The Jr Pioneers will be hosting the 2015 Hockey Nights in Milford at the MIP, beginning on Weds night June 3rd and continue for eight consecutive Weds nights starting at 7:15 pm.
Details and registration information will be posted under the Documents section of the SCYH website soon (Being updated). The focus will be on stick handling and shooting skills, along with skating and small battle drills. The sessions will end with a live scrimmage each week. Added features this year, will be break out sessions for Bantams to work on checking techniques and guest instructors (Prep school and Junior team coaches) to supplement the on ice instructors. Notre Dame Fairfield Coach Steve Hetherman, will lead the on ice instruction.
Please check the SCYH website for updates. (These sessions are primarily for High School, Prep School and Junior level skaters, so you must be at least a 1st year Bantam to participate.) Battle Drills and scrimmages will be divided up based on skill levels and or age groups. (The Documents section is located on the drop down menu on the left side of the website)
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.