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Yale Youth Hockey Uniform Fittings and Details

Yale Youth Hockey 

Important

Uniform Fittings and Details

Dates: Tuesday, May 31 - June 3rd

Hamden Sports Center

2858 Whitney Avenue (Red Barn)

Hamden, CT

 

Click Here

This applies to all players new to Yale Youth Hockey for 2016-2017, as well as current players who have worn out or grown out of their current uniforms.

This does not apply to Midget teams.

This does not apply to Mite House or Learn to Skate-Play Hockey

Important: Yale Youth Hockey Uniform Code Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 06/01/2016
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
Open Skate for Chloe Mason-Mann

Please come out and support one of our Yale Youth Hockey families

Open Skate for Chloe Mason-Mann


Chloe is a 7-year old child with Down syndrome from Guilford fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She is currently undergoing chemotherapy & will be getting treatment for the next 2-3 years. This benefit is to ease the financial burden for her family.

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, 71 Hudson Street, East Haven 

TICKETS: $10.00 per Skater/ $25.00 per Family (Available at Door)

50/50 Raffle Raffles Food/Drinks/Snacks Skate Rental


Please contact Suzanne at 203-376-6156 or suzmcdmcd@gmail.com for advance ticket sales or to donate raffle or food items.
 

The Mason-Mann family has a long history with Yale Youth Hockey Association.  Chloe's brother Xander played his entire youth career with Yale Youth Hockey until he joined Guilford High School’s team this year.  Throughout his career with Yale, his dad, Stacey, was the team manager for each team that Xander played. They are a very hockey oriented family, with mom Amy, Nana Penny and sisters Sadie and Chloe cheering from the sidelines.  Their roots with YYHA go so far back that, Amy’s brothers, Phil and Sam Bowlby, both played for Yale Youth Hockey.
 
Their family was hit with devastating news on 1/27/2016.  Their seven year old, Chloe, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). To complicate matters, Chloe also has Down syndrome.  She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and will be in treatment for 2-3 years, which is hard on not only Chloe, but her entire family from both an emotional and financial standpoint.  This fundraiser is to offset some of the family’s immediate financial needs and to let them know how much support they have from all of their communities, but especially the hockey families.  


by posted 03/07/2016
Congratulations Yale Squirt B

Squirt B team finished 2nd place this past weekend in Vermont

Congratulations to the Yale Squirt B Jr. Bulldogs on their runner-up finish in the Bear Tournament, in Woodstock, Vermont this weekend. They fought hard in a thrilling 0-2 Championship Game against a South Shore team who won their first 3 games by a total of 25-2.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 02/29/2016
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
Yale Youth Hockey - Try-Out Dates and Details

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Try-Out Date and Details

2016-2017

 

Yale Youth Hockey Try-Out Dates and Details have been posted. For specific information Click Here

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/19/2016
Pee Wee A Wins Jay Peak Tournament

Congratulations to the coaches and players of Yale's Pee Wee A team, winners of the Green Avalanche tournament last weekend at Jay Peak, VT.  The team entered the final game undefeated, winning the championship 2-1 against the Stittsville (Ontario) Jr. Rams. 


by posted 02/18/2016
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 Pee Wee B Wins Bronze at Lake Placid

Yale Pee Wee B Wins Bronze at Lake Placid

 Yale Pee Wee B completed a successful tournament in Lake Placid on January 31, 2016, with an exciting overtime victory to win the bronze medal. Congratulations to the team and their coaches.  


by posted 02/04/2016
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
Save the Date - Skate for Joe Barber

Holiday Skate for Joe Barber

December 23, 2015

Yale University Ingalls Rink

 

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

 

--Dr. Seuss

 

We all remember this excerpt from The Grinch That Stole Christmas, and now we relive it with our kids, hoping they receive the important message that the holidays are about brightening others’ lives, realizing that we are fortunate with all that we have, and that the best and most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart. 

 

Please come help us capture the magic of the holidays to honor Joe Barber and his family.  Let’s continue our warm and generous community-embrace for our friend Joe, a Madison high school senior and former YYHA skater who is recovering from a spinal cord injury suffered in a recent accident.

 

Come join us for a FAMILY SKATE & FUN AT INGALL’S RINK!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 23rd
WHERE: Ingalls Ice Rink – Yale University (73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT)
TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 pm

DETAILS: $10 per skater, $25 per Family (Maximum paid) – ALL Proceeds to the Barber family.

*HELMETS REQUIRED. There is no skate rental at Ingalls. Skaters must provide their own skates and helmets.

