The rink at Middlsesex School will open on November 1, 2014. Specific ice assignments will be forthcoming.
CCYH is very fortunate to have access to the Middlesex rink, and we are eager to be good guests at their facility. As such, please note the following reminders:
1) Middlesex is a residential school, with classes 6 days per week, and a wide range of sports and other activities taking place all week. When you are in the rink, please use the rink and east lobby warm room area only. Siblings, other guests etc. should not use the basketball courts, squash courts or other facilities. If you bring food, coffee, newspapers etc. into the rink, please remove your trash.
2) Parking, especially on Saturday mornings, is very tight in the rink lot. Please park only in designated areas, be respectful of other drivers and be careful of student and (little) CCYH pedestrians.
3) Please make sure that players and visitors DO NOT go past the yellow barriers that block the Zamboni access. The Zamboni is a large and dangerous machine. Only coaches and other designated adults should be in the bench area, and no players should use the team rooms or puck shooting areas on the west side of the rink.
4) Have fun and please send me any issues or questions (I am also the COO at Middlesex!)
Beginning on November 1, CCYH will open another season of Pond Hockey sessions.
These sessions are Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 AM at the Middlesex School rink. Mites, Squirts and Pee Wees are invited to come for pick up hockey in a "mini game" format. Coaches will be on the ice to facilitate play, and players must wear full equipment.
Players signed up in the core program are welcome to come any time, free of charge. There is also a $100 "Pond Hockey only" option for skaters from other programs.
The Learn to Skate and Mosquito (Learn to Play Hockey) Programs are open for registration for the 2014-2015 season.
The Mosquito program is geared for Boys and Girls who were born between 1/1/2007 and 12/31/2010. For the 2014-1015 season, the CCYH Mosquito participants will skate on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:10am – 9:10am at the Middlesex School. Programs will begin the first week of November and will run through the end of February. Our coaches will help kids to improve their skating, and learn the basics of stick-handling, passing and game awareness. Our program follows USA Hockey’s ADM model focusing on small area games and drills that help kids learn the game in a fun, age-appropriate way. To register, please click on the "Register Online" tab at www.CCYH.org.
For more information on both programs, you can contact TJ Umina at
CCYH hopes you and your young athletes have had an enjoyable summer to date.
We wanted to remind everyone that although it is hot outside, the Hot Shot planners are working hard on the details of the upcoming season. We have some exciting new plans in place for the 2014-2015 season.
We will be expanding the program to 6 teams, and we look forward to a total roster of up to 76 players this season. Matt Crozier and Rob Crawford have generously agreed to take control of the Hot Shot program. Tim First will continue to assist in officiating and general coaching tactics. We are all looking forward to a fun hockey experience for players and parents alike.
As in previous years, our season will get started in the first week of November at Middlesex School, and run through the end of February. The ages for Hot Shot registration will remain the same. Boys, and girls aged between 8-14 will be accepted. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept players turning 15 prior to 12/31/14. Please also note that Hot Shots is a recreational league, and should not be used as a "second team" for players already registered in core town or club programs.
Please, please, please register early. Every year my dreaded communications have been to those that try to register too late, and get bumped out. There is nothing worse than telling a family that their son or daughter cannot play. The program WILL fill up, so please register.
As in the past, we will need plenty of help coaching, officiating, time-keeping, and picture taking. Please consider how you can help out.
Matt, Rob, and I look forward to seeing you all come Hot Shots week one. If you have any questions prior to the season kick off, please contact Matt, Rob or Tim