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October Practice Times for Squirts, PeeWees, and Bantams

The contract with the Civic Center has been signed and we will begin practicing tomorrow night. Practices are from 5:30 to 7 PM for Squirts, PeeWees, and Bantams on the following dates: 

Monday, Oct 16

Tuesday, Oct 17

Monday, Oct 23

Tuesday, Oct 24

Sunday, Oct 29

Monday Oct 30

Please complete your registration as soon as possible per the previous post. 

The November schedule will be posted soon. 

Registration Is OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Click the link below to be directed to the registration site.


Attention skaters.  Earn up to $30/Hr doing something you love!  Spooner Area Youth Hockey is looking for Referees for the upcoming 2017-2018 Hockey season. 
If you are going to be 12 years old by 12/31/2016, please call or email Ken Weinaug for more information.  



*** Pay is based on experience (the level the referee obtains).

WAHA Region 1 Goalie Clinic

SAYHA received the following email regarding an upcoming goalie clinic opportunity. Please see the following for details:


My name is Tanner Milliron and I am the USA Hockey Goalie Development Coordinator for Wisconsin and work closely with WAHA Hockey. I am reaching out to you to in regards to setting up a FREE WAHA Goalie Seminar for the goalies, coaches, and Development Coordinators within Region 1. This last year you may have been in touch with Tyler Lewis who was reaching out to Associations last summer. I have just recently retired from pro hockey and am available to take on more hours to share more high quality opportunities for our goalies within our state and look forward to working closely with all of you.
Goals of our WAHA Goalie Seminars:
  1. Provide a FREE opportunity for goalies, coaches, and Development Coordinators to learn new and accurate information around the position of being a goalie
  2. Provide a resource for goalies/parents/Associations to utilize during the season
  3. Create a CONSISTENT culture of creating opportunities for goalies and coaches at the Association level
Action steps needed to create this opportunity...
The largest variable to make this happen is having access to ice. Looking at Region 1, Spooner is going to be a great central location to be able to have the most association touches. Historically, morning sessions work best on the weekend due to school and sporting events. I am proposing the following:
  • Donation of an hour of ice for the purpose of a free WAHA Goalie Seminar
  • Full backing of Directors/Coaches to support this initiative
  • Contacts/emails of Association goalies/coaches/Development Coordinators
  • Full buy in of the energy and growing development of our goalies in Wisconsin
The date I am looking to make this happen is Saturday, October 14th. This short time frame is not ideal for making connections, but with a purpose, we will be able to create a positive experience for those that take part in this opportunity. 
Proposed schedule @ Spooner (Tentative on ice availability)
  • Sunday, October 14th
  • 8 am - Initial Introductions of Staff/Associations in attendance
  • 8:45am - On-ice session (1-hour of ice is sufficient/1.25 hours is ideal)
  • 10 or 10:20am Off ice training/hand-eye
  • 11am Classroom 
  • 11:30am Exit Meeting/Future action steps
With this time frame coming up quickly I would love to be able to be in contact with associations to make things happen smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
I look forward to creating this opportunity for our athletes and Associations within Region 1.
Tanner Milliron
(715) 781-3527

Parents' Guide to Buying Equipment

For a parent of a new hockey player, entry into the sport can be an intimidating experience. And that feeling can start long before the first goal or even first skate blade hits the ice. That’s because outfitting your youngster – 6U, 8U, whatever age they might be starting – requires equipment that’s specific to hockey. A basketball parent buys a pair of shoes and a ball, while a hockey parent is looking for head-to-toe gear. Fortunately, Scott Aldrich – USA Hockey’s manager of hockey operations and longtime equipment man – is here to provide some tips and demystify the process.

5 Tips for the First-time Hockey Parent

We've all been there at some point. Here's an article from USA hockey with some tips for the first-time hockey parent!

10 Coaching Committments for the Upcoming Season

This season, USA Hockey is looking for coaches to commit to 10 things for the entirety of the 2017-18 season. “As coaches, we’re charged with lots of different things,” said Mark Tabrum, director of USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program. “In the end, all the things that people end up worrying about, primarily winning, that ends up being the byproduct of doing all these other things.” Here’s a list of 10 commitments that will help coaches maximize their players’ potential and help create a lifelong passion for hockey.

WOW Hockey Skills Camp

WOW Hockey Camp is a high intensity power skating, skills, and small area games camp designated to enhance each individual player’s level of play and to get as much skating and puck time as possible. Most importantly are goal is to have FUN.

Head Instructor:  Rod Aldoff – Edmonton Oilers Scout

Where:   Spooner Civic Center

Dates:     Aug 28, 30   Sept 4, 6,11,13,18,20,25,27    (10 sessions, Mon and Wed)

Time:      6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost:       $130.00 

Age:      8yrs old – 12yrs old

Winners of the SAYHA Jersey Contest

2016-2017 Bantam Coop Second Place in Rice Lake

Jack Pine 2016

Fun time had by all.

Thank You to the Spooner Chamber

The Spooner Chamber allowed SAYHA to be the sole beneficiary of the 2016 event.  SAYHA would like to thank the Chamber for the event and the monies earned. 

Thanks to all the people that came to the food and wine tasting. SAYHA made close to $10,000.  We have opened an account for the building project.  The monies made at this event will cover a lot of the costs accrued prior to building.

SAYHA cannot begin to express how delighted we are to accept this money, again Thank You to the Spooner Chamber of Commerce. 

Congratulations To Spooners Own Nick Adler

Nick made the 2016 Kohlman Cup team for the 2004 birth year.  

If anyone would like to watch Nick play they will be holding the Kohlman Cup On April 2-3rd in Superior.

Nick 2015-2016

Congratulations to the NW Icemen Bantams 4A State Champs

With 3 hard fought games the Icemen out shot their opponents 82-12. Spooner Bantams scored half of the total goals for the Icemen through out the weekend.  While Aiden Ferguson only allowed 2 pucks by him during the tournament.  

Great job Jordan, Tom and Aiden.

Thank You for all the hard work

After day 2 we have doors that work, and lines on the rink.  Great JOB by all involved. 

I want to thank all involved getting everything ready to play hockey at City Park.  There was cleaning and building benches in the warming house along with countless hours flooding the rinks.

Come on out and support SAYHA mites and squirts as they play the first organized games in many years at City Park. 

The concession stand will be open with hot food and warm drinks for all, you can even purchase raffle tickets during the games.

Thank You


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