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Knights Corner

Knights Corner - 1/9/17 Update

Here's the latest at South Windsor Youth Hockey.
1.  This Past Weekend
Pee Wee B defeated Southeastern at home on Sunday, 4-3.  Great effort and congrats!

Squirt A beat local rival ECHO on Saturday, 10-6.  South Windsor benefited from six different players scoring.  There were two Hat Tricks, one from Logan Sinacola and the other from Alexandre Martin de Andrade.   There were also two Playmakers, one from Logan Sinacola and the other from Jack Rodman.  Three of the South Windsor goals were short-handed goals while short TWO players.  Way to go!!!
Squirt B traveled down to Stamford on Sunday to take on a tough Darien team.  Down four players, South Windsor battled strong and managed to come up with a 3-2 victory.  Squirt B displayed great teamwork in the game and worked together to cement the victory.  Well done and congrats!

Mite A played their first full ice game of the year on Saturday. The kids were pumped as they traveled to Hamden where they jumped out early with a goal by newcomer, Landon Ayotte. The offense went to work and the defense was impenetrable. When the game was over, South won 10-1. Bradley Jennes was awarded the stinky glove for his efforts all over the ice - and not to mention his hat trick!  On Sunday, it was back to cross-ice for a physical battle against the Northeastern Huskies.  It was a back and forth the entire game. Joseph Marchese was solid in net, and Colton Andrews and Josh Willoughby played strong all game long.  Nice job!

Mite B, in their first game back after the Holiday break, traveled to Newington to face Central on full ice. The bigger ice surface did not intimidate our South Windsor players. The Knights showed how quickly they can adapt, committing no penalties and very few offsides.  With the stomach bug keeping the starting goalie out, Alex Wierbicki played in net on short notice. He had a strong performance, keeping the Knights in the game and making some key saves. The defensive stars of the game were Hunter Desmarais and Braedan Riley. Offensive stars were Austin Heath and Evan Westfall.  Great job!

2.  High School Hockey Pasta Dinner this Friday
South Windsor High School Bobcats hockey has an annual pasta dinner as a fundraiser.  It's this Friday evening, January 13th.  See details on the SWYHA website at www.swhockey.com.
This is a great way to get some dinner and support some of our local high school hockey players.
3.  Coaches Game this Saturday
South Windsor Youth Hockey has an annual Coaches Game.  It's a chance for all of the coaches to have some fun playing a game with each other, and even better, it's a chance for all of the kids in the organization to cheer on their coaches (or heckle them).  It's always a great game to watch and a very good time.  There will be some great auction items and a "chuck-a-puck" during half-time.
Please come and watch, support all of our volunteer coaches and have a good time.  It's scheduled for 6:00 this Saturday at the South Windsor Arena.

4.  Coaching Requirements
For those who do not know, coaching youth hockey carries a number of requirements which must be met and maintained.  The requirements are very time consuming, cost money and can even be confusing at times.  Every coach must meet these requirements and maintain them, or s/he cannot coach.  All coaches must obtain:

a) Certification from USA Hockey.  There are five levels.  All coaches start at Level 1.  The highest possible is Level 5.  Levels 1 through 3 require the coach to advance to the next level over a period of time, which changes with each level.  Obtaining the certification requires attendance at a full-day seminar for Levels 1 through 3.  Level 4 requires attendance at a full weekend of seminars.  Level 5 requires multiple days away, and a 20+ page thesis paper.  Every coach has at least a Level 1 USA Hockey Certification.  At South Windsor, we have coaches at all certification levels, 1 through 5.

b) Age Specific Modules.  These are videos, on-line, that are hours long and are required for each age level.  Every coach has taken these on-line video classes for the age levels they are coaching.

c) Safe Sport.  Every coach must take this on-line class that addresses youth coaching with related safety issues.

d) Background Check.  Every coach undergoes a background check.

Every one of these requirements must be obtained, and then maintained.  Not everyone is aware of all of these obligations that all coaches must meet, so I thought I would outline it for the benefit of parents if they ever wondered what the coaches need to do in order to be qualified to coach.

5.  Quote of the Week
"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
With that said, hockey is a team sport and it's always good to be reminded of that.

Hope everyone has another great week of hockey.
---Michael Pollack

by posted 01/09/2017
SWYHA Officer and Board of Directors Nominations

Nominations for the SWYHA Officer Positions will be opened from January 7th to February 7th.  Please contact Brooke Trombley   to nominate a member for the following positions:

1. President (two season term 2017/2018 & 2018/2019)

2. Vice-President (one season term 2017/2018)

3. Secretary (two season term 2017/2018 & 2018/2019)

4. Treasurer (one season term 2017/2018)

Nominations for the SWYHA Board of Director Officer Positions will be opened until  March 7th.  Please contact Brooke Trombley  @gmail.com to make a nomination.

Voting for all Officer and Board of Director positions will take place at the Annual Meeting on March 7th.

by posted 01/06/2017
Mexicali Fundraiser


An authentic taste of mexico without leaving town.

Monday, January 16th – 5PM to 10 PM (close)

10% of sales donated back to SWYHA

Dine in or take out

No coupons necessary- but mention you are there with SWYHA when placing orders.

by posted 01/06/2017
Check out the New Parents' Corner

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A new section has been added to our website for parents. 

Please check out Parents' Corner where new information (videos, articles) will be shared periodically.

by posted 12/23/2015
In The Exchange Area

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.


Example:  FREE - Reebok gloves in good shape.

by posted 10/28/2014
Check out the new website features....
Use the links on the right menu to follow happenings with South Windsor Youth Hockey on Facebook and Twitter .
by posted 01/11/2014
Capturing Memories...
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