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We Just Want to Get Back on the Ice!

We at CSYHA know that players are getting anxious to know when the will be allowed back on the ice.  We at CSYHA are with you and really hope that it is coming shortly!

This said we have been making strides, the Rink is getting ready within the confines of the SUNY system and CSYHA has been working with USA Hockey and NYSAHA to ensure we are doing what we need to be ready.

For our families, please keep checking back as we hope that after schools and college start formalizing plans it will result in CSYHA knowing more of what confines we can play within as an organization.  

Thank you for all of your patience and remember, if anyone needs anything in these times please do not hesitate to visit our Board page and find a contact to touch base with.  We are here to help!

Thank you,


UPDATE: Return to Hockey at CSYHA

By Admin 07/27/2020, 10:00am EDT

CSYHA remains committed to a season for our players

CSYHA Families,

Although there remains a significant deal of uncertainty on what tomorrow will bring for hockey please know that USA Hockey, NYSAHA, and CSYHA remains committed to seeing all of our players back on the ice just as soon as it is considered safe.

We realize that we are seeing a return to professional sports at the same time that we are witnessing a hold on school and NCAA sports programs at least for the initial weeks.  Please know that CSYHA Board Members are actively engaged still with the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) who manages the rink on SUNY Morrisville and both sides are working hard within the guidelines and limitations each has on them from governing bodies to make sure we are back as soon as possible.

We do face additional complications as our rink is on a SUNY campus so we are doing our due diligence in the event that the SUNY rink cannot open when other local rinks do but please know that MAC considers us a valued tenant and have proven they do not want to lose CSYHA to this circumstance and in return MAC has been a great host to CSYHA for almost two decades so we are both working to find a way to function moving forward.

As with other community situations we will have additional requirements leveraged on us to include everything from masks in the building (not required yet while in play), temperature readings, questionnaires, limited use of locker rooms, BYOWB (bring your own water bottle & water) and coaches can expected to be masked while on the bench.  This is just a sample so expect changes but know when hockey is opened know that CSYHA will be ready to go. 

Should anyone have any questions please contact the CSYHA president Chris at

Thank you, CSYHA

2020-21 Player Registration Open

By Admin 07/13/2020, 7:30am EDT

Register now for the coming season!

Registration for the 2020-21 season is now open; Learn To Play is expected top open by July 20, 2020.

Just a reminder that you must be registered with USA Hockey for the coming season prior to registering with CSYHA.  To register with USA Hockey visit their registration site:

To register at CSYHA select this link or visit the home page, select the Register tab and on the top of the page is the direct link to the registration page.

Please note that we continue to work with the IcePlex on return to play standards and do expect work on the rink to be completed on time which means we would have ice as early as the first week of August.  This said, all practices will not start until fall for all teams other than 18U Wrap.

We also expect some changes to how we operate at the rink due to COVID-19 concerns and we will publish more information on these procedures shortly as our board is working with the MAC (Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation) now.  We expect initial information to be available by about 17 July 2020.

Thanks for all of the patience in this off season and we hope you and your families are all doing well in these new times!  

See you at the rink soon,


COVID-19 and IcePlex Update

By Communications Director 07/13/2020, 7:15am EDT

Updates on the status of the IcePlex and COVID related Information

** UPDATE **

According to the IcePlex, the work that is being done at the rink is on track to be completed on time. This means the rink MAY open the first week of August.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT'S WHEN HOCKEY STARTS, but it's certainly a step in the right direction! Within the next few weeks, the rink will let Center State know what their expectations are for our organization and its members.

Please keep in mind that this will undoubtedly include many new processes and procedures designed to keep every one of our players, coaches, and parents safe. You can feel confident in the work and care the Center State board is putting in to ensure our safe return to our "home."

We love our kids and coaches and can't wait to see them back soon! In the meantime, you can direct questions/comments/concerns about our return to the rink to Heather Howard, Communications Director at

There aren't many definitive answers at this time, but we will keep track of your questions and provide answers as soon as we can.

2019-2020 18U Midget Snowbelt Champions

CSYHA Returning to Hockey Soon!

By Webmaster 06/16/2020, 3:30pm EDT

CSYHA Information on Return to Play 2020-21 Season

Center State Families and Fan’s,

Please be advised that CSYHA is working behind the scenes and has been for the past few months to stay on top of USA Hockey and NYSAHA guidance as well as working to understand the NY State and SUNY implications that we have as we play out of the SUNY Morrisville IcePlex.  We have been working with the Morrisville Auxiliary Corp (MAC) and have a pending meeting with them to discuss implications on NYS and SUNY openings on CSYHA. 

SUNY IcePlex

It is expected that the rink will be allowed to open shortly however please note that the closure of the SUNY systems and campuses allowed for the IcePlex to decide to make a few changes to both rinks in the down time, normally they only modify one rink in the off-season.  Most summers they elect to close one rink to make upgrades and leave the other ice sheet open as to facilitate camps, school teams, and adult sessions.  Currently we understand that maintenance will not be completed until later in July so ice may not be available until that time.  More to come on this!


As with most things in life we all have our ebb-and-flow to the cycles in which things go.  CSYHA had been growing as of the last season or two and we do not want to lose that momentum.  We still plan to put the following teams on the ice this season and if numbers rise we do plan to adjust and facilitate additional teams if we get more players.

  • MITE (planning for 2-3 teams at least)
  • Squirt House
  • Squirt Travel/Independent
  • Pee Wee House
  • Bantam House
  • 18U Midget House
  • 18U Wrap (this team will start as soon as ice is in the IcePlex)



If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact the CSYHA President, Chris, at  We are all here to help and look to continue the upward trend of growth that we have seen in CSYHA hockey in the past season or two.

NOTE: The image used in this article was from the 18U Snowbelt Championship hosted at Center State (SUNY IcePlex) this past season. To all of our seniors and players aging out we wish you the best and you will all be missed!

Thank you,



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