2016 Boys Ice Hockey Tournament


The ShopRite Nutmeg State Games USA Ice Hockey and CHC sanctioned Tournament will be held from Tues., July 26 through Sun., July 31st. The Ice Hockey Tournament will be hosted by Newington Arena.

  • The Nutmeg State Games Ice Hockey Tournament is geared toward TIER II and Quality TIER III programs.
  • The Nutmeg State Games will be using USA Hockey Age Classifications for the 2016-2017 to conduct the tournament.
  • All Teams will receive a minimum Guarantee of three (3) games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.

The 2016 Nutmeg Hockey Tournament can be seen LIVE as well as on a replay thanks to Newington Arena's LIVE BARN video system. Newington Arena is the first rink in the state to have this advance technology system to capture those important games of your child or relative. No matter where you are DON’T MISS THE GAME. Please click here for a preview

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Please See the List of Committed Teams Below: 

  • Mites (8 & Under):
    • The Tribe, Central CT Youth Hockey Assoc., Westchester Extreme, Team Cobra  
  • Squirts (10 & Under):
    • New Haven Warriors, West Haven Youth Hockey, Central CT Youth Hockey Assoc., Western Mass Bulldogs, East Haven Youth Hockey,
  • Pee Wee (12 & Under): 
    • CT Bulldogs, West Haven Youth Hockey, Central CT Youth Hockey Assoc., Western Mass Bulldogs, Demons, 
  • Bantam (14 & Under): 
    • CT Predators, Wonderland Wizards, Central CT Youth Hockey Assoc., CT Blades, Western Mass Bulldogs, Kent Coyotes.
  • Midget (18 & Under): 
    • Guilford Indians, Cheshire High School, Hall-Southington Hockey, Tribe, 

Sport Details

Do You Know…

  •  Your Quickness?
    • Your Speed?
      • Your Agility?
        • Your Power?
          • Your Strength?
  1. Are you developing as an athlete?   
  2. Are you developing in your sport?   
  3. Is your team developing at a pace ahead of the competition?

With SportzMetrix you WILL know!  Through a set of sport-specific (on-ice or field) and general athletic tests, SportzMetrix will help you determine your baseline metrics and provide you with the knowledge needed to continue your athletic and sport-specific training.

SportzMetrix has established a New England based partnership with Sport Testing, Inc. headquartered in Toronto (www.sporttesting.com), the leader in athlete testing across many sports for the past 10 years.  The “combine’s” testing process and equipment used by SportzMetrix has tested hundreds of thousands of athletes—including over 250,000 hockey players alone!

SportzMetrix is thrilled to offer athlete development testing this year at the Nutmeg State Games for participating ice hockey teams.  For only $49 per athlete (minimum of 10 athletes from a team), SportzMetrix will establish a baseline set of tests for each athlete which can be used to determine training needs and can also be compared to the Sport Testing global database of athletes.  With this knowledge, your team will be better positioned to understand individual and team development needs.  After several months of training, athletes can and should be retested to determine their growth and the effectiveness of their developmental training programs.

For more information, visit www.SportzMetrix.com or contact Ken Dixon at ken@SportzMetrix.com to get your team tested with the Nutmeg State Games 50% discount!  And after your testing…

With SportzMetrix you WILL Know Your Numbers!!!

Central CT Youth Hockey has been participating in the Nutmeg State Games for the past 6 years. As President, I have supported our teams participation as a way to get the new teams together over the summer and compete in a fun but extremely competitive tournament. This has proven very successful in getting  new faces on the teams familiar with each other and giving the coaches a glimpse into the season to come.  Many teams have coupled this tournament with a team cookout so the families and players can get to know one another outside of the hockey rink. The Nutmeg State Games is a well run tournament and Central CT Youth Hockey is very proud to be a supporter of this wonderful event.

Anthony Giusto - CCYHA President

Who: The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Proft organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut.  We are now celebrating our 27th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 6,500 participants, 550 coaches and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from eight to eighteen years of age. Since the inception of the Nutmeg State Games in 1989, more than 135,000 amateur athletes have participated in the “Games”.    


