Welcome Players and Fans
Reminder!! Fun stuff the weekend of March 27-28. (see poster at right). Use this link to purchase tickets. (game tickets will also be available at the door)
Congratulations to the Midget and the Bantam A teams for winning it all! League champions...yee hah!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Adele Dombrowski award recipients for 2015 are Casey Buchanan U12, Greta Thurston U14, and Harriet Leeson U19.
Congratulations SSYHA and Howelsen Ice Arena staff for successfully hosting the 2015 Squirt B/C playoffs this past weekend. Appreciate the help of Cathy Glynn, Bebe Welch, Cathie Webb, Meredith MacFarlane, Dave Gormley, Zach Murphy, Keith Wilson and the many volunteers that helped out! Thank you to the Holiday Inn and the Sheraton for providing affordable lodging to visiting teams...during ski season! And thanks to Brian Romig for organizing the refs for the games throughout the weekend. Please know there were many great compliments from the visiting teams!
THANK YOU to Sherri Sweers, Chris Paoli, Geoff Coon, Meredith MacFarlane and all of the volunteers, coaches, Brian Romig and the team of referees, Dmitry and Mike and the Howelsen Ice Arena staff, for making the 2015 Mite Jamboree a success!
Steamboat hockey families,
I’m writing to ask you for a favor, if you would please go to https://www.krafthockeyville.com/ and follow these easy steps to nominate our ice rink for the opportunity to win $150,000.
Type in Howelsen Ice Rink – click on "Find My Rink"
Then write a SHORT (or long ;)) paragraph about our community and love of hockey.
The rinks with the most nominations move on to round two, please nominate Howelsen Ice Arena today.
Thanks, Blair McNamara
Great job U14 girls...Runner Up in the Adele Dombrowski Tournament 2014!!
CONGRATULATIONS! To the U12 team, winning their last game in the Adele Dombrowski Tournament. Good work girls and coaches!
SKI TOWN CLASSIC TOURNAMENT netted a big win for Steamboat teams. All participants very pleased with tournament, especially the professional rink staff, friendly volunteers, and refs. Bantam A's bring home the silver! Way to go boys!
Our first tournament, Jim Fournier Rocky Mountain Rumble, was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of the volunteers and companies who donated time, money, and food. Many great comments about the professionalism regarding the rink and the refs. Our next tournament is the Ski Town Classic, December 5-7 and then the Adele Dombrowski Girls Tournament, December 12-14. Check email for links to the Volunteer Spot for each of these tournaments. Remember, these are fundraising opportunities for the organization and we need your help!!
Thank you to Pine Grove Dental for providing custom mouth guards to our players this past Saturday! You are awesome!
Practice schedules are ready! Please choose the link below:
Interested in applying for a scholarship or financial aid to help with the costs of the upcoming season? The program is open to any eligible SSYHA player. You must demonstrate financial need as well a desire to participate. If granted a scholarship, applicant must work off 100% of work deposit in current year. Must be willing to conduct one's self in an exemplary manner consistent with the ideals, rules and standards of SSYHA. Academic and athletic merit will also be considered. Confidentiality of submitted information is guaranteed. Please click on the link to upload/print the necessary forms.
GOOD NEWS SSYHA!!!!
I am so excited to tell you all that Corey Allen will be the new Director of Youth Hockey in Steamboat. From the start, Corey has shown that he wants this job and is committed to the development of the players in this association. The process of hiring a new hockey director takes time, the Association Board is very thorough and wants to do a good job finding someone who fits the job description and meets the needs of the players, coaches, and hockey community. Corey has a great background in hockey, and most importantly, he has a plan for the future of Steamboat Hockey.
I look forward to seeing Corey in action, and am confident that he'll do a wonderful job for you all.
Brent "Benny" Tollar
Fantastic weekend! The NHL Alumni auction, game and other events were spectacular! Thanks to Kerry Shea and Chris Campanelli and NUMEROUS volunteers and organizations who donated time, energy and funds to make this possible.
Attention ALL PLAYERS, MANAGERS, COACHES, BOARD MEMBERS...we're going for the Guinness record for "most hockey players in one photo"! This coming Wednesday, March 5th, be ready to go on ice at 6:30 sharp for photo. Players wear skates and jerseys (red or blue)...and a big smile!
