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May 2-6 - Pre Tryout Conditioning Clincs

May 9-15 - Shaker Youth Hockey Tryouts for Bantams, Peewees and Squirts

May 19 - Board Meeting

August 15-19 - Ohio Hockey Project Camp at Thornton Park in Partnership with Shaker Hockey 

August 20 and 21 - Mite Tryouts - More Information to Come

Pre Tryout Conditioning Clinics


The City of Shaker Heights is conducting pre tryout conditioning clinics starting Monday, May 2.  Clinics will be run by Shaker Hts High School hockey head coach, Matt Bartley. 

Monday, 5/2
7:30 – 8:30 pm                   Squirts/Peewees
8:30 – 9:30 pm                   Bantams

Tuesday, 5/3
6:30 – 7:30 pm                   Squirts/Peewees
7:30 – 8:30 pm                   Bantams

Wednesday, 5/4
7:45 – 8:45 pm                   Squirts/Peewees
8:45 – 9:45 pm                   Bantams

Friday, 5/6
6:30 – 7:30 pm                   Squirts/Peewees
7:30 – 8:30 pm                   Bantams

Drop In:                                $20/residents & $25/non-residents

All 4 Sessions:                  $70/residents & $90/non-residents

Instructed by: Matt Bartley, Head Coach - Shaker Heights High School

Registration at Front Lobby Office or by calling 216/491-1295

Make checks payable to: City of Shaker Heights

Ohio Hockey Project Eastside Training Camp

The Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) would like to announce that Ohio Hockey Project (OHP) will be running an Eastside Training Camp at Thornton Park - August 15-19. This continues the strong Partnership between OHP and SYHA. All information regarding the camp is in the documents below.

This replaces the camp previously known as Raider Hockey Camp.

SYHA Concussion Interviews

The Shaker Youth Hockey Association along with Dr. Christopher Bailey, director of University Hospitals Sports Medicine Concussion Center were interviewed by about the baseline concussion testing that was offered to all our hockey players in the Fall.   

Go to for the article and video.

Dr. Bailey and our own Mike Faremouth were also interviewed on air by our local CBS radio station.

To listen, go to

Shaker Squirt, PW and Bantam Tryout Information


Tryout Registration

You must register for Squirt, Peewee and Bantam tryouts online. The link is below.

Cost for tryouts is $50 for returning players and $75 for new players.

All tryout details regarding dates, times, fees and the registration process are located in the below document.

Youth Hockey at its BEST.

Developing athletes, who are competitive, prepared
and committed.

Come and play for Shaker Heights Youth Hockey–
part of the CSHL.

Program Overview:

The Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) is a parent run, non-profit organization that has provided high quality, competitive and affordable hockey for 30 plus years in partnership with the City of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Our teams are highly competitive and we draw families from not only Shaker Heights but many surrounding communities. 

We are a strong program dedicated to teaching players the game of hockey from Mighty Mites to the Bantam level. We pride ourselves on fostering well rounded athletes – “real hockey players” both on and off the ice.  Players are prepared both physically and mentally for any high school in the area. We create a positive experience so players will continue to grow, develop a love of the sport and play from youth to adulthood. Many of our players stay together from Mites all the way through High School, resulting in Division Champions, Playoff Champions, Regional Titles, trips to Nationals and High School State Championship Teams.

Program Highlights:

We field 2-3 teams at all levels from Mighty Mites to Bantams

Provide ice times at least 4x a week at all levels (late August – March)

Play 30-50 games in the season depending on level, resulting in approximately 125 hours of ice time – as many as any other program in the city

Participate in CSHL games with playoffs

Participate in local and regional tournaments (TBD)

Provide Pre-Season Training Camp in August

Tryout process with independent evaluators and tryout jerseys handed out to keep

Provide “Player Safety Program” with baseline concussion testing in partnership with University Hospitals

“Look up Line” has been added to Thornton Park Ice Rink

In-Season Skills Sessions instructed by Ohio Hockey Project – Russ Sinkewich

Affordable pricing and fees (payment programs can be arranged through the city)

Spring Hockey Program

SYHA hosts Killer B Tournament to all B teams locally and regionally

SYHA Community Engagement (Annual Parents Party and Golf Outing)


Development Philosophy:

Follow the ADM Model

Follow all USA Hockey guideline and requirements


Our players have gone on to play for many high schools including:

Shaker Heights High School

Great Lakes Hockey League teams -
University School, Gilmour Academy, St. Ignatius, St. Edward’s, Lake Catholic

Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League teams -
Hudson, Kenston, Solon, Benedictine, Orange

The Ohio High School Hockey goals record was set this season by a Solon player that played youth hockey at Shaker

Professional and Objective Coaching Staff
2016-2017 Preliminary Line-Up

Matt Cole
Brad Forward

Branden Henning
Max Ortolani
Jon Rice

Ryan Mayhugh
Rich Mears
Brad Wheeler
Zach Zuik

Bob Shenk
Matt Shenk


Bantam AA Division and Playoff Champions – THREE straight seasons…If you play for Shaker for many years you will develop into a successful hockey player.

2015-2016 – Won 5 banners – Tied for most in City

2013-2014 – Won Regular Season Titles at all AA levels – Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam

For more information please contact the SYHA President, Doug Hubbard at or 216-598-1743.


2016-2017 TRYOUT Dates and Times


Monday 5/9 7:15-8:15pm
Friday 5/13 7:45-8:45pm
Saturday 5/14 5:00-6:00pm


Monday 5/9 8:30-9:30pm
Saturday 5/14 CHANGED TO 3:45-4:45pm
Sunday 5/15 4:15-5:15pm


Tuesday 5/10 7:45-8:45pm
Wednesday 5/11 7:45-8:45pm
Saturday 5/14 CHANGED TO 2:30-3:30pm
Sunday 5/15 5:30-6:30pm


Tryouts will have independent evaluators at each level and be run by Shaker Heights High School Head Coach Matt Bartley. The cost is $50 for returning Shaker players and $75 for new players. The additional $25 tryout cost for new players will go towards your SYHA fee if you decide to play for Shaker after tryouts. Registration and payment for tryouts can be done online. Once the registration is up we will send an additional email with the link and instructions.

Bantam AA Champs

Sguirt 3

Squirt A3 Champs