CT Hockey Ratings

2019-20 Season – Final Ratings are posted. Good luck to all teams and players at the State tournament ! Have fun ! Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers for your dedication to the children!


  1. Steve Evanchik

    October 24, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Can you post the spreadsheet with all the detailed results? This was provided last year and was very helpful.

  2. paddy

    October 31, 2019 at 11:40 am

    when will this weeks rankings be available

  3. Kim Rinehart

    November 1, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Is there a way to check the game log? Some things do not look right. In the past, I’ve been able to find the game log and check and have identified what is wrong. This season, I cannot locate the log. Thanks!

  4. R Trent

    November 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    West Hartford Bantam A beat Simsbury A and played Northwest A to a tight 2-1 Loss and didn’t Move at all in rankings. Given these teams are both top ranked teams how is this possible. Score predictor had us losing both games by 6 or more goals. Games Were both played the weekend of October 26-27

    • Hockey Player

      November 9, 2019 at 11:18 am

      To make up for all of the years West Hartford is overrated.

  5. Anonymous

    November 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    How often do the ratings get refreshed?

    • Admin

      November 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm


      • Hockey Mom

        January 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        When will they be refreshed next?

        • Admin

          January 29, 2020 at 10:48 pm

          just finished

  6. HockeyNumbers

    November 12, 2019 at 1:20 pm


    You might want to review the latest game log, Yale Y12U 2007A is showing 28 games played. I think that is incorrect and might be confused with Yale A1, 2 games per day are showing up, and against incorrect opponents.


    • Anonymous

      November 14, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      How is Ridgfield squirt AA ranked 10 and Norwestern A ranked 17 when northwestern beat ridgefield AA 5-2 and played better against common opponents?

  7. Anonymous

    November 15, 2019 at 9:39 am

    How accurate are the ratings at this point? Just questioning how Northwestern Squirt A is ranked 19 and Ridgefield AA is ranked 10 when Northwestern beat Ridgefield AA 5-2 and did better on all common opponents? Can anyone explain the logic of the rankings with the data below?

    Home / Predictive Results
    Predictive Results

    Team Profiles:

    Season Age Group Tier Team Rating GF GA Wins Losses Ties
    2019-2020 Squirt 4 NORTHWESTERN CT Y10U A 75.1199 34 19 3 3 1

    Season Age Group Tier Team Rating GF GA Wins Losses Ties
    2019-2020 Squirt 4 RIDGEFIELD Y10U AA 78.3750 65 65 7 9 0

    Game Prediction:

    RIDGEFIELD Y10U AA wins by 2 goal(s)

    Games with Common Opponents:

    Date Winner Loser GF GA
    2019-11-02 SOUTHERN CT Y10U A NORTHWESTERN CT Y10U A 4 1
    2019-11-03 SOUTHERN CT Y10U A RIDGEFIELD Y10U AA 4 0

  8. Anonymous

    December 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Was there a rerun of these ratings? Curious how on Friday wonderland AA was 9 and is now 11. Also, how can Wonderland AA not be higher then Walljngford drop after Wonderland AA beat them.

    Any clarity would be helpful

    • Admin

      December 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      That game was not entered before the ratings were run.

  9. Anonymous

    December 8, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Very strange results to date, Would be helpful to issue the game log so teams can wee what they are being ranked on if games are not being entered timely and then not counting.

  10. Hockey Player

    December 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    When will the ratings be refreshed?

  11. Anonymous

    December 13, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Game log please? Score predictor the games on 11/23 and 11/24 appear twice. Some transparency would be great.

    • Hockey dad

      December 27, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Are game scores that were not entered in time being updated in the next weeks ratings or just not counting towards the ratings at all?

      • Admin

        December 27, 2019 at 11:51 am

        CHC has instructed to NOT count the game for ratings.

        • JCarney

          February 7, 2020 at 6:57 am

          That is ridiculous. For teams in tier IV, why wouldn’t they just not submit games in time in some cases to ensure an easier bracket come playoff time? I’d rather have accurate rankings.

  12. Anonymous

    December 14, 2019 at 11:35 am

    The Wonderland Pee Wee AA win against Wallingford A does not seem to be showing up in the “drop the puck” section. The Wizards have 3 CHC wins and this site is showing 2. Can you check if the game got added properly?

    • Admin

      December 21, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      please check again

  13. Hockey fan

    December 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    For PeeWee, when will the weekend of 11/23 – 11/24 games be updated. There are many teams that don’t show actual records in your score predictor. It looks like you had a partial data load or data loss for that weekend.

    Guessing that weekend is not factored in your ratings.

    Please advise.

    • Admin

      December 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Hi Hockey fan,
      please check again.

  14. Dave

    December 16, 2019 at 11:59 am

    What is the best way to direct questions related to inaccurate game results? I’ve noticed what appear to be clear errors for teams (e.g. Pee Wee teams being credited for wins against U16 teams; results that weren’t posted, etc).

    • Admin

      December 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Hi Dave,
      please send issues to:

      thank you

      • Kelly Burke

        January 3, 2020 at 12:17 pm

        Just curious how these ratings r figured for Pee Wee A
        Ridgefield AA loses last 9 games and r at 4-11…hamden 9-14 and both in top 10? Doesnt make sense

        • Admin

          January 9, 2020 at 5:27 am

          Please refer to the “about” page for a description of the rating methodology.

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm

            Your recent rankings for Jan 16th again make no sense. A team in top 6 loses 3 games to top 10 teams in last 2 weeks and doesn’t fall. Again 2 teams with a record of 4-11-1 and 7-8-5 in top 10?

        • DK

          January 14, 2020 at 1:47 pm

          Wins count less against lower ranked teams than a closer than expected loss to a higher ranked team.

          • 155

            January 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

            something is very wrong with the peewee standing as of right now, Yale 07aa is 17-3-1 and is ranked in 9th, wonderland AA is 8-8-5 and is in 4th, yale has beaten wonderland twice, nothing makes sense here please look into this, thanks

          • Admin

            January 30, 2020 at 7:53 am

            There are games that have affected ratings because they were not entered by the deadline. In particular, please read 14-17 below.


            VII. Game Requirements – 10U (Squirt), 12U (Pee Wee), 14U (Bantam):
            1. Fulfillment of CHC League game requirements is the top priority.
            2. Any team that does not make the necessary schedule accommodations to play all required games will
            have failed to meet the requirements to be eligible for State Tournament play and will be excluded from
            the State Tournament. There will be no exceptions.
            3. A minimum of 20 games vs. CHC League teams are required.
            4. There is no limit to how many times CHC teams can play each other, but the following
            regulations are in effect for the 2019-2020 season:
            a. The first four CHC League Games count towards the minimum 20 game requirement.
            b. The first two CHC League Games will count towards rankings.
            c. Tournament games do not count towards the minimum 20 game requirement or rankings.
            d. Games played against teams within your program do not count towards the minimum 20
            game requirement or rankings.
            e. Games vs. Undeclared teams do not count towards the minimum 20 game requirement or
            5. All CHC 10U (Squirt) and 12U (Pee Wee) games will utilize a max. differential of 6 goals.
            6. Each program is required to play a minimum of one team at each age classification (age level) in each
            of the 10 regions. If a program has multiple teams at a specific age classification, those
            remaining teams are not required (but strongly encouraged) to play in those regions.
            7. Teams that schedule with outlying teams, (Kent, Pawling, Putnam, Salisbury, Griffin, Southeast,
            Enfield), are required to schedule home & home games, unless both teams agree in writing.
            8. Programs are strongly encouraged to schedule games with our CHC girl’s programs.
            9. Teams will be allowed two game cancellations during the season; however, no cancellations are
            allowed during the last three weeks of the season. (When ice & referee costs are incurred due to
            last minute cancellations, those matters are to be resolved between the teams of record – typical to prior
            10. All cancellations must be agreed upon by both teams.
            11. If a team cancels more than two games – The team will be disqualified from all state tournament
            play. (Games in which both teams mutually agree to cancel do not count against their two-game limit).
            12. The CHC strongly encourages teams to utilize all available means to re-schedule games in lieu of
            13. The CHC (when requested) will resolve all disputes resulting from game cancellations.
            14. All games are to be entered on the CHC site
            15. Scores are to be entered through the teams’ site.
            16. Game sheets are to be submitted by the winning team (or the home team if there is a tie) by Tuesday
            at midnight after the game has been completed, via email to the respective CHC Division Director.
            Game sheets should be submitted as either a PDF or JPEG and must be clear and legible.
            17. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WARNING: scores not entered, or game sheets not submitted by
            Tuesday at midnight will not count toward rankings, or the CHC minimum 20 game requirement.

