The Squirt B Maroon started off the day with a tough 2-1 loss, but ended the day on a positive note as the STARS won their second game of the day 4-1. They need some help but they will find out later on today if they will hopefully will make the final four.
Please be sure to pre-register on lineby selecting the "Register Online" tab located on drop down menu at the left side of the web page or the bright orange register button on the top right side of the web page.
Check the website announcement for the appropriate dates and times.
Please be sure to bring a light and a dark colored jersey.
(Mite-A) Dave Burr (Southern Connecticut State University)
(Mite-B) Mike Benz (Fordham University)
(Squirt-A) Tier II Steve Hethermen (NYU/Notre Dame of Fairfield-Head Coach, 2014 New Haven Register High School Coach of the year,SCYH Director of Player Development)
(Squirt-A1) Tier III Tim Cooney (Former Milford High School - Assistant Coach Watertown- Taft)
(Squirt-Blue) Mike Violano (Former NDWH/North Haven- Head Coach)
(Squirt-Maroon) Joe DelVecchio (Returning SCYH Coach)
(Peewee-A) Tier II Erik Roos (Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions )
(Peewee-A1) Tier III Pat O'Connor (Salem State University)
(Peewee-B) Scott Hansen (NCAA D-1/Olympic Referee)
(Bantam-A) Tier II Erik Roos (Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions )
(Bantam-A1) Tier III Larry Vieira (Immaculate/New Fairfield- Head Coach, Director of Goalie Development also see extended bio on this site)
(Bantam-B) Joe Degenerro (Pittsburgh Junior Penguins)
(Minors)- Tier II Erik Roos ( Sacred Heart University D1 Men's Hockey Team, Director of Hockey Operations SCYH, 2013 U16 Team National Champions)
(Majors)- Tier II Mark Wilhelm (MJHL CT. Wolves)
(Open Maroon)- Brian Hopper (St. Michaels College, Notre Dame Fairfield)
(Open Blue)- Mike Violano (Former NDWH/North Haven- Head Coach)
(Open White)- Larry Vieira (Immaculate/New Fairfield- Head Coach, Director of Goalie Development, also see extended bio on this site)
This is urgent... One of our players, Joey Honcz, a player in our hockey family that needs support.
Joey plays on the Squirt A team this year, and has recently been diagnosed with a type of lymphoma
known as ALCL.
As a show of support for Joey and his family, there is a t-shirt drive. Please find an order form in the document section for a T-shirt drive to support Joey Honcz.
If interested, please print the form and contact Kevin DeMarco as soon as possible. This fundraiser goes until this Friday 2-27-15. It is being done in conjunction with some of the Milford Schools, Milford Youth Lacrossse, some of the individual hockey teams and close friends of the Honcz family. (We thought it might be easier to submit as a group, if not feel free to submit on your own.)
Bantam A team to play in Quarter Finals tonight (Sunday 2/22/15) at 6:15pm in Northford
The Southern Connecticut Youth Hockey Organization is working together to help support one its extended family members. #7 Joey Honcz of the Squirt A team is fighting a serious illness and will miss the remainder of the season. The SCYH organization will be holding fund raising events to help Joey and his family. If you would like to help with any of the efforts or to donate, please contact Kevin Demarco at (203) 216-3555 or email him at
. Please keep checking this website for updated information and for fundraising events for Team Joey.
The SCYH BOD will be forming a Nominating Committee, at the April 2015 regular monthly meeting.(TBD) The committee will determine how to fill any positions that may be vacant at the time of the annual meeting. (TBD) Please check back in April for updates.
The Milford Blues will be offering teams at the Mite through Midget levels this year.
Each Team will get:
10 Practice sheets of ice starting in March and ending last week of May.
2 Tournaments (1) local (1) away
All practices will be held at the Milford Ice rink
The Blues Teams will Coached by Erik Roos along with special guest Assistants.
Erik Roos played varsity for Notre Dame of Fairfield from 1996-1999. In 1999, he scored the game winning goal in the fifth overtime period, to give Notre Dame of Fairfield their first Division I state championship. He then continued his career in prep school at Northfield Mount Hermon from 1999-2001. Then he had the opportunity to play junior hockey for the Junior Coyotes of the Eastern Junior Hockey League under Gary Dineen and Lincoln Flagg. Erik played Division I college hockey at Sacred Heart University from 2002-2006. After college, he spent two years as an assistant varsity coach at Notre Dame of Fairfield.
During his tenure with Southern, Erik has been a head coach at every level from Mites thru Midgets. He is also Southern's skills & drills instructor, as well as a try out evaluator, and advisor on setting Program direction. His recent accomplishments as a coach for Southern include:
• 2010-11 Bantam A T2 CHC State Champions
• 2010-11 Bantam A T2 National 3rd Place Finish
• 2012-13 Midget Minor T2 CHC State Champions
• 2012-13 Midget Minor T2 16U National Champions
• 2013-14 Midget Major and Minor T2 State Champions
• 2013-14 Midget Major and Minor T2 National Appearances
• 2014-15 Midget Major and Minor T2 State Champions.
