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.
UPDATE 2015 Opening Day Activities
Please note: there are a couple of changes to the Opening day schedule for Sept 12th 2015:
This is an updated schedule (Opening day only) as of 9/2/15:
Mite A and B teams 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ( no ice making)
Squirt B 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Brewster A)
Pee Wee B 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm (Brewster 3)
Squirt A1 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm (Brewster AA)
Pee Wee B1 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Brewster 3)
Pee Wee A1 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm (Brewster 2)
Girls U-19 8:50 pm -10:00 pm (Official Game- not against Brewster)
Please keep checking the website and this message for updates, as we are able to provide more details. The Brewster Mites may have to play in a NY State Mandated tournament on the morning of Sept 12th, but they still want to be part of our opening day. We are hopeful they can still make the scheduled time but we will send out an update (if needed)
The start of the 2015-2016 season is just around the corner, but several of our teams have already started play. The Squirt A team traveled to Philadelphia last weekend while the Pee Wee A team was in Delaware. The U16 and U18 Tier 2 teams were in Brewster, NY, which made for a very busy few days. All of the teams were participating in the EJEPL Showcase Tournament and they all represented SCYH very well. It was an exciting weekend, since this was the first time the STARS had the chance to compete in the newly formed EJEPL league. The Bantam A and Midget teams will be up in Marlborough, MA this Labor Day weekend competing against some of the top teams in the region.
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.