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2021-2022 Hockey Season
10u to 18u Early Bird Registration ends on June 15, 2021 ($200 savings)
8u Early Bird Bird Registration ends on August 31, 2021 ($200 savings)

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10u - Registration Open - Skater and Goalie Spots Available

12u - Registration Open - Skater and Goalie Spots Available

14u - Email Division Director

18u (2003-2006) - Registration Open

Contact Division Directors for information:

Entry Level Program Update

Summer 3v3 is BACK!     Skating Lessons are BACK!         YAHOOOO!
Summer and September Skating Lessons -    The Summer session will run on Monday nights from 6-7pm, at SCRF from July 12 - Aug 23.  Registration for the summer session is now closed. 
The September session will also be on Monday nights, 6-7pm, from Sept 13 - Oct 25.   Registration will open in mid August.  Cost is $99.  Thinking of starting hockey in the fall?  You start with skating lessons!  And these sessions are timed perfectly.
Special hockey skating lesson group available for experienced hockey players who can do forward crossovers, skate backwards, one foot glide on each foot, and stop.  Group will work on backwards crossovers, hockey stops,  quick direction changes, inside and outside edge work.
Summer 3v3 - Monday nights, July 12 - Aug 23rd, at SCRF.  Mini-mites and 8u will skate from 7:10-8:10, 10u and 12u  will skate from 8:10 - 9:10.   Registration has closed. 
Looking ahead......
Intro to Hockey  - Will be back this fall too!  Program meets on Saturday mornings, Nov thru February.  Full gear required, although loaner gear is available.  You must provide your own skates, hockey helmet, and stick.  Interested? One session of skating lessons or the equivalent experience is required.  See above for details about the Summer or September session of Skating Lessons.  More details will be posted as the become available, registration will open in early September.
Mini-mites - will be back too!  For skaters born in 2014 or 2015 with some prior hockey experience.  Meets on Sat and Sun mornings, Nov - February.  Saturday class will focus on skating skills and be taught by Coach Dave Randall, and Sunday class is hockey skills and small area games, led by Coach Walter Peretti.  
More details will be posted as the become available, registration will open in early September.
Rec Hockey for ages 9-13- A fantastic program for older kids just getting started in hockey.  Program will work on improving skating skills, learning and practicing hockey skills, small area and full ice games.  Full gear, the ability to skate independently, and complete a full stop are required.  Program meets on Sunday afternoons at Union College, end of October thru February, and is taught by Coach Brianne Brinker.   More details will be posted as the become available, registration will open in early September.

2021-22 Coach Registration Form

As SYHA Coaches MUST complete the below registration:


Head Coaches for the 2021-22 Season
8u (2013-14)  - Dan Anderson
10u-AA (2011-12) - Joel Cahan
12u-AA (2009-10) - Ben Gruda
14u (2007-08)  - Jordan Beck
18u-Garnet (2003-06) - Jim Archibald / Wally Bzdell
18u-White (2003-06) - John Wilber

***Head Coaches for the remaining teams will be announced after top-team tryouts***

2021-22 Tryouts ("A" Teams)
Location: Schenectady County Recreational Facility (SCRF)
Advance Registration Required
$45 Non-Refundable Fee

Click Here to Register for Tryouts

10u (2011-12 birth years)

12u (2009-10 birth years)

14u (2007-08 birth years)


18u Wrap (2003-06 birth years)
(Practices and games before and after HS season)

Two 18u Teams for 2021-22 Season
Plenty of Room for 2003 to 2006 birth year players

Week of 8/2/21
Email Peter Coppola, Division Director, for information

Additional Tryout Information Here


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Board Meeting

Date: 8/1/21
Location:  Teleconfernce
Time: 7pm

(contact for conference call information)

Live Barn

Watch live and recorded games/practices at SCRF (and hundred of locations) via LiveBarn.  Use SYHA code eeac-87f8 for 10% discount.

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

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.