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House/Empire

The Webster Youth Hockey House/Empire program is a competitive program for the established skater between the ages of 7 and 18. Players in this program will skate an average of twice per week at various times, mostly on weekends. Teams will compete with other area organizations in the Empire Amateur Hockey Conference (EAHC). The program emphasizes the development of individual skills, as well as team play, respect for all players, and sportsmanship.
 
  • The Squirt and Peewee House program teams are divided into “A” and “B” divisions. Players will be placed in those divisions based on the skill demonstrated at an evaluation session.
  • Players not attending an evaluation session are not guaranteed placement on a team. Such players may be used to fill available space on any team.
  • All participants are required to have full hockey equipment including a certified hockey helmet with face mask, a neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants, shin guards, single blade hockey skates, socks and an ice hockey stick.
  • Teams with more than one goalie are a possibility. In the event that this occurs, goalies will share playing time. No refund will be given.
  • The House programs will begin in mid September. Please refer to our website in late August for first practice information.

For more information, contact us here.

Empire House Evaluations Completed! What Happens Now? for 2017-18 Season

Hello everyone,

First off thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make our house evaluations run so smoothly. Without our volunteers WYHA would not exist.

So now that house evals are complete what happens next?

  1. We can start to determine how many teams we may have in each division. (RWB, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget.)
  2. We will contact coaches to help place players on teams based on the evaluation and the coaches end of season evaluations (if on a WYHA team last year).
  3. Registration will open up in June and players must be registered and paid by July 31st to be placed on a team. Teams will be announced sometime in mid to late August. Our goal is to announce the teams as soon as possible so coaches and parents can plan for the season ahead.
  4. If you did not make evaluations that is ok. Make sure to register for the upcoming 2017-2018 season and your player will be placed on a team. The VP of House will contact you to discuss your player and he/she will be properly placed on a team.
  5. Practices typically begin in September with August off ice training for some. Games start in mid to late October.
  6. Look for an email about Registration opening in June and other new, exciting announcements.

2016-17 Beginners - Register Your Child for the following Programs based on their birth year: 

  • 2011 and 2012 birth dates: PONY/U6
  • 2009 and 2010 birth dates: RWB/U8 (Empire House)
  • 2007 and 2008 birth dates: Empire House Squirt/U10
  • 2005 and 2006 birth dates: Empire House Peewee/U12

Please make sure you register by July 31st so we plan for the ice accurately.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at house@wyha.com. If you have any questions about registration please contact our registrar Jeanne Barreca at registrar@wyha.com

Have a great Summer and we look forward to seeing you at the rink this fall!!

David Weiss
WYHA House Director


NEW to Hockey?  Sign up for our Beginner Program. Registration for the Fall 2016 Beginner Program will open in May!  Info at www.wyha.com/beginner

Empire House Team Formation Timeline

Week of 4/24: Empire House Evals held. Parents of children who could not attend should complete the registration and pay the $150 deposit so we know to plan for your child.

June 1 - June 30: Early registration period.  Parents registering their children by June 30 will receive a $50 discount.  Also parents using the payment plan are highly suggested to register during June to maximize the benefits of the payment plan.  All players on payment plans must be fully paid by 10/30.

July 1 - July 31: Regular Registration period. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED BY JULY 31st.  After July 31st, a $50 late fee applies and players may only be added to teams on a space available basis.

August 1 - 30: Team formation begins using Coach evals form previous season, registration information, and information collected at House Evals.   Team Jerseys and sock orders are sent in early August.

Late August to Labor Day: Players are contacted Head Coaches of the team they were drafted onto. Teams may get together to skate, have off ice practices or team functions before Labor Day for team building purposes!

Mid September (after Labor Day): Practices begin!

2017-18 Empire House Info

Level Birth Year Coaches Coach Plan /Other
Pony / U6 2011-2012
Red White & Blue/Mite/U8 2009-2010 Rick Allen, Jeff Corriveau, Bill Mazzullo, Bob DiNicola, Jon Gervaise
Squirt / U10 2007-2008 David Piraino, Pete Taylor, TBD
Peewee / U12 2005-2006 David Weiss, TBD
Bantam / U14 2003-2004 Ron Coulombe, Andy LaPietra
Midget / U18 1999-2002 Bob McGrail, TBD

Sport NGIN Account Information - Creation & Forgot Password

To Create a new Sport NGIN account or LOGIN to your existing Sport NGIN account: 

NOTE: Please create a Sport NGIN account ONLY once per family. Parent's should create the account in the parent/guardian's name and personal email. To LOGIN, click on the LOGIN link in the upper left hand corner of WYHA.COM (user id is your email address), see below for forgotten/reset password instructions.

  • STEP 1 - Create an account: Click on the LOGIN link in the upper left of WYHA.COM then select the "Create an Account" button on the lower right hand side of the login display page. Type in your Account Info (use the parent's name & info) and select the "Sign Up for your Sport NGIN Account" button.
  • STEP 2 - Activate your account: Click on the activation link in the welcome email SportNGIN sends to your email account shortly after account creation. If the email does not appear within 5 minutes, please check your junk/spam folder.  IF YOU DO NOT PERFORM THIS STEP, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM YOUR TEAM OR WYHA. Your child may miss team activities or notes from the coach/manager. Also, Coaches & managers can NOT receive privileges to maintain your team website.
  • Forgotten/Reset Password Instructions: Click on the LOGIN link in the upper left hand corner.  A login popup is shown.  Type your email address into the User Id/Email address field then select the "Forgot password?" link below the Password field and follow the directions.

2015-16 Empire Achievements

WYHA had a great season in Empire during the 2015-16 Season!

Some of our team's achievements include:

Peewee 1: Finished 1st in the PW A division with a 13-2-1 record! Won the PW A Playoffs!  See the picture below!

Bantam 1: Won the Bantam B Playoffs! See the picture below!

Peewee 2: After an 8th place regular season finish, they won their 1st playoff game by a dominating score of 8-1. Then in their next game they tied the #1 seed in regulation and lost a very tight shootout to finish their Empire season.  This team also finished a very Strong 3rd (out of 6) at Boulter and then finished 2nd at the End of Season Brockport Tournament.  Our most improved team!

Squirt B: Squirt 1 finished 11-3-2 and in third place in Empire and Squirt 2 finished 9-3-4 and in fifth place out of twelve teams.  A very impressive improvement for these young teams!


Peewee A Champs - WYHA Peewee 1

Photo to commemorate PW2's 2nd Place finish at the End of Season brockport Tournament.  This team may have stryggled at times this season but they finished STRONG!

PW2 2nd Place Finish at Brockport End of Season Tournament


Bantam B Champs - WYHA Bantam 1