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SUNY Morrisville IcPlex Closed to General Public

By Webmaster 03/17/2020, 8:00pm EDT

IcePlex closed in light of recent heath crisis

The Morrisville IcePlex was closed to the general public on 17 March and will remain closed until further notice.  

CSYHA is eager to get going on the next season but will remain on hold with the rest of the nation until the current health crisis calms down.  The health and safety of our organization is very important to us.  To our families in CSYHA and our SUMY Morrisville family we wish everyone well; stay healthy!

CSYHA Tryouts Coming

By Webmaster 03/12/2020, 2:45pm EDT

Dates pending but tryouts are on the way!

With the cancellation of the State and National Championships that were just announced by NYSAHA and USA Hockey the end date of the official season remains fluid.  Rest assured that CSYHA has been looking ahead for the 2020-2021 season for the past few months and at our next board meeting we will be discussing the establishment of tryout dates for next years travel team tryouts.  

We are a established Tier II organization and the past years have seen changes locally but hockey is looking up at Center State.  Rest assured that we are making every ever to field as many teams at as many levels as players will support.

This past year was a success for us locally and although we did not have as many teams as we would have liked we had success at all levels we fielded.  Expect tryouts for virtually all levels of play for next year.

As for House hockey, players can begin registering as soon as registration opens (immediately following tryouts) and we plan on fielding teams at the Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget level for all house levels.  We play in the Snowbelt hockey league and work hard to make sure our teams not only do well but have fun.  We realize that having an organization where players want to come to practice and games make all the different.

At the midget level we are looking at 16U and 18U wrap teams for the 2020-2021 season as well as our Snowbelt JAM Championship 18U team is looking to field another team for next year and is considering some summer tournaments open to any USA Hockey registered players.  If you are interested in playing with the 2020-21 team at the 18U level and want information or are interested in playing in potential later spring or summer tournaments please email us at  csyha.midget.sb@gmail.com to get added to an email list.

We will post information shortly on next years plans and in the mean time if you have any questions please reach out to us.  For general information email the CSYHA president at the following address csyha.president@gmail.com or email the 18U midget coach at the email above.

At CSYHA we strive to put the best product we can on the ice and ensure all players have a rewarding experience.  We hope to see you on the ice soon.

Very Respectfully,

CSYHA 

 

 

Hockey Events Affected Nationally by COVID-19

By Webmaster 03/12/2020, 11:00am EDT

Tournaments Being Cancelled Across the Country

As events around the globe are cancelled and being affected by the COVID-19 outbreaks hockey is no exception.  Late on 11 March 2020 USA Hockey announced that they would be cancelling a series of National Championships, including high school, youth, girls, adult and sled, that were set to begin in various locations across the country on March 26 as well as its Disabled Hockey Festival which was due to take place in Pittsburg, PA over the weekends of March 26-29 and April 2-5. 

This came only hours after NYSAHA announced that the State Championship games taking place over the 13-15 March weekend would include no spectators at the request of the Town of Amherst that has been the longstanding host of the annual event.  To help out NYSAHA had partnered with hockeytv.com to offer free access to the games for the families of the players.  The plan was to have players dropped at their rinks and parents return to their hotels and homes to watch online.  However, in light of the decision by USA Hockey to cancel National Championships the NYSAHA decided to cancel the state championships again to air on the side of safety for its players and participants.

Locally, the CSYHA Midget 18U and Pee Wee teams were set to travel to Rochester this weekend to participate in the Rochester Rumble tournament.  On the morning of 12 March participants were informed by MYHockeyTournaments.com, the event’s organizer, that in keeping with USA Hockey current standards they opted to cancel that event due to safety concerns as well.  For this event all tournament fee’s are being returned to teams and as lodging is done by the organizer they were taking care of cancelling all hotel reservations for teams who booked lodging through their site, those who may have booked extra rooms directly are responsible for canceling those rooms.

It is unfortunate that the end of so many hockey seasons will come to an abrupt end without end of the season tournaments, state and national championships being decided but all parties are deciding to be cautious as the current COVID-19 situation is still evolving and there are too many unknowns.

For the CSYHA Midget 18U team they are looking to get together for one last local event to end the season with a in-house scrimmage and get together but a date will not be decided for that until more information about the current situation is known.   Should things calm down soon and spring and summer tournaments resume the team has not ruled out one last off-season event.

For more information on USA Hockey and how it is affected by and responding to COVID-19 you can fisit their website at: https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety where they are posting regular updates from their leadership and medical teams.

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