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Knights Corner

Knights Corner - 2/13/18

Here is the latest at South Windsor Youth Hockey.
1.  This Past Weekend
Bantam A faced Avon on Saturday and won 7-5.  Nice win!
Pee Wee A faced Northeast on Saturday and won, 9-6.  Then they played New Canaan on Sunday and won 5-4.  Great job!
Pee Wee B defeated the Whalers on Sunday, 4-2.  Nice!
Pee Wee C played Southern on Sunday and won 4-3.  Great job!
Squirt A played Hamden on Sunday and won 5-2.  The team was led by a Jacob Wojcik Hat Trick and outstanding goaltending by Joseph Marchese.  Well done!
Squirt B faced Northwestern on Saturday and won 3-1.  Way to go!
Squirt C had the coolest weekend.  They traveled to Lake Morey in Vermont and played in a pond hockey tournament.  Photos on the website.
2.  Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting is an important one.  It is Tuesday, March 6th, at 7:30 pm at Nomad's.
  • We are accepting nominations, still, for next year's Board of Directors right up to the meeting.
  • We will vote on both next year's Executive Board (Vice President and Treasurer) and Board of Directors.
  • After, the Board will meet in a closed session to choose next year's Head Coaches.
  • Head Coach applications for next season are now being accepted.  The link is on our website.
3.  Tryouts and Registration for Next Year
Tryouts information is now on our website and registration is now live and active.  There is a discounted registration fee for early registrations.  Tryouts will take place during the week of Monday, March 19th.  There is a link to the SWYHA Tryouts Policy.
4.  Evaluations
  • Coach Evaluations will be available soon on our website.  Please take the time to evaluate Head and Assistant Coaches.  Constructive information is helpful and used during the coach selection process.
  • Head Coaches will be performing player evaluations over the next few weeks.  These are used by the Tryouts Selection Committee when team placements are made.
5.  Financial Status
The current financial position of SWYHA is strong.  Fundraiser participation is very important as a means to help keep dues under control.  We have had good success this year from our Golf Tournament in September and our fundraisers throughout the year.  The Fundraising Committee has worked hard on this and is owed a big thank you.
6.  Thank You
As the end of the hockey season approaches, all of the men and women who have volunteered their time so that the kids have a good year of hockey are all owed a huge thank you for all of their efforts behind the scenes.  Coaches are the most visible volunteers, but the volunteers include countless hours of parents putting time and energy into the hockey season.  For those who have helped, it is most appreciated.
7.  CHC State Tournaments
  • CHC sets the tournament schedules.  As soon as we know where and when teams are playing, we will let everyone know.
  • SWYHA is hosting two tournaments this year.  We usually host one or two tournaments.  We will host one tournament beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28th.  And a second tournament beginning Wednesday, March 7th.
8.  Ice Time
Over the next few weeks, our SWYHA Master Scheduler will make an effort to keep kids skating.  Expect that the schedule will have changes.  We will try to post changes promptly.
9.  Quote of the Week
"You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off." - Mary Lou Retton
Hope everyone has another great week of hockey.
---Michael Pollack

by posted 02/13/2018
2018 - 2019 Travel Team Tryouts​

Mite, Squirt, & Pee Wee Register Now

Bantam Registration coming soon

Y8U Mite Travel Teams Tryout

Birth years 2010, 2011, & 2012

$100.00 registrations made by March 12

$125.00 late registrations


Skaters and Goalies

Monday, March 19 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20 5:30 to 6:30 pm


Y10U Squirt Travel Teams Tryout

Birth years 2008 & 2009

$125.00 registrations made by March 12

$150.00 late registrations


Skaters and Goalies

Monday, March 19 6:40 to 7:40 pm

Tuesday, March 20 6:40 to 7:40

Wednesday, March 21 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Goalies Only

Wednesday, March 21 6:40 to 7:40 pm


Y12U Pee Wee Travel Teams Tryout

Birth years 2006 & 2007

$125.00 registrations made by March 12

$150.00 late registrations


Skaters and Goalies

Monday, March 19 7:50 to 8:50 pm

Tuesday, March 20 7:50 to 8:50 pm

Thursday, March 22 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Goalies Only

Wednesday, March 21 6:40 to 7:40 pm


Y14U Bantam  Travel Teams Tryout

Birth years 2004 & 2005

$100.00 early registrations T.B.D.

$125.00 late registration


Skaters and Goalies



by posted 02/12/2018
Coaching Applications

Interested Coaches,

SWYHA is now accepting coaching applications for the 2018-2019 hockey season.  Interested volunteers will need to fill out an application.  All head coach applicants will need to attend the March 6th Board Meeting at which time the board will select the Head Coaches.




“Our coach leads by example, is dedicated and determined, teaches teamwork, motivates and listens, builds character, challenges and develops, is committed to our team and our biggest fan” - author unknown.

Thank you!
SWYHA Board of Directors 

by posted 02/12/2018
Board Meeting/Annual Meeting of the Members

The Annual Meeting of the Members will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm. at Nomad's Great Adventure, Bidwell Street, South Windsor.

All members are encouraged to attend.  

Voting for SWYHA 2018/19 officers and board positions will be held at this meeting.  All families in good standing in the association are entitled to one vote.

Officer Nominations:​  Nominations for the associations Vic President and Treasure positions are now opened.  Nominations will close on Tuesday February 6th. 

Board of Directors Nominations:  Nominations for Board of Director positions will be opened until the March 6th meeting. 

To make a nomination contact Brooke Trombley.​


by posted 01/03/2018
Board Meeting

The next SWYHA Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 6, 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
Useful Links

South Windsor Arena

Hartford Wolfpack Tickets

South Windsor Patch

Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC)

Gotta Love CT Hockey

USA Hockey

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)

UCONN Hockey Tickets

South Windsor High School Bobcats Hockey

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