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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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It's That Time of Year!!!
08/24/2016
It's that time of year... the ice is being prepared!  Time...
A Message From Our President
08/03/2016
A Message From Our President    I am deeply honored...
Learn to Play Hockey!
08/01/2016
Come learn to play hockey!   No cost for the first 12...
Pre-Season Skating Opportunity
07/31/2016
Looking for a pre-season skating opportunity?   Top Shelf...
Online Payment Instructions
07/14/2016
Credit Card and eCheck payments can now be made online by logging...
Save the Date!
07/12/2016
Save the Date!     West Haven Youth Hockey Kickoff...
Calling All Volunteers!
06/29/2016
Calling All Volunteers!!     Volunteers are...
Rita's Scoop Night Fundraiser
06/29/2016
RITA'S NIGHT SCOOP NIGHT FUNDRAISER     When:...
WHYHA 2016-17 Bantam Program
03/07/2016
West Haven Youth Hockey 2016-17 Bantam Program   The West...
Coaches for the 2016-17 Season
03/03/2016
West Haven Youth Hockey is pleased to announce the following coaching...
West Haven Youth Hockey Mailing Address
01/25/2014
West Haven Youth Hockey PO Box 17453 West Haven, CT 06516
 
It's That Time of Year!!!

It's that time of year... the ice is being prepared!  Time to get excited!  Practices begin soon!


by posted 08/24/2016
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.               
 
 Sincerely,
 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, 2017 (Time TBA) at Bennett Rink in West Haven.

 

 

  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
Pre-Season Skating Opportunity

Looking for a pre-season skating opportunity?

 

Top Shelf Power Skating Clinic might be what you are looking for! Michelle Kelly, one of our West Haven Youth Hockey Coaches is an instructor!

 

For more information or an application, email:  michelle.kelly@whschools.org

 

Brochure Information:


by posted 07/31/2016
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

IMPORTANT!!  

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

Items

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
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

 

 

West Haven Youth Hockey Kickoff Picnic!

When:  Sunday, September 11, 2016

Where:  Painter Park, Grove Area

Time:  11:00am-2:00pm

Details and activities will be posted soon!

 

 

 


by posted 07/12/2016
Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers!!

 

 

Volunteers are needed for Can Shake Nights!  Help West Haven Youth Hockey's fundraising efforts by volunteering for a time slot. Players, parents, and coaches are welcome!

 

Days and Times available:

 

 

September 18th  Stop and Shop of West Haven

Time slots are available from 10am-4pm

 

October 15th  Sam's Club, Orange CT

Time Slots are available from 10am on.

 

For More information and to volunteer for a time slot, please contact Kristy Alling at kl.biela@gmail.com.  Thank you for your continued support!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made July 9th's can shake successful!!!


by posted 06/29/2016
Rita's Scoop Night Fundraiser

RITA'S NIGHT SCOOP NIGHT FUNDRAISER

 

 

When:  September 1, 2016 

Where:  Rita's of West Haven  28 Ocean Avenue

What:  Rita's will donate a portion of their proceeds to West Haven Youth Hockey for items purchased from 6pm-10pm.


by posted 06/29/2016
WHYHA 2016-17 Bantam Program

West Haven Youth Hockey 2016-17 Bantam Program

 

The West Haven Bantam Program will consist of the following teams:

Bantam A

Bantam ½ year for High School and Prep School age players

Bantam B

Note: Any player playing on the ½ year team who chooses not to play HS or who doesn’t make HS will be placed on the appropriate team roster for the balance of the season

 

Bantam A Coaching Staff:

 

Andy Cafiero Head Coach – Andy has been coaching in West Haven for over 40 years with much of his time spent at the Bantam and Midget levels. He has won several State Championships, Regional and Sectional Championships at the T2 and T3 level and had made two National Championship appearances. Andy has coached many players over the years, some who have gone on to play D1 and pro hockey careers. He has a team first approach, a believes that holding his players accountable to be young men of character and values produce the best hockey teams and hockey experience.

 

Paul Marciniak Asst Coach – Paul has over ten years coaching experience and has been with West Haven for the last 8 years and has been to 3 State Title games, 1 State Championship and a National Championship appearance. Paul played HS hockey for ND West Haven, he went on to play Junior hockey and a short stint of Pro Hockey in the UHL.

 

Joe Morrell Asst Coach – Joe Morrell is the current coach of WHHS and has 25 years coaching High School and Youth hockey. Joe grew up playing in our program and has continued to help develop and grow our program. He is a true coach with an acumen to teaching the game and the skills. Joe has won and been to numerous State Championships and has a National Championship appearance. He started his coaching career soon after High School in our program and has successfully coached every level.

 

Bantam ½ year TBD soon

Bantam B TBD soon


by posted 03/07/2016
Coaches for the 2016-17 Season

West Haven Youth Hockey is pleased to announce the following coaching staff for the 2016-17 season:

 

Mite A:   Dan Kelly, Head Coach

Michelle Kelly

John Charbonneau

Elliott Dupe

 

Mite B:  Callan McKeon, Head Coach

Bill Ciccosanti

Jeff Guarino

 

Squirt A:  Paul Moriarty, Head Coach

PJ Aloi

 

Squirt B:  TBD

 

Pee Wee A:  Bill Austin, Head Coach

Bill began his coaching career  in 1984 at West Haven Youth Hockey as an assistant to Joe Morrell at the Squirt and Pee Wee A levels. Bill then moved to other organizations including Hamden, Yale and Greater New Haven as the head coach at the Squirt and Pee A levels. In 2005, Bill came back to West Haven as an assistant to Joe Simoes at the Pee Wee A level and became the Pee Wee A head coach in 2010. Over the course that 27 year period, he was part of teams that that won 4 Division 1 Connecticut State Championships along with 10 trips to the New England Regionals. Over that span, Bill also coached the Team CT Select 12 level, as an Assist Coach as the Head Coach and in 2014, he became the assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State University.  Bill is now very much looking forward to leveraging his experience back at West Haven Youth Hockey in 2016.

Bill Norton

Jeff Norton

 

Pee Wee B:  Jake Lynch

Pete Lynn

Don Froehlich

 

Bantam A:  Andy Cafiero, Head Coach

Paul Marciniak

Joe Morrell

 

Bantam 1/2 Year:  TBD

 

Bantam B:  TBD

 

Midget Minor U16 T2:  Michael Routh

Sean Faughnan

 

Midget Major U18 T2:  Michael Routh

Rob Dow

 

Midget Combo Open:  Matt D'Amato

Joe D'Amato

 

 


by posted 03/03/2016
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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