Welcome back to South Windsor Youth Hockey. After the first weeks of the season with lots of practices, teams started playing games this past weekend. Here's an update.
1. Game Wins
Bantam A won their first home game of the year on Sunday against East Haven, 4-2. It was a physical game with some big hits, but more importantly, lots of passing, teamwork, aggressive fore checking and solid defense. Congrats!
Bantam A1 dominated opponents all weekend. First, they crushed West Hartford 11-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, they beat local rival, Enfield, 9-4. Way to go!!!
Squirt B destroyed Southern on Saturday with a 11-0 victory. Wow, nice job!
Squirt C beat local rival ECHO on Sunday, 4-2, in their first home game. Great job Squirt C and congrats to the team, as well as to Mason Trombley who netted his first hat trick.
2. Locker Rooms
Just a friendly reminder and heads-up. Locker room assignments during weekend home games can get somewhat hectic. We want to do our best to direct all visiting teams to either Locker Room #5 or #6, both of which are labeled "Visiting Team" as one should always be open for the next game. Our South Windsor teams should all use either #3 or #4, whichever is open, both of which are labeled "Home Team".
That leaves #1 for the girls,and it leaves #2 for use by coaches if they need it.
You can follow South Windsor Youth Hockey Association on Twitter for updates and information.
We are: @swyouthhockey
4. Cross-Ice Hockey Prominent at NHL Development Camps
An interesting and quick read: http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/670073?referrer_id=1474672
I attached two photos. Thought many of you could relate.
6. Quote of the Week
"Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed." - Lebron James
South Windsor Youth Hockey is sponsoring Free Learn to Skate sessions in October and November. All participants will receive 2 complimentary tickets to a Wolf Pack game!
SESSION 1 - Sunday's in October from 8:10 to 9:10 am: October 2, 9, 16, 23
SESSION 2 - Saturday's in November from 8:10 to 9:10 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26
All participants are required to wear hockey skates, hockey helmet and hockey gloves to participate.$99 equipment packages are available for purchase which include skates, helmet and gloves. South Windsor Arena staff will properly fit all equipment during the registration / sizing dates.
All skaters interested in participating will be required to register online and attend one of the registration and sizing sessions identified below.
Click Here to register online, print your registration confirmation email, and bring your confirmation and player to the registration / equipment sizing at South Windsor Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd (Route 5), on one of the following dates/times:
Session 1 - September 20 or September 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Session 2 - October 17 or October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
For questions please contact Brooke Trombley at 860-830-8820.
In House I is the introduction to hockey basics. Children that have completed the 4 (four) week Learn to Skate program are now ready for the In House I program. Each child is individually developed based on their ability, and then taught more intensely on the aspects of skating, stick and puck control, and basic game instruction. The players gain confidence on their skates and in using a hockey stick, so the cross ice games become a fun environment. The program is directed by USA Hockey coaching and instruction, which is universal throughout the US. In House I begins after the first Learn to Skate session has completed and meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings for an hour. The Saturday and Sunday schedule will be provided to you by the Association.
In House II is the continuation of the In House I program. This is open to all young players. The emphasis is on skill development and introduction to small area games in a fun environment.
If you have any questions please contact Head Coach
CHC requires that players moving to a new hockey program obtain a release. Please do not request your release until you have committed to the new organization. All financial obligations to South Windsor Youth Hockey must be fulfilled to receive the release.
If you require a release from South Windsor Youth Hockey, please provide the following information to
, SWYHA Secretary:
Player Full Name
Name of New Hockey Program
All releases will be sent directly to CHC for processing.
On our web site, we have an area called "The Exchange." In this area, you can post items you have for sale, for free, or your lost and found items. By default, items will stay out in the exchange area for 2 weeks, but you can extend the time or delete the item at any time during the 2 weeks.
It may be best to start your description with FOR SALE or LOST or FOUND or FREE, then what you are posting - like SKATES or HELMET or GOALIE LEG PADS. We're open to suggestions... hopefully this area will be helpful.