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10 Days Left! Travel Team Registration Closes on June 5th
05/26/2017
  TRAVEL TEAM PLAYER REGISTERATION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE...
Saturday Open Hockey - Schedule Change
05/23/2017
SYHA Saturday Morning Open Hockey   Please note: Due to...
SYHA Online Store - Sponsored by Vincent Sports Shop
05/12/2017
        SYHA is excited to announce our new...
James A. Stover Scholarship Applications
05/07/2017
SYHA Families: In October 2003, James A. Stover, an SYHA skater,...
Announcing Girls U10/U12 Travel Hockey (Birth Year 2005-2008)
05/06/2017
          Simsbury Youth Hockey...
2017-18 A Team Coaches Announced
04/24/2017
We are very excited to announce the A team coaches for the Bantam,...
SYHA Welcomes New Board Members to the 2017-18 Season
03/30/2017
  Simsbury Youth Hockey would like to welcome it’s...
Top Speed Hockey Camps - Simsbury Discount!
02/15/2017
Top Speed Hockey Camps will offer a 10% discount to all Simsbury...
 
10 Days Left! Travel Team Registration Closes on June 5th

 

TRAVEL TEAM PLAYER REGISTERATION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 5TH

All Travel Team Players in the Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget and Girls U10/U12 Divisions

No late registrations permitted.

Like last year, we are asking Midget eligible players to register by June 5th.  For Mite and Squirt age players, you may register for either house or travel and change your registration at a later date if you so desire.

 

Girls U12/U10 registration will remain open through September 1 

(Girls U14 A Team does not need to re-register)

House program registration will remain open throughout the season

Coach registration will remain open throughout the season

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

by posted 05/26/2017
Saturday Open Hockey - Schedule Change
SYHA Saturday Morning Open Hockey
 
Please note: Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, ISCC will be closed on Saturday, 5/27.  
There will be no Open Hockey this Saturday.
 
Saturday Mornings
April 22nd through June 10th
8:00AM - 8:50AM
All sessions are FREE
 
Join us for open hockey!   Practice your hockey skills, join a pick up game, and have some fun with your fellow SYHA players!
 
Full equipment required.  Open to Simsbury Youth Hockey players who play to play in the Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam or Girls Division in the 2017-18 season only.  Coach supervision will be provided at each session by an SYHA coach.  
 
Sessions will be organized by division.  Please be sure to sign your player up for the appropriate session (the division he/she will play in next season).  Based on availability, sessions will be open to players in other divisions (for example, families with a PeeWee and a Squirt player can sign up both players if space permits).  
For questions about session availability, please contact
 
OPEN HOCKEY SCHEDULE
 
May 27th - CANCELLED due to holiday (ISCC closed)
June 3rd - Open to Mite / Squirt
June 10th - Open to PeeWee / Bantam
 
*NOTE:  Players in the Girls Division should attend their appropriate age group above.
 
Sign up is required EACH WEEK so we can plan for the appropriate supervision. 
 
Click HERE to sign up today!

by posted 05/23/2017
SYHA Online Store - Sponsored by Vincent Sports Shop

     

 

SYHA is excited to announce our new online SYHA STORE, sponsored by Vincent Sports Shop!

Show your team spirit and purchase your favorite SYHA gear today!

Be sure to check the store regularly for new items.  All orders are in store pick up only.

Click HERE to view the SYHA Store

Vincent Sports Shop will give back 10% of all online order proceeds to SYHA!

Show Your Team Spirit Today!


by posted 05/12/2017
James A. Stover Scholarship Applications

SYHA Families:

In October 2003, James A. Stover, an SYHA skater, passed away tragically in a sudden accident while playing on a beach at Block Island.  He was seven years old.  Among James's many passions was hockey, and his zest for life and happy attitude were always with him on the ice.

To honor his spirit, the Simsbury Youth Hockey Association created a scholarship fund to enable any player to participate in the SYHA program, regardless of financial ability.  Many parents and players have generously donated to this fund and SYHA raises funds throughout the year to enable as many players a possible to benefit from this generosity.