 

Other Details:

  • Raffles & Silent Auction
  • Concessions:  Pizza, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Baked Goods
  • Music Provided by: ROGER CHASSE
  • Special Guests: SURPRISE
  • On Ice Support: Shaun Hannah & Crew (for games)

 

ACTION TO TAKE:

  • Please SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, DEC 23rd
  • Please contact Christi Burton: if you have any Silent Auctions/Raffle items you can donate or to help solicit items
  • Please email Lydia Keller to reserve your space:
  • Please contact Carolyn Marks: if you plan to be a baker – deadline: Dec. 20th.
  • Please contact Taylor Erickson if you would like to volunteer:

 

** Special thanks to Yale University for the donated ice time and to Yale Youth Hockey for the support **

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 

 


by posted 11/02/2015
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 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
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
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
Skills Sessions Skaters and Goalies
Yale Youth Hockey Association
Skills Sessions
 
Start Tomorrow, Monday, September 14th
Skaters @ Ingalls and Goalies @ H3
 
Skaters: Mite / Squirt - 7:10PM-8:10PM @ Ingalls
Skaters: Pee Wee / Bantam / U-19 Girls - 8:20PM-9:20PM @ Ingalls
Goalies: Mite / Squirt - 7:20PM-8:20PM @ H3
Goalies: Pee Wee / Bantam / U-19 Girls - 8:30PM-9:30PM @ H3
 
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. This season, Professional Goalie Coach, Alex Westlund will be leading these sessions. He will be assisted by various other goalie coaches and current college goalies. Tomorrow night he will be assisted by Mike Garteig - Current Quinnipiac University starting goalie and Jake Meyers - Quinnipiac University senior goalie. 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 09/13/2015
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
The Barber Family "Our Thoughts and Prayers"

One of the things that makes Yale Youth Hockey so special is not what happens on the ice, but the strong sense of community among our players and their families.    At this time, one of our families is in need of our support and prayers. 

On August 13, Joe Barber, a senior at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, was seriously injured in a diving accident, which has resulted in his inability at present to move his body below the chest.  The Barbers are long-time members of the YYH family.  Joe skated with YYH and his brother JJ is currently a Pee Wee with the program.

An online fundraising campaign – Go Joe GO! - has been launched to help defray the considerable expenses associated with Joe’s care and enable his family to focus on his rehabilitation.  Please visit the Go Joe GO! page on Go Fund Me to donate directly to the Barber family.  The link is:  http://www.gofundme.com/ GOJOEGO.   A Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/gowithjoego ) has also been set up for those wishing to send Joe and his family a message of support and get updates on his progress.  

Feel free to email  for more information.

Thank you so much for your support.  

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 09/04/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - 2015-2016 Season

All:

Learn to Skate-Play Hockey, Mite House, Mite Travel, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and U-19 Girls. This season we will skate primarily at Ingalls Rink and secondarily at Northford. We will also have Hocksal practice at H3 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We have developed a substantive relationship with Northford over the past year and we have committed to lots of ice for this season. Northford is in the process of building a third rink "White" and that will be our primary rink there. The "White" rink was expected to open October 1st, however the completion date is now expected in late October. We have therefore secured ice at Wesleyan, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in September and October.

USA Hockey has designated the Yale Youth Hockey Association a USA Hockey Model Association, one of 19 Model Associations nationally. As a USA Hockey Model Association we must begin our practices and games after Labor Day. We also will not be practicing, playing games or tournaments the Friday, Saturday or Sunday of Thanksgiving week or from December 26 to January 1.

Yale Youth Hockey will not play any CHC League Games prior to October 1st,

Outside Tournaments should be scheduled after January 1 and must be approved by our Tournament Committee: tournaments@yaleyouthhockey.com

Wallingford Columbus Fall Classic (October 7-12): Many of our teams will play this tournament. This is a new tradition for Yale Youth Hockey which we began last fall and we are please to have been so well received by Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey. Mite A Jamboree, Mite B Jamboree, Squirt A, Squirt A1, Pee Wee AA, Pee Wee A, Bantam AA, Bantam A will all participate.

We are working tirelessly to get the Game Ice Allocations out this week with practices to follow. We just recently received the ice slot allocations from the rinks, and the process is complex. Thank you for your patience.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 

 


by posted 08/21/2015
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
Yale Youth Hockey - Pee Wee A New England Sectional Champions

Yale Pee Wee A

New England Tier II Sectional Champions

2015

 

Our Yale Pee Wee A won the New England Tier II Sectional Championship this weekend in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Our Pee Wee A won all 5 Games on their way to the Championship. Our Pee Wee A beat Concord, New Hampshire 10-5 on Friday...Milton, Massachusetts 17-5 and Burlington, Vermont 14-4 on Saturday...Connecticut Whalers 6-1 in the Semi-Finals on Sunday morning and Winchester, Massachusetts 6-4 Sunday afternoon in the Championship Game. Every member of the team played a vital role in the team's success in this tournament and throughout the season. Coach Brian "Ginger" Moriarty lead the team beautifully from the bench and the hotel lobby.

Our Pee Wee represented the Yale Youth Hockey Association and the Connecticut Hockey Conference with distinction.

Congratulations Yale Pee Wee A.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/29/2015
Great Video - Ray Ferraro Former NHL Player on Youth Hockey

All:

This is a great video! Ray Ferraro, Former NHL Player on Youth Hockey. Important things to think about.

Click Here

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/18/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - 2015-2016 Try-Out Registration Open

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2015-2016

Try-Out Registration "Open"

 

The Yale Youth Hockey Association 2015-2016 Try-Out Registration is now "Open". Go to www.yaleyouthhockey.com and Click Registration 2015-2016 or Click Here 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/15/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Pee Wee B CHC Adams Division Finalist

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Pee Wee B

2015 CHC Adams Division Finalist

 

Our Yale Youth Hockey Pee Wee B team played in their CHC Adams Division Tournament this past weekend in Bolton, Connecticut. Our Pee Wee B won 4 of 5 games, losing in the Championship Game 2-1.