  • To recognize and reward Connecticut residents, of all ages, who have chosen to participate in healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.      
  • To promote and reinforce the Olympic spirit of Competition that values sportsmanship, effort and achievement.
  • To motivate personal development in physical fitness and health through attainable goals.
  • To provide a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and fair play.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the Games must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the Games.

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.


C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season



Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season







Field Hockey













Ice Hockey












In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

USA Hockey Rules

The Nutmeg State Games will be using USA Hockey Age Classifications for the 2016-2017 Season to conduct the tournament.

Game format will be:

  • Preliminary & Medal Rounds - 3 Periods - 12 minutes each.

    • 3 minutes for warm-ups and 3 minutes between each period

  • Points will be awarded according to the result of the game - 2pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, 0pts for a loss

In the event a game is tied at the end of regulation:

  • Preliminary Round: Each team will be awarded a point at the conclusion of regulation and the game will be recorded as a tie

  • Play In & Medal Round: A five minute four on four overtime period shall be played. Teams will not change ends. Should the score remain tied after the overtime period there shall be a five (5) player shootout.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.

  • Teams are to provide their own practice pucks.

  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 18 players and four coaches on the official roster

  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team's next game.

  • Timeouts - No timeouts in Preliminary Round Games. Play-IN and Medal Round Games 1 per game per team.

  • Home and Away teams will be determined each game by a coin toss conducted by the game official or Nutmeg State Games event staff.


  • If any player receives 5 penalties in a single game. they will be assessed a game misconduct
  • Minor Penalties: 1:30
  • Major Penalties: 5 minutes
  • Misconduct Penalty: 10 minutes
  • Game Misconduct: Ejection from game; Suspension from next game scheduled and 10 minutes

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head record
  2. Total Points
    1. 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss
  3. Goals allowed
  4. Goals scored
  5. Coin toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

IMPORTANT: Teams will need to submit a signed USA Hockey Roster for the Nutmeg State Games Tournament. Teams can obtain the signed roster from the registrar of their local organization. For questions and submission of rosters please email Michael McCullough CTRegistrar@comcast.net

  1. Please Register the Coach and make Payment Online 

  2. All players must complete the Athlete Waiver Form

  3. A properly completed Team Roster - Please Use the USA Hockey Official Team Roster.

Send ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee for the appropriate sport, sent to:
Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.
975 Middle St., Unit G
Middletown, CT 06457

All teams are required to provide an official Score Keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the Score Keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official Score Keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The Score Keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team. The Score Keeper will be responsible for keeping track of pitch counts for both teams.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Greater NH Warriors Central CT Youth Hockey N/A
12 & Under Cromwell Demons CT Blades CT Bobcats
14 & Under CT Shamrocks Central CT Youth Hockey Wonderland Wizards
18 & Under Tribe Guilford Cheshire High School
2014 Winning Teams Gold  Silver  Bronze
8 & Under Demons Central CT GNH Warriors
10 & Under Central CT CT Demons Blue Devils
12 & Under CT Yankees Tribe CT Shamrocks
14 & Under Tribe  Central CT CT Werewolves
18 & Under Eastern Bucks  CT Shamrocks Tribe
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Central CT Youth Hockey CT Demons Team CT West
10 & Under Central CT Youth Hockey Greater New Haven Eastern Stars
12 & Under Brewster Bulldogs Donohue Hockey Skills CT Shamrocks
14 & Under Team CT West Tribe East Haven Yellow Jackets
18 & Under CT Shamrocks Avon Eastern Bucks
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Boys CT West Central CT Youth Hockey Middletown Whalers
10 & Under Boys CT Doritos Tribe Stamford Sharks
12 & Under Boys Wizards Tribe Central CT Youth Hockey
14 & Under Boys Central CT Youth Hockey CT West Tribe
18 & Under Boys Tribe Red Tribe Black Jr. Fireants
2011 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Central CT Youth Hockey Newington Newington
10 & Under Fire Ants Central Team CT West
12 & Under Central CT Youth Hockey CT Bulldogs CT Bulldogs
14 & Under The Tribe Avon Watertown Redwings
18 & Under Team CT West Fire Ants SECYH Seahawks

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Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs. Call us today for more information and a free introductory class.

Parisi Bristol
842 Clark Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Business Number:  860-314-0122

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Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408

CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Coaches/Managers


College Coaches

Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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