WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
The Capital Wolves are Girls Youth Hockey program located in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area. The program started our first season with the 2017-2018 USA Hockey season, and has been created out of a partnership between the Central Connecticut and West Hartford youth hockey associations. The program skates girls teams at the U10, U12, U14, and U16 levels, and competes in the CHC and CGHL conferences.
Developed in large part thanks to rising numbers and tremendous interest across the Greater Hartford region, the goal of this collaborative effort is to provide an opportunity for girls of various ages and skill levels to have a local place to play hockey, while simultaneously helping to build and grow a unique program to compete at all levels against other girls and boys programs throughout CT and New England. We are building an environment for our players to have a great experience, develop as hockey players, learn teamwork, and have a ton of fun both on and off the ice. We're always looking for additional players to join us, new or experienced. If you want to learn more and can't find your answer hear, contact us at
2017-2018 SO FAR...
We are incredibly excited about the first season of the Capital Wolves, and how fast it has taken off! In our first season (2017-2018) we have over 70 girls skating on five teams across four different age groups. We have seen real development and growth with our girls on the ice, we're winning games, competing at high levels, competing well at in and out-of-state tournaments (one championship and one runner-up under our belts) and we're having fun doing it - with team and organization-wide events including attending Trinity Women's Hockey games, Quinnipiac Women's Hockey teams, and skating at one of the Sacred Heart women's team practices.
The Capital Wolves are planning on expanding to a sixth team for the 2018-2019 season, with the addition of a 7th team as a split season squad.
In 2018 we are offering: 2 at the U10 level, 2 at the U12 level, 2 at the U14 level, and 1 split season U16/U19 team.
- U10 RED (2008, 2009, 2010*) - Full travel team. Participates in the CGHL, including a CHC (co-ed) slate of games.
- U10 BLUE (House, 2008 & Under) - Participates in the CCYHA House league, with a limited travel schedule (CGHL D2).
- U12 RED (2006, 2007, 2008*) - A-level team, participates in both the CHC (Tier 1/2) and CGHL leagues.
- U12 BLUE (2006, 2007, 2008*) - Participates in both the CHC (Tier 1/2) and CGHL leagues.
- U14 RED (2004, 2005) - A-level team, participates in the CHC (Tier 1/2) and CGHL leagues. CHC 2004/2005 national eligible.
- U14 BLUE (2004, 2005, 2006*) - Participates in the CHC and CGHL leagues.
- U16/U19 (2003 & Older) - Split season team for those playing high school. May have a limited winter game/practice schedule. CGHL/CHC.
*Open to experienced travel hockey players. Player must have the appropriate skill, size, and travel experience to "play up."
Our goal will be to balance developmental and competitive skaters, creating rosters that are as like-skilled as possible - to maximize the development of each player, and the competitiveness of each team. We also hope to keep kids in their designated age groups, as much as possible.
OUR PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
WHO WE PLAY - CONFERENCES & SCHEDULES
The Capital Wolves are members of the CHC and CGHL conferences, and play against girls and boys teams throughout Connecticut. Our travel teams partipate in New England area tournments, like the Cranberry Tournament, and do play some games against teams in Massachusettes. Our developmental teams participate in local house leagues, with a select set of travel games throughout the season.
The expectation is to offer competitive teams at the highest skill levels, while also affording every girl with interest a place to play hockey without having to leave the area.
Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) | Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL)
Trinity College (Hartford) | Newington Arena | Veteran’s Rink (West Hartford)
In general we offer the following activities for each travel team:
- 2 on-ice practices per week
- 1 home & 1 away game per week in season
- Regular off-ice dryland sessions
- 2 in-season travel/area tournaments
- 1 post-season league tournament
- Regular Goalie and Power-Skating Clinics
OUR HOCKEY PARTNERS
We have partnered with several key area hockey development programs, with regular clinics run by Procrease, IPH, Explosive Hockey (Sasha Malkov), Future Fitness Pro, and Bryan Healy.
TEAMS - 2017-2018 SEASON
We had a great turnout overall at the U10 level, with a broad range of skills and experience. In addition to having a travel team at the U10 level, we are offering a girls U10 Limited Travel team.
This team will be geared for like-skilled U10-aged girls who are new to travel hockey, or perhaps hockey in general, and will be designed to prepare the girls for full travel hockey at a higher level for seasons to come. The goal is to focus on hockey skill and skating development, team camaraderie, building confidence on the ice, and creating a team environment that is safe and fun for the girls.
The Limited Travel Team Structure will be as follows:
- Greater adherence to the ADM skill development model.
- Higher practice to game ratio – 3-4 ice sessions per week
- Roughly 1 game per week – with participation in the local house league, and limited home/travel games with like-skilled teams in the greater Central Connecticut region
- Participation in the Connecticut Girl Hockey League (CGHL) Jamboree
The teams will also participate in off-ice training, skating (e.g. Sasha) clinics, and goalie clinics (ProCrease) offered by The Capital Wolves.
U10 TRAVEL (07 & 08 Birth Years)
For the 2017-2018 we are planning one U10 Travel team. The team will practice 2 times per week in-season, with 2 games per weekend (typically one home and one away).
U12 TRAVEL (05 & 06 Birth Years)
For the 2017-2018 we are skating one U12 Travel team. The team will practice 2 times per week in-season, with 2 games per weekend (typically one home and one away).
U14 TRAVEL (03 Birth Years & younger)
For the 2017-2018 we are skating one U14 Travel team. The team will practice 2 times per week in-season, with 2 games per weekend (typically one home and one away).
U16 TRAVEL (01 Birth Years & younger)
For the 2017-2018 we are skating one U16 Travel teams. The team will practice 2 times per week in-season, with 2 games per weekend (typically one home and one away).
FEE STRUCTURE - 2017-2018 SEASON
- U10 LIMITED TRAVEL - $1600
- U10 TRAVEL - $2000
- U12 TRAVEL - $2150
- U14 TRAVEL - $2300
- U16 TRAVEL - $2300
For the 2017-2018 season we are planning to apply the $100 tryout fee to the cost of new uniforms in order to help defray the cost.