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The Yale Squirt B1s had a full barn at their February 4th game at Ingalls thanks to the wonderful Chiappetta family and Yale University Football. The Varsity Football team came out to support their son Dante's older brother's Squirt B1 team. It was a blast! 
 
Dante, age 8, was drafted to the Yale Football Team in the fall of 2014 through Team Impact. Team Impact is a Boston based non-profit organization that pairs children with collegiate teams. The goal is to improve the quality of life of children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.  Dante was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and cortical impairment when he was one. Through his involvement with the team, he has grown both socially and emotionally, and  has made huge gains in maturity and independence. 
 
Since being drafted, Dante has been featured in Sports Illustrated, won the UCan achievement award presented at the Walter Camp Breakfast of Champions, received visits from his teammates while playing baseball in the Challengers league, and has been accompanied by players while lighting the Christmas tree and singing the National Anthem on our town green. During a school assembly on Friendship Day, players have visited his school and talked about their relationship with our family, especially Dante, and the IMPACT he has made in their lives.
 
Quarterback coach, Kevin Cahill, has been a huge support to Dante and our family throughout our connection to our Yale Football Family. Having run the Boston Marathon in honor of Dante and presenting him with his own medal, Coach has gone above and beyond to make sure Dante is truly a part of the team. A huge THANK YOU to him for organizing this wonderful event for Dante's brother Nate and his entire Squirt B1 hockey Team. Sitting among the team in the stands, our family felt honored to be surrounded by such an amazing group of young men giving back to the community.
 
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by posted 02/27/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 2017-2018 Try-Out Dates and Details "Upda

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2017-2018

Try-Out Dates and Details

 

March 22 (Wednesday) - Northford

5:30PM-6:30PM – 10-U -  2008 Birth Year Players (Red Rink)

6:40PM-7:40PM – 10-U – 2007 Birth Year Players (Red Rink)

7:50PM-8:50PM – 12-U – 2006 Birth Year Players (Red Rink)

9:00PM-10:00PM – 12-U – 2005-Birth Year Players (Red Rink)

 

March 23 (Thursday) - Northford

5:30PM-6:30PM – 10-U – 2008 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

6:40PM-7:40PM – 10-U – 2007 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

7:50PM-8:50PM – 12-U – 2006 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

9:00PM-10:00PM – 12-U – 2005 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

 

  • 10-U and 12-U Call Back Groups Posted on yaleyouthhockey.com by 9:00PM - Friday, March 24

 

March 25 (Saturday) - Northford

9:20AM-10:20AM – 8-U (White Rink)

10:30AM-11:30AM – 19-U Girls (White Rink)

11:40PM-12:40PM – 10-U Call Back Session 1 – Group 1 (White Rink)

12:50PM-1:50PM – 10-U Call Back Session 1 – Group 2 (White Rink)

2:00PM-3:00PM – 12-U Call Back Session 1 – Group 1 (Blue Rink)

3:10PM-4:10PM – 12-U Call Back Session 1 – Group 2 (Blue Rink)

                                                                             

March 26 (Sunday) - Northford

8:00AM-9:00AM – 8-U (White Rink)

9:10AM-10:10AM – 19-U Girls (White Rink)

10:20AM-11:20AM – 10-U Call Back Session 2 – Group 1 (Blue Rink)

11:30AM-12:30PM – 10-U Call Back Session 2 – Group 2 (Blue Rink)

5:30PM-6:30PM – 12-U Call Back Session 2 – Group 1 (Red Rink)

6:40PM-7:40PM – 12-U Call Back Session 2 – Group 2 (Red Rink)

 

  • Final Tryout Results for 8-U, 10-U and 12-U Levels will be Posted on www.yaleyouthhockey.com – Monday, March 27 (Time TBD). 
  • Final Tryout Results for 19-U Girls will be Posted on www.yaleyouthhockey.com – Monday, March 27 (Time TBD)…Unless an Additional Call Back Session is Scheduled.

 

April 17 (Monday)

6:00PM-7:00PM – 12-U/14-U Girls (White Rink)

7:10PM-8:10PM – 14-U – 2004 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

(TBD) – 14-U – 2003 Birth Year Players

 

  • We will schedule around Team CT Tryouts

 

April 20 (Thursday)

6:00PM-7:00PM – 12-U/14-U Girls (White Rink)

7:10PM-8:10PM – 14-U – 2004 Birth Year Players (White Rink)

(TBD) – 14-U – 2003 Birth Year Players

 

  • We will schedule around Team CT Tryouts

 

  • 14-U Call Back Groups Posted on yaleyouthhockey.com by 9:00AM - Friday, April 21.

 

April 22 (Saturday) 2 Ice Slots Morning and 2 Ice Slots Late Afternoon or Evening

 

Morning

(TBD) - 14-U – Call Back Session 1 / Group 1

(TBD) - 14-U – Call Back Session 1 / Group 2

 

Late Afternoon/Evening

(TBD) - 14-U – Call Back Session 2 / Group 1

(TBD) - 14-U – Call Back Session 2 / Group 2

 

  • Final Tryout Results for 14-U will be posted on www.yaleyouthhockey.com - Saturday, April 22 (Time TBD). 
  • Commitment Signing - Sunday, April 23 (Time TBD) – Northford
  • Final Tryout Results for 12-U/14-U Girls will be posted on www.yaleyouthhockey.com - Saturday, April 22 (Time TBD)
  • Commitment Signing - Sunday, April 23 – (Time TBD) - Northford

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/22/2017
Yale Youth Hockey Try-Out Registration (All Levels) "Now Op

Yale Youth Hockey Association 

2017-2018

Try-Out Registration

All Levels "Now Open"

 

Yale Youth Hockey 2017-2018 Try-Out Registration Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/22/2017
Congrats to our Mite B state champs
Congratulations to the Yale Mite B on their State Championship win last weekend, outscoring their opponents 41-3 in 4 games. 
 

by posted 02/22/2017
Ryan Hardy and Friends Hockey Camp

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Summer Hockey Camp

July 17, 18, 19, 20 

Director - Ryan Hardy

 

Ryan Hardy and Friends Hockey Camp to benefit Yale Youth Hockey Association

For Details Please Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 


by posted 02/21/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 2017-2018 Try-Out Dates Updated

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Try-Outs

2017-2018

March 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Northford Ice Pavilion

 

Pursuant to USA Hockey Rules

14-U and 14-U Girls Try-Outs

April 17, 20, 22

Northford Ice Pavillion

 

Specific Dates and Times Provided Soon:

Try-Out Fee @ $150 Includes Try-Out Jersey

Head Coaches Announced Soon

 

Yale Youth Hockey plans to offer the following teams. We are utilizing the new USA Hockey Age Based Level Team Names.

