The objective of The Southern Connecticut Youth Hockey Organization, is to provide a well organized and supervised youth ice hockey program, which offers opportunities to children of all levels of skill and proficiency.
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Mike Falanga, a former standout at SCYH has given a commitment to play for Sacred Heart University.
Mike was able to grow and mature under the direction of Erik Roos and Rick Beckwith, while at SCYH and East Haven High School. He has earned a number of accolades including First Team All-State honors in 2014. Mike was also a key member of the 2012-2013 midget U16 team that captured the national title in Troy, Michigan.
Mike will continue to develop and grow as a player in the junior ranks for the Brooks Bandits in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). The entire Southern community would like to congratulate Mike and wish him luck!
Two former STARS, Frankie Sullivan and Joey O'Connor, have been selected to play on teams in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The USHL is the highest level (Tier 1) of Junior Hockey in the United States and roughly 96% of the players from the USHL go on to play Division 1 hockey in College.
Both skaters were standouts on the 2013 National Championship U16 team coached by Eric Roos and Rick Beckwith and both players went on to skate at Prep School (Westminster). Frankie Sullivan (Sully) is a Fairfield, CT Native and started both his freshman and sophomore years while at Notre Dame Fairfield before heading off to Westminster.
Joey O'Connor("OC") grew up in Hamden, CT. and was a leader on the Green Dragons before departing for Prep School. "OC" has already committed to play for the University of Vermont and is the younger brother of SCYH Pee Wee A1 Coach Pat O'Connor
Sully was selected by the Chicago Steele and OC singed on with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Best of luck to both skaters as they compete against some of the best junior hockey players in the country.
Saturday Sept 12th will be the SCYH Opening day for 2015. Selected teams will play live scrimmages against teams from Brewster, NY. The teams listed below are scheduled to play.
Even if your team is not listed, please make some time to stop by the MIP, even if only for a few minutes. Not only to cheer on the teams, but monies raised this year, will go to support the Honcz family. If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact Billy Garfield or Cathy Wright. Their contact info is listed under the Contact tab on this website (on the left side) Thanks for any help you can provide.
The following teams are scheduled to play on opening day:
Mite A and B 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Half ice)
Squirt A1 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm
Pee Wee B1 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm
Squirt B 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pee Wee B 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm
Pee Wee A1 8:50 pm to 9:50 pm
Please keep checking the website and this message for updates, as we are able to provide more details.
The Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League was created to prepare players to become the EHL and College recruits of the future. Many of the owners of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MET), and Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) are affiliated with the EJEPL and it's (45) partner organizations. Players will be exposed to the EHL's NCAA style practices--including systems, plays, skill development, off-ice training techniques, and most importantly--academic guidance.
The EJEPL is designed to help create a seamless transition, to allow players at the 12U to the 18U levels to develop their skills with the ability to stay in their organizations all the way to College. Players can be promoted from the 15-16-18 U teams to their EHL Junior parent teams or similar junior development Leagues. The newly formed affiliation between SCYH, the New York Apple Core and Brewster Bulldogs, provides the SCYH skaters an additional opportunity to skate at the higher (juniors) levels beyond Midgets.
Emphasis will be placed on practice and skill development as well as off-ice strength and conditioning while always focusing in on academic excellence in the classroom. Parents will be guided on the proper college process through seminars, meetings and constant contact to help players prepare hockey resumes and video. Parents will not have to spend thousands of extra $$ for this service. The EJEPL provides its skaters the maximum opportunity for exposure, while skating at a very competitive level. It is a very exciting time to be part of the league as it is quickly expanding to all areas of the country. Unlike many of the other elite travel hockey programs in the country, the focus of the EJEPL is to minimize travel and prevent missed school days. The league is split into conferences based on team geography. SCYH teams will be in a conference where travel would not be much different than it would be for a normal season. There are several local EJEPL tournaments held throughout the year, to allow league play with teams from across the country. This will provide SCYH players the opportunity to skate against teams, they would not play in the regular season. The EJEPL league schedule is designed to supplement the team’s traditional season schedule, not replace it. SCYH is proud a partner of the EJEPL and is excited about the opportunities it will provide for our skaters.
Starting Friday Night April 10th and continuing every Friday night throughout the summer, the MIP will be hosting a Skills and Drills night for Girls. Coaches Kerri Rowland (U19) and / or Amy Howland (U14) will be the on ice instructors. The cost is $15.00 per session and each one will start at 5:45 pm and end at 7:00 pm. (At present there are no sessions scheduled for June, but the sessions will start up again in July and run until the end of August) Please contact Kerri Rowland at
for more information.