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CCYHA Squirt A featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey
The CCYHA Squirt A team was featured on the latest webisode of Gotta...
CCYHA Night at the Hartford Wolfpack
Tier 1 Midgets at New England Regionals
All three CCYHA tier 1 midget teams have advanced to the New England...
Capital Wolves u19 win Andy Noel Columbus Day Tournament
Congratulations to our Capital Wolves U19 girls, beating Hamden 4...
CCYHA PW B runner up at Andy Noel Columbus Day Tournament
CCYHA PeeWee B participated in the Andy Noel Columbus Fall Classic...
CCYHA PW B1 wins Columbus Day Tournament!
Congratulations to our PeeWee B1 team on winning the Andy Noel Columbus...
CCYHA Red Jersey Hoodies
CCYHA Red Jersey Hoodies now available through Hamden Sports. ...
President's Welcome Letter
President’s Welcome Letter – 2018-2019 CCYHA Season Hello,...
CCYHA 1st Annual Golf Tournament Recap
The 1st annual CCYHA golf tournament was held at Indian Hill Country...
The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins...
Former CCYHA player, David Hallasey plays with Hartford Wolfpack
Fresh off an NCAA tournament birth with his Princeton University...
CCYHA Squirt A featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey

The CCYHA Squirt A team was featured on the latest webisode of Gotta Love CT Hockey. Great job by the coaches and the kids. Check out the webisode here:

by posted 01/16/2019
CCYHA Night at the Hartford Wolfpack



Saturday, February 23rd at 7PM Hartford Wolfpack vs Providence Bruins

12:15-1:15pm Pre-Game Skate: Mite Development

1:30-2:30pm Pre-Game Skate: House League

2:45-3:45pm Pre-Game Skate: Mite A and B

4:15-5:15pm Pre-Game Skate: WHALERS APPRECIATION GAME

*Player Introductions*

*Personal Locker Rooms*

*Music/PA Announcements*

*Team Photo on the Ice*

*Full game video via YouTube link!*

Other Youth Hockey Experiences Include:

Bench Warmers (top 10 ticket sellers from Mite Develpoment)

Blue Line Buddies (top 15 ticket sellers from House League)

High Five Tunnel (top 15 ticket sellers from Learn to Play)

Learn to Play Program will skate during the 1st and 2nd Intermission

*Tickets are $21 per person

*Tickets MUST be purchased to watch the pre-game skates, including the child participating in the pre-game skate.



House League - See your Team Manager for more info.

LTP and Mite Development - Contact Rich Faber to order your tickets.

Mite B - Contact Jeff Majewski to order your tickets

All other CCYHA members can contact Rich Faber to order tickets.


Payment Method: CASH/CHECK

Checks Can Be Made Payable To: Hartford Wolf Pack


Hartford Heritage Hockey Bobble-head give-away to the 1st 2,000 fans of the game



CONTACT: Rich Faber


by posted 01/04/2019
Tier 1 Midgets at New England Regionals

All three CCYHA tier 1 midget teams have advanced to the New England Regional Championship games. All three teams will be facing off against in state rival, Yale, with a berth to the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships on the line for each age division. 

The CCYHA Selects Tier 1 midgets will be competing in New England Regionals this weekend in Marlborough, MA. Our u15, u16 and u18 teams are the #1 seeds out CT and will be competing for a spot at the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament.

u15's (ranked 6th in the country):

Friday 11/9/18 at 3:20pm vs Mid Fairfield - WIN 9-2

Saturday 11/10/18 at 7:00am vs New Hampshire Northern Cyclones - WIN 8-2

Saturday 11/10/18 at 1:50pm vs East Haven - WIN 6-1

SemiFinals - Sunday 11/11/18 at 7:20am vs Providence Hockey Club - WIN 8-2

Finals - Sunday 11/11/18 at 3:40pm vs Yale - WIN 5-0 (Advances to USA Hockey National Championships)

u16's (ranked 3rd in the country):

Saturday 11/10/18 at 8:00am vs Yale - LOSS 4-3

Saturday 11/10/18 at 5:10pm vs New Hampshire Avalanche - WIN 5-1

Sunday 11/11/18 at 7:10am vs Mid Fairfield - WIN 5-1

Finals - Sunday 11/11/18 at 3:20pm vs Yale - LOSS 5-1

u18's (ranked 5th in the country):

Friday 11/9/18 at 7:10pm vs Yale - WIN 3-0

Saturday 11/10/18 at 9:00am vs New Hampshire Northern Cyclones - TIE 2-2

Saturday 11/10/18 at 6:20pm vs Mid Fairfield - LOSS 4-1

SemiFinals - Sunday 11/11/18 at 11:20am vs Mid Fairfield - WIN 3-2

Finals - Sunday 11/11/18 at 5:20pm vs Yale - LOSS 4-1

by posted 11/05/2018
Capital Wolves u19 win Andy Noel Columbus Day Tournament

Congratulations to our Capital Wolves U19 girls, beating Hamden 4 to 2 to take home the Columbus Day tournament championship! The u19's completed an undefeated weekend going 2-0-1 in the opening round before beating Hamden in the finals.

