Midgets beat East Catholic 11-2 on Saturday. Big win and nice job!!!
Bantam A1 beat Wonderland, 7-6, on Saturday. Jake Samela led the team with a Hat Trick. Way to go!!!
Pee Wee A played Simsbury on Saturday and won 4-2. Nicely done!
Pee Wee C defeated Norwalk on Saturday, 2-0, behind a Bauer Cordeiro Larkin shutout. On Sunday, the teams played each other again, with South Windsor Pee Wee C's again coming out on top with a hard-fought 5-4 victory. Great job!
Squirt A faced Central on Saturday and won, 4-3. Well done!
Squirt B also faced Central on Saturday and won, 4-2. Nice!
Mite A faced off against the Southeastern Seahawks on Saturday. It was a close game with a lot of action. Earning the hot stick was Aiden Christensen for his great saves. The hard hat went to Cameron Kadish for his gritty play blocking shots. On Sunday, Mite A faced Avon. Great teamwork kept Avon from scoring until the last two minutes of play. In a flip of Saturday, Aiden earned the hard hat for his near shutout, while Cam earned the hot stick for his numerous assists and selfless play. Great job to the Mite A's.
2. Older Kids Giving Back
As parents and as an organization, we always like to see when our youth players are growing into young men and young women with a social conscious and a volunteerism spirit.
Over the past two weekends, our Learn to Skate Program has had the benefit of five high school hockey players from last year's team who have gotten up early on Sunday mornings and come to volunteer and help teach skating. These young men came up through SWYHA and are now giving back.
Another area where we have older kids giving back is acting as referees for Mite games.
Mite hockey is now 100% cross-ice per USA Hockey and CHC rules. In an effort to ensure that the Mite cross-ice games have referees, many of our SWYHA Bantam/U14 players have volunteered to help by showing up on Saturday mornings, putting on a referee black and white jersey and stepping onto the ice to drop the puck. Photo of Brett Schofield and Matthew Pollack (Bantams) at the rink as referees.
Many thanks to the local high school players and our Bantam players for giving back.
3. New Jackets
As many of you should have seen, the new jackets are in and handed out. We expect to place another round of orders in the near future. Stay tuned for more details.
4. Developmental - Learn to Skate, Learn to Play and Advanced Learn to Play
Our first four week free Learn to Skate session ended this past Sunday. Our second four week free Learn to Skate session begins this coming Saturday. We're happy to report that our Learn to Skate numbers are fantastic this year and it bodes well for our future with such large numbers.
Learn to Play (formerly known as In House I) starts this coming weekend.on Saturday and Sunday mornings. If your son or daughter just completed Learn to Skate, please sign them up through the website for Learn to Play.
Advanced Learn to Play (formerly known as In House II) started four weeks ago and is going strong.
All of our new families in all of our Developmental Programs, welcome to South Windsor Youth Hockey.
Don't' forget that you can follow SWYHA on Twitter: @SWYouthHockey
You can get some of the latest scores and local hockey updates as well as other youth sports information.
6. Quote of the Week
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Learn to Play is the introduction to hockey basics. Children who have completed the four week Learn to Skate program are now ready for the Learn to Play program where the focus is on fun and learning skating as well as stick use, puck control and basic game instruction.
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.
If you have any questions please contact Coach - Mike Kingor President - Mike Pollack