Welcome to Northwestern Connecticut Youth Hockey!

Welcome to the Internet home of Northwestern Connecticut Youth Hockey serving the greater New Milford/Washington area.  Check in frequently for the most up-to-date information on our hockey programs. If you are new to our program, we welcome you to explore our site. Any questions can be sent through the feedback button, or go to the contacts page for a complete list of our volunteers. Please scroll down for the latest news. Sign up for E-mail updates from NWCYH.

Northwestern Connecticut Youth Hockey
PO Box 1536
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 799-1678

Icehawks Tryout Announcement

Registration is OPEN for tryouts for the 2018/19 travel teams. Players born in birth years 2004 through 2011 are eligible to play on a travel team for the upcoming season.  Tryouts will be held April 5-8, 2018.  All tryouts will be held at the South Kent School.  Cost to attend tryouts is $75. Complete details, including the tryout schedule are on the Tryout Information page.

by: Larry Schopfer

Pre-Tryout Clinics

The Icehawks will be holding two pre-tryout clinics for those already registered for Icehawks tryouts.  The clinics will be held as follows:

Wednesday, March 28

6:15pm-7:15pm Mites/Squirts (2008-2011 birth years)
7:30pm-8:30pm Peewees/Bantams (2004-2007 birth years)


Saturday, March 31

9:45am-10:45am Mites/Squirts (2008-2011 birth years)
11:00am-12:00pm Peewees/Bantams (2004-2007 birth years)

The cost to attend both pre-tryout clinics is $30. Registration and payment in advance is required. All clinics will be held at the South Kent School.  Register here.

by: Larry Schopfer

Expansion of Goaltender Development Program Overview


Northwestern Hockey is proud to announce the expansion of our highly successful goalie development program. Starting with the 2013/14 season, the number of professionally instructed in-season goalie clinics has been increased from 4 to 6.  These clinics will be available to all full-time travel goalies free of charge. Also, in order to attract and retain the best goalie talent in the area, there will be NO TRYOUT FEES for any full-time goalie that wishes to attend our tryouts. Finally, all full-time Travel goaltenders for the Squirt, Peewee and Bantam teams (max 2 goalies per team) will receive a 50% DISCOUNT OFF THE SEASON FEES. We are excited to be able to continue to foster the growth and  development of both our players and goalies, encouraging them to be the best they can be both on and off the ice.



by: Larry Schopfer

What is GottaLoveCTHockey?

NWCYH Families:

We‘d like to make sure you are aware of the CHC initiative, GottaLoveCTHockey, a new venture that puts a friendly face on youth hockey in CT. Each week two CHC programs are highlighted and players, coaches, parents and fans are interviewed.  Episodes are released weekly on Wednesday, and usually are 5-6 minutes long. 

We’d like to encourage all players and parents to check out GottaLoveCTHockey (www.gottalovecthockey.org). Information is available on the website about signing up for the weekly emails, as well as other great information about hockey in CT. GottaLoveCTHockey can also be found on Facebook (gotta love ct hockey) and Twitter (GottaLoveCTHcky).

For a great description of the initiative click here.

Thank you,

NWCYH Board of Directors

by: David Manzer