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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!

EYH Board Meeting - September

Elmira Youth Hockey's next board meeting is September 23rd, 6 PM at Tag's in Big Flats.

EYH Update 8/21/2021

Dear EYH Families,

Updates for some of the regional programs:

Corning Youth Hockey Association: Registration ends for EYH players Sunday, 8/22. Additional details can be found on their Facebook page and website.

Finger Lakes Regional Hockey Association - Central Outlaws: Opened a special tryout session for EYH players only.  Additional details can be found on their Facebook page.

GIRLS ONLY: Tompkins Girls Hockey Association see their Facebook page and website for more information.  Registration is now open.

EYH Update 8/18/2021

Dear Elmira Youth Hockey Families,

We are sad to say but after exhausting all options, we will not be able to offer your child the opportunity to play as Elmira Youth Hockey this season.

Some other programs that may have availability for your player(s) are:



  • Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets


  • Registration now open.


  • Registration opening soon.


  • IP – any number (open enrollment)
  • Mites – any number (open enrollment)
  • Squirts – 6 or 8 (tryouts required)
  • Pee Wee – 4 (tryouts required)

Thank you for being patient as we tried to find a solution for the 2021/2022 season.  We will continue to follow and see what the future of First Arena may hold for future seasons.

As always, reach out to a board member if you have questions.


EYH Board

EYH Update 08/13/2021

Dear Hockey Families,

Earlier this week we continued discussions with representatives from another youth hockey program.  We are still working on plans to get all the kids on the ice.

We hope to have more information for you early next week.  Thank you for  your patience as we work to find a solution for our athletes.

In the meantime, continue to reach out to EYH board members if you have questions.

EYH Update 08/03/2021

Dear Hockey Families,

Our board is diligently working to find a solution to next season (2021/2022).  Given the situation with First Arena, we have been in communication to alternate ice rinks in an effort to obtain ice slots for our teams.  These include Nasser (Corning), Cass Park, The Rink, Lynah Rink (Ithaca), SUNY Broome, Ice house (Binghamton).  

We will be meeting with Corning and Central Outlaws in the near future to discuss opportunities between our organizations.  We will communicate the outcome of those discussions as soon as they happen.  In the meantime, please continue to reach out to a board member with any questions you may have.

EYH Update 7/29/2021

Good evening EYH Family.


Another day of news from the CCIDA has brought more questions not only from our board but we’re sure each of you as well. Please know that we are trying to stay in constant contact with the CCIDA to gain a better understanding of what their decision for First Arena will mean for our upcoming season. While we attempt to gain updated details, we are also working diligently in the background on a contingency plan for our kids. We’re reaching out to other organizations and arenas to see what options we may have as an organization to continue should a decision be made to not open First Arena for the upcoming season. We’re doing everything we can, utilizing all resources we have and above all else, keeping a positive outlook. We will continue to keep you informed of any new information we obtain as it is provided to us. As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any EYH Board Member.


Dear Hockey Family,
Our Board is aware of the situation concerning the Chemung County IDA and the First Arena. We are committed to the continuation of youth hockey in Elmira and are exploring all avenues to ensure next season continues without disruption. We will communicate any new information with our members as it becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to a board member, with any questions, or join us at our next meeting at 5:30 PM on July 27th at the West Elmira Town Hall.
EYH Board

Open Board Positions

The following position is open:

  • 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 EYH board members no later than 2 weeks prior to the next scheduled board meeting (8/23/2021 ).

