20 May

2020-21 Travel & Girls Team Selection Schedule Update

Updated 5/22/2020  2 PM
The travel & girls selection process does NOT start until June 1 (14U Ryan, 16U McNamara, 18U Kernan and 14U Girls Hensel) or June 11 (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 15U, 16U Genest, 18U Swartzenberg, 16U/19U Coffed).  Please wait until June dates above before contacting coaches. Coaches may not contact any players to offer positions until the dates above.  By June 1, the process will be worked out and clearly stated exactly what steps parents need to take to have their children considered and how to execute a player contract.
At the end of this posting, there are links to 5/19/2020 NYSAHA letter & the updates provided by West Section on 5/21/2020.  More info will be coming so check back frequently!

Hi Webster Cyclones Families:

As some may have already heard, NYSAHA has announced a schedule for selection of travel teams.  WYHA has asked for further clarifications on how this process should work and we expect more info soon. Updated info as it is received and a link to a FAQ page will be posted on the front page of WYHA website (www.wyha.com).  Check our website often for updated info!

Here are the currently known facts:
•    For the 2020-21 season, coaches can select players for their team prior to tryouts. Coaches may elect to choose a full roster of players in June or may leave some positions to be chosen during future tryouts. Tryout dates for next season are not yet known and if needed, WYHA intends to hold tryouts for any open spots once given approval by NYSAHA to hold sanctioned events.
•    June 1 to June 10: Selection of players for National Bound Tier II 14u, 16U and 18U teams for both youth and girls will be made by coaches.  WYHA will have Tier II teams at 14U (Ryan), 16U (McNamara), 18U (Kernan) and 14U Girls (Hensel).
•    June 11 to June 30: Selection of the remainder of the travel (youth & girls) teams (9U thru 13U, 15U) as well as any non-National Tournament bound teams at 14U, 16U and 18U by coaches.  
•    WYHA Travel & Girls Teams with Head Coach info can be found at: https://www.wyha.com/events/travel-girls-coaches-contact-info-season-plans/421
•    Parents will have to express interest once each selection period opens and coaches will offer positions via a player contract. There are no registration fees or deposits collected until after player contracts are executed.
•    Both returning WYHA players and players who wish to join the Cyclones from other organizations can be selected by coaches for WYHA teams.
•    All players who have no remaining 2019-20 financial obligations and have returned all equipment (goalie equipment, loaner jerseys, etc.) will be granted releases on 5/30/2020 (no request required).

Some of the questions we are looking to have answered by NYSAHA:
•    Player contract format and how the offer/acceptance process should work between parents and coaches.
•    When WYHA can open registration for the Beginner Program, Pony/6U team and Empire House teams at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U & 18U.
       5/22 Update: NYSAHA will allow House programs to open registration on 6/11.  Evals will be scheduled once on ice activities are allowed to occur, most likely in September after Labor Day.  RED teams will be selected out of Evals, provided there is sufficient interest, per EAHC agreement.
•    Allowed methods for parents to express interest in a travel/girls team in June.

WYHA will also post answers to the questions asked by parents in the survey we ran a few weeks ago soon on the WYHA website.  WYHA appreciates the fact that over 75% of our families responded and almost all were very enthusiastic about returning to play Cyclones hockey in 2020-21.

Thanks & We Hope all of our Cyclones families are healthy and staying safe during these very difficult times.

The WYHA Board & Officers

Link to the 5/19/2020 NYSAHA Announcement:
Link to the 5/21/2020 West Section Update:

15 Feb

WYHA Important Info

Looking for things to do while staying at home?
Check out the WNYAHL "For Parents" tab at:
Links to activities (some hockey related) for keeping physically active and keeping the kids busy

From the 4/6 message from Gary Joseph, President of West Section
In response to the many emails and phone calls I have received, I am reminding each Association that the instructions and directives contained in Joe Baudo's  March 22,2020 remain in effect ( see below).
The Board is continuing to monitor this very fluid situation and I will be keeping orgs advised of any changes if and when they occur.

