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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. 

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. 

Important Information from Mid Am Hockey Association

April 9, 2020

We hope this note finds you and yours well! 

Given the current governmental orders in place within the boundaries of Mid Am, the district board has chosen to suspend any on-ice tryout or group activities until May 15, 2020.  This date will continue to be monitored by the District as responses to the pandemic evolve and will be updated as necessary.

Click here for a FAQ sheet from USA Hockey.

No other hockey activities (as delineated on page 142 of USA Hockey’s Annual Guide) are permitted until further notice from Mid Am and resulting from the return of free movement in our states permitted by the Governors of each of our states.

Individuals are able to access USA Hockey online coaching education, officiating education, SafeSport training or background screening as these become available for the 2020-21 season. For additional information on online education opportunities please go to

All changes will be posted to our website.

Any specific questions may be directed to: Kaye Pinkowski –

Tryout Dates for 2020-2021 Season for Peewees and Bantams:Postponed

As you may have seen, in response to confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio, the Shaker Heights Recreation Department is revising its programming schedule effective March 13 - April 30. This is part of the City's effort to combat the spread of coronavirus with social distancing protocols.

Accordingly, Spring Hockey Skills Clinics have been canceled (Mighty Mites, Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams) and the previously scheduled April tryouts for Peewees and Bantams will be postponed and rescheduled to a date after May 1, 2020. Check with Shaker Rec for a partial refund of any fees paid.

Once we hear from the City about any continuation of clinics or the rescheduling of tryouts, we will communicate that information.

Please be safe.

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 !!!

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports - A must read.

At SYHA it has always been our belief and value system to help our children and families have a healthy relationship with sports.  Enjoy this article from our Youth Hockey Director, Michael Berg. 

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.

2020 Spring Hockey Information

Shaker Heights Recreation has cancelled Spring Hockey effective immediately.  Please check with Shaker Recreation for any refund information.

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: