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      Learn to Play Update

      By Admin 10/26/2020, 9:00am EDT

      To Center State Learn to Play Families,
       
      The disruptions and abnormalities continue leaving Center State Youth Hockey’s Learn to Play program on hold. We’d love to say “on hold until further notice” but we have no idea when we’ll be able to take the ice at our home rink, The Ice Plex at SUNY Morrisville. SUNY Morrisville, as all other public and private schools, colleges and universities, have strictly restricted campus activities to students, faculty and staff…..No outside entities. This leaves CSYHA without a home rink. Our teams comprised of older players have been able to secure practice ice at other rinks in the regions (Utica, Whitestown, Lysander, etc). While we are very thankful to have found ice, it comes at great expense in terms of increased cost for ice rental compared to our rates at the Ice Plex and significantly greater time commitments for the families. The CSYHA board does not feel it is realistic to conduct a Learn To Play program at a rink 30-60 minutes away from our home rink for a 45 minute LTP session. Most of the participants are 4-6 years old, so increasing the length of practice actually becomes counterproductive.
      CSYHA and SUNY Morrisville are aligned with safety being the highest priority. The entire CSYHA family and the board of directors remain hopeful we’ll be allowed to return to the Ice Plex for some of the 2020-21 season when it is safe to do so. When this will happen remains unknown.
      We are hopeful for a good old fashioned upstate NY winter so we utilize some of the outdoor rinks in our various communities. If mother nature cooperates (and we are not restricted by any of the municipalities) CSYHA will host some free Learn to Play sessions. Obviously way too many variables to make any firm plans but stay tuned for details.
      If there is way to conduct a LTP program for any part of the 20-21 season, CSYHA will find a way to do it. We’ll share information as soon as it become available.
      If you have any questions, concerns or would like further discussion, please feel free to contact our LTP coordinator, Jim Frazee (cell: 315-440-2745 or vicepresident@centerstatehockey.com
      See you at the Rink! (someday).

      ** UPDATES**

      By Admin 10/23/2020, 4:15pm EDT

      Our Stampede teams are off and running

      Our Stampede teams are off and running (pun intended! LOL). Practices have been happening all month long at rinks in Central New York and, while not always convenient, these rinks have offered our players, coaches and families what they have missed most… being on the ice! We both applaud and appreciate the flexibility of our families as we continue to book ice for the month of November. Please check with your coaches for updated practice schedules and locations, as they should be available soon.
      This week, it was announced that SUNYAC is canceling all winter sports, so we are fairly confident that we may not be returning to the IcePlex this year. With no college games taking place, it’s unlikely they will continue operating the rink at full steam. We have not received official word on this and anticipate we will have news from MAC/IcePlex management next week, but in the spirit of transparency we wanted to keep you updated. THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL NEVER RETURN TO THE ICEPLEX!!!! This also DOESN’T mean anything will happen to the Center State Youth Hockey organization. We are devoted to bringing youth hockey to this area and will continue to do so as long as we have players who want to play!

      Practice Update for October Only

      By Admin 09/24/2020, 9:30pm EDT

      PRACTICE UPDATE FOR OCTOBER ONLY:
      * Ice has been secured for practices for the month of October (we are waiting on times to be confirmed)
      * Practices will be held ON THE WEEKEND
      * Mites, Squirts, and PeeWee teams will practice at Lysander and Utica
      * Midgets will practice at Whitestown
      * SUNY Morrisville is revisiting their "no visitor" policy on October 5th so we will have a better idea of what the next few months will bring.  If we are able to go back to the IcePlex, we will do so beginning November 1 and resume a practice schedule similar to last year.  If we are unable to return to the IcePlex, we will provide you with practice schedules and locations at that time.
      * As always, please reach out to president Chris Lott via phone (315-368-7288) or communications director Heather Howard via text (315-436-3341)
      * No matter what happens with the IcePlex, CENTER STATE PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SEASON AND WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OUR KIDS!

      2019-2020 18U Midget Snowbelt Champions
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      Pee Wee (12U) program hosting "Meet & Greet"!


      Pee Wee (12U) program "Meet & Greet" - October 6th

      Our 12U coaching staff is hosting its first ever "Meet & Greet" on Sunday, October 6th from 10:15 am to 11:15 am at Morrisville College's IcePlex.  Meet our coaches, current 12U players and more!  Whether you are looking for your first hockey "home" or trying to find a new one, give us a try!  Competitive hockey isn't JUST about competition... it's about learning and fun, too!

