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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. 

SYHA Team Shop is Now Open

Need more game socks? Rink too cold and you need ANOTHER SYHA sweatshirt?  Visit the online Team Shop between now and November 1st. The store will only be "open" online for 2 weeks to allow time for mid-December delivery.

Skate-A-Thon is back!

The SYHA Annual Skate-a-Thon Fundraiser will be held October 24 from 4-8PM. Please save the date and help your skater to set up their donation page. Please see this flyer for more information. In addition, it takes many volunteers for Skate-a-Thon to run smoothly and we hope that you can help! Please watch your emails for volunteer sign-up

This fun SYHA community event helps raise funds for:

  • Ice time at Thornton Park and other ice rinks
  • Reduced Baseline Concussion Testing Fees
  • Equipment and Capital Expenditures
  • Sending teams to Two out of town tournaments
  • More!

Register NOW for UH Baseline Concussion Testing

UH Sports Medicine will once again be providing Baseline Testing to all eligible SYHA players. UH Sports Medicine has graciously reduced the cost and SYHA will be covering a significant portion of the fee so that the cost is only $30 per player. Details are below and additional information can be found in the attachment. 


·  Payments: ($30/player) can be made via Check to SYHA or Venmo (@scott-camp-2)

·  Appointment Times: Tuesday, September 7 (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) Thursday, September 9 (2:00 – 8:00 p.m.) Three appointments per hour are available. Appointment slots are scheduled for one hour.


· Location: University Hospitals Management Service Center, 3605 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44122. ( NOTE: Testing will be conducted in a different location this year.) Park in the back of the building and enter through the rear doors. Do not enter through the front of the building.

· Protocols      University Hospitals requires all visitors to wear a mask upon entering a UH facility.

·  Attached are resources for additional information about UH Concussion Testing.

·    Register here.


Online Store Now Open!

Need a new uniform? Fan gear? Hockey bag? You can find it all and more at the Shaker Youth Hockey Store.  The store will be open until Sunday, September 5th.

Pre-Season Checklist

Registration with the City of Shaker Heights is now closed. If you still need to submit Lindsay's Law and/or concussion forms they are available on this site. Please complete and email them to Rachel Wooten at the City of Shaker Heights ASAP.

SYHA  Family Registration Fee. The SYHA Registration fee  of $125 can be paid online. This fee supports tournament entry fees, equipment, additional ice time at local rinks, family activities, coaches, and scholarships. This is a PER-FAMILY fee, so if you have multiple players in SYHA, you only need to register your oldest player.

USA Hockey Registration.  USA Hockey registration must be completed annually for every player. In addition, all volunteers MUST be registered with USA Hockey (Volunteer membership is FREE!) If you plan to help with music, penalty box, or any activity with the team then you MUST register with USA Hockey. Managers will collect confirmations once teams are assembled 

SYHA Corporate Sponsorship

Over the years, SYHA has impacted the lives of thousands of children. In any given year, our program reaches hundreds of kids. SYHA is currently in the middle of our corporate sponsorship campaign to help us to continue providing these amazing experiences. SYHA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and donations for sponsorships may be tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.  Please review the brochure describing some of the support that SYHA provides and outlining the three levels of sponsorship ($500/$1000/$2000).  

New Mask Policy at Thornton Ice Rink- 8/17/21

Updated City Mask Policy  From the Director of the Recreation Department for the City of Shaker Heights:

As of Tuesday, August 17, facility users, using the common indoor areas (lobby, rink area, bleachers, hockey scorekeeping box, restrooms, offices, locker rooms, community room, conference room, etc.) at the ice rink will be required to wear masks. At this time, players and coaches will not be required to wear masks while they are actively participating on the ice, including when such participants are on the benches during games / practices.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Five Shaker Heights Varsity Red Raiders receive the annual Always a Raider Award

The annual Always a Raider Award is a very special award in Shaker because it recognizes first year Varsity players who played their entire youth hockey career in Shaker Heights. We have a wonderful community with a long legacy of great hockey players and families. 

In picture left to right: Hockey Director Michael Berg, Noam Greenberg, Isaac Miller, Jack Camp, Sammy Gerber, Cooper Mears

Celebrating 50 Years of Hockey at SHHS

December 3rd, this week, 50 years ago in 1970, marks the 50th Anniversary of the very first SHHS Hockey game.  Follow our high school team on Facebook for photos and highlights. ENJOY!

1970-71 Red Raiders Team Photo

The 1970-71 Red Raiders—Shaker’s first high hockey team in modern history—pictured here at Thornton Park—prior to its first game at Garfield Heights on December 3, 1970.  Note the Boston Bruin jerseys—the same jerseys worn during the inaugural game. The familiar red and white uniforms were not ready until later in the season.  

Photo by Marvin “Dutch” Schultz, (Shaker class of 1938) who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this coming Christmas day. Picture provided by his son, D.J. Schultz (Shaker class of 1973)—kneeling in front row, second from the left. 

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!

2021-2022 Registration

Remembering the first game in 1970 !

Celebrating a milestone of 50 years of SHHS hockey. Below is a write-up David Udelf did about the very first game. 

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: