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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. 

City Registration for 2022-23 Shaker Youth Hockey Season Is Open!

Online Registration and Payment – Register by August 1, 2022.

The City’s new registration program for the Shaker Youth Hockey 2022-23 is now available at  For those who are able to register and pay online, the online registration system allows you to complete and submit all forms electronically as well make payment of the registration fee.  We are asking that you please register your child for the 2022-23 season by August 1, 2022.  If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the Shaker Recreation Department Front Office at 216-491-1295, or stop by Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm (excluding holidays).

2022-23 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 below describing some of the support that SYHA provides and outlining the three levels of sponsorship ($500/$1000/$2000).  

On Ice Conditioning Camp/Clinics August 15-19

Shaker Rec is offering a On-Ice Conditioning Camp/Clinics the week of Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19.   Each day that week there will be on-ice conditioning conducted by Hockey Director, Michael Berg for each age group.   The cost per day is $20 for Shaker Residents and $30 for Non-Residents.  These are drop-in clinics and pre-registration is NOT required.  This is a great way to get ready for the upcoming hockey season. 
Mites Daily Schedule (M-F):

5:30 pm = 6:30 pm

Squirts Daily Schedule (M-F):
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Peewees Daily Schedule (M-F):
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Bantam Daily Schedule (M-F):
9 pm - 10 pm

Questions?  Please contact Michael Berg by phone (216-548-9721) or by email (

Congratulations 2022 Always A Raider Awardees

Each year the SHHS Varsity Hockey team celebrates players who spent their entire youth careers playing for SYHA! Congratulations to Johnathan Kallergis, Ryan Lenahan, Joey Moore, Louis Rahilly, Josh Brown, Niko Deneris, Emmett Luzar, and Monte Ozan!

Big Chill Tournament

Congratulations to the Peewee '09 Team on winning their division at the Big Chill Tournament in Ann Arbor, MLK Weekend.

Although we had a brief break last year, this Program-Wide Tournament is an annual tradition that provides a great opportunity for SYHA families and players to come together as a community  for training, learning, and fun! Congrats to all our players on a successful weekend! 

Important Message from the City of Shaker Heights

Effective March 2, 2022, the City will no longer require employees and visitors to wear masks in City buildings. People may choose to mask at any time and we will continue to provide masks at the reception desks of City buildings. In recognition, that each individual’s circumstances and health conditions are different, please be respectful of others who prefer to be masked.

Persons with COVID symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 must wear a mask. Also, per current CDC and ODH guidance, any employee who returns to work following a COVID-19 diagnosis and 5-day isolation period must wear a mask for 5 days in lieu of a 10-day quarantine, and anyone who has had a close contact COVID exposure, with no symptoms, must mask for 10 days. You can find the full CDC guideline outlined in the City’s memo which may be viewed here.

This change in City masking policy is dependent on continued low COVID-19 case rates within our County. You can monitor the County’s status at

Thank you for your support of Skate-A-Thon

Thank you so much for supporting our Skate-a-thon fundraiser. We raised more than $1,300 at the event and our skaters raised over $17,000 for SYHA! A very sincere and heart-felt thank you for making Sunday's Skate-a-thon fundraiser another fantastic event. 

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 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!

2022-2023 Registration

City Registration Link for 2022-23

Register your child to play for Shaker Youth Hockey. For a tutorial and information on the City's hockey registration fees see the documents below.

SYHA Annual Membership Fee for 2022-2023

Families with children playing for a Shaker Youth Hockey Team must be members of SYHA. Join SYHA and pay your annual membership fee.

Level the Playing Field: Youth Sports Scholarships

The mission of this program is to remove barriers to promote greater diversity and inclusion in youth sports for students in the Shaker Heights City School District. Applications for fall sports (including hockey) will open in August.

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: