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3 on 3 Registration Information!

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey at May 15, 2018 3:25PM PDT
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Welcome to the registration for the Spokane Youth Hockey’s 3-on-3 Summer League (open to 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U/16U players). This will be the most fun your hockey player will have all year! The philosophy of the 3 on 3 league is to bolster skills such as passing, shooting and team play in a fun, recreational, but competitive, setting.

Dates: June 4 – July 16 for 6 weeks (no league the week of July 2)

June 4th Schedule:
8U – 6:00-7:00 PM Rink 2
10U – 7:15-8:15 PM Rink 2
12U – 7:30-8:30 PM Rink 1
14U/16U – 8:30-9:30 PM Rink 2

June 11, June 18, June 25 Schedule
8U – 6:00-7:00 PM Rink 2
10U – 7:15-8:15 PM Rink 2
12U – 6:15-7:15 PM Rink 1
14U/16U – 7:30-8:30 PM Rink 1

July 9/10 and July 16/17 Schedule
8U – 5:30-6:30 PM Rink 1 on July 9 and July 16
10U – 6:45-7:45 PM Rink 1 on July 9 and July 16
12U – 8:00-9:00 PM Rink 1 on July 9 and July 16
14U/16U – 7:45-8:45 PM Rink 1 on July 10 and July 17

Cost: $125 per player for 18 games!
Format: 1 night per week, 1 hour of ice, 3 games per ice session (2 minute warmups, 15 minute run time games and a 3 minute break between games). Fast paced and FUN!
Location: All games will be played at Eagles Ice Arena (6321 North Addison)

Team Registration. Each team will consist of a maximum of 9 skaters and 1 goaltender. In order to form balanced teams (but also allow players to sign up with their buddies!), please enter up to 3 names for team placement. This is not required to be added to a team – all players from all Associations are welcome and will be placed (first come, first served). SPACE IS LIMITED to 40 players so register today!

Summer Coach Skates Begin in June!

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey at May 15, 2018 3:24PM PDT
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Join SAYHA Instructors Neil Runbeck, Dustin Donaghy and Tysen Azevedo to help your player keep in shape for the upcoming season. Elevated skills, drills and lots of fun – keep your player game ready and on the ice with our awesome instructors and SAYHA coaches! Pre-registration required – no drop ins, please!

8U Division Registration
Dates: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18
Time: Wednesday Nights from 5:15-6:15 PM (June sessions on Rink 2 and July sessions on Rink 1) at Eagles Ice Arena
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 – players of all skill levels from all associations welcome!
Cost: $100 for 6 weeks (best value!) or $20 per session

10U Division Registration
Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12 and July 19
Time: Thursday Nights from 5:15-6:15 PM (June sessions on Rink 2 and July sessions on Rink 1) at Eagles Ice Arena
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2009 and 2008 – players from all associations welcome!
Cost: $100 for 6 weeks (best value!) or $20 per session

12U Division Registration
Dates: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10 and July 17
Time: Tuesday Nights from 6:30-7:30 PM (June sessions on Rink 2 and July sessions on Rink 1) at Eagles Ice Arena
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2006 and 2007 – players from all associations welcome!
Cost: $100 for 6 weeks (best value!) or $20 per session

14U Division Registration
Dates: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18
Time: Wednesday Nights from 6:30-7:30 PM (June sessions on Rink 2 and July sessions on Rink 1) at Eagles Ice Arena
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2004 and 2005 – players from all associations welcome!
Cost: $125 for 6 weeks (best value!) or $25 per session

16U/18U Division Registration
Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12 and July 19
Time: Thursday Nights from 6:30-7:30 PM (June sessions on Rink 2 and July sessions on Rink 1) at Eagles Ice Arena
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2000 – 2003 – players from all associations welcome!
Cost: $125 for 6 weeks (best value!) or $25 per session

Questions? Concerns? Please contact Hockey Director, Neil Runbeck. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement we announce our 2018-2019 Head Coaches for the 14U-A1 & 16U-A1 teams!

