The Connecticut Chiefs are proud to announce the addition of two junior hockey teams (U20) for the 2018-2019 season. The Chiefs junior teams will be joining the Eastern Hockey League and competing at the EHL & EHL Premier Levels.
With their entrants in the Eastern Hockey League, the Connecticut Chiefs will become the only comprehensive Mite to Junior Hockey Club located within the I-91 Corridor (Springfield-Hartford-New Haven). Director of Player Develepoment Ike Corriveau said "We are thrilled to be able to offer a direct route for our motivated student-athletes who have the skills, desire and work ethic to pursue their goal of playing college hockey."
The Connecticut Chiefs will be relocating the current Connecticut Oilers EHL Franchise to Newington Arena. The Oilers currently sit in third place in the Central Division and are in the midst of a 3 game winning streak. "The Oilers have a lot of young talent that will create a solid foundation next season for the Connecticut Chiefs." explained Chiefs President Brandon Johnson. "Our staff has been working hard scouting a wide variety of games since early January to find quality players to add to the established foundation of a successful EHL team already in place."
Located in the Northeast region of the United States, the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and its 16 teams celebrate its 5th season in 2017-18. For the past two years, the EHL has finished as the leader in the Direct-To-College Advancement at the Division II and III levels. This past season alone, the EHL accounted for nearly 1 in every 5 freshmen on Division II and III rosters.