From Coach McCoy “What an awesome group of kids! We beat Bethlehem NY in the final in double OT by the score of 2-1. Kyle Posadas scores with a minute left in regulation to tie with a 6th attacker in the ice. Then Ryan Reynolds made two huge saves in the first overtime and Drew Mancini won it in the second overtime in a 3v3 situation.”
CT JR EAGLES TIER 1 GIRLS REGISTRATION LINK & TRYOUT INFORMATION
CT JUNIOR EAGLES GIRLS TIER 1 U16 & U19 INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce that WYHA’s CT Junior Eagles will once again be part of Connecticut Tier 1 Hockey. Our unique approach to how we run our Tier 1 teams has been very well received. There will be no major changes from our model that we have run over the last three years! We will continue to focus on player development, player exposure, and be 100% in sync with the players High School teams. We will remain “100% High School friendly” and focus on being highly competitive and getting the girls ready for their High School season!! School AWLAYS comes first!!
Our season will begin with a Tournament in June
We will play in the Beantown Tournament in July
We will play in the Mid Fairfield Tournament in August
We will of course have our now famous overnight weekend in Shelton (Weekend in August TBD)
We will play the Ironbound / MFF Showcase over Labor Day Weekend in Northford
Then it's Sunday games / practices until Thanksgiving
We have not, and have no plans to attend any tournament that conflicts with School. We focus on letting the students be students and allowing time for kids to be able to relax on weekends. That is what make our model special and we will continue to operate that way
All practices will be professionally run by IPH Hockey and ProCrease Goaltending. Remember our focus…………player development!! Practices will normally take place on Sunday mornings from the start of school through mid-November when we don’t have games. After that, we break for the girls High School seasons – depending on our success in Regionals we may pick up after
>>This year we may also be involved in the East Coast Wizards Holiday Invitational (U19's are set U16's still TBD) which takes place between XMas - New Years in MA<<
****TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES****
Tryout fee is $100 -- TRYOUTS WILL BE AT THE RINKS IN SHELTON
Fees will be set at $1450 (extra cost for Jersey/Socks if you need them approx. $150). As stated, if our season goes beyond Regionals, we will add additional practices/games as we see fit and then divide up the additional cost.
Last year, our Eagles represented over 13 different schools. This year we hope to make it even more! If anyone has any questions, or would like to be put in contact with any of our past parents to hear their opinions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Silverman910@gmail.com
Registration for our 2019-2020 Watertown Split & Full Season Midgets is now open
***Please Read The Entire Notification***
Due to CHC/USA Hockey rules, evaluations have been moved later into April and will be held at Veterans Arena in West Hartford:
Saturday April 13th 1:40-3:00
Saturday April 20th 11:00-12:30
Evaluation fee will be $75 and must be paid prior to the first evaluation on 4/13/19. We ask that everyone make their best effort to attend all three days.
Similar to other programs at WYHA -- We are in GROWTH MODE with our Midget programs. We are hoping to field 2 Split Season teams and 1 Full Season team. We understand that there are more needs for split season teams out there and are doing our best to help. We ask that everyone help spreading the word on our Midget program expansion!!
This is a great opportunity for ALL High School players in the area and also those who don't have High School teams to play on.
**VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE CORRECT BUTTON TO REGISTER**
This past year Watertown Youth Hockey entered two recreational hockey teams in the Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL). The CGHL hosts teams from throughout the state giving girls the opportunity to play girls hockey in a fun evironment through the U19 level. Last year, we entered teams at the U14 & U10 levels with the CGHL. For the upcoming season, we will enter CGHL teams based upon the number and age of girls who participate in our evaluations. One of the great parts about the CGHL is that they allow “age blending” to ensure competitive teams are entered. Lastly, given that the CGHL is “recreational hockey”, it allows Girls playing with other organizations on Boys/Co-ed teams, to still be able to play hockey on a girl’s only team.
*Please Note* If you are already enrolled & paid to tryout with Watertown Youth Hockey or Northwestern Youth Hockey for one of their Boy’s / Co-ed teams, you will not need to pay for the evaluations. Contact
on instructions on how to register without paying the required fee
Our Girls evaluations schedule is below. We will add additional evaluation dates/times/locations if needed.
Evaluation Schedule for All Age Groups
SUNDAY MARCH 31st 11:30am at The Rinks at Shelton
It's not too late to sign up, please click on a link below to register for our evaluations.
REGISTRATION LINKS NOW OPEN FOR SQUIRT - BANTAM TEAMS
We would like to inform all players and families about the team selection process for the Squirt – Bantam levels. The goal of the selection committee is to field the strongest and most competitive “A” team while properly placing skaters at their appropriate skill level
The evaluation and selection of teams will be performed by outside non WYHA evaluators.Larry Erickson, President of the Watertown Youth Hockey Association, will take part in the Evaluation process as a liaison to the Board of Directors of Watertown Youth Hockey.
Players will be evaluated during skating drills, small area games, and play in full ice situations. Goalies should tryout with their age groups at all sessions.If a player is trying out as a goalie, he/she will be placed on a team as a goalie only.
The selection committee will pick what they feel is the most competitive “A” team possible at each level.When deciding to place players, other factors will be considered in addition to the player’s performance in the tryouts.A player’s previous coaches may also be contacted directly by the selection committee if further input is needed.
No player is guaranteed a spot on any team based on their placement from the previous year.
It will be extremely difficult for a player that does not attend the scheduled tryouts to make the A team, and will most likely be placed on the B team.Under extenuating circumstances, the selection committee and the board reserve the right to place any player they see fit on the A team, if all parties feel that is where the player belongs.All players that wish to be placed on a Watertown Youth Hockey Travel team in the Squirt through Bantam levels, must pay the tryout fee, regardless of whether the skater attends the tryouts.
Good luck to all the players trying out for the 2019-2020 season!!
Don't forget our new referral program!! Refer up to 5 non WYHA players to our tryouts, and if they register, pay, and tryout you will be credited $50 per referral towards your 2019/2020 fees!!
ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD IN SHELTON (other than Bantams)