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!