From the 3/22 Message from Joe Baudo, President of NYSAHA:
Based on New York State Governmental directives, until further notice all USA Hockey and NYSAHA sanctioned events are postponed, including but not limited to the NYSAHA Annual Meeting and Section Meetings, tryouts, clinics, and on-ice and off-ice activities for the 2019-20 and 2020-2021 seasons. USA Hockey has authorized its Affiliates, including NYSAHA, to alter tryout dates based on local Governmental directives and other requirements. NYSAHA will notify the membership of when tryouts and other sanctioned events may be scheduled.
It should also be noted that pursuant to USA Hockey Rules, if any tryouts or other sanctioned events take place in violation of the above, the Association will be sanctioned, and violations will result in a hearing to be held before the NYSAHA Board of Directors.
Clarification for All: No activities are allowed - no registration, no releases, no pre-tryout activities, recruiting is prohibited, no tryouts (official or unofficial), and no on or off ice activities.

The Webster Youth Hockey organization will continue to monitor the situation and stay in contact with NYSAHA & West Section. We will forward information to our families as it becomes available, but at this time all events, including tryouts, are postponed until further notice.
We hope all WYHA families remain healthy and safe during this unsettling time.

NOTE: More info can be found by clicking on the "READ MORE" link below.

Read more

15 Feb

WYHA Info - How to Find

How to Request a Release?
All players who do not owe money and have returned all equipment (including alternate jerseys, goalie equipment and any other equipment owned by WYHA) will be considered to be released on 5/30 per rules for the 2020-21 season ONLY.  No player may sign with another team until after June 1.

Contact Info for our Travel/Girls/Empire/Pony/Beginner Teams & Board

     Look for the pages under the ORGANIZATION tab above

Summer Hockey Camps at Webster & other rinks
Please note parents should be careful about signing up for camps until Tryout dates are determined. Once the current situation is resolved, NYSAHA & West Section will determine the dates and rules. WYHA is in regular contact with West Section so we can share info once it is determined!
     More Info at:  https://www.wyha.com/events/summer-camps/430

Spring Programming in Webster (Webster Lacrosse)
     Go to: https://www.wyha.com/events/spring-league-info/408

How to Use our Website? (iCal, Payment Plans, Change Credit Card, etc.)
     Go to:  https://www.wyha.com/events/website-how-do-i/316

Boulter Classic Tournament Info for March 3/6-8 & 3/13-15, 2020
     Go to:  https://www.wyha.com/events/boulter-classic-tournament/361
    Schedules & Standings: 

The WYHA.com email addresses used by WYHA Officers & Board members are being spoofed by scammers.  If you have concerns, please contact Jeanne Barreca at 586-1773 or jeanne.wyha@gmail.com   All registration payments are collected via the website. WYHA NEVER requests payment via gift cards.  WYHA methods of payment are as follows:
       * By credit/debit card thru an account on our website
       * By check sent to the WYHA PO Box

Webster Youth Hockey is located in Rochester NY !

14 Feb

WYHA Team Achievements

WYHA had fantastic weekends in the Playoffs & March Tournaments! Go Cyclones!
   On Saturday, 2/29:
Girls 19U Hyde won the GLGHL Playoffs to become both regular season and playoff Champs!
        14U Gamble/LaRose won the WNYAHL 14U White Playoffs!
   On Sunday, 3/1:
Webster Thomas Titans won a Section 5 Championship! (Most of the team are Cyclones!)
         Empire Midget Coulombe won the Lower Midget Playoffs!
         Empire Midget Countryman & Bantam Weiss were Finalists in Empire Playoffs.
         Empire Peewee Red Ryan was the Regular Season Champs!
  On Sunday, 3/8:
Empire 12U Ryan won the Boulter 12U Wales Division!
         Empire 12U Fusilli won the Boulter 12U Adams Division!
   Page down for Pictures and details!

Midget TB 16U Kernan
       Cheer them on at the NYS Championships on the weekend of March 13-15,2020

WNYAHL Travel Teams in WNY Playoffs:
       9U Hennessy - qualified as a 4th seed!
       10U Quick - qualified as a 3rd seed!
       14U Gamble/LaRose - qualified as a 2nd seed! & won Playoffs!!

Videos & Pictures of our Pony/6U Teams at the Amerks 1/10

       Go to: https://www.wyha.com/events/pony6u-jamboree-pics/655
       Go to: https://www.wyha.com/events/1102020-pony6u-at-amerks-game/653

Congrats to our Travel Midget Teams for successful seasons, multiple Tournament wins and impressive State & National Rankings - page down for more details!

8U Mite Pictures from the Amerks & various other events
       Go to: https://www.wyha.com/events/8urwb-pictures/669

21 May

8U Allen, Corriveau & Newtown at Amerks Game 2/7/2020

Go to: https://www.wyha.com/events/8urwb-pictures/669 to see the Pictures!
These players were definitely the high light of the night!

21 May

8U Lengyel Wins Oswego Mite Tournament

On December 7th the Lengyel E8U team won the Mite Before Christmas Tournament, Blue Division, in Oswego, NY.  They tied the game with a penalty shot, and then won the championship 5-4 in sudden death overtime.

7 May

Looking for Activities While at Home?

Looking for fun, family activities?

1.) Make a Poster encouraging people to wear masks. Theme is why wearing a mask will get our kids back to playing hockey sooner which WYHA can post on our website (send the final image to registrar@wyha.com).  There are examples of the Stay at Home posters on the WNYAHL website at www.wnyahl.net and on the Empire/EAHC website at www.empirehockey.org to inspire your creativity (kids in Cyclones jerseys are required!).  We think our Webster Cyclones families would be much more creative with their posters to “Wear a Mask, Stop the Spread, so we can play Hockey this Fall   Go Cyclones” than the "Stay at Home" posters. NOTE: Signs in the pictures should be on light colored paper with words in dark colors for best readability.

2.) Go to the "Parent Info" tab on the WNYAHL website www.wnyahl.net for fun activities both athletic and online to help keep your kids busy. 

3.) The USA Hockey Player Safety page has lots of links to drills, athletic activities and stay at home activities on the right hand side of this webpage at https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety  (NOTE: the "Returning to the Rinks" Guidelines document released this week by USA Hockey is also on this page for any Cyclones families wanting to see the initial list of rules for re-opening rinks and hockey programs this Fall.  This won't be the final list but it is a start!).

4.) HHD Free Live Live Zoom Classes
We were so excited to see that your hockey club had several skaters that are participating in the HHD Free Live Zoom Classes over that past few weeks.  We've had over 1900 hockey players of all skill levels from all over the world join us to date and we still have 3 more classes scheduled.
Feel free to share this information through your social media channels or email the link for the zoom class to your members.
It is a really simple signup process to receive the daily zoom link.  Interested families would just have to register on this here: https://www.hhdhockey.com/free-zoom-classes
Additionally, we would love for you and your families to check out this clip from Fox 32 Chicago where they featured our Free Zoom classes this past Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xEK2f8NSk
Information is also available on our Facebook and Instagram pages:
If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Thank you for your time,    Lindsey  digital@hhdhockey.com

9 Mar

12u Fusilli wins Boulter Tournament on 3/8

Webster 12U Fusilli won the 12U Adams division of the Boulter Tournament on Sunday 3/8 with a win over Salmon River 2-1.

Go to https://www.wyha.com/events/boulter-classic-tournament-schedules-and-standings/380
for full results from the Webster Boulter Tournament March 6-8!

9 Mar

12u Ryan Wins Boulter Tournament 3/8

Webster 12U Ryan won the 12U Wales division of the Boulter Tournament on Sunday 3/8 with a win over Skaneateles 4-1.

Go to https://www.wyha.com/events/boulter-classic-tournament-schedules-and-standings/380
for full results from the Webster Boulter Tournament March 6-8!

12U Ryan also was the Empire 12U Regular Season Champs & won a Tournament in Erie.  The bottom picture shows the Team with all 3 Trophies!

2 Mar

Midget Coulombe wins Empire Championship

Webster 18U Coulombe won the 18U Lower Empire Playoff Championship on Sunday 3/1.

They beat MCYH Williams 6-2 in the Semis on Saturday and then won 7-1 over Webster 18u Countryman in the Finals on Sunday 3/1.