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    Below are the announcements of the Webster Youth Hockey 2018-19 Travel Head Coaches plus a letter from the Travel VP Mark Hyde.  More to be posted over the next week or so!  Stay tuned for more Tryout Date announcements!

    Go to for information, registration link, and Coach Bio & Season Plans Postings

    Empire House Evals Dates will be 4/19 & 4/20 - page down for a Summary of the 2018-19 Empire House Program.

    Travel Tryout Schedule 2018-19 Season & Head Coach Announcements!

    Travel Team BirthYear Coach Tryout Day 1 Tryout Day 2 Tryout Day 3 Other Info
    *=Bio @=Season Plan posted
    9U Squirt Minor 2009 Bradley Quick 3/28 6-7 PM 3/29 6-7 PM HC Email:
    10U Squirt Major 2008 Joseph Meyer 3/28 6-7 PM 3/29 6-7 PM HC EMail:
    11U Peewee Minor 2007 Matt Dwyer 3/27 7-8 PM 3/28 7-8 PM 3/29 7-8 PM HC Email:
    12U Peewee Major/Mixed 2006 Mike Abate 3/27 7-8 PM 3/28 7-8 PM 3/29 7-8 PM HC Email:
    Girls 12U 2006-2009 Pete Taylor 3/27 6-7 PM 3/28 5-6 PM HC email:
    13U Bantam Minor 2005 Reed Yancey TBD April 11+ HC Email:
    13U Bantam Minor 2005 Jamie Newtown TBD April 11+ HC Email:
    14U Bantam Major TB 2004 Rory Fitzpatrick / Robert Bolton TBD April 11+ * HC Email: &
    14U Bantam Major 2004 Brad Richard TBD April 11+ * @ HC Email:
    14U Bantam Major/Mixed 2004-2005 Andrew LaPietra TBD April 11+ HC Email:
    16U Midget TB 2002-2003 Mark Cuzzupoli TBD April 11+ HC email:
    15U Midget 2003 Lou DiMartino TBD April 11+ HC email:
    16U Midget NTB 2002-2003 TBD TBD April 11+ HC Email:
    18U Midget 2000-2001 Joseph Carello TBD April 11+ HC Email:
    Girls 14U 2004-2005 Pete Broikou TBD 4/11+ HC email:
    Girls 16U 2002-2003 Mark Hyde / Jeff Coffed TBD 4/11+ HC email:
    Girls 19U 1999-2001 Jeff Coffed / Mark Hyde TBD 4/11+ HC email:

    Message from Travel VP Mark Hyde

    These are exciting times here at Webster Youth Hockey! Please join me in welcoming our travel coaches for the upcoming 2018/19 season. This may be the most experienced group we have ever had. With that said, I’d like to welcome some new faces to WYHA.

    First up, Rory Fitzpatrick, although a 10 yr. NHL veteran, Rory has dedicated many hours to giving back to youth hockey. He has coached countless youth teams since his retirement from pro hockey. Rory will attempt to lead the 14U Bantam Major tournament bound team to a state title and a hopeful run at nationals.

    In addition, I’d like to welcome Brad Richard. Brad is a former ECHL and AHL player and was an All American and two-time captain in college. Brad will be coaching a 14U Bantam Major team.

    I’d like to extend a warm welcome back to a couple of returning coaches. After a short stint at another organization, Jamie Newtown will be returning to WYHA. Jamie played college hockey at RIT and will be coaching a 13U Bantam Minor team.

    I’m also pleased to announce that Bob Bolton will be returning as well. Bob is a college hockey veteran who has coached at all levels including high school and his teams have won the WNYAHL league championship for 3 of the last four years. He will be the co-head coach of the 14U Bantam Major tournament bound team with Rory Fitzpatrick.

    Last but not least, I’d like to thank all of the WYHA returning coaches for volunteering for another year of hard work and dedication to the great sport of hockey and for being the great role models that they are to the youth players at WYHA.

    Please note that all the coach’s bio’s and season plans will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please contact me at Best of luck to all at tryouts!!

    Go Cyclones!
    WYHA VP/Travel Director

    Mark Hyde

    Empire House Information for 2018-18 Season

    House evaluations will take place on 4/19 and 4/20 from 5-9PM. More details on scheduling of evaluations will be posted on the website in the near future.
    Below is a summary of the 2018-2019 house hockey program for Webster Youth Hockey:
    House Hockey Programming For 2018-2019
    Pony (September through March)
    2 practices per week
    4-5 Jamborees
    RWB 8U (September through March)
    2+ ice touches per week
    14 game league schedule
    PCX off ice Training included
    On-ice skill clinics available
    2+ tournaments (cost not included in registration)
    RWB Supplemental (October through March)
    14+ additional practices on top of your regular RWB team
    Additional tournaments at end of season
    Players will be evaluated using spring house evals, fall skills testing, and the first month of practice with RWB teams to determine suitability for program
    Informational meeting on this program will take place on 3/21 in the Webster Ice Arena Party Room at 7PM
    House Squirt through Midget (September through March)
    2+ ice touches per week
    ~20 game schedule including league games and scrimmages
    PCX Off Ice Training Included
    On-ice skill clinics available
    2+ tournaments (cost not included in registration)
    House PeeWee Red (August through March)
    2+ ice touches per week
    30+ game schedule against local and Snowbelt teams
    PCX Off Ice Training Included
    On-ice skill clinics available
    2+ tournaments (cost not included in registration)
    Formation of this team will depend on interest and overall competitive level of team
    If you have any questions about the WYHA house hockey program please don’t hesitate to contact David Weiss (

    2017-18 Webster Programs - March & April Updates

    Page Down or click on the links for announcements about:

    • 2018-19 Head Coach Application, Coach Selection Process & Tryout Start Dates Info can be found at:   or click on the "Head Coach Application" tab on the left hand side of the Home page. Exact dates for Webster tryouts will be posted as Coaches are selected in February and March.
    • Open WYHA Volunteer Positions check out and follow directions to apply
    • Registration OPEN for the Beginner Winter Mini-Session (4 sessions in March) Cost $0 (FREE but must be registered with USA Hockey - 2011 birthyear and younger also get USA Hockey Registration free)   To register your child, please go to:    Questions? Contact Jeanne Barreca at   Need Info about our Beginner Program? Go to:
    • Webster Youth Hockey 2017-18 Season Evaluation - Due by 2/28 (extended to 3/12):
      Parents: Please fill out this survey on your experiences during the 2017-18 season. Fill out the survey for each child you have in the Program. The survey is anonymous.  Link to the survey->
      If there are any comments about our program which are not covered by the survey questions, please feel free to contact your division VP, an officer or a board member listed on the Contact Us page at    Thank you for helping to improve Webster Youth Hockey!
    • Welcome Back Official's Wearhouse as the Webster Youth Hockey Apparel Vendor
    • Strong Hockey is running a Young Skaters Clinic (ages 5-12) on Sat 3/24 at Webster Rink, see for flyer, info and cost
    • Summer Hockey Camp Info: See

    WYHA Home Page Hi-Lights & 2017-18 Info

    USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge Gold Medal for U8 Participation

    Page down & click on the links for more information on:  (Note: links are underlined!)

