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.

Danbury Junior Colonials


by: Dana Colwell

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: Dana Colwell

Western Lady Colonial & Pee Wee Minor Abby Brown at MSG!

by: Dana Colwell

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: Dana Colwell

Pee Wee Majors win the Gold Medal at Lake Placid!

by: Dana Colwell

Squirt Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champions!

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

by: Dana Colwell

Pee Wee Majors Jay Peak Vt Avalanche Tournament Champs!

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

by: Dana Colwell

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: Dana Colwell

Pee Wee Select 2018 Waterville Valley Octoberfest Champions!

 

 

by: Dana Colwell

Kids Day at the New York Rangers!

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

 

 

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by: Dana Colwell

Squirt A 2017 Tier 4 State Champions!!

by: Dana Colwell

Squirt B at the State CHampionships!

by: Dana Colwell

Pww Wee A at the Challenge Cup 2017!

by: Dana Colwell

Western Squirt B 2017 Challenge Cup Runners Up!


by: Dana Colwell

Squirt A pre game yoga session!


by: Dana Colwell

Pee Wee A 2017 Challenge CUp Champions!


by: Dana Colwell

Squirt A Checking out the competition


by: Dana Colwell

Mite B Team Tournament pictures!


Pee Wee A 2017 Challenge Cup Champions!!

by: Dana Colwell

Squirt B Wins Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament!


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

by: Dana Colwell

Mite B team ready to the the Ice versus Hamden!

by: Dana Colwell

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: Rich Dibble