Chris Seifert

Chris grew up in Redding, CT and has been involved with hockey his entire life. Chris started skating before his third birthday and later started his youth hockey career with Mid-Fairfield. When Chris was a squirt in the 1980's, he made the first ever CT Yankees team. Chris played with the CT Yankees all through youth hockey until he made the jump to high school.

Chris played four years of varsity hockey at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT. In high school Chris lead the team in scoring all four years. Chris was named to the all conference team three times and at the end of four years he was the all time leading scorer. Chris was named captain and MVP in his senior season.

After completing high school Chris played one season in the EJHL, for the Junior Coyotes. This was a great experience and during the season he was recruited by Div 1 and Div 3 colleges. It was a tough decision but Chris decided to go to school and play hockey at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY.

Chris' college career got off to a slow start his freshman season, but upon returning for his sophomore season he began to learn the college game. In his second season Chris lead the team in assists and was named to the all-conference team. During his junior and senior season Chris lead the team in scoring and his senior season he was selected ECAC West Player of the Year. His senior season was one for the record books as he became the first player in program history to eclipse 100 points and also became the programs all-time leading scorer. Since Chris graduated in 2003 he currently is second on the list.

After a successful college career Chris began his pro career. Chris has professional experience at the "A" and "AA" level. Chris is still currently playing for the Danbury Whalers in the Federal Hockey League where last season (2010-11) he lead the team in scoring. The current season is going well as the Whalers are getting ready for the playoffs with Chris being a big part of the offense.

Chris has many years of coaching experience and he enjoys sharing his knowledge of the game with young aspiring hockey players. Chris has been coaching at the Pee Wee level the last two seasons for DYHA and he has been teaching since he was 16 years old. Working at different hockey schools over the years, Chris is the founder of CPS Hockey Development and started the program to help young players learn the game of hockey. Chris looks forward to working closely with all of his students and passing along his vast knowledge of the game that he has acquired over the years.