    • Registration for the 2017-18 season:
      • Player Registration is OPEN!  For registration & program info, instructions and the link to registration, go to 
        • Beginner Winter 1/2 Session Registration opens on 2/1.  Cost $100
    • Try Hockey for Free Dates (Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey)  See below to register!
      • Check back in August for Sept & Nov dates!
    • Volunteers Needed: see tab at left or click on link Volunteers  The Volunteers page includes WYHA Open Board, Officer & Committee member positions.
    • Release Request:  Located at the Bottom of the Contact Us page.  Opens on 2/15 and all players are required to complete all team obligations thru the start of tryouts. No player (even if they have a release) may sign up for a program at another organization until after tryouts begin.
    • Team Achievements: Webster Youth Hockey's 2017-18 Teams are having a great season.  See for details on our League & Tournament successes.
    • Camp, Clinic & Training Opportunities (See camps and training
    • WYHA Team Community Service Projects:  go to Community Service
    • Parent Information, FAQ's, General Questions/Contact Info: go to the Parent Info link

    WYHA News & Updates:
    News, updates, and more will be posted here.  Check in often.
    Let us know what you think! 

    Also find us on Facebook…“Official Webster Cyclones” – to get a feel for who we are through the many fun photos posted by our families.

    Try Hockey for Free - Check back in August for info on our Sept and Nov events!

    Try Hockey for Free on 3/3/2018

    Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey

    All new skaters 3-10 interested in Trying Hockey are Welcome!  Bring a bike or other sport helmet and winter gloves. Long pants and sleeves strongly suggested (it's cold on the ice!).  Free skate rentals (if needed).  Parent must fill out and sign the USA Hockey Waiver online or at the rink in order for child to skate.
    NO PARENTS ON THE ICE - Webster Youth Hockey will have Coaches and older players on ice to help.
    Information on the Webster Youth Hockey
    Beginner Program will be available at this session! 
    Questions? contact or

    USA Hockey Recommendations for Influenza Prevention

    USA Hockey Influenza Flyer 2018

    Posted per recommendation from David Braunstein, President of NYSAHA West Section

    NEW (but familar) Apparel Vendor for Webster Youth Hockey

    Please welcome back Susan Fulton and Official's Wearhouse as our official clothing/apparel vendor!
    Hi All, 
    Officials Wearhouse will be your apparel provider for the rest of this season. I will not be carrying a full array of items as we are so late in the season but I do have several items available for purchase. The hoodies, hats, and bags are stocked items and will be available for immediate delivery. That being said we are now located in Sodus and I do not see coming to Webster on a daily basis as a possibility so you will have two options. You can pick shipping and we will send your items which will arrive in one or two business days or you can pick the PICK UP SODUS option and I will call to make arrangements with customers individually. The garment bags, pants, and both jackets available are not pre-made and as they are embroidered items they will have a two week turn around from the date that they are ordered as we used to do when we owned the pro shop. If you have any questions regarding the available items please do not hesitate to contact me at
    The items are all in production right now and the first items that are ordered from the ones we are stocking will not be available for delivery until Tuesday, January 22nd. There is currently no image on the website for the bag but it will be exactly the same as the Cyclones Bag we have carried for the last 7 years. My apologies for this but I have not been able to get my computer to download the artwork for the bag.
    I look forward to working with all of you again.
    Thank You,
    Susan Fulton
    Free Trail - PCX Sports

    Free Trial - PCX Sports

    TO: ALL WYHA Members

    Attached a flyer about an exciting offer in conjunction with the opening next week of PCX at the Webster Rink. Offer allows members to try a free trial semi-private session that isn't with their team.  Contact PCX Sports to take advantage of this offer!

    Thanks and have a great day!
    Jon Matt, MBA, CFSC
    PCX Sports Performance
    The PCX Difference

    PCX Training Facillity Announcement OPENING on 1/22/2018

    Good morning Cyclones:

    On behalf of the Officers & Directors of Webster Youth Hockey, we are very pleased to announce a long-term agreement made today between WYHA and the principals of PCX Sports Performance. We are incredibly excited about this partnership and welcome Todd, Jon and the team at PCX to the Cyclone family. We will be working with the group at the newly formed PCX Sports Performance at the Cyclone Center.  I would like to thank all the WYHA volunteers, coaches, officers, directors and committee members who helped make this possible.