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/13/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - 2015 Banquet

Yale Youth Hockey Association 

2015 Banquet

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5:30PM-9:20PM

Anthony's Ocean View

 

Our Hockey Banquet will be held Thursday, April 9th - 5:30PM-9:20PM at Anthony’s Ocean View, in New Haven.

Parent Managers will be selling tickets for the banquet. Please contact them for tickets.  

Coaches and Players are Complimentary/No Charge

Adult tickets are $30 and Non-Player Children are $25. 

Tickets may also be purchased at the door...However it would be much easier if you purchase them from your Parent Managers.

There will be "Raffle Prizes and a 50/50 Raffle as well as the much anticipated end of year video created by Dennis Linder and Dennis Woxland!

Looking forward to a wonderful banquet.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/11/2015
Yale U-12 Girls - 2015 CGHL Champions

Yale U-12 Girls - 2015 CGHL Champions

Yale U-12 Girls

2015 CGHL Champions

 

Our Yale U-12 Girls won the 2015 CGHL Championship this past weekend. Our Girls were 4-0-1 beating the Shoreline Sharks, Darien, the Polar Bears and drawing with Ridgefield on their way to the Championship Game.

Our Girls beat Darien 2-0 in the Championship Game.

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 03/07/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Squirt A Ocean State Classic Finalists

Yale Squirt A

Ocean State Classic AAA Tournament

Finalists

2015

Our Yale Squirt A advanced to the Championship Game of the Ocean State Classic AAA Tournament this weekend in Rhode Island. Our Squirt A Won 3 and Tied 1 in the Preliminary Round...Beat Ridgefield, CT in the Semi-Final Game...and Lost 4-3 in the Second Overtime to Haverford, PA.

Our players played with distinction, tieing the game 3-3 with 2 minutes remaining in the Third Period to move on to 2 Overtimes. Well done!

Congratulations Yale Squirt A   

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/17/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Mite A CHC Champions

Yale Mite A

CHC Mite Campbell Division Champions

2015

 

All:

Our Yale Mite A won the CHC Mite Campbell Division Championship this weekend at Northford. Our Yale Mite A beat the CT Riverhawks Mite A 2-0 in the Championship Game.

Congratulation Yale Mite A.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/17/2015
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
Cross Ice Statistical Analysis

All:

I have provided a link to an important NHL and USA Hockey video. The statistical analysis of Cross Ice Vs Full Ice at the youth hockey level.

Click:  http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/472676?referrer_id=753608 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 02/03/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Pee Wee A "Silver Stick" Finals

Yale Pee Wee A

2015 Silver Stick Finals

Port Huron, MI

 

Our Yale Pee Wee A team traveled to Port Huron, Michigan this week to compete in the Pee Wee AA Silver Stick Finals. Our Pee Wee team won 2 of 3 games in the pool play, beating Steel City Ice Renegades (Pittsburgh, PA) ranked among the top 20 MyHockey Rankings teams in the U.S. and hometown favorite Port Huron Flags (Port Huron, MI).Yale lost to Centre Wellington (Ontario, Canada) one of the top teams in Ontario.

None of the 20 teams in our tournament won all three games and we did not make it to the Quarter Finals based on Goal Quotient. Our team, a combination of 11 and 12 year olds competed against strictly 12 year old teams and performed with distinction. Yale Pee Wee A was among the top tier teams in a very competitive tournament.

This was a great accomplishment for Yale Youth Hockey and we hope to send many more teams to the Silver Stick Final in future years.

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 01/26/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - U-14 Girls Major "Champions - Jay Peak&

Yale U-14 Major Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament Champions 2015

Yale U-14 Girls Major

2015 Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament 

Champions

 

Congratulations to our Yale U-14 Major Girls - 2015 Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament Champions at Jay Peak on January 18th. Great tournament.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 01/26/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - U-12 Girls "Champions - Jay Peak"

Green Mountain Avalanche Champions 2015-

Yale U-12 Girls

2015 Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament

Champions

 

All:

Our Yale U-12 Girls - Champions for the second time this season, winning the Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament at Jay Peak, January 18th. Our Girls beat King Philip 1-0 in the Championship game.

Congratulations

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 01/26/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Pee Wee B "Win Two in a Row"

All:

Congratulations to our Yale Pee Wee B. They won two this weekend:

2-0 Vs Salisbury A

7-0 Vs Southern A1

This team has worked hard all year and it is evidenced in these two wins.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 01/26/2015
Yale U-12 Girls - Green Mountain Invitational Champions

Yale U-12 Girls

Green Mountain Invitational 2015

Champions

 

Our Yale U-12 Girls won the Green Mountain Invitational 2015 this weekend with a decisive 6-1 win in the Championship Game.

Our Yale U-14 Girls Minor advanced to the Green Mountain Invitational 2015 Championship Game this weekend, losing 3-2 in Triple Overtime.

Congratulations to our Yale Girls.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 


by posted 01/15/2015
Yale Youth Hockey - Blake Rink Rules

Coaches, Players, Parents et al:

I was contacted by Blake Rink Management. Please follow the Blake Rink Rules articulated below:

1. Please do not walk through the Zamboni bay/driveway area to get to the players boxes.  There are signs posted to warn people not to go through, as it is an unsafe area for anyone except our employees.

