Please be sure to pre-register on line at http://scyhstars.org. Check the website announcement for the appropriate dates and times. You can register for tryouts by selecting the "Register Online" tab located on drop down menu at the left side of the web page. There is also a bright orange register button on the top right side of the web page. Please be sure to bring a light and a dark colored jersey.
Please be sure to pre-register on lineby selecting the "Register Online" tab located on drop down menu at the left side of the web page or the bright orange register button on the top right side of the web page.
Check the website announcement for the appropriate dates and times.
Please be sure to bring a light and a dark colored jersey.
The Squirt B Maroon started off the day with a tough 2-1 loss, but ended the day on a positive note and won their second game 4-1. They needed some help but made it into the semi finals! Next game is Sunday Morning (3-1-15) at 9:10 am. GO STARS!!
(Mite-A) Dave Burr (Southern Connecticut State University)
(Mite-B) Mike Benz (Fordham University)
(Squirt-A) Tier II Steve Hethermen (NYU/Notre Dame of Fairfield-Head Coach, 2014 New Haven Register High School Coach of the year,SCYH Director of Player Development)
(Squirt-A1) Tier III Tim Cooney (Former Milford High School - Assistant Coach Watertown- Taft)
(Squirt-Blue) Mike Violano (Former NDWH/North Haven- Head Coach)
(Squirt-Maroon) Joe DelVecchio (Returning SCYH Coach)
(Peewee-A) Tier II Erik Roos (Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions )
(Peewee-A1) Tier III Pat O'Connor (Salem State University)
(Peewee-B) Scott Hansen (NCAA D-1/Olympic Referee)
(Bantam-A) Tier II Erik Roos (Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions )
(Bantam-A1) Tier III Larry Vieira (Immaculate/New Fairfield- Head Coach, Director of Goalie Development also see extended bio on this site)
(Bantam-B) Joe Degenerro (Pittsburgh Junior Penguins)
(Minors)- Tier II Erik Roos ( Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions)
(Majors)- Tier II Mark Wilhelm (MJHL CT. Wolves)
(Open Maroon)- Brian Hopper (St. Michaels College, Notre Dame Fairfield)
(Open Blue)- Mike Violano (Former NDWH/North Haven- Head Coach)
(Open White)- Larry Vieira (Immaculate/New Fairfield- Head Coach, Director of Goalie Development, also see extended bio on this site)
Bantam A team to play in Quarter Finals tonight (Sunday 2/22/15) at 6:15pm in Northford
The Southern Connecticut Youth Hockey Organization is working together to help support one its extended family members. #7 Joey Honcz of the Squirt A team is fighting a serious illness and will miss the remainder of the season. The SCYH organization will be holding fund raising events to help Joey and his family. If you would like to help with any of the efforts or to donate, please contact Kevin Demarco at (203) 216-3555 or email him at
. Please keep checking this website for updated information and for fundraising events for Team Joey.
The SCYH BOD will be forming a Nominating Committee, at the April 2015 regular monthly meeting.(TBD) The committee will determine how to fill any positions that may be vacant at the time of the annual meeting. (TBD) Please check back in April for updates.
Former STARS selected for the USA Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team
Garrett and Peter Gintoli
Congratulations to the Gintoli Brothers for being selected to the 2015 Winter Deaflympics to be played in Russia in April. Both Garrett (left) and Peter (right) are former Notre Dame Fairfield Standouts and both are still playing competitive hockey. For further information, please see the press release below. Best of luck to both boys for an amazing accomplishment!
Local hockey players to participate in 18th Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia
January 30, 2015
Shelton, CT – Brothers Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton will participate in the 18th Winter Deaflympics to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia March 28-April 5, 2015. The competition will include teams from Canada, Finland, Russia, and USA.
Peter and Garrett were selected after attending the U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey team tryouts, hosted by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA). Tryouts were held in Buffalo, NY this past August. The brothers are Notre Dame- Fairfield High School graduates, Peter (2010) and Garrett (2014). Peter went on to play for the Bay State Breakers Junior Teams in Rockland, MA in the Eastern Junior Hockey league. He is currently a junior on the Salve Regina University Men’s Team (NCAA DIII). Garrett is currently with the South Shore Kings U18 Tier 1 team in Foxboro, MA in the USPHL.
The brothers have been involved with AHIHA since 2003. Peter was selected to the 2011 (High-Tatras, Slovakia) U.S. Deaflympic team as well as the 2009 (Winnipeg, CA) and 2013 (Vantaa, Finland) U.S. World Championship teams. Garrett made his first appearance at the 2013 World Championships. Both boys were born with Melnick-Fraser syndrome, which has caused a progressive moderate to severe hearing loss for which they wear bi-lateral hearing aids. To qualify for the games, an athlete must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the “better ear”. Assistive devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants are not allowed in competition, in order to assure that athletes are on an even playing field.
Player funding for the Deaflympics is provided by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association through private donations and support form the USA Hockey Foundation. Players are also asked to raise a significant portion of their expenses.
Donations on a player’s behalf are being accepted. To help support a player, please use the link below or send donations to the address below.
USA Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team Announced
Chicago, IL – The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) has announced the roster of players that will compete in the 18th Winter Deaflympics to be held in April of 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The 2015 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey team was chosen from players who attended the tryouts hosted by AHIHA last August in Buffalo, NY. and Toronto, Ontario. The team has a geographically diverse roster with players from 12 different states.
Jeff Sauer, head coach of the team said, "This is a young but talented group of players that have worked hard to be selected to the team. All are presently playing on teams to include high school, junior and college. The team is very committed to performing well in Russia. A solid core of experience is present and the key will be how quickly the players gel and gain the chemistry to be successful. The motto "Whatever it Takes", has been the focus to this point. I expect this attitude to be present in our locker room in Russia."
The 18th Winter Deaflympics will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, March 28th – April 5th. Team USA won the Gold medal at the 2007 Deaflympics held in Salt Lake City, but was denied a chance to defend the gold when the 2011 Deaflympics were cancelled.
The team operates under the governance of the USA Deaf Sports Federation. To qualify for the games, an athlete must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the "better ear". Assistive devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants are not allowed in competition, in order to assure that athletes are on an even playing field.
Funding for athletes is provided by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association through private donations and support from the USA Hockey Foundation. Players are also required to fundraise a portion of their expenses. Donations to help cover individual player or team expenses can be made online or sent to the address listed below.
Online Donations: www.AHIHA.org
About the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) AHIHA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is one of the leading sports organizations in the US serving deaf and hard of hearing athletes and was founded in 1973 by National Hockey League Hall of Fame member Stan Mikita and businessman Irv Tiahnybik. In 2009, Tony Granato, former NHL player and now the assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings, continued the leadership role started by Mikita and Tiahnybik. To learn more about AHIHA, please visit www.ahiha.org or contact:
General Information about AHIHA:
Karen Wonoski - call: 978-922-0955;
AHIHA Mailing address:
The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association
4214 W. 77th Place
Chicago, IL 60652
For information on the USA Deaf Sports Federation:
For information on the 18th Winter Deaflympics:
Direct inquiries to Mr. Dimitry Rebov, ICSD Chief Executive Officer- email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.deaflympics.com or http://www.2015deaflympics.org
Roster for Team USA – 18th Winter Deaflympics 2015
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - March, 28 – April, 5, 2015