#1 Ben Amarone
I played my entire 7-year youth hockey career for the GNH Warriors. I love being a goalie and my favorite memory is winning the Steel City Shootout Tournament in 2020 after a 6 round sudden death shootout. I will be attending Notre Dame High School in the fall and will always remember my time as a Warrior.
#54 Jack Ford
I have been a part of the Greater New Haven organization for my entire youth hockey career. I started in the First Strides program and have steadily progressed to where I am today as a member of the Bantam A team. In addition to hockey; I play soccer and baseball. I am proud to be a lifetime Warrior and I am grateful to my coaches and teammates, past and present. I also work hard in the classroom where I am currently a freshman at Westbrook High School.
#4 Matthew Gervais
My hockey career started at the age of 6 when I joined the Learn to Skate program. I liked skating so much that the following year I participated in Mite Development and was on the New Haven Tomahawks. Our team won the Patrick Cup that year and I was hooked on hockey! I wear #4 after my favorite hockey player, Bobby Orr. The Warriors is the only youth hockey organization I have ever played for and it’s home to me. Since joining the Warriors, I have had great coaches and have made long-lasting friendships with many teammates. Hockey is a big part of my life and I look forward to continuing to play in high school.
#70 Griffin Manske
The first time I put skates on was when I was 3 ½ years old. I did The Learn to Skate program for over a year and then went to the Learn to Play Hockey Clinic with Coach Bouchard on the Warriors. Because I wasn’t playing games I was bored and quit. Then when I was almost 7 I gave it another shot and LOVED it! I played for the New Haven Blades for Mite Development. When I tried out for a travel team I went straight to Squirts and made the B1 team. I worked hard to get to where I am today on the Bantam A team. I have been a Warrior for my entire youth hockey career and have always played Center and Left Wing. Being a part of a team has always been a great feeling, but my favorite memory as a Warrior was when we won states in 2018 as a Pee Wee and I had the game-winning assist. I have had a lot of great coaches at every level and have them to thank for the player I am today. I have made many friends along the way and they have been a big part of my life. Hockey is a big passion of mine and I hope to be able to play in high school. I will be attending Xavier High School in the fall.
#26 John Montesanto
I started with The Learn to Skate program when I was 5 years old. I remember how hard it was first learning to skate and I almost quit. Then I moved to Learn to Play Hockey; I loved it!! I did Mite Development after that. And then the following year I tried out for a Warriors travel team and made it!! I was so happy and proud to wear a hockey sweater with my name and chosen number. I have been #26 with the Warriors for my entire youth hockey career. I’ve had a lot of great coaches and have made many friends along the way. Hockey has been a huge part of my life and I have so many great memories. I plan on going to Xavier High School in the fall and hope to continue playing the sport I love!
#93 Jaxson O’Brien
I started with the Warriors Learn to Play program in 2010 and have been a Warrior ever since. My favorite memories of my hockey years have been travel tournaments, especially Lake Placid, and the great friends I have gained along the way. I hope to go on to play defense for North Haven High School.
#60 Jack Ouellette
I have been playing hockey with the Warriors for the past nine years starting out in the Learn to Skate program. I played Mite Development and was on The New Haven Eagles. My favorite memory was winning Gold in 2019 at the Lake Placid tournament. I am going to miss tournaments and hanging out with my teammates. This fall I will be attending Xavier High School in Middletown where I hope to continue playing hockey.
#28 Mike Savo
The first time I put skates on, I was 6 years old. I wasn’t sure if playing hockey was going to be something I wanted to do. I could barely stand on skates; I hated it! My dad helped coach me through the first few times and I seemed to catch on rather quickly. This is when I realized I developed a love for the game. The first program I did was The Learn to Skate and then I moved on to Mite Development. One of the moments that stand out to me during this time was Coach Bouchard who always pushed and encouraged me. He always had my back to make sure I learned the skills of the game and that I was having fun. My first major win as a hockey player was when I won the Patrick Cup with the New Haven Tomahawks. Over the years I have played for the GNH Warriors at different skill levels and the one thing that hasn’t changed is how I feel when I am on the ice. I value the friendships I have made over the years, both teammates and coaches. I consider most of them my family whether we are on the same team or not. The bond will never change. Hockey has taught me to never give up and just because you don’t get something on the first try, you don’t stop. All that I have learned throughout my years as a GNH Warrior I will take with me. I look forward to playing hockey for East Haven High School.
#39 Cooper Savoy
I have played hockey for 7 years with the Warriors. I started my hockey career as an Eagle in Mite Development. A few of my favorite memories on the ice were going to Regional’s on Squirt A, my Pee Wee A1 team won our state tournament in overtime and my Pee Wee A team had a blast while playing in Lake Placid. Off the ice, I’ve made many friendships while hanging out in the locker rooms and having fun during team lunches. I would like to thank all of my coaches over the years for their hard work and dedication. I hope to see many of my Warrior teammates on the ice again when we play against each other in high school. Thank you GNH Warriors for a great hockey experience.
#16 Danny Vining
I am the Captain of the 2020-2021 Bantam A team. I play Center and have been playing for the Warriors since Mite Development. I wear the number 16 because it was my grandfather’s lacrosse number in college. I am a freshman at Guilford High School and play baseball and mountain bike in the off-season.
#63 Charlie Wood
I started playing hockey when I was 6 years old. I immediately loved it! My 1st year with the Warriors was in 2014, Mite D. I played for the Tomahawks and met a lot of my friends and current teammates then. After Mite D, I went to Squirts and on from there. Each level was great and I loved traveling with all of my teammates and their families, especially to tournaments. Win or lose, we always had a great time. We all became a huge family and I will always have great memories and great friends. My best memory was winning Gold at Lake Placid on the 1980’s rink! Next year I will be a freshman at Daniel Hand and will continue to play hockey there. I want to thank all of my coaches from Mite D thru Bantams for making me the player I am today and thank all of my teammates throughout the years for such great memories!
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