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Capital Wolves Girls Hockey
07/08/2019
Several years ago Central CT Youth Hockey and West Hartford Youth...
New USA Hockey Rules - Body Checking/Contact & Sportsmanship
06/28/2019
New USA Hockey Rules for 2019-2020 Click Here to Read This...
Jingle Bell Tournament - Embassy Suites
06/13/2019
CCYHA Families: Each year, our entire travel program (Mite through...
CCYHA Summer 3v3 Drop In Ice Sessions - Mites-Bantams
05/07/2019
CCYHA Members: We have once again secured ice throughout the summer...
CCYHA Summer 3v3 Drop In Ice Sessions - U16 & U18 Tier 2 Midgets
05/07/2019
CCYHA Members: We have once again secured ice throughout the summer...
Spring / Summer Camps, Clinics & Skills
04/11/2019
CCYHA Members: As summer is rapidly approaching and if you are...
2019-2020 Outgoing Release Request
04/09/2019
Any player that was part of Central CT Youth Hockey in 2018-2019...
CCYHA U18 Tier 1 BACK TO BACK National Champions
04/08/2019
The CCYHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets completed their quest for a BACK TO...
Former CCYHA player, Brennan Horn, selected to USA National Camp
04/03/2019
Congratulations to former CCYHA player, Brennan Horn, on being selected...
Specialization in Sports Article
03/26/2019
CCYHA Members: As we are entering the spring and summer months,...
CCYHA launches U16 & U18 Tier 2 National Bound Teams
03/04/2019
  CCYHA launches U16 & U18 Tier 2 National Bound Teams Central...
Pittsburgh Penguins Skating & Skills Camp at Newington Arena
02/01/2019
This summer Pittsburgh Penguins Skating and Skills Coach, Ty...
CCYHA - Who Are We
01/29/2019
CCYHA Members are comprised of 43 different CT towns, 20 different...
CCYHA SHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
04/10/2018
The Central CT Youth Hockey Selects Academy u18 Tier 1 team wins...
Former CCYHA player, David Hallasey plays with Hartford Wolfpack
04/07/2018
Fresh off an NCAA tournament birth with his Princeton University...
 
Capital Wolves Girls Hockey

Several years ago Central CT Youth Hockey and West Hartford Youth Hockey formed a partnership all-girls program called the Capital Wolves. If any girls are interested in playing on an all-girls house league team in the Central CT Youth Hockey House League, please see the information below:

Interested in playing on an all-girls House team this season, as a member of the Capital Wolves?  Click here to pre-register and express interest for the upcoming season (no tuition/fees to be collected at this point). 

We are currently planning for the upcoming season, including format, structure, schedule, etc., and understanding the interest levels will be extremely helpful in getting ahead of the upcoming season.  We will communicate details of the program, as well as the official registration, in September.

About the House Program  
U10 BLUE, our House team, is geared for like-skilled U10-aged girls who are new to travel hockey, or perhaps hockey in general, and will be designed to prepare the girls for full travel hockey at a higher level for seasons to come.  The goal is to focus on hockey skill and skating development, team camaraderie, building confidence on the ice, and creating a team environment that is safe and fun for the girls.  The team is targeted for U10-eligible ages (2009 and younger), but has been open to older birth-years based on experience, size, etc. 

About the Capital Wolves
The Capital Wolves are part of both the West Hartford and Central Youth Hockey Associations.  The organization was founded to take advantage of the numbers of girl players in both organizations, with the goal of developing area skaters on teams with like-skilled players, offering developmental and competitive travel teams.  We have members on both boards, and both organizations provide leadership and administrative support for the Capital Wolves, including scheduling, finances, rostering, etc.   

We're always looking for additional players to join us, new or experienced.  If you want to learn more and can't find your answer on our site, contact us at .  


by posted 07/08/2019
New USA Hockey Rules - Body Checking/Contact & Sportsmanship

New USA Hockey Rules for 2019-2020

Click Here to Read

This is now a penalty:

This is also now a penalty


by posted 06/28/2019
Jingle Bell Tournament - Embassy Suites

CCYHA Families:

Each year, our entire travel program (Mite through Bantam) attends the Jingle Bell Tournament in Marlborough MA over New Year's. Our hotel is the Embassy Suites located a couple of miles from the New England Sports Center. The hotel is newly renovated and provides a full cooked to order breakfast each morning. I have set up our room blocks for this year and the blocks are done by age division. I know it is early to start thinking about a tournament in late December but the hotel will fill up.

