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By Webmaster 06/15/2018, 8:30pm EDT


Registration is now open for the 2018-19 season.  Information is on the registration page

For those that register by 30 June you will receive a $75.00 discount 

10,000 Pucks for Golisano Challenge

By from Snowbelt Hockey League 04/26/2018, 1:45pm EDT

Snowbelt is sponsoring a 10,000 Pucks for Summer contest!

Here is how it works: Each player in the contest will pledge to shoot 10,000 shots on net over the summer. Goalies pledge to make 10,000 saves. They will solicit a dollar amount (any amount) from friends and family to be paid when they reach their goal. All proceeds will go to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The pledge form and shot tracker logs are linked below. Encourage all the players you know to participate! All players who reach their goal will receive a plaque and recognition from Snowbelt. We will hand out awards in August. If we all promote it we will increase skills, have fun, and support a great children’s hospital!

Page 1 is to track your Pledges and the remaining pages are for tracking your shots or saves.


  • Q: What if I can’t get in 10,000 shots this summer, can I still participate?
    A: A participant may set his/her own personal goal. It does not have to be 10,000.
  • Q: Who can participate? What if my player is a Mite or is on a Travel team?
    A: Snowbelt member organizations may participate. The player does not have to be rostered on a Snowbelt team but should be registered with one of the associations in our league.
  • Q: What can I count as a shot toward this challenege?
    A: Players can count any shot/save they have over the summer: In the driveway, summer hockey game, camps/clinics, street hockey game. Any shot/save made counts.
  • Q: What do I do with the donations once I’ve collected them?
    A: Snowbelt Reps are to collect the completed forms and any pledge money. They should bring these to the August meeting.
  • Q: What happens when I complete the challenge?
    A: Turn your forms and money in to your Snowbelt Rep. This coming season, kids who participate will get an award for participating and meeting the goal.
  • Q: Why was Golisano Children’s Hospital selected?
    A: Golisano Children’s Hospital was chosen because they have sick kids that want to play sports but can’t. The money will go to update their video game/video library with hockey/sports themed games and movies.

Empire Conference & Snowbelt Announce Red Divisions Thruway Series!

By from Snowbelt Hockey League 04/26/2018, 1:30pm EDT

Exciting opportunity for 10U/12U Red teams

from the Snowbelt Website


Snowbelt is teaming up with the Empire Youth Hockey Conference (Rochester area) for an exciting opportunity for Red division Squirts & Red division PeeWees during the 2018-19 season!

Short version: Red 10U & Red 12U teams can opt-in for the Thruway Series, where they will play Rochester-area teams from the EAHC twice (once home, once away). In the spring, the two teams from each league who do the best in the Thruway Series will qualify for an end-of-season playoff tournament for the Thruway Cup. More information will be coming this fall.

Long version: Review the official letter below, or download a copy to read or print out.

CSYHA to Field 16U Split-Season Team for 2018-19 Season

By Webmaster 04/05/2018, 9:00pm EDT

Tryouts expected in early May

CSYHA is happy to announce that it will be fielding a 16U Split-Season team for the 2018-19 season.

Please check back soon for more information.  Tryouts are expected to be held in early May and practices and games will start this summer.  


Lake Placid to Host 2018 National Hockey Coaches Symposium

By Webmaster 02/14/2018, 11:45am EST

Event set for Aug. 23-26 at the Conference Center; Registration now open

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today that registration is now open for its 2018 National Hockey Coaches Symposium, set for Aug. 23-26 in Lake Placid, New York, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid. 

"This is a marquee event, offering coaches a valuable opportunity to learn from some of the world’s very best," said Mark Tabrum, USA Hockey director of coaching education. "And this year, it’ll have the extra excitement of Lake Placid, the Herb Brooks Arena and the Miracle on Ice connection, so we encourage coaches to register early, as this event will sell out quickly.” 

For more information and to register online, click here. 

Typically held every other year, the USA Hockey National Hockey Coaches Symposium is for aspiring coaches seeking to attain their Level 5 coaching certification, the highest offered by USA Hockey. In addition to general sessions, coaches also have the opportunity to explore innovative approaches to coaching through intensive breakout sessions dedicated to age-specific teaching and techniques.

New to the symposium this year is the addition of USA Hockey's Goaltending Development Summit, which represents the highest level of coaching education specific to goaltending. Coaches in this specialized track will receive more than 13 hours of on- and off-ice training covering all aspects of goaltending, how to teach it and how to create optimal environments for goaltender development. The conclusion of this comprehensive summit will feature a peer-reviewed exam during which coaches will have the opportunity to coach goalies on the ice and off the ice (using video) and communicate with goalie parents and other coaches.

"Adding an intensive goalie-coaching component to the symposium is an indication of USA Hockey's commitment to goaltending development, and also to offering a comprehensive educational experience at the symposium, which is truly an unmatched opportunity for coaches to connect and learn from experts from around the world," said Tabrum. "Plus, it has the side benefit of bringing goalie coaches and non-goalie coaches together during the other segments of the symposium, helping them learn side by side, and hopefully demystifying the goaltending position so all coaches throughout the game can feel more confident in working with goalies."

The most recent National Hockey Coaches Symposium was held in St. Louis, Missouri, two summers ago, with presentations from Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill and Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, among others. Previous symposiums included presentations from Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke, 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach Dan Bylsma, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes, longtime NHL general manager Dean Lombardi, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan and Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella.

The National Coaching Symposium began in 1984 as the brainchild of Ken Johannson, the creator of USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program and a recipient of USA Hockey's Builders Award in 2011. New York last hosted the event in 2006, in Rochester. 

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