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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. 

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

Shaker Recreation is committed to the health and safety of program participants and visitors to our facilities. Detailed below are operational plans during the current COVID surge.


Cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation have continued throughout the pandemic. Sanitization of the public spaces has been intensified during the current surge and includes use of the rink air circulation vents and additional sanitization in the facility including restrooms, and locker rooms.

Masks and Social Distancing:

Staff, program participants, and visitors are expected to wear masks at all times when not on the ice and actively participating in physical activity. All people are encouraged to social distance to prevent the spread of covid.

Program Operations:

At this time, based upon cases of infection, there have been limited program cancellations. In the event that we are unable to staff a program due to positive covid cases or quarantining, program participants will be notified by the appropriate program coordinator. There are no planned or projected large scale program suspensions at this time and most activities will continue as planned if the health and safety of participants, visitors, and staff is not compromised.

We adhere to the CDC guidelines for quarantine when there are positive covid cases among participants and/or staff. For more information on these guidelines, please click this link.

SHHS Hockey 2021-2022 Season

MidAm Girls Development Opportunities

Our local district of USA Hockey, MidAm, is hosting Girls Development Opportunities in Northeast Ohio! 

  • December 19th, 10-noon
  • January 7th,  7:50-8:50PM
  • February 4, 7-9PM

For the December event, there will be ice skills and drills, a pizza party, and crafts. January will be skills, drills, and games with prizes. February will be ice and more crafts making Valentine's Day cards for local seniors.

You can attend all or some of the events. Pre-registration is required online. (provide general info only, some may not pertain to this event). The cost is $25 to cover the costs, but you will receive a MidAm jersey plus the activities listed above. Contact Ladd Wagner, MidAm representative, with questions.

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. 

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: