Danbury Arena launching Hat Tricks Youth Hockey Program

by Casey Bryant

DANBURY, CT-- Danbury Arena and the Ridgefield Amateur Hockey Association (RAHA) are committed to the community and youth sports in the western Connecticut-eastern New York area.

That's why Danbury Arena is proud to announce the Hat Tricks Youth Hockey (HTYH) Program, officially launching for the 2021-22 season in partnership with RAHA. This program will include Hat Tricks girls youth teams, in addition to partnering with existing RAHA teams. The partnership will include exclusive camps, clinics and professional youth coaches as well as unique player-family experiences with professional Hat Tricks players from the Federal Prospects Hockey League.

Overseeing the Hat Tricks Youth Hockey Program will be:

  • Colton Orr - Hockey Director. Former NHL forward (Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs). Current head coach of the Connecticut Whale of the National Women's Hockey League, based out of Danbury Arena.
  • Billy McCreary - Danbury Hat Tricks Hockey Director. Head coach of the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks in the North American Hockey League (Tier-II junior).
  • Lou Pedatella - HTYH Girls Program. Longtime coach of the Brewster Lady Bulldogs and lead youth hockey instructor with the New York Rangers.
  • Sean Sullivan - Skills Director, Youth Hockey Program Director. Owner of Sully's Hockey Academy and experienced skills coach.
  • Matt Voity - Goaltending Coach. Owner of Voity Goaltending. Current Goalie Coach of the NAHL Jr. Hat Tricks. Former Division-I Goalie Coach (UMass, AIC). 

Parents and players interested in learning more about the Hat Tricks Youth Hockey Program and RAHA can contact:

About Danbury Arena

Danbury Arena is the proud home to four junior and professional teams: the Danbury Hat Tricks (Federal Prospects Hockey League, professional), the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (Tier-II NAHL and Tier-III NA3HL) and the Connecticut Whale (National Women's Hockey League, professional).