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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will place you on a waiting list.
New 2014-14 CYH White Jerseys
Please go to the Registration Page to register.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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)
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 (email@example.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
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!
Silver Stick Regional Champions!
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 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!