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Friday, September 22, 2017
Rolling Meadows Country Club



9:00am sign in 10:00am Shotgun start

Lunch at the turn

Dinner &  Raffles




Taste of the Tavern 

Baked Ziti 

Baked Chicken ( Italian Style)

Shaved Beef Round Served with Cabernet Roasted Mushroom Demi

Garlic Butter Whipped Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetable Medley

House Salad and Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Chef’s Choice Dessert





by posted 09/11/2017
Knights Corner

Knights Corner - 9/11/17 Update

Welcome back to another year of youth hockey.  Here's a bit of information about some of the happenings right now for the South Windsor Youth Hockey Association
1.  Practices
As everyone should be able to see, we have set up the schedule for the first few weeks to have all of the players at all of the age levels to have lots of extra ice and lots of skating.  Our effort at a "Training Camp" so to speak is for the players to get their legs back and practice a lot before games start.
This week, we have Robby Glantz running all of the practices for Mites thru Bantams.  He is a professional skating skills coach.  Every player gets three nights with him this week.  If you're interested, his website is:  http://www.robbyglantz.com/
Next week, we expect the practices to settle into the regular practice schedule.
Every five weeks, there will be an additional Tuesday Skating Skills Clinic for all skaters.  Jon DiSalvatore, a retired professional hockey player, will be running these clinics again this year for Squirts, Pee Wees and Bantams, and he will be focusing on skating.  We'd like skaters and parents to treat these clinics as important because we believe that skating better is critical to hockey development.
We will also have Goalie Clinics run by Pro Crease every five weeks for the goalies at all age levels.
2.  Golf Tournament - September 22nd
SWYHA's biggest fundraiser is our annual Golf Tournament.  The success of the tournament directly impacts our budget and can have a huge effect on dues.  We're hoping for a good turnout.
At this time, we still have openings for golf foursomes and we have a great need for sponsorships.
Please consider registering and coming on out for some golf and a good time.
For those of you who do not know, if you can get a business to be a Gold Sponsor, it costs them $1,000.00.  Their sponsorship includes a banner we put up at the rink for the business, which is great marketing exposure seen by many people, and it stays up all year.  It's a great way for a business to help support youth hockey and at the same time receive lots of exposure.  And importantly, for every Gold Sponsor you obtain, you receive a $250 credit on your dues.  It's a major way to help lessen the cost of hockey for your family and help the Association at the same time.
3.  Coaches and Volunteers
We all know that there is no hockey for our kids without all of the work from our numerous mom and dad volunteers, whether they are helping behind the scenes or coaching.  Please take an opportunity to thank them, and please offer to help out if you are not doing so already.
Many people do not know everything that the Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches need to do in order to step foot on the ice as coaches.  Every single coach must do all of the following:
  • USA Hockey Registration
  • On Line Course:  USA Hockey Age Specific Training
  • On Line Course:  USA Hockey Safe Sport
  • CHC Background Screening
And then by December 31st:
  • Full Day Coach Clinic
In other words, our coaches are committed and have done quite a bit in order to be able to coach.
Yesterday (Sunday), most of our coaches also attended a Coach Practice where our Skating Skills Coach, Jon DiSalvatore, worked with all of the coaches on the skating techniques he'll be focusing on with all of the kids.  That way, all of the coaches can reinforce what he teaches.
4.  New Rules
There are some new rules for youth hockey this year that have come down from USA Hockey.  The biggest one you will notice has to do with icing during a penalty kill.  Traditionally, if the defending team iced the puck during a penalty kill, the play continued.  The new rule is that when the defending team ices the puck during a penalty kill, the whistle blows and the puck comes back for a defensive zone face-off.
5.  Jingle Bell Tournament
Just a heads-up that all of the South Windsor teams will be headed to a tournament together during the weekend of December 30th.  It's called the Jingle Bell Tournament and is in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Last year, our Bantams won the Bantam Division.  We're reserving a block of rooms at a new hotel, and once they're able to take reservations, the information will be provided.  We just wanted to give a heads-up now so that you can put it on your calendars.
6.  New Jackets
You will hear more details in the near future.  The companies that previously made the maroon team jackets don't make maroon anymore.  We will have new black ones and you will have an opportunity to order them should you wish to do so.  It is NOT mandatory.  Stay tuned for more information.
7.  Monthly Board Meetings
Please remember that the monthly Board Meetings are open to everyone.  They take place at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, and they are held at Nomad's.
The Executive Board and the Board of Directors as well as all of the volunteers and coaches are very excited for the new hockey season to be underway.  Please reach out to us if you need help with anything.
Have a great start to the hockey season.
---Michael Pollack

by posted 09/11/2017
Board Meeting

The next SWYHA Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 pm. at Nomad's Great Adventure, Bidwell Street, South Windsor.

All coaches and team reps are requested to attend.

All members welcome!


by posted 08/25/2017
Free Learn To Skate

Sponsored by South Windsor Youth Hockey Association


Boys & Girls Ages 4 & UP


FUN… Challenging… Affordable

Give It A Shot!




October 1, 8, 15, 22
8:10 – 9:15 am
Register Now


October 28
November 4, 11, 18
8:10 – 9:15 am
Register Now



South Windsor Ice Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd (Route 5)



$99 equipment package is available with skates, helmet and gloves ino the SW arena Pro Shop.

 Hockey skates, hockey helmet and hockey gloves are required to participate.


For your convenience, two sizing nights will be held at the South Windsor Arena. 


Sizing Dates/Times:

Session 1 - 09/12 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or 09/21 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Session 2 - 10/17 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or 10/19 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Note: Fitting for skates, helmet and gloves will take approximately 30 minutes.



Space is limited, so register today


For more information E-mail Leslie King


by posted 08/14/2017
Learn to Play
Registration for the Advanced Learn to Play Program formally known as In House II is now opened as well as our new program Learn to Play for ages 9 and up.
Below are some helpful links:
Advanced Learn to Play is the continuation of the Learn to Play Program (In House I), usually for players who have completed the Learn to Play program (In House I).  For Advanced Learn to Play, the emphasis is on skating and skill development with small area games in a fun environment. 
Learn to Play 9 & Up is our Learn to Play program for children 9 years old and older.  This is so that the older kids, who are usually bigger, are learning and competing with kids at a similar size and stage of development.
Both programs begin in October.  If you have any questions please contact Coach - Mike King or President - Mike Pollack

by posted 06/26/2017
COMPLETE TODAY - USA Hockey Registration
All players, coaches and team representatives must register with USA Hockey for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.


 Please complete your registration today and email confirmations to your respective Team Representative.


Click here to go directly to the USA Hockey online registration.

by posted 05/03/2017
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Hartford Wolfpack Tickets

USA Hockey

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South Windsor Patch

South Windsor High School Bobcats Hockey

Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC)

Gotta Love CT Hockey

UCONN Hockey Tickets

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)

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