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SYHA Annual Banquet & Awards Dinner

By SYHA 03/11/2019, 11:00am CDT

Join us to celebrate another great season!

The SYHA's Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, March 30th! Mini-mites to Midgets, and players at every level in between are invited to attend.   The SYHA Board election will also be held during this event.

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Firefighter's Lake Club - 940 W. Lake Shore Dr. - Springfield, IL
  • Doors open at 5:30 PM
  • Program begins at 6:00 PM
  • Dinner at 6:30 PM provided by Twyford BBQ & Catering

If you have not already done so, please RSVP by March 15th to your team manager.


Kings bring back Blue Note Cups!

By SYHA 03/11/2019, 10:45am CDT

Kings Win!

Congratulations to the Bantam A2-1 and Squirt A1 teams on winning the Blue Note Cup championships!

Blue Note Cup History

Each year the Missouri Hockey Youth Division hosts a season ending Championship Tournament for all teams participating in the Youth Division Travel and GRHL Leagues. The tournament is held at the end of the season over a two week period at the end of February – early March. The first week all teams participate in a single elimination bracket for their division which is seeded by the standings at the end of the regular season play. The second weekend is called Championship Weekend and includes the championship game of every division at one facility. The Championship games are played out to a winner without using shootouts and have drawn over 500 people for some games, providing a very unique opportunity that many of the players this age have not experienced before.

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Kings Bring Home the Hardware!

By SYHA 02/19/2019, 10:15am CST

Congratulations Kings!

The Kings had a great President's Day weekend with multiple teams bringing home the hardware!

The Mite Red team (upper left photo) brought home the silver from the Rockford Winter Classic.  The Squirt A1 team (upper right photo) also brought home the silver from the Chi-Town Cup Tournament.

Two Kings teams were crowned Champions!  The Squirt B2 team (lower left photo) won the Chi-Town Cup and the Bantam A2-1 team (lower right photo) won the Chicago Winter Classic.

Congratulations Kings!  

Bantams Win!

By SYHA 01/22/2019, 7:15pm CST

Congratulations to the Bantam A2-1 (Humphrey/Shink) team on bringing home the Championship of the Polar Vortex tournament this past weekend in Madison, WI!


Winter Session: MinorHawks Learn To Play Hockey

By SYHA 12/17/2018, 5:45pm CST

WINTER LEARN-TO-PLAY:  The winter MinorHawks Learn to Play Program returns in January!

OVERVIEW: The MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey program is made possible by a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks Organization, the Springfield Park District and the Springfield Youth Hockey Association. The program is for boys and girls alike, ages 3-15, and is the beginner, feeder program for all other hockey programs. The program aims to provide new players with skills essential to playing ice hockey. These include; skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. 

DETAILS: The program is for new players and is eight weeks in length, one day per week, and equipment is available with a refundable deposit. New participants will enroll in "Learn to Play 1", and will eventually graduate to "Learn to Play 2". Learn to Play 1 and 2 classes are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings (choose just one to attend). The program feeds into recreational house leagues and or competitive travel teams. 

For complete details, see the Learn to Play page on the SYHA webpage at