Sunday, April 12, from 10am – 12pm, at the Hamden Rink.
All players must come, sign the commitment letter and make first payment to secure their spot on a team. If player does not sign and make payment on or before this date, spot on roster can and will be in jeopardy.
**** All times are subject to change based on registration numbers ****
HAMDEN YOUTH HOCKEY WILL BE FIELDING THE FOLLOWING TEAMS;
HAMDEN MITES INVADE Vermont POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
The Hamden Youth Hockey Mite Division participated in the 1st Annual New England Pond Hockey Tournament in Fairlee, Vermont on February 21st and 22nd. There were over 30 teams playing on 16 rinks with competition all the way from Pennsylvania and Canada. Despite sub-zero temperatures and a brief blizzard the teams fought through all their battles with plenty of smiles and fun all- round. Off-ice activities included a marshmallow roast, knee-hockey competition, swimming, horse drawn sleigh rides and 120 seat movie theater. It was a family event with hockey at its roots.
The Hamden Pee Wee A team recently took home the gold medal in the American Cup held in Lake Placid February, 20-22. They captured the gold 35 years to the day that Team USA upset the Russians in the Miracle on Ice. The Dragons defeated top teams from South Boston, Lowell, MA, and Cranford, NJ. Goaltender Charlie Miller posted a 1.00 GAA through four games and was named tournament MVP.
The gold medal was not the only highlight of the trip to Lake Placid. The team enjoyed many activities in Lake Placid including bobsledding, snow tubing, pond hockey, and skating on the Olympic Oval. Players also ran into some hockey celebrities including NHL greats Mike Millbury and Jeremy Roenick as well as Team USA hero, Jim Craig. The team also got the chance to attend the "Relive the Miracle" ceremony honoring the 1980 USA team. All 19 surviving members of the team were there to share stories of that special time and to honor their late teammate Bob Suter whose jersey was raised to the rafters at the end of the ceremony.
THANK YOU TO JONATHAN QUICK FOR BRINGING THE CUP TO THE PLAYERS OF HAMDEN YOUTH HOCKEY.
If you were able to make it up to the rink on July 7th, you know what a great pleasure it was for the kids of Hamden Youth Hockey to have one of their own bring the Stanley Cup to Hamden, and take the time share it.