Your web page address is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTM-20191229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

Central CT Mites Hockey

Group Code:

CTM

Check-in:

29-DEC-2019

Check-out:

01-JAN-2020

Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough

Hotel Address:

123 Boston Post Road West

 

Marlborough, Massachusetts

 

01752

 

Your web page address is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTS-20191229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

Central CT Squirts Hockey

Group Code:

CTS

Check-in:

29-DEC-2019

Check-out:

01-JAN-2020

Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough

Hotel Address:

123 Boston Post Road West

 

Marlborough, Massachusetts

 

01752

 

Your web page address is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTP-20191229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

Central CT Peewee

Group Code:

CTP

Check-in:

29-DEC-2019

Check-out:

01-JAN-2020

Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough

Hotel Address:

123 Boston Post Road West

 

Marlborough, Massachusetts

 

01752

 

Your web page address is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSMAES-CTB-20191229/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

Central CT Bantam Hockey

Group Code:

CTB

Check-in:

29-DEC-2019

Check-out:

01-JAN-2020

Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough

Hotel Address:

123 Boston Post Road West

 

Marlborough, Massachusetts

 

01752


by posted 06/13/2019
CCYHA Summer 3v3 Drop In Ice Sessions - Mites-Bantams

CCYHA Members:

We have once again secured ice throughout the summer for anyone who would like to stay on the ice. The sessions are completely optional and will be 3v3 or 4v4 depending on the number of players attending. Sessions are set up with Mite/Squirt and PeeWee/Bantam skating together and players will be split up based on age and skill. The schedule could be found on the CCYHA Master Schedule or by going to CCYHA website, then select Team from top menu, Season 2019-2020, Travel, THEN SELECT THE AGE GROUP (Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam)...DO NOT SELECT THE INDIVIDUAL TEAM AS THE SCHEDULE IS SET UP FOR AGE GROUPS AND NOT TEAMS.

Schedule is also listed below:

MITES AND SQUIRTS

            Wed, Jun 5     07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 12   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 19   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 26   07:45 PM - 08:45 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 3      07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 17    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 31    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Aug 7    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Aug 14  07:00 PM - 08:00 PM                       Newington Red           

  

PEEWEES AND BANTAMS

            Wed, Jun 5     08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 12   08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 19   08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jun 26   08:55 PM - 09:55 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 3      08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 17    08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Jul 31    08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Aug 7    08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

            Wed, Aug 14  08:10 PM - 09:10 PM                       Newington Red           

               


by posted 05/07/2019
CCYHA Summer 3v3 Drop In Ice Sessions - U16 & U18 Tier 2 Midgets

CCYHA Members:

We have once again secured ice throughout the summer for anyone who would like to stay on the ice. The sessions are completely optional and will be 3v3 or 4v4 depending on the number of players attending. Sessions are set up with Tier 2 U16 & U18 skating together. The schedule could be found on the CCYHA Master Schedule or by going to CCYHA website, then select Team from top menu, Season 2019-2020, Travel, then select team.

Schedule is also listed below:

U16 & U18 TIER 2

            Thu, Jun 6      07:50 PM - 08:50 PM           Newington Blue          

            Thu, Jun 20    06:40 PM - 07:40 PM           Newington Blue          

            Mon, Jul 1       08:25 PM - 09:25 PM          Newington Red           

            Tue, Jul 16     07:40 PM - 08:40 PM           Newington Red U16 ONLY - Possible Nutmeg State Games Practice

            Tue, Jul 16     08:50 PM – 09:50 PM           Newington Red U18 ONLY - Possible Nutmeg State Games Practice            

            Thu, Jul 18     07:40 PM - 08:40 PM           Newington Red U16 ONLY - Possible Nutmeg State Games Practice

            Thu, Jul 18     08:50 PM – 09:50 PM          Newington Red U18 ONLY - Possible Nutmeg State Games Practice             

            Thu, Aug 1     06:10 PM - 07:10 PM           Newington Blue          

            Thu, Aug 15   06:10 PM - 07:10 PM           Newington Blue


by posted 05/07/2019
Spring / Summer Camps, Clinics & Skills

CCYHA Members:

As summer is rapidly approaching and if you are looking for some activities for your kids, below are a list of options at Newington Arena for kids to work on their skills during the off season:

June 3 - August 15 - CCYHA will be providing ice for players for drop-in 3v3 each week. Mites/Squirts and PeeWees/Bantams will each have one hour per week. The master CCYHA schedule will be loaded with this ice.