2. Please do not enter our main office and take things out of it.  It is very concerning that people are going in there when the employees are not in the office.  It would be great if people could be patient and wait for someone to help them.  We do what we can to accommodate all requests. 

3. Absolutely no skaters or coaches should open the rink door or be on the ice when the Zamboni is in operation.  

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 12/29/2014
Santa Claus at Lincoln Bassett Community School

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Santa Claus at Lincoln Bassett Community School

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All:

Yesterday, Santa Claus touched down at the Lincoln Bassett Community School in New Haven. Our Yale Youth Hockey Community made it all happen for hundreds of young children yesterday. This touched the lives of Lincoln Basset Students and Teachers, our Yale Youth Hockey Community children and players, parents, coaches and friends. Ryan Hardy, our Director - Hockey Operations along with our so many Yale Youth Hockey members, made possible, what two weeks ago had not even been contemplated.

 

As a son, brother, husband, father and friend, I am overwhelmed by the kindness, generosity and compassion of or association. As I anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus late tonight, this early Christmas present will be the most cherished one of all.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays

I have provided a link to last nights WTNH reporting of this wonderful experience for all...Click Here

 

Charlie

Charles Andriole

President

Yale Youth Hockey Association    


by posted 12/24/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Squirt A1 Featured on Gotta Love CT Hockey

Yale Squirt A1

Featured on GottaLoveCT Hockey

 

GottaLoveCTHockey...Click Here

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 12/19/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Featured on USA Hockey.com

All:

Yale Youth Hockey is featured on the Home Page of USA Hockey.com. Great article and great quotes from Ryan Hardy and fantastic video courtesy of Dennis Linder.

Click Here  

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 12/13/2014
Yale Men's Hockey Youth Day, Sunday, December 27 - 7:00PM

Yale Men's Hockey Youth Day

Saturday, December 27 - 7:00PM

Yale Vs Russian Red Stars

 

All:

Saturday, December 27th is Yale Men's Hockey Youth Day at Ingalls Rink. Yale Vs Russian Red Stars at 7:00PM.

All Yale Youth Hockey players and student athletes will be awarded a Medal on the ice between the First and Second Period.

All players should line up at the Press Box on the Yale Side of Ingalls Rink with 10 Minutes remaining in the First Period. All players will be escorted onto the ice to receive their award.

There will be a post game player autograph session.


This is always exciting for our players.

Remember to wear your Yale Youth Hockey Jersey.

Yale Youth Hockey Association 


by posted 12/10/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Grimaldi's Fundraiser

Yale Pee Wee A

Fundraiser

December 11, 2014

6:00PM-9:00PM

Grimaldi's of Woodbridge

http://www.grimaldiswoodbridge.com

$20 Donation

Food | Drink | Entertainment 

50 / 50 Raffle | Silent Auction | Door Prizes

Fun!

 

Our Yale Pee Wee A Team are 2014 New England Region Silver Stick Champions. The team and their families will travel to Port Huron Michigan to represent New England in the 53rd Annual Silver Stick Finals January 22 - 25, 2015.

Please join us in supporting these players and their families as they will travel 650 miles to compete against the top AA teams from both Canada and the United States, for the coveted Sterling Silver Championship Pin.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 12/02/2014
Yale Youth Hockey -Pee Wee "Silver Stick" Donations

Yale Pee Wee A

2014 New England Region Silver Stick Champions

 

Our Yale Pee Wee A Team are 2014 New England Region Silver Stick Champions. The team and their families will travel to Port Huron Michigan to represent New England in the 53rd Annual Silver Stick Finals January 22 - 25, 2015.

 

Please join us in supporting these players and their families as they will travel 650 miles to compete against the top AA teams from both Canada and the United States, for the coveted Sterling Silver Championship Pin.

 

As members of the Yale Youth Hockey Association and members of the hockey community we are hoping for your support. No donation is too small.

 

Donations to Yale Youth Hockey Association are tax deductible. The Yale Youth Hockey Association, Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 06-1053241)

 

Donations can be processed via our Website: www.yaleyouthhockey.com

 

How To: Go to www.yaleyouthhockey.com …Click DONATIONS in the right margin…Complete the Donation process.

 

Checks Make Payable:

Yale Youth Hockey Association.

Memo: Silver Stick Donation

 

Mailing Address:

Yale Youth Hockey Association

C/O Charles Andriole

47 Blackstone Avenue

Branford, CT 06405

 

Thank you!

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 12/01/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Yale Men's Hockey Ticket Policy

Yale Youth Hockey Ticket Policy

2014-2015

Yale Men's Ice Hockey Games

Yale University - Ingalls Rink

Yale Youth Hockey Ticket Policy

For the following games Yale Athletics is pleased to provide current Yale Youth Hockey Players (Players must be wearing their Yale Youth Hockey Jersey and their Yale Youth Hockey Player Identification Badge to identify themselves, a complimentary Standing Room Only ticket:

If you have not received your Yale Youth Hockey Player Identification Badge please email issue@yaleyouthhockey.com 

  • St. Lawrence
  • Clarkson
  • RIT
  • RPI
  • Russian Red Stars - Yale Athletics / Yale Youth Hockey "Youth Day"
  • Brown
  • Princeton
  • Dartmouth
  • Colgate

Yale Athletics expects all children to be accompanied by an adult chaperone, and that children will be supervised during the game and in the Schley Room for those with access. If children are left unsupervised, these ticket benefits may be revoked for the safety of Yale Athletics and Yale Youth Hockey.

