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Lightning Sign Defenseman Artem Sergeev

Artem Sergeev: CYA Alumni

7/1/12:   "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Artem Sergeev to a three-year entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today."

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

Former CYA Player Ryan McKay Named Goalie of the Year

The United States Hockey League today announced that Ryan McKay of the Green Bay Gamblers and Zane Gothberg of the Fargo Force are co-recipients of the 2011-12 USHL Goaltender of the Year as determined by a vote of USHL coaches and general managers.

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

CYA Alumni Making Impact in the Community

Michael Fallon and Ali Thomas: CYA Alumni

CYA U18 Defenseman Dylan Dailey signs tender with NAHL Aberdeen Wings

Dylan is a right handed defenseman that plays for the Chicago Young Americans.  C.Y.A is one of the most prestigious programs in AAA Midget Hockey.  Dylan was selected in the 3rd round of the 2011-2012 NAHL draft by the Aberdeen Wings.  He choose to finish his schooling in Chicago and lead the Chicago Young Americans as Captain this season.  Dylan has 8 points in 23 games and is the backbone of C.Y.A’s Defensive core.  “We have watched Dylan for the past 2 years and are extremely excited he has chosen to play for the Wings next season.  He is a high character kid that works hard and plays that game the right way.”

CYA U18: Dylan Dailey


Roman Uchyn: CYA U18

Alex Fossen: CYA U18

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi IceRays have announced they signed three more tenders for next season.  Alex Fossen, Roman Uchyn, and Collin Abitz all forwards have signed tender agreements with the IceRays. 

“We are excited for our 3 newest Tenders that have signed for next season, said head coach Justin Quenneville.  “All possess import ingredients to our culture here that we look forward to continuing to build.  Alex and Roman both come from a high powered and well known program with CYA.  As for Collin, Ryan Bennett and I had a chance to see him play last season with the Rampage alongside current IceRay Payden Mielke.” 

Uchyn has eight goals and four assists in 26 games, while Fossen had recorded seven goals and eight assists in 24 games for the Young Americans.  Abitz has two goals along with seven assists in 20 games for the Rampage.

“The Rampage are very respected organization with many players that get promoted every year and we are fortunate to have working relationships with some of the top programs in the country.  Fossen, along with Uchyn are both members of the Chicago Young Americans U18 squads, while Abitz plays for the Colorado Rampage U18 team said Quenneville.”

The IceRays are on the road this Friday and Saturday night, and return home Sunday Afternoon to face Texas.  Puck drops at 7:05PM Friday and Saturday night, and 3:05PM on Sunday afternoon, coverage begins 15 minutes prior to the puck drop with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM. 

Stay current with the latest team news by visiting  In addition stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/corpuschristiicerays), Twitter (@goicerays), and the team’s Youtube channel ICERAYS TV (@goicerays)

CYA U19 Goaltender Billy Christopoulos Signs with Corpus Christi Ice Rays

William Christopoulos: CYA Alumni

  “We are excited that Billy made his decision to sign with us,” said head coach Justin Quenneville.  “Not only was he a highly recruited player among several top programs in Junior hockey, but is coming from a top program with CYA.  We look for Billy to continue his development and growth under CYA Head Coach Gregg Naumenko as we move forward in building our recruitment class for next season.”

Congrats to CYA Alumni Artem "Dino" Sergeev on winning Silver at the World Junior Championship

Dino's Russian team took Silver at the WJC U20 championships in an epic overtime 1-0 loss to  Sweeden. In seven tournament games Dino scored 1 goal 1 assist and had 12pims. Dino was not just another body on Russian, but a mainstay on the blue line who played in every key situation. Dino currently plays for Val-d'OR Foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was selected in the second round 72 overall in the CHL import draft after his Midget Minor year with CYA. Dino was also selected in the second round 31st overall by CSKA Moskava in the 2010 KHL draft.  Dino came to CYA two years ago from Russia in order to learn the North American style of play in order to prep him for the NHL, he took part in the Detroit Red Wings main training camp this season. CYA Hockey director Dave Maciuk says " Its amazing that this kid was playing Midget Minor at CYA two years ago and is now competing with the best Under 20 years olds in the world that are not in the NHL, I would not be shocked at all to see him in the NHL next year"

Papa Picks St.Cloud State

Ryan Papa


CYA Alumni, Ryan Papa, "will cross another state line to skate as a collegian at St. Cloud State University".  For complete article CLICK HERE.

U of A: Player of the Week

Jared Lowell

Forward Jared Lowell tallied a goal and an assist in the Wildcats 4-1 victory of the #7 University of Oklahoma Sooners. The victory marked the second win over a top ten team for the Arizona Wildcats.

Fast Fact:  Orginally from Chicago, IL, Jared played for the famed Chicago Young Americans Midget AAA program. The junior forward tallied a 35 points in 26 games as a sophomore.

Featured on Arizona Wildcat Hockey website.

Rutledge Commits to Michigan


"Jared Rutledge is beaming, ecstatic about his commitment to attend the University of Michigan, happy to field interviews just hours before he starts in goal that evening."

 For complete article, CLICK HERE.


Fallon Commits To University of Massachusetts

The Chicago Steel are proud to announce that Michael Fallon has committed to play hockey at the University of Massachusetts Lowell beginning in the 2012-13 season.

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

Michigan Warriors Release Goaltender Tyler Ross, pick up Luis Puig

Goaltender Tyler Ross was released Saturday, and the Warriors added Luis Puig, who debuted with the club by making 40 saves in a 2-1 win Sunday over the Traverse City North Stars. Puig adds to the strong existing Warriors goaltending provided by Brach Tiller, who is in his second year with the Flint-based North American Hockey League franchise. 

CYA Alumni Charlie Dodero

*Sudbury Wolves defenseman CHARLIE DODERO will make his return to the
Wolves line-up tonight when the Wolves travel to Kitchener to play the
Rangers in their final pre-season game. *

*The former Kitchener Ranger has just returned from Boston where the
Chicago native competed for a NHL job with the Stanley Cup Champions. 
 From all reports, Charlie had an outstanding NHL rookie camp and was a
pleasant surprise to Bruin team management.   The 6'2" rearguard is
expected to be one of the Wolves' mainstays on the blueline this season
and returns from Boston with a tremendous work ethic and winning attitude. *

*The Sudbury Wolves welcome Charlie back to Sudbury and look forward to
his leadership this season.*

CYA Alumni Artem "Dino" Sergeev invited to Detroit Red Wings Main Training Camp

Dino played Midget Minor at CYA for Coach Bragagnolo during the 2009-2010 season before being drafted by Val-D'Or Foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Good luck Dino!!!

Rutledge protects nets for National Team Development Program

" Jared Rutledge, 17, is currently one of 23 players from his age group participating in the two-year United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Jared also spent three seasons playing for the Lincolnwood-based Chicago Young Americans hockey program, and said the organization was key to his growth as a hockey player.

“I loved CYA,” said Jared Rutledge, whose mother Lisa lives with him in Michigan. “I played everywhere (in the Chicago area) and the folks at CYA get it. They’re hockey people. They treated me really well there and gave me so many opportunities to get better. The goalie coaching there was the best of any organization. The coaches were great. It was the best.”  "

Congratulations to Charlie Dodero

Charlie Dodero has signed an agreement with the Boston Bruins and will be attending training camp this fall.   Both of Charlie’s brothers will be playing with CYA this season:  Chris Dodero with the minor midgets and Chad Dodero, a goalie, with the 1999 team.

Congratulations to the Following CYA Players Selected to a Junior Team

Amarillo Bulls NAHL
Bryan Drazner
Geoff Fortman
Mike Zajac
Corpus Christi Ice Rays NAHL
Danny Fetzer
Eric Purcell

Alex Galchenyuk to Lead U.S. Team at Hlinka Tournament

Alex Galchenyuk, a top prospect for the 2012 Entry Draft, headlines a talented group of American players chosen for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that will compete at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament from next month.

Cal Petersen and Alex Galchenyuk chosen for USA U-18 team

Congratulations To Michael Mersch: 4th Round Draft Pick to LA Kings



CYA would like to congratulate Michael Mersch on being drafted to the NHL.  Michael played at CYA and his younger brother, Dominick Mersch currently plays for CYA on the 98 team.  Congratulations to Michael and the Mersch family.

CYA 2005-06 Team: Michael Mersch (top row, first player from the rght)

Povorozniouk Makes Five Nations Team

Sam Povorozniouk

U.S. Team to Compete at the  2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twenty-two players who participated at USA Hockey's Boys' Select 16 Player Development Camp have been selected for the 2011 U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete at the 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Aug. 9-13, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will include teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Bob Corkum will serve as head coach, while Pat Mikesch will serve as assistant coach for the 2011 U.S. Under-17 Select Team ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 11 different states. Minnesota leads the way with five players represented, while California has four ... All 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament games will be held at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Ticket information will be announced shortly ... The annual USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp provides top young players with concentrated on- and off-ice training and instruction as well as the opportunity to compete at a national level against other players from their age group. For a full stat breakdown from the event, click here <;AgeDivisionID=1938> .


