Governing Bodies


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The Connecticut Hockey Conference

The Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) consists of 40 youth hockey organizations throughout Connecticut.  These local organizations make it possible for between 10 and 12 thousand young hockey players to have the opportunity to enjoy amateur hockey at many different levels.  CHC provides the structure and the means for boys and girls age 4 to 19 to learn the necessary skills to play the sport of hockey.  In order to further ensure the development of our players, CHC also provides training for coaches and officials.

As we are well aware, hockey is a competitive sport.  CHC organizes Connecticut’s 775 teams into levels according to age group.  These teams compete during the season in their association determined tier and are ranked according to CHC league play.  Each level is structured to help meet the needs of the youth player.

INITIATION - Learn to skate programs   
RECREATIONAL - House and B level
COMPETITIVE - A level travel teams     
SELECT- Team Connecticut

To foster the competitive spirit, CHC provides year end tournaments.  These tournaments provide nearly 7,500 of our young hockey players a taste of tournament play and fosters the desire to strive for the next level.