Simsbury Bantam A Hockey - Road to Nationals

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters  of Simsbury Youth Hockey,

Our Bantam A (14U) hockey team has had an incredible season during an extraordinary time.

On Sunday, March 28, Simsbury beat the #1 seed, New Canaan, in OVERTIME (4-3) to win the Tier 2 U14 State Tournament and advance to the USA Hockey Tier II National Championship Tournament in McKinney, Texas from April 28 - May 3. 


After going undefeated this season – a season that was halted for 2 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic – Simsbury Bantam A will be the only team representing the State of Connecticut on the national stage!

This is also the FIRST time in 20-years that a Bantam A team from Simsbury Youth Hockey has made it to nationals.

While this is an exciting time for SYHA, it also places a significant expense on the traveling families; hotels, flights, transportation, and meals for the team and their families for 6 days. 

We are hoping our families, friends and community will consider supporting the team to help offset the expenses for these incredible athletes.

We will keep this page updated throughout the tournament so you can follow the teams’ journey and cheer on these young men! 

For more information on the USA Hockey U14 Tier 2 National Tournament:

Simsbury Bantam A Players: Max Berger, Mason Buckley, Mitchell Buckley, Gavin Bulger, Jacob Cappiello, Brady Davis, Nick Garilli, Ryan Goodwin, Vincent Matteo, Andrew Mikan, TJ Pearlman, Austin Perkins, Cameron Shen, Colby Wilhelm.

Simsbury Bantam A Staff: Jim McCormick, Head Coach; Anthony Matteo, Assistant Coach; Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach; Alex Pearlman, Student Coach; and Ann Buckley, Team Manager

You have our sincerest gratitude for helping to make a dream come true for these players, staff and families.

**In the event that a Covid-related situation arises and the team is not able to travel to Texas, all donations will go directly to the Simsbury Youth Hockey ‘general fund’ to support the development of our youth hockey players.**

In 2021, Simsbury Youth Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary of bringing developmental and competitive hockey to players from Simsbury and its surrounding towns. Over the years, Simsbury Youth Hockey has proudly represented the state of CT in countless State and Regional competitions, however, we could not have asked for a better way to kick off this milestone than to send the first team in over 20 years to compete on the USA Hockey National stage.

*This fundraiser is not directly affiliated with SYHA and is sponsored by the Bantam A team families. Contributions are not tax deductible.


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SYHA Bantam A Parents 
Simsbury, CT
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