With the sudden shut down in March 2020 and different restrictions of the past 18 months, the return of the Learn to Play hockey rental equipment was unable to occur. With restrictions lifted and a new season of Learn to Play upon us, we find ourselves with an equipment shortage. We’re requesting all members that rented equipment for the 2019-2020 season to now return it to the NCCYHA.
Equipment can be dropped off at Copy Boy Instant Printing, 13 W 3rd St, Dunkirk, NY, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
If you are unable to drop the equipment off at this location, please contact a board member and we will make alternative arrangements
Lastly, if anyone has youth hockey equipment that is no longer in use, we would gratefully accept it to support our programming.
Thank you for your cooperation.
NCCYHA Board of Directors
The 2021-2022 season kicks off on September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 AM with 8U hitting the ice.
10U practice starts @ 9:15 AM, 12U @ 10:30 AM and 14U @ 11:45 AM. Please arrive early to make sure the players are ready to get onto the ice when the Zamboni doors close.
If you are a new hockey parent or just need a refresher, check out the New Hockey Parents link at USA Hockey.
When getting equipment for the upcoming season we would prefer if you purchased navy blue for helmets and pants and navy blue or navy blue and white for gloves. That being said, proper fitting equipment is much more important to the safety of the players than equipment color.
There is a Parents’ Guide to Buying Equipment on the USA hockey ADM website.
If you are buying equipment at Buffalo Sports, mention that you are with NCCYHA and you will receive a discount.
All players must wear neck guards and mouth guards.
Please have the players bring there own water bottles to practices and have them clearly marked.
We are still awaiting final guidelines from SUNY Fredonia but we anticipate the use of the locker rooms. Your coaches will be in contact with any changes.
As of now, masks must be worn, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor spaces on campus. They do not have to be worn on the ice.
Any questions or concerns, please contact your coaches or a member of the board.
Looking forward to a fantastic 2021-2022 season!
The 2020 - 2021 Steger award recipient is Alexander Rush.
Pictured left to right, Board Director Kevin Persch, 2020 - 2021 Steger award recipient, Alexander Rush, Board President Shaun Fadale.
Congratulations to Alex and all of the nominees:
·Mite – Dylan Kane
·Squirt – Landon Trippi
·PeeWee – Lucas Davidson
·JV – Brennan Mead
On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors we sincerely hope this letter finds you enjoying the start of your summer and all the incredible weather we have been experiencing.
We wanted to reach out to all our families to invite you to register for the 2021-2022 hockey season. As we are planning to return to Fredonia State’s Steele Hall for this season, we hope to see everyone back as we trend towards the normal.
Here are some new changes and awesome improvements in Steelers Hockey:
Registration is open for all groups (including):
We are very excited to see everyone return after this very awful year of Covid-19. We expect very competitive teams this season with a great coaching staff leading the charge. As always, Steelers hockey is all about family and sportsmanship. As we continue this tradition, we need all of you to support your local organization. Please feel free to refer new families and contact myself or one of the Directors if you have any questions.
Thank you for your loyalty and we can’t wait to see those smiling faces back on the ice and in the bleachers. Our Board contact information is on nccyha.com as well as registration details. Sign-up today!
Shaun V. Fadale
Please read the linked document from the NYSAHA President Joe Baudo.