About the RiverHawks

Statement of Purpose & Philosophy

The purpose of this Association shall be to stimulate and encourage interest in the sport of ice hockey, to instruct and train young men and women in all aspects of the sport, to develop their skating ability, and to encourage in all participants the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, team loyalty, courage, fair play and respect for authority.

To achieve these purposes, the Association will provide a supervised program of instructional drills and competitive games under the rules and policies of the Association. Moreover, the Association will make every reasonable effort to field a range of teams at each age level that provides constructive and challenging competition for all participants.

Directors, officers, coaches and members of the Association shall bear in mind that stressing exceptional athletic skills or the winning of games, while important, is secondary to teaching the fundamental skill of hockey and developing the character of participants in the program.

When a player accepts a spot on a team he or she will be making a commitment to every other player on the team. The team will be learning and practicing new systems of play that will only be meaningful if all players learn those systems. Each player selected for a team will be expected to commit to the practice schedule and progress with the rest of the team. If a player accepts a spot on a team and demonstrates an inability or unwillingness to live up to the level of commitment required by the team, the Connecticut RiverHawks Hockey Club reserves the right to excuse the player from the team. All coaches value commitment - if you are not fully committed, please do not take a spot from a player who is.

Home of the Connecticut RiverHawks:

The Rinks at Shelton

784 River Road

Shelton, CT 06484


Mailing Address

Connecticut RiverHawks

c/o Sports Center of Connecticut

784 River Road

Shelton, CT 06484


RiverHawks Alumni

  • Eric Boguniecki, National Hockey League
  • Chris Drury, National Hockey League & US Olympic Team ‘02
  • Ted Drury, American Hockey League
  • Julie Chu, US Olympic Team ’02

RiverHawks Code of Conduct

The Connecticut RiverHawks Code of Conduct guidelines is located under the documents tab on this website. Parents and Coaches please review and discuss with your children and team members.

Each parent and child is required to read and sign these contracts. A player will not be allowed to play if these contracts are not signed expeditiously.

Volunteers Wanted

The Connecticut RiverHawks Hockey Club is an all volunteer organization. There are no paid positions. We count on our members to give their time in order to keep the Association running smoothly.

There is much work to be done in a variety of areas. Some tasks take more time than others, but even a minimal amount of commitment would help. If you would like to help, please write to us @ CT RiverHawks c/o Sports Center of Connecticut, 784 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484, or contact us via email using the Feedback link on the right side of the homepage. At a minimum, please remember that the people who do the work are volunteers and an occasional "thank you" goes a long way.

The volunteer form is located under the documents tab.

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