 

Learn to Skate - Play Hockey (No Try-Out): Director - Shaun Hannah

8-U A (CHC): Head Coach - Shaun Hannah

8-U B (CHC): Head Coach - (Selected from coaching pool pending completion of tryouts)

8-U / 10-U House (No Try-Out): Director - Shaun Hannah 

 

10-U AA 2007 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Dave Sagnella

10-U AA 2008 (CHC Tier 2 “Eligible” / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games): Head Coach – Phil Wright

10-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach - John Mendes

10-U B (CHC Tier 4): Head Coach – (Selected from coaching pool pending completion of tryouts)

 

12-U AA 2005 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Brian Lugo

12-U AA 2006 (CHC Tier 2 “Eligible” / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Brian Moriarty

12-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach - Joseph Errico

12-U A1/B (CHC Tier 4): Head Coach – Eric Gateman

12-U / 14-U (Non-Checking League “Pending Player Interest)

 

14-U AAA 2003 (Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments and Showcases) Head Coach – Steve Harris

14-U AA 2004 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach - Brian Lugo

14-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach - Josh Barbato

14-U B (Tier 4): Head Coach – (TBD)

14-U / 12-U (Non-Checking League “Pending Player Interest)

 

14-U Girls (CHC Tier 2): Head Coach – Stephanie Mock

19-U Girls (CGHL): Head Coach – John Sather

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Yale Midget Hockey

Try-Outs

2017-2018

April 15, 16

Specific Dates and Times Announced Soon

Bennett Rink – West Haven

 

Midget 15     Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 16-U Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 18-U Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 18-U Tier 1 Tournament Split Season

 

Midget 16-U Tier 2 National Split Season

Midget 18-U Tier 2 National Split Season

Yale Youth Hockey is pleased to announce Midget Tier 2 in collaboration with West Haven Youth Hockey

 

Director - Coach: Steve Novodor -   / 203-223-8266

Director - Coach: Jon Bellonio -    / 203-623-6529

 

Contact Midget Coaches Directly or Charles Andriole with Questions:   / 203-430-0486 

 

2017-2018 Season Introduction – Ryan Hardy  - Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/20/2017
14-U 2003 Coach Announcement

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2017-2018

Announces

Steve Harris - Head Coach

14-U 2003 AAA

 

Yale Youth Hockey is pleased to announce Steve Harris as Head Coach of our 14-U 2003 AAA team for 2017-2018. 


Steve Harris is the Head Coach for The Hamden Hall Country Day School Varsity Hockey team and has been for the past for five seasons. He joins Yale Youth Hockey from the CT Oilers AAA Hockey program where he has Head Coached at the 14-U, 16-U and 18-U levels.  Steve played high school hockey for Notre Dame of West Haven where he was named All Area MVP, All SCC Honors as well as receiving Hartford Courant All-State Honors. He then played one year of Prep School Hockey at The Gunnery.

  
Steve then attended Johnson and Wales University (NCAA Division III Hockey) where he played Varsity Hockey and was named Captain of the team in his Sophomore year.  He then pursued a minor league professional hockey career playing for The Texarkana Bandits of the Gulf Coast Hockey League. 

 

Steve has continued his love for hockey through coaching. He is a Certified AAU Hockey Coach and is a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach.  He has coached for Greater New Haven Warriors, The Southern Stars and West Haven Youth Hockey programs. He was also an Assistant Coach for North Haven High School for four years.


Steve resides in Hamden, CT with his wife Michelle and he is employed by The Milford Police Department as a 911 Dispatcher.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/17/2017
Pee Wee A1 & B Teams Take Silver in Lake Placid

Congratulations to Pee Wee A1 and B teams - both took the silver in Lake Placid last weekend. The A1 team joined the B team after their game on the 1980 Lake Placid ice.


by posted 02/15/2017
Yale Youth Hockey Summer Hockey Camp

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Summer Hockey Camp

July 2017 (Specific Dates Coming Soon)

Director - Ryan Hardy

 

Our 2017 Yale Youth Hockey Summer Camp will feature 3 On-Ice Sessions Per Day and 1 Off-Ice Session Per Day.

 

On-Ice Sessions will feature NHL Skills Coach, NCAA, AHL and USHL Coaches. 

Off-Ice Sessions will be directed by Mike Bouchard - MB Sports Training.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/13/2017
Michael Linder "The Heart of a Lion"

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Michael Linder

Featured in USA Hockey Magazine

 

Yale Youth Hockey Player Michael Linder is featured in the current edition of USA Hockey Magazine. This is a wonderful article about a courageous boy and a wonderful family, Michael and his twin brother Jack both play Pee Wee hockey with Yale and big brother Billy is a Yale Bantam. Michael's mother Megan and father Dennis make it all happen for all of their children and we are grateful they are part of our Yale Youth Hockey Family.

To read this wonderful article please click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association 


by posted 02/02/2017
YYHA 2017 Banquet Registration
 
Yale Youth Hockey Association
2017
Banquet Registration

 
The Yale Youth Hockey Association Banquet will be held Wednesday, April 19, 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Ceremonies will begin at 6:00PM.
 
