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.
2017 EJEPL All Stars!
From Left to Right. Michael Torre, Tye Battipaglia and Evan Smutney
The EJEPL U12 Diamond All Star game was played on 1-16-17. Representing the STARS was Michael Torre, Tye Battipaglia and Evan Smutney. Torre had 2 goals and 2 assists, Battipaglia had 1 goal and 2 assists, while Smutney capped it off with 3 assists. A solid effort by all three STARS in in a 9-8 in overtime team loss. Great job guys and congratulations on being chosen to represent SCYH. Keep up the great work.
The SHU Mens team would like to cordially invite the Southern Stars teams to our game Friday night vs Bentley 830pm at Webster Bank Arena. This is a TV game (American Sports Network) and we want to get a good crown there. I could speak with any of the teams and show you around our locker room and such before the game. We have already done that with one of your Pee Wee teams. This is a great way to get your players have some team building while watching NCAA Division 1 College Hockey. By NCAA rules, we cant leave tickets for your whole team but group ticket prices are below. At the door student tickets are 5 dollars while adults are 10 dollars each.
If the whole team cant do it, any player that comes in a jersey gets a 2 dollar ticket. Otherwise tickets are 5 dollars for students and 10 dollars for adults.
Please email me Dan Varga for tickets. My email is
. Ticket office number is 2033968499 and my cell is 2036457336. The group rate tickets are:
$7.50 to Adults
$4.75 for youth(not wearing youth jersey/seniors) (youth jersey get in for 2 dollars)
Some of the SCYH U14 players skated in a clinic with the Sacred Heart Women's Team on the morning of 1/16/17. U14 players joined in a full ice practice with the Women Pioneers, spent some time working on individual skills with the SHU players and ended the session with a scrimmage and shoot out....exhibiting their best celebration moves with each goal! What a great session for the girls to share in the love of the game with a passionate and skilled group of college women! Thank you to Coach O'Malley and the entire SHU Team.
SQUIRT AŁ PICKS UP WIN VS RIDGEFIELD; TIE AT W. HARTFORD
The Southern Stars Squirt “A” team returned from its holiday break with a 3-3 tie against West Hartford and then battled the Ridgefield Lions and skated away with a convincing, 8-3, victory.
Southern is now 25-6-3 overall on the season.
The Stars traveled to West Hartford and opened the games scoring when Tyler Milrad banged home a rebound in front off the stick of Teagan Garfield. The play was set up by Annabel Raffin, who created a turnover on a pinch and fired the puck towards the goal.
With the game tied, 1-1, another successful pinch at the blueline – this time by Beckett Stenz – created a turnover and saw Colin Scali feed Logan Jones alone in front. Jones’ wrist shot beat the goalie on the stick side and gave the Stars a 2-1 lead.
West Hartford tied the game again midway through the period. Southern took a 3-2 lead before the period ended as Milrad created a turnover in the neutral zone and sprung Alex Melillo and Garfield on an odd man rush. Melillo skated in and dished the puck to Garfield, who deposited the puck into the back of the cage for the goal.
The Wolfpack tied the game a third time in the final stanza to close out the scoring of the game.
Emily Krauss and Layne Jackson combined for 11 saves in goal.
Southern traveled to the Winter Garden in Ridgefield and skated off with a very impressive victory.
The teams skated even in the first period as the horn sounded at 1-1. Milrad collected the Stars tally from a Josh Hackett face-off win.
The second period saw Southern explode for five goals on 20 shots. Milrad scored his second of the game off a scramble in front that saw both Hackett and Garfield pick up helpers.
Jones then extended the lead to 3-2 when he lit the lamp off a Colin Scali shot that was stopped.
Ridgefield closed the gap to 3-2 before Jason Anderson fed Jonathan Vitka in front for a beautiful goal just 11 seconds after the Lions mark.
Jones and Hackett added second period goals to give the Stars a 6-2 lead while Melillo and Hackett each had third period goals to close out the scoring.
In the game, Hackett, Milrad and Jones finished with two goals and an assist while Melillo (1g, 1a) and Garfield (2a) had two points apiece.
Jackson and Krauss made a combined 11 saves in the victory.
The Stars Squirt team returns to action against the CT Barons and New Canaan this weekend.
Newington, CT- It took nearly three overtime periods to determine the 2016 U16 CHC State Champions. In a rematch from last season’s 2015 CHC state finals game, the STARS found themselves in a dog fight with a tough U16 Wonderland Wizards team. The Wizards scored first and held a 1-0 lead at the break. The STARS tied it up late in the final period 1-1, but neither team could put the game away. It wasn’t until the third overtime that the STARS Alex Mozian found a way to score against a solid Wizards goalie to win 2-1. The Wizards were relentless in keeping up the pressure on STARS goalie Ryan Wilson but he would not break. The STARS will head to Nationals in the spring of 2017. Best of luck as the team will now break up and go on to play for their respective High School teams.
The STARS U18 team also played for the CHC state championship game today. The STARS played a gritty Hamden team and found themselves down 3-0 at the first break. The STARS came out flying after the break and scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead, but Hamden would not quit. A Power Play goal tied it up late to send the game into overtime. Hamden won the face off and ended the game quick.
Best of luck to the U18 STARS who will be moving on after this year. On behalf of the entire organization I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication while you were a Southern STAR. Your professionalism and accomplishments are unmatched and you will be taking many great memories with you. You should leave with your heads high knowing that you accomplished what only many skaters dream about. You made some friends for life along the way and your coaches have instilled discipline and a work ethic that will help you in whatever path you take in life.
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Sacred Heart Mens Hockey season opens Saturday 10-15-16
SHU Men's Hockey
Sacred Heart University men's ice hockey team is now playing at the wonderful Webster Bank Arena. This is a great place to watch very competitive Division I hockey. On Saturday, October 15 we kick off our home season against 2014 National Champion Union College at 2pm.
All season long we are doing a promotion for youth hockey teams. If any youth hockey players come to Webster Bank Arena wearing their team jersey they will receive a $2.00 youth ticket with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket.