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    Syracuse Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)

    Syracuse Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) is the parent organization of the Syracuse Blazers. SYHA is State Bound Tier II hockey program that participates in both the Central NY Section of the NY State Amateur Association (NYSAHA) as well as Western New York Amateur Hockey League (WNYAHL) for the Squirt (10U), PeeWee (11U & 12U), Bantam (13U & 14U) 15U, 16U, and 18U levels.

    New York State Fair Toyota Coliseum New Home of the Syracuse Youth Hockey Association

    581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY 13209

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    Blazers Registration Open for 2020-21

    By Sean Brown 05/21/2020, 3:15pm EDT

    Registration for returning and new player link attached

    Click to Register your Player for 2020-2021 Season

    Click to Register your Player for Tryouts 2020-21

    SCHEDULE FOR PLAYER AGREEMENTS FOR THE

    2020-2021 SEASON; SANCTIONED EVENTS UPDATE

    This Schedule is subject to the following conditions:

    1. No Cuts. Any player signed to a player contract with an Association pursuant to this Schedule CANNOT be cut to make room for any player signed thereafter.

    2. Refund Period. If a player/family who has signed a contract for the 2020-2021 season needs to withdraw due to financial hardship or COVID-19 concerns, they will be permitted to do so by August 15, 2020 whether or not a deposit was placed. They will receive a full refund from the Association of any monies paid to date, with the exception of the cost of jerseys or equipment that was purchased for the specific player. Players who are released under these conditions WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to play for any other National or State Tournament Bound team or another travel team, and will only be allowed to play in house league hockey for the 2020-2021 season.

    3. This Schedule DOES NOT provide permission to Associations to hold on-ice tryouts or other events such as clinics or on-ice or off-ice activities, which may only be held on in compliance with the directives of the State of New York and applicable local government authorities regarding the COVID-19 State of Emergency declared by New York State.

    4. NYSAHA will continue to address events as they evolve. NYSAHA will notify the membership of when tryouts and other sanctioned events may be scheduled, subject to such activities being permitted by the State of New York and applicable local government authorities.

    NYSAHA SCHEDULE

    May 24 - - Obligation List Due

    The date by which the Obligation List is due from Associations, and must be received by the

    Association’s Section President is May 24 by 5:00 p.m. Those players included on the Obligation List must be notified by the Association of their inclusion on the list by this date using the Association’s best contact information for that player, preferably using the most up-to-date email address for the player. The names of the players included on the Obligation Lists that are timely submitted to the Section Presidents will be posted on the NYSAHA website on or about May 25. If a player is not included by an Association on its Obligation List the omission does not invalidate any financial or equipment obligation, but simply results in a Release being deemed granted that player pursuant to Rule 4.A and B for purposes of the commencement of the 2020-2021 season. The provisions of Bylaw 8.4(c)(vii) [Procedures Applicable to Financial Disputes and Participant Ineligibility] may apply with respect to the obligation. If a player is included by an Association on the Obligation List and disputes the inclusion, the player may apply to the respective Section President pursuant to Rule 4.D for a Release.

    May 30 - - Releases Deemed Granted All players not included on an Obligation List. All players not included on an Obligation List received by the Section President as required above, are deemed by NYSAHA to be Released pursuant to Rule 4. A and B for purposes of the commencement of the 2020-2021 season. If a player on the Obligation List satisfies the obligation with the Association, the Association must immediately notify the Section President of the player’s removal from the List, upon which the player will immediately be deemed Released by NYSAHA.

    June 1 to 10 - - Tier I and Tier II National Tournament Bound Teams, and Tier III State Tournament

    Bound Teams Beginning on June 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., and through June 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (ten consecutive days), with respect to the following Associations’ teams of players: Tier I Youth and Girls 14U, 15O, 16U, 18U and 19U; Tier II Youth and Girls 14U, 16U, 18U and 19U; and Tier III Youth 14U, 16U and 18U; and with respect to which the Association may sign players for said teams to player contracts (applicable to both a returning player and a player from another Association) for the 2020-2021 season, unless that player is included on the Obligation List posted on the NYSAHA website.

    Beginning on June 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and continuing to June 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all Associations, including but not limited to all Tier I, Tier II and Tier III Youth and Girls, 8U, 10U and

    12U teams, whether Tournament Bound or not, may sign players to player contracts (applicable to both a returning player and a player from another Association) for the 2020-2021 season unless that player is included on the Obligation List posted on the NYSAHA website.

    July 1 - - Roster Frozen All rosters will be frozen as of July 1, 2020, until such time that on-ice tryouts can be held in compliance with New York State and local government authorities at which time any remaining roster spots may be filled.

    July 15 - - Team and Player Spreadsheet Submission All Associations, no later than July 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., must submit an Excel Spreadsheet to their respective Section President listing the teams and the players signed for each for the 2020-2021 season.

    2020-21 Coaching Staff Announced

    By Sean Brown 04/29/2020, 2:45pm EDT

    Check out our Coaches Staff link

    Click on the link to see our 2020-21 Coaching Staff

    https://www.syracuseyouthhockey.com/page/show/4431319-coaching-staff

    Stay Safe and Healthy Blazers Family

    By Sean Brown 04/13/2020, 11:00pm EDT


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