Griffin Youth Hockey Northeastern CT Pomfret CT at Jahn Rink, Pomfret School

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Griffin Youth Hockey Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 5, Pomfret, CT 06258

Jahn Ice Rink - Pomfret, Connecticut

Thank you for visiting Griffin Youth Hockey Association.

Since 1973, we have provided an avenue for children of all ages to learn the great sport of ice hockey. 
Griffin Youth Hockey is an organization whose purpose is to promote the enjoyment, recreational, and competitive benefits of youth hockey. It is our goal to teach the fundamentals of hockey and the fun of playing. We are not an organization whose purpose is to win at all costs. We support fair ice time for all players regardless of playing ability, to measure development in personal growth, hard work, self-discipline and team work. We hope to teach the valuable lessons that can be equated to everyday hard, play fair, and enjoy a great experience.

Our recreational hockey program begins in November and concludes in March. Come join us for some great fun at the rink. If you have any more questions, please .

Due to the ever increasing operating costs for youth hockey, sponsorships from local businesses and corporations are necessary. To become a League Sponsor, or individual Team Sponsor, please  .


Griffin Youth Hockey has created three distinct categories within
its structure to help meet the needs of the youth player:

1) Instructional - [Pomfret, CT] This program is to meet the needs of the beginning skater/player. Basic skills will be taught equally in a non-competitive environment. Fun, physical development, and a sociable environment are stressed.

2) Recreational - [Pomfret, CT] The backbone of youth hockey, recreational hockey encourages internal "house" play. This program is designed to provide opportunities to play for enjoyment, fitness, relaxation, and fellowship. Skill development and team concepts are stressed, rather than winning.

3) Travel - [
Pomfret, CT]] Coaches teach a higher-level skill development for players from the surrounding Tri-State communities who have a desire and ability for a competitive experience. Balance of winning and sportsmanship is stressed, and travel for competition should be reasonable. .

Griffin Youth Hockey is organized as follows:


GYHA House League  

Mite Division
Mite Minor

Ages *5 thru 10 - Incorporates hockey skating techniques for the beginner, yet still flexible for the first-time skater. We recommend that all first-time skaters should turn five (5) years of age by January of the following year.

Mite Division
Mite Majors

Ages *6 thru 10 - For children who have previous skating experience. Introduction of "Full-Ice" hockey practices and games. Our "CHC" Mite team is 8 and Under.

Atom Division
Squirt - Peewee

Approx Ages 10* thru 13 (USAH Squirt @ Peewee age brackets)

USA Hockey is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of ice hockey. USA Hockey represents more than 590,000 registered participants. Griffin Youth Hockey Association has been a member of USA Hockey since 1990. Griffin skates under USA Hockey rules with some modifications, where necessary, to fit our House Division program. USA Hockey provides insurance, hockey clinics, coaches & officials training, badges, rule guidance, regulation, and other incentives.

In addition to US Hockey, Griffin is a paid member of the
Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC).
The CHC is our statewide affiliate for U.S.A. Hockey.