    We are planning an initial soft opening of the facility on Friday January 22nd. The center is 2,400 sq. ft. of space located at the Webster Ice Arena and will be dedicated to off-ice training, run by the professional trainers & instructors from PCX Sports Performance. As an organization we felt it was imperative we bring this training to our kids to further enhance their hockey experience. The team at PCX brings a philosophy & mindset that parallels WYHA & USA Hockey’s core values and will apply those to our kids in this new facility. PCX trainers & coaches have worked with young athletes who've gone on to play at the high school, collegiate and professional level and will bring that knowledge and expertise to our kids here at WYHA.

    So, please join us in welcoming Todd, Jon and PCX to the Cyclone family. Here's to many years of fantastic training for our kids.

    R. Reed Yancey, President of WYHA

    PCX Sports wins Rochester ROCS Vote!

    Thanks to Webster for the website post and getting the word out! We won the vote for Best Extreme gym. Couldn't have done it without all the support from our community! Here is the link:
    Jon Matt, MBA, CFSC  CFO/Trainer
    PCX Sports Performance

    Check back in August for info on Sept & Nov Try Hockey for Free events!

    USA Hockey 2 + 2 Challenge Award for 8 & Under Participation

    Webster Youth Hockey is pleased to announce we have achieved USA Hockey GOLD status for our performance on the 2+2 Challenge for the second season in a row (only 5 orgs in NY achieved GOLD level for 2016-17). WYHA has chosen to focus on recruiting NEW players to hockey via our successful Beginner Program and putting development programs in place so we will continue to have competitive teams at the Tier II Travel, Girls and House levels for many years to come.

    The USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge rewards organizations who grow their U8 enrollment, Girls programs and achieve retention goals.  Participation in the USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free program, Beginner incentive efforts, Girls recruitment and our Welcome Back to Hockey retention program early in the season are all part of our successful efforts to grow WYHA along with our new off ice facility (page down for info) opening in the 2017-18 season!

    General Questions / Contact

    Please visit the "CONTACT" link above to connect with any of the key program managers for your skater.  You may also contact us for general questions or to get pointed in the right direction for your information.

    Jeanne Barreca       WYHA Registrar
    Umbereen Mustafa  WYHA Secretary

    Parent Information - Website/General Info

    Parent Information:

    Click on the Parent Info link to the left. More information added over time.  Currently, a link to a Parent Guide for the Website and also quick instructions on how to update Account Settings (primary email, secondary email & mobile phone), link accounts and enabling receipt of emails & text messages. As questions are received, more content is added.  Contact Jeanne at


    Coaches (and Team Staff) - Why do I have to do this Training?

    The following was borrowed from a recent Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) newsletter:
    "USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program (CEP) require: USA Hockey Registration, Screening, SafeSport Training, Age Specific Module completion and the appropriate Level CEP clinic to be eligible to coach. Why?
    The answer is rather simple; the kids deserve it. What do I mean by that? As parents, you turn your children over to their coaches for several hours a week. After parents and teachers, your kids spend more time with coaches than probably anyone else during the season. USA Hockey and AHAI want that experience to be the best and safest it can be. Only properly educated coaches can help in the development of your skaters both on and off the ice. Coaches have a massive responsibility. Most of us remember our coaches; both the good and the bad. The effect they have on players can be immense and with that comes great responsibility.
    • Coaching Education Program (CEP) Online Age-Specific Requirements (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)
    • USA Hockey Requirements: Register as a member of USA Hockey, complete background screening and complete USAH SafeSport Training (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)

    This Article was copied to all organizations in Western New York.

    Become an Ice Hockey Official!

    Become an Ice Hockey Official! 
    Minimum age is 14 in New York State. 
    Go to for more info - RIHOA is the local referee scheduling organization.
    USA Hockey Requirements to become a Level 1 Officials are described here
    For 2017-18, registration begins August 1.  A mandatory seminar is required so officials should plan on attending one of the following:

    Level 1 & 2 Seminars
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – August 19, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – September 17, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex 
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – October 1, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex