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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.

 

 

Girls Skill Sessions start this Friday Night at the MIP!

 

       

Girls skill sessions will begin on Friday April 20th 2018 at 6:00pm

then continue every Friday night at the MIP at 6:00pm-7:15pm

ending Friday August 17th 2018. (except Friday July 6th)

Cost is 15.00 per skater (walk up)

The sessions will be conducted by Konquer Hockey 

Konquer Hockey Co Founders Karl Linden and Austin Wambolt will lead the sessions

                         

                                                                        

During his professional career, Karl Linden  played as a defenseman for the Evansville Icemen, Wichita Thunder and Arizona Sundogs. He also played in Sweden’s First Division with the Arlanda Wings and the Sollentuna Ice Hockey Club, earning rookie of the year honors with Sollentuna.

The former defenseman spent also time with the Bradford Rattlers in the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League, earning the League Best Defenseman and League MVP awards during his tenure.

With Elmira, Linden was a four-year member of the hockey team, scoring 19 goals and recording 60 assists in 103 games. He earned numerous accolades for his play including being named to the Reebok Division III All-American team as well as the ECAC All Conference First and Second teams. A native of Sundbyberg, Sweden, Linden has previously helped operate and coach youth hockey camp and organizations in Sweden, New York and Onatrio.

 

 

                                                                       

Austin Wambolt Co founded Konquer Hockey.  He currently serves as the business development manager for Konquer Hockey.  Wambolt specializes in online sales and social media marketing. Previous to Konquer Hockey he was the Director of Online Sales and Marketing for HockeyGear.Com.
 

During his playing career Wambolt grew up playing in the Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey Organization and earned the lifetime Hawk Award. He proceeded to go to Lyman Hall High School and was named assistant captain his senior year.
 

Wambolt has coaching experience at both the Bantam and High School level.  Wambolt was also a Jr scout for the EHL Oilers.

 

Wambolt graduated with honors from West Virginia University. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an area of specialty in small business entrepreneurship.

 


by posted 04/16/2018
STARS are National Championship tournament runner up!

For the second time in 5 years the SCYH STARS U16 team played for the National Championship this morning, having won it all in 2013. The STARS faced the St Lawrence Thunder in a rematch from Saturday’s only loss in the 2018 tournament. After 2 scoreless periods the STARS scored first on a Power Play goal at the 4:30 mark of the 3rd period.  Just 31 seconds later the Thunder would answer with their first goal and then again at the 5:49 mark to take the lead 2-1. The Thunder would not look back scoring their third goal and then an empty net goal to make the score 4-1 The STARS never quit and fought to the end, scoring a goal with 1 second left to make the final score 4-2.

Congratulations to both teams for a great tournament and a well played, hard fought championship game!

Way to go STARS!


by posted 04/09/2018
Girls U14 Tier 2 Tryouts update - Please note time change

                 

                                                                  

There will be a time change for the first night of tryouts on Weds night 4/11/18 at ther Wonderland of Ice. The Start time will now be 5:30pm and ending at 6:30pm. Thank you and we appreciate your flexibility.

 

 

The SCYH STARS and Wonderland Wizards are excited to announce, Michelle Marella  as the head coach for the Tier 2 Girls U14 team. SCYH will be working in unison with the Wonderland Wizards, to form the “Wonderland Stars” Girls Hockey Program for the 2018 and 2019 fall season!!! 

Michelle has been a professional power skating coach for 24 years and the Head Coach for the Lauralton Hall Girls Varsity Hockey teams for the past 9 years.

Michelle is a former Sacred Heart University 4 year varsity skater and has also coached at the Wonderland Wizards youth hockey program for  8 years.

Tryouts will be held at both Milford Ice Pavilion and The Wonderland of Ice with the regular season practices and games also shared at both rinks.   

All registrations will be completed on the SCYH website. The "Tryout Registration" link is located in the upper right hand side of this website, or you can just click on this link Tryout Registration 

SCYH will also continue to offer the Girls U16 / U19 Split Season (CGHL) team.

The tryouts (Girls Teams Only) are listed below:

 

2018-2019 Tryout Schedule (Girls Only)

 

GIRLS U16 / U19  Split Season (CGHL Team)

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM                                                Milford Ice Pavilion

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM                                            Milford Ice Pavilion

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM                                              Milford Ice Pavilion

Contact Coach Kerri Rowland 203 430-8316 or  for any questions

(for this team only)

 

GIRLS 14U (Tier II)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM                                      Wonderland of Ice

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM                                          Milford Ice Pavilion

Sunday, April 15, 2018 –   Postponed TBD                                                 Milford Ice Pavillion

                                                                                                                               

Girls Spring Hockey

Also be on the lookout for “Lady Pioneers” Girls Spring Hockey!!!

The Lady Pioneers program will consist of 10 practices and two travel tournaments (TBA).  The cost of the Spring Hockey program is $695.

The Lady Pioneers Spring Hockey is a great way for the Girls teams to transition into the fall season with their new Wonderland Stars teammates. 

If you have any questions for either the regular season Wonderland Stars or Lady Pioneers spring hockey, please contact Bill Garfield at (203) 410-4939

or

Thank you –

Bill Garfield

 


by posted 03/28/2018
STARS ARE THE D2 STATE CHAMPS!

The 2018 CGHL U19 Division 2 Champs!

 

Congratulations to the Southern Stars Girls CGHL U19 team, and Coach Kerri Rowland, on winning the CGHL U19 Division 2 Championship tonight (3/18/18).

The Southern girls went 3-1 in round robin play, suffering their only loss at the hands of Pawling U19.  As Sunday morning played out, the Stars needed at outright win over Northern Lights, in order to advance to the Championship game,  And the girls did just that, with a 6-2 win over Northern Lights, it set up a re-match with Pawling for the Championship.

The Southern girls were ready to avenge their round robin loss from the moment the puck dropped.  They potted 4 unanswered goals in the 1st period, including a Short Handed goal and a Penalty Shot.  The 2nd and 3rd period were a gritty, back and forth affair with Southern tacking on two more goals, while Pawling countered with three of their own,  When the final horn sounded, the Southern Stars had had achived what they set out to accomplish - avenged their earlier loss and take home the U19 CGHL Division 2 trophy.  In the Championship game, the Stars were led by Veronica Lynn (2G), Emily Rowland (2G,1A), Leigha Howland (1G), Meghan Froelich (1G), Sam Henchcliff (1A), Maeghan Stacey (1A), and Marisa Fiore (1A).  Rebecca Paine put up 22 saves to seal the deal.


by posted 03/19/2018

2018-2019

SOUTHERN STARS COACH ROSTER

 

               Mite “A”                            Dave Burr

               Mite “B”                            Bill Garfield

 

               Squirt  08               Karl Linden (Konquer Hockey)

               Squirt  09               Pat Thompson

               Squirt  08-09          Brian LeBreck

 

               Pee Wee  06            Karl Linden (Konquer Hockey)

               Pee Wee  07            Matt Boyhen

               Pee Wee  06-07      Keith Welch

               Pee Wee  B              Bob Fortier

 

               Girls 14U (Tier II)            TBD

               Girls 16U (Tier II)            TBD

               Girls 19U/16U (CGHL)      Kerri Rowland

 

To register for SCYHA tryouts click on Tryout Registration.  If the dynamic link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your url.  Scroll down to the appropriate age level and click the “Register” button. 

You will need to register your son or daughter with USA hockey first.  The link is on our webpage.


by posted 03/12/2018
2018 PW Norris Division Tier 4 Champs !

SOUTHERN STARS 2018-PEE WEE A1 TEAM

WAY TO GO STARS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COACHES AND PLAYERS OF THE

SCYH PEE WEE A1 NORRIS DIVISION CHAMPS1

 


by posted 03/07/2018
Skill Sessions by DC Skills!

 

During the 2018-2019 season, all SCYH players at the Mite, Squirt and Pee Wee level will receive a one-hour skill development session each week. The coaching staff of DC Skills will focus on skating technique, stride- and edge-work.  It is the goal of SCHY, for players at each level make progress with their skating. The DC Skills coaching staff will then build upon that technique and skill each week. The DC Skills sessions will be lead by Dave Canfarotta.

 

Dave Canfarotta

David was first team all-state while at Notre Dame-Fairfield (CT) and spent a PG year at Trinity Pawling before joining the CT Oilers EHL team. Dave went on to play at Franklin Pierce University and Post University. He is also currently an assistant coach for the Fairfield High School Boys Varsity Hockey team.


by posted 02/22/2018
Goalie Development

 

During the 2018-2019 season, all SCYH goaltenders will receive a one-hour training session, twice a month, at Fairfield Ice Academy. The goaltending coaching staff will focus on rebound control, movements, and recoveries. The goaltending coaching staff will get to know each goalie and customize training sessions based on what they are observing or based on anything specific a goalie asks to go over.

To register for SCYHA tryouts click on Tryout Registration.  If the dynamic link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your url.  Scroll down to the appropriate age level and click the “Register” button. 

You will need to register your son or daughter with USA hockey first.  The link is on our webpage.


by posted 02/22/2018
2018 EJEPL U14 All Stars

The 2018 EJEPL All Star game was played at SONO on Monday January 16th 2018. Representatives from the SCYH U14 Bantam AA team:

Zach Schroeder

Reagin Gallagher

Logan Massey

Congratulations and great job! Go STARS!


by posted 01/16/2018
SCYH STARS are the 2017 U16 T2 CHC State Champs!

The 2017-2018 SCYH STARS CHC Tier 2 State Champs

 

Newington, CT: Congratulations to the 2017 U16 CHC Tier 2 State Champions!  The STARS beat Hamden today (11-5-17) at the Newington Ice Arena by the score of 6-2 in the championship game.

Hamden jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st period and the STARS had to kill off four penalties, before finding the back of the net to tie the game 1-1. The STARS were able to score again before the first break to take a 2-1 lead. After a scoreless 2nd period, the STARS scored in the first 36 seconds of the 3rd period (power play) to make it 3-1. A minute later the STARS added another goal to extend the lead to 4-1. Hamden was not about to give up and they made the score 4-2, after getting a power play goal. The STARS answered right back with the 5th goal, to make it a three-goal lead again midway in the 3rd. The STARS (White) would tap in the final goal of the game to make it a 6-2 final.

The Hamden goalie did a fantastic job fending off the STARS for the first two periods. STARS Captain Will Forrest provided the leadership needed to overcome a tough and well coached Hamden team. Great efforts by Matt Siciliano, Troy Harwell, Evan White, Justin Lasella and goalie Kacy Adams to name a few.

The STARS will travel to New Jersey in April (2018) to compete in the National Championship tournament. This is the sixth consecutive trip to Nationals for coaches Eric Roos and Rick Beckwith. The STARS are coming off the EJEPL split season championship a week ago and took the East Coast Challenge Cup a month ago. The STARS finished the season with an impressive 25-5-1 record and with a # 3 national ranking in the Tier 2 bracket. Way to go STARS!


by posted 11/05/2017
U16 Team is 2017 EJEPL Split Season Champions!

2017 U16 Team

 

Will Forrest named Tournament MVP!  This is the 3rd consecutive year that the U16 team has won the Split Season EJEPL Championship. Way to go STARS!