The Norwich Sea Captains are pleased to announce that defenseman Tim Hayden has signed a tender agreement for the 2021-22 North American 3 Hockey League season. A 2021 graduate of Immaculate High School and native of New Fairfield, CT, Hayden served as a team captain for the Mustangs’ Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference team during his senior year. He was recognized for his outstanding play by CTHSHockey who named him a finalist for the organization’s Division I Defenseman of the Year Award as well as GameTimeCT who tabbed him a Second Team All-State honoree. Hayden is also familiar with the junior hockey level of play, having made appearances for the PAL Jr. Islanders (USPHL Premier) during the 2019-20 season and the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (NA3HL) last season. Notably, he was included on Danbury’s playoff roster, where he recorded an assist in 2 games.
Hayden commented on his decision to join the Sea Captains crew saying, “I chose to sign with Norwich because I want to be surrounded by people that will help me grow as a player and a person. I am really looking forward to coming together as a group and creating a strong identity for ourselves as a team. I cannot wait to start this coming season playing for a tremendous coaching staff and in front of our fans in Norwich!”
“I have a great deal of respect for Tim as a hockey player with a ton of potential and desire to excel, but I also love his character and the fact that he is a great teammate. Tim has played for some fantastic coaches during the course of his hockey career who have helped to instill a great foundation of skills and love for the game in him. I believe that Tim will continue to develop and set the bar higher for himself throughout the rest of his time in junior hockey. I am thrilled to have him joining us in Norwich!” said Sea Captains head coach Kevin Cunningham.
The Norwich Sea Captains will begin their inaugural season in September. The newest members of the NA3HL will call the RoseGarden Ice Arena home. Season Ticket information for all Sea Captains home games will be released on Monday, August 30.