In order to qualify, a family needs only to print and complete the application form attached below and include a copy of their previous year's IRS Form 1040.  

James A. Stover Scholarship Application

The application is reviewed - in strictest confidentiality - by a three member sub-panel of the SYHA Board of Directors consisting of the President, Vice President of Operations and Treasurer.  Scholarships are awarded strictly based on financial need.  Applications for the 2017-18 season should be submitted no later than Monday September 11th.

If you would like to make a donation to support the Stover Scholarship, please click here:

Scholarship applications or questions may be directed to:


President SYHA

28 Arrowhead Drive
West Simsbury, CT 06092
860-883-3274

by posted 05/07/2017
Announcing Girls U10/U12 Travel Hockey (Birth Year 2005-2008)

 

     

 

Simsbury Youth Hockey is pleased to announce our plans for a Girls U10/U12 Travel Team in 2017-18

Our Spring tryouts were a great success, with over 40 players joining us on April 4th and 18th.  We were thrilled to name our 2017-18 U14 A team which will be lead by Head Coach, Brian Walsh.  Congratulations to our U14 A team players!

Additionally, we are pleased to announce our ability to field a U12/U10 combined age group travel team in the coming season.  Recent tryout results have invited several players to this team, with an excellent coaching staff already on board to lead us through a fun season.   With the goal of growing our program even further, we have opened two registrations to identify additional players.  A Girls U12 and Girls U10 registration will remain open through September 1st.  All registrants will be considered for this combined age group team.   

This team is open to players with birth years 2005/2006 (U12) and 2007/2008 (U10) and will play in the Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL) to further develop the Girls Youth Hockey Program for Simsbury Youth Hockey.  This skill appropriate combined team will focus on team and skills development while having fun in a competitive, recreational hockey setting.      

In addition to playing CGHL girls teams across the state,  the team will also fill their game schedule with local co-ed house teams (including SYHA Squirt/PeeWee House) and, if appropriate, Squirt travel teams within the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC).  The team will practice twice a week and will participate in a minimum of 15-20 games.  They will also play in a minimum of one tournament in the coming season.  

Interested players should register in the appropriate age group (Girls U12 or Girls U10).  Our coaching staff and final team roster will be announced in the fall.

For more information, please contact , Girls Program Director.

Join Us Today!  Click HERE to Register Now!


by posted 05/06/2017
2017-18 A Team Coaches Announced
We are very excited to announce the A team coaches for the Bantam, PeeWee and Squirt A teams for the 2017-18 season.  Additional information about our Mite travel team format, including the named Mite A team coach, will be provided before the fall. 
 
Simsbury Youth Hockey has always prided itself on the high caliber of coaches who volunteer in our program.   Across all teams, our coaches' unwavering commitment to player development and teaching the game is what makes SYHA one of the strongest programs in Connecticut.  Looking to next season, we are thrilled to have acquired new and impressive volunteer talent and expertise to strengthen our coaching bench even further:
 
2017-18 A Team Coaches
 
Bantam A - Keith Balsewicz, Head Coach.  Keith recently joined SYHA as Director of Coaching and brings a wealth of coaching experience to our program.  Keith’s hockey career started with Simsbury Youth Hockey.  He played for Simsbury High School before playing two years for the Western Hockey League and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Leagues.  Keith holds a USA Hockey Level 4 certification and a CIAC 5 year coaching certificate.  Keith was an assistant coach for five years for the Ramapo Rangers in Ramapo NY (Metropolitan Junior Hockey League) before serving as the PeeWee A Head Coach and Director for The Harvey School and PeeWee Elite Team Head Coach for Westchester Express in Elmsford, NY.  Keith has coached at all levels - Mite through Bantam - beginning with his son Aleksander’s hockey years with SYHA.  Most recently, Keith served as Assistant Coach for five years for the Simsbury High School Boys Varsity Hockey team with responsibility for forwards, special teams, and video breakdowns.  Keith is a great addition to our coaching staff and he's looking forward to his return to SYHA ice!  
 
