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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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      First impressions of hockey

      The main goal is to make the beginner’s first impression of hockey a good one! When players get started on a positive note, they automatically enjoy the game and usually go onto have fun playing hockey for many years.

      The Syracuse Blazers have developed an Initiation Program to make the first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.

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      Syracuse Youth Hockey Association is Central New York's premier Tier-II (NY "AA" Level) travel youth ice hockey program based in Toyota Coliseum at the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Our state-bound (tournament bound) teams compete in the Central Section of NY State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) as well as the Western NY Amateur Hockey League (WNYAHL) with the goal of advancing not only to NY State tournament play, but to regional & national competition as well.  Our objective is to develop players to reach their goal of playing at the next level, whether their goal is to be an impact player for their respective high school team, move up to AAA travel, prep school, juniors or college.

      We field travel teams in the Squirt (9U/10U), Pee Wee (11U & 12U), Bantam (13U & 14U) and Midgets (15U, 16U & 18U) levels with single birth-year player teams. We offer our players a high level of competition against other travel (competitive) hockey organizations in New York, Canada (eastern Ontario) and surrounding areas.

      Tryout Schedule: The tryout cost is $40 per player pre-registration and $50 at the door. 

      Bantam 13U – Saturday May 15 @ 2:00 pm & Sunday May 16 @ 1:00 pm @ Coliseum

      Bantam 14U – Saturday May 15 @ 3:30 pm & Sunday May 16 @ 2:30 pm @ Coliseum

      Midgets 15U – Saturday May 15 @ 5:00 pm & Sunday May 16 @ 4:00 pm @ Coliseum

      Midgets 16U – Saturday May 15 @ 5:00 pm & Sunday May 16 @ 7:00 pm @ Coliseum

      Midgets 18U –  Saturday May 15 @ 6:30 pm & Sunday May 16 @ 5:30 pm @ Coliseum

      Any questions contact Tony Bird at or visit our website at

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