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SYHA is celebrating 44 years of youth hockey! The mission of SYHA is to teach and promote the fundamental skills needed to play in a developmental and competitive hockey program in a positive, fun, safe and nurturing environment.

The SYHA coaches teach player the necessary skills and strategies to be successful on and off the ice. Focus will be placed on skill development, team play, sportsmanship, confidence building, leadership, respecting officials and understanding the value of working hard to achieve goals.

SYHA promotes an atmosphere where friendships and relationships can develop among families, coaches and players.


We offer 3 programs:

Tiger Sharks:

The Tiger Sharks program is a learn to skate program. Most of the children are between the ages of 4 and 6. If your child is older and cannot skate, we suggest they start with the Tiger Sharks and then move up to the Mites as soon as they are able. Tiger Sharks start by first learning to catch their balance. As skills progress, the players will move to other areas of the ice where the focus is on skating skills such as edge control, stopping, backward skating and agility.


House Hockey:

The primary goal of the SYHA House program is for the players to have fun and develop an appreciation for the game of hockey. The focus is to develop basic skills in a fun atmosphere with plenty of encouragement from the coaches and parents.


Travel Hockey:

The SYHA Travel program is a more competitive program which consists of 5 different levels (Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam). All players interested in playing travel hockey must go through the league tryout process. Players are evaluated and selected by the Travel Coaches based on the ability and conduct on the ice. Travel teams skate up to 4 times a week (2 practices and 2 games) along with 2-3 tournaments a season. Playing travel hockey is a commitment made by not only the players, but the player's families. SYHA understands this and takes pride in making the travel experience wonderful for all involved (players, coaches and families).

by posted 10/18/2017
2017-18 Travel Team Coaches

2016-17 Travel Team Coaches

The SYHA Board announces the following coaches for the upcoming travel season:

Mite A Brendan Baranowski
Mite B TBD
Squirt A Chris Berlingo
Squirt A1 Tom Cullen
Pee Wee A Tim Leonard
Pee Wee A1 Ian Duggan
Bantam A John Santagata
Bantam A1 Scott Valenzano
Midget U18 Tier 2 Rob Graziano
Midget Open Giorgio Sestito
Girls U10 Mark Rossetti
Girls U12 Brendan Baranowski
Girls U14 TBD

B-Level teams will be announced if there are enough players to field a team.

by posted 02/18/2017
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