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  • Youth Summer Scrimmages: These skates will continue starting next week.  Tuesdays at 7:45am for 2005-2008 players; Thursdays at 7:45am for 2001-2004 players
  • Uniform Try-on/Sizing - Thursday, July 27th from 4pm-6pm at the rink
  • FREE Popovic Hockey Camp - Mark Popovic, an NHL veteran is coming to Steamboat.  Check out his camps - He is doing a FREE one day event for younger players:
    • August 12th 9am-10:45am for 2007-2008 birth year boys and girls
    • August 13th 9am-10:45am for 2006 birth year boys and girls.  RSVP to hold your spot!!! 
    • Mark is looking to introduce himself to our hockey community as he may find Steamboat to be a new seasonal home.  He will then look to add full camps next year!  Thank Mark and welcome him if you see him!! 
  • August 15th - Uniform orders due!
  • August 22 - school starts and fall CPHL 1st practice (high school/midget...see below)
  • SPORTING CLAY SHOOT - the date is reserved for an exciting new event to end the summer and raise some funds for SSYHA!  Save the date - Saturday, August 26th - for this one of a kind day of fun for those that like to look down the barrel of a shot gun and dust some clay! More information and sponsorship opportunities coming soon! 


  • September 2-3 - Mountain Militia Tryouts - PW, BT, MG - please see attached flier
  • September 16th - Kick Off Event - Parent Meeting, Equipment Swap and Fun...details to come
  • Pre-Season Skates - weeks of September 18-22 and Sept 25-29 - each age group will get two sessions in the evening each week.  These are optional.
  • AK Power Skating - September 29-October 1 - We are excited to announce that Aaron Konecsni will be coming down from Steamboat to teach a weekend power skating camp.  Aaron is truly one of the best in the world!!  He coaches NHL stars like Shea Weber and Jonathan Toews. Check out his program here: AK Hockey   There will be 3 groups based on age (primarily U10, U12, and U14).  Group size is limited.  Cost, details, and registration information to come.
  • Tryouts - October 2-6 - Peewees and Bantams will have formal try-outs, Squirts will begin an evaluation period, and the MSGHL teams will start practice
  • Practice Schedule - the routine weekly schedule has been set with the rink for the season.  Please see attached practice documents.  Note, it is still subject to change! You will see the addition of U10 girls, dedicated ice for our midget program, and a rotation for the peewees.
  • NEW - "Squirt Scare" Hockey Tournament - In Steamboat Oct 28-29, just before Halloween!  Our squirt teams will host visitors from around CO and Utah!


We will be offering two fall teams this year for any player enrolled in high school this fall.  These teams work in conjunction with the plan for the high school hockey team and our winter midget program.  Please see the attached document for the full midget and fall high school plan!!

Summer Hockey Opportunities

SSYHA Sponsored Hockey Opportunities

Check in with Howelsen Ice Arena to see their monthly schedule for stick-n-puck, drop-in, and public skating sessions.

New this summer, coach supervised Youth Drop in Hockey- 9 sessions, one per week, buy a punch card for $54 or $9 per session at the door. June 13/15 through August 15/17. Scrimmages, no checking.
2005-2008:Tuesdays 7:45 am
2001-2004: Thursdays 7:45 am

As we approach the end of the summer and the start of next hockey season, there will be other optional offerings.  We are looking at bringing a high level power skating coach to Steamboat, running a "season prep" mini-camp, holding a goalie camp, and running a checking clinic.

Elite Hockey Training with Ryan Dingle

This is clearly a favorite of mine and highly recommended for the value.  Steamboat's own, Ryan Dingle, does an exceptional job with the kids, emphasizing some outstanding skill development, and at a really great price!

Squirt Camp - June 19-23 - $200

Girls Camp - June 19-23 - $300

Peewee Camp - June 26-30 - $350

Bantam/HS Camp  June 26-30 - $350

Mite Camp - July 10-14 - $200 - (this age group not offered at all camps!)

See Elite Hockey Training for details and to register!

Rocky Mountain Hockey School

RMHS has been coming to Steamboat for some time now and holds their annual "Adventure Camp" so participants can enjoy the endless activities in Steamboat as well as get solid hockey instruction.  Bryan Smith does a great job with the camp.  The camp is July 2-8 for squirts through midgets.  There are different pricing options available - $495 base fee.  See RMHS - Steamboat for more info and to register!

Pro Ambitions Hockey

This will be the second year Pro Ambitions comes to Steamboat and brings their highly successful "Battle Camp" to town.  They began with camps on the east coast and have expanded nationally.  Battle Camp - Steamboat is July 24-28 for kids 6-18 yrs old.  Cost is $599. Go to Pro Ambitions - Steamboat for more info and to register!

Planet Hockey

Planet Hockey has a long history of quality hockey camps with a solid staff of coaches.  In Colorado, our USA Hockey Coach in Chief, Brian Sutton, directs operations.  While they will not be in Steamboat this summer, they offer camps all along the front range, in Grand Junction, and in Breckenridge.  See info on Colorado camps here - Planet Hockey - Colorado

Additionally, Brian Sutton reached out to me with a unique opportunity for those interested in combining hockey with travel and cultural experience this summer. Brian and Planet Hockey are taking teams (squirt through midget) to Esbjerg, Denmark July 28-Aug 5!  Specifically looking for more Midget aged players! Players get to experience some incredible hockey while being immersed locally in Esbjerg.  This is an international tournament and camp in one!  For more info, check out or contact Brian Sutton at   

GIRLS Hockey News!

The MSGHL is strong and will continue to function as it has over the past few years with potential to expand the U10 division.  The spring meeting is this Sunday, May 7th at 10am at the rink in Breckenridge.  I will attend and pass along any news.  All are welcome to join me (but I will be traveling from other youth sports events...not from Steamboat).

The "Tier Level" hockey has announced some exciting changes.  Tier hockey is AA or AAA hockey.  As we have seen over time in our state, there is always pressure to get players into AAA programs without a lot of foresight and planning as to how many players are actually AAA caliber and what happens to other programs below the AAA level.  Traditional boys programs have had major issues with this and the girls programs were fighting the same battles.  

The girls programs got together and united under CAHA to build a better over all program.  Therefore, there will now only be one true AAA girls team - Team Colorado.  There will be one at the U19 level and one at the U16 level.  All are welcome to tryout.  Any girls making these teams from the mountains will need to billet in Denver.  These are the Tier 1, full-season, elite AAA teams for our state.

Then, under this structure, there are 6 approved associations that will offer Tier 2 - AA teams as well as AAA tournament teams at the U19, U16, and U14 levels.  These teams will function similar to years past where girls can still play for their home associations on MSGHL. CDYHL, or CCYHL teams.

To be eligible for Team Colorado (AAA, full-season) or the AAA tournament teams,  players must make the tryouts May 19-21 in Denver.  If a player desires to only play for a AA team, this tryout is not mandatory...there will be other opportunities in the fall.  However, it was explained to me that the tryouts will be used to "better identify all players". 
So, if you know a player (U14, U16, U19) that has the skill and interest to play at a AA level or higher, please forward this information along!!


How do I add an iCal Feed to a Smart Phone?

This link from Sport Engine explains how to sync your phone to the CAHA Calendar so you get automatic updates as the game schedules get finalized. Every team page will have a synched calendar as well. No need to try to navigate the CAHA website

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This on demand Video walks you through scorekeeping.

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