Anthony's Ocean View
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT

 
Adults: $35
Children: $25
Players: Complimentary
Coaches: Complimentary

Please Register Soon. Click the YYHA 2017 Banquet Registration on the left side of the Yale Youth Hockey Association Web Site (Towards the Top) and if possible pay online via Credit or Debit Card when Registering. This is important for our planning and a successful banquet for all players and families.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

by posted 02/01/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 2017-2018 Season Teams and Details

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Try-Outs

2017-2018

March 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Northford Ice Pavilion

 

Specific Dates and Times Provided Soon:

Try-Out Fee @ $150 Includes Try-Out Jersey

Head Coaches Announced Soon

 

Yale Youth Hockey plans to offer the following teams. We are utilizing the new USA Hockey Age Based Level Team Names.

 

Learn to Skate - Play Hockey (No Try-Out): Director - Shaun Hannah

8-U A (CHC): Head Coach - Shaun Hannah

8-U B (CHC): Head Coach -  TBD

8-U / 10-U House (No Try-Out): Director - Shaun Hannah 

 

10-U AA/AAA Major 2007 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Dave Sagnella

10-U AA/AAA Minor 2008 (CHC Tier 2 “Pending Approval” / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games): Head Coach – Phil Wright

10-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach – TBD

10-U B (CHC Tier 4): Head Coach – TBD

 

12-U AA/AAA Major 2005 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Brian Lugo

12-U AA/AAA Minor 2006 (CHC Tier 2 “Pending Approval” / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Brian Moriarty

12-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach - TBD

12-U A1 (CHC Tier 4): Head Coach – TBD

12-U / 14-U (Non-Checking League - Pending Player Interest)

 

14-U AA/AAA Major 2003 (CHC Tier 2 / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments and Showcases) Head Coach – Announcement Soon

14-U AA/AAA Minor 2004 (CHC Tier 2 “Pending Approval” / Independent Tier 1 AAA Games / Tier 1 AAA Tournaments): Head Coach – Announcement Soon

14-U A (CHC Tier 3): Head Coach – Josh Barbato

14-U B (Tier 4): Head Coach – TBD

14-U / 12-U (Non-Checking League - Pending Player Interest)

 

14-U Girls (CHC Tier 2): Head Coach – Stephanie Mock

19-U Girls (CGHL): Head Coach – John Sather

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Yale Midget Hockey

Try-Outs

2017-2018

Specific Dates and Times Announced Soon

Bennett Rink – West Haven

 

Midget 15     Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 16-U Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 18-U Tier 1 National Split Season 

Midget 18-U Tier 1 Tournament Split Season

 

Midget 16-U Tier 2 National Split Season

Midget 18-U Tier 2 National Split Season

Yale Youth Hockey is pleased to announce Midget Tier 2 in collaboration with West Haven Youth Hockey

 

Director - Coach: Steve Novodor -   / 203-223-8266

Director - Coach: Jon Bellonio -    / 203-623-6529

 

Contact Midget Coaches Directly or Charles Andriole with Questions: / 203-430-0486 

 

2017-2018 Season Introduction – Ryan Hardy  - Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 01/31/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 2017-2018 Season Introduction

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2017-2018 Season Introduction

 

Dear Yale Youth Hockey Member Families and Prospective Member Families:

Over the past five years, Yale Youth Hockey Association has striven to become the premier youth hockey program in Connecticut.  In that time, we have accomplished many wonderful things on and off the ice, highlighted perhaps by our selection as a USA Hockey Model Association. This is a distinction that we are very proud of and one we look to honor with continued progressive thinking and innovation in player development.  We are proud of what we have accomplished thus far, but also feel that we have not even scratched the surface of our potential.

Five years ago, our mission was simple.  We were looking to provide our players and families with a strong, community-focused culture while catering to three types of players: the recreational player, the intermediate player, and the advanced player.  While we feel that we have grown significantly in all three of these phases, we are most excited for what’s to come in 2017-2018.  While this is not a complete list, we want to introduce you to some of our most exciting initiatives.

A Paradigm-Shift in Coaching Philosophy

We are very pleased with the development of our players and coaches over the past five years.  That said, we are always looking to improve.  In 2017-2018, we will shift to an even more individual-focused player development structure, where each player will be consistently evaluated and given performance-based, tangible goals throughout the season.  We want every player to continue to polish their strengths, and more importantly, understand and correct their deficiencies. We want every player to become best hockey player and person they can be.

We feel that if we highlight a player’s strengths and deficiencies (on and off the ice) several times throughout each season during the six-year window from 10-U (Squirt) through 14-U (Bantam), we can make far more significant progress in each player’s development than in the traditional coaching structure.

This will be implemented for every team throughout the program regardless of whether a player is on the advanced track, the intermediate track, or the recreational track.

While we will continue our focus on skill development, we will also place significant emphasis and detail on cultivating “Hockey Sense” and “Competitiveness/Mental Toughness” in every player.  These two attributes are the most important areas of focus in developing Elite Hockey Players.

AA/AAA Major/Minor (Birth Year Specific) Teams 9-U to 14-U

There is a misnomer in our hockey culture, that competition drives development at the younger levels.  Many “hockey salesmen” will lead you to believe that you are holding your child back if they do not play on the highest level team at the earliest possible age.  We believe for most youth players, excessively challenging competition at the younger levels is detrimental to a player’s long-term development. Our objective is to provide an appropriate competitive environment for all players. We will continue to create and provide a competitive and challenging environment while limiting unnecessary travel time, costs and stress on our families.  We feel that our AA/AAA Major/Minor structure will allow us to accomplish our goals, while containing the travel and costs associated with many of the self-proclaimed Tier 1 programs.

While we will continue to offer teams in the traditional structure (A, A1, B, etc.,), we will also offer AA/AA Major/Minor teams 10-U (Squirt) through 14-U (Bantam): 9-U Minor 2008 (Squirt), 10-U Major 2007 (Squirt), 11-U Minor 2006 (Pee Wee), 12-U Major 2005 (Pee Wee), 13-U Minor 2004 (Bantam) and 14-U Major 2003 (Bantam).

This structure allows us:

  1. To establish a more refined age-specific training/development structure for our players from 9 years old through 14 years old.
  2. To create an environment which allows more players to participate on the “advanced player” track within Yale Youth Hockey Association.
  3. To provide our players with the highest level of training and competition while continuing our mission to reduce unnecessary travel, travel expenses and costs associated with the Tier 1 programs prevalent in the Northeast.

Yale Youth Hockey Association Player Development Initiative and Team

While Yale Youth Hockey Association will continue to offer Skating/Skills and Drills with Shaun Hannah exclusively for players in the traditional A, A1, B structure, we will also introduce the Yale Youth Hockey Player Development team to players in our 9-U – 14-U AA/AAA Major/Minor structure.  The Player Development team will be Directed and Instructed weekly by Steve Novodor and Jon Bellonio, with assistance from the Head and Assistant coaches of all 3 AA/AAA levels.

The Player Development team will develop a 3-Phase Progression Model which will provide appropriate enhanced and specialized skill development for our AA/AAA players. This will allow us to provide individual player specific development.

Every Yale Youth Hockey player will have the opportunity to work with either Shaun Hannah, Steve Novodor, or Jon Bellonio (NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, Junior Hockey and/or Prep School Coaches) on a weekly basis.

Non-Checking Bantam/Pee Wee League

Yale Youth Hockey Association also hopes to create (Pending Number of Participants) a Non-Checking league where intermediate and recreational players can continue their love of the game of hockey.

Try-Out is not required, however players who do Try-Out for Pee Wee and Bantam who are best served in this league will be directed to it by evaluators. Players who are interested should Register when Try-Out Registration opens.

Thank you for your continued support of Yale Youth Hockey Association.  We look forward to a successful conclusion to the 2016-2017 Season and the exciting times ahead in 2017-2018 and beyond.

All the best,

Ryan Hardy


by posted 01/31/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 14-U Girls - 2017-2018 Season

Yale Youth Hockey Association

14-U Girls

2017-2018 Season

 

Yale Youth Hockey will roster a 14-U Girls team to play in the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) for the upcoming 2017-2018 Season.

Our 14-U Girls Head Coach will be Stephanie Mock, former Yale University Women’s Hockey player. Stephanie was the leading scorer at the USA Hockey 2006 Nationals and was the MVP for Team Florida. She was a five-time Captain for Mid-Fairfield. Stephanie was invited and attended USA Hockey Development Camps at 14, 15, 16 and 17. She was a member of the USA Hockey 18-U Summer Games National Team in 2009.

Sarah Fraser will assist as an Associate Coach. Sarah is a former Dartmouth College Women’s Hockey player where she was an All-American and Finalist for the 1998 Patty Kazmaier Award which annually honors our nation’s top woman collegiate hockey player. She was also awarded the 1998 ECAC Sarah Devens Award , presented to the women’s hockey player who best combines sportsmanship, leadership and commitment, on and off the ice. Following Dartmouth, Sarah played for the 1999 United States National Team that won the Silver Medal at the IIHF World Championship. She currently serves as member of the USA Hockey Board of Directors and Chair of the NCAA Woman’s Ice Hockey Committee. Sarah is also a member of the Yale Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors. 

 

Contact Charles Andriole - CharlesAndriole@charlesandriole.com with indications of interest and questions.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 01/29/2017
Yale Youth Hockey 14-U Girls - 2017-2018 Season

Yale Youth Hockey Association

14-U Girls

2017-2018 Season

 

Yale Youth Hockey will roster a 14-U Girls team to play in the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) for the upcoming 2017-2018 Season.

Our 14-U Girls Head Coach will be Stephanie Mock, former Yale University Women’s Hockey player. Stephanie was the leading scorer at the USA Hockey 2006 Nationals and was the MVP for Team Florida. She was a five-time Captain for Mid-Fairfield. Stephanie was invited and attended USA Hockey Development Camps at 14, 15, 16 and 17. She was a member of the USA Hockey 18-U Summer Games National Team in 2009.

Sarah Fraser will assist as an Associate Coach. Sarah is a former Dartmouth College Women’s Hockey player where she was an All-American and Finalist for the 1998 Patty Kazmaier Award which annually honors our nation’s top woman collegiate hockey player. She was also awarded the 1998 ECAC Sarah Devens Award , presented to the women’s hockey player who best combines sportsmanship, leadership and commitment, on and off the ice. Following Dartmouth, Sarah played for the 1999 United States National Team that won the Silver Medal at the IIHF World Championship. She currently serves as member of the USA Hockey Board of Directors and Chair of the NCAA Woman’s Ice Hockey Committee. Sarah is also a member of the Yale Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors. 

 

Contact Charles Andriole - CharlesAndriole@charlesandriole.com with indications of interest and questions.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 01/29/2017
2017-2018 Try-Out Dates Announced

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Try-Outs

2017-2018

March 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Northford Ice Pavilion

 

Specific Dates and Times Provided Soon:

Try-Out Fee @ $150 Includes Try-Out Jersey

Head Coaches Announced Soon


by posted 01/24/2017
Yale Bantam 2003 Kennedy Memorial (JWK) 2017 Champions

Yale Bantam 2003

Kennedy Memorial Tournament "JWK" 2017

2003 Elite Division

Champions

 

Congratulations to our Yale Bantam 2003 team - Kennedy Memorial Tournament "JWK" 2017 2003 Elite Division Champions. Yale played this weekend in the Greater Providence area. Our Yale Bantam 2003s defeated the Connecticut Junior Rangers 2003 in the Quarter-Finals, the New Jersey Devils 2003 Futures in the Semi-Finals in the 3rd OT. We won the Championship Vs the Minuteman Flames 3-2 in OT.

