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Welcome to the Whalers Youth Hockey Association

The Whalers is a youth ice hockey organization for boys and girls from locations in Middlesex County and other surroundng towns in the Middletown & Cromwell, CT area. We offer instructional (Learn To Play & House League) and competitive levels of play for children from four years of age through high school.

Our "home ice" is at CHAMPIONS SKATING CENTER in Cromwell, CT, and WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY in Middletown, CT. We are members of the Connecticut Hockey Conference, CT Valley Midget Hockey League and USA HOCKEY. Our Tier II, III, and IV level TRAVEL TEAMS play games with similar teams from other organizations around the state, and occasionally travel to other locations throughout the region for tournament competition.

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Banquet Tickets
Whalers End Of Year Banquet Tickets are now on sale by clicking the...
Get those Ads in!
It's a matter of a quick email. Send a picture (optional) and...
As part of the Whalers bylaws we are required to have elections every...
Yearbook Ads
Reminder about Yearbook Ads........ get those ads in!   Let...
End of Year Banquet
Hey Whalers....Save the date!  Thursday, March 29th 6:30-9:30...
Skills Nights with New England Training Systems
The Whalers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the engagement...
Banquet Tickets

Whalers End Of Year Banquet Tickets are now on sale by clicking the botton to the right. 

Location: Aqua Turf, Plantsville CT

Date: March 29th

Time: 6:30-9:30

Come celebrate the season in all of its highs and lows. Tickets are $30 per person for the family style dinner. Cash bar and lots of raffle opportunities including a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. 

Check out the facility by clicking the icon: 

by posted 02/20/2018
Get those Ads in!

It's a matter of a quick email. Send a picture (optional) and message to your player to be displayed in the yearbook.

Only $25 (quarter),$50 (half), $100 (full).

Email to 

She will do the rest.

Give your check to your team manager. Make Checks out to MCYHA

Its not to late to get it in today!


by posted 02/20/2018

As part of the Whalers bylaws we are required to have elections every two years for all positions. The last elections were 2 years ago in March of 2016. The positions available this year will be President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary. Nominations for the offices shall be submitted to the Recording secretary 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting. 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please send your qualifications to the Secretary- with a cc to  so we can put your name on the ballot. The deadline for the nomination is Wednesday 2/25/18.

The annual meeting will be held on Wednesday Monday March 14th, 2018 in the Champions Skating rink Gymnasium.

The following positions duties are as follows:


The president’s primary tasks is to insure that the practical tasks of the organization are completed to a high standard and in accordance with the by-laws of the organization by holding those elected and appointed to positions of authority accountable for their responsibilities. In addition, the President shall be responsible for the following duties:

1.The president shall call , convene, and conduct all regular, annual, or special association meetings us Roberts rules as a guideline, as well as chair meetings of the Executive Board, as required by Association business.

2.The President shall insure that the elections and appointments of officers are conducted according to the by-laws.(article V Section 3).

3.The President shall be responsible for reviewing any contracts that the MCYHA(Whalers) enters into. In addition, any such contracts will be reviewed and approved by the MCYHA executive board members.

Vice-President/Public Relations

The Vice President/Public Relations will conduct or coordinate all public relations and fundraising activities for the Association. In addition, the Vice President shall be responsible for the following duties:

1.Work with association members to solicit sponsors of Association activities and thank sponsors for their support.

2.Work with the association to market all programs-travel, house, and clinic.

3.Appoint a Fund Raising Director who will work with the association members to organize all fund raising and tournament hosting activities.

4.Work with the Head parent coordinator to coordinate information being passed on to the parent meeting.

Recording Secretary

The recording Secretary will be responsible for the following Duties:

1.Maintain minutes of all Association meetings and work with the Association Web Master to publish them on the Association Web Site in a timely manner.

2.Maintain all non-Financial Association documents as required.

3.Publish the Association newsletters

4.Distribution channel for all outgoing communications on behalf of the Association.

The Officers shall take office on the 1st day of April following their election.

Whalers BOD

by posted 02/17/2018
Yearbook Ads

Reminder about Yearbook Ads........ get those ads in!
Let your player know how much you enjoyed watching them play with a message in our annual yearbook. Each player will receive a yearbook to commemorate the 2017/2018 season at the Hockey Banquet on March 29th.
This year, we will offer parent and business ad pages in three sizes, full page, half page and quarter page with prices ranging from $25 to $100.
Full page - up to 5 photos and message - $100 
Half page - up to 3 photos and message - $50 
Quarter page - one photo and message - $25
If you would like to purchase an ad for your son or daughter, please email Victoria Hughes at vichughes@mac.com and include the following information (do not put in a serate doc and attach- she will need to manouver items to fit page layouts):
Size of ad
Players name and Players team
Ad text
Who the ad is from/special message
Don’t forget to attach photos
Businesses are also welcome to put an ad in! (Sponsers are automatically in)
Please submit payment to your team manager.
Please note, submission deadline is Tuesday, FEBRUARY 20. 
Thank you!
-Banquet and Yearbook Coordinators

by posted 02/07/2018
End of Year Banquet

Hey Whalers....Save the date! 

Thursday, March 29th 6:30-9:30 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT.  

There will be a button (in the coming weeks) on the website to buy tickets. It's a great night to celebrate the season with the entire organization!

Other information about ad purchases etc will be coming. 

by posted 01/29/2018
Skills Nights with New England Training Systems

The Whalers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the engagement of New England Training Systems (“N.E.T.S.”) to run our Skills Nights for all age levels through the remainder of the season. These sessions will be lead by Dannel Malloy and Ryan Hatch with the assistance of our coaches. The BOD is excited to offer this benefit to the development of our young players in the organization and would like to thank, Bob Crawford, for making this arrangement possible.

Dannel has over 15 years of coaching experience at various age groups and levels. Dannel played for the Division 1 Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Ice Hockey Team, as well as the Single A Danbury Whalers.  Dannel earned MVP team honors in high school for both ice hockey and cross country, along with being selected as an All-State Division 1 First Team Selection in CT for ice hockey.

Ryan attended Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI where he was a 3 year Varsity player.  Upon graduating from high school, Ryan played for the Lone Star Cavalry in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). After playing 2 years of Junior hockey Ryan attended Canisius College, then transferred to Salem State where he held the starting goaltending position for 3 years. With opportunities to go play Minor pro, Ryan decided that it was time to hang up the pads and follow his passion for coaching.


by posted 12/12/2017