Elmira Youth Hockey 2021-2022 Registration

Elmira Youth Hockey 2021-2022 Season

All practices and home games hosted at First Arena


Anticipated Season and Schedule:

  • Practice and season will begin on or around September 21st, 2021 Squirts – Midget
  • Practice and season will begin on or around October 5th, 2021 for Mites
  • All age groups will have (3) hours of practice time per week – schedule for practices should resemble the following but may change based on First Arena availability

Mites – M/W/F

Squirts – M/W/F

PeeWee – T/Th

Bantam – T/Th

Midget – T/Th

  • Season/games will end on or around February 20th, 2022 (conclude with Jam Tournament)

Anticipated Game Lineup Squirt – Midget:

  • All projected games are subject to change based on the total number of teams that opt to play in the Snowbelt division. Keep watch on the following for updates.
  • Based on Snowbelt requirements, each team Squirt – Midget will play home games and away games.  In previous seasons, this has been (8) home and (8) away games.
  • Squirt – Midget will also receive an additional (3) home game slots for non-Q games and can schedule additional “away” games at the discretion of the Coach/Team Manager

Anticipated Game Lineup Mites

  • Mite teams will receive (4) home game slots and may schedule away games at the discretion of the Coach/Manager
  • Mite teams may also use their Friday practice slot to schedule scrimmages/games after the season gets started

Season Tournaments:

  • All tournaments that EYH teams opt to attend will be funded 100% by parents/members
  • It is the hope that all teams will attend the same tournaments to help families that have multiple players at different age levels
  • Ice time has been budgeted so that (3) tournaments can be scheduled for each team
  • The league is working to have (1) home tournament which will be of no cost to members of the organization
  • Additional information regarding tournaments (location, cost, dates) will be provided by your Coach and Team Manager as the season progresses
  • The league is working to have fundraisers to help offset costs of tournaments.  Please stay tuned for upcoming information on those events

2021-2022 League Fees:

  • Mites – birth year 2013 and up - $700 – due by 10/1/2021
  • Squirts – birth year 2011/2012 - $1,200 – due by 9/16/2021
  • PeeWee – birth year 2009/2010 - $1,200 – due by 9/16/2021
  • Bantam – birth year 2007/2008 - $1,200 – due by 9/16/2021
  • Midget – birth year 2003-2006 - $1,200 – due by 9/16/2021
  • Full-time Goalies* - all age classifications will receive a 25% discount on their registration fee

What is included in your registration fee for 2021-2022 season

  • One home tournament
  • Three hours of ice time for practices per week (other than holiday weeks)
  • Extra non-Q games outside of regular Snowbelt schedule
  • Home and away jersey and sock set 
  • No mandatory fundraising fee this year

*All registration fees must be paid in full for the 2021-2022 season before players take the ice for first scheduled practice.  Registration fee if paid by credit card will include a credit card processing fee.




*Keep your eye out on for updated information regarding uniform changes.  This will be an exciting event that will involve all player and members!

*Follow us on and to stay up-to-date on all things EYH hockey.

*Goalie discount is for full-time goalies meaning 75% or more of their season is played at the goalie position.

*We will offer two (8) week Mini-Mite sessions this season.  One beginning in October and another beginning in January.  Stay tuned for details and registration information!

Coaching Applications

Coaching Applications for the 2021-2022 season are now being accepted.


Click on the link to submit your application today!

The following requirements are needed to coach in EJYH:

USA Hockey Memebrship

Safesport Training

Background screening


Age Appropriate Module



 A message from the President of SIHA

Welcome to the 32nd year of The Sport International Hockey Academy and an exciting upcoming summer of hockey instruction. Our organization understands that this past year has created a big challenge for the hockey community, but our staff is fully committed to offering a fantastic program to our students this summer and trying to get back to a progressively normal hockey environment. We will keep our students as safe as possible (COVID-19 Safety Measures) throughout the week and we will do our best to still provide a "Hard Work & Fun" experience for our students. Our 40 hour program will include an 8:15 AM Student Drop-Off and a 4:15 PM Student Pick-Up day. The following is an overview of our offer for students, aged 5 - 17 yrs (all players grouped by age and ability) "We Are SIHA & We've Got It All";

DATES: August 16 - 20 ("The Rink")
PRICE: $400.00 (5% Early Bird Discount until March 15th) - Limited Registrations (for quality instruction) - Other SIHA Discounts include; (10% Multiple Week Discount & 7% Group Discount (7 or more in a group - must be mailed in together)) Sign up early!



