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Welcome To The Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association

Sibley Area Youth Hockey is an affiliate of Minnesota Hockey which includes the communities of ISD 197 (West Saint Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Lilydale, Sun Fish Lake, Northern Inver Grove Heights, and Northern Eagan).



Additional DIBS opportunities added

Additional blocks of DIBS volunteer hours covering January 1st - 31st have been posted to the Dibs website. The next block of hours  for February is being prepared for upload to Dibs and should be up within the week.   A message will be posted when this next block is loaded.  Please continue to check the website for updates.

As a reminder, DIBS completion credits are updated once a week on Mondays.

Thank you to all who have made the start of this season such a success.


Morning Skills Program

 

Attention all Squirt/U10 - Bantam/U14 Sibley Area Youth Hockey Players.  Consider participating in the Morning Skills Program beginning January 5, 2015 at our West Saint Paul Ice Arena.  The program is run by Bantam AA coach Bryan "Weezy" Dewees!  Please see the attached brochure for more information.  This is another great development opportunity for our athletes!


Historic John V Hoene West Saint Paul Ice Arena

 

John V. Hoene - West St. Paul Arena is located at 60 West Emerson in West St. Paul. The arena is a classic rink erected in 1971 for the historic Sibley Area youth hockey association Warriors Boy's and Girl's hockey teams.  The rink itself is really squeezed within the walls of the building with no room to walk from the players benches/scorekeepers box. Additionally, the net-ends of the rink meet brick walls for either end of the structure so there is no walking room to circle around the ice sheet. The wall and clock that hang above the entrance wall of the rink have seen more shots than retired NHL goaltenders with the puck marks to prove it!  
The arena itself is named after John V. Hoene (1914-2001) whom devoted his adult life to youth hockey; spearheading the effort in the early 1970's to get an ice arena built in the city. Being an old-time hockey player/coach himself in both Duluth and West St. Paul until age 72, he was a lifelong promotor of youth hockey and other sports.  An incorporator of the youth hockey association of West St. Paul in 1965, Hoene won the West St. Paul 1970 "Man of the Year" award in recognition of his efforts for young people.  John was the original inductee in the West St. Paul Hockey Hall of Fame, and he provided the foundation for the West St. Paul arena to exist.  

The 1971 erected arena underwent renovation in 1997, that added the front lobby, concessions, bathrooms, offices and locker-rooms that were not part of the original structure.   
 
Source - www.vintagemnhockey.com
 




Mendota Heights Mayor Sandra Krebsbach skating with the Mites!


Current and Future SAYHA Stars Posing with Rosemount Bantam AA Championship Hardware

Parents Have Your Athletes watch this video by USA Hockey "Heads Up Don't Duck"


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