The West Haven Bantam Program will consist of the following teams:
Bantam ½ year for High School and Prep School age players
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.
West Haven Youth Hockey is pleased to announce the following coaching staff for the 2016-17 season:
Mite A: Dan Kelly, Head Coach
Mite B: Callan McKeon, Head Coach
Squirt A: Paul Moriarty, Head Coach
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 in2014, 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.