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CHSCA BOYS' & GIRLS' ICE HOCKEY

Ice Hockey Committee Contacts: 

Salvatore Follo III - CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman

Email: smfollo@outlook.com

Phone: 203-627-7700

 

Mac Budd - Darien High School

Ralph Russo - Guilford High School

Dean Diamond - Housatonic Coop

Frank Usseglio - East Catholic Girls' Coop



You will find all important information regarding our great sport of hockey:

  • Hobey Baker 

  • All State

  • All Star Games

  • All State Banquet

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Congratulations to the 2024 Ice Hockey
Award Winners

(Winners pictured w/ L-R CHSCA Executive Director Len Corto & Ice Hockey Chairman Sal Follo)  

 

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BOYS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 

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BOYS' TEAM OF THE YEAR
 

Evan Vasiljevs
Cheshire

BBDI
Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury Ice Cats
 

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BOYS' COACH OF THE YEAR
 

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BOYS' ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
 

Ken Barse
Glastonbury
 

Andy DePalma
New Milford
 

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GIRLS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 

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GIRLS' ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
 

Liliana Ficaro
East Catholic
 

Ned Costanzo
Stamford-Westhill

2024 Ice Hockey Division MVP's
(Winners pictured w/ L-R CHSCA Executive Director Len Corto & Ice Hockey Chairman Sal Follo)  

DIVISION I
 

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Doster Crowell
New Canaan
 

DIVISION II
 

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Evan Vasiljevs
Cheshire

DIVISION III
 

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Nicholas Kondub
Masuk

A special thank you to our Guest Speaker:
Jared Weiman
Scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning

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Purchase Photos of the 2024 CHSCA
Ice Hockey All-State Teams!

 

2024 MA vs. CT All-Star Games
Saturday, March 30th
Martire Family Arena - Sacred Heart

 

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Ceremonial puck drop by CHSCA Executive Director Len Corto
 

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BOYS' GAME 1 MVP'S
(Pictured w/ L-R Dan Marks (MA), Greg Maxey & Chairman Sal Follo)
 

CT MVP
Liam Forrest
 

MA MVP
Will Machato
 

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BOYS' GAME 2 MVP'S
(Pictured w/ L-R Greg Maxey, Chairman Sal Follo) & Dan Marks (MA)
 

CT MVP
Hudson Wingate
 

MA MVP
Matthew Lawson
 

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Girls' MVP'S
(Pictured w/ L-R Frank Usseglio, Chairman Sal Follo) & Dan Marks (MA)
 

CT MVP
Maya Sherman
 

MA MVP
Zoey Madigan
 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE REFEREES 
WHO DONATED THEIR TIME!

 

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 Anthony DeMattis & Sara Hanna
 

Ed Muzyka, Dan Lye & Anthony DeMattis
 

(Not Pictured: Craig Funaro)
 

Congrats to the 2024 CHSCA
Ice Hockey All-State Teams

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2024 CHSCA ICE HOCKEY
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week 11
 

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Week 10
 

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Week 9
 

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Week 8
 

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Week 7
 

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Week 6
 

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Week 5
 

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Week 4
 

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Week 3
 

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Week 2
 

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Week 1
 

2023 Boys' & Girls' Hockey Banquet
Sunday, April 16th @ Aqua Turf Club
Guest Speaker - Jim Ward (HC Conn College)

All honorees pictured w/ Sal Follo (Left) & Jim Ward (Right)

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Coach of the Year
Neil Rodman - South Windsor

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Assistant Coach of the Year
Lou Grubin - Newington Co-op

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Player of the Year & Div III MVP
Andrew Scalia - Masuk

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Div I MVP
Doster Crowell - New Canaan

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Div II MVP
Owen Quick - North Haven

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Team of the Year
Fairfield Prep
HC Vincent O'Hara

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Girls' Player of the Year
Chelsea Donovan - Darien

Purchase photos of the 2023 All-State Teams!

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Congrats to the 2023 All-State Teams

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2023 CT vs. MA All-Star Games

Sunday, April 2nd @ Loring Arena (MA)

Senior All-Star Game
MA defeated CT 10-9 shootout

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CT SR MVP w/ Chris Watson (MA Coaches Assoc. President)
Connor Zavory - Fairfield Co-op

Junior All-Star Game
MA defeated CT 6-2

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CT JR MVP w/ Chris Watson (MA Coaches Assoc. President)
Jayson Gherlone - Amity

2023 Junior Select & Senior All-Star Games

Sunday, March 26th @ Rinks at Shelton

Junior Select Game
Blue defeated Gold 5-2

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Blue Jr. Select MVP w/ Sal Follo
Sean Mercogliano - Housatonic Co-op

Gold Jr. Select MVP w/ Sal Follo
Colby Wilhelm - Simsbury

Senior Game
Blue defeated Gold 12-9

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Blue Sr. MVP w/ Sal Follo
Matt Morgan - Branford

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Gold Sr. MVP w/ Sal Follo
Colin Woodward - Fairfield Prep

A special thanks to Bob Chancio of Sports Plus of North Haven for donating all the uniforms that our players were able to keep!

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Congrats to the 2022-23 Girls' Hockey All-State Teams

2022-23 Divisional Placement

(Click Here)

The 2022 CHSCA Ice Hockey All-State Banquet

Sunday, April 10th at Aqua Turf Club

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This Year's Guest Speaker was Ken Wallack, Head Hockey Coach at Albertus Magnus. Picture 1: Ken Wallack with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chair, Salvatore Follo III
Picture 2: Ken Wallack addresses the crowd 
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All State D-1 MVP, Charlie Swanson with Salvatore Follo III & Ken Wallack
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All State D-3 MVP, Louie Alfidi-BBD with Salvatore Follo III and Ken Wallack

2022 CT vs. MA Ice Hockey Senior All-Star Game

The CHSCA held the Annual CT vs. MA Senior All-Star Game on Sunday, April 3rd

at Northford Ice Pavillion 

MA defeated CT 8-1

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Connecticut Senior MVP - Michael Pilato (ND West Haven) 
with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III
Massachusetts Senior MVP - Evan Parente - (St. John's Shrewsbury) with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III

The CHSCA held the Annual CT vs. MA Junior All-Star Game on Sunday, April 3rd

at Northford Ice Pavillion 

MA defeated CT 10-2

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Connecticut Junior MVP - John Paul Gorea (East Haven) 
with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III
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Massachusetts Junior MVP - Will Doherty (Marshfield) 
with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III
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All-Star Game Referees (L-R): Bill Seward, Alan Miller & Thomas Madden
A very special Thank You to everyone who volunteered their time to make the all-star games successful!
 

Greg Maxey - Head Coach Trumbull HS

Dean Diamond - Head Coach Housatonic

Dennis Tulimieri - Head Coach Wethersfield HS

Jim DiNapoli - Head Coach Branford HS

Ralph Russo - Head Coach  Guilford HS

Harry Byrne - Clock Operator

Brian Rowland - Announcer

Arlene & Rocky Willis - Ticket Sellers

Marty Roos - Rink Owner donated the ice time

Dave Harackiewicz - Head Coach Newington Coop

Paul Helenski - Asst. Coach  Newington Coop

Tom DeMartino - Coordinate the uniforms and referee’s

The 2022 CHSCA Ice Hockey Senior All-Star Game

The CHSCA held the Annual Senior All-Star Game on Sunday, 3/27/2022 at Northford Ice Pavillion 

 The Blue team beat the Yellow team 16 to 9

The MVP’s for this game were Louie Alfidi from BBD and Michael Torre from Guilford 

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CHSCA Senior All-Star Game MVP-Michael Torre-Guilford 
with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III

The 2022 CHSCA Ice Hockey Junior Select All-Star Game

The CHSCA held the Annual Junior Select All-Star Game on Sunday, 3/27/2022 at Northford Ice Pavillion.

The Yellow team beat the Blue team 6 to 5.

The MVP’s for this game were Shane Considine from Guilford and Jonas Veleas from New Milford 

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CHSCA Junior Select All-Star Game MVP-Shane Considine-Guilford with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III

CHSCA Junior Select All-Star Game MVP-Jonas Veleas-New Milford with CHSCA Ice Hockey Chairman, Salvatore Follo III

Congratulations to this year's CHSCA All-State Teams

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CHSCA Ice Hockey News & Events:

  • Virtual Coaches & Captains Meeting: The CIAC Coaches & Captains zoom meeting in November was well attended. We had another great turnout. 

  • Email Addresses: The email addresses for all head & assistant coaches will continue to be updated. Communication will continue to be done via email. If you are not receiving emails, please contact Sal Follo (contact info below) and you will be added to the list. 

  • Hobey Baker Character Award: The Hobey Baker High School Character Award letter and instructions for voting online will be sent out by January 12th through email. Please make sure everyone responds. The deadline is February 11th. All the recipients will be in the CIAC Hockey Program for the semifinals & finals. It is very important that you submit one of your players.

  • REMINDER: You must be registered with our association to participate in everything we do for hockey. If you are not registered, you can find our membership information HERE.

  • All-State Ballots: The CHSCA All-State Hockey Ballots will be emailed to all coaches the week of February 14th & must be returned by March 4th. All coaches will be notified by March 11th if one of more of your players are chosen. We ask that all coaches contact their players & their parents with the information regarding the All-State dinner. Parents can pay online for the dinner HERE. The ballot will include All-State Team selections in Div. 1, 2 & 3 along with MVP sponsored by by CHSCA in the division your team plays in. You can select a player no not one of your players. Senior All-State & Junior select nominees (unlimited number of players that are in good standing w/ NO major for fighting, attempt to injure, or abuse of officials) on the ballot as well as Assistant Coach of the Year. There will also be a Player of the Year Award and Team of the Year sponsored by the CHSCA. All awards will be presented at the All-State Banquet to be held on Sunday, April 10th 6:30 PM at Aqua Turf in Southington. Players must be there by 6 PM for the team picture and must wear a shirt and tie. 

  • All-Star Games: The Junior Select & Senior All-State Games will be held on Sunday, March 27th at the Northford Ice Pavilion. The Junior Select Hame will be at 1:00 PM & the Senior All-Star Game will begin at 3:00 PM. There will be a mandatory tryout on Thursday, March 24th for both teams at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Tryouts for the Junior Select team are at 6:00 PM & the Senior All-State tryouts will begin at 7:30 PM. The cost to players is $75 made out to CHSCA. Cost covers tryouts and all games. There will be a MVP chosen from every team. We will again be playing an All-Star team from MA on Sunday, April 3rd. The players will be selected from both All-Star games on March, 27th. The winning coaching staff will coach the 2 teams. 

  • All-Star Game Coaches: All-Star game(s) coaches are still needed. If you are a head coach and can make the commitment to be at ALL the tryouts and games, please contact Sal Follo (contact info below).

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at smfollo@outlook.com  or by phone at 203-469-4651 and fax 203-684-8291. I will put out at least 3 newsletters this season.

Sincerely,

 
Salvatore Follo III
Chairman – Ice Hockey
CHSCA
www.chsca.org

CHSCA Ice Hockey Events:

  • Virtual Coaches & Captains Meeting: The CIAC Hockey Committee along with Referee’s Association sponsored a virtual Coaches and Captains meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The Referee’s went over the new rule changes, I reviewed some of the thing’s CHSCA will be doing and Ken Henrici-chairman and Joe Morrell (new tournament director) went over the tournament for this coming year. We thank everyone who was able to attend along with your captains for this virtual meeting.

  • All-Star Games: The CHSCA games and tryouts will be held at the Northford Ice Pavilion this year. The tryouts are on March 24th with the Junior tryouts at 6pm and the Senior tryouts will be at 7:25pm. The Connecticut games will be on March 27th with the Juniors playing at 1pm and the Senior game will be at 3pm. And from these games we will pick the best 20 players to play against Massachusetts teams on April 3rd with the Junior Select game at 1pm and the Senior game at 3pm. We will again pick an MVP for all games. There will be one fee for everything which will be $75. More information to follow. I am still looking for coaches for these games.

  • Coaching Changes: We have 3 coaching changes this season, Mark Mongillo will be the new head coach at Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Coop, Colin O’Connor will be the new head coach at Hall and Bob Allan is the new head coach of the Southington Coop. I want to wish them good luck. Carl Larouche and Brian Cannon have retired. I want to say that Carl and Brian did an amazing job and are terrific coaches who will be missed. Good luck to both on their retirements.

  • Hobey Baker: We will be doing the Hobey Baker High School Character Award with more information to follow. 

  • CHSCA Hockey All State Dinner: The CHSCA Hockey All State Dinner will be on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the Aqua Turf at 1:00pm. The awards given out will be Asst. Coach of the Year, MVP in all 3 divisions, Player of the Year, CHSCA Team of the Year and Inspiration Award. All ticket money will be paid online through the CHSCA web page. For you to vote and participate in the many things that our association does in hockey, you need to be a member of the association. The online application and payment can be found here: https://members.chsca.org/

  • Divisional Placement: Here is a list of programs that moved for divisional placement.  Div. 3-Rocky Hill Coop, EO Smith, Hall, Southington Coop and Conard. Moving to Div. 2 is Sheehan and Fairfield Ludlowe/Warde has opt out for this coming season. Also, Wilton will not field a team this year due to not enough numbers. They will be back next season. Hall will be a stand-alone program this year with Southington will coop with Coginchaug and Westbrook with Southington as the host school. There is a total of 55 teams.

  • CIAC Ice Hockey Committee: The CIAC Ice Hockey Committee from our organization will remain the same for this year. They are Sal Follo, Ex Officio member, Greg Maxey, Mac Budd, and Dean Diamond. We will continue to represent our ice hockey coaches. I will continue to let everyone know what is going on and ask for your input before the 4 members vote on any matter that comes before us. That is our responsibility of being members to represent you and our organization (CHSCA). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. If I don’t have an answer for you, I will make sure to contact the CIAC and get the answer and pass it on to you.

  • Coaches Emails: I will continue to update e-mail addresses for coaches. If you have changed your e-mail address or want to add one, please let me know. Also, if you want an assistant coach added, please pass the information on to me.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at smfollo@outlook.com  or by phone at 203-469-4651 and fax 203-684-8291. I will put out at least 3 newsletters this season.

Sincerely,

 
Salvatore Follo III
Chairman – Ice Hockey
CHSCA
www.chsca.org    

 

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