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2014-15 SYHA Board of Directors Announced
07/12/2014
I am happy to introduce the SYHA Board of Directors and their positions/duties...
Registration for the 2014-2015 Season
03/05/2014
Registration is still open for the 2014-2015 Hockey Season.   SYHA is...
Peewees and the Junior Crusaders Co-op
03/05/2014
For the upcoming season we have been working with the Crusaders on...
SYHA Shirts/Sweatshirts/Jackets
10/08/2013
Embroidery Unlimited offers Shrewsbury apparel on it's website....
Hockey Season Scheduling
10/26/2012
All schedules can be accessed from the Master Schedule. The website...
SYHA Program Offerings
08/13/2012
Shrewsbury Youth Hockey offers various programs for youths who...
 
2014-15 SYHA Board of Directors Announced
by posted 07/12/2014
 

I am happy to introduce the SYHA Board of Directors and their positions/duties for the coming 2014-15 hockey season. I would like to thank each member of the Board for their willingness to volunteer the countless hours of time needed to provide the best hockey experience possible for all of our kids.  

 

President = Harry Gaston

Vice President = Kevin O’Brien

Treasurer = Dennis Serocki

Recording Secretary = Lee Mancini

Registrar = Kevin O’Brien

Steve Forget = Sergeant at Arms

 

Director of House League = Pat Moore

Director of Scheduling = Chris Shuler

Director of Coaches = John Umile

Director of Website = Chris Shuler (Kevin O’Brien will help)

Director of Tryouts = John Morse & Joe Flynn

Director of Fund Raising = Kevin Lynch (Joe Flynn), Mike Blum to help

Director of Merchandising = Chris Arsenault

Director of Learn to Skate = Pat Moore (Steve Forget will mentor)

Director of Team Managers = Board votes to not fill this position

Director of Skills = Lee Mancini

Director of Communications = Chris Shuler

Director of AYHL = Steve Forget

Director of USA / Mass Hockey = Kevin O’Brien (John Morse, Harry Gaston to help as well)

Director of Tournaments = Kevin Lynch

Director of Mites = Joe Flynn

Director of Squirts = John Morse

Director of PeeWees = John Umile

Director of Bantams = Board votes to not fill this position

Director of Midgets = Kevin O’Brien

Chairman of the Zero Tolerance Committee = Harry Gaston

Chairman of the Fund Raising Committee = Kevin Lynch

 

I would also welcome anyone else who might like to volunteer their time or expertise to help our organization in any way they can. If you would like to help with in any of the above areas please feel free to reach out to the appropriate person.

 

We should have the website updated with contact information for the Board very soon.

 

Thank you and enjoy your summer. See you all at the rink soon.

Harry Gaston


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Registration for the 2014-2015 Season
by posted 03/05/2014
 

Registration is still open for the 2014-2015 Hockey Season.  
SYHA is be accepting registrations for Mite, Squirts and Peewees,
Bantams should watch for registration information on the Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey site.
SYHA will be running a Co-Op with them again at the Bantam Level only. 

Our House League for skaters 4-7 will be offered in the fall. Check back in August for more information.

The final price for next season should be a slight increase over this year but the final cost will be determined at the Annual General Meeting in late spring.  

We are still working on the details for next year but we do not expect many changes:
- We expect to continue the fixed weekday practice and a weekend practice based on game schedules
- We expect to offer additional skills sessions like we have in years past
- Games will still be at Northstar with some games potentially in RI for Squirt and Peewees

The registration link can be found here or on the SYHA website under "Register Online" below our "Refund Policy".

Player placement for late registrants will be done in the fall.


If you have questions or suggestions for the next year you can email info@syha.net
 


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Peewees and the Junior Crusaders Co-op
by posted 03/05/2014
 
For the upcoming season we have been working with the Crusaders on the details of the co-op for next season.   Based on the numbers for the 2002 and 2003 birth year of the kids who have traditionally played with Shrewsbury Youth Hockey we are bringing the PeeWee level back to SYHA.   We started the co-op as we had small numbers for the 2000 and 2001 birth years but we have a healthy number of anticipated PeeWee's so we hope to field 3 PeeWee teams.   We are continuing the co-op at the Bantam level as numbers have traditionally dropped at the Bantam level for both organizations and has only resulted in 3 Bantam teams for the past 2 seasons of the co-op.  That trend is likely to continue so the co-op for the Bantams seems poised to continue for the foreseeable future. 

The Crusaders are in support of this move as it is good for youth hockey in Central Mass to have more viable organizations. It also helps add teams to the NorthStar league and keep that league on solid footing.  NorthStar is local and has been a great asset to hockey in Central MA, so we want to support it as best we can.  The only other league we could play in is the Valley League, which would require considerable travel and is quite a bit more expensive than NorthStar.

As we have worked it out with the Crusaders, you need to register with SYHA if you are a 2002 birth year player and played for Shrewsbury before the current season.  The Crusaders have the list of the players who are Shrewsbury sourced and will direct you back to Shrewsbury if one of those players does register with them.    

To highlight some of the things SYHA is offering:

Half Price tuition for full time goalies
Skills sessions with Shayne Toporowski's Hockey group
Financial help for those coming back who need a new Jersey.
Set weekday practice times as we now have additional practice ice at NorthStar.
Working with the Crusaders to have our players and theirs play Middle School Hockey together next season.

It is understood that the 2002 birth year players have enjoyed the season with the Crusaders as they have a solid organization with a great group of kids and coaches.  We have the numbers to bring the PeeWee's back to SYHA and that will solidify the organization and help keep the cost for all levels at a reasonable price.  Mass Hockey also supports this move as Shrewsbury has always been one of the largest programs in district 7 with over 40 years as an independent organization.

The registration and tryout schedule will be posted to the website in a day or two.

Please reply back with any questions.

Regards,

Kevin O'Brien
SYHA President
 
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SYHA Shirts/Sweatshirts/Jackets
by posted 10/08/2013
 
Embroidery Unlimited offers Shrewsbury apparel on it's website. You can follow this link to see their offerings.

 
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Hockey Season Scheduling
by posted 10/26/2012
 
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 

SYHA Board


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SYHA Program Offerings
by posted 08/13/2012
 
Shrewsbury Youth Hockey offers various programs for youths who are interested in learning to skate or play hockey.

Learn To Skate
The learn to skate program offers sessions for young skaters who are new to skating or want to work on their skills. There is no hockey instruction and the only equipment requirements are a helmet and skates. Registration for learn to skate starts August 20th, 2012.

House League
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.
 
The program runs from November 2012 through February 2013.   It takes place on Saturdays from 8 - 9 am and Sundays from 8:15 to 9:20 am.   It runs  for 17 weeks.  The coaches are parents who are volunteering their time and have hockey experience.  

Many of our house league players move on to the Shrewsbury Town teams and play competitive hockey.

Mites/Squirts/PeeWee/Bantam/Midgets
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.


 



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