July 8 - July 11 - Turcotte Hockey Stickhandling Camp - www.turcottehockey.com

July 8 - July 11 - ProCrease Goaltending Camp - www.procreasegoaltending.com

July 15 - July 18 - SD Hockey Defense Camp - www.simplydefense.com

July 15 - July 18 - SD Hockey Shooting Camp - www.breakthroughsd.com

July 22 - July 24 - SD Hockey Junior Prep Defense Camp - www.breakthroughsd.com

August 5 - August 8 - Ty Hennes (Pittsburgh Penguins) Offensive Skills & Skating - www.cthockeycamps.com/ty-hennes-hockey-camp.aspx

August 5 - August 8 - Ty Hennes (Pittsburgh Penguins) Defensive Skills & Skating - www.cthockeycamps.com/ty-hennes-hockey-camp.aspx

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Also at Newington Arena:

Daily Hockey Skills Sessions. Check the schedule at www.newingtonarena.com for exact times. Work in a small area on your skills with or without a coach. No age limitations. 15.00 per session.

There are several coaches who provide lessons during these sessions. They are:

Bryan Healy -

Don Davidson -

Mike Kingston -

Mark Anair -

IPH Hockey does daily lessons and have ice booked. Contact them directly for lessons: http://www.iphhockey.com/


by posted 04/11/2019
2019-2020 Outgoing Release Request

Any player that was part of Central CT Youth Hockey in 2018-2019 and will NOT be playing for CCYHA in 2019-2020, you must obtain a USA Hockey release. You must follow the below link and submit a release request. Our registrar, Aaron Odell, will process these in a timely manner. Per USA Hockey rules, releases are not valid if they are sent directy to parents, they must be sent to CHC. Parents will not get a copy of the release but they can check the release status on the CHC site (www.chchockey.org), although they dont update the list very often.

Follow link below:

https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?n=100192&org=WW.CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

or go to www.centralcthockey.org and select Outgoing Release Request from left hand menu


by posted 04/09/2019
CCYHA U18 Tier 1 BACK TO BACK National Champions

The CCYHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets completed their quest for a BACK TO BACK National Championship by defeating the North Jersey Avalanche 3-2 in overtime.  The CCYHA Selects started the national tournament with convincing wins over the Belle Tire 9-1 and Washington Little Caps 5-2.  Game 3 brought a loss for CCYHA at the hands of the Boston Jr. Eagles by a score of 4-1.  By going 2-1 in the opening round, the team earned the top seed coming out of their bracket.  The opponent in the quarterinals would be #1 nationally ranked Shattuck St. Mary's. CCYHA was up to the test as they advanced to semifinals by defeating Shattuck 8-6.  In-state rival Yale Jr. Bulldogs was the opponent in the semifinal round.  CCYHA earned a berth in the national championship game by defeating Yale 6-2.

The final game was a matchup against #5 nationally ranked North Jersey Avalanche. After CCYHA took a 2-0 lead late in the third period, the Av's tied it up with 2 goals in a 14 second span in the final minute of play to force overtime. The game ended early in the first sudden overtime period as Killian Rowlee secured the second of the back to back National Championships for CCYHA.


by posted 04/08/2019
Former CCYHA player, Brennan Horn, selected to USA National Camp

Congratulations to former CCYHA player, Brennan Horn, on being selected to the USA Hockey U17 National Camp.  Nintey of the best players from New England recently competed at the New England Regional Camp. From there, Brennan was one of only 10 players selected to attend the USA U17 National Camp. Brennan will compete with the best players from all over the United States June 25th to July 1st in Amherst, NY as part of the National Development Program.

Brennan played at CCYHA from Learn To Play through Bantams.  He then went on to play two years at Northwest Catholic High School and has recently commited to play Prep School hockey at Westminster for the upcoming school year.

With players jumping from program to program these days to play for "AAA" or "Tier 1" teams, this is a great example of how you can develop at any level.

Congratulations and Best of Luck to Brennan !!!!!!
 


by posted 04/03/2019
Specialization in Sports Article

CCYHA Members:

As we are entering the spring and summer months, I wanted to share a great article about specializing in one sport:

Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

 
 
 

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom.

If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more difficult.

A new study from the Penn State College of Medicine polled 91 professional, NCAA Division I and NCA Division III hockey players about their sports history. From ScienceDaily:

"After analyzing the data, the researchers found that the mean age of beginning any sport was 4.5 years, and the mean age of specializing in ice hockey was 14.3 years. Only 12 percent of the athletes specialized in their sport before 12 years of age. Most of the athletes played two to four sports as children, with soccer and baseball being the most popular in addition to hockey. The mean age of specializing in ice hockey—around 14—was consistent across professional, NCAA Division I and NCAA Division III players."

"If you only play one sport, you (do) miss out on sports diversification, which is the idea that being a really good soccer or tennis player may help you be a really good ice hockey player," Matthew Silvis, a researcher on the study and the team physician for the Hershey Bears minor league hockey team, told ScienceDaily. "We've seen a lot of professional athletes coming out in support of this, saying that by playing a lot of sports you'll learn many skills and work different muscle groups that will help you if you specialize in one sport later on."

