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Welcome to Western Jr Colonials Hockey - Our Mission Statement
The Western Connecticut Youth Hockey Association is an all-volunteer organization that offers boys and girls of the Greater Danbury area the opportunity to learn the sport of hockey and improve their skills through practices and competition. The organization seeks to promote sportsmanship and fair play, and to develop young people with character and athletic ability.
Athletes will have equal opportunities to participate, and will respect their teammates, opponents, and coaches. Parents will be encouraged to promote their children’s development, and to assist the organization in meeting its mission.
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Danbury Junior Colonials
04/25/2019
Western Junior Colonials Welcome new hockey director!
03/21/2019
The Western Junior Colonials are pleased to announce and welcome...
Western Lady Colonial & Pee Wee Minor Abby Brown at MSG!
03/10/2019
Pee Wee Minor 2019 Founders Division State Champions
03/10/2019
Congratulations to the Pee Wee Minor Team!  The went 5 - 0 to...
Pee Wee Majors win the Gold Medal at Lake Placid!
11/08/2018
Squirt Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champions!
11/12/2017
Congratulatiosn to the Squirt Major team! Jay Peak Avalanche Squirt...
Pee Wee Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champs!
11/12/2017
Congratulatiosn to the Pee Wee Major team! Jay Peak Pee Wee B Champions!
New York Junior Rangers
11/01/2017
We have a lot of exciting things going on with the NY Rangers this...
Pee Wee Select 2018 Waterville Valley Octoberfest Champions!
10/24/2017
   
Kids Day at the New York Rangers!
10/22/2017
 Western's Own Garret McCollam of the Pee Wee Minor team!                
Squirt A 2017 Tier 4 State Champions!!
03/06/2017
Squirt B at the State CHampionships!
03/06/2017
Pww Wee A at the Challenge Cup 2017!
02/07/2017
Western Squirt B 2017 Challenge Cup Runners Up!
01/23/2017
Squirt A pre game yoga session!
01/23/2017
Pee Wee A 2017 Challenge CUp Champions!
01/23/2017
Squirt A Checking out the competition
12/06/2016
Mite B Team Tournament pictures!
11/29/2016
Squirt B Wins Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament!
11/28/2016
Congratulations to the Squirt B team for winning the Second Annual...
Mite B team ready to the the Ice versus Hamden!
10/06/2016
Pee Wee A Connecticut Tier III Champions
03/10/2013
Congratulations to the Pee Wee A Team 2012-13 Pee Wee Tier III Connecticut...
 
Danbury Junior Colonials


by posted 04/25/2019
Western Junior Colonials Welcome new hockey director!

The Western Junior Colonials are pleased to announce and welcome Bill McCreary as Hockey and Coaching Director!

The Western Jr Colonials (www.jrcolonialshockey.net) out of Danbury CT and Danbury Ice Arena are happy to announce Bill McCreary as our incoming Hockey Director.  His vast hockey experience as a player, coach, scout and administrator are a great asset to the organization.  Please welcome him to our team when you see him at the rink! Please note we are not saying goodbye to Coach Bob Stearns, only refining roles as Bob remains an integral part of Western and our skating foundation. Bob will continue to work primarily with our youngest skaters as well as run our summer skating and skills clinics and will continue to impart his wisdom on different levels throughout the season.

Coach McCreary, hails from Southampton, Ontario, is a former professional ice hockey player and coach.  Bill coached midget and bantam teams this past season and is familiar with the Major/Minor format currently running at Western as most recently he was the boys Tier 1 Director at the NJ Colonials Youth Organization out of Florham Park, NJ. He traveled to Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut this past February along with five NJ Colonial players where he was a coach on the 16U White team bench in the 2019 AYHL All-Star games.  In 1 year with the NJ Colonials Bill won AYHL Championships with PeeWee Major and Bantam Minor and 1 District Championship at PeeWee Major. Previously he was the American Scout for the Victoriaville Tigres in the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL).

At the youth level, Bill won National, State and International Championships.  He played for Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep in Minnesota where he was line mates with current Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise.  He played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado (NAHL) and amassed 45 goals and 71 assists in 98 games. He was named to the All-Rookie team and First Team All-Star.

McCreary then played college hockey for the Providence College Friars and Curry College Colonels both in the NCAA. His professional play includes time with the Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), the New Mexico Scorpions (CHL) and Trenton Titans (ECHL).  McCreary won the SPHL Championship, as an assistant captain with the Huntsville Havoc and then served as a Player/Assistant coach. He retired in 2012 after a championship season with the New Jersey Outlaws (FHL) where Bill was a Player/Assistant Coach

McCreary has a family history of hockey players, coaches, and General Managers.  His Grandfather Bill McCreary Sr., Great Uncle Keith McCreary, Father Bill McCreary Jr. plus Ron and Bob Attwell played in the National Hockey League (NHL).  He is also related to Bill McCreary, a Hall of Fame inductee as an on-ice official in the NHL and his son Mike McCreary who referees minor league hockey.

His coaching career since spans many teams including: Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), Watertown Wolves (FHL), East Coast Selects-Q, Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL), North Jersey Avalanche, Seacoast Spartans and the ISS Kings. Bill will also have a key role with the new Professional Organization coming to Danbury!

Again, please extend a warm welcome to Bill when you see him.  He will officially join Western on April 1st and will be getting to know our coaches early this spring as we plan for our 19-20 winter campaign. He will be in the rink periodically this spring and on the ice weekly with teams come fall. It is our plan to introduce him to families shortly as he begins to work on the short- and long-term goals for each level of play and the Organizational goals as a whole. Again, please offer him a warm Western welcome if you run into him at DIA! Please remember Western is currently enrolling all Spring and Winter 2019-20 programs as tryouts/team placement begins April 1st! Visit us at www.jrcolonialhockey.net today.

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by posted 03/21/2019
Western Lady Colonial & Pee Wee Minor Abby Brown at MSG!


by posted 03/10/2019
Pee Wee Minor 2019 Founders Division State Champions

Congratulations to the Pee Wee Minor Team!  The went 5 - 0 to win the Founders DIvision State Championship!

Fantastic job team!


by posted 03/10/2019
Pee Wee Majors win the Gold Medal at Lake Placid!


by posted 11/08/2018
Squirt Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champions!

Congratulatiosn to the Squirt Major team! Jay Peak Avalanche Squirt B Tournament Champions


by posted 11/12/2017
Pee Wee Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champs!

Congratulatiosn to the Pee Wee Major team! Jay Peak Pee Wee B Champions!


by posted 11/12/2017
New York Junior Rangers

We have a lot of exciting things going on with the NY Rangers this season!

Here is the link to join the Junior Rangers.  There are a lot of great perks and it is free to join!!

Use the following link to join:

https://www.nhl.com/rangers/community/youth-hockey

 


by posted 11/01/2017
Pee Wee Select 2018 Waterville Valley Octoberfest Champions!

 

 


by posted 10/24/2017
Kids Day at the New York Rangers!

 Western's Own Garret McCollam of the Pee Wee Minor team!

 

 

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by posted 10/22/2017
Squirt A 2017 Tier 4 State Champions!!


by posted 03/06/2017
Squirt B at the State CHampionships!


by posted 03/06/2017
Pww Wee A at the Challenge Cup 2017!


by posted 02/07/2017
Western Squirt B 2017 Challenge Cup Runners Up!


by posted 01/23/2017
Squirt A pre game yoga session!


by posted 01/23/2017
Pee Wee A 2017 Challenge CUp Champions!


by posted 01/23/2017
Squirt A Checking out the competition


by posted 12/06/2016
Mite B Team Tournament pictures!

Pee Wee A 2017 Challenge Cup Champions!!

by posted 11/29/2016
Squirt B Wins Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament!

Congratulations to the Squirt B team for winning the Second Annual Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament!


by posted 11/28/2016
Mite B team ready to the the Ice versus Hamden!


by posted 10/06/2016
Pee Wee A Connecticut Tier III Champions
Congratulations to the Pee Wee A Team

2012-13 Pee Wee Tier III
Connecticut Hockey Conference Champions

4- Cox (A), 7- Burke, 12- Hanley (C), 13- Trew, 16- Morlock (C), 17- Dibble, 21- Carrlucci, 24- Marsh, 27- Paquin, 33- Brown (C), 40- Caldara, 42- Gardner, 50- Torre-Tasso, 61- Fernandes 67- Whitehead, 79- Almedia (A) & 95- Fanning (A). Coaches; Dibble, Hanley, Burke & Whitehead Team Manager Chris Gardner


by posted 03/10/2013
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