by posted 10/11/2018
CCYHA PW B runner up at Andy Noel Columbus Day Tournament

CCYHA PeeWee B participated in the Andy Noel Columbus Fall Classic hosted by the Wallingford Hawks.  It was an exciting weekend of hockey with the Pee Wee B starting off with a  7-1 win against Wallingford PeeWee B team.  They lost to the Southern Stars A-1 with a score of 5-3; however they rallied in the afternoon to beat the Putnam Panthers B team 6-4 and earn a spot in the semi-finals.  There, they overcame the Wallingford PeeWee A-1 team with a score of 3-0 and moved onto the Championships against the West Hartford Wolves A-1 team.  After an exciting game and DOUBLE OVERTIME, the Wolves were able to score and win 3-2.  The PeeWee B coaches and parents could not have been more proud of this team for their hard work and determination this weekend!

by posted 10/10/2018
CCYHA PW B1 wins Columbus Day Tournament!

Congratulations to our PeeWee B1 team on winning the Andy Noel Columbus Day Tournament hosted by Wallingford Youth Hockey. The B1's avenged a 4-1 loss to Southern a day earlier as they bested them in DOUBLE OVERTIME to earn the victory and championship by a score of 2-1.

by posted 10/09/2018
CCYHA Red Jersey Hoodies

CCYHA Red Jersey Hoodies now available through Hamden Sports.  Please contact Traci Lynn Fox at to place an order. Please reach out to Traci Lynn asap to if you would like to get a hoodie in time for the holidays.

by posted 09/18/2018
President's Welcome Letter

President’s Welcome Letter – 2018-2019 CCYHA Season

Hello, and I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. This will be my tenth year as President of Central CT Youth Hockey and I am so proud to see the growth and success at all levels of our program. I know this is quite long, but it has some very important information in it, so please read.

In one week we will start our conditioning ice prior to the official start of the season. Please check the master schedule as it has been updated with conditioning ice and practices.

To our returning CCYHA families, welcome back. To our new CCYHA families, welcome to the program. I hope that you find Central to be your home organization for a long time to come. We are always excited to welcome new families and to watch our program grow as much as it has.

Central Connecticut Youth Hockey (CCYHA) is looking forward to another strong year at all levels. Our program is the largest travel organization in Connecticut and our success is built on the hard work and dedication from our Board Members, coaches, and parents who are dedicated and willing to provide their children an opportunity to play this great sport of hockey. Every year our players prove to have a strong work ethic and a desire to improve every time they step on the ice. It is our hope that this is the most successful year for all of our members on and off the ice. The sport is a great release from the everyday grind and the friendships developed through hockey are second to none.

Newington Arena:

We have worked very hard to get the best possible ice slots for all of our teams while also continuing with our goal of keeping consistent nights and times which has been very well received by the membership. With the number of teams we have at Central, this is no easy task. Newington Arena has partnered with us to ensure that the rink will remain a clean and safe environment for our members.

Hockey 1 Pro Shop from South Windsor Arena will once again run the pro shop at Newington Arena. We recommend you use them for your hockey purchases. Steve, at the Arena Grill, will once again be open for us. He has been a very strong supporter of our program so please support him.


Our division directors will be working with team coaches/managers/schedulers on scheduling games for our teams for the upcoming season. Each team will be challenged appropriately and our goal of seeing development throughout the organization should be reached through challenging practices and a competitive game schedule.

Season Opening Faceoff Party – Saturday September 8th from 9:00am to 1:00pm:

CCYHA will be hosting our eigth annual Season Opening Faceoff Party on Saturday September 8th at Newington Arena. In addition to all the fun events that we will have planned, we will also have a second warm up suit fitting for any players looking to order a warm up suit as well as a second uniform fitting for any players who may need new uniforms. We are putting together various activities to make this day fun for everyone. We will be having an open skate, equipment swap, a shooting contest (with prizes), bounce houses in the parking lot, a barbecue, more…….



In season events:

Other events that we have planned throughout the season are our Annual Dinner Dance and Auction (date TBD) and our annual 3v3 Turkey Shootout, the night before Thanksgiving. CCYHA (all of our travel teams) will once again be participating in the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlboro, MA from December 29 to January 1. This is a great opportunity to keep all of our families together over the holidays. The Jingle Bell Tournament is the only one, that I know of, that could accommodate our entire program. It is always a fun couple of days when we take over the Embassy Suites. I will be setting up the room blocks and you will be receiving an email in October to reserve your rooms.

CCYHA Helmet Program:

In continuing with our previous sponsorship through CT Childrens Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and Kohl’s Tween Safe Program, Central CT Youth Hockey will once again be outfitting our travel players with the Bauer Reakt helmet for the upcoming season.  Any new player to CCYHA or new travel player will be receiving their helmet in early September.

Partnership with Future Fitness:

CCYHA has partnered with Future Fitness at Newington Arena and they will be providing weekly off ice training for our bantam aged players throughout the season.

Partnership with ProCrease:

CCYHA has also partnered with ProCrease goaltender training for the upcoming season. ProCrease will be on the ice at two practices per month for each team to work with our goaltenders. ProCrease works with many youth goaltenders as well as high school, junior and college goalies.

