Stamford Sharks

The Stamford Youth Hockey Association is one of the oldest youth hockey programs in the Tri-State area, established nearly 50 years ago. The league was founded on and maintains the principles that the Sharks are a family, and hockey should be available to all those interested, regardless of experience, abilities and socioeconomic status. The organization is one of the few that provides need-based scholarships irrespective of playing ability.

Our programs offer a full spectrum of opportunities beginning at age 4 and lasting through 19, with the Tiger Sharks/Learn to Play program, progressing into local House Leagues, and competitive Travel programs. Many of our players have continued their playing careers at the next level, many of whom have returned to their Sharks’ family as coaches and Board members.

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Becoming a Sharks Sponsor is easy. Click the link and provide your: Name, Company, Email, and phone number and we will contact you right away. Thanks for your support!

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Contact Us

SYHA Board

PO Box 4030 Stamford, CT 06907-4030

Tiger Sharks Registration is now open

Registration is open for Tiger Sharks and House Hockey.

The first session of Tiger Sharks begins September 7th and House begins on October 12th.

Help us get the word out to ensure we keep growing the base of the program.

Questions? Reach out to Brendan Baronowski @

SYHA Summer Tune-up

2024 Summer Travel Tune-Up Clinic Details:

Cost: $489 skaters / $250 Goalies

  • 10 sessions
  • 2 hours per session: 1 hour on-ice, 1 hour off-ice
  • Broken up by Mite/Squirt and Pee Wee/Bantam (Groups will switch on/off ice half-way through each session)
  • Players must be registered for a 2024-2025 SYHA Travel Team


  • Strong focus on skill development--> Skating, Stickhandling, Shooting, hitting some of the necessary skills needed for team play, positioning, and Hockey IQ.
  • Camp will be run in a high-tempo manner, with multiple on-ice coaches and high reps—maximizing ice time.
  • Off-ice strength and conditioning workouts will be run by a certified personal trainer and assistants, to work in tandem with our on-ice sessions to provide the ultimate prep for our upcoming season.
  • Goalies: Dedicated goalie coach who will work with goalies on skill development, when goalies are not working with the skaters.


1. Wednesday July 24th 6:10 - 8:20 pm

2. Wednesday July 31st 4:00 - 6:10 pm

3. Wednesday August 7th 4:00 - 6:10 pm

4. Friday August 9th 3:50 - 5:50 pm

5. Tuesday August 13th 4:40 – 6:50 pm

6. Thursday August 15th 5:00 - 7:10 pm

7. Week Aug 19 #1 TBD

8. Week Aug 19 #2 TBD

9. Week Aug 26 #1 TBD

10. Week Aug 26 #2 TBD

*Securing ice at the same day and time each week was not possible on short notice. We will strive for more consistent scheduling in future clinics. There is a very small chance that Terry Conners could close for repairs during the last two weeks of August, so those dates/times are currently TBD. We expect to hold these sessions on similar days and times, with exact dates to be confirmed soon. If the rink closes during those weeks, we will reschedule those sessions at the start of the season. We appreciate your flexibility.

While not required, the clinic is strongly encouraged for our travel players to get your child feeling sharp and confident heading into a highly competitive season.

Any questions, reach out to

Swedish Exchange Discount Cards

SYHA is also offering discount cards for $20 (which pay for themselves) this year to help support the Swedish Exchange Program.

Please contact a Bantam A or A1 parent for details or Chrissy Phelps ( or Tammy Comstock ( for more information

31 May

Blind Hockey Northeast Development Camp will be held from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21

The Blind Hockey Northeast Development Camp, will be held from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st at Terry Conners Rink.

Thank you to Alex Kapasouris for providing all the details below.

If you've never heard of Blind Hockey, it is a real thing. A good intro to some of the history is found here: NHL - Breaking Down Barriers Episode #4
This event aims to unite players of varying skill levels for a weekend of skills development, scrimmaging, and gameplay. This is open to all Blind Hockey Players. These athletes range from legally blind (partially sighted) to completely blind, but they have the courage and passion to lace up their skates and take to the ice to play hockey. Some of the USA Blind Hockey National Team members will be participating in the event.

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18 Jul


The Stamford Stars girls 12U and 10U softball teams have earned the opportunity to play at the prestigious Babe Ruth Softball World Series in Florence, Alabama at the end of July.

The girls play right in our own back yard, next door to Terry Conners Rink.

To make the opportunity a reality, they are seeking financial assistance from the community and local organizations. The costs of flights, hotels, rental cars, and food add up quickly, and they need our help to cover these expenses. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and will make a significant difference.

The sports community in Stamford is a tight-knit group, with many families playing multiple sports. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Please see the attached flyer with donation instructions or the gofundme at:

15 Jul

SYHA Election Results

The SYHA Board would like to thank the membership for the excellent turnout at this year's election meeting.

After a brief meeting, the election was held and the results are as follows:

President - Adam Perlaky

Operations Director - Ricky Schock

Treasurer - Randy Samuelson

Secretary - Mike Diem

We would like to extend a special thank you to outgoing board members John Nilsen and Matt Orsaia. We appreciate your passion and service to our organization.

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10 Mar

Sharks Mite A Jamboree

Congrats to the Mite A team to a great jamboree and season. 

4 Mar

Ladysharks U10 Win CGHL Division 2 State Championship

We wish shark-sized congratulations to our u10 Lady Sharks who claimed the CGHL Division 2 State Championship this weekend, going undefeated in the tournament and capping it off with a 4-2 win over Stateline this evening! Way to go, girls!!!

29 Feb

2024-2025 Travel Tryouts

2024-2025 Travel Tryouts are here!

All levels and abilities from U8 Mites to U18 Midget, including Ladysharks.

Click here to Register!

27 Feb

Swedish Exchange at Stamford High

Team SDE players attended area schools today with our Sharks players. SDE visited Stamford High School, Westhill High School, AITE, Fairfield Prep and John Jay High School.

1 Nov

Sharks Goalie Night!

Sharks Goalie Night!

Thanks to all goaltenders who came out (13 in total!), to get some expert instruction from our friends at Pro Crease. As we all know, goaltenders are in high demand, so hats off to all who came out to work on their craft under the instruction of some of the best around.

Keep it up, Goalies!

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18 Oct

Sharks in DC!

The weekend of October 7-9 many of our SYHA Sharks teams competed at the Congressional Cup in Washington D.C.
A great time was had by all as the Sharks represented SYHA playing teams up and down the east coast and as far out as Nevada.

Beyond the hockey, many teams were able to visit historical sights at our nation's capital and fit in a Washington Capitals game, bonding teammates together and creating lifelong memories.

A special congratulations to Coach Scott Valenzano and his Bantam A's as they tore through the tournament, winning it all and posting a combing +25 Goal Differential!

Thanks to all SYHA families and players for helping to create a special weekend.

Go Sharks!
Mark Elliott
SYHA Travel Director

4 Oct

Stamford Sharks & Terry Conners Rink Celebrates 50 Years!

The Stamford (Sharks) Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) and it’s home rink, Terry Conners are celebrating 50 years of success and community. Since 1973, SYHA and TCR have operated to serve the Stamford community, building strong bonds and unforgettable memories, on and off the ice.

Join us on Friday, October 13th from 7:00-11:00 PM at the Italian Center of Stamford for an adults only event to celebrate this tremendous milestone. Connect with friends, teammates and coaches and help us honor the individuals and families that help built this hockey program and facility into what it is today.

This event will include food, unlimited wine & beer, raffles, silent auctions and live auctions to raise money for SYHA.

The event is Adults only and attire is business casual

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