What is SafeSport you ask?
Abuse of children at the hands of youth coaches and volunteershappens and because of recent scandals USA Hockey has taken measures to implement child protection safeguards and ensure all personnel, children and members feel confident and comfortable speaking out. The USA Hockey SafeSport Program was designed to provide clear guidelines and expectations for all players, coaches and organization members on:
- Abuse or misconduct prevention strategies
- Appropriate behavior
- Effective response to concerns
- Training and education
CAHA decided that it was a worthwhile program and has required that all associations implement a SafeSport program. Please see the entire handbook here: Safesport Program Policies and Procedures
The Mite Jamboree was a hit this past President's weekend. Thanks to all the volunteers that made it happen! Special shout out to Keith Wilson, Sherri Sweers, Pete Kenney, Cathie Webb, Merideth MacFarlane, and Kristin Stevens for organizing food donations and sales, awards, goodie bags, sale of merchandise, and making sure all goes well...(like taking care of rogue pit bulls!). Also, thank you to Mike, Mike, and Dimitri and rink staff for keeping the ice in top shape! And let's not forget Brian and the refs! Lastly, the coaches and parents, you are awesome!
Thanks for participating in the "coolest game on the planet".
HOCKEY'S ON! THE ADELE DOMBROWSKI TOURNAMENT was a great success....U12 GIRLS ARE LOOKING GOOD! U14 GIRLS played a great game for the championship! Came down to a shoot out with our team coming in second place...CONGRATULATIONS! U19 GIRLS put on a good show in their championship game, narrowly missing first place. Great hockey girls! Thanks to all of the volunteers who made this tournament fun and smooth as silk!
Another successful tournament "in the books" for Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey! The Ski Town Classic was a blast...thank you to all of the volunteers and coordinators for your hard work (how much sleep?). Also thank you to Cuginos (pizzas), the Egg and I (breakfast burritos), and Space Station (coffee and sodas) for your generous donations! Check out Facebook for daily postings of fab photos from Shannon Lukens...thank you for spending so much time at the rink and for announcing our championship games! Time to check out the Steamboat team...Bantam B's on the ice, Bantam A's up next! Julie Brownell
Jim Fournier Rocky Mountain Rumble is under way! I'm sitting in the hockey office right now anxiously awaiting the start of the first championship game; Squirt C's Foothills Flyers v Littleton Red, next up Squirt B's Little Black v Little Red, and finally the Pee Wee B's Little Red v Utah Jr. Grizzlies. What a great weekend of hockey! Thanks to all of the volunteers, tournament coordinators Pete Kenney and Sharon Spiegel, tournament director Keith Wilson, local businesses (countless donations!!), refs, parents, Howelsen Arena staff, and most of all the awesome Steamboat players...great job everyone! The National Anthem is playing...gotta go! Julie Brownell
Congratulations to the Bantam A's and Midgets for winning their tournaments this past President's Weekend!!!
Hello everyone! My name is Corey Allen and I'm excited to serve as your next Director of Hockey.
Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is a family I am proud to join in this capacity. I look forward to working with the players and our well respected team of local volunteers, continuing the legacy of excellence developed over the past 21 years.
I would like to give you a little background about myself. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After completing college I accepted a job with Shell Exploration and Production Company. My six year career was spent in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and most recently, the Rocky Mountain Region. I have since resigned from Shell and spent the past year living in Steamboat Springs. My career change was strongly due to my desire to be a part of this wonderful community.
One of the most attractive parts of this community is the overall commitment it has to providing outstanding youth programs. SSYHA is one such program and I had the opportunity to utilize my 26 years of hockey experience last year as the coach of the Squirt B team. Due to that experience and my true passion for the sport, I decided to apply for the position of Director of Hockey.
I can't wait to start contributing my part to an already growing association. My focus is long term. I look forward to building a shared vision between coaches, players, and parents. I intend to achieve this by instilling values that reach beyond the ice rink. In addition to developing hockey skills, teamwork, and leadership, our kids will be active participants in the classroom and will be encouraged to be community volunteers. Anxiously awaiting the start of the season!
Corey Allen, Director of Hockey