was a rematch against West Hartford. After our B1's jumped out to a 3-1 lead late in the third, West Hartford put on the pressure but we held on to win the championship. 

Head coach Justin Kulvinskas had kind words about his teams victory: "I am proud of all of them, they worked extremely hard and gave it everything they had until the end."

Congratulations to the kids and coaches of the Squirt B1 team on your victory.


by posted 11/28/2016
Thanksgiving Tournament Results

Many CCYHA teams competed in Thanksgiving Tournaments.

Squirt A at Springfield Pics AAA/Elite Fall Classic:   2-1-1 in opening round. Played the NE Jr. Falcons Squirt Major Elite team in the finals and lost 6-5. Great job by our Squirt A team playing against AAA teams.

U12 Girls at 9th Annual Girls Thanksgiving Tournament in Walpole MA: 1-1-1 in opening round. Played Walpole Express in the finals and lost. Congratulations to the U12 girls on a great tournament.

PeeWee A1 at New England Regional 'A' Silver Sticks: 2-0-1 in opening round. Played against Watertown A in semi-finals and lost 3-2.

Squirt B1 at Avon Thanksgiving Tournament went 3-0 in opening round and eventually beat West Hartford 3-1 in finals to win the tournament. Congratulations !!!!

 


by posted 11/28/2016
CCYHA Selects Tier 1 U16 - New England Regional Champions

The CCYHA Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent U16 Tier 1 Midget team won the New England Regional Championships by going 2-0-1 in the preliminary round then beating Mid Fairfield in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game. The CCYHA team knocked off the #1 seed, Yale, by a score of 1-0.  In winning the New England Regionals, the CCYHA Selects will play in the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships in April in Pittsburgh, PA.

The U15 team also advanced to the New England Regional Championship game but came out on the losing end of a 2OT thriller against Yale. The CCYHA Selects U15 team came into the tournament as the #2 ranked team in the country but was upset by Yale in the finals. The U15 Selects can still qualify for Nationals with an at large bid.


by posted 11/11/2016
5th annual CCYHA 3v3 Pond Hockey Turkey Shootout

The 5th annual pond hockey turkey shootout was a huge success. With over 150 kids participating in this fun event the night before Thanksgiving. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped on and off the ice. A special thank you to Doug Partridge, Paul Cholewa, and Garret Plona for organizing and ensuring that the night ran so smoothly.

Winners:

Mites:

Cup - Anderson, Beaudoin, Dube

Plate - Drapeau, Gorcenski, Power

Bowl - Asadourian, Gammons, Parker

Shield - Fox, Socha N., Socha R.

Squirts:

Cup - Ganey, Horn, Lachance

Plate - Beaudoin, Beaulieu, Regan

Bowl - McHugh, Millen, Reynolds

Shield - Borrup, Jones, Markowitz

05's:

Cup - Braiewa, Nower, Oliver

Plate - Howes, Horn, Reilly

Bowl - Centurelli, Deegan, O'Leary

Shield - Rhodes, Seymour, Stepina

04's:

Cup - Gilland, Nafis J., Rhodes

Plate - Mayfield, Monroe, Nafis D.

Bowl - Drust, Kelly, Rodriguez

Shield - Gallasso, Kirejczyk, McHugh

03's:

Cup - Jean, Millen, Proteau

Plate - Avery, Bartone, Slack

Bowl - Labrie, Mascolo, McCarter

Shield - Bradshaw, Moskal, Sadak

Legends:

Cup - Fontaine, Horn Lavoie

Plate - Child, Cholewa, Sweitzer

Bowl - Jordan, Partridge, Ralph

THE WINNER OF THE HOCKEY NET RAFFLE, DONATED BY SOUTH WINDSOR ARENA, IS DREW MAXWELL FROM MITE C.  THE BOX WILL BE LEFT IN THE COACHES ROOM WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.

 


by posted 11/02/2016
CCYHA Raffle/Tuition Scenario for 2017-2018

CCYHA Raffle – Alternative to Tuition

Instead of just paying tuition for next season, CCYHA is exploring holding a raffle for the 2017-2018 season. This will be a large scale raffle with significant prizes including a car, large cash prizes, travel opportunities and more. We will be able to do this by increasing the tuition for each member by a small amount to offset the prizes that we will offer during the raffle. By holding this raffle and involving everyone from the organization, we are giving each member the opportunity to offset part or all of your tuition by selling raffle tickets.  For those that do not want to participate, nothing will change, you will still be required to pay the full tuition as in years past, however you can enter your tickets as entries into the raffle giving you a chance to win the prizes.

An example: Squirt Tuition is about $2,000. We will increase this to $2,200. Each squirt player will be responsible for purchasing/selling 110 tickets ($20 each). CCYHA will collect $2,200 from the family. The player and their family can either, sell the tickets and recoup the $2,200, sell some of them and use some as their entry into the raffle, or put all raffle tickets in their name and have a bigger chance to win the prizes.

Benefits

For the Members:

- Opportunity to completely or partially offset tuition or opportunity to win significant prizes in lieu of selling tickets.

For the Organization:

- Provides guaranteed collection of tuition prior to November

- Provides an alternative to giving waivers for hardship cases

- Increased exposure and “buzz” around the upcoming drawing

 

Please go to the following survey site to give us your input. This decision will be based on our members input.

http://surveycount.com/600


by posted 11/02/2016
CCYHA Dinner Dance Recap

The annual CCYHA Dinner, Dance & Auction has come and gone and what a great night it was!  A great turnout from the CCYHA families.  Thanks to Dan and Amy McClutchy for organizing such a wonderful event. Alot of hard work goes into making the night run as smooth as it did. 

Thank you to all the team managers for putting together such great baskets for the silent auction. This years baskets set the bar very high!

Big winners for the night were the Sharkevich family for winning the 50/50 raffle and the Millen family for winning free hockey tuition for next year.

A lot of fun was had by all and thank you to everyone who attended and donated. Because of the support that we get from events like this, it allows us to keep our tuition at or below other programs.


by posted 10/31/2016
New England Regional AA Silver Sticks

The Central Squirt A, PeeWee A and Bantam A teams competed in the New England Regional AA Silver Sticks tournament in Bridgeport. The winners from each division advance to the International AA Silver Sticks tournament in Port Huron, Michigan or Sarnia, Ontario Canada.

The PeeWee A and Bantam A teams won one game and lost two in the preliminary round and did not advance to the semifinal round.

The Squirt A team went 3 and 0 in the preliminary round and advanced to the semi-finals where they faced off against the Maine Gladiators. The CCYHA Squirt A team defeated Maine by a score of 3-1 to advance to the 5th consecutive New England Regional Silver Sticks finals. The finals pitted our Squirt A team against the other undefeated team in the tournament, the Skyland Kings (NJ). After regulation play ended, the score was tied 1-1. The first overtime did not decide a winner and the finals went to a shootout. After a great effort, the Squirt A Capitals came out on the losing end of the shootout.  Great job by the players and coaches !


by posted 10/29/2016
Embassy Suites hotel blocks for Jingle Bell Tourney

CCYHA Members:

Once again, CCYHA will be taking over the Embassy Suites from Dec 29 through Jan 1 and participating in the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlborough, MA. CCYHA covers the entry fee for this tournament for all travel teams to participate. I have set up room blocks for each age group so you must use the below links when reserving your room to get the discounted price. The tournament schedule will not be released until a few weeks before the tournament.

Mites                    http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTM-20161229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

Squirts              http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTQ-20161229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

PeeWee           http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTP-20161229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

Bantams           http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTB-20161229/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 Mites, Squirts, PeeWee, or Bantams room block.

 


by posted 09/29/2016
Live Barn at Newington Arena - Never miss a game

Newington Arena is the first rink in CT to feature Live Barn.

Watch practices and games Live and On Demand at Newington Ice Arena with LiveBarn. Sign up for a free trail at LiveBarn.com, and if you like what you see use Promo Code 7e75-45b6 to save 10% on your monthly membership!

Below is a link to download Plays of the Week .
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ru7soyhud0q8vyi/LiveBarn%20Plays%20of%20the%20Week%2C%209.11.16.mov?dl=0

LiveBarn.com users can submit highlights to be considered for Plays of the Week.

You can view the LiveBarn Top 10 CCYHA plays from the Nutmeg State Games by following the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fqym4f0ziae1ujk/Central%20CT%20Top%2010%20of%20Nutmeg%20State%20Games.m4v?dl=0

 


by posted 09/10/2016
Season Opening Faceoff Party

CCYHA hosted our sixth annual Season Opening Faceoff Party on Sunday September 11th at Newington Arena.  We had a tremendous turnout from the membership and the day was filled with a lot of fun.

In addition to all of the great activities below, we will once again be using this opportunity to donate equipment to Defending the Blue Line (now part of United Heroes League). Please bring us any hockey equipment that you no longer need so we can once again make a donation to this great cause. All gear will be sterilized, repaired and shipped to children of US Military Personnel across the Nation.

The CCM Reebok Hockey Experience was fantastic and the kids got to test out some of the newest CCM sticks and skates. We thank CCM/Reebok for giving out the backpacks, water bottles and hats.

Thank you to the Arena Grill for supplying the food trolley for everyone to enjoy some great food.

The kids seemed to have a great time in the parking playing street hockey and playing in the bounce houses

The ice was busy during the family open skate where the kids got to wear some of CCM skates that were on display.

Thank you to Hamden Sports Center for being on hand to do uniform fittings, wind suit fittings and sell apparel. Wind suits that were previously ordered were handed out. If you did not pick up your windsuit, your coaches will get them later this week.

Matt Shaw, from Bauer, was also on hand to work on the helmet sizing issues that we had.

John Thiell with 3D Hockey was on hand to show off his synthetic ice

The Hartford Curling had a table set up to provide information regarding their curling club.

Thank you to the extremely generous equipment donations from our members. We were able to fill 15 large moving boxes of equipment that will be shipped to Defending the Blueline. DTB is a program that supplies hockey equipment to children in military families stationed all over the world. This is a wonderful organization but to do this on 9/11 makes it even more special of a donation.

The day was capped off with Steven Mascolo winning our on-ice shooting competition. By winning our competition, Steven won new CCM P29 Super Tacks stick.

Thank you to everyone who helped throughout the day and for everyone who attended.


by posted 09/08/2016
CCYHA Apparel Store

The CCYHA web apparel store is now open. Please follow the below link to order apparel through Cheshire/Hamden Sports. The store will be open from today through October 1 then orders will be fulfilled.

https://cheshiresportcenter.tuosystems.com/stores/ccyha


by posted 03/30/2016
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