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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. 

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.

2021-2022 Hockey Registration is Now OPEN!

Register now with the City of Shaker Heights online (look for Fall Hockey) or in person at Thornton Park.  City Registration and Fees are due by Friday, July 30! 

Information for this year's Registration Forms  and City hockey fees can be found here. You must also complete the Lindsay's Law Form and Concussion papers and email them to Rachel Wooten at the City of Shaker Heights.

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.

Team placements will be announced in August.  Evaluations for those who did not skate last season, or those new to the program will take place throughout July.  If you have any questions regarding team placements or would like to request an evaluation, please contact Michael Berg, Youth Hockey Coordinator.


Pre-season Hockey Camps

Register now for week-long Hockey Camps at Thornton Park!

These camps will focus on Power Skating, Shooting, Puck Control, and skills for Mites, Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams. Players will receive 3 hours of ice per day, 1 hour per day dryland training as well as participate in recreation games throughout the week helping increase their agility, balance, and overall coordination. For more information regarding Hockey Camp contact Michael Berg Youth Hockey Coordinator at

Week-long camps will be held August 9-13 and August 16-20

  • Mites (1-5PM) and Squirts (2-6PM): $335 Res / $355 Non-res
  • Peewees & Bantams (6-9:30PM):  $305 Res / $325 Non-res

You can register online (click on catalog / summer camps / sports / hockey), in-person or by phone (216-491-1295).

Summer Ice Schedules

Drop-in Spring clinics will focus on skill development, power skating, puck control skills, 3 on 3 small area games to provide players an opportunity to enhance their fundamental skills in a positive and fun learning environment.

Registration is available online via Shaker Recreation.

New Clinic Times:

All Mites (2013s and Younger):
Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm & Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm

Squirts (2011s & 2012s):
Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm & Saturdays 5:45-6:45pm

Peewees  and Bantams (2007s, 2008s, 2009s & 2010s)
Tuesdays 7:15 -8:30pm & Saturdays 7:00-8:15pm

New Stick & Puck Times for All Ages:
Sundays 6:00-7:30pm 

Adult Skills:
Sundays 7:45-8:45pm

Please contact Michael Berg with questions.

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

COVID Protocols-updated 3/15/21

From the Director of the Recreation Department for the City of Shaker Heights:

Throughout the pandemic, we have been monitoring guidance from multiple professional organizations, including the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in an effort to ensure a safe atmosphere for program participants, coaches and staff. Following recent declines in virus spread, along with increased vaccinations in the community, we are relaxing some of the COVID-related protocols that pertain to participation in youth sports as outlined below. These changes are effective March 15.

Masks will no longer be required for players actively participating in hockey skills clinics while on the ice. Masks are required at all times while off the ice, but inside Thornton Park Ice Rink.

The spectator limit will be relaxed to allow parents, siblings and friends of hockey clinic participants (no matter the age) to observe the practice. Parents are asked to social distance in the bleachers and chairs throughout the facility.

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. 

SYHA Membership Registration Fee / $125 per Family

If you have registered for hockey, please remember that each participating family must join SYHA and pay the annual fee.  Pay the annual SYHA family fee here: SYHA Fee   Thanks for supporting and being a part of Shaker Youth Hockey.

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: