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  The updated Tryout Schedule is below...updated to...
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I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to the XL Center this...
  It is with tremendous pride that I share with all of...
  Wolves: Thank you for attending Day 1 of the WHYHA 2018-19...
  As promised, here is the write-up from Coach Cohane for his...
  Wolves Nation: Please see below from Jess Fehl, our...
  The boys from the PWA1 team put on quite a show this past...
  The WHYAH Squirt A1 Wolves headed to The Rinks at Shelton...
Bantam Tryouts 2018-19
  Bantam Tryouts for the 2018-19 WHYHA season will be held...
Capital Wolves Girls Hockey Tryouts & Clinics Scheduled
Tryouts have been scheduled for the Capital Wolves girls hockey program,...


The updated Tryout Schedule is below...updated to include earlier times for all skates next week at Trinity.



March 26, 5:10 - 6:10 pm @ Trinity

March 29, 5:00 - 6:00 pm @ Trinity



March 20, 5:45 - 6:45 pm @ Trinity (Last Name A-M)

March 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm @ Trinity (Last Name N-Z)

March 22, 5:45 - 6:45 pm @ Trinity (Group 1)

March 22, 7:00 - 8:00 pm @ Trinity (Group 2)

March 26, 6:20 - 7:10 PM @ Trinity



March 27, 5:00 - 6:00 pm @ Trinity (Last Name A-M)

March 27, 6:10 - 7:10 pm @ Trinity (Last Name N-Z)

March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 pm @ Trinity (Group 1)

March 28, 6:10 - 7:10 pm @ Trinity (Group 2)

March 29, 6:10 - 7:10 pm @ Trinity (Group 1/2, if needed)



March 27, 8:00 - 9:30 pm @ Vets

March 29, 8:30 - 9:30 pm @ Vets

by posted 03/23/2018


The following players, listed by BIB #, are asked to return on Monday night for tryouts at Trinity.  The tryout time will be from 6:20 - 7:10 pm.
Players should bring BOTH their home and away Wolves jerseys to Monday's tryout.
If you cannot remember your player's BIB #, please email Aaron Jainchill:
All players not listed above do not have to come to any additional tryouts.  Team announcements will begin on Tuesday, starting with the A team, followed by the A1 and B teams.

by posted 03/23/2018

I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to the XL Center this past Sunday for our season-ending WHYHA Skills Challenge and Awards Celebration. We had a great turnout and an awesome time! Over 130 skaters on the ice, representing the Wolves and Capital Wolves at every level and division. Congratulations to the Whalers, the winning team.

Thank you to all the Coaches who volunteered their time on the ice and helped me set up and run the different events.

As for the awards piece, I wanted to share with all of you the 20 different award winners from WHYHA, as well as some of the incredibly thoughtful and heartfelt remarks shared about them by their Head Coaches. I realize that the event was long on Sunday, but I think it meant a lot to the kids and Coaches, who worked so hard all year, to be out there together as we recognized them for their effort. I will also be sharing a link with all of you to view and download pictures from the event. Thank you to Coach Greg Scranton for his excellent action photos and for his willingness to share them with all of us.

2017-18 WHYHA Awards

Mite House Most Outstanding Player: Nolan Reck
Mite House Most Improved Player: Lucas Nadeau
Mite Hosue Love of the Game: Landon Brownlie

Mite Most Outstanding Player: Kai Scranton
Mite Pynchon Sportsmanship: Paige Fehl and CJ Bankoff
Mite Soucy Love of the Game: Brayden Wolfe

Squirt Most Oustanding Player: Christian Gingeleskie
Squirt Pynchon Sportsmanship: Porter Andrews and Ben Putnam
Squirt Soucy Love of the Game: Liam Alver

Pee Wee Outstanding Player: Graham Wiggenhauser
Pee Wee Pynchon Sportsmanship: Jack Hodgson
Pee Wee Soucy Love of the Game: Josh Orsey

Bantam Outstanding Player: Drew Jean
Bantam Pynchon Sportsmanship: Barrett Dube
Bantam Soucy Love of the Game: Ethan Morander

Defensive Player of the Year: Gavin McGowan
Goalie of the Year: Connor Bankoff
Thomas McGowan Female Player of the Year: Teagan Cohane

Madera Volunteer of the Year: Peter Martin

by posted 03/21/2018


It is with tremendous pride that I share with all of you the following:


Organization Presidents, Coaches, and Managers: On behalf of your Ice Hockey Officials Organization (IHONC), I would like to congratulate the South Windsor Squirt “C”, West Hartford Peewee “B”, and Simsbury Girls U-14 teams for being the 2017/2018 recipients of our Sportsmanship Award.  Your team was chosen by our membership after careful consideration, evaluation, and debate of over a dozen teams nominated by our Officials over the course of the season.  Nominations were taken at each of our monthly meetings and the nominating official was encouraged to explain his nomination to the membership. As the season went along, other Officials had the opportunity to evaluate the nominations for themselves as they worked your games.  At the conclusion of the process, we are convinced that your Coaches, off ice officials, and players stood above all else and demonstrated the class, dignity, good sportsmanship and leadership that Youth Athletics and the USA Hockey Code of Conduct strives for. 

Once again, Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.  Your Coaches, Players, and support staff should be very proud of this award.


Please join me in congratulating Coach Levesque and his entire team of players and Assistants and Team Scheduler, Manager, and parents for this awesome recognition.

by posted 03/21/2018



Thank you for attending Day 1 of the WHYHA 2018-19 Squirt Tryouts.
Please see the below information from the Tryout Committee.


The following players, listed by Bib #, are to skate at Trinity tomorrow from 5:45-6:45pm:
**Additionally, all 4 goalies are to report to BOTH SESSIONS - 5:45-6:45 pm and 7-8 pm.**
All players with Bib #'s not listed above are to report to the 7-8 pm session.

by posted 03/21/2018


As promised, here is the write-up from Coach Cohane for his State Champ Pee Wee A squad. Congrats to all the Coaches and skaters. A very significant accomplishment and something that we are all very proud of...



The West Hartford Wolves Pee Wee A entered the State Open Tier IV Championship at the Wonder of It All –  the Wonderland of Ice in scenic Bridgeport, Connecticut – as the 10-seed in a 12-team field – the fruits of an underachieving regular season.  However, this squad had managed to make every championship game in the other two tournaments they played this season, and despite a tough Round-Robin draw due to the low seeding, hopes remained high for a lengthy run in the biggest tournament of the season.

Opening night brought the Stamford Sharks A team—and the start was best described as inauspicious.  Stamford plugged in three first-period goals en route to a 6-0 win against the Wolves.

The Wolves came into game two needing a win on Thursday against arch-rival Central A1, who sat comfortably as the two seed.  What ensued was a wire-to-wire team effort and a convincing 3-1 win for West Hartford.

The Wolves, still thinking they sat at 1-1 due to the opening night loss to Stamford and in dire need of a win to advance, met the Southeastern Seahawks in the final game of the Round Robin on Saturday morning.  The Wolves put together another complete effort, rolling to a 7-0 win for their most convincing victory of the season.  Following the game, news rapidly spread through the “interwebs” and “group texts” of a Stamford forfeit in Game 1. Suddenly, the Wolves were the Number 1 seed heading into the crossover, facing the Hamden Dragons on Saturday evening.

Hamden struck first, but the Wolves never panicked, stringing together four unanswered goals thanks to a relentless forecheck, and it was off to the semis against Wonderland.

The azure Sunday morning sky brought the Wolves back to the Park City to play the host team with a shot at the finals.  Once again, West Hartford answered the bell.  Shaking off some early cobwebs, the Wolves steadily built a 3-0 lead through two, and played smart shut-down hockey in the third to punch their ticket to the finals with a 4-0 win.

Sunday evening, after parents had put nearly 1,000 miles on their cars via multiple trips to Bridgeport, the Wolves finished with a rematch against Stamford.  A lunch pail goal early in the first held up for West Hartford through two periods.  The Wolves struck again 30 seconds into the third frame, and added two more to claim the Tier IV State Championship with a 4-0 win.  Following the opening night loss/forfeit win, West Hartford outpaced the competition 22-2.  You will note, no individuals were mentioned in the body of this recap – that’s because it was a complete team effort.  We name them all together as a unit who played like a team, wire-to-wire and reaped their just rewards.

Congratulations to:

Aeden Mallett, Aiden Emery, Gavin McGowan, Tanner Cohane, Christopher Russo, Theodore Braiewa, Shane Bradley, Benjamin Gerken, Charles Griffin, Charles Croce, Owen Miller, Emory Sirman, William McCann, Griffin O’Shaughnessy and Benjamin “Nacho” Margolis.

Way to go, boys! You’ve earned it.

Go Wolves!



by posted 03/20/2018


Wolves Nation:

Please see below from Jess Fehl, our Equipment Manager, regarding dates and details for uniforms.


Wolves Families,

Hello! It is hard to believe the hockey season is coming to an end and tryouts for the 2018-2019 season are beginning.  I wanted to give you an update on our fitting process so that you can mark your calendars.  

Since all tryouts will be completed by March 29th, we will hold our fittings on April 3rd & April 4th from 6:00-9:00PM at Vets.   Hamden Sports will be at the fittings, so players can try on jerseys, track suits and get fitted for socks.  Hamden will also have some samples of NEW merchandise that will be offered on our online store next season.  Any player that is in need of a track suit, jerseys, garment bag, or shell must attend one of the fitting dates. If you have a conflict and cannot attend one of the dates above, please email me directly  .  Since our uniforms are custom, we need to get them ordered now so that HSC can deliver them at our Annual kick off at the end of August.  Also please make sure that once you have had your team meeting, you register your child on our website.  This is where you choose your player's number.  We need those numbers selected before we can order the uniforms.  

Finally, I have listed the packages below offered by the league as well as the cost.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.     

Thank you!