Congratulations to Cal Peterson, Ryan Papa and Michael Economos

Congratulations to Cal Peterson, Ryan Papa and Michael Economos from our CYA Midget Major team. All 3 boys were selected from this week’s main tryout camp to play for the Waterloo Blackhawks for the 2011 - 2012 season in the USHL.  The main camp was held at our Center Ice of DuPage rink from June 2nd to the 5th. We wish them all the best in their up coming season with the Waterloo Blackhawks.

2011 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp

Congratulations to Ryan Papa and Joseph Widmar who have been selected to represent the Central District at the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp during the Summer of 2011. Ryan Papa played on the CYA Midget Major team this past year and this is Ryan's 3rd year in a row that he will be attending the US National Camp. Joseph Widmar played on CYA's Midget Minor team this past season. Good Luck to both of them.

CYA Continues to Shine at OHL Draft

Congratulations to the following CYA Alumni on being drafted into the Ontario Hockey League:

Sam Povorozniuk - Saginaw Spirit
Ryan Hutchinson - Kingston Frontenacs
Stuart Pomeroy - Belleville Bulls



Congratulations to the Following CYA Players who are Tender Signings in the NAHL

Brian Drazner  - Amarillo
Jeff Fortman -  Amarillo
Eric Purcell  - Corpis Christi

Congratulations to the Following CYA Midget Major Players who were Drafted to the USHL

Ali Thomas - Chicago Steel
Cal Peterson - Waterloo Black Hawks
Dan Fetzer - Chicago Steel

Adam Miller - Tri City



Congratulations to the Following CYA Players made the 2011 NAHL Entry Draft

Dylan Dailey - Aberdeen Wings

Daniel Fetzer - Corpus Christi IceRays

Michael Economos - Michigan Warriors

Dylan Gatz - Chicago Hitmen


Thank you Vivo!

The 2011 State Champion CYA Midget Major team would like to thank Vivo Italian restaurant for providing pre-game meals to the team before their State and Regional games. Meals were provided at no charge to the team.  Thank you Vivo for your support!


838 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL


Congratulations Stuart Pomeroy & Ryan Hutchinson

Congratulations to Stuart Pomeroy & Ryan Hutchinson, who were drafted in the USHL futures draft.

Stuart Pomeroy defenseman from our minor midget drafted 2nd round by Lincoln Stars.

Ryan Hutchinson defenseman from major midget team drafted 4th round by Sioux Falls.

Congratulations Coach Bruno!


Congratulations to Former CYA Coach Bruno Bragagnolo who's Soo Eagles Junior team captured the NOJHL 2011 Champions title beating the Sudbury Junior Wolves 4-2. 

Visit the Soo Eagles Website:


Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy -- 2011

Matt Lindblad

Matt Lindblad:  One of Five to Receive All-Ivy Honors Ivy League Release HANOVER, N.H. - Freshman Matt Lindblad has earned Dartmouth's  fourth Ivy League Rookie of the Year honor as he was chosen the Co-Rookie of the Year for 2010-11 and leads four other men's hockey players in receiving All-Ivy honors.

OHL: Sarnia Sting Alex Galchenyuk

CYA Alumni Rock Einersen NAHL Player of the Week

Texas forward Rock Einersen struck for four goals and six assists as the Tornado fashioned a 2-1-1 record at the Showcase Tournament.

CYA Alumni News

Ryan McKay article from USHL website

Dubuque assigned Brandon Adams to their affiliate list for 2010/2011 and was sent for the season to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL

Ryan Papa and Mike  Fallon were called up to Waterloo Black Hawks. Ryan from our Major midget team and Mike Fallon, a former CYA player playing in Springfield of NAHL.  Papa scored a goal in Weds tilt and had a OT winner last night.

Ryan Papa named player of the week.

Tim O'Brien is now with the Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL has just committed to Dartmouth College to play hockey.

Matt Lindblad was recognized as ECAC rookie of the week

Augie Hoffmann to represent the United States at the 2011 World University Games

Update on  Midget Major alumni Cody Walsh

Brian Fahey to make NHL debut against Predators