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Welcome to the Shaker Youth Hockey Association

Although success at the team and individual level is important, SYHA places significant emphasis on the development of student -athletes of all level of abilities. SYHA promotes long-term athlete and child development by providing on-ice and off-ice training opportunities that allow each player to maximize his or her potential in a competitive learning environment, while providing lessons that allow them to excel in life. We believe very strongly in citizenship, sense of community and sportsmanship. 

2020 - 2021 Season Survey

The SYHA Board would like to know your opinions and feelings about this upcoming hockey season. Please complete this form so that we can proceed informed and and as prepared as possible. We recognize that different children within a family may have different needs and commitments, so please fill out a different survey form for each child you have in the SYHA program.

Thornton Park – Reopening Delayed Until Aug. 17

The Shaker Recreation Department has informed us that in light of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Shaker School protocols regarding virtual learning and the initial suspension of school athletics, the City is delaying the opening of Thornton Park Ice Rink until August 17 to evaluate athletic services to the community.  

The SYHA Board has been in continuous discussions with the City’s Recreation Department and expressed its concern that the delay in opening the rink and bringing back the City’s Hockey Director has raised concerns about the status of Shaker Hockey.  

Although there continues to be many moving parts and necessary uncertainty, we know that our SYHA families are eager to get back to Thornton.  We want to encourage our families who have an interest in the continuation of youth hockey programing at Thornton to reach out to the Mayor ( and Alex Nichols, the head of the City’s Recreation Department (, to articulate the reasons that matter most to you and your family to not further delay the opening of the rink. 

The SYHA Board is committed to providing safe hockey programming this year.   We will work with our member families, the City, and the CSHL to give our kids opportunities this year to play the greatest sport on earth.

SYHA Summer Ice Clinics at CSC 

We are continuing to host Summer Ice Skill Sessions with Coach Berg on Sunday Nights July 12-August 30th from 5:30-8:30PM.

Each session will last approximately one hour. Sessions will be divided by age group. 

We had to cap the number of summer sessions packages based on CSC  COVID guidelines.  If you are interested in signing up only for specific weeks, please check on availability by contacting Kerry ( Individual weekly sessions cost $25/player.

We  are following USA Hockey and CSC Protocols for these summer sessions.  Players will need to arrive fully dressed and parents will not be permitted to stay in order to observe social distancing. Additional details will be provided after registration.

Return to Play Resources

Below are Return to Play resources from our experts at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH Sports Medicine.

USA Hockey Webinar Series - At Home Off Season Training

Hello SYHA Families -

We're here to help. PLEASE READ & LISTEN. While your players are home, there are still ways to  stay active and healthy. The links below provide off season training that can be done with limited space and equipment. The age appropriate workouts all have links to videos showing the exercises. There are tips on nutrition, sleep, workouts at home, playing multiple sports, social media, video games, etc. 

PeeWee 1's are 2020 Champions !

A big round of applause for our PeeWee 1 Team who brought home the CSHL Division Championship with a 4-0 victory over Winterhurst yesterday. Congratulations for your hard work this season. Well done Raiders!

Congratulations MITE 2 !

Our youngest teams are bringing home championship trophies too! Congratulations to Mite 2 on their 4-0 win over Johnston PA in the Youngstown Phantoms ADM Phantasic Finale !!!

PeeWee 1's are Runner Ups 2020

Congratulations to our PeeWee 1's for being runner ups in the Pittsburgh President Cup Tournament this past weekend. Final score was 3-2 with OT against the Long Island Sharks.

2020 ALWAYS A RAIDER AWARDS - Supporting our Varsity Team

From left to right : Coach Berg, Max Benincasa, Kevin Gillooly, James Kennedy, Ezaiyah Jolly, Teddy Morgan.  Congratulations to these  players for receiving their Always a Raider Award this year. This is a special community award that recognizes first year varsity players who played their entire hockey career in Shaker. Thank you for all you have done on the ice in Shaker over the years!

Big Bear Tournament Champions

Congratulations to Shaker Heights PeeWee 1 Team for bringing home a Championship from the Big Bear Tournament 2020 in Detroit.  Way to go Raiders!

Congratulations Mite Red

Mite Reds took the Silver Stick Championship 2019 ! 

2019-2020 Skate-A-Thon Highlights

A great time was had by all at the SYHA Annual Skate-A-Thon.  The kids skated a whole lot of laps , while the bantams and coaches showed off their skills. Thanks to all who came out to support our program and cheer on the kids. 

Congratulations Shaker Squirt 1 - 2019-2020 Team

Shaker Squirt 1 team defeated Allegheny Badgers 09 AA team 3-0 to win the Squirt AA Rock’N Roll Cup Championship on October 27th. You guys rock!

2018-2019 Championship Highlights

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our Bantam 2 and Squirt 4 teams who brought home Championship Trophies from the HTP - Three  Rivers Cup Tournament  in Pittsburgh last season.  We also had  4 runners up which included Pee Wee 2, Squirt 1, Squirt 2, and Squirt 3.  Overall,  SYHA had an amazing turnout with over 100 families participating.  A big THANKS to all the players, coaches, and families! Your dedication and hard work brought an incredible bounty to our amazing program. 


USA Hockey's Webinar Series - Early Sport Specialization in Ice Hockey with Dr. Charles Popkin - YouTube

Timing is Everything - What is the role of Early Sports Specialization in Ice Hockey with Dr. Charles Popkin. When should kids specialize?

USA Hockey Webinar Series - ADM Managers Roundtable

Check out the ADM Managers Roundtable Series- Talking Youth Development and Hockey on Facebook.

UH Sports Medicine

Below find a PDF outlining the services offered by the UH Sports Medicine practice.  UH Sports Medicine partners with Shaker Youth Hockey to provide baseline concussion testing and provides sponsorship for our teams.  Thanks to UH Sports Medicine.   

UH Opens Orthopedic Injury Clinic

Parents, Coaches & Athletes:

As part of SYHA's medical partnership with University Hospitals, we would like to inform you of the UH Orthopedic Injury Clinic . The injury clinic is located at Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, right off of I-271.

The Ortho Injury Clinic provides immediate, same-day access to orthopedic providers for sports-related injuries, broken bones and more. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm.  Closed weekends.

For more information, please click on the flyer below: