EJEPL CHAMPIONS! Greater New Haven Warriors Squirt A team defeated the Midstate Mustangs in the EJEPL championship game on Sunday, February 3rd in Aston, PA. Congratulations to all the players and their coaches on a great weekend of hockey and for bringing home the GOLD!!!!
Squirt A1 Double Overtime Battle: Bring Home Silver
Squirt A1 finished as the runner-up in the MLK Ice Breaker Tournament in Lewiston, ME. After going 2-1 in pool play, Squirt A1 advanced to the semi-finals and beat the Maine Coast Storm 3-1 to advance to the finals against the Lewiston Auburn Maine Nordiques. The kids fought hard and left it all on the ice in the final game that went into 2 five minute sudden death overtime periods, 4 on 4 and then 3 on 3. With 3 minutes left in the second overtime, Squirt A1 lost 3-2 and received the runner-up banner.
On Saturday night, the team attended a Montreal Canadiens Alumni game sponsored by the tournament. Assistant Coach Jeff Naples got to skate with Guy Carbonneau, Stephan Richer, and several other Canadiens alumni.
This year, the Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey League decided to donate toys to the children at the Milford Boys and Girls Club and Toys for Tots through the help of WTNH Gr8 Holiday Give. For two weeks, the Travel teams and Mite Development participated in a friendly competition to see which team would donate the most presents. The teams donated over 150 toys. The Bantam A team donated 35 toys, which was the most of any team. Additionally, for his birthday, a Mite Development player asked all of his friends to donate a toy to the cause in lieu of birthday gifts. On Thursday, December 13, WTNH highlighted the GNH Warriors players and their giving spirit on the 6 o’clock news. Appreciation goes out to the parent managers, who helped communicate this great event to our families. Abundant gratitude to all the families that contributed. It was great to see the Warriors' families come together, and donate this time of year to families less fortunate.
The Warriors Learn-to-Play Hockey clinic is a preparatory program designed to teach new and returning players 4-10 years old proper skating and introductory hockey skills. This program is for players who have recently completed GNH Warriors First Strides or similar program and want to advance to the next step in learning the game of hockey. It consists of 16, one-hour sessions at the Northford Ice Pavilion.
Full equipment is required. Discounted equipment packages are available from Hamden Sports on Whitney Ave in Hamden. Players will receive a Warriors jersey.
Sundays 7:30-8:30 AM
$300 (Participants must register at USA Hockey Registration prior to participating.)
On October 19 to 21, 2018 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the Greater New Haven Warriors Squirt B team competed in the Haunted Shootout Tournament. They went undefeated in all six games and with only 6 goals scored against. The team won the division title in the championship game with a final score of 5 to 1. Congratulations players, coaches, and families for bringing home the gold!!
The Squirt A team competed in the Jr. Monarch's Columbus Day Shoot-out Tournament in New Hampshire. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches on the Squit A team for their undefeated record and capturing the Squirt Major championship trophy!