Please note: if a game is completely sold out in advance, no tickets will be distributed on game-night.

Yale Athletics cannot provide complimentary tickets for the following games:

  • Harvard
  • Cornell
  • Vermont
  • Union
  • Quinnipiac
  • ECAC Post-season games

For more information, fans can call 203-432-1400.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 11/29/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Yale Men's Hockey Ticket Policy

Yale Youth Hockey Ticket Policy

2014-2015

Yale Men's Ice Hockey Games

Yale University - Ingalls Rink

Yale Youth Hockey Ticket Policy

For the following games Yale Athletics is pleased to provide current Yale Youth Hockey Players (Players must be wearing their Yale Youth Hockey Jersey and their Yale Youth Hockey Player Identification Badge to identify themselves - Badges are not required for this weekends games) a complimentary Standing Room Only ticket:

  • St. Lawrence
  • Clarkson
  • RIT
  • RPI
  • Russian Red Stars - Yale Athletics / Yale Youth Hockey "Youth Day"
  • Brown
  • Princeton
  • Dartmouth
  • Colgate

Yale Athletics expects all children to be accompanied by an adult chaperone, and that children will be supervised during the game and in the Schley Room for those with access. If children are left unsupervised, these ticket benefits may be revoked for the safety of Yale Athletics and Yale Youth Hockey.

Please note: if a game is completely sold out in advance, no tickets will be distributed on game-night.

Yale Athletics cannot provide complimentary tickets for the following games:

  • Harvard
  • Cornell
  • Vermont
  • Union
  • Quinnipiac
  • ECAC Post-season games

For more information, fans can call 203-432-1400.

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 11/07/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Pee Wee A "Silver Stick" Champions

Yale Pee Wee A

2014

Silver Stick New England Regional Tournament Champions

Congratulations

This weekend our Yale Pee Wee A won the 2014 Pee Wee Tier II Silver Stick Regional Championship at Bridgeport - Wonderland of Ice. Our Yale Pee Wee A won all three Division Games beating the Connecticut Barons, Pro-Tec Ducks and the Palisades Predators. We were the only Connecticut team to advance to the Semi-Final. Our Pee Wee A went on to beat the Aviators Hockey Club Elite 7-3 in the Semi-Final and the Ramapo Saints 5-2 in the Championship Game.

Our Pee Wee A will travel to Port Huron, Michigan to represent New England in the Silver Stick Final, January 22-25, 2015.

Congratulations "Players and Coaches"!

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 11/03/2014
USA Hockey - Roger Grillo Presentation

USA Hockey Athlete Development Model "ADM"

Roger Grilllo 

USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager - New England and Massachusetts Districts

Presentation 

Tuesday, October 14th 6:00PM

​We recorded a YouTube Video of Roger Grillo's exceptional, important and instructive presentation. Yale Youth Hockey Association recommends those parents who did not attend, please watch the video. You may find it valuable to include your children. 

To View the Presentation...Click Here

The USA Hockey ADM initiative is driving tremendous change in the development of American hockey players. USA Hockey attributes the accelerated development of elite American hockey players to the USA Hockey ADM.

Yale Youth Hockey is a committed proponent  of the USA Hockey ADM - Clinic through Bantam. Please join us to learn more about the research that lead to the USA Hockey ADM and the results that have been attributed to "Long Term Athlete Development" via the USA Hockey ADM.

Roger Grillo:

Mr. Grillo currently serves as the USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager in the New England and Massachusetts Districts.  Prior to joining USA Hockey, Mr. Grillo spent twelve years as the Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach at Brown University.  Prior to Brown, he was an Assistant Coach at the University of Vermont.  Mr. Grillo played his collegiate hockey at the University of Maine, and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1983 NHL Draft.

 Yale Youth Hockey Association 


by posted 10/16/2014
Sacred Heart University Vs UCONN Men's Ice Hockey


Sacred Heart University Vs University of Connecticut

Men's Ice Hockey

In Memory of Jason Pagni and to Benefit the Pagni Family

Friday, November 14th at 7:05PM

​The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut

 

On Friday November 14, 2014, CJ Marottolo's Sacred Heart University Men's Hockey team will play the University of Connecticut in a benefit for the family of Jason Pagni. The game will be played at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Face-off is scheduled for 7:05PM. All proceeds from the game will be donated to the family of Jason Pagni.

Jason was well known in Connecticut hockey circles.  After graduating from The Avon Old Farms School in 1989, he devoted his life to hockey in Connecticut.  Jason was dedicated to advocating, developing and touching the lives of numerous parents and players at all levels of the sport from youth hockey, high school, prep school, college and the National Hockey League.  Jason's passion was hockey, and his favorite expression was, "Everybody Rides."

Jason Pagni passed away suddenly on January 31, 2014 at the age of 43, leaving a loving wife and two young children. This game is intended to acknowledge Jason's legacy, and to gather the hockey community in support of his family. Additionally , it is expected that there will be a separate auction at the game, featuring numerous items from current professional hockey players who were touched by Jason with all proceeds going to the Pagni Family.