Partnership with Hartford Wolfpack:

Keep an eye on the CCYHA website throughout the season as many of our teams (travel, house and learn to play) participate in events before, during and after Hartford Wolfpack games at the XL Center in Hartford. The Hartford Wolfpack are strong supporters of youth programs in the community.

Skill Development Sessions with IPH:

CCYHA will have IPH (I Play Harder) running skills sessions during the season. These are small area station based session focusing on individual skills.

CCYHA Online Store:

The CCYHA online store will be run by Hamden Sports. They will have several order dates and emails will go out with that information and will have merchandise available at the season opening party and during the 3v3 turkey shootout.

CCYHA Midget Tier 1 Teams:

For the seventh year, CCYHA has partnered with South Kent Prep School – Selects Hockey Academy to host their split season midget teams. We will be fielding 15, U16 and U18 Tier 1 teams. These teams are comprised of some of the best players from all over the US, Canada and Europe. Please check our master schedule on our website for the games that these teams are playing in Newington Arena as you will have a chance to see a very high level of hockey. All three teams were nationally ranked in the top 10 in the country and the U18 team won the National Championship last year.


Our Squirt AA, PeeWee AA, and Bantam A teams will be competing in the EJEPL, in addition to CHC. The EJEPL is made up of teams from all down the east coast spanning Maine to Florida. This league will provide an added challenge for our teams.

Capital Wolves Girls Program:

We partnered with West Hartford Youth Hockey to form a girls program that will compete in CHC and the CGHL. We feel that this will provide girls in our program a local home throughout their youth hockey years.

CCYHA House League:

With the continued growth of our House League, last season CCYHA purchased a set of cross ice boards from Becker Arena Products. These boards go across the red line and form two curved rinks on each side of the red line. This will give the players the feel of a real game environment in a cross ice setting and was received quite well by our house league players last year. The house league continues to be a strong asset for our program.

CCYHA Learn To Play:

Each year our Learn to Play program grows and develops the future of our program. Over the past several years, the program has grown to new heights providing a mix of teaching and fun with the goal to provide these young players with the fundamentals of skating and playing hockey. This program kicks off in October.

CCYHA Board of Directors:

If you have any questions throughout the season, the appropriate members of the Board can be found under the contacts section of our website Our board is made up of a great cast of volunteers, and as always, I would like to thank them for their commitment. Our Board is comprised of the following individuals:


Anthony Giusto (President)

Doug Partridge (VP of Development & Coaching)

Aaron Odell (Registrar)

Bryan Ruck (VP Admin & Ice)

Matt Peary (Treasurer)

Rich Faber (VP of Fundraising)

Traci Lynn Fox (Secretary)

Paul Cholewa (Tournament Director)

Brian Smith (Learn to Play Director

Matt Allatin (House League Director)

Rob DeFilio (Mite Director)

Val Calciano (Squirt Director)

Tim Poulin (PeeWee Director)

Bob Patz (Bantam Director)

Bill Ralph (Midget Director)

Marc Labrie (Girls Director)


If you have questions throughout the season, please contact the appropriate board member.

When you see a title next to a board member’s name, know that a lot of hours are contributed from that member to make our program what it is.

Please make sure your kids are continually thanking their coaches as all are volunteers and give a lot of their time to help develop your kids. Finally, thank you to the parents who sacrifice so much during the hockey season so that your children can play this wonderful sport of hockey.

Best wishes for a great rest of the summer and a very successful 2018- 2019 hockey season. LET’S GO CAPS!


Anthony Giusto (Juice)

CCYHA President

by posted 08/20/2018
CCYHA 1st Annual Golf Tournament Recap

The 1st annual CCYHA golf tournament was held at Indian Hill Country Club on July 17th. Despite the gloomy forecast, the tournament was completed before the rains came. A huge thank you to our VP of Fundraising, Rich Faber, for organizing the extremely successful event. The day was filled with great on course activities, raffle, putting competition, and give aways.

Our first place team at 14 under par was Bill Anastasiades, Joe Montano, Kevin Carroll and Jason Jarvis. Our second place team at 13 under par was Kevin Linskey, Brian James, Mike Bernard and Jim Schmidt.

Other on course winners were: Longest Drive - Mike Gaydos and Closest To The Pin (4'5") - Michael Gallon.

We had many sponsors that we would like to thank. The day could not have gone so well without the generosity of our members.

The half off hockey tuition for next season was won by the Malloy family for their son, Spencer Malloy......congratulations.

Thank you to the volunteers and the golf committee, especially Mike Gaydos, Christina Williams, and Christina Halle.

Please be on the look out for next years golf tournament information.

by posted 07/24/2018

The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP by defeating the Cape Cod Whalers 5-2.  Congratulation to the midgets on winning a national championship for CCYHA.

by posted 04/10/2018
Former CCYHA player, David Hallasey plays with Hartford Wolfpack

Fresh off an NCAA tournament birth with his Princeton University team, former CCYHA player David Hallasey, has signed with the AHL Hartford Wolfpack and played in his first game on April 6th. Congratulations and best of luck to David.

by posted 04/07/2018
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