  15. Joe

    January 9, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    It does not look like there were any changes between Jan 1 and Jan 8 rankings.

    • Admin

      January 10, 2020 at 1:56 am

      You are correct. Please check again.

  16. David

    January 9, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Admin:

    Can you check to see if Squirts were updated through January 8, 2020, along with the other age groups? Thank you.

    • Admin

      January 10, 2020 at 1:57 am

      Thank you for your note. Please check one more time.

  17. Hockey dad

    January 15, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Are games that were dropped from ratings due to late score entry being counted toward the CHC 20 game minimum for states?

    • Admin

      January 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      According to CHC, yes.

  18. Anonymous

    January 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Again the rankings for Pee Wee A dont make sense
    2 teams with records 4-11-1 and 7-8-5 r in top ten! Other teams ranked between 11-18 play similar teams have better records and no movement. Darien AA has no business being #5

  19. Anonymous

    January 21, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Why are third games being included in the score predictor (i.e., in establishing the predicted goal differential) when they are excluded when calculating the ratings? Thus, if team A loses twice to team B and then plays a third game and wins by a lot, they do not get the benefit of the win in their rating, but it is impacting their predicted score differential adversely (i.e., making it harder for the team to beat their differential in the future because the win is included). Seems like third games should either count or not count for the whole system. Very odd to have them excluded for rating purposes but included for calculating the differential. Please provide an explanation for why this is fair.

    • Admin

      January 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      3rd games between teams are in the log, but not counted for ratings.

  20. Jack

    January 28, 2020 at 8:59 am

    If only 2 games are counted against a team then for fairness of the ratings and all factors involved the rated games should be 1 each at the home rink of each team regardless of the schedule. For example if a team plays 3 games and the first 2 are away and the 3rd game is home then the 1st and 3rd games should be counted. Make this change now. There is a clear advantage to playing at home. Otherwise all 3 games should be counted.

    • HOME

      February 3, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      ha, home ice advantage in youth hockey…thats funny

  21. Dan

    January 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    When will you update again?

  22. 155

    January 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    There is clearly a problem with the peewee ranking this season all of the comments are referencing discrepancies in this specific division. Please refer to my hockey’s ranking for instance the top 8 of chc teams is approximately correct , your ratings are completely skewed compares to them . I realize it uses out of league games as well . A clarification of the math would help
    Greatly. Like how was a teama power rating initially calculated? There is no way to failrly rate a team at the beginning of the season . If a team has a weak initial few games their power would have to go up since there
    Is no reference. A points based system would be far better then this for the chc , declaration of a division and play within that and score points Nhl style out of division doesn’t count , have a minimum number of games in division. Please contact me for further clarification of your math that generates these rankings , thanks

    • doug

      February 6, 2020 at 8:30 am

      While I agree it would be nice to see that formula behind this all, I do think it does a better job then the old way, which is exactly what you are proposing.
      The problem with teams declaring their tier ahead of time was often the teams would overstate or understate their ability, either intentionally or unintentionally. In the end, sometimes teams would be stuck in a tier that they could not compete in or in a tier where they would blow everyone out.
      The biggest downside to this system was there were teams that would not qualify for the state tournament based on the number of teams that “signed up for a given tier” .
      These are the issues that led to the creation of the ratings as I understand it.

