Head Coach - PeeWee A
Patrick Dwyer is coaching the South Windsor Peewee A team for the 2021-2022 season. Patrick has previously coached in the South Windsor youth hockey association for the past 5 years, coming up through the program from the Learn to Skate program, through Mites and Squirts and into Peewees as either an Assistant coach or a head coach. Patrick is also a member of the board for the South Windsor Youth Hockey Association.
Patrick grew up in Ellington, Connecticut and was focused on baseball and soccer from a very young age, however, upon attending a college hockey game at the age of nine, he fell in love with the game of hockey and started his journey. Learning to skate starting at the age of ten, Patrick was determined to play the sport and committed a substantial amount of time and effort to the game. Ultimately, Patrick began playing at the peewee level, played bantams and played in highschool for the Tri-Town cooperative organization of Ellington, Somers and East Windsor High Schools. Patrick also played baseball and soccer through junior high school and high school.
Patrick strives to provide a fun environment for the kids with a focus on skating skills and teamwork. He is USAH Hockey Level 3 certified and believes in the importance of small area games to develop skills, as it provides more puck touches, forces edgework and transition, and highlights the need for each player to continue to develop the ability to defend with and without the puck and transition to offense with and without the puck.
Patrick has continued to play as an adult in a number of different leagues across the state. His passion and love for the game keeps him active coaching the kids and finding time to play 2-3 times each week.