• 2014-15 Midget Major and Minor T2 National Appearances
Erik has coached numerous youth hockey players that have gone on to compete at the Prep School and Division 1 College level.
The Milford Blues are open to all skaters from the surrounding area and not just SCYH members.
In the documents section of this website (drop down menu on left) please find registration paperwork along with a Credit Card authorization form for your convenience.
If paying by check please make it payable to Milford Ice Pavilion and send it with registration paperwork by March 1st 2015 to:
Milford Ice Pavillion
291 Bic Drive
Milford CT 06461
The Milford Blues Spring fee is $600
Any Questions please contact Rick Beckwith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Former STARS selected for the USA Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team
Garrett and Peter Gintoli
Congratulations to the Gintoli Brothers for being selected to the 2015 Winter Deaflympics to be played in Russia in April. Both Garrett (left) and Peter (right) are former Notre Dame Fairfield Standouts and both are still playing competitive hockey. For further information, please see the press release below. Best of luck to both boys for an amazing accomplishment!
Local hockey players to participate in 18th Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia
January 30, 2015
Shelton, CT – Brothers Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton will participate in the 18th Winter Deaflympics to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia March 28-April 5, 2015. The competition will include teams from Canada, Finland, Russia, and USA.
Peter and Garrett were selected after attending the U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey team tryouts, hosted by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA). Tryouts were held in Buffalo, NY this past August. The brothers are Notre Dame- Fairfield High School graduates, Peter (2010) and Garrett (2014). Peter went on to play for the Bay State Breakers Junior Teams in Rockland, MA in the Eastern Junior Hockey league. He is currently a junior on the Salve Regina University Men’s Team (NCAA DIII). Garrett is currently with the South Shore Kings U18 Tier 1 team in Foxboro, MA in the USPHL.
The brothers have been involved with AHIHA since 2003. Peter was selected to the 2011 (High-Tatras, Slovakia) U.S. Deaflympic team as well as the 2009 (Winnipeg, CA) and 2013 (Vantaa, Finland) U.S. World Championship teams. Garrett made his first appearance at the 2013 World Championships. Both boys were born with Melnick-Fraser syndrome, which has caused a progressive moderate to severe hearing loss for which they wear bi-lateral hearing aids. To qualify for the games, an athlete must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the “better ear”. Assistive devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants are not allowed in competition, in order to assure that athletes are on an even playing field.
Player funding for the Deaflympics is provided by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association through private donations and support form the USA Hockey Foundation. Players are also asked to raise a significant portion of their expenses.
Donations on a player’s behalf are being accepted. To help support a player, please use the link below or send donations to the address below.
USA Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team Announced
Chicago, IL – The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) has announced the roster of players that will compete in the 18th Winter Deaflympics to be held in April of 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The 2015 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey team was chosen from players who attended the tryouts hosted by AHIHA last August in Buffalo, NY. and Toronto, Ontario. The team has a geographically diverse roster with players from 12 different states.
Jeff Sauer, head coach of the team said, "This is a young but talented group of players that have worked hard to be selected to the team. All are presently playing on teams to include high school, junior and college. The team is very committed to performing well in Russia. A solid core of experience is present and the key will be how quickly the players gel and gain the chemistry to be successful. The motto "Whatever it Takes", has been the focus to this point. I expect this attitude to be present in our locker room in Russia."
The 18th Winter Deaflympics will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, March 28th – April 5th. Team USA won the Gold medal at the 2007 Deaflympics held in Salt Lake City, but was denied a chance to defend the gold when the 2011 Deaflympics were cancelled.
The team operates under the governance of the USA Deaf Sports Federation. To qualify for the games, an athlete must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the "better ear". Assistive devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants are not allowed in competition, in order to assure that athletes are on an even playing field.
Funding for athletes is provided by the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association through private donations and support from the USA Hockey Foundation. Players are also required to fundraise a portion of their expenses. Donations to help cover individual player or team expenses can be made online or sent to the address listed below.
Online Donations: www.AHIHA.org
About the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) AHIHA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is one of the leading sports organizations in the US serving deaf and hard of hearing athletes and was founded in 1973 by National Hockey League Hall of Fame member Stan Mikita and businessman Irv Tiahnybik. In 2009, Tony Granato, former NHL player and now the assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings, continued the leadership role started by Mikita and Tiahnybik. To learn more about AHIHA, please visit www.ahiha.org or contact:
General Information about AHIHA:
Karen Wonoski - call: 978-922-0955;
AHIHA Mailing address:
The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association
4214 W. 77th Place
Chicago, IL 60652
For information on the USA Deaf Sports Federation:
For information on the 18th Winter Deaflympics:
Direct inquiries to Mr. Dimitry Rebov, ICSD Chief Executive Officer- email ; email@example.com
http://www.deaflympics.com or http://www.2015deaflympics.org
Roster for Team USA – 18th Winter Deaflympics 2015
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - March, 28 – April, 5, 2015