Looking for something to do this Saturday night??? Let’s make the XL center ECHO green. Come see the Hartford Wolfpack take on the Albany Devils on March 8th at 7:00. As of now, our ECHO community is already bringing almost 200 fans. And if you just can’t get enough hockey, your ticket also gets you into a 2:30 game between the ECHO Mite A team and the Squirt B1 team. Hope to see you there.
For tickets contact Craig Cugno at
or 860-990-6077 and let him know you are looking for tickets for ECHO night on Saturday.
The very harsh winter and the resulting maintenance of the Bolton Ice Palace parking lot has led to much sand and dirt being transferred into the rink, which, as we all know, may pose
a problem for skate blades.
The rink has and will continue to take steps to mitigate the situation, including the reactivation of the alarms on the doors adjacent to the locker rooms that lead to the parking lot. Traffic
through these doors has been one of the primary reasons behind the sand and dirt problem, and the reactivation of these alarms hopefully will dissuade people from entering and exiting
through these doors. We ask that you enter and exit through the main doors adjacent to the pro shop instead of using the doors next to the locker rooms.
In addition, we would ask that you wipe or shake your boots/shoes as you enter the main lobby of the rink in an effort to minimize the amount of sand and dirt that ends up inside the
We thank you all for your consideration and efforts to keep the rink as free from sand and dirt as possible.
Spring League Hockey Starting Soon at South Windsor Arena
The South Windsor Arena would like to extend an invitation to your team to participate in the
8th Annual Hockey1.com Spring Classic Tournament. Teams in all Divisions and Levels are
welcome, from Mites to Midgets. Our goal is to provide a competitive and fun opportunity
to continue to skate this spring in a tournament type format. This tournament can be used to
extend your current season or help prepare for next season. Please register in the division you
are currently skating unless otherwise specified.
Hockey1.com Spring Classic details:
• 7 game schedule
• 1 hour FREE practice slot for your team (w/ paid registration) register early for 2nd free ice sheet!
• USA Hockey referees and rules
• All games played at South Windsor Arena
• Games will be played on Saturday or Sunday
*week night game will be needed *
• Games beginning approximately week of 3/17/2014 and end approx. 5/11/14
• Time keepers provided for all games
• Game stats and schedules online
• Trophies for Championship teams
• Welcome gifts to all players
Divisions and Fees (Guaranteed 7 games and 1 Free Practice)
• Mite A, B & C - $795 team
• Squirt A, B & C - $795 team
• Pee Wee A, B & C - $795 team
• Bantam A & B - $895 team
• Midget AA & A - $995 team
Register by February 28, 2014 & get an additional FREE practice hour.
Additional practice ice will be available to purchase for $100 an
hour throughout the summer to all registered teams.
Registrations will be taken at a first come, first serve basis.
Space is limited.
Registration forms must be received no later than March 7th, 2014. Registration forms are available online at www.Hockey1.com. Complete the form and return with a $100 Non-Refundable deposit. Please have a completed Team Roster, with name, address, and date of birth for each player before first game. Make checks payable to South Windsor Arena, Visa / Master Card / Discover also accepted. If you have any questions please contact Steve or Lenny at the South Windsor Arena.
South Windsor Arena, Inc
PO Box 88 South Windsor, CT 06074-0088
Announcing ImPACT Test Concussion Management Program
for ECHO PeeWee and Bantam Players
To follow up on our Winter 2011 Newsletter article, Concussion Testing, ECHO has contracted ImPACT Applications, Inc. to provide a Concussion Management Program. This program consists of an online tool to establish a Baseline for Concussion Management.
ECHO has pre-paid ImPACT for testing for any/all PeeWee and Bantam ECHO players who wish to take the test. Testing is limited to PeeWee and Bantams as the test is for players aged 11 years and older. Awareness of the effects and the dangers of concussions has grown rapidly recently. In the past year, both the NHL and NFL have changed rules to attempt to prevent the likelihood of concussions and have amended the protocols for concussed players to return to action. While youth sports bear much less risk of concussion than at higher levels of play, our awareness of and sensitivity to concussions has also risen.
The danger of continuing to play or returning to play before the injury has healed is now known to post risks greater than previously thought. When an athlete can safely return to play can confound players, parents, coaches and medical professionals alike. The best measure of fitness to return to play is not only a cessation of symptoms (headaches, etc.), but also a return of full cognitive function. The only way to know for certain whether an player has regained full function and therefore is completely healed is to have previously conducted baseline (pre-injury) testing of those functions.
The most widely recognized baseline concussion test is called an ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test. The NHL and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program both utilize this test. CIAC, by State law, requires all public high school athletes who suffer a concussion to take an ImPACT test prior to return to play. The test is short (25 minutes) and painless. It is almost like a video game and provides performance data on cognitive functions such as memory, concentration recognition and reaction time. By having been ImPACT tested before any potential injury, retesting of injured athletes allows medical professionals to precisely determine when an athlete has completely recovered and can safely be cleared to return to play.
The ImPACT Test is just one tool for consideration; It should not be the only deciding factor in returning a concussed skater to play. All athletes should be cleared by their medical professional prior to returning to practice or games.
For additional information on concussions or the ImPACT Test, visit: www.impacttest.com
A two page FAQ guide is available by contacting
Please use the following link for baseline testing: http://www.impacttestonline.com/impactteams
The player must be well rested and ready to concentrate for 25 min. The test environment MUST BE free of any & all distractions.
The computer must have a traditional mouse. Trackballs and touch pads will not provide accurate results.
If you are taking your exam on a laptop computer, make sure it is plugged into an electrical outlet and is not running on battery power.
Please close any applications other than ImPACT that are currently running on the computer.
The following code will need to be entered when an Athlete takes an ImPACT Baseline Test.
Customer ID Code for Eastern Connecticut Hockey Organization: Code will be sent to all PeeWee and Bantam Players separately
The Organization wording above should be entered in the School/Organization section when you launch the baseline test program.
The ImPACT testing process is as follows:
Section 1: Demographic Information & Health History Questionnaire
Section 2: Taking the test (baseline testing and post-injury testing)
Module 1: Word Memory
Module 2: Design Memory
Module 3: X's and O's
Module 4: Symbol Matching
Module 5: Color Match
Module 6: Three Letter Memory
Section 3 ImPACT Test Scores - Copies of the results can be obtained as needed for reference or post-injury follow-up by contacting Eric Levine
The information for the first component of the test can be gathered and entered by the exam supervisor/parent. The Second component must be completed by the skater.
Once you have checked out the ImPACT Test site and the ImPACT Test - FAQ if you have any additional questions or require the Customer ID Code, send queries to Eric Levine.