About Connecticut Ice

In January 2020, SNY will present the inaugural Connecticut Ice Festival -- a first of its kind, weekend hockey festival showcasing youth and amateur hockey from across the state. The multi-day, multi-discipline ice hockey festival will include mites, squirts, prep school and high school -- culminating in the first-ever college tournament featuring Connecticut's four NCAA Division I Men's College hockey teams. Connecticut Ice, will take place Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

SNY's Connecticut Ice Festival will include an action-packed weekend of hockey both on and off the ice. The Festival will include a Mite Cross Ice Jamboree for 6-8-year olds, a Youth Tournament, with the Championship games in three divisions (Boys 12U and 10U and Girls 12U) being played at Webster Bank Arena and a High School and Prep School Rivalry Game (featuring the best schools in the state). And lastly, the Collegiate Cup -- a two-round, four-game tournament for state bragging rights featuring Yale University, Quinnipiac University, University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University -- that will be televised live on SNY.

Off the ice there will plenty of family fun, with interactive games and experiences as well as seminars for youth players and their families in conjunction with USA Hockey.

Tickets for the inaugural SNY Connecticut Ice Festival are on sale now HERE.


Youth Tournament

In conjunction with CT Ice, SNY will operate a youth Tournament. The Youth Tournament will involve Division II teams as follows: Eight Boy Squirts teams (10U), Eight Boys Peewee teams (12U), and Four Girls teams 12U teams. Teams will play preliminary games during the week leading up to the Festival Weekend at local rinks in the Bridgeport area, with Championship games being played at Webster Bank Arena during the CT Ice Festival Weekend, January 24-26, 2020. Teams will be selected to participate based on criteria established by SNY. For more information or to be considered for participation, please contact Kevin Linskey, Tournament Organizer at linskey@yahoo.com.


Cross Ice Jamboree

SNY will operate a Cross Ice Jamboree for Mite Players, age 8 and under. Game sessions will run 1-hour for each participating team, and will played on the Friday afternoon of the CT Ice Festival Weekend. Teams will be selected to play from across the state of Connecticut, with the goal of have representation from all geographic areas. Tickets will be sold at the arena box office on game day, and will be available on a first come, first served General Admission basis. Teams will be selected to participate based on criteria established by SNY. For more information or to be considered for participation, please contact Shaun Hannah, Jamboree Organizer at shaunhannah15@gmail.com.


High School Showcase Game

SNY will showcase two outstanding high school teams during the CT Ice Festival Weekend at Webster Bank Area. Match-ups will feature the best traditional rivalries or best performing teams each year. Tickets will be sold at the arena box office on game day, and will be available on a first come, first served General Admission basis. Teams will be selected to participate on criteria established by SNY. For more information or to be considered for participation, please contact Ralph Russo at russor@guilfordschools.org.


Prep School Showcase Game

SNY will showcase two outstanding Pre School Teams during the CT Ice Festival Weekend at Webster Bank Arena. With a long history of head-to-head match-ups and fierce rivalries, the Prep School Showcase game is certain to be a classic game for the ages. Tickets will be sold at the arena box office on game day, and will be available on a first come, first served General Admission basis. Teams will be selected to participate on criteria established by SNY. For more information or to be considered for participation, please contact Andrew Will at awill@salisburyschool.org.