Jess Fehl, WHYHA Equipment Manager


First time travel player package:  $250

Red helmet

Shell with logo

Home/away jerseys

Home/away socks

Track suit with logo, name and number 

Garment bag 

Water bottle 


A La Carte pricing

Jerseys $85 each/$170 set

Game socks $22 each/$44 set

Shell $35

Track suit jacket $69

Track suit pant $45

Garment bag $24

Water bottle $5


**** Any player that does not have a red helmet, but would like to purchase one for next season will be offered a 50% discount. Therefore, the cost will be $60 for the red helmet (cage not included)


by posted 03/19/2018


The boys from the PWA1 team put on quite a show this past weekend in their state finals in Canterbury. Entering the tournament as the 6th seed and facing stiff competition, the Coaches knew it was going to be an uphill battle to make it to the cross over on Sunday. In regular pool play, we soundly beat East Haven, took a bad loss to Greater New Haven, and tied Northwestern to squeak by to Sunday play. In the Semi’s, we faced the 1 seed Simsbury, who just a couple weeks prior had punished us 8-1. With a score to settle, and a Championship on their mind, the boys got to work. Lead by an unbelievable performance by goaltender Connor Bankoff, and a goal with 56 seconds remaining in the game to take the lead, the Wolves pulled off an astonishing upset, 2-1, sending a shocked Simsbury team home early and the Wolves on to the State Championship final against Greater New Haven.

Facing another uphill battle against a team that just 2 games prior had handed us a 6-0 loss, the boys, undeterred, again went to work. Regulation play was a back and forth physical battle that ended in a 3-3 tie.  In OT, the crowd was going crazy, with even the hometown NW Ice Hawks cheering on the underdog Wolves. The back and forth battle continued with great chances on both sides. Unfortunately, Greater New Haven was able to capitalize on an opportunity to end the game and our hopes of another upset.

Against the odds, these boys repeatedly found a way step up and utilize every skill and all of their hearts to play in not one, but two of the most exciting well played youth hockey games I have ever coached. I am so proud of them. It was an incredible weekend and a great way to end a wonderful season.   

by posted 03/13/2018


The WHYAH Squirt A1 Wolves headed to The Rinks at Shelton for the CHC 10U Squirt Tier 4 Founders State Tournament.  Coming off the heels of an inspiring previous weekend, the Wolves were hungry and ready to go all-in during their State tourney.  And hunger they had...
The Wolves came out of the gate and got the tourney started last Thursday with a 9-2 victory over the Yale A1 squad. For a Wolves team that struggled at times to put the biscuit in the basket this season, the offensive wheels were in full motion. Energy was high and team defense and goaltending were on point for the first meeting between the two clubs this season. The Wolves second contest was against another team they had not faced during the regular season, tournament hosts, CT Riverhawks B. Would the Wolves put together their second strong game in a row? Would the Saturday 4:30 am wakeup call play a large factor? The press corps were eager for the 7 am puck drop. And a spirited game it was, with the Wolves holding strong with a hard-fought 6-5 grinding victory. After some much needed food and rest, the Wolves did their best to prepare for their second game of the day versus another new foe, Mid-Fairfield Stars U10 Girls team. A tightly played game, the Wolves showed some fatigue and fell 3-1 to the eventual tournament champions from Mid-Fairfield.  
While disappointed with the game’s outcome, the Wolves had their ticket punched for Sunday morning's Semi-Final game vs Western CT Minor, a team the Wolves split with during the regular season. In what the press corps were calling the Squirt battle of the decade, those in attendance were treated to a roller-coaster of an epic game. It was a back-and-forth battle, both goalies stole the show as each team threw everything they could on net. The Wolves defensive corp continued to impress and had a marvelous game, and the Wolves offensive weapons kept the Western faithful in full suspense. Down by a goal as time was winding down in the game, the Wolves refused to give up and tied the game with under two minutes to play! Riding high into the 1st OT, the Wolves were unable to end the game and needed a 2nd OT. The energy in the building was crazy, and the clock struck 0:00 with the teams still knotted 2-2. The game went to a shootout and our Wolves fell just short. Our Wolves gave everything they had for this tournament, and each player rose to the occasion. The coaching staff and parents couldn’t be more proud of how the team came together, with each player experiencing tremendous growth in their hockey game and as young people. Thanks to all for supporting our Wolves!

by posted 03/13/2018
Bantam Tryouts 2018-19


Bantam Tryouts for the 2018-19 WHYHA season will be held at Vets on March 27th from 8:00 - 9:30 pm and March 29th from 8:30 - 9:30 pm. All skaters will skate both nights. 

Please note: Vets, not Trinity. All other tryouts will be held at Trinity. 

by posted 03/12/2018
Capital Wolves Girls Hockey Tryouts & Clinics Scheduled

Tryouts have been scheduled for the Capital Wolves girls hockey program, and clinic dates are now available - open to all girls registered for Capital Wolves tryouts. 


The Capital Wolves are a partnership between the West Hartford and Central Youth hockey organizations.  For the 2018-2019 season we are offering two teams each at the U10, U12, and U14 levels, as well as a split season U16/U19 team.  For more details, check out our program overview page.    


Click here to register for tryouts, and here for the latest tryout schedule.  Contact us at with any questions.


Good luck to everyone in the playoffs!



by posted 02/28/2018
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