2018 Boys Ice Hockey Tournament

The ShopRite Nutmeg State Games USA Ice Hockey and CHC sanctioned Tournament will be held from Mon., July 23 through Sun., July 29th and hosted by Newington Arena.

The Schedule for ALL AGE DIVISIONS IS NOW POSTED in the Schedule Section on the right hand side of the webpage.

Please See the List of Committed Teams Below: 

  • Squirts (10 & Under): Sold Out 8 Teams
    • Northeast Huskies, Central CT Capitals, CT Mongoose, Simsbury, Kent Elite Seals, CT Bulldogs, The Whalers, The Phantoms.
      • Waiting List:
        • ​Greater New Haven Warriors 
  • Pee Wee (12 & Under): ONE SPOT LEFT
    • Greater New Haven Warriors, Central CT Capitals A, Central CT Capitals AA, Tribe, RJ Shore Wrecking Crew, CT Bulldogs, Simsbury, Kent 07, Kent 06, CT Blues, Junior Thunderbirds
  • Bantam (14 & Under): FOUR SPOTS LEFT
    • Central CT Capitals, Kent 04, Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds, Simsbury 
  • Midget (18 & Under): Sold Out 8 Teams
    • Avon, GMSVS Storm (NY), Ridgefield Seals, Tribe, CT Mongoose, NE Bucks, BurntHills-Ballston Spa (NY), CT Predators.

Sport Details

Central CT Youth Hockey has been participating in the Nutmeg State Games for the past 8 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

  • 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 2018-2019 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

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.

TIE-BREAKER Information

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 breaking 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.

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. 

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 Mary Turner mgturner126@gmail.com (CT Hockey Conference Registrar)

  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

2017 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Central CT Capitals Mighty Pucks N/A
10 & Under Nacho Puck Central CT Capitals Coyotes
12 & Under RJ Shore Wrecking Crew Central CT Capitals Wonderland Wizards
14 & Under CT Demons The Tribe Farmington Coyotes
18 & Under The Tribe CT Predators Avon Panthers
2016 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Westchester Extreme Central CT Capitals Team Cobra
10 & Under East Haven Western Mass Bulldogs Central CT Capitals
12 & Under Demons CT Bulldogs Western Mass Bulldogs
14 & Under Central CT Capitals Wonderland Wizards CT Predators
18 & Under Guilford Indians Hall/Southington The Tribe
2015 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Greater NH Warriors Central CT Capitals N/A
12 & Under Cromwell Demons CT Blades CT Bobcats
14 & Under CT Shamrocks Central CT Capitals Wonderland Wizards
18 & Under Tribe Guilford Cheshire High School
2014 Medalists 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 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Central CT Capitals CT Demons Team CT West
10 & Under Central CT Capitals Greater New Haven Eastern Stars
12 & Under Brewster Bulldogs Donohue Hockey Skills CT Shamrocks
14 & Under Team CT West Tribe E. Haven Yellow Jackets
18 & Under CT Shamrocks Avon Eastern Bucks
2012 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under  CT West Central CT Capitals Middletown Whalers
10 & Under  CT Doritos Tribe Stamford Sharks
12 & Under  Wizards Tribe Central CT Capitals
14 & Under  Central CT Capitals CT West Tribe
18 & Under  Tribe Red Tribe Black Jr. Fireants
2011 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
8 & Under Central CT Capitals Newington Newington
10 & Under Fire Ants Central Team CT West
12 & Under Central CT Capitals CT Bulldogs CT Bulldogs
14 & Under The Tribe Avon Watertown Redwings
18 & Under Team CT West Fire Ants SECYH Seahawks

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Business Number:  860-314-0122

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

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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