      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Coach Steve Nellis at stevenellis79@gmail.com or 315-391-2566.

      We hope to see you there!
      #JOINTHESTAMPEDE

      Learn to Play Update

      By Admin 10/26/2020, 9:00am EDT

      To Center State Learn to Play Families,
       
      The disruptions and abnormalities continue leaving Center State Youth Hockey’s Learn to Play program on hold. We’d love to say “on hold until further notice” but we have no idea when we’ll be able to take the ice at our home rink, The Ice Plex at SUNY Morrisville. SUNY Morrisville, as all other public and private schools, colleges and universities, have strictly restricted campus activities to students, faculty and staff…..No outside entities. This leaves CSYHA without a home rink. Our teams comprised of older players have been able to secure practice ice at other rinks in the regions (Utica, Whitestown, Lysander, etc). While we are very thankful to have found ice, it comes at great expense in terms of increased cost for ice rental compared to our rates at the Ice Plex and significantly greater time commitments for the families. The CSYHA board does not feel it is realistic to conduct a Learn To Play program at a rink 30-60 minutes away from our home rink for a 45 minute LTP session. Most of the participants are 4-6 years old, so increasing the length of practice actually becomes counterproductive.
      CSYHA and SUNY Morrisville are aligned with safety being the highest priority. The entire CSYHA family and the board of directors remain hopeful we’ll be allowed to return to the Ice Plex for some of the 2020-21 season when it is safe to do so. When this will happen remains unknown.
      We are hopeful for a good old fashioned upstate NY winter so we utilize some of the outdoor rinks in our various communities. If mother nature cooperates (and we are not restricted by any of the municipalities) CSYHA will host some free Learn to Play sessions. Obviously way too many variables to make any firm plans but stay tuned for details.
      If there is way to conduct a LTP program for any part of the 20-21 season, CSYHA will find a way to do it. We’ll share information as soon as it become available.
      If you have any questions, concerns or would like further discussion, please feel free to contact our LTP coordinator, Jim Frazee (cell: 315-440-2745 or vicepresident@centerstatehockey.com
      See you at the Rink! (someday).

      ** UPDATES**

      By Admin 10/23/2020, 4:15pm EDT

      Our Stampede teams are off and running

      Our Stampede teams are off and running (pun intended! LOL). Practices have been happening all month long at rinks in Central New York and, while not always convenient, these rinks have offered our players, coaches and families what they have missed most… being on the ice! We both applaud and appreciate the flexibility of our families as we continue to book ice for the month of November. Please check with your coaches for updated practice schedules and locations, as they should be available soon.
      This week, it was announced that SUNYAC is canceling all winter sports, so we are fairly confident that we may not be returning to the IcePlex this year. With no college games taking place, it’s unlikely they will continue operating the rink at full steam. We have not received official word on this and anticipate we will have news from MAC/IcePlex management next week, but in the spirit of transparency we wanted to keep you updated. THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL NEVER RETURN TO THE ICEPLEX!!!! This also DOESN’T mean anything will happen to the Center State Youth Hockey organization. We are devoted to bringing youth hockey to this area and will continue to do so as long as we have players who want to play!

      Practice Update for October Only

      By Admin 09/24/2020, 9:30pm EDT

      PRACTICE UPDATE FOR OCTOBER ONLY:
      * Ice has been secured for practices for the month of October (we are waiting on times to be confirmed)
      * Practices will be held ON THE WEEKEND
      * Mites, Squirts, and PeeWee teams will practice at Lysander and Utica
      * Midgets will practice at Whitestown
      * SUNY Morrisville is revisiting their "no visitor" policy on October 5th so we will have a better idea of what the next few months will bring.  If we are able to go back to the IcePlex, we will do so beginning November 1 and resume a practice schedule similar to last year.  If we are unable to return to the IcePlex, we will provide you with practice schedules and locations at that time.
      * As always, please reach out to president Chris Lott via phone (315-368-7288) or communications director Heather Howard via text (315-436-3341)
      * No matter what happens with the IcePlex, CENTER STATE PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SEASON AND WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OUR KIDS!

      2019-2020 18U Midget Snowbelt Champions
      |

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