SIHA 2021 BROCHURE (pdf):

*NOTE: Our SIHA camps are very economically priced to accommodate all parents and students. Please feel free to compare our "40 Hour Program" to other camps in your area. We look forward to working with you this summer!

2021 SIHA 40 HOUR PROGRAM (including 15 hours of on-ice instruction/week)

POWER SKATING - Offering 1.5 hours of daily Power Skating, emphasizing Forward Stride, Tight Turns, Backwards Skating & Stops & Starts. We run our program at a fast pace with high repetitions (no standing around). We feel that our techniques really enhance the student's posture, balance and agility. "The basis & foundation for a solid hockey player"

PUCKHANDLING - Offering 1.5 hours of daily stickhandling techniques, emphasizing Passing, Shooting, 1 on 1's, 2 on 1's, 2 on 2's and Intro. To Checking (light bumping). Our constantly moving, ice maximization drills quickly improves each student's ability to combine skating speed with puck movement in unison. "The key to scoring success"

GOALTENDING INSTRUCTION - Offering 1.5 hours of daily goaltending instruction, emphasizing Stance, Angles, Movement, The Pad Save, The Glove Save & The Break-Away Save. All of our goalies will work one on one with our Goalie Instructor each morning, with a specialized goalie program with experienced shooters to further develop each goaltender's technique and style. All goalies will also receive an additional 1.5 hours of daily afternoon ice, to receive shots from players in practice/game situations to enhance their pressure saves "Preparing each goalie to be the team backbone"

PERSONALIZED VIDEO ANALYSIS PROGRAM - Offering daily individualized computerized digital video analysis to all students, 1 on 1 with our expert staff. We will fully analyze each student's skills (Players & Goalies) in a different daily drill, reinforcing their positive techniques and quickly correcting the areas of improvement. Through the use of Pro Split Screens, "Cut-Out Comparisons", Spot Light Isolation and our telestrator and audio instruction, we feel that every aspect of our student's skills will be thoroughly analyzed - all recorded to a Flash Drive ($20.00 choice). "Our best guarantee for a quality hockey education"

Additional SIHA Daily Features: Russian Training (off-ice conditioning), Off-Ice Shooting (75 shots per day), Lectures (rules, sportsmanship, game tape analysis, NHL "Behind The Scenes"), Recreation and our famous Lunch Program ("Uncle Bob's Cook-Out (burgers & hot dogs)). Finally, all players will compete in our Traditional "Pylon Cup" Game on the last day of camp. We will also offer group and individual competitions for prizes (featuring our very popular Shoot-Out Contest for a Championship SIHA Puck).

Off-Ice Shooting: We will be offering "Real Time" video analysis to all students on a daily basis during our off-ice shooting sessions, through the use of our I-Pad Mini device. We will film each student's shooting technique and analyze it with the student immediately to quickly correct any deficiencies. This technique will not be recorded to a DVD, strictly for "on the spot" corrections.

Complimentary of SIHA: All students will receive a free camp jersey, a week ending Personalized Progress Report and an NHL Player Poster.

SIHA STAFF: All staff members are carefully selected current and former college/pro hockey players who are all great with young hockey players and having both, charismatic and professional personal qualities. Our 2021 Staff will be coming from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia & Florida. All students will be fully supervised throughout the day, both on and off the ice.

SIHA STAFF TRAINING CAMP: Our staff will be fully trained at our Annual Staff Training Camp in Canton, Ohio (June 7 - 11) to properly train our staff before beginning their 2021 Instructional Tour. We understand the importance of a strong instructional staff and we will ensure that everyone is thoroughly prepared before working with our young aspiring hockey players!

We look forward to seeing you this summer for our 32nd Instructional Tour. If you should have any questions, please feel free to either call our New York Head Office at 1-800-724-6658 or via e-mail at Enjoy the remainder of your hockey season and we'll see you this summer for an exciting hockey camp experience!

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Elmira Youth Hockey  
Address: P.O. Box 174 Horseheads, NY 14845  
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