Tickets are general admission and are available for $10.00 per person.  The arena capacity is limited to 950 people and a large crowd is expected. Therefore it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, please contact:

Eric H. Opin

266 Broad Street

Post Office Box 412

Milford, CT 06460

203-878-5881

Direct donations to the children of Jason Pagni can be made as follows:

Gabriella and Madelyn Pagni Education Fund

% First Connecticut Credit Union

ATT: Caron Callen

159 South Turnpike Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

 

Yale Youth Hockey has purchased 50 Tickets to be allocated complimentary to Yale Youth Hockey Members on a first request basis.

Yale Youth Hockey Association 

 


by posted 10/11/2014
USA Hockey - Roger Grillo Presentation

USA Hockey Athlete Development Model "ADM"

Roger Grilllo 

USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager - New England and Massachusetts Districts

Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th 6:00PM

​Yale Law School

127 Wall Street

New Haven, CT

 

"Adults Only Please"

 

Roger Grillo USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager - New England and Massachusetts Districts is coming to New Haven to speak to Yale Youth Hockey Parents, Coaches, and Member Families on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:00PM, at the Yale Law School. There will be no Yale Youth Hockey Practices on October 14th. This is a very important and valuable meeting. We are requesting All Member Families make every effort to attend.

The USA Hockey ADM initiative is driving tremendous change in the development of American hockey players. USA Hockey attributes the accelerated development of elite American hockey players to the USA Hockey ADM.

Yale Youth Hockey is a committed proponent  of the USA Hockey ADM - Clinic through Bantam. Please join us to learn more about the research that lead to the USA Hockey ADM and the results that have been attributed to "Long Term Athlete Development" via the USA Hockey ADM.

Roger Grillo:

Mr. Grillo currently serves as the USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager in the New England and Massachusetts Districts.  Prior to joining USA Hockey, Mr. Grillo spent twelve years as the Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach at Brown University.  Prior to Brown, he was an Assistant Coach at the University of Vermont.  Mr. Grillo played his collegiate hockey at the University of Maine, and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1983 NHL Draft.

 Yale Youth Hockey Association ​


by posted 10/10/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Important Communication Protocol


Yale Youth Hockey Association

Communication Protocol

 

We have established an Important Communication Protocol for all Yale Youth Hockey Members. This is necessary given the "Growth" and "Complexity" of the Yale Youth Hockey Association and Youth Athletic Associations et al:

We have created 4 Specific Email Addresses for Members to submit questions and/or issues in an organized fashion, which will allow us to efficiently receive and reply. All will be routed to the appropriate Yale Youth Hockey personnel for review and response.

President: (All Communication Welcome): president@yaleyouthhockey.com

Issues and Concerns (All Hockey Operation and Administrative Issues and Concerns): issues@yaleyouthhockey.com 

Tournaments (All Matters): tournaments@yaleyouthhockey.com 

Uniforms (All Matters): uniforms@yaleyouthhockey.com

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


 


by posted 10/07/2014
USA Hockey - Roger Grillo Presentation


USA Hockey Athlete Development Model "ADM"

Roger Grilllo 

USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager - New England and Massachusetts Districts

Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th 6:00PM

​Yale Law School

 

Roger Grillo USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager - New England and Massachusetts Districts is coming to New Haven to speak to Yale Youth Hockey Parents, Coaches, and Member Families on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:00PM, at the Yale Law School. There will be no Yale Youth Hockey Practices on October 14th. This is a very important and valuable meeting. We are requesting All Member Families make every effort to attend.

The USA Hockey ADM initiative is driving tremendous change in the development of American hockey players. USA Hockey attributes the accelerated development of elite American hockey players to the USA Hockey ADM.

Yale Youth Hockey is a committed proponent  of the USA Hockey ADM - Clinic through Bantam. Please join us to learn more about the research that lead to the USA Hockey ADM and the results that have been attributed to "Long Term Athlete Development" via the USA Hockey ADM.

Roger Grillo:

Mr. Grillo currently serves as the USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager in the New England and Massachusetts Districts.  Prior to joining USA Hockey, Mr. Grillo spent twelve years as the Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach at Brown University.  Prior to Brown, he was an Assistant Coach at the University of Vermont.  Mr. Grillo played his collegiate hockey at the University of Maine, and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1983 NHL Draft.

 Yale Youth Hockey Association ​


by posted 10/03/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Code of Conduct

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Code of Conduct


The Yale Youth Hockey Association will not tolerate racial or ethnic slurs or intimidation / threats among Yale Youth Hockey Team Members/Players and Coaches, other Yale Youth Hockey Team Members/Players and Coaches, Opponent Team Members/Players and Coaches, Referees or any other person or group while representing the Yale Youth Hockey Association.

 

Individuals observed behaving in this manner or individuals who we have a reasonable basis for investigating this behavior will be suspended immediately from all Practices, Skills Sessions, Games and Events until they have a appeared before the Yale Youth Hockey Association Disciplinary Committee. Additional Suspensions or Expulsion may be levied. The decision of the Disciplinary Committee is final.

 

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association  


by posted 10/02/2014
USA Hockey - Off Ice Saftey

All:
 
Throughout its history, helping ensure a safe environment for all participants has been USA Hockey's top priority. USA Hockey SafeSport is the name for our off-ice safety program. We would  appreciate you taking just three minutes to watch the introduction to the program. 
 
