Mites/Squirts/PeeWees Tryout Registration Now Open
2015 Mites / Squirts / Pee Wees Tryout Registration Now Open
Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Mites and Squirts Warriors travel teams will take place from Saturday, March 28th through Tuesday, March 31st at the Northford Ice Pavilion (complete schedule below).
Pee Wee tryout dates have changed (please see complete schedule below). Players will be required to commit to their teams on Friday, April 3rd because of try out date changes.
We plan on rostering the following teams:
Pee Wee A
Pee Wee A1
Pee Wee B
Players must attend all three tryouts to be considered for A teams. Announcements for Mite and Squirt selections will be posted on the Warriors website the evening of March 31st. Pee Wee selections will be posted after the final tryout now on April 2nd.
Commitment letter signings for Mites and Squirts will be on Wednesday, April 1st, from 6pm - 8pm. A $300.00 deposit will be required at the time of signing.
Commitment letter signings for Pee Wees will be Friday, April 3rd, from 9:00am - 11:00am. A $300.00 deposit will be required at the time of signing.
We will roster additional teams dependent on skill-level and commitments.
Cost: Warriors Players: $75. All Other Players: $125.
We created the Warriors X-Ice Hockey League based on the philosophy of let the game be the teacher. The WXHL’s cross-ice, small area format conditions and improves all aspects of a player’s game, including skating, stick handling, shooting and more importantly, their reaction time. ALL WHILE HAVING FUN!
The WXHL is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. Players will be grouped by age on teams of 9-10 skaters and a goalie to ensure maximum ice-time. Play will consist of three, 15:00 minute periods, and will take place on Saturday and Sundays from April 25th to June 28th (10 weeks/20 games - full schedule below).
Skater’s Cost: $280. Includes 20 games and WXHL jersey.
Goalie Cost: $140 (must commit to position for all games)
Warriors Announce A1 & B-Level Coaches For The 2015-16 Season
The Greater New Haven Warriors are pleased to announce our
A1 & B level coaches for the
Bantam B – Tyler DeMartin
Coach Tyler DeMartin graduated from North Haven High School in 2012, and is currently attending Gateway Community College where he studies Exercise Science. Tyler assisted with Guilford and Mid Fairfield hockey programs. Tyler grew up with a love for hockey and has a passion to coach. Tyler was committed to getting better at hockey in his early years and would consistently go to Northford at 5 am before school for extra ice lessons! Dedication paid off as he fulfilled a hockey goal as he was the captain for North Haven Hockey. Tyler was also a former Warrior and looks forward to returning to GNH to share his in depth knowledge of hockey and experiences of being a leader and role model for the Bantam's.
PW A1 - Todd Forselius
Coach Forselius has been either playing or coaching in the Connecticut area for nearly 40 years. He began his career playing locally and continued up through the ranks eventually playing three years of midget hockey after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology. Coach Forselius had a brief stint in the New England Hockey League for the CT Cougars and Poughkeepsie Panthers. Coach Forselius previously coached in the Warriors organization and most recently was Head Coach of the Hamden Squirt A team.
PW B - The PW B coaching pool consists of Coach Eric Dillner, Coach Walter Kelly, and Coach Sean Barrett. All three coaches have worked with the Warriors Organization in the past and we are excited to have them aboard for next season. Coaching assignments will be decided after players are placed on teams post tryouts.
SQ A1 - Bill Sweet
Coach Sweet began his youth hockey career in Hamden before moving to the CT Wolves Tier I program prior to attending Fairfield Prep. He played three seasons for the Jesuits, capturing back-to-back state championships in 2000 and 2001 before rejoining the Wolves at the Junior level for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. Coach Sweet played his college hockey at Western New England University, skating three seasons for the Golden Bears. He began his coaching career while at WNE, making the trip to Northford in his role as an Assistant Coach for the Wolves Bantam major team and later as an Assistant for the Hamden High School girls’ team. Currently, Coach Sweet is the Head Coach of our Warriors Mite A team.
SQ B - The SQ B coaching pool consists of Coach Jimmy Obrien, Coach Andrew Bussman, Coach Ben Amarone, Coach Joe Podsiadlo, and Coach Ben Diangelo. Coach Jimmy Obrien and Andrew Bussman coached in the Warriors Mite program this past year and Coach Ben Amarone and Coach Ben Diangelo join us from the Warriors Mite Development program. Coach Joe Podsiadlo led our Light Travel program this past season. We are happy to welcome them to the Warriors travel program. Coaching assignments will be decided after players are placed on teams post tryouts.
Mite A1/B - The Mite A1 and B coaching pool consists of Coach Robert Salzano, Coach John Keaney, Coach Paul Mastriano, and Coach John Castiline. Coaches Robert Salzano and John Keaney worked with the Warriors Mite Travel program last season and will be joined by Coaches Paul Matriano and John Castiline who are joining Mite Travel after coaching in the Warriors Mite Development program last season. Coaching assignments will be decided after players are placed on teams post tryouts.
To register for Warriors tryouts or the pre-tryout camp, please clickHERE.
Warriors Announce A-Level Coaches for the 2015-16 Season
The Greater New Haven Warriors are pleased to announce our A-level coaches for the
Bantam A – Head Coach Scott Page, Assistant Coach Rence Coassin
Coach Page began his Major-Junior playing career with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League in 1996, staying two seasons with Sudbury before moving on to a season each with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Mississauga Ice Dogs. At the end of the 1998-99 season, Coach Page turned pro with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL and started the next season with the Mississippi Sea Wolves, before returning to complete the season with Mississauga. He then went on to play four seasons of Canadian collegiate hockey at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick and closed-out his playing career with the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League.
Coach Page began his Tier I coaching career with the CT Junior Bobcats at the Squirt Major level and moved onto the Pee Wee minor level with the CT Junior Wolf Pack and two seasons with the Central CT Yankees. Currently, Coach Page is the Head Coach of the GNH Warriors PWA team. He is a native of Mississauga, ONT.
Coach Coassin played his youth hockey in Mid-Fairfield where he captained the U-16 team to a national title before attending Choate Rosemary Hall. At Choate, Coach Coassin was a four-time Dean’s List honoree, an All-State performer his Junior and Senior year and was captain of the 2006 team. Following Choate, he played two seasons with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the EJHL, helping them to two national championships and was selected Captain in 2008. From there, Coach Coassin played four seasons with Harvard University of the ECAC, where he was an All-Academic Selection for two seasons. He closed out his playing career with Ritten Renon of Italy’s A league. Currently Coach Coassin joined Coach Page on the bench leading the GNH Warriors PWA team. Coach Coassin is a native of Hamden.
Peewee A - Bryan Leitch
Coach Leitch played his Junior Hockey in the British Columbia Hockey league with the Coquitlam Express and Merritt Centennials before playing four seasons with the D1 Quinnipiac University Bobcats. He was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season and was the top scorer in the NCAA his Senior season, earning him a spot as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, presented to the top player in D1 college hockey. Following his college career, Coach Leitch was signed by the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2009-10 season.
Coach Leitch began his coaching career at the Tier I Squirt Major level with the Jr. Bobcats before moving to the Midget level with the Warriors. He has also coached at the Mite and Squirt level and is currently the head coach of the Warriors squirt A team. For the past four seasons, Coach Leitch has been an assistant coach with both the North Haven High School boys’ Varsity team and Fairfield High School Varsity hockey team. He is a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Squirt A - Head coach Nick Costanzo, Assistant Coaches Kyle Heins, Rick Longobardi
Nick, a North Haven, Ct native was a 4 year stand out at North Haven High School including the Indians state championship in 2003. Upon graduation, he headed to Maine, where he completed a PG year at Hebron Academy. While at Hebron, he helped the Lumberjacks to the Semi's of the NEPSAC tournament. He then played for the Jr. Wolfpack of the AJHL. While playing with the Jr. Wolfpack, he was recruited to play at Johnson and Wales University.
Nick began coaching high school, while at at JWU. He has coached at Madison and Guilford High School and is currently coaching at North Haven High School. Nick comes well groomed to the Warrior's as he has been a part of Mid Fairfield, CT Yankees, Jr. Huskies, Southern, and Yale organization's. His team have always faired well and previously qualified for the Tier 1 Nationals. Through his experience, he has worked alongside Bill Maniscalco (Avon Old Farms), CJ Marottolo (Sacred Heart University) and Chris Potter (Wesleyan University) and looks to bring what he has learned to the Warriors organization.
Kyle comes to the Warriors after a successful high school career at North Branford. A two sport athlete Kyle earned all conference honors in both hockey and baseball. After Captaining the T-birds his senior year Kyle moved on to Sacred Heart University where he got his degree in Psychology. Kyle has coached previously in the Mid Fairfield and Yale Youth Hockey organizations. Kyle was an assistant coach for the boys T-Birds baseball team, as well as currently coaching the Branford American Legion. Kyle is currently a school counselor at the Hamden Collaborative Learning Center and resides in North Haven.
Rick attended North Branford for two years then moved onto Avon Old Farms for the next three years, where he played under legendary Coach Gardner. While a Winged Beaver, Rick netted the game winner in OT to capture the NEPSAC title. Upon graduation, Rick headed to upstate New York to play for Hobart College. Rick's playing career concluded playing professionally for the New York Bluefinsand the Pennsylvania Blues of the Federal Hockey League. Rick has previously coached the CT Wolfpack and is currently an assistant coach for North Haven High School. Rick is currently the Property Manager for the Candid Group and resides in North Haven.
Mite A – Dennis Mastriano
Dennis played four years at Fairfield prep winning at state title in 1991. Following his high school career Dennis played at Quinnipiac College. He led team in scoring junior year and was division 2 all American honorable mention. After his career at Quinnipiac he was invited to training camp with Louisville River Frogs of the East Coast Hockey League. He finished his professional career with the Muskegon Fury of the United Hockey League before retiring home to become a police officer in New Haven. Dennis previously coached with Ct Wolves Organization and most recently with Greater New Haven Warriors.
To register for Warriors tryouts or the pre-tryout camp, please clickHERE.