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Welcome back to another season of Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association! Minnesota Hockey recently announced their plan for Phase 3 of their Return to Play Guidelines that will be effective September 1st, 2020. Registration for the 2020-2021 hockey season is now open as we now have direction on how to navigate through this pandemic. The plan from MN Hockey and District 8 is to start our seasons on a normal schedule.
Arriving at the arena will look and feel very different from seasons past this fall, but once the players are able to hit the ice the experience will be as normal as past years. Guidelines are subject to change due to changing conditions, so please be patient with the process.
Clinics & Try Outs all teams excluding mites have been scheduled and will be posted on the website. We are also going to be publishing and updating a COVID-19 resource page on the website, so please visit that page for updated guidelines.
We will be sharing a lot of information in the coming weeks, so please check your e-mails, website, social media to help answer any questions or provide updates.
We are looking forward to another fun season of Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association!!
Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors
Please visit Cherokee Tavern, Joseph's Grill and Union 32 Craft House to support SAYHA!
Please stop in and dine with your family and friends and support the resturants that help the future of Youth Hockey In our Community
Check out the Tryout Page HERE to locate tryout date and times for Bantam, Peewee, Squirt, U15/U12 and U10 hockey athletes!
Minnesota Hockey honored SAYHA on April 13 with its annual “Grow the Game” Award. The award recognizes outstanding dedication to introducing hockey to a community’s youngest members.
According to Minnesota Hockey, SAYHA has been “relentless in their efforts to grow hockey in their community, and their efforts are paying off … mite /8U numbers have increased for six consecutive years, growing from 121 in 2012 to 180 in 2019.”
Congratulations to SAYHA and special thanks to BOD Member Jose Mesa along with Level Directors Ted Kronchnabel and John Seidl, who combine their shared passion for the game to create a focused, fun environment where kids can experience the joys of hockey.
Please check out all our generous sponsors!
Congrats to Sibley Area Youth Hockey for being awarded for the second year in a row the Gold Medal Certification for the USA Hockey 2 & 2 Challenge.
The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to drive participation at the 4 to 8 age group. By growing hockey at this age group, programs experience long-term growth as these kids continue to develop.
The goal of the 2 and 2 Challenge is to realize the goal of acquiring at least 2 new players and retaining 2 additional players than the previous season's total in the 8 & under age category. Thanks you for all those who have helped build our Mite, U8 and Mini-Mite program with a special call out to efforts of Ted Kronschnabel. Great Job!
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.
In 2015 new refrigeration equipment and coils were added to ensure many more years of use!
Source - www.vintagemnhockey.com
The SG3 Foundation Scholarship Deadline is May 30!
The SG3 Foundation was established to honor former Sibley player and coach, Sam Gottfredsen and his passion for hockey.. Dedicated to enriching the lives of hockey players, the foundation provides scholarships, support and engagement for players in the youth and junior levels.
For more information, please visit www.sg3foundation.org or use the application below to apply for a scholarship.
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