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Welcome to West Haven Youth Hockey

Welcome to West Haven Youth Hockey

Our Mission:

 -To provide a fun and safe environment for everyone involved in our organization.


 -Provide the skills and education to prepare the player for the next level in our program.


 -Demonstrate how to respect the game of hockey and understand the importance of fair play, while building character and confidence for our players.


 -Develop life-long relationships that will last throughout their years in our program and beyond.


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Dasher Board Advertising Program
Bennett Rink 2016 - 2017   Dasher Board Advertising Program...
Friday Skills and Drills Schedule
 Friday Night Skills and Drills Schedule   October...
Learn to Skate Program
     Learn to Skate Program Fall 2016 Ages...
Specialty Clinics/Skills and Drills UPDATED
October Specialty Clinic Schedule   Monday,...
A Message From Our President
A Message From Our President    I am deeply honored...
Learn to Play Hockey!
Come learn to play hockey!   No cost for the first...
Online Payment Instructions
Credit Card and eCheck payments can now be made online by logging...
West Haven Youth Hockey Mailing Address
West Haven Youth Hockey PO Box 17453 West Haven, CT 06516
Dasher Board Advertising Program

Bennett Rink 2016 - 2017  

Dasher Board Advertising Program  

Expose your business to thousands of potential customers from throughout Connecticut and the region.  

Over 500,000 people frequent events held here at the arena annually. 

Your ad will receive approximately 100 views per event per spectator. 

This equates to hundreds of thousands of views per ad each year. 

Why advertise with us?  

Bennett Rink is home to:  

  • West Haven Youth Hockey Teams
  • West Haven Boys High School Hockey Team
  • West Haven Girls High School Hockey Team
  • Amity Boys High School Hockey Team
  • Notre Dame of West Haven  Boys Hockey Team
  • University Of New Haven Men's Hockey Team
  • SCHL Men’s Hockey League Games
  • We host:  
  • Youth Hockey League Tournaments
  • High School Boys Christmas Hockey Tournament
  • High School Boys State Playoffs Tournaments
  • Learn to Play Hockey Clinics
  • Open Skate  

Let OUR organization help YOUR business!  

These groups, programs and organizations bring in thousands of customers annually – which means thousands of prospective customers just waiting to be exposed to your business. 

If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck – this is it!  

Dasher boards are available for a introductory rate of $1,000.00 for 2 years and $750 for each additional year. All you need to do is provide us with your artwork, we’ll handle the rest. Your ad or logo will be reproduced in FULL COLOR according to your specifications and covered with a clear sheet of Lexan upon installation to protect it. If you’re interested in pursuing an advertising opportunity for your business or have any questions, please contact: Dom Boanno, dboanno@yahoo.com, or Kristy Alling, kl.biela@gmail.com. 

by posted 10/16/2016
Friday Skills and Drills Schedule

 Friday Night Skills and Drills Schedule


October 7 6:00pm-7:00pm Pee Wee/Bantam

Guest Coaches:   Lisa Giovanelli


October 21 6:00pm-7:00pm Mite B

Guest Coach:  Jeff


October 28  6:00pm-7:00pm  Pee Wee/Bantam

Guest Coach:  Bruce Giovanelli


November 4  6:00-7:00  Squirts

Guest Coach:  Greg Mondo


November 11 6:00pm-7:00pm Squirts

Guest Coach:  Greg Mondo


November 18  6:00pm-7:00pm  Pee Wee/Bantam

Guest Coach:  Kyle Bensen


November 25:  OFF


December 2  6:00pm-7:00pm Squirts

Guest Coach:  Joe Morrell

by posted 09/23/2016
Learn to Skate Program



 Learn to Skate Program

Fall 2016

Ages 4 and up    Ten Sunday Sessions Starting October 16, 2016 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Classes Offered

Beginners Classes (Snowplow):                                                  Basic and Hockey Skating Classes:

20 min. of instruction and 40 min practice time.                                30 min. of instruction and practice time

Required-Skates, helmet, gloves Recommended-Elbow & kneepads Skate Rentals-Free of charge


All Sundays – October 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20, 27 December 4, 11, 18

Registration and Fees


$125.00 per child $25.00 discount for each additional sibling

Use your Learn to Skate nametag for free admission into public skating

Follow us and like West Haven Learn to Skate on Facebook!

For important announcements text @wlts to 81010

Our Mission

We believe the key to skating success is quality instruction and ice time. In addition to over a decade of experience offering skating lessons throughout the area. All of our instructors hold a teacher’s certification and/or a coach’s certification. They understand how children of all ages and with various skill levels learn and develop and are well prepared to meet those needs.

