Jon DiSalvatore is a South Windsor Youth Hockey Alumni who has gone on to have a successful hockey career playing at Providence College and in the AHL; NHL and in Europe. Take a look at this interview with Gotta Love CT Hockey where he talks about getting his start in SW!!
Registration for South Windsor Youth Hockey's 2015/2016 In House Program is now open. Click Here to register now.
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
South Windsor Youth Hockey Learn To Skate is the beginner program for a new skater. It is designed to teach boys and girls ages four to ten years old the basics of skating. It consists of four "on-ice" sessions. Once these four on-ice sessions have been completed, the Learn To Skate beginner will be able to transition into the In House I program.
The cost of the Learn to Skate program is $99.00 and it includes hockey skates, helmet with face mask and gloves and 2 complimentary WolfPack game tickets! If the skater provides their own equipment, the cost is $50.00. Helmets must be certified hockey helmets.
SESSION 1 - Sunday from 8:10 to 9:15 am: October 4, 11, 18, 25
or SESSION 2 - Saturday from 8:10 to 9:15 am: November 7, 14, 21, 28
All skaters interested in participating in the Learn to Skate program will be required to register online and attend one of the registration and sizing sessions identified below.
Please register Online, print your registration confirmation email, and bring your confirmation and player to the equipment sizing at South Windsor Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd (Route 5), on one of the following dates/times:
Session 1 registration and sizing will be held on Tuesday September 22nd at 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Session 2 registration and sizing will be held on: Tuesday October 20th at 5:30 to 7:30 pm
For questions please contact Liz Torres at (860) 230-8188.
At the registration, your child will receive hockey skates, a helmet with face mask and gloves. South Windsor Arena staff will properly fit all equipment. A Learn to Skate informational pamphlet will be provided to each participant at registration identifying the format of the program which will include:
Explanation of what the program offers;
How participants should be dressed;
How participants advance with hockey after Learn to Skate; and
Anyone interested in becoming a referee here's how you can make that happen!!
1. Register as official with USA Hockey (early August)
2. Register for USA Hockey official's seminar
3. Attend seminar
4. Complete USA Hockey's on line open book test
5. Successful completion of 1-4 will get official certified with USA Hockey (17 or less ages)
6. Apply for membership with IHONC (download application from IHONC.org). Mail with membership fee.
7. IHONC will email new official regarding acceptance with account information for user to access the Arbiter and IHONC.org site as a member
8. Official will be scheduled mentor games AFTER official has received their USA Hockey crest.
9. Official should have all equipment needed before working any games. Refer to FAQ on the IHONC.org site.
10. Officials should make every effort to attend IHONC monthly training (third Tuesday's of every month starting in Sept)
11. Right now no minimum age, however USA Hockey does not allow an official to work an age group equal to or higher than the officials own age group. A 14 year old can only officiate mites and squirts. Mites will play cross ice sept thru dec and generally organizations do not request officials for cross ice games. Therefore there is limited games for 12 year olds.
CHC requires that players moving to a new hockey program obtain a release. Please do not request your release until you have committed to the new organization. All financial obligations to South Windsor Youth Hockey must be fulfilled to receive the release.
If you require a release from South Windsor Youth Hockey, please provide the following information to
, SWYHA Secretary:
Player Full Name
Name of New Hockey Program
All releases will be sent directly to CHC for processing.
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.