Our end of the year banquet, general meeting and elections will be March 24, 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.
Please use the following link to register for the banquet. Coaches and players meals will be paid for by SYHA. Any other family members planning to attend must register.
A word document with each Nominees personal bio is attached also.
There will be a SYHA Board meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6 pm in the JVIP Conference room. It is open for all members to attend. If you would like anything to be considered for addition to the agenda, please send these requests no later than 6 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Hockey Congress today approved legislation requiring the use of neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications, other than adults, in games and practices, as well as for on-ice officials under the age of 18, effective August 1, 2024.
USA Hockey has long recommended the use of neck laceration protection, as well as cut-resistant socks, sleeves or undergarments. The USA Hockey Board of Directors asked the organization’s Safety and Protective Equipment Committee in November 2023 to begin the process of recommending potential rule changes related to neck laceration protection.
“Safety is always at the forefront of our conversations and the action of our Congress today reflected that,” said Mike Trimboli, president of USA Hockey. “We appreciate the significant work done by our Safety and Protective Equipment Committee, led by Dr. Mike Stuart, and the many others who were instrumental in the overall evaluation process.”
“I know throughout our organization, the overwhelming opinion was that the time is appropriate to modify our rules related to neck laceration protection,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We’re also encouraged that the hockey industry is committed to continuing to work to improve the cut resistant products that protect players to help influence the safest possible landscape for the game.”
The legislation passed today also strongly recommends use of neck laceration protection by adult players.
High School 8:30-9:45
Squirt/PeeWee Shared 5:45-7:00
High School 7:15-8:30
Goalie practice 7:00-7:30
**THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICES ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS DURING HOLIDAY BREAK : 12/26/23, 12/28/23, 1/2/24 & 1/4/24**
Springfield Spirit Hockey is a competitive co-ed travel hockey program for players 18 and under.
Teams play league games home at Jordan Valley Ice Park and travel to St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, NW Arkansas, Tulsa, and Wichita. Tournament travel varies by team. Teams play in the range of 20-35 games per season. Teams make an effort to travel one weekend/month and play 3-4 games over the weekend. Travel varies based on team schedules.
Season runs from mid-August through early March with twice-weekly practices and weekend games.
Roster deadline is December 31.
Fees for 2023-2024 season:
Payments can be broken down into 3 equal payments or 1 full payment.
First payment is required by September 15th when paying with
Credit/Debit on Sports Engine. (You will be responsible for fees
associated with Sports Engine.) The following payments will be due October 15th and November 15th.
If paying with cash or check the Treasurer will be at all practices on
the following dates.
Tuesday September 19th
Tuesday October 17th
Tuesday November 14th
Any player who is not paid in full by December 1st will not be allowed to practice or participate in games till paid in full. If not paid in full by December 28th they will be removed from the roster for the remainder of the season.
Please Contact Nikole Albaugh with any questions or concerns at
Springfield Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) is a not-for profit organization founded in 2001 during a grass-roots effort to bring competitive youth hockey to the Springfield, Missouri area. SYHA is a member of Missouri Hockey Inc., the USA Hockey governing body for this area. If you're new to the area or if your child is interested in learning more about the SYHA program, please contact any one of the Board members by clicking on the SYHA Board link above.
SYHA Mailing Address:
2733 E. Battlefield, PO #221 • Springfield, MO 65804