Welcome Players and Fans
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!
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".
SSYHA Board Members needed! If you are interested, please e-mail Keith Wilson, President your biography and reasons why you'd like to be a board member by March 1st. Applications will be reviewed and new members selected during the April board meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Steamboat! We are hosting the Bantam playoffs March 7-9. The Sheraton has kindly discounted rooms for visiting teams. Follow this link to make your reservations. Bantam A & B Playoffs of the CDYHL
(or copy and paste the link into your browser)
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
All players need "Consent to Treat Form" for team manager's folder. If you have not filled out and signed one, please download form, complete, and give to your team manager. Thank you, SSYHA Consent to Treat form
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
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
ACCESS THE NEWLY REVISED PRACTICE SCHEDULE HERE: Practice Calendar Nov 5
Coach information has been added to the "teams" tab...check it out!
Only two weeks left to sign up for House League (schedule is available on the "news" tab, calendar). Great opportunity for your young player to get some extra ice time! Age group includes birth years 2003, 2004, and 2005. Brent Pearson is a good guy to call for information 819-0275 or email at email@example.com
Calling all Mites!! register now for full (8 games) or half season (4 games). Practices begin November 1st, Friday, 4-5 pm (see calendar under "news" tab for details) and games begin November 16th (also on calendar). We have equipment for rent (see below for details). Look forward to seeing your little one on the ice!
click here for more info: Mites Hockey Program
Need equipment? Contact Amy Bohmer @ firstname.lastname@example.org
click here to view rental agreement: equipment rental agreement
Need a jersey? Check out the schedule! Next week jerseys will be distributed on select days...don't miss it! Three things...deposit check for jersey $150, work deposit $200, and your player must sign the USA Code of Conduct agreement. Jersey pickup
Registration is open for the upcoming season, just click the red button to begin!
PLEASE NOTE! REGULAR DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 13TH, AFTER THAT DATE THE FEE INCREASES $200. CHECK OUT "NEWS" TAB FOR SPECIAL RATE FOR MIDGET AND HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS!
PLEASE MOUSE OVER "REGISTRATION" TAB TO ACCESS FEE SCHEDULE
Team rosters are available under "news" tab. Game schedules will be available 2nd week of October.
The Hockey Swap was a big success, thank you to the volunteers and especially Lisa Vander Graaff for hosting this fundraiser!
Contact information for the rink, SSYHA Board, and Director of Hockey is under the "Association" tab. Messages and information will be updated under the "News" tab.
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. SSYHA Scholarship Application
I just wanted to thank you all for another great season with the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association and Steamboat Springs High School. I can't tell you how much fun I have with all the players, coaches, and the parents to give the kids the best experience that we can.
I just had a couple of things to say.
First, for all the volunteers, coaches, and people behind the scenes who made things run, I sincerely thank you. It's more than just practicing hockey. There's scheduling, games, Pointstreak, clock, etc... and all those other things that make this happen that I can't thank people enough.
Also, PLEASE be a part of the Alumni Fundraiser this weekend!! I always hear people talk about the expense of playing hockey, so here's something that can directly help everyone out. Even if you are not here, please donate money to this great cause, because each dollar raised helps cut the costs of things here. Check your messages for the weekend line-up, and I look forward to seeing you there. Let's show this community the strength of Steamboat Hockey!!
Finally, and this is an announcement that comes with a very heavy heart. I will be stepping down as your Director of Youth Hockey and Head High School Hockey coach. Please understand that I have always absolutely loved these jobs, and have had so much fun working with your kids. It's not that I'm leaving a job that I don't enjoy. Rather, these players have inspired me to follow my dreams, to try and continue on a path that I enjoy so much. I am not leaving right away, and I'm only going so far as Denver. I plan on coming back to visit often, and I hope you know that I will miss you all very much.
To the players, past, present, and future, thank you!! Thank you for working so hard, being so much fun, and teaching me just as much, if not more, than I've taught you. Please know that I will never forget you, and will always be just a phone call away to support you. I think everyone that knows me, understands that I will ALWAYS be Red, White, and Black to the core. I look forward to watching you in the upcoming years, and wish you luck as you play this beautiful game.
Thank you again to this wonderful community. I will never forget the privilege of being able to represent this amazing place,