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CHC Player Release Form: 2014-2015
04/13/2014
Dear Parents, If your child is playing hockey for another USA...
Potential NCWC Midget Team...PLEASE READ
04/09/2014
We are exploring the possibility of forming a Midget team (birth...
Bantam A's lose tight one in USA Hockey National Finals
04/06/2014
Congratulations to our Bantam A players and Coaches for an amazing...
Ice Cats: U12 & U14 Tryouts (DATES ANNOUNCED)
03/08/2014
We are pleased to announce the tryout dates for the Connecticut Ice...
 
CHC Player Release Form: 2014-2015
by posted 04/13/2014
 

Dear Parents,

If your child is playing hockey for another USA Hockey organization this upcoming season (Mid Fairfield, Ice Cats, etc...) for the first time, please notify our Registrar via .  In this email, please include the following:

1) Name of transferring hockey player 
2) Address
3) Telephone number
4) Date of birth
5) New CHC/USA Hockey Program: Mid Fairfield Peewees, etc...  ***Please be specific***

Upon receipt of this email, verification by the Winter Club's Treasurer that your account is PAID in FULL and approval from the Winter Club's President, a release form will be immediately emailed to the appropriate CHC contact by the Winter Club's Registrar.  You will receive a confirmation email so that you know that this release form has been sent.  You can expect the turnaround time to occur within seven (7) business days or less for all requested releases.

The Winter Club's deadline for requesting a Player Release is Friday, May 9.  All other requests after this date will be processed once the new season begins in early September.  

If your child is transferring to the Winter Club to play hockey from another USA Hockey organization this upcoming season (Mid Fairfield, Stamford Sharks, etc...), please notify your previous organization's Registrar via email and request a CHC 2014-15 Player Release.  In this email, please include the following:

1) Name of transferring hockey player 
2) Address
3) Telephone number
4) Date of birth
5) New CHC/USA Hockey Program: Winter Club Peewees, etc... 

Please let our New Canaan Registrar know when you have requested this release for your son/daughter to be transferred to the Winter Club.  

If you have any questions, please contact our Registrar at .     

Hockey Policy Committee 


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Potential NCWC Midget Team...PLEASE READ
by posted 04/09/2014
 

We are exploring the possibility of forming a Midget team (birth years 1998 and 1999) for the 2014-5 season.  If you are interested, please contact Jenny LaFond at .  Please be specific and honest with your interest level as there will be a considerable amount of effort required to pull this together. 

More to come on this possibility as we better understand the demand from our Membership.

HPC


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Bantam A's lose tight one in USA Hockey National Finals
by posted 04/06/2014
 

Congratulations to our Bantam A players and Coaches for an amazing season...game report below

 

HACKENSACK, NJ - One more sunny day in NJ as our Neighborhood Club boys played their way into the final game that could be played in the Bantam 2013-2014 season. These outside boys had dreamed about this day back in September and it was now a reality.  As all the parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, past coaches and fans from NCWC enjoyed one last pre-game gathering outside, the Frogtown boys looked out over a clean sheet of ice and put the past 5 days, 5 games, all the superstitions, and thrills in perspective.  They had a quiet confidence as they got ready to take on the Chesterfield squad who came in with a strong 5-0 record.  This would be NCWC’s toughest foe.  As the Anthem played one could see the legs slowly moving, the deep breathes taking place and when the cheers ensued from the large NCWC contingent all knew the boys were ready to play.

Our Frogtown boys would strike first with 3:30 to go in the 1st as Gammill battled to get the puck and then moved it to Pastor who hit Walker Stevens with a pass who then head manned it to George McMahon and a shot ensued and Glover found the rebound and tucked it in for the 1-0 lead.  The NCWC faithful were in a frenzy.  The start of the second was kind to the boys as Hughes, Murdock, Grise and Granito worked hard together making passes and shooting and a rebound made its way to Granito in the slot who sniped and hit upper corner and left no doubt NCWC had a 2-0 lead.  As this writer has preached to many teams in the past the 3rd goal would prove to be the biggest goal – the 3-0 put away or the 2-1 momentum changer.  Unfortunately it was the 2-1 goal that came next as Chesterfield converted on a perfect odd man rush.  The balance of the 2ndwould find the ice tilting in Chesterfields’ favor.  Falcon made save after save and our D men, Webster, Hughes, Pastor, Hays, Hutchison and Stevens battled hard and held their ground working low to clear pucks and take away space from Chesterfield in front.  A  few good opportunities created by Quinn McMahon, Mac Deane and Dillon Kaynor got the NCWC crowd going again, but Chesterfield stood tall in their own defensive zone.  The 2-1 NCWC lead was taken into the locker room as the ice was cleaned.

The final 16 minutes of the season were ahead of both squads and their fans.  Both teams knew a powerful emotion lay ahead of them one way or the other.  The puck dropped and both teams played like finalists, giving very little space to their opponent and minimizing chances.  It would take a power play goal beautifully executed by Chesterfield to knot this game at 2.  As the game wore on Chesterfield seemed to get stronger and stronger, but Falcon stood tall.  Then that dreaded loose puck scramble occurred in front  with just over 2 minutes to play and it found its way onto the opponent’s stick and he left no doubt as he buried it to put Chesterfield ahead 3-2.  NCWC did no lay down and created a few near miss opportunities as they pulled their kicker for an extra attacker.  This time though they would be on the receiving end of an empty netter with a few seconds to go and they found themselves looking at a scoreboard that read 2-4 – Chesterfield.  The shoulders slumped, they surrounded their goalie, Coach Gerwig and Keith brought them in one last time, and they heard the cheers from all the fans.  Their season had come to an end – the ride was over.   They went through that final handshake line with class – heads held high knowing they did all they could – knowing they made their neighborhood club proud and wore the red, white and green with pride.  The real sadness was not the loss, but knowing it was all over – that was the emotion they feared – not losing, but it all ending.  For 12 of these boys their NCWC youth hockey careers came to an end – in the last possible game they could play.  7 of then started in our JHL as their JHL coach watched from the stands.  10 of them played Mites as their Mite coach cheered them on.  And all except for two played squirts and pee wees together at the cub and that coach as well watched in Hackensack.  This was a true TEAM – not just this year – but from their young Mite years. 

Any sorrow should be put aside and the Frogtown boys should smile – smile because they had an opportunity to make the journey they did, together as a group of friends and teammates led in their final year by two dedicated coaches who became their leaders and friends.  These coaches helped mold them all into fine young men and taught them to be resilient and compete.  This writer had the privilege of coaching many of these boys on a mite developmental team and then on a Mite Travel team.  There is a sting for these boys knowing they were so close – but there is such joy for them knowing what our Club did for all of them - not just this season – but for many past ones as well.  They realized this for sure as they looked up into the stands and saw all the NCWC fans who were all there to cheer them on and to acknowledge their great journey. 

You GOT THERE boys – well done.

So time for some different “outdoor” fun – bring on the lax, baseball and all other spring sports – finally!

Over and out,

…Tight Laces


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Ice Cats: U12 & U14 Tryouts (DATES ANNOUNCED)
by posted 03/08/2014
 
We are pleased to announce the tryout dates for the Connecticut Ice Cats U12 and U14 Girls teams. 
 
Tryouts:

U12 (Birth Years '02 and '03)

Friday, April 25: 5:30-6:30 pm @ CPCT (Last Names A-J)
Friday, April 25: 6:40-7:40 pm @ CPCT (Last Names K-Z)

Saturday, April 26:  5:30-6:30 pm @ CPCT (Last Names K-Z)
Saturday, April 26:  6:40-7:40 pm @ CPCT (Last Names A-J)

Sunday, April 27:  10:00-11:00 am @ Terry Connors Ice Rink (Group 1, TBD)
Sunday, April 27:  11:10 am-12:10 pm @ Terry Connors Ice Rink (Group 2, TBD)
 
U14 (Birth Years '00 and '01)

Friday, April 25: 7:50-8:50 pm @ CPCT

Saturday, April 26:  7:50-8:50 pm @ CPCT

Sunday, April 27:  7:10-8:10 pm @ Darien Ice Rink
 
More details to follow in April about registration, tryout fees, payment, etc...  Coaches and travel supplements will be posted prior to tryouts.

HPC
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