Bantam A had a strong weekend. First, they beat Wonderland on Saturday, 3-2. Then they dominated New Canaan on Sunday, 8-1, led by an all-star performance by Zach Jarvis who put the puck in the net FOUR times. Way to go Zach and congrats to the team on a strong weekend anchored by solid goaltending from Derek Leshak.
Bantam A1 also had a very successful weekend with two solid wins. First, they beat Enfield 5-1 on Saturday and then the Whalers, 7-2, on Sunday. Great job Bantams and congratulations!!!
Pee Wee B struggled this weekend but the players learned something important. They had two games that were close until later in the game. They were even winning one of their games by two goals. But they spent much of the game losing races to the puck, and running out of energy in the third period. It's a light bench, with only ten skaters. This lesson applies to every player on every team. It is this. The skating drills the coaches work on with the kids to skate faster, lower, stronger, these are the most fundamentally important skills for all players to work on. They build stamina and speed, both of which are required for hockey competition. And it's why our South Windsor Skills Coach, John DiSalvatore, has been working with the kids to learn to skate better. While it may not look as glorious or fun as playing small area games at practice, all parents need to encourage all players to work hard and practice the skating that is practiced at Skills Nights and reinforced in practice.
Squirt A had a fun weekend. They were present for the Wolf Pack's opening night at the XL Center this past Friday night. Check out the attached photo of the team on the Wolf Pack bench.
Squirt C beat Avon 4-2 on Saturday with some incredible efforts. Mason Trombley led the team with a hat trick. And even though they lost on Sunday, he had his third hat trick of the season on Sunday. Great win for the team and well done to Mason. Congrats!!!
Mite B started off their season's game schedule with a tough A team out of Northwestern on Saturday. Strong goaltending from Aiden Christensen kept the game close, while Bradley Jennes and Braeden Riley netted a pair of goals. On Sunday, the Knights got their first taste of traveling with an away game to Cromwell to face the Whalers. South Windsor showed they were ready to play by jumping out to an early lead and never gave it up. Tyler King and Ford King (no relation) played solid on defense, while Austin Heath and Caiden Rojas really showed off their play making abilities.
Reminder that South Windsor Youth Hockey provides free professional goalie development to all of its goalies. This week, Tuesday evening, we have goalie clinics scheduled. Please be sure that if your son/daughter is one of our goalies, take advantage of this professional goalie coaching and attend.
3. Quote of the Week
"A winner is someone who works to become a champion all the time, even when no one is watching." --- Unknown
South Windsor Youth Hockey is sponsoring Free Learn to Skate sessions in October and November. All participants will receive 2 complimentary tickets to a Wolf Pack game!
SESSION 1 - Sunday's in October from 8:10 to 9:10 am: October 2, 9, 16, 23
SESSION 2 - Saturday's in November from 8:10 to 9:10 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26
All participants are required to wear hockey skates, hockey helmet and hockey gloves to participate.$99 equipment packages are available for purchase which include skates, helmet and gloves. South Windsor Arena staff will properly fit all equipment during the registration / sizing dates.
All skaters interested in participating will be required to register online and attend one of the registration and sizing sessions identified below.
Click Here to register online, print your registration confirmation email, and bring your confirmation and player to the registration / equipment sizing at South Windsor Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd (Route 5), on one of the following dates/times:
Session 1 - September 20 or September 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Session 2 - October 17 or October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
For questions please contact Brooke Trombley at 860-830-8820.
In House I is the introduction to hockey basics. Children that have completed the 4 (four) week Learn to Skate program are now ready for the In House I program. Each child is individually developed based on their ability, and then taught more intensely on the aspects of skating, stick and puck control, and basic game instruction. The players gain confidence on their skates and in using a hockey stick, so the cross ice games become a fun environment. The program is directed by USA Hockey coaching and instruction, which is universal throughout the US. In House I begins after the first Learn to Skate session has completed and meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings for an hour. The Saturday and Sunday schedule will be provided to you by the Association.
In House II is the continuation of the In House I program. This is open to all young players. The emphasis is on skill development and introduction to small area games in a fun environment.
If you have any questions please contact Head Coach
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.