PeeWee A - Bob Baillargeon, Head Coach.  A level 4 USA Hockey certified coach, Bob’s coaching experience spans over 20 years from Mite through Junior hockey leading multiple teams to championship titles including a Silver Stick International Championship as Head Coach of the PeeWee AA Columbus Cardinals in Columbus, OH in 2005.  From 2003 - 2005, Bob also coached in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Roller Hockey League as Head Coach leading teams to a U10 Columbus Cardinals AAU National Championship, Team USA U12 World Cup Championship, and U12 Team USA North International Championship title.  In 2006, Bob and his family moved home to Enfield, CT where he joined the New England Junior Falcons organization as Head Coach of the PeeWee and Bantam Elite teams for three years, leading a Bantam Elite team to the League Championship title in 2008.  Bob’s experience also includes private lessons and skills clinics while acting as a talent scout for various teams and prep schools.  Most recently, over the past two seasons, Bob was an Assistant Coach for the Bantam Elite (2016-17) and PeeWee Elite (2015-16) teams with the New England Junior Falcons (now Mass/Conn United).  He would share that one of his greatest personal accomplishments is having coached and developed his son Robbie - a 5th round NHL Draft Pick for the Ottawa Senators, a full scholarship player at Boston University from 2013 - 2016, and a graduate player for Arizona State University finishing his college career tied for team lead in points and assists.  Bob's playing experience includes youth hockey through prep school.  He continues to play recreational hockey with his passion for coaching on the forefront - he looks forward to joining the Simsbury Youth Hockey community!  
 
Squirt A - Matt Petras, Head Coach Matt has been a valued SYHA coach for the past 3 years in our Mite, Squirt and PeeWee divisions.  He also serves on the SYHA Board of Directors as Midget Division Director.  Matt’s SYHA coaching career began as an Assistant Coach for the Squirt A1 team in 2014-15.  In 2015-16, he was Head Coach of the Mite A team while helping to lead the Squirt A team to a Tier II State Championship title as an Assistant Coach.  This past season, Matt was an Assistant Coach for the PeeWee A and Squirt A teams, where he was proud to support the Squirt A team as they reclaimed their Tier II State Championship title, finishing their season as finalists in the New England Regional Championship.  Prior to moving to Connecticut, Matt coached for two years for the Irish Youth Hockey League in South Bend, IN.  Matt holds a Level 3 USA Hockey certification.  Matt’s playing career began with State College Youth Hockey in State College, PA.  He advanced to play two years for the Eastern Hockey League's Philadelphia Junior Flyers.  Matt also played for The Gunnery School in Washington, CT for two years prior to playing one season of Division III hockey for Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL.  He and his wife Kara have three SYHA players - Ty (PeeWee), Ben (Squirt) and Kamryn (Mite).

by posted 04/24/2017
SYHA Welcomes New Board Members to the 2017-18 Season
 
Simsbury Youth Hockey would like to welcome it’s newest board members to the 2017-18 season with their term beginning on April 1st:
 
Keith Balsewicz, Director of Coaching
Shane Combres, Mite Travel Director
Suzanne Croke, Registrar
Anthony Matteo, Director at Large
Matt Petras, Midget Director
Ann Prokop, Assistant Master Scheduler
Scott Roberts, Mite Development Director
Jay Sheehan, Bantam Director
Brian Walsh, Director at Large 
Adam Westhaver, PeeWee Director
 
The Simsbury Youth Hockey Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers who all work diligently to make SYHA better.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers and encourage everyone in our SYHA community to get involved either on or off the ice as we look to a great season ahead!
 
Please click here to view the 2017-18 SYHA Board of Directors.  If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our Board members.

by posted 03/30/2017
Top Speed Hockey Camps - Simsbury Discount!

Top Speed Hockey Camps will offer a 10% discount to all Simsbury Youth Hockey players who register in one of their upcoming programs.  For more information go to www.TopSpeedHockey.com.

5 Day Camps - Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Weekend Camps - Friday 4:00PM - 8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM - 2:00PM, Sunday 9:30AM - 12:00PM

by posted 02/15/2017
Gotta Love CT Hockey

Be sure to see where the crew from GLCTH will be next!