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Welcome to the Whalers Youth Hockey Association

The Whalers is a youth ice hockey organization for boys and girls from locations in Middlesex County and other surroundng towns in the Middletown & Cromwell, CT area. We offer instructional (Learn To Play & House League) and competitive levels of play for children from four years of age through high school.

Our "home ice" is at CHAMPIONS SKATING CENTER in Cromwell, CT, and WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY in Middletown, CT. We are members of the Connecticut Hockey Conference, CT Valley Midget Hockey League and USA HOCKEY. Our Tier II, III, and IV level TRAVEL TEAMS play games with similar teams from other organizations around the state, and occasionally travel to other locations throughout the region for tournament competition.

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Precautions for Influenza (flu)
All Whaler Families: Effective immediately, The Whalers &...
Skills Nights with New England Training Systems
The Whalers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the engagement...
Precautions for Influenza (flu)

All Whaler Families:

Effective immediately, The Whalers & Connecticut RoughRiders, along with other area hockey organizations, are taking special precautions for the next few weeks due to an increase of influenza (flu) in the state of Connecticut. Although anyone can get the flu, it occurs more seriously in the elderly, very young children, people with chronic illnesses (such as lung disease, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes), or those with weakened immune systems.

Influenza spreads easily in discharges from the nose and throat, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes.   

We ask that you do the following to help us prevent further spread of flu among our families:

Do not attend practices or games if you know you are sick.  Wait until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

Frequent and thorough hand washing is a MUST. Wash your hands frequently using antibacterial soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • There is to be no sharing of water bottles during practices or games.
  • Players must bring their own water bottles to games and practices.
  • Gloves are to remain on at the end of the games on the handshake line.
  • Please be diligent in either washing/spraying/wiping down all hockey equipment (including sticks, bags, etc).  

 If you or your player(s) experience flu-like symptoms or a fever please see your physician or pediatrician immediately.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to manage this situation and will let you know when the flu outbreak precautions are no longer necessary.

Thank You


Whalers BOD

by posted 01/17/2018
Skills Nights with New England Training Systems

The Whalers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the engagement of New England Training Systems (“N.E.T.S.”) to run our Skills Nights for all age levels through the remainder of the season. These sessions will be lead by Dannel Malloy and Ryan Hatch with the assistance of our coaches. The BOD is excited to offer this benefit to the development of our young players in the organization and would like to thank, Bob Crawford, for making this arrangement possible.

Dannel has over 15 years of coaching experience at various age groups and levels. Dannel played for the Division 1 Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Ice Hockey Team, as well as the Single A Danbury Whalers.  Dannel earned MVP team honors in high school for both ice hockey and cross country, along with being selected as an All-State Division 1 First Team Selection in CT for ice hockey.

Ryan attended Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI where he was a 3 year Varsity player.  Upon graduating from high school, Ryan played for the Lone Star Cavalry in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). After playing 2 years of Junior hockey Ryan attended Canisius College, then transferred to Salem State where he held the starting goaltending position for 3 years. With opportunities to go play Minor pro, Ryan decided that it was time to hang up the pads and follow his passion for coaching.


by posted 12/12/2017