 

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 01/17/2017
Only 12 Days Left...Sign up for the Toy Drive Today!

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3rd Annual Yale Youth Hockey/Lincoln-Bassett Community School

Holiday Partnership

 

A rewarding opportunity to build community and give during the holiday season!

 

What? Collect toys for 379 Children…

The Yale Youth Hockey Organization will once again “adopt” an entire New Haven School this holiday season.  For two years running now, our organization has succeeded in giving a $15 - $20 gift to every single child at the Lincoln-Bassett Community School.  Our goal is simple: to do it again!

 

Why Lincoln-Bassett Community School?

Every child at the Lincoln-Bassett Community School qualifies for free breakfast and lunch, and 100% of its population is at or below the poverty level. In recent years, it has been deemed a “failing school.” Since being given that label, the faculty and staff have been working hard to “do what it takes” to turn the school around, and one of those things is building community. It’s also right in our neighborhood – about 1 ½ miles from Ingalls Rink.  Our very own YYHA parent, Randi Petersen, is a reading interventionist at Lincoln-Bassett, and two years ago, what started out as two parents dreaming about the possibility of one team sponsoring one child or, at most, one team sponsoring one class, grew into a much larger, much more ambitious undertaking.  With the enthusiasm and generosity that characterize Yale Youth Hockey, YYHA –for two years running - has given a gift to every single child in the school. Let’s do it again!

 

We need your help; please consider purchasing gifts for 2 children…

Participation is voluntary, but we are hoping each family will sponsor two children.  We have approximately 200 families in YYHA, and there are 379 children to sponsor. If your children choose to sponsor one, that’s great; if you can sponsor two or more, that’s great, too. You can choose to give a gift to a boy or a girl, and you can choose the grade of the child/children you decide to sponsor. Sign-up links can be found at the bottom of this email. Read on for details…

 

The Gift…

1.      $15- $20 Value:  In order to ensure that all kids receive something comparable, we are asking that the value of the gifts be in the $15- $20 range.  Children in 3rd grade or below should receive an actual gift (toy, game, etc.) but you may choose to give children who are in 4th grade or above a gift certificate from a store in the Hamden Plaza area or in downtown New Haven.  Please note that transportation is an issue for many, so make sure the stores are easily accessible. 

2.      Wrap and label your gifts (1st grade boy, preschool girl, etc.) please.

3.      Monetary donations are also most welcome. Volunteers from various teams will be purchasing gifts for any children not selected by the end of the gift collection period. You may give monetary donations to toy drive coordinators, Amy Macey (Pee Wee A parent), or Randi Petersen (Pee Wee A1 parent) or at toy drop-off dates.   

4.      Winter hats and gloves, and socks are also always needed, so feel free to add those to the gift or donate these in bulk.

 

Time Frame and Delivery of Gift…

December 5th or December 12th at Skills and Drills.  We are asking each team manager to coordinate the collection of wrapped and labeled (2nd grade boy, etc.) gifts and/or monetary donations.  Individual parents, team managers or their designees should deliver the gifts to Ingalls Rink either on on Monday, 12/5 or Monday, 12/12, during Skills and Drills from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Toy Drive Coordinators, Randi Petersen and Amy Macey, along with other volunteers, will be in the front collecting them.  We’d love hockey players to help, so if you or they would like to volunteer, just contact Amy at or Randi at rmp0810@yahoo.com.

 

How to Sign-up to Sponsor a Child…

Simply click on any of the links below; click on the “sign up” button; type your name next to the children you’d like to sponsor.  There are many more children in need of sponsors than there are hockey families (379 Lincoln-Bassett children and approximately 200 YYHA families), so consider sponsoring at least two children, but feel free to sponsor as many as you’d like.

 

To sign up:  Click on the following link and then click on the specific class pages and sign up: https://amymacey.bringit.bz/dashboard/97ebc4

           

Questions?  Contact Amy Macey at  or Randi Petersen at  .

 

We hope you will do whatever you can to make this 3rd Annual YYHA/Lincoln-Bassett School Partnership a success. Any donation – no matter how large or small, monetary or otherwise -- will help tremendously.  

 

And from the students and staff at the Lincoln-Bassett Community School, a heartfelt thank you for making the holiday season just a bit brighter for each one of these children!

 

 

Mike Henrici

YYHA Director of Hockey Operations

 


by posted 11/22/2016
Connecticut Hockey Foundation Annual Game

Please Click the Link Below:

 

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/1747/YYHA - Connecticut Hockey Foundation Invitation 2016.docx


by posted 11/19/2016
LiveBarn

All

 

LiveBarn: www.livebarn.com is great service which provides Live Game Video of Games and Practices on a specific rink basis and OnDemand basis for Games. LiveBarn has been installed in many rinks in Connecticut and Massachussetts and Rhode Island.

 

I have attached a link to a YouTube Video for your review.

https://youtu.be/ejIbj1lKi78

Sign up using Promo Code 39e4-d78f to watch games and practices Live & On Demand, share clips on social media/email and submit highlights to be considered for Plays of the Week.  LiveBarn offers a free trial, and you can cancel at any time.

 

Charles Andriole


by posted 11/10/2016
Yale Squirt A Wallingford Columbus Fall Classic Champions

Yale Squirt A

Wallingford Columbus Fall Classic 2016

Champions

 

Congratulations to our Yale Squirt A - Wallingford Columbus Fall Classic 2016 Champions. Our Squirt A team won all 5 games including a 5-4 double overtime over the host team, Wallingford Hawks.