Click Here
 
Yale Youth Hockey Association

by posted 09/20/2014
Long Term Development

All:

Important article on Hockey Athlete Long Term Development.

Click the link:

http://www.bchockeyhub.ca/bwcs-balkovec-is-all-about-long-term-development/

Charlie

Charles Andriole

 

 

 


by posted 09/15/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Culture and Core Beliefs


All:

Developing an organization's Culture and Core Beliefs is a perpetual process. Developing a youth sports organization's Culture and Core Beliefs requires a concerted effort of Administrators, Coaches, Parents and Players.

Last night our Yale Pee Wee A team played the New York Junior Rangers 2003 team at Hamden Rink. In the second period with Yale leading 4-2 the referee awarded a goal to Yale. The referee was in a difficult position to see the puck. Clearly the puck had never crossed the goal line, however a goal was awarded to Yale. Our Yale Pee Wee A coaches recognizing the goal should not have been awarded to us, called the referees to our bench, and requested the goal be rescinded. The referees conferred, complied and Yale went on to win 6-2.

In my view, a wonderful teaching moment for all, especially our children. 

Charlie

Charles Andriole


by posted 09/08/2014
Yale Youth Hockey Skills Sessions

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Skills Sessions

All:

Yale Youth Hockey Skills Sessions (Skaters and Goalies) is a Yale Youth Hockey "Core Belief" and the foundation for our players personal and hockey development.

Attendance is a priority.

Shaun Hannah will Direct the Skaters Sessions concentrating on "Power Skating". These sessions will be rigorous and valuable. Skaters Sessions will be conducted on Monday evenings at Ingalls Rink beginning Monday, September 15th.

Jared Waimon - Pro Crease will Direct the Goaltender Sessions concentrating on all "Aspects of Goaltending". These sessions will be rigorous and valuable. Goalie Sessions will be conducted on Sunday evenings at H3 (Hamden Hockey House) beginning Sunday, September 14th.

Please check our Skills Session Schedules weekly:

YYHA Team Information...YYHA Skills Sessions...Skills Session - Skaters and/or Skills Session - Goalies 

Charlie

Charles Andriole


by posted 08/29/2014
Important Article for Coaches and Parents

All:

 

I have attached a link to a wonderful article on youth athletic development. 

http://changingthegameproject.com/the-missing-ingredient-in-us-talent-development/

Charlie

Charles Andriole


by posted 08/23/2014
Yale Youth Hockey - Summer Hockey (2014) Schedule

Yale Youth Hockey Summer Hockey School

2014

Schedule

For Schedule Click Here

or

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/1747/YYHA - Hockey School/YYHA Summer Hockey School Schedule (2014).xlsx

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 07/06/2014
Yale Youth Hockey Dual Rostering Policy

Yale Youth Hockey Association

Dual Rostering Policy

 

The YYHA Dual Rostering Policy applies to Girls who are eligible under CHC and CGHL guidelines to be rostered on both a CHC Travel team (Boys and Girls) and a CGHL Travel team (Girls) at Yale Youth Hockey Association.

 

Players who wish to be considered for dual rostering must formally petition the YYHA Board of Directors at president@yaleyouthhockey.com prior to Try-Out Registration.
 
Players must Register, Try-Out, and be selected for both teams on which they wish to be dual rostered. The player will pay 100% of the first team Try-Out Fee and 50% of the second team Try-Out Fee.
 
Players must Declare a Primary team. This will be the team with whom she is expected to practice and play games whenever there is a conflict with the secondary team.
 
Membership Fees will be 100% of the team with the higher fee / 50% of the second team for Rostered Players / 25% of the second team for Alternate Players.
 
Players/Players Family may formally petition the YYHA Board of Directors at www.president@yaleyouthhockey.com to request the Membership Fee for the second team be reduced or waived.  The Board will consider all requests confidentially. The Board will consider both the financial needs of the player and/or the Yale Youth Hockey Association.  
 
Rostered Players: Eligible for all secondary team practices and games.

Alternate Players: Eligible for all secondary team practices; eligible to play in secondary team games only when space is available on the roster as determined by the coach on a game by game basis.

Coaches of both teams must formally approve of the player’s dual  roster status via email at president@yaleyouthhockey.com 
 
Players must be presented to the CGHL for approval prior to the season and are subject to both the CHC and CGHL eligibility requirements.  

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 04/22/2014
Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Commitment Night "Tommorow"

Yale Youth Hockey Association

2014-2015

Commitment Night

 

Commitment Night is tomorrow night, Thursday, April 3, 6:00PM-9:00PM at Ingalls Rink.

 

Complete and Sign YYHA Commitment Letter

 

Pay $600 Commitment Fee. This can be done on the Yale Youth Hockey Website when you Register for the team you have been place on.

 

Placement on a team is not guaranteed until both of the above have been completed.

 

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 

 

 


by posted 04/02/2014
Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Try-Out Time Changes

Yale Youth Hockey Association
Try-Out Dates and Details
2014-2015

Time Changes for Sunday and Monday

March 30 (Sunday) 2:50PM - 8:30PM at Hamden Rink
March 31 (Monday) 5:30PM - 10:00PM at Ingalls Rink
 
March 30 (Sunday) at Hamden Rink:         
            2:50PM - 3:50PM        Mite

            4:00PM - 5:00PM        Squirt
            5:10PM – 6:10PM       Pee Wee (Group 1)
            6:20PM – 7:20PM       Pee Wee (Group 2)
            7:30PM – 8:30PM       Bantam

 

Pee Wee Session 1 and Session 2 players were determined randomly

 

Pee Wee Session 1 Player Numbers:

1, 5, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 37, 53, 65, 121, 12, 42, 44, 46, 50, 56, 62, 66, 88, 94, 98, 102, 49, 113, 81, 54, 115, 33, 103, 110

 

Pee Wee Session 2 Player Numbers:

3, 7, 11, 17, 21, 29, 35, 47, 61, 101, 111, 125, 40, 48, 52, 60, 64, 84, 86, 96, 100, 104, 108, 107, 109, 82, 78, 39, 105, 90

 

If your Pee Wee number is not included in this list, it is a Yale Youth Hockey Association error. Please email ASAP.

 

March 31 (Monday) at Ingalls Rink:
            5:30PM - 6:30PM       Squirt
            6:40PM - 7:40PM       Pee Wee (TBD)
            7:50PM - 8:50PM       Pee Wee (TBD)
            9:00PM - 10:00PM     Bantam

 
 

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 03/29/2014
Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Season Orientation "ANOTHER CHA
Yale Youth Hockey Association
2014-2015
Season Program Orientation
Sunday, March 16 

 
We have rescheduled our Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Season Program Orientation for parents from Thursday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 18 and now again to Sunday, March 16 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink.

Yale University is hosting CIAC High School Tournament games on Tuesday, March 18. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will present our vision for the 2014-2015 Season and discuss in detail our program philosophy, including USA Hockey ADM, Specific Level Skating and Skill Objectives, Coaches and Coaching, Skills Sessions - Skaters and Skill Sessions - Goalies, anticipated Practice and Game Schedules and anticipated Tournament opportunities, as well as other exciting initiatives.
  
We invite current Yale Youth Hockey Member Parents, Yale Youth Hockey Member Parents with children registered for the 2014-2015 Try-Out, Parents from Other Programs with children registered for the 2014-2015 Try-Out, and all Parents interested in learning more about Yale Youth Hockey.

Mite (Parents): 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Squirt (Parents): 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Pee Wee / U-12 Girls (Parents): 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Bantam / U-14 Girls (Parents): 7:15PM - 8:30PM


Yale Youth Hockey Association

by posted 03/12/2014
Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Season Orientation Date Change
Yale Youth Hockey Association
2014-2015
Program Orientation
Tuesday, March 18 

 
We have rescheduled our Yale Youth Hockey 2014-2015 Season Program Orientation for parents from Thursday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 18 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink.

We were just notified of a change in the CHC Tournament schedule to Thursday evening for 2 of our teams and 2 teams will be traveling to outside tournaments. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will present our vision for the 2014-2015 Season and discuss in detail our program philosophy, including USA Hockey ADM, Specific Level Skating and Skill Objectives, Coaches and Coaching, Skills Sessions - Skaters and Skill Sessions - Goalies, anticipated Practice and Game Schedules and anticipated Tournament opportunities, as well as other exciting initiatives.
  
We invite current Yale Youth Hockey Member Parents, Yale Youth Hockey Member Parents with children registered for the 2014-2015 Try-Out, Parents from Other Programs with children registered for the 2014-2015 Try-Out, and all Parents interested in learning more about Yale Youth Hockey.

Mite (Parents): 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Squirt (Parents)
: 6:45PM - 7:30PM
Pee Wee / U-12 Girls (Parents): 7:30PM - 8:15PM
Bantam / U-14 Girls (Parents): 8:15PM - 9:00PM

Yale Youth Hockey Association



 

by posted 03/11/2014
Yale Youth Hockey Banquet Registration Open
Yale Youth Hockey Association
2014
Banquet Registration

 
The Yale Youth Hockey Association Banquet will be held Wednesday, April 9, 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Ceremonies will begin at 6:30PM.
 
Anthony's Ocean View
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT
 
Adults: $27
Children: $17
Players: Complimentary
Coaches: Complimentary

Please Register Soon and if possible pay online via Credit or Debit Card.

To Register...Click Here

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 03/03/2014
Concussion Protocol "Return to Play" Policy
Yale Youth Hockey Association
Important

Concussion Protocol "Return to Play" Policy...Click Here

 
Yale Youth Hockey Association

by posted 02/18/2014
White Out for Mandi
New Haven Register Photographs
 
by posted 01/26/2014
What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent - What Makes A Great One

All:

This is a great article:


http://m.thepostgame.com/blog/more-family-fun/201202/what-makes-nightmare-sports-parent  

Yale Youth Hockey Association

 


by posted 10/31/2013
Thoughts for Parents and Coaches

All:

Effort goals help youth players focus on the things under their own control. Watch a youth soccer coach talk about the differences between effort goals, such as hustling and passing, rather than outcome goals, such as winning on the scoreboard:

https://www.responsiblesports.com/video/314/Effort-Goals?src=rs-h5me372&utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_content=tip3&utm_campaign=tipcoach

Yale Youth Hockey Association


by posted 06/02/2013
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