  23. Anonymous

    February 5, 2020 at 8:12 am


    When can we expect to see the final ratings? Thanks.

    • Admin

      February 5, 2020 at 2:43 pm


      • Anonymous

        February 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        If games were entered Tuesday but are not showing in log what do we do.

  24. Anonymous

    February 6, 2020 at 10:42 am

    The most recent game log includes the 2/2 game between Wallingford Y14UA and Yale Y14U 2006AA — this was their third game of the season (9/15 and 12/13 games are in the log) and therefore should be removed from the log and calculations.

    • Admin

      February 6, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Thank you for your comment.

      The game log has a record of the game but only the first two games are recognized for ratings.

  25. JCarney

    February 7, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Hamden Squirt B has won 17 of our last 19 games. Some against teams ranked ahead of us. Two wins against East Haven (who moved up in the rankings) all the while, we have slowly moved down from 48 to 52. Oh well, it is what it is, but one would hope for a little more accuracy in the rankings.

  26. ct_hockey_22

    February 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Mid Fairfield 10U A only has 14 results in the game log. They have 17 results listed on the CHC results page. They do not have the 20 CHC games to be eligible for the State Tournament.

    • Chc gate

      February 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Totally agree with hockey 22 comment above. Mid fairfield did not follow the rules and should not be given the top honors of chc (tier2). Feels a lot like they get special treatment. Btw, they did not even play 50% of the tier 2 or tier 3 teams. Not a great decision after everyone else put the effort in!

    • Anonymous

      February 8, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      I agree

    • Anonymous

      February 8, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      I agree

  27. CHC Gate

    February 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Mid fairfield did not follow rules and got special treatment. Not a great outcome for the top honors of chc (tier 2).

    They did not play 20 games and in fact did not play 50% of tier 2 or 3 teams. Marginalizes what other teams did all season.

    • Anonymous

      February 8, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      Yes, Mid Fairfield 10U A did not meet the eligibility requirements for CHC games, which read “There will be no exceptions.”. So, attorneys gain some billable hours and the CHC and USA Hockey lose in several ways, dependent upon the extent of rulings and negative publicity.

    • concerned that we pay into chc

      February 8, 2020 at 11:25 pm

      I totally agree. please note the following posted by Admin:

      VII. Game Requirements – 10U (Squirt), 12U (Pee Wee), 14U (Bantam):
      1. Fulfillment of CHC League game requirements is the top priority.
      2. Any team that does not make the necessary schedule accommodations to play all required games will
      have failed to meet the requirements to be eligible for State Tournament play and will be excluded from
      the State Tournament. There will be no exceptions.
      3. A minimum of 20 games vs. CHC League teams are required.

      No exceptions unless you are mid fairfield?

  28. Anonymous

    February 8, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I agree

  29. Anonymous

    February 11, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Is there a way to determine the impact of games that were not entered by the deadline and therefore do not count for ranking purposes?

    • Admin

      February 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Send me a note at

      With the name of your team, i can run the rating model using all games.

  30. Be fair to the kids

    February 13, 2020 at 11:21 am

    So what was outcome with Mid Fairfield?
    If they are let in what is purpose of playing most games in CHC.
    That team plays a ton of games and they are great Mite aged players. But do they deserve to be in squirt chc playoffs when they don’t even play a full chc schedule?
    Hard to see how that benefits anyone especially the teams who play full chc schedule.

  31. Langston Jack Hughes

    February 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Dear Admin,
    What a thankless job you pursue
    This algorithmic sorting of hockey prowess.
    Amid over-invested scrutiny of all that you do
    Just to claim a fleeting title of “best.”

    You’re bought and paid for, above some have accused,
    Or have a formula where four plus one equals two,
    Thinking of the alternative, few would be amused.
    So on behalf of hockey parents, here’s a heartfelt Thank You!

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