The IYHA tryout dates for the 2020-2021 Hockey Season have passed and we thank EVERYONE that registered and attended one/both sessions. The tryout results are expected to be circulated by Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
If you have a young player that has a birth year of 2012 or higher, you are welcome to register to become part of the 8U group. IYHA hopes to continue to grow our hockey family every year!
Tryouts are at the North Central Recreation Center (NCRC) in Ebensburg, PA on July 2nd and July 9th (see tryout schedule for your players tryout time). Please review all the documents under the tryout tab. The waiver is a requirement for all those that enter the rink and must be completed. A representative of the rink will be collecting these (not IYHA) so please be sure to have it completed before the player enters the rink. Please make sure you read all the NCRC policies prior to the first day of tryouts and note that they are subject to change. The major items to note:
· Signed Waiver is required along with temperature check (Not sure if there will be extra forms at the rink so please be sure to bring this completed form!)
· Locker room access is available but may be limited so it is encouraged that players be mostly dressed when they enter the facility
· Only 1 parent per player may enter the building (to assist with check-in or equipment)
· Masks are required for entering the lobby, but players may remove them to be on the ice
· Players should bring their own water bottle; be sure it is labeled.
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your players tryout time (and mostly dressed) in order to turn in the completed NCRC waiver form, get a temperature check by the rink representative and then checked in by an IYHA representative once the player has entered the lobby. Only the upcoming tryout group will be allowed in the rink. Social distancing will be the priority at check in. Below is the planned schedule to begin check ins for each tryout group:
At IYHA Check in – each parent/player must provide the following items and it is being asked that the check(s) are ready prior to check-in in order not to slow down the process:
· $50 non-refundable registration fee (Check Preferred – made out to IYHA) – This is only required IF this was NOT paid when the player was registered for tryouts
· Required $150 player deposit (Check Preferred – made out to IYHA) (If the player is offered a roster position and accepts – this will go towards their season fees. If the player declines a roster position – the check will be returned.)
Each player will be provided a unique tryout vest. THIS JERSEY MUST BE RETURNED AFTER TRYOUTS! There will be a couple of IYHA representatives at the Rink Exit to collect these after tryouts – which will be separate from the check in area.
Please make sure that your player(s) have ALL their required equipment on for tryouts, including neck guards and mouth guards. All equipment should be checked prior to tryouts to ensure that they fit since the rink does not have an equipment shop on site.
NOTE: Tryouts are closed to the public; Parents are not permitted to watch tryouts or to remain in the lobby area during their players’ tryouts.
There are currently 120 people registered for tryouts for 10U to 18U so each tryout session will average 30 players, so your patience is appreciated. While it is highly encouraged that the players trying out attend both tryout sessions, a player should at least attend one of the 2 sessions. If a player is unable to attend either attention - please let the IYHA Board know as soon as possible.
Congratulations to our 14U Team and our 12U AA Team for winning the Championship in their divisions at the MyHockey Congressional Cup MidWinter Classic held on the weekend of Jan 18 - Jan 20, 2020.
A total of 6 IYHA Teams attended the tournament from 10U to 14U. Thanks to everyone that attended and we hope everyone had a great time with their teams and hockey families!
Final tournament results can be found on the MyHockey website:
14U Tournament Champions
12U AA Tounament Champions
Congratulations to our 16U and 18U Teams for their championship wins in their MyHockey tournaments held in Pittsburgh the weekend of Jan 18-Jan 20, 2020!
Midget Major A1 Tournament Champions
18U Pittsburgh Midwinter Classic Champions
Our preseason clinic was conducted for 3 days between Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25. Thanks to everyone who attended as well as Haines Total Hockey for putting together an excellent clinic.
We hope this clinic helped all of our players warm up and get pumped for the coming hockey season!
Haines Total Hockey conducting IYHA Pre Season Camp 8-25-2019