Hockey Director Matt Doyle will lead Welcome Back Skates the week of July 13th for all levels to help our new and returning players get ready for tryouts.
The skates will focus on skills and game situations, and they’ll be tailored to each age group. For example, Bantams will work on angling and checking during their sessions.
Two sessions are offered for each age group, and they are $15 each. The fee will be collected at the rink on each day of the skates.
Players should skate with the age group they will be playing with this season.
These skates are a great way to get ready for tryouts and evaluations, which begin the following week.
See you at the Rink
These are the tryout and evaluation dates/times for the upcoming season. We encourage prospective players to make both tryouts if possible. If you are unable to get your player to either tryout date and have not contacted me, please do so via email (email@example.com). We will either add an additional date or handle these on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of skaters.
In order to provide evaluators complete access to the skaters, the tryouts will be closed to parents unless there is a medical requirement for access.
Due to time constraints related to COVID-19, our apparel coordinator will be present to discuss sizing and apparel orders for the upcoming season. This is something we would normally do at 'Meet the Team' night, but it needs to be completed as soon as possible.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or another member of the Board of Directors and we will do our best to address it.
It's almost time for hockey, and we couldn't be more excited.
“EXCELLENCE TAKES TIME”
This is the first guiding principle listed by USA Hockey in its effort to promote “developmentally-appropriate athlete development, health and safety, and sustained physical activity.”
YIHC has a long history of building top tier AA teams and players. While most of these athletes were talented, to begin with, they bought into our development culture and utilized the training provided to them by our paid staff.
Self-evaluation and feedback from our members have helped us revamp our practice layout and extend the practice season to ensure we are focusing on development across all levels and age groups.
This diagram represents the planned practice layout for the 2020-2021 season. Our focus is to expose all athletes to our paid staff during each practice session. These sessions will contain structured, age-specific training approved by our hockey operations staff.
A team’s primary week will consist of two 1.5-hour practice sessions, and possibly a 1-hour power skate session. The primary weeks rotate every three practices, and power skating will be every other week. This means teams will see between two and four hours of practice ice depending on the week.
Practice sessions will be broken down into 30-minutes team-specific training, 30-minutes positional & stick skills, and 30-minute, concept-based small area games if it is your primary week.
Mite practices will be held opposite these nights to allow our Hockey Director, Matt Doyle, access to this age group. They will consist of two 1-hour sessions per week with an additional half-hour every other week for power/technical skating instruction. Both travel and in-house Mites will be included in these sessions when their respective seasons begin. This will allow our staff to run high paced, ADM-style practices.
Shane Clifford will be returning to run his goalie clinics for YIHC this season. These will be held one week per month. We will also continue to provide instruction during practices through our partnership with the Skipjacks.
We will be kicking off our season with a minicamp in the first week of August. This camp will consist of our players 10U & Older again. Based on feedback from last season we will also provide a second minicamp to kickoff the start of our Mite season that will include all players 8U & Older.
The last change we have made is extending the practice season out to 31 weeks for our 10U & Older players and 28 weeks for our 8U players. This will keep our athletes in shape for playoffs, tryouts, and hopefully their Spring sport.
Lastly, I would like to thank all our parents for providing their feedback to us this past season. We could not be more excited about the changes we have made, and we believe they have addressed your concerns.
Now that York Ice Arena is open, stop by and visit the HHM café for a bite.
HMM Café has a delicious menu and friendly service. So who are HMM crew?
Ever wonder what happens when you get four hockey moms together?
They decide to unofficially take over the ice rink, spend most waking hours to help rebuild the hockey community that brought them all together.
If the rink is open, the café is open! You can also order from outside and enjoy your food in the rink or outside the rink.
For more information visit and like HMM Cafe https://www.facebook.com/hhmcafe
visit HMM on the web www.hhmcafe.com
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June 9, 2020
This is exciting! Our rink is opening this month, and we will have more information on that soon. Our 2020-2021 evaluations will be held in July. To set the dates, we need you to register for evaluations today. The fee is $50 per player. On Thursday, you will be able to register for the whole season and pay in full or start your payment plan. But right now we need you to register for tryouts so we can see how many evaluation times we need to offer and give you the dates you’re looking for! Register for evaluations here: https://yorkdevils.sportngin.com/register/form/904439084
On Wednesday, March 11, the team had a pep rally to celebrate its successful season and get the boys ready to play in the district championship game.
Head coach Matt Doyle was all smiles the night of the pep rally as he watched his team receive the league championship banner and hats.
"It was a great feeling to see all the hard work these boys put in finally paying off," Doyle said. "We've been preparing for this moment since last summer."
The mission of the York Ice Hockey Club is to develop well-rounded young men and women through high-quality hockey instruction, physical conditioning, team play, and good sportsmanship.