Coaching applications for the 2016-17 season are now being accepted. The application can be found under the Online Forms tab. All coaches applying for a head coach position MUST be present at the March 1st board meeting to speak before the board in order to be considered.
As we head into the final stretch of the 2015-16 hockey season, please take a moment to provide an evaluation on your player's coaches; head coach and assistant coaches. This survey will remain open until Sunday February 28th. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and provides the association with the necessary information in providing your player's with a great coaching staff.
Knights Corner - This Week in South Windsor Youth Hockey
Knights Corner - 2/1/16 Update
Here's the past week in South Windsor Hockey.
Pee Wee A played one of their best games of the year at home on Sunday, defeating New Canaan 7-3 in a Tier 2 game. South Windsor brought a swarming intensity that the very strong New Canaan team simply could not handle. Defense was ferocious in the offensive zone with scoring blasts from the point and keeping the puck in the offensive zone. Offense was unselfish with constant passing. South Windsor scored short-handed and killed off a 5 on 3 penalty. Way to go Pee Wees and congrats!!!
Squirt A defeated Darien 4-1 on Saturday and they are continuing their strong year, currently sitting in 3rd place in Tier 3 in Connecticut. Great job!
Squirt B put up an exciting 1-0 win on Sunday against the Whalers. The game including a clean break-away by the Whalers with about a minute in the game. Goalie Eric Prates came up big with the save. Then, with about 30 seconds to go, while the Whalers had pulled their goalie and pressed in the offensive zone with great pressure, the puck was mistakenly covered by a player in the crease, giving the Whalers another chance to tie the game with a penalty shot. Goalie Eric Prates again came up huge with the save, allowing the team to lock down the game and celebrate their hard earned victory. Shut out credit goes to goalie Eric and the winning goal was scored by Knights player Logan Sherwood. Well done and congrats!!!
Mite Aplayed one of their best full ice games on Saturday but fell short against Greater New Haven. Dillon Seals was attacking the net all game and the entire team worked well together on both offense and defense. On Sunday, they went back to cross-ice against the Northeast Ice Dogs. The Mite A had a number of players find the back of the net and some great passing and back checking as well. Ben Albert played his best game of the season and Jason Backman played well in net.
Mite B had a “practice session” with Newington (away) on Saturday. The ice was split and the teams split. Newington had at least twice as many players, giving the Knights A LOT of ice time. All were sweaty in the end, including the goalie (braved by Zane Dubiel), and the water jugs were empty! Mite B then hosted Northeast on Sunday; another cross ice game. The teams were evenly matched with Noah Butler dominating in the goal. Congratulations to Josh Bluestein, who was our team Captain this weekend.
Mite FCI traveled to Bolton this week facing off against two different squads of Echo Stars. The South Windsor crew showed up with only success on their minds. They played an extremely strong pair of games, shutting down the opposition at every turn. Great breakouts, passing and unselfish play were the keys to success. While the team as a whole played outstanding in front of Austin Heath in goal. Carter Cornish and Evan Dunn were the players of the games.
2. South Windsor High School Hockey
If you're not watching any South Windsor High School hockey games, you're really missing out. They had a huge week with wins against East Catholic and Glastonbury. Remember, they may be older and in high school, but these are our South Windsor hometown hockey players. Come cheer them on and enjoy some great hockey. Free admission to South Windsor Youth Hockey players if they are wearing their jerseys. The Bobcats are home on Saturday against Farmington-Windsor-Avon at 4:30.
3. That Time of the Year
This time of year has lots going on with the overall South Windsor Youth Hockey Association.
a) Board Nominations - If you have someone in mind for the Association's Board of Directors, you may nominate them at this time. Nominations are open and should be sent to the Secretary, Marlene Swan at
. Voting will take place in a month on March 1st at the Board Meeting.
b) Board Meeting - There is a regular monthly Board Meeting tonight at 7:30 at Nomad's. All are welcome.
4. Coaches Game
This past weekend, South Windsor Youth Hockey hosted the Annual Coaches Game. It was Saturday night and it gave the coaches a chance to play some hockey against each other, it gave the parents a chance to see what the coaches can really do on the ice and finally, best of all, it gave a chance for the kids to cheer and heckle the coaches. It was lots of fun for everyone, with the Gold team winning 7-1. Picture below on our website of the Coaches who played.
5. Quote of the Week
"In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." -- Rudy
Hope everyone has a really great week of hockey!!!
On our web site, we have an area called "The Exchange." In this area, you can post items you have for sale, for free, or your lost and found items. By default, items will stay out in the exchange area for 2 weeks, but you can extend the time or delete the item at any time during the 2 weeks.
It may be best to start your description with FOR SALE or LOST or FOUND or FREE, then what you are posting - like SKATES or HELMET or GOALIE LEG PADS. We're open to suggestions... hopefully this area will be helpful.