Stamford, CT - The CT Yankees Hockey Club is honored to now be known as the Connecticut Junior Rangers. This incorporates the Premier Junior Team, 18U Team, and 16U Team that play in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL.com). Tryout times and dates are listed below.
"This is an exciting opportunity for players in the tri-state area to be able to compete and develop at the highest possible levels,” states Jeff Hamilton, former National Hockey League player and Program Director of the CT Junior Rangers Hockey Club. “With an incomparable depth of competition, exposure, and coaching experience, the Connecticut Junior Rangers will attract the region’s top players and grow the sport of hockey for years to come. With the recent addition of three teams into the highly touted USPHL the Connecticut Junior Rangers are well positioned to prepare hockey players within this group for collegiate and professional hockey.”
The Connecticut Junior Rangers commitment to excellence extends beyond the rink and the support of the education, leadership, teamwork and community service components of their players’ lives is paramount. The Connecticut Junior Rangers look to redefine the cornerstone of transformational development in hockey and their players can expect an elevation in their hockey experience as a result.
Located in Stamford, Connecticut, Chelsea Piers CT (CPCT) will be the home facility for the Connecticut Junior Rangers. This multi sport complex is the premier skating and athletic facility in the area. Connecticut Junior Ranger players have direct access to off-ice speed, strength and cardiovascular training through BlueStreak, as well as educational support through the Greenwich Education Group. Players will also have custom NHL style locker rooms, video analysis rooms, and a shooting and skill zone. All housed under one roof, CPCT provides a preeminent environment for hockey, athletic, and academic development.
NEW PREMIER JUNIOR COACH
• Vincent Montalbano •
The Connecticut Junior Rangers are excited to name Vincent Montalbano as the new USPHL Premier Junior Coach. Vincent comes to the Junior Rangers with an extensive and diverse hockey background. A graduate of Avon Old Farms, Assumption College, and New England School of Law, Vincent has been involved at all levels of hockey. Currently an NHL scout, he has worked as a Regional Manager for the US National Team Development Program, U.S. Director of Central Scouting for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, USHL Scout, Prep School coach, and the Director of a very successful elite spring and summer showcase. “Vincent is highly respected in the hockey world as a sharp, hard working, and passionate teacher of the game.” states Jeff Hamilton, Program Director of CT Junior Rangers Hockey Club. “He has an extensive list of of hockey connections and is uniquely positioned to help the CT Junior Rangers identify and develop players and to help place them in college hockey and beyond.”