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An Update from our President

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. It was great to see the NHL release their phased approach to return to play and finish this season.

In regards to CT youth hockey, every day and every week new information is coming out and the situation is very fluid. Right now, there is not a lot of direction for rinks and organizations since we stopped play in March. Some organizations are advertising that their rinks will open in June. First, let me share that the State and the CHC will dictate when our organization can get back on the ice and as of today, there is not a definitive timeline. Second, I can tell you that the Board and I agree that the safety of our players and families will always come first. We will make sure that we have a clear plan on how to return to the ice safely.  

Although the State of CT, USA Hockey and the CHC are still requiring all hockey activities to be on hold, they are starting to release some guidelines. Please visit USA hockey website for update to date information  

We have been receiving questions:

Will there be a covid refund policy?

We have implemented a Covid refund policy that states payment will be reimbursed in full if no season occurs or prorated if a shortened season goes into effect. 

What you can do to be ready for when hockey is able to resume?

When is Bolton Ice Palace opening?

Targeted opening July 20 * Subject to change*  

When will tryouts be?

We care about our players and families and know that kids have been off the ice for several months. We will be running clinics first to allow kids to try out their equipment, make sure it still fits and to get the rust off.

We are still waiting for additional guidance from the state of CT and The CHC and will share updates we receive. Any plans for reopening can and may change.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at  

Thank You,

Gary Gordon

ECHO President

by posted 05/31/2020


Congratulations to Coach Amber for being voted the 

2020 GottaLoveCTHockey Impact Coach of the Year!!!


Coach Amber with ECHO co-Presidents Gary Gordon and Brian Wry 

and the ECHO 8U Mite B team



Visit the Gotta Love CT Hockey website to see Coach Amber being surprised with her award 


by posted 02/02/2020
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