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Summer Knights is BACK!

After a fun and successful season, the SYHI Board of Directors would like to express our thanks to all of our players and families! May is here and it’s time to announce that the Summer Knights summer hockey registration is now open. This year we start on Monday July 9 and run through Thursday August 23. The program days are Monday-Thursday. There are no Friday sessions. Times/days are posted on the SYHI website calendar.

There are some changes to the program this summer that will make taking to the ice in Saratoga a little different, yet a better experience. Some of the changes include having a weekly 1hr/20min on ice session for Midgets. All players age 15-18 are now welcome to register for Midget Summer Knights. Welcome to our Midgets! The summer Mite schedule has also been modified to be more family friendly and will feature one, 1hr/5min on ice session each week at a reduced cost. So bring on your Mite, skate, play and have fun!

The biggest changes for 2018 Summer Knights are in our 10u, 12u & 14u levels. This summer we have extended our two weekly ice sheets for each of these groups to 1hr/20min on ice. We are looking at 20-25 mins of warm ups and practice followed by 55-60 mins of small area games and/or scrimmage. This summer these groups will enjoy almost 20 hrs of on ice and will play hockey. There is a small increase in cost compared to previous years, but for what this summer program has to offer the price is amazing.

We look forward to an excellent and robust summer of hockey and look forward to seeing you at the rink. Registration for the 2018-19 Full Season will be opening soon as well. Many more good things are coming.

 

Best Regards,

Frank Ovitt

President

Saratoga Youth Hockey

LINK to REGISTRATION


Sending our Thoughts and Prayers

SYHI lost one of their Hockey Moms last week.  Many of you have had the pleasure to have gotten to know the Pincheon family over the years.  We are sad to say that Mom, Collette, has passed away.  Sharing below is a Go Fund Me link to help the family with the burial costs.  Please keep this family in your thoughts to help them through.

Thinking of you always, 

Your Saratoga Hockey Family

GoFundMe


Interested in being a SYHI Coach for the 2018-2019 season?

Follow this link for more information:

Coaches Page


Sticks on Porches to Honor Victims of the Humboldt Broncos

Please join us in leaving hockey sticks on porches to pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team, which lost 15 of their players and staff in an accident last week.  Saratoga Youth Hockey sends our condolences and to honor the victims we ask our players to leave their sticks out on Friday, April 20th.  


Congratulations to our Bantam A team for Winning their Home Tourney!



Rink Rat Tournament Pee Wee B Undefeated Champs!!


Massena Mite Madness Tournament White Division Champs


Can Am 2018 Squirt AA Champions


Congratulations to the Peewee A Team for taking home the Bronze medal at the CanAm Tournament in Montreal. 


Peewee A Bronze medal winners - CanAm Montreal



Congratulations to our Midget and Squirt AA teams!!  

Midgets have won the Oswego and Auburn Tournaments so far this year. 

Championship game in Oswego was 3-2 in Overtime
Championship game in Auburn was 6-1. In Auburn they only gave up 4 goals this weekend. 

Our Squirt AA team was the winner of the Miracle on Ice Tournament in Lake Placid this past weekend, taking home the gold for their division.



SYHI TOURNAMENTS

Looking for a tournament for your team?  We host a Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level tournaments.  Click on the document below for some quick facts.


Thank you - 1st Annual Golf Tournament a Success!

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Saratoga Youth Hockey Annual Golf Tournament.    We had a great day for the event and are looking forward to next year.   

 

I would like to especially thank all of our Sponsors: 

Golf Cart – Marc Murray – The Pike Companies

Hole in One – Jenn Johnson – Keller Williams

Beverage Sponsor – Kathie Carswell – Keller Williams

Organization Sponsor – Dicks Sporting Goods

Hole Sponsors: Red-Kap Sales, Prime Lending, Ferraro Amodio & Zarecki CPAs, Bonacio Construction, Matthew's Busses, and Embrace the Race

Jenn Johnson (Keller Williams) & Kristen Zorda (Prime Lending) for the Goodie Bags

Raffle Prizes – Embrace the Race, Dicks Sporting Goods, Saratoga Eagle and Shaker Ridge Country Club

General Sponsor:  Saratoga Springs Fire Department

Volunteers:  Shane Waters, Troy Caswell , John Todorovic, John Phillips, Janet Koper, Nikki Phillips, Brian Jiguere and Joaquin Chao.

Lastly, I would like to thank Airway Meadows Golf Course for hosting the event.   

Thanks Again,

Charles Amodio



Letter of Introduction from Frank M. Ovitt, Incoming President

Saratoga Youth Hockey Members and Families,

I am incredibly excited to officially announce and begin my first term as President of SYHI, replacing the leadership of our amazing outgoing President, Jeff Yule. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeff for all of his hard work and dedication to the organization these past years.  I will continue to utilize his knowledge generously passed down to me in order to successfully transition into our next great 2017-2018 season. As incoming President, my goal is to promote the value of our community-based hockey program, which is dedicated to providing all ages of youth participants with the opportunity to experience the great game of hockey while continuing to strengthen skill, development, teamwork, sportsmanship and FUN!  Assisting me in achieving this goal is a Board powered 100% by volunteer SYHI members. Each board member brings a diversity of thought, talent and passion to the organization (http://www.syhi.org/page/show/522193-syhi-board-of-directors). I am honored to lead and work with such an amazing team. Nothing we do would be possible without a strong community of people passionate enough to volunteer for SYHI, especially our dedicated and enthusiastic Coaches who offer up their time and talents benefitting the youth of SYHI.

There are so many who have helped make SYHI what it is today and, for that, I thank you. I hope we can continue to carry that torch and serve the evolving needs of our youth into the next exciting 2017-2018 season. I look forward to serving as your new SYHI President.

Best Regards,

Frank


Registration for 2018 Winter Learn to Skate is still open!

Please follow this link to register your player(s) for this upcoming season.

http://www.syhi.org/page/show/1232864-2016-2017-season-registration-forms


2017 Election Information

SYHI Announces New Board Members:

On Tuesday, March 21st the SYHI Board of Directors affirmed 2017 Board Election results and are pleased to announce the board class of 2017-18:

Rodney Eddy, Melinda Guyette, Paul Levin, Michael Montelone, John Phillips, Charles Usas and Steven Welch

Thanks to these members for their willingness to serve the 300 families of SYHI!



2017-18 Coaching Applications Now Being Accepted

Friends,

Applications to become a coach during the 2017-18 season are now being accepted.  The online application can be found by clicking here:

2017-18 Coaching Application

Please note, applications are closed for the following teams:

Pee Wee (12U) A and Bantam (14U) A.


Helpful Info - For our youngest and oldest players and all in between!

Here are a couple of helpful documents to review and share with your player(s).

The first, provided by renown local skating expert Dave Randall, is a series of off ice exercises that can and should be done at home.  This form also contains info on skate sharpening and what skates/blades he recommends.

The second document is provided by Tim Grande who is currently serving as assistant coach to our 16U Elite Wrap team.  This document provides info on what to eat and drink after competition.  This info is especially helpful for tournaments or days with multiple games.