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    Bantam Registration

     All Bantam registrations have been temporarily put on hold until further notice.  Anyone interested in registering for Bantams please contact the Clinton Comets Youth Hockey Registrar, Jackie Bonomo at jackie.bonomo@yahoo.com and she will place you on a waiting list.

    New 2014-14 CYH White Jerseys

    Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Season

    Please go to the Registration Page to register.

    2014-15 CYH Head Coaches

    The Clinton Youth Hockey Board of Directors are thrilled to announce the following Head Coaches for the 2014-15 season.  Our coaches possess a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience, each are fully certified USA Hockey instructors, and they are fully committed to player development in a positive, fun, and challenging environment:


    LTS/LTP Coaches:  Coordinator Rob Seymour 

    Rob Seymour:  CYH Board Member, former CCS standout defenseman, won NYS Championship as a player, played college hockey at MVCC, former MVCC Head Coach (9 years), 3+ years as CYH coach

    Dan Melie:  Clinton native, 15+ years as CYH coach

    Mite Coaches:  Coordinator Greg Williams

     Brian Grady:  CYH Board Member, Clinton native, Utica College Assistant Coach (current), former Morrisville State College Head Coach (5 years), Hamilton College Assistant Coach (1 year), University of Maine Assistant Coach (2 years), played college hockey at Hamilton College, 3+ years as CYH coach

    Greg Williams:  CYH Board Member, Clinton native, former CCS standout defenseman, 4+ years as CYH coach

    Squirt Coaches:  

    Travel - Jon Davignon:  CYH Board Member, played college hockey at the Coast Guard Academy, former Connecticut College Assistant Coach (2 years), former Cazenovia High School Head Coach (7 years), won NYS Championship as a coach, 5+ years as CYH Coach

    House - Rob Seymour:  CYH Board Member, former CCS standout defenseman, won NYS Championship as a player, played college hockey at MVCC, former MVCC Head Coach (9 years), 3+ years as CYH coach

    Pee Wee Coaches:  

    Travel - Jeremy Lopata:  Clinton native, former CCS standout forward, played college hockey at Clarkson University, member of the Kirkland Sports Hall of Fame,12+ years as CYH coach

    House - Sean McKevitt:  Clinton native, former CCS standout forward, played college hockey at Utica College, 5+ years as CYH coach

    Bantam Coaches: 

    John Calidonna:  Clinton native, 25+ years as CYH Coach

    Midget Coaches:  TBA

    In addition to our Head Coaches, we have an outstanding group of highly qualified Assistant Coaches with equally impressive coaching and hockey resumes.  Further, CYH will provide opportunities with special guest coaches throughout the season including, but not limited to:  Rob Haberbusch - Hamilton College Men's Hockey Coach, Gary Heenan- Utica College Men's Hockey Coach,  Dave Clausen - Utica College Women's Hockey Coach, Emily McNamara - Hamilton College Women's Hockey Coach, John Hughes - CCS Varsity Coach, former CYH and CCS standout, 20+ years as CYH coach, Nick Palmieri Jr. - Clinton Native, Right Winger, NY Rangers (NHL) & CT Whale (AHL), and Fran Alteri former CYH, CCS, and Geneso State University standout, former CCS Varsity Coach, and member of the Kirkland Sports Hall of Fame, 15+ years as CYH coach

    Clinton 4th of July Parade

      As in past years CYH has entered a float in the July 4th parade and we are hoping for a great turnout; especially LTS, LTP, Mites and Squirts (all ages are welcome). Coach Greg Williams will be the main point of contact and the parade starts at 7:00pm so we are asking people to arrive around 6:40pm. We usually start along Elm Street but look for the large hay wagon decorated with the Clinton Hockey banners.

    Clinton Comets Summer Clinic

    Clinton players only


    Wednesday’s from June 25 – July 16

    3 – 5 p.m. @ WHITESTOWN ARENA

    3 p.m. Mite/Squirt session
    4 p.m. PeeWee/Bantam session

    Clinic runs four sessions for Mite/Squirt and PeeWee/Bantam


    ·       Designed to improve hockey skill set with focus on shooting, scoring and skating 

    ·       Each session will run for one hour. Full equipment is required for all participants.

    ·       Individual goalie instruction with a professional goalie coach for ALL sessions


    The Staff

    Nick Palmieri, Head Instructor
    Current Professional Hockey Player and USA Team member
    Former Clinton Youth Hockey Player


    Dave Litz, Head Instructor
    Former Professional Player and Clinton High School Hockey Coach
    Former Clinton Youth Hockey Player

    Eric Garcon, Head Goalie Instructor
    Utica College Goalie Coach


    On ice support by Clinton High School Hockey players


    Cost: $100/per player or $75/per player for families with multiple players.

    There will be a limit on the number of players so please sign up ASAP
    Contacts: Clinton Youth Hockey or Nick Palmieri (315) 853-2065

    Annual Meeting

    The following individuals have been elected to the Board of Directors 

    Jackie Bonomo (2 year term)

    Michael Cancilla (1 year term)

    Jon Davignon (2 year term)

    Luke Davignon (2 year term)

    Chris Engle (2 year term)

    Todd Saunders (2 year term)

    Greg Williams (2 year term)

    Gary Zalewski (2 year term)


    Good Luck to the CNY Bobcats in their Quarterfinal game Saturday at the U14 Tier II Girls National Championships!

    Clinton Youth Hockey Board Meeting

    The Clinton Youth Hockey Annual Meeting is scheduled for

    Tuesday April 8th 7:30pm at Alteris

    a.       This is an important meeting where we recap the 2013 – 2014 season and start preparations for the 2014 – 2015 campaign, all board meetings are open to the public

     Clinton Youth Hockey Board Members

    a.       This year there are 7 seats up for election

    b.      Anyone interested in volunteering please e-mail Todd Saunders (todd.saunders@onenterprises.com) no later than Monday, April 7 at 5pm

    c.       All active members are entitled to vote on Tuesday April 8 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Alteris


    Congrats to the 14U CNY Bobcats - New York State Champions!

    Congrats to New Hartford on winning the Comet Cup! Also congrats to the All Tournament Team as well as our Honorable Mention players. 




    All Tournament Team 

    Canton - Rhett Palmer

    NH- Jack Darby

    Clinton - Aiden Walter

    Binghamton - Justin Ryan

    Clinton - Mia Lopata

    New Hartford - William Hilton


    Honorable Mention

    New Hartford -Evan Dziegiel

    Canton- Kennedy Wilson

    Clinton - Corbin Melie

    Utica- Cameron Manley

    Valley- Evan Carter

    Oswego - Ryan Bartlett 

    Ithaca- Al Prudence 

    Binghamton -Will Cohen


    Semi #1 Binghamton 4 vs Canton 2

    Semi #2 New Hartford 3 vs Clinton 2

    Championship New Hartford 2 vs Binghamton 1


    Binghamton, Canton, Clinton, Ithaca, New Hartford, Oswego, Utica, Valley

    Clinton Squirts representing CYH at the North American Silver Stick Finals in Forest Ontario Canada

    Clinton Peewees win Center State Tournament!

    Congrats to the Squirt Travel Team.

    Silver Stick Regional Champions!

    Hamilton College and Utica College have teamed up with the Shawn Grady Fund for the 2nd installment of it's Gold Ribbon Game

    On Friday, Dec. 6th, local rivals Utica College and Hamilton College women’s hockey teams will join forces to raise awareness for childhood cancer. The teams will “go gold” as they face off for the Pioneers’ annual childhood cancer awareness game, held at the Clinton Ice Arena. Both teams will wear collector's edition white, blue, and gold jerseys as they face off in a cross-town match up (7 p.m.). All proceeds from the event will be donated to help ease the medical costs of a local family that is currently dealing with the disease.
    Come watch Clinton Youth Hockey Alumni Caitlyn Moccaldi and Mackenzie Roy as their Pioneers take on the Continentals.

    Congratulations to the Squirt Travel team for winning the Shatter Point Tournament

    Bruins win the 2013 Annual Squirt Cross Ice Championships


    Colgate University Skate with the Raiders

    09/23/2013, 1:45pm EDT
    By JL

    Colgate University is hosting a Skate with the Raiders event on Sunday September 29th. The event will take place from 5:30PM-6:30PM at Starr Rink on Colgate University's campus. The event will begin immediately following the women's ice hockey game at 3:00PM. We would like to invite kids of all ages to come on out and participate! They will get free pizza, autographs, to skate with women's and men's student athletes, to skate with Raider, and the event is completely free to the public!

    FRANK MELIE 1934-2014. CYH mourns the loss of past President and coach Frank Melie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Melie Family.

    WILLIAM J. HAMELINE JR. 1927-2014

    CYH MOURNS THE LOSS OF PAST PRESIDENT AND LIFELONG SUPPORTER OF CLINTON HOCKEY A lifelong hockey player and fan, he was a Director of the Clinton Rink Association and a member of the Clinton Youth Hockey Association for over 30 years, where he served as a coach, referee, and several terms as President. He was also the founding President of the Central New York Iroquois League.

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