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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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September Friday Skills and Drills
09/23/2016
September Friday Night Skills and Drills   September 23...
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
09/21/2016
Our Yankee Candle Fundraiser has begun!   This year our...
Learn to Play Hockey Starts this Weekend!
09/15/2016
Reminder!  Learn to Play Hockey      Learn...
Fantastic Kickoff Picnic!
09/14/2016
Thank you to all that came out for our kickoff picnic!      
Learn to Skate Program
09/14/2016
     Learn to Skate Program Fall 2016 Ages...
Haunted Shootout Hotel Information
09/12/2016
Haunted Shootout Hotel Information   The Haunted Shootout...
Specialty Clinics/Skills and Drills
09/11/2016
September Specialty Clinic Schedule   Monday, September...
Upcoming Clinics
08/29/2016
Upcoming Clinics!   Goalie Clinic:  September 12th 5:00pm-6:00pm  Instructors:...
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...
Online Payment Instructions
07/14/2016
Credit Card and eCheck payments can now be made online by logging...
Calling All Volunteers!
06/29/2016
Calling All Volunteers!!     Volunteers are...
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
 
September Friday Skills and Drills

September Friday Night Skills and Drills

 

September 23 6:00pm-7:00pm Pee Wee/Bantam

Guest Coaches:  Greg Mondo and Lisa Giovanelli

 

September 30 6:00pm-7:00pm Squirts

Guest Coach:  Joe Degorcy 


by posted 09/23/2016
Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Our Yankee Candle Fundraiser has begun!

 

This year our top selling player will receive a $100 gift card to Whitie Bensen Athletic Equipment.  Our second place top selling skater will receive a $50 gift card to Whitie Bensen Athletic Equipment.  Third top selling skater will receive a $25 gift card to Whitie Bensen Athletic Equipment.

 

The team that sells the most will get a team pizza party!!!

 

Order forms need to be returned to your team representative by October 12, 2016.

 

If you have any questions or need additional order forms,  please contact Kristy Alling, kl.biela@gmail.com.

 


by webmaster posted 09/21/2016
Learn to Play Hockey Starts this Weekend!

Reminder!  Learn to Play Hockey 

 

 

Learn to Play Hockey will be on Saturdays from 10:30am-11:30am and Sundays from 11:00am-12:00pm at Bennett Rink. 

For more information please click on the Learn to Play tab, or contact Callan McKeon at callan.mckeon@sbcglobal.net.


by posted 09/15/2016
Fantastic Kickoff Picnic!

Thank you to all that came out for our kickoff picnic!  

 

 


by posted 09/14/2016
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

Schedule

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

Registration and Fees

CLASSES FILL QUICKLY*

$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

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Participant Name____________________________________________________________________________Age_______

Name of additional child/children ______________________________________________________Age(s) ____

Address_____________________________________________________Town_____________________State__

Email_________________________________________________Phone_________________Cell___________

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


by posted 09/14/2016
Haunted Shootout Hotel Information

Haunted Shootout Hotel Information

 

The Haunted Shootout will be Friday October 21-23 in Marlborough MA.  Squirts through Bantams will be participating.  The league will be staying at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center.  A full breakfast buffet is included in the price.  Please call to reserve your room before September 21st.  Rooms will be released back to their inventory after that date and the group rate will not apply.  When calling tell them you are with the West Haven Youth Hockey group.  It is a 2 night minimum and the rate is $139 per night.  

Best Western 508-460-0700


by posted 09/12/2016
Specialty Clinics/Skills and Drills

September Specialty Clinic Schedule

 

Monday, September 12th,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington

 

Monday, September 12th,  5:00pm-6:00pm

Checking Clinic  Bantams and Pee Wees only

Coach: Jim Lafo

 

Monday, September 19th,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington

Monday, September 19th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Slap shots/wrist shots

All age levels

Coach: Chris Shore

 

 

Monday, September 26th,  5:00pm-6:00pm 

Goalie Clinic

Coaches: Tim McWade

Jamie Sharretto

J.P Withington

Monday, September 26th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

​Face offs

Centers- All program levels, 

Coach:  Chris Shore

 

 

SKILLS AND DRILLS

Friday, September 16th 6:00pm-7:00pm  Squirts

Friday, September 23rd, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pee Wees and Bantams

Friday, September 30th, 6:00pm-7:00pm Squirts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 09/11/2016
Upcoming Clinics

Upcoming Clinics!

 

Goalie Clinic:  September 12th 5:00pm-6:00pm 

Instructors:  Tim McWade

​Jamie Sharretto

J.P. Withington

 

 

Specialty Clinics

Begins Monday September 12th 5:00pm-6:00pm

This clinic will run for nine weeks.

Guest Instructors and further information coming soon!

 

 

Skills and Drills

Fridays from 6:00-7:00pm

This clinic will run on alternate weeks.  Mites and Squirts the first week, then Pee Wees and Bantams the second week.  

Beginning date and guest instructor information coming soon!

 

 


by posted 08/29/2016
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, 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

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
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
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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