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Mass/Conn United - 2019 Tryout Schedule Posted!!!
by posted 02/20/2019

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2019 Tryout Schedule Posted!!!
 

“Most young hockey players dream of playing in college or the NHL. For me that journey started when I played for the Springfield Jr. Pics.  I’m excited to see Mass/Conn United bring back the team that paved the way for many players from Western Mass and northern Connecticut. Mass/Conn United continues to show that it is the leader in player development for boys and girls in the area.”  Frank Vatrano, NHL Florida Panthers

For over thirty years, the program currently known as Mass/Conn United, has developed nearly every player from this area that has gone on to play at the highest levels of hockey.  From Bill Guerin (4-time Stanley Cup winner) to Frank Vatrano (Florida Panthers) to John Leonard (UMass-Amherst); from Kacey Bellamy (Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist) to Kayla Lessard (Bowdoin College) to Eleni Tebano (Dartmouth College).

Don’t miss your chance to be the next success story to play for Mass/Conn United!

Visit www.massconnunited.com to learn more.

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Mass/Conn United - Springfield Jr. TBirds Limited-Travel Program
by posted 02/19/2019

    
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 19, 2019
 
Mass/Conn United Expanding Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds with Limited-Travel Teams
 
Enfield, CT - Mass/Conn United is excited to announce the formation of limited travel AAA teams for the 2019-’20 season.
 
The Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Limited-Travel AAA program is designed to provide players an opportunity to play for enjoyment, fitness and fellowship.  Skill development and team concepts will be stressed.  This program will allow players to experience competitive independent and league play, with limited travel, in an environment that provides a fun learning experience.  It is ideal for players and families who wish to participate in a hockey program without the demands of a heavy travel schedule.
 
Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Limited-Travel program costs will be affordable for those tranisitioning from the area's recreational programs.
 

The Jr. TBirds will field Limited-Travel AAA teams at the following levels:

U14 Bantam Major
06 Bantam Minor
07 Pee Wee Major
08 Pee Wee Minor
09 Squirt Major
10 Squirt Minor
 
Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Limited-Travel AAA teams will utilize ice at both Enfield Twin Rinks in Enfield, CT and Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA.
 
Players interested in the Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Limited-Travel program should attend Mass/Conn United tryouts.  Click HERE to register for tryouts and learn more about Mass/Conn United and its offerings.
 
Prospective players and coaches should contact Keith Hillebrecht at khillebrecht@etrinks.com.
 
 
About Mass/Conn United
Mass/Conn United (MCU) is Western New England’s largest travel youth hockey organization for boys and girls, with teams competing in the United States Premier Hockey League (EHF Division), New England Girls Hockey League and Eastern Minor Hockey League.  MCU’s member programs, Connecticut Jr. Huskies, Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds, Springfield Jr. Pics and New England Jr. Falcons, offer development opportunities for ages 4 to 19.     
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NH Monarch President's Day Tourney Champs!!!
by posted 02/18/2019

New England Jr. Falcons 2010 Elites bring home another banner for ETR with the NH Monarchs President’s Day Tourney Championship!!! The 10 Elites ran the table and capped off a perfect 6-0 weekend with a big 7-1 semifinal win over the East Coast Wizards and a 4-3 double OT nailbiter win over Atlantic Thunder in finals.  Congratulations to Coach Latulippe and the team!!!

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Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls Program - Official Release
by posted 02/11/2019

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 11, 2019
 
Mass/Conn United Expanding Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls into Olympia Ice Center
 
Enfield, CT / West Springfield, MA —Mass/Conn United (MCU) announced today that it will expand operations for its Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls program into the Olympia Ice Center beginning with the 2019-’20 season. The Jr. Thunderbirds are a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Massachusetts Hockey state-bound and USA Hockey national-bound program competing in the New England Girls Hockey League (NEGHL).  
 
“Today’s announcement brings an opportunity for the region’s aspiring hockey players to compete at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 state and national-bound levels in addition to playing in what is largely regarded as the country’s best youth hockey league for female players,” stated Mass/Conn United General Manager Keith Hillebrecht. “We look forward to working with the Olympia Ice Center and expanding our Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls program.”
 
“As Mass/Conn United continues to grow, so do the opportunities for female hockey players.  With multiple levels of play, the NEGHL has a division that suits all Jr. Thunderbirds players whether it be at the Tier 1 or Tier 2 level,” said Carol Lessard, Mass/Conn United Girls Director. “The league play, in addition to our path to the Mass Hockey State Tournament and USA Hockey Nationals, makes the Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds the premier program for players from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.”
 
About Mass/Conn United
Mass/Conn United (MCU) is Western New England’s largest travel youth hockey organization for boys and girls, with teams competing in the United States Premier Hockey League (EHF Division), New England Girls Hockey League and Eastern Minor Hockey League.  MCU’s member programs, Connecticut Jr. Huskies, Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds, Springfield Jr. Pics and New England Jr. Falcons, offer development opportunities for ages 4 to 19.
 
                     
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Mass/Conn United Player Spotlight (2/11/2019)
by posted 02/10/2019

Click HERE to view this week's installment of the Mass/Conn United Player Spotlight.

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Proud Members of the NEGHL
by posted 02/07/2019

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2019-'20 tryout registration for the Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds Girls program is now open!

For over thirty years, the program currently known as Mass/Conn United, has developed nearly every player from this area that has gone on to play at the highest levels of hockey.  From Bill Guerin (4-time Stanley Cup winner) to Frank Vatrano (Florida Panthers) to John Leonard (UMass-Amherst); from Kacey Bellamy (Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist) to Kayla Lessard (Bowdoin College) to Eleni Tebano (Dartmouth College).

Don’t miss your chance to be the next success story to play for Mass/Conn United!

Visit www.massconnunited.com to learn more.

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Mass/Conn United Free Clinic Series
by posted 01/28/2019

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Note Schedule Changes!!!

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Mass/Conn United Free Girls Spring League
by posted 01/28/2019

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The Mass/Conn United Free Girls Spring League is open to players from all organizations.
 
Players will receive a Mass/Conn United jersey
 
Players sign up as individuals.  Teams will be built based on birth year and current team. This will allow MCU to create teams of similar playing ability. Best efforts will be put forth to make even teams. Coaches may adjust teams weekly based on attendance.
 
MCU will communicate teams and times prior to the first skate.
 
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Mass/Conn United 3v3 Spring League
by posted 01/28/2019

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The Mass/Conn United 3v3 Spring League is open to players from all organizations.
 
Players will receive a Mass/Conn United jersey
 
Players sign up as individuals.  Teams will be built based on birth year and current team. This will allow MCU to create teams of similar playing ability. Best efforts will be put forth to make even teams. Coaches may adjust teams weekly based on attendance.
 
Goalies receive 50% discount (promo code will be given at checkout) 
 
An MCU Coach will be on ice at all times to organize and supervise games
We let the kids be kids! The games are meant to be fun; with little instruction. Ice time and puck touches are what the 3v3 Spring League is all about.
 
No referees
 
MCU will communicate teams and times prior to the first skate.  Younger players will be slotted into earlier times.
 
Enfield Twin Rinks and MCU Training Center sessions are separate. Each session is $169.
 
MCU will offer a Summer Session in June/July. Registration will be available soon.
 
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Mass/Conn United Team Spotlight (1/25/2019)
by posted 01/25/2019

Click HERE to view this week's MCU Team Spotlight.
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USPHL Official Release
by posted 01/11/2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 11, 2019

Media Contact: Matthew LaRochelle  |  (603) 345-4444  |  Matt@USPHL.com

Mass/Conn United to Join Springfield Pics, Add EHF Teams in the 2019-’20 Season

West Springfield, MA and Enfield, CT: The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) today announced a merger between two of its member organizations, the Springfield Pics and Mass/Conn United (MCU). This merger brings together the area’s two USPHL franchises to form the region’s only club offering programming from Mites through Juniors.

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Connecticut Jr. Huskies Learn to Skate/Play Hockey
by posted 12/06/2018

 

 
The Connecticut Jr. Huskies Learn to Skate/Play Session II will skate at Enfield Twin Rinks on
Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM, beginning January 5, 2019.
 

Session II - Ten Weeks (LTS/LTP)
1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9
 
***Jersey provided by Connecticut Jr. Huskies***
 
EQUIPMENT PACKAGES AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 16 PLAYERS
 
For new and used equipment packages, contact Dan Bouchard or Keith Nadeau at DK's Hockey Shop.
Participants in the Connecticut Jr. Huskies Learn to Skate/Play will receive a 10% discount on all packages.

DK's Hockey Shop
1 Prior Road
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 265-7790
 
For more information, please contact
Carol Lessard at (860) 490-6619 or 
or
Christine Hillebrecht at (860) 458-9226 or
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2019-'20 U14 Full Season Announcement
by posted 12/04/2018

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Hockey East Player of the Week - MCU Alum John Leonard
by posted 11/02/2018

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College Commitment - MCU Alum Kennedy O'Connor
by posted 11/02/2018

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LiveBarn
by posted 09/06/2018

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2018 NHL Entry Draft
by posted 06/24/2018

 

Mass/Conn United would like to congratulate alumnus '98 John Leonard on his selection by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft.  He joins fellow alumni '98 Jake Ryzcek (2016) and '99 Keith Petruzzelli (2017) as recent NHL draft picks to spend the majority of their development years with Mass/Conn United teams.

Mass/Conn United continues to demonstrate that it is the

LEADER in player development in the area.

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Mass/Conn United - USA Hockey Camp Selections
by posted 05/29/2018

Congratulations to the Mass/Conn United players nominated to attend USA Hockey’s Select Camps this summer!

Mass/Conn United continues to show the way in player development in the Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area. The following players have played a significant portion of their youth hockey careers with our teams.  Our program is where these players developed!!

MASS HOCKEY (BOYS)

Kennedy O'Connor (01)

MASS HOCKEY (GIRLS)

Jordan Kowalski (02)

Marykate O’Brien (02)

Sophia Jones (03)

Teaghan Hall (03)

Hailey Tullo (03)

NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT – CONNECTICUT (GIRLS)

Mandy Busky (02)

Grace Caligiuri (03)

Kayla Clark (03)

Zoe Pincelli (03)

Sophia Testa (03)

Ellie Traggio (03)

NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT – RHODE ISLAND (GIRLS)

Cora Webber (03)

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Mass/Conn United Success
by posted 04/23/2018

BOYS: 2017-'18 EHF CHAMPIONS

CONNECTICUT JR. HUSKIES 04 ELITE

SPRINGFIELD JR. THUNDERBIRDS 04 TIER 1

SPRINGFIELD JR. THUNDERBIRDS 08 TIER 1

NEW ENGLAND JR. FALCONS 09 ELITE

 

GIRLS: 2018 MASSACHUSETTS HOCKEY STATE FINALISTS

SPRINGFIELD JR. THUNDERBIRDS U14 TIER 1

 

 

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