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The Schenectady County Recreational Facility ("SCRF") - 5 Tower Road, Glenville NY, and UNION College Messa Rink, 1261 Lenox Road, Schenectady, NY


10u / 12u / 14u / 16u / 18u AA Tryouts

Register for AA Tryouts using the following link:

AA Tryout Registration


2018-19 Registration Fees


10u-AA - Chris Kenny
12u-AA - Todd Nocera
14u-AA - Matt Fitzgerald
16u-AA - Jim Buffoline (Asst Coach Robbie Mergen)
18u-AA - Jim Archibald (Asst Coach Zach Hand)



10u-AA (Kenny)
4/20 - 6pm - 7pm
4/21 - 3pm - 4pm
4/28 - 3pm to 4pm

12u-AA (Nocera)
4/21 - 4:10pm - 5:10pm
4/27 - 6pm - 7pm
4/28 - 4:10pm - 5:10pm

14u-AA (Fitzgerald)
4/20 - 7:10pm - 8:10pm
4/21 - 5:20pm - 6:20pm
5/5 - 3pm - 4pm

16u-AA (Buffoline)
4/21 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
4/27 - 7:10pm to 8:10pm
4/28 - 5:20pm - 6:20pm

18u-AA (Archibald)
4/21 - 7:40pm to 8:40pm
4/27 - 8:20pm to 9:20pm
4/28 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

• Tryout fee is $45 payable via SportsEngine.
• Read tryout policy on at
• Players can be cut after each tryout session.
•  Players will have 48 hours to register and sign a commitment letter after being notified that a player was selected for a AA team.
• Players must bring a USA Hockey Registration for 2018-19.
• Release required if coming from non-SYHA Association.
• No observers allowed on bleachers - Bleachers are reserved for head coaches and independent evaluators.
• Arrive at least 45 minutes before scheduled tryout time.
• There will be No Exceptions to these policies.


March 25, 2018 - Schenectady Youth Hockey Chargers beat Valley Eagles 6-2 to win the 2018 12u Tier 2 Youth New York State Championship.



Dylan Bzdell
Thomas Hall
Martin Magaletta
Michael Malatino
Jack Martin
Shane Mckone
John Pechar
Zachary Rochette
Matthew Sacco
Devin Shaker
Andrew Thornton
James Townsend
Eric Truesdell
Andrew Vandergriff
Cooper Willson

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Bzdell
Coach Magaletta
Coach Martin
Coach Pechar
Coach Rochette
Coach Sacco




The SYHA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is scheduled for April 22, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY.  Families must register using the below form.

Form and payment must be mailed by April 4, 2018

Skating Lessons

Skating Lesson sessions are offered year round, and are appropriate for ages 4 thru adult, beginner to advanced skaters.  Each session costs $99 per skater and consists of 7 weekly classes comprised of a 30 minute small group lesson and 30 minutes of independent practice time.  Semi-private advanced lessons are offered March thru October.  See below for information regarding registration.

  • Spring I Session -   Registration is closed.  The Spring I Session will run on Saturdays March 3 - April 14th, or Mondays March 5 - April 16th.  
  • Spring II Session - Lessons on Monday nights only.  April 30 - June 18, 6-7pm.  Click here for online registration.  To register in person or pay by check, there will be a lobby registration session at SCRF on Wed April 25, 6-7pm.  NOTE:  Registration closes on April 25.  Thereafter you may register on the waitlist (no cost) to begin in the second week if we have a space available in an appropriate lesson group.
  • Coming Sessions:  Summer (July 9 - Aug 20th) and September (Sept 10 - Oct 22), both on Monday nights 6-7pm.  Online registration will be open approximately one month before each program begins.

Entry Level Hockey Information 2017-18

Spring Mini-mites - Six skills classes for ages 5-8 with prior hockey experience from March 25, March 31, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 at SCRF from 11:20-12:20pm. 

Spring Rec Hockey for ages 9-13: Six skills classes for ages 9-13.  Participants must be able to skate forward, turn, and stop.  Class meets on March 25, March 31, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 at SCRF from 10:10-11:10 am. 

Summer 3v3 for Mini-mites, Mites, Squirts, and PeeWees  will run on Monday nights, July 9th thru Aug 20th at 7:10 (Mini-mites and Mites) and 8:10 (Squirts and PeeWees).  Registration will be open in mid April and will close on June 3rd or when a division reaches capacity.  Full gear and USA Hockey registration required.

Questions about getting your child started with hockey? Contact Linda Z at 518-393-9459 or


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Thanks for registering; we appreciate your patience with technology!

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In 2017, SYHA rolled out Hockey Scholar™, a online STEM education course to our players that brings science, technology, engineering and math concepts to life using the fast-paced game of hockey.  We are the first youth hockey association in the nation to utilize Hockey Scholar demonstrating our commitment to player academic performance.

SYHA is one of twenty-one associations that have been designated a USA Hockey Model Association.