 

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/1747/YYHA Squirt A Wallingford Champions 2016.jpg

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 10/13/2016
Yale Youth Hockey Association - Ingalls Rink

Dear Yale Youth Hockey Family:

 

As you know, Yale Youth Hockey has use of Ingall's rink at the pleasure of Yale University. In return, we are ALL responsible for ensuring that our children stay safe and take care of this treasured resource.  Please review these rules with your children and help us enforce them:  

 

1.  The Yale Press Boxes are Off-Limits to ALL.  

 

2.  Please keep the rink clean -- pick up your trash.  

 

3.  Absolutely no stick play with balls or pucks in the hallways, stands or in the hallways leading to the locker rooms.

 

4. Children must be supervised at all times by parents or guardians.

 

5. All teams and coaches must dress in the locker rooms. Dressing in the hallways and common areas under the rink is prohibited.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association 

 

 


by posted 09/30/2016
Skills Sessions - Skaters and Goalies
Yale Youth Hockey Association
Skills Sessions
 
Monday, September 12th (First Session)
Skaters @ Ingalls and Goalies @ H3
 
Skaters:
Mite (All) - 6:00PM-7:00PM
Squirt (All) - 7:10PM-8:10PM 
Pee Wee 2004 AA / Bantam 2003 AA / Bantam 2002 AAA / Midget 15-U - 8:20PM-9:20PM (Week 1 Alternating Every Other Week)
Pee Wee A/A1/B / Bantam A/A1 / Girls (Week 2 Alternating Every Other Week)  
Ingalls Rink
Goalies:
Mite (All) / Squirt (All) - 7:20PM-8:20PM 
Pee Wee (All) / Bantam (All) / Girls - 8:30PM-9:30PM 
H3 / Hamden Hockey House
 
This season we have scheduled Skaters and Goalies on the same night so both Skaters and Goalies can more easily dedicate one night per week to their own their individual skills. Attendance at these sessions is highly encouraged. This is where the difference in skill development progression will be fostered.

Skaters
Skills Sessions "Power Skating" for Skaters, under the direction of Shaun Hanna are an important component of the Yale Youth Hockey culture and program, therefore there is no additional cost. 
 
Goalies
Skills Sessions "Skills and Drills" for Goalies, under the direction of Jared Waimon-Pro Crease are an important component of the Yale Youth Hockey culture and program, therefore there is no additional cost. Jared will be assisted by various other goalie coaches and current college goalies. These sessions are about building habits, learning how to analyze a play and finally technique. This last component is where these coaches can drive the optimal process, the skills that really matter, tracking, depth, skating, competing.  

Yale Youth Hockey Association

by posted 09/12/2016
Yale U-16 Midgets Advance to Semi-Finals Tier 1 Nationals

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Yale Midget Hockey

Yale U-16 Midgets Advance to National Tier 1 Semi-Finals

 

Congratulations to our Yale U-16 Midget team which advanced to the National Tier 1 Semi-Finals in San Jose, CA this morning, beating Little Ceasar's 2-1 in Overtime. Yale plays Victory Honda in the Semi-Finals tonight at 8:00PM EST 

You can watch the game via computer or smart phone at www.FastHockey.com 

Good Luck "Boys"

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 04/03/2016
Yale U-16 Midgets Advance to Quarter Finals Tier 1 Nationals

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Yale Midget Hockey

Yale U-16 Midgets Advance to National Tier 1 Quarter Finals

 

Congratulations to our Yale U-16 Midget team which advanced to the National Tier 1 Quarter Finals in San Jose, CA today. Our U-16 finished first in their Group and play Little Ceasar's tomorrow at 1:00PM EST.

You can watch the game via computer or smart phone at www.FastHockey.com 

Good Luck "Boys"

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 

 

 


by posted 04/02/2016
YYH is raffling off a brand new BMW!

  Buy a $100 Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win a 2015 BMW i3 Lease*

  100% of the Proceeds to Yale Youth Hockey!     

  Tickets on sale:
 
YYH Commitment Signing
Northford Ice Pavillion
Monday, March 21
6:00  - 8:00 pm
 
YYH Hockey Banquet
Thursday, April 7th
 
Now is your chance to win a 2-year lease on a brand new, All-Electric BMW i3!  At $100 per ticket with only 500 tickets for sale, the odds may be in your favor!  Drawing will be held at the YYH banquet.  See attached flyer for details.  Special thanks to BMW of Tenafly, BMW of Greenwich & BMW of Mamaroneck for the vehicle donation!  For more info, contact Robert Zyskowski (bobbyz15@yahoo.com)
 
Good luck and GO BULLDOGS! 

by posted 03/16/2016
Just Added - YYH U12 Girls Team Tryout Dates


by posted 03/14/2016
Yale Youth Hockey 2016-2017 Season Orientation and Details

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2016-2017

Season Orientation and Details

 

Click Here


by posted 03/11/2016
Yale Mite A - 2016 CHC Patrick Division Champions

Yale Mite A

2016

CHC Patrick Division Champions

 

Our Yale Mite A won 2016 CHC Patrick Division Championship with a 6-2 win over West Hartford in the Championship game today. Our Mites completed the tournament with 3 wins and 1 tie.

Congratulations to our Yale Mite A players and coaches.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 02/21/2016
Coach Brian Lugo Joins Yale Youth Hockey

Coach Brian Lugo Joins Yale Youth Hockey

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Coach Brian Lugo will join Yale Youth Hockey as a Coach of our 2016-2017 Pee Wee AA. Brian fits uniquely into our future youth hockey development and coaching development model. He will begin immediately following the current 2015-2016 season in April.

 

This is a great opportunity for Coach Lugo to integrate, contribute and flourish in our collaborative coaching environment. Brian will be strategically and actively involved in our Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels.

Yale Youth Hockey Association welcomes Coach Lugo.

Biography

 

Coach Brian Lugo has been coaching ice hockey at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 level for over 15 years. He has coached from the Mikes through Juniors. He is USA Hockey Certified at every age level. Coach Lugo specializes in creating great skill, systems, and the mental toughness to compete at high levels. With great work ethic has come great success. This culminated with a national championship at the Midget level in 2013. Coach Brian also coached high school hockey for three years before moving to Connecticut. Winning state championships two out of the three years.  He has also worked with many players that have gone on to play at higher levels including USHL, BCHL and Division 1 and Division 3 College. Coach Brian enjoys watching players develop to their fullest potential. Players will be challenged to reach their full potential.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/17/2016
Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

Andriole forces a weak shot leading to a breakout.

Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Quebec

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

 

Charle and Rory Andriole and Connor Smith are in Quebec City playing for Team Doritos Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Quebec / Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.

Last night we played an exhibition game vs the number 1 Girls Pee Wee team in Quebec, coached by several three time Canadian Women's Olympic players. The game was all over the Quebec Province TV and Print News. This is a great picture in the local press.

Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 


by posted 02/12/2016
Yale Youth Hockey - Carl Marottolo Award 2015-2016

All:

The Yale Youth Hockey Association Congratulates Daniel FarricielliEthan Labagnara, Jack Marottolo, Michael McKeon,  Tyler Miller and Matthew Ursini the 2015-2016 recipients of the prestigious Carl Marottolo Award.  The Marottolo Award recipients best exemplify the spirit of Carl Marottolo through their enthusiasm, love of the sport of hockey and of course their dedication to the Yale Youth Hockey Association.

Please join Dan, Ethan, Jack, Mike, Ty and Matt on Friday, February 19th at Ingalls Rink during the Yale Vs Saint Lawrence Men's game to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. The presentation will be made at center ice during the 1st intermission of the game.
 
Charles Andriole
President
Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/06/2016
Yale Youth Hockey - 2016-2017 Try-Out Dates

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Try-Outs

2016-2017

March 8 - March 20

Northford Ice Pavilion

 

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Yale Midget Hockey

Try-Outs

2016-2017

April

Northford Ice Pavilion

 

For Details Click Here


by posted 02/05/2016
Yale Midget Hockey News

Yale Midget U-16

New England Region Champions

2015-2016

 

Yale Midget U-18

New England Region Finalists

2015-2016

 

Congratulations to our Yale Midget U-16 who won the New England Region Championship this past weekend and will compete in the Nationals, March 31-April 4 in San Jose.

Congratulations to our Yale Midget U-18 who advanced to the Championship Game, losing to Mid-Fairfield.

This is a wonderful accomplishment for all.

Yale Midget U-16

 

 


by posted 11/20/2015
Yale Midget Hockey News

Yale Midget U-18

Jack Hoey Commits to Colgate

November, 2015

 

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 11/19/2015
Yale Midget Hockey News

Yale Midget U-16

Christian LeSeuer Commits to Dartmouth

November, 2015

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 11/10/2015
Try Hockey For Free event!

Hello YYHA Community.

 

As many already know Yale Youth Hockey is hosting a Try Hockey for Free event on November 7th.  I am sending out this note to ask everyone for three things!

Here is a link to the event BTW: http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com

 

  1. Please help to spread the word about this event to friends and families who might be interested in getting involved in the great game of hockey.
    1. If anyone knows who to talk with in their local school system I would greatly appreciate the intro so that we can get an email / flyer sent out to parents of children aged 10 and under.

 

  1. We need skates badly! These can be donations that we use every year or these can be skates on loan for the event and I can get them back to you. Please check to see if you have any skates that may be too small for your child at this time and that you can donate. We will gladly take them off your hands.

 

  1. We need volunteer’s for this event to be a success. If you are willing to help on Saturday the 7th. We would love to have you.

 

 

The best way for anyone to get back to me on skate donations or for more information is via email:   or call my cell: 203.623.6286

 

 

Please let me know if you have any question.

 

Jess Kane


by posted 10/05/2015
First Annual Yale Midget Invitational Jamboree

First Annual

Yale Midget Invitational Jamboree

2015

Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4

Yale University - Ingalls Rink

and

Wesleyan University

 

The Yale Youth Hockey Association is pleased to host the First Annual Yale Midget Invitational Jamboree this weekend. This is an opportunity to see the best U-16 and U-18 players and teams in the country play and compete. Our Jamboree will begin Saturday at 2:00PM and Sunday at 8:00AM. The Jamboree with feature an iconic group of elite teams including Yale U-16 National, Yale U-18 National, Yale U-18 American, Mid-Fairfield, Selects American (South Kent School), Selects Academy (South Kent School), Connecticut Junior Rangers, Neoponset Valley River Rats (Massachusetts), Springfield Rifles (Massachusetts), Northern Cyclones (New Hampshire), New Jersey Avalanche and New Hampshire Avalanche.

Yale Youth Hockey is honored to host such an elite group of players and teams. Thank you to Coach Steve Novodor and Coach Jon Bellonio for organizing our Jamboree and Good Luck to all players and teams.

Yale Youth Hockey Players and Parents, this is an opportunity to see the best of the best U-16s and U-18s play hockey. Many of our players aspire to play elite hockey. This is an opportunity to see elite hockey, hosted by us, at Ingalls Rink and Wesleyan. Please make an effort to join us this weekend.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Schedule Click Here

 

 


by posted 10/01/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - USA Hockey Model Association

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Designated

USA Hockey Model Association

 

Yale Youth Hockey has been designated a USA Hockey Model Association, one of twenty in the country. This is a great honor and a testament to our dedication to the development philosophy of our children/players as athletes and individuals.

To read the recent press release and learn more Click Here 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 09/29/2015
Yale Midget U-16 - Champions Boston Junior Bruins Shootout

Yale Midget U-16 National

Champions

Boston Junior Bruins Shootout

 

Congratulations to our Yale Midget U-16 National team, Champions Boston Junior Bruins Shootout. Our team traveled to Massachusetts this past weekend to compete against many of the top U-16 teams in our country, returning home Champions. This is a wonderful accomplishment for our Coaches Steve Novodor and Jon Bellonio, players and the Yale Youth Hockey Association.

