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Springfield Youth Hockey Association

Varsity / 18U-AA Team

Thank you to everyone that tried out for the Varsity/18U-AA team. 

Please note that this roster is fluid, meaning that players will be sent down and pulled up at the discretion of the coaching staff throughout the year.  The roster size is also subject to change.  In short, every player needs to continuously earn their position on this team, and every player on the JV team has the potential to be called up.  Players that did not make the Varsity/18U-AA are expected to attend the JV tryouts.

  1. Bauer, Nick
  2. Brusherd, Parker
  3. Caine, Tyler
  4. Dannegger, AJ
  5. Dannegger, Nicholas
  6. Flaro, Taylor
  7. Johnson, Andrew
  8. Loven, Gavin
  9. Loven, Graham
  10. Lutzke, Zane (G)
  11. Moon, Ryan
  12. Ripper, Nolan
  13. Sisco, Braden
  14. Stack, Sam
  15. Wasie, Jason
  16. Williams, Taylor

SYHA Membership 2018-2019

Each SYHA family is required to pay a $250 membership fee for the season.  Membership fees are non-refundable.  Families that volunteer time equaling 25 credits (or approximately 25hrs) will have their membership fee reimbursed at the end of the season.

Here is the link to register:

2018-2019 Spirit Travel Teams & Fees

Mite (8U) - $500 

Squirt (10U) - $1,200

PeeWee (12U) - $1,400

Bantam (14U) - $1,500

JV  - $1,800

Varsity / Midget Major (18U) - $1,800

* payment plans are available for all registration fees and SYHA has a couple of fundraising opportunities as well as financial aid for those in need.

Goalies receive a 50% Discount off of team registration fees.

Families with multiple players will receive 10% off of each players team registration fees.


This program is for boys and girls age 18 and under.

This is competitive travel team hockey.  Teams play 35 games per season.  Team travel approximately one weekend per month to play 3-4 games.  Travel destinations include: St Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, NW Arkansas, and Tulsa.

The season runs from Sep 1 until mid-March.

Deadline to register is December 31.

Fees: See Fee Schedule below

Please contact Jody Flaro to register, schedule a player evaluation, or obtain additional information - cell 417.712.1021


This program is for boys and girls ages 9-18.

Want the hockey skills development without all of the games, travel and expense of full Spirit Competitive Travel Hockey?  

Practice twice weekly with the age appropriate Spirit Travel team (ie Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget).  Teams practice on ice for 1.25hrs and have 30 minutes of Off-Ice Instruction on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Play in a year end tournament in St Louis in March.

Fees - $500/season

To register or learn more, please contact Jody Flaro, cell 417.712.1021,

Tryouts 2018-2019

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season are as follows.  All players MUST be registered as Members of SYHA.  A link to register will be provided herein as soon as the annual budget is approved and the registration is built.  ALL players will be required to wear a neckguard in order to participate in tryouts.  Please direct any inquiries to Jody Flaro at

  • Varsity – Sun, Aug 12, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Varsity – Mon, Aug 13,  6:00-7:00pm
  • JV – Tue, Aug 14, 6:45-7:45pm
  • JV – Wed, Aug 15, 6:00-7:00pm
  • 14U – Thu, Aug 16, 6:45-7:45pm
  • 14U – Fri, Aug 17, 5:45-6:45pm
  • 12U – Sat, Aug 18, 4:30-5:30pm
  • 12U – Sun, Aug 19, 4:30-5:30pm

2018-2019 Practice Schedule

Teams will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evening beginning Sep 4, 2018

Tuesday’s - Systems Focus

5:45-7:00pm – East – Mite & Squirt

6:45-8:00pm – West – PeeWee A & B

7:15-8:45pm – East – Bantam A & B

8:15-9:45pm – West – JV / Varsity


Thursday’s - Skills Focus

5:45-6:45pm – East – Mite & Squirt & PeeWee B

7:00-8:00pm – East – PeeWee A & Bantam A & B

8:15-9:00pm – East – PeeWee A & Bantam B & B

6:45-7:15pm – West – Goalies & Squirt & PeeWee B

7:15-9:15pm – West – JV & Varsity

* Please notify your coach is you will be unable to attend any practice.


There will be no practices on:  Nov 22, Dec 25, Dec 27, Jan 1.


This program is for boys and girls age 8 and under, and is designed to prepare kids for competitive travel hockey.  Optional games will be available in cities including Kansas City, Jefferson City, St Louis, Springdale AR, Tulsa OK.

Equipment is available to borrow for free.

Practices are twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45pm-6:45pm.  There will be cross-ice games for the last 15 minutes of every practice after the first 2 weeks of each session.

Session 1 - Sept 5-Oct 12, 2017
Session 2 - Oct 17-Nov 30, 2017
Session 3 - Dec 5-Jan 30, 2018
Session 4 - Feb 1-Mar 6, 2018

Fees: $125/session or $450 for all 4 sessions - You may join at any time and pay a prorated fee.

Players are required to be registered with USA Hockey ($48 annual fee).

To register, click on the link below.  For questions, contact Jody Flaro, cell 417.712.1021,

Thinking About Playing Hockey?

If you would like to learn more about our Learn To Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, House League, or Competitive Spirit Travel Hockey, please feel free to contact:

Jody Flaro

Vice President, SYHA

cel 417.712.1021



The SYHA Board of Directors has decided to make neckguards REQUIRED for all SYHA activities in the 2017-2018 season.  This includes tryouts, practices and games.  Players will not be permitted to step on the ice for tryouts without a neckguard.

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Springfield Youth Hockey Association

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