14U-A1
Alex Peltram

Alex returns for his third season of coaching our 14U-A1 team. As a former SAYHA youth hockey player and Braves alumni, Alex brings a fun, encouraging, and professional atmosphere to the ice. “We’re thrilled to have Alex back coaching for another season,” says Hockey Director Neil Runbeck. “He’s done an amazing job with our defensive core over the past two seasons. This past season he helped lead our 14U-A1 team to a State Title and a 2-1 record at the USA Hockey National Championships. The players really enjoy his energy and his knowledge and we know he’s going to do a great job developing and mentoring these young men and women.”

16U-A1
Dustin Donaghy

Dustin played Junior “A” hockey for the Penticton Vees from 2005-2007. He then moved up to the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL and won the Memorial Cup in 2008. He finished his Junior career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2010. Donaghy then turned pro with the Allen Americans of the CHL in 2010-2011. Midway through the season, he was traded tot the Wichita Thunder where he played from 2010-2014. Dustin carries his High Performance 1 Certification as well as a USA Hockey Level 3 Certification. Dustin was the Coach for the 16U Midget Varsity team at the CDA Hockey Academy that plays in the CSSHL. Dustin has spent the past 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach in the BCHL Junior “A” Hockey League.

“Dustin will bring a sense of development, structure, and discipline to our 16U program. We’re excited to have Dustin join the SAYHA team! He’s a professional level coach that will help bring our program to the next level. In addition to coaching the 16U-A1 team, Dustin will have a large presence in the development of our 16U & 14U divisions. We’re lucky to have him and we look forward to seeing his influence with our players.”

Please see this post for more information on how to register for our 14U-A1/16U-A1 Rep Team evaluations! We’re looking forward to a great 2018-19 season.

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Current and Future 14U and 16U Spokane Jr. Chiefs!

Registration for our 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 Rep Evaluations is now open! For the 2018-19 season, our 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 teams will be our Tier 2 National Bound teams. Both teams will hold two evaluation dates, one in April and one in July. During the first round of evaluations (April 21st – 22nd), we will place 50-75% of the players on both the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 teams. At the second evaluation (July 30th – August 1st), we will complete the rosters for the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 teams, as well as the 14U-A2 and 16U-A2 teams.

14U-A1
Saturday, April 21, 10:00-11:15 AM; Saturday, April 21, 3:00-4:15 PM; Sunday, April 22, 10:00-11:15 AM
16U-A1
Saturday, April 21, 11:30-12:45 PM; Saturday, April 21, 4:30-5:45 PM; Sunday, April 22, 11:30-12:45PM

Please note: To be considered for the 14U-A1 or 16U-A1 teams, you must register by April 20th for either the April and/or July evaluations.

Here are some of the benefits of our slightly new format:

-Players will have multiple evaluation opportunities to showcase their skills for these top teams.
-Players that might be unavailable for one of our evaluations will have an additional opportunity to be evaluated at the second or alternative date.
-Players will be able to skate with their coach in the summer months.
-Coaches are selected earlier, giving players and families more direction.
-Coaches will be able to complete early registrations for desired tournaments.
-Parents will be able to set up longer payment schedules, reducing the monthly financial obligation by paying over the summer months.

Financial information for both 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 will be available on April 20th at the evaluations. The information will also be posted on our website after that date.

Save the Date! Spokane Youth Hockey will host a 14U | 16U Training Camp the week before the July evaluations (July 23rd – 26th) with some special guests, including body contact and battling specialist, James Mercure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Go Jr. Chiefs!

Neil Runbeck, Director of Hockey Operations
Spokane Youth Hockey Association
Home of the Jr. Chiefs

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Just a quick reminder that our 2018 SAYHA Awards Night is tomorrow (March 29th) at Eagles Ice Arena!

From 5:30-7:00 PM we will have David’s Pizza and Kona Ice of Spokane in the back parking lot of Eagles (slices are $3 each or 2/$5)!

From 6-7 PM there will be free Family Skating on Rink 2 (no sticks or pucks)! Make sure to head to the Lobby to pick up your player gift and check out the Silent Auction and Wine Pull (all proceeds benefit our 14U-A1 team and their trip to Nationals)!

Awards and Ceremony will begin at 7 PM on Rink 1 – players should wear their Jr. Chiefs jerseys and sit with their age divisions! Come and go – stay the whole time! We look forward to seeing all of our Jr. Chiefs and their families!

The document SAYHA_Awards_Night.pdf was attached to this post.