Yale Youth Hockey Association  


by posted 09/29/2015
Try Hockey for Free Day

Try Hockey For Free Day, Presented by KraftHeinz
November 7, 2015


The Yale Youth Hockey Association will host a Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, November 7 - 11:00AM-1:00PM at Ingalls Rink 

The Try Hockey for Free Event is a joint-effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, and is designed to provide local associations a national platform to introduce new kids to youth hockey. During the national Try Hockey For Free Days last season, close to 25,000 kids between the ages of 4-9, tried youth hockey for the first time.

We need volunteers and equipment these children can borrow for the event. Please help us introduce hockey to local children. 

We need old/outgrown skates, helmets, elbow pads, shin pads, shoulder pads, sticks, etc. Jess Kane will handle the collection, however we need to start now. Start looking around your home for this equipment and get it to the rink and Jess Kane.

We need 20 Volunteers for the 1-2 Hours Event

We need help marketing this...Getting the word out...Please help

Contact Jess Kane ASAP  Kane.JK@gmail.com

Yale Youth Hockey Association Board Member and Director - Grow the Game - Jess Kane - Kane.JK@gmail.com  is the Chairman of this event. Please contact Jess.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 09/19/2015
Yale Midget Hockey News

Yale Midget U-16

Jack DeBoer Commits to Boston University

September, 2015

 

 

Yale Midget U-16

Tyce Thompson Commits to Providence 

September, 2015

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 09/04/2015
Try Hockey for Free Day

Try Hockey For Free Day, Presented by KraftHeinz
November 7, 2015


The Yale Youth Hockey Association will host a Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, November 7 - 11:00AM-1:00PM at Ingalls Rink 

The Try Hockey for Free Event is a joint-effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, and is designed to provide local associations a national platform to introduce new kids to youth hockey. During the national Try Hockey For Free Days last season, close to 25,000 kids between the ages of 4-9, tried youth hockey for the first time.

We need volunteers and equipment these children can borrow for the event. Please help us introduce hockey to local children. 

Yale Youth Hockey Association Board Member and Director - Grow the Game Jess Kane Kane.JK@gmail.com  is the Chairman of this event. Please contact Jess.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 09/04/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Goalie Specific Skills Sessions

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Goalie Specific Skills Training

Pro Crease

 

Jared Waimon's Pro Crease will again conduct our Goalie Specific Skills Training for 22 Weeks on Monday's at H3. Mite/Squirt 7:20PM-8:20PM and Pee Wee/Bantam 8:30PM-9:30PM.

Sessions begin Monday, September 14th 

Alex Westlund will be working with Pro Crease this season and he will be running 75% of our sessions. Alex is a former All American at Yale University from 1995-1999 and then went on to a 15 year Professional career. He recently retired and will be the Goalie Coach one week per month for the Augsburg Panthers in the premiere league in Germany. The other weeks he will be here at Yale Youth Hockey. The Pro Crease staff will conduct our sessions the one week a month he is not available. This is great news for Yale Youth Hockey. 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 08/11/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Skaters Skills Sessions

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Skaters Powerskating and Skills Training

Shaun Hannah

 

Shaun Hannah will again conduct our  Skaters Powerskating and Skills Training for 22 Weeks on Monday's at Ingalls Rink. Mite/Squirt 7:20PM-8:20PM and Pee Wee/Bantam 8:30PM-9:30PM.

Sessions begin Monday, September 14th

​Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 08/11/2015
Coaches Steve Novodor and Jon Bellonio Join Yale Youth Hockey

Coach Steve Novodor and Coach Jon Bellonio Join Yale Youth Hockey

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Coach Steve Novodor and Coach Jon Bellonio will join Yale Youth Hockey as Coaches of our 2015-2016 Midget teams. Steve and Jon fit uniquely into our future youth hockey development and coaching development model. They will begin immediately following the current 2014-2015 season in April.

This is a great opportunity for Coach Novodor and Coach Bellonio to integrate, contribute and flourish in our collaborative coaching environment. Steve and Jon will be strategically and actively involved in our Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels.

Yale Youth Hockey Association welcomes Coach Novodor and Coach Bellonio.

Biographies

Steve Novodor begins his first season at Yale Youth Hockey in 2015-2016, serving as Head Coach of both the U-16 Tier 1 Split Season team and the 2002 Bantam AA team.  Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Coach Novodor spent numerous seasons in the Junior Bobcats/Wolf Pack organization, coaching at the Pee-Wee, Bantam, and Midget levels.  In 2013, Coach Novodor led his team to the USA Hockey U16 National Championship game, falling just short against the Chicago Mission.

“Steve Novodor is one of the premier youth hockey coaches in the country,” said Yale Youth Hockey Director, Ryan Hardy.  “His knowledge, integrity, and passion for developing players will be invaluable in elevating the Yale Youth Hockey experience for all of our membership.

In addition to his work at the youth hockey level, Coach Novodor also spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Loomis Chafee Prep School, helping build the Pelicans into the powerhouse that they currently are.   He also currently serves as a scout for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, the only Tier 1 Junior Hockey League in the United States.

Jon Bellonio begins his first season at Yale Youth Hockey in 2015-2016, serving as Head Coach of both the U-18 Tier 1 Split Season team and the 2003 Pee-Wee AA team.  Coach Bellonio comes to the Bulldogs with extensive experience throughout prep, junior, and college hockey.  From 2011-2014, Bellonio spent three years as an assistant coach at Wesleyan College.  Prior to joining the Cardinals, Coach Bellonio spent time in the United States Hockey League as a coach for the Lincoln Stars.  He also coached in the EJHL with the Philadelphia Revolution and began his career as an Assistant Coach at South Kent Prep School.

“When Jon Bellonio approached me about joining Yale Youth Hockey, I knew it would be an instant home run,” remarked Yale Youth Hockey Director, Ryan Hardy.  “He has a exceptional of experience at so many levels and will do a remarkable job connecting with, developing, and motivating our players to help them reach their full potential on and off the ice.”

In addition to coaching at Yale Youth Hockey next year, Bellonio will also continue to serve as a scout for the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL, the only Tier 1 Junior Hockey League in the United States.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 


by posted 02/06/2015
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