Shrewsbury Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) will begin its 42nd season in September 2015 with over 150 participants between the ages 4-17 comprising a total of 13 competitive hockey teams, 6 House League teams and 3 Learn to Skate Program Sessions. These teams promote the Town of Shrewsbury as they participate in youth leagues throughout central and eastern MA including the American Youth Hockey League in Westborough and the National Youth Hockey league in Marlboro.
Youth hockey has one of the longest seasons of all youth sports with the season starting at the end of August and running through the middle of April. SYHA is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers and donations to keep registration fees as reasonable as possible. SYHA ice costs, skill development sessions and league fees run in excess of $300,000 each season with each family incurring on average $1,500 in personal expenses for each participant.
We are looking to partner with organizations, businesses and individuals to support our program.
Please consider becoming a Team sponsor of SYHA for our upcoming season!
All schedules can be accessed from the Master Schedule. The website also provides the option to subscribe to a google calendar or iCal feed. The directions are here:
- Select the team you're interested in from the "Teams" dropdown on the top horizontal bar.
- Select "Schedule" from the vertical bar on the left
- There are buttons for the ical or google calendar feed on the top right
Shrewsbury Youth Hockey offers various programs for youths who are interested in learning to skate or play hockey.
The House League is Shrewsbury Youth Hockey’s Learn to Play Hockey Program. This program teaches basic hockey skills to children ages 4 to 8. The program includes skating and hockey skills instruction and hockey games. No prior skating or hockey experience is required. Full Hockey equipment is needed.
The House League plays cross ice hockey. The rink is separated into three sections, goal line to blue line; and then the other blue line to goal line. Each section of the ice will have children grouped with peers who posess similar skills; Beginner (any skater who has minimal skating experience); Intermediate (skaters with 1-2 years experience) and then Advanced (skaters with more then 2 years of experience.
Many of our house league players move on to the Shrewsbury Town teams and play competitive hockey.
SYHA fields town teams which play competitive hockey at Northstar and practice at Buffone Arena in Worcester. The season starts in August and end in April with league playoffs.