This was a rather small sample size, but bigger studies have found similar results. For example, a 2017 study from the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital analyzed 3,090 athletes (503 high school, 856 collegiate and 1,731 professional) and found that the average high school athlete began specializing in their sport at 12.7 years old while the average collegiate athlete specialized at 14.8 years old and the average pro athlete specialized at 14.1 years old. One of the most telling findings in the study was that only 22.3% of professional athletes said they "would want their own child to specialize to play a single sport during childhood/adolescence."

A 2017 study from the University of Wisconsin found that high school athletes with a "high specialization classification" had an 85-percent higher incidence of lower extremity injuries than high school athletes with a "low specialization classification." Essentially, athletes who specialized were found to be at a much higher risk of lower extremity injury than athletes who play and train in multiple sports.

Six-time NHL All-Star John Tavares is a great example of how multi-sport youth athletes can ultimately blossom into superior hockey players. Growing up in Ontario, Tavares traded in his skates for a pair of cleats and a lacrosse stick every summer. He only began specializing at age 16, and he believes his background in lacrosse gives him a definitive edge on the ice.

"My mom never really believed in the summer hockey, all year-round. I needed a break and I always looked forwarded to the lacrosse season. And when hockey season came around I was really looking forward to that. It was good both ways to help myself in both sports," Tavares told NHL.com in 2009. "The biggest is moving in traffic, shooting in traffic, making plays while guys are on you...When you're able to do that, you're able to draw guys toward you, make those plays in traffic, I think it creates a lot of chances offensively. Also rolling off checks -- when you roll off checks or lean into guys, use your body to create room, you do a lot more of that in lacrosse because it's such a possession game. You learn to make room for yourself, like in hockey...(It) definitely translates a lot."

USA Hockey's American Development Model, an initiative designed to help more American kids "play, love and excel in hockey", strongly encourages kids to play multiple sports during their childhood and pre-teen years. "I like the fact that kids are encouraged to play other sports. Hockey is a great sport, but playing other sports definitely helps you become a better hockey player," NHL all-star and 2014 U.S. Olympic captain Zach Parise said of the ADM.


by posted 03/26/2019
CCYHA launches U16 & U18 Tier 2 National Bound Teams

 

CCYHA launches U16 & U18 Tier 2 National Bound Teams

Central CT Youth Hockey (CCYHA) will be forming split season teams at the U16 and U18 Tier 2 levels for the 2019-2020 season. Building off the success of our youth teams, we are forming these teams to fill a void in our area at the Tier 2 level. Teams will be competing in CHC Tier 2 with the winners of the CT State Tournament advancing to the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships. Teams will practice and play at Newington Arena and Wesleyan University.
 
Coaches:
U16 - Anthony Giusto
U18 - Bryan Healy
 
Tryout Schedule:
Wed April 17: U16 Tier 2 - 7:40PM-8:40PM
Wed April 17: U18 Tier 2 - 8:50PM-9:50PM
 
Thu April 18: U16 Tier 2 - 6:40PM-7:40PM
Thu April 18: U18 Tier 2 - 7:50PM-8:50PM
 
50.00 Tryout Fee
 

Please follow the link below to register for tryouts:

https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?RegID=187796&n=107196&org=CENTRALCTHOCKEY.ORG

You could also access the tryout registration by selecting Register Online from the left hand column menu on the main page of the Central website ( www.centralcthockey.org ) then selecting CCYHA 2019-2020 TRYOUT REGISTRATION MIDGET TIER 2

 

Cost: 1500.00 - includes 2 practices per week, 2 games per week, Future Fitness off-ice workout once per week, 2 tournaments (including state tournament)


by posted 03/04/2019
Pittsburgh Penguins Skating & Skills Camp at Newington Arena

This summer Pittsburgh Penguins Skating and Skills Coach, Ty Hennes, is coming to Newington Arena.  His Pro Skills program is designed to help you be a better player on both sides of the puck!  In the morning he will help you with your offensive skating and skills.  In the afternoon focus shifts to the skating and skills needed on the defensive side of the puck.  Both sessions are appropriate for forwards and defensemen.  So your choice - pick morning, afternoon or both.  If you attend both, a significant discount is provided!  For more information and to register please go to: Pittsburgh Penguins Skating and SKills


by posted 02/01/2019
CCYHA - Who Are We

CCYHA Members are comprised of 43 different CT towns, 20 different states and 6 different countries. Check out our breakdown


by posted 01/29/2019
CCYHA SHA U18 Tier 1 Midgets win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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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