Staff:  Jim Lafo (Coordinator), Amy Jalowiec, Tia Berretta, Callan McKeon and Erin Blake

To sign up your son or daughter contact the Bennett Rink at (203) 931-6890

or for additional info contact us at

Please Mail Completed Application & Check to

Edward L. Bennett Rink,

1 McDonough Plaza

West Haven CT 06516

Please make out checks to Edward L. Bennett Rink


Participant Name____________________________________________________________________________Age_______

Name of additional child/children ______________________________________________________Age(s) ____



Circle Skaters Experience    None        Snowplow 1  2   3              Basic 1  2  3  Hockey 1  2  3  4  Power

by posted 09/14/2016
Specialty Clinics/Skills and Drills UPDATED

October Specialty Clinic Schedule


Monday, October 3rd,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington


Monday, October 3rd,  5:00pm-6:00pm

Defense - All Levels

Coach: Jim Lafo


Monday, October 10th5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington

Monday, October 10th, 5:00pm-6:00pm


All age levels

Coach: Chris Shore



Monday, October 17th,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington

Monday, October 17th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

1 timers -  All Program Levels 

Coach:  Chris Shore



Monday, October 24th,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington


Monday, October 24th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Fun Games - All Levels

Coaches: Chris Shore














by posted 09/11/2016
A Message From Our President

A Message From Our President


 I am deeply honored to be asked to be on the board of directors for West Haven Youth Hockey.  Accepting the challenge of being president humbles me in that West Haven Youth Hockey is where I began my career as a player in the league's inaugural season in 1968. I feel it is time to give back to the organization that provided me with a solid foundation, not only in the world of hockey, but in life in general. I had success and heartache throughout my tenure as a player in West Haven Youth Hockey, but the one constant was the positive reinforcement I received from all the dedicated volunteer moms, dads, and coaches with whom I came in contact. Most importantly, I learned how to be a PART of a TEAM. The lesson of learning to win or lose with dignity and class was foremost. 
 As I ventured away from West Haven for high school and college, while continuing to play hockey, I was often met with respect when those I encountered became aware of my hockey roots.  West Haven hockey is held in high esteem in the hockey world, and I have always been proud to call this town and this program home.  Without question, my experiences with this organization and our great sport have opened many doors for me that would not have been available otherwise. 
My goal in working for our WHYH community is to provide an environment that allows our boys and girls to grow as athletes, as teammates and as people.   I'd like the kids to be able to look back on this period of their lives and remember not only wins or losses, but the people they met and the lasting relationships they built.  Ideally, I'd like them to enjoy the experience so much that they'll still be playing at my age! 
I look forward to seeing everyone at the rink.               
 Kyle Bensen  

by posted 08/03/2016
Learn to Play Hockey!

Come learn to play hockey!


No cost for the first 12 weeks!

Lessons begin September 17, 2016 at 10:30 am at Bennett Rink in West Haven.  Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in and get equipment on.



  Hockey equipment packages are available at Whitie Bensen Athletic Equipment, 38 Saw Mill Road, West Haven.


Packages include: helmet/cage, elbow and shin pads, gloves, stick and skates (up to size 13) $75.00


Helmet/Cage, elbow and shin pads, gloves, stick and skates (up to size 5) $90.00


Please Note:  These packages are subsidized by West Haven Youth Hockey, and are only available for West Haven Youth Hockey Learn to Play participants. Please bring your registration form to Whitie Bensen’s when purchasing your equipment. 


Jerseys will be provided.  Registration opens August 1, 2016 at www.westhavenyha.org.  Click on the red "Register Now" button on the top of the page.


For more information, please contact Callan McKeon at callan.mckeon@sbcglobal.net

by posted 08/01/2016
Online Payment Instructions

Credit Card and eCheck payments can now be made online by logging in to our website, click on 'My Acount' at the top, then click on the 'Pay Now' button in the lower right corner, or you can click on the link in your payment reminder e-mail

There are several payment options available:

  • Pay the full balance in one installment
  • Pay in two equal installments due on June 1st and August 1st
  • Pay in four equal installments due on June 1st, July 1st, August 1st and September 1st

Please refer to the costs and payment schedules that can be found in the 'Documents' section of our Home Page.  Please be aware that the online balances shown may not be accurate, the league uses other methods to track payments and balances.  

Checks payable to West Haven Youth Hockey can be placed in the WHYH payment box in the lobby of the rink or mailed to:

PO Box 17453

West Haven, CT  06516


Please see the example of the payment screen below for Credit Card and eCheck payments


Before entering your credit card or bank information and clicking on the 'Submit Payment' at the bottom of the payment screen, it is very important to change the amount in the 'Unit $' box to the amount that you are paying at this time, then pressing the 'Tab' key.  After pressing 'Tab' the 'Total to Charge' amount will also change.  If you don't change the amount, your credit card or bank account will be charged the full amount due. 


Payment Screen Example


Qty. Description Unit $ Total
1 Players Name- 2016-2017 $ 400.00 $400.00
Subtotal:  $400.00
Applicable CT Sales Tax:  $0.00
Total to Charge:  $400.00


by posted 07/14/2016
West Haven Youth Hockey Mailing Address

West Haven Youth Hockey
PO Box 17453
West Haven, CT 06516

by posted 01/25/2014
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