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Update on 2022-2023 Evaluations

Greetings hockey families,

We appreciate your patience as we’ve taken time to review evaluation results and determine the best path forward for the organization’s 2022/23 season.  We will field a Tier III State Bound team at the 18U level, coached by Sheldon Lillico.  Selected 18U players will receive further communication from Coach Lillico directly.  The opportunity to field a 16U Tier III team exists, however, a qualified Head Coach is needed.  If you or someone you know is interested in filling the position of Head Coach at the 16U travel level, please reach out directly to Brian Stumper.

We will not be rostering Tier III State Bound teams at 14U or 12U for the 2022/23 season.  However, our intent is to build for the future.  Our options at 14u & 12u include for the 2022/23 season red-level Snowbelt teams with participation in the Thruway Series.  This approach will prepare players at these levels to be ready for State Bound competition in future years.

Thank you to all who attended evaluations.  And a huge thanks to the coaches and the evaluation team for their support.


Your EYH & CYHA Boards

2022-2023 Hockey Season - Evaluation Update

Dear Hockey Families,

An update on this weekend’s evaluations from the combined Corning Youth Hockey & Elmira Youth Hockey Associations.  (New name is TBD) 

The purpose for holding evaluations is to determine if we have enough talent to roster Tier III state bound teams at the 12u, 14u, 16u & 18u levels.  Our reality is we may not have enough players at travel caliber of play to roster teams at 12u, 14u or 16u, therefore, naming Head Coaches at this time is premature. 

How should the kids take this?  Take it as an opportunity to skate and show your talents.  Our unified future is to build a fun & enjoyable experience for skaters, coaches, and parents.  We look forward to seeing you at evals.

As a reminder, evaluations are scheduled for Friday, April 29th & Monday, May 2nd from 6pm to 9:30pm at First Arena. If you have already registered, your registration will carry over, if you are still interested in registering, please use the link below.

If you have any questions regarding the Tier III Travel Evaluations, please reference the FAQs link below:

Elmira Youth Hockey & Corning Youth Hockey

2022/23 Tier III Travel Player Evaluations

Good afternoon, members!

NYSAHA has posted guidelines regarding Tier 3 Tryouts/Evaluations dates that our organization is required to follow. To comply with this new guidance, we must move our Tier 3 Evaluations, which were originally scheduled for this weekend (4/2 & 4/3).  Our new Tryouts/Evaluations will be held on Friday, April 29th & Monday, May 2nd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at First Arena. If you have already registered, your registration will carry over, if you are still interested in registering, please use the link below.

If you have any questions regarding the Tier III Travel Evaluations, please reference the FAQs link below:

Elmira Youth Hockey & Corning Youth Hockey

EYH / CYHA Announcement

We are pleased to share the news that substantial progress has been made in our endeavors to unite the Elmira Youth Hockey and Corning Youth Hockey organizations. We believe that we will be stronger together and better able to serve the needs of our hockey community. We will collectively begin to implement our joint vision with the 2022-2023 hockey season. Our goal is to build a community of like-minded individuals who come together to reach a common objective of teaching, training, and developing players in our region to gain a passion for the game of hockey.  This vision, coupled with our desire to keep players in the Twin Tiers, has remained the focal point throughout the process of defining a joint path forward.  We will utilize 3 ice facilities in our area for the upcoming season (Nasser, Elmira College, and First Arena) to ensure we can provide our members the best hockey experience. We are thrilled—and will continue to communicate with you all regularly as the remaining details continue to be finalized.

Elmira Youth Hockey Board & Corning Youth Hockey Board


Now offering TWO Spring Hockey Options:

LEARN TO PLAY: For those that have NEVER played before.

SPRING HOCKEY LEAGUE: For Mites through Midgets that have previously played.  Levels are based on 2021-2022 birth year designations.

For more details, check out our SPRING HOCKEY PAGE on our site:

Statement regarding Elmira and Corning Youth Hockey Programs

February 3, 2022

Members and Friends!!

We are thrilled to jointly share the news with you, that your Elmira Youth Hockey and Corning Youth Hockey boards have recently met and unanimously agreed that joining forces as one organization would create significant benefit to the growth and development of our local youth players. Our vision is to provide a premier hockey experience that will draw and keep players in the twin tiers, playing at their highest potential level. Both organization’s board of directors are committed to working together, to ensure we can deliver a program that allows youth to develop their skills, at the level of play that suits them best. While many details will need to be worked out, we wanted to communicate this news with our families as soon as we could. 

Our vision to grow youth hockey within our region is a passion that runs deep within each association. This vision would be facilitated by a strong partnership with local, higher level hockey organizations. Working together will allow us to take advantage of all available ice in our region, to give our players more opportunity to develop their skills. 

Please feel free to reach out to a board member with questions, comments or to share ideas. 

We look forward to this new partnership—and we are excited for the opportunities that are ahead!

Open Board Positions

The following positions are open:

  • Registrar
  • Secretary
  • Fundraising Coordinator

Position description can be found on the website under Bylaws.

If you are interested in running, please email a Letter of Intent outlining the interested position, the reason you are interested and any qualifications to

Youth Hockey is Coming Back to First Arena!!

We would like to welcome Steve and Mike of Tadross Donner Sports and Entertainment, LLC to Elmira and First Arena.  It was exciting to discuss the future of Elmira Youth Hockey with them last night.

Keep following for future communications on our new look and the future of Elmira Youth Hockey!

Coaching Applications

Coaching Applications for the 2022-2023 season are now being accepted.


Click on the link to submit your application today!

The following requirements are needed to coach in EYH:

  • USA Hockey Membership
  • Safe Sport 
  • Background Screening
  • CEP
  • Age Appropriate Module


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