Welcome to the Westfield Youth Hockey Web Site. This website is fully integrated with the GSL website and will load schedules directly from the GSL.
Ice Hockey Fees and USA Hockey Registration
As usual summer is flying by which means hockey season is right around the corner. This is a good time to remind everyone of the first ice fee payment and USA Hockey Registration.
2014-2015 Ice Fees:
The first ice payment schedule for 2014-2015 is below. The first ice payment is due into Westfield Youth Hockey by September 1, 2014.
Novice (Mini-Mite): $200 per session, 3 sessions in total
Squirts & Peewees: $650
The second payment will be determined by October 1, 2014 and be due on January 15, 2015. You can expect the second ice payment in January to be comparable to the amount of your first payment.
USA Hockey Registration:
All hockey players and coaches must register online with USA Hockey before our first practice in September. This is a critical step as USA Hockey insures our players and coaches for the season.
Simply go to www.westfieldhockey.org and click on the USA Hockey Registration link in the upper right hand corner. You can also go to www.usahockey.com and click on the Register Online button at the top of the page. For birth years 2006 and older the USA Hockey Fee is $40 and the Mass Hockey Fee is $8. There is no fee for player with birth years 2005 and younger but registration is still required.
After you have you registration number we ask that you enter it on our webpage. Login into your www.westfieldhockey.org account with your username and password. Navigate to Edit My Account on left hand side of the page and select your player you want to Edit Information. You can enter the USA Hockey Registration Number at the bottom of the page. Click Submit.
Both the payment and USA Hockey registration must be complete in order to be allowed to skate at the first practice.
AMELIA PARK TO HOST 4th ANNUAL KEVIN J MAJOR MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
28 JULY 14
Westfield, MA - Amelia Park Ice Arena in Westfield is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 4thAnnual Kevin J. Major Memorial Hockey Tournament Saturday & Sunday August 2, 3 & August 8-10, 2014 (Fri-Sun). The event will benefit the Kevin J. Major Youth Sports Foundation (www.kevinmajorfoundation.com) & KEVS Foundation.
Both foundations were created in memory of Kevin Major, a talented Western MA athlete who died ofhypotrophic cardiomyopathy in 2011. The Foundations provide financial aid to motivate, educate and encourage children 19 years and younger to take part in structured youth sports program. KEVS Foundation (www.KEVSfoundation.com) also provides free heart screenings for youths , CPR training, and donates AEDs to the community.
The tournament will feature 26 teams playing a minimum of 3 games over the weekend, with the top 4 teams facing off in a playoff and then a champion crowned on Sunday evening. The divisions include the Old Boys division, Social Division and the Pro Division, featuring area junior & college players from throughout the area. Teams will be competing for the Kev Cup Championship Trophy.
In addition to the hockey, there will be raffles and a silent auction. On Saturday, 8/9, from 10am-2pm, the KEVS foundation, in conjunction with Noble Hospital will be hosting a FREE CPR/AED Awareness event, where the community can learn the Hands-Only CPR.
“This tournament has evolved into our biggest event and we are proud that Amelia Park Ice Arena is it’s home,” said Carole Appleton, Executive Director of Amelia Park Ice Arena. “Kev grew up at our rink and we look forward to continuing his legacy about friendships and hockey.”
Amelia Park Arena & Garden is an ice arena/sports complex and memorial garden, financed by Westfield, Massachusetts philanthropist Albert F. Ferst, in memory of his wife Amelia. The Albert & Amelia Ferst Operating Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity, was formed in 1998, with the expressed purpose of building a recreational facility and garden in her memory.
If you are interested in being a part of this event, please contact Carole Appleton, Executive Director at Amelia Park Ice Arena, at 413-568-2503.
STICK TIME SPORTS is offering Skills & Drills with Bob Miele, Head coach of the Westfield State University hockey team August 11th – 15th.
U12: 6:00-7:00PM on ice
7:00-8:00PM Strength & Conditioning
U14: 6:00-7:00PM Strength & Conditioning
7:00-8:00PM on ice
On ice skills will include:
Skating- forward and
backward- edge work,
balance and agility
Puck Skills- stick handling,
shooting, passing, skating
Shooting- stationary and in
motion including wrist,
backhand, snap and slapshots
Battle Drills- puck
protection, puck attack, 1v1,
Small area games
Offensive and Defensive
Strength & Conditioning to include
4th Annual Kevin J. Major Memorial Hockey Tournament Volunteers
Please, consider volunteering for a great cause to support hockey, youth sports, and heart health. The Kevin J. Major Memorial Hockey Tournament needs volunteers August 8-10, 2014.
See details below:
Last year, the Kevin J. Major Youth Sports Foundation and the KEVS Foundation really appreciated the outpouring of support we received from the Westfield Youth Hockey Association's members and the members' families; this year, we hope to continue the relationship as we once again reach out to our ice hockey community for volunteers. With additional help, we will be able to provide more exciting activities and competitions, new auction tables, and a new snack area. I would love to see some returning as well as some new faces at the tournament this year.
The 4th Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament in honor of 19 year old Kevin J. Major, who passed away tragically from an unknown heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in 2011, is being held August 8-10 at the Amelia Park Ice Arena here in Westfield. Players compete in a series of games throughout the weekend. All around the arena, raffle prizes, silent auction items, tee shirts, competitions, and food are offered for fans' enjoyment, as well as plenty of hockey to watch! CPR and AED training also takes place during this weekend. As a nonprofit organization, all proceeds benefit scholarships for youth sports, free youth heart screenings, free CPR and AED trainings, and donations of Automatic External Defibrillators throughout the community.
We are in need of volunteers to man raffle, auction, competition, tee shirt, or food tables for two-hour blocks Friday Aug. 8 (4pm-11pm), Saturday Aug. 9 (7am-11pm), and Sunday Aug. 10 (7am-10pm). Also, if anyone is up for some light cooking, we need volunteers for grilling from 11am-2pm on Saturday. Community involvement throughout Westfield is key to our Foundation as we want the Tournament to flourish and continue to succeed over the years. With involvement from parents and families of Westfield Youth Hockey, this can help us give back to the community of Westfield and show WYH what we're all about, hopefully having parents get their own children involved in this fun weekend (if they aren't already!). Through your help, I was hoping you could once again spread the word about the Tournament and our need for volunteers. I am hoping we can come up with 8 volunteers/parents, if not more, that would like to participate!
Volunteers will receive confirmation from me about their specific volunteering times; please, feel free to sign up for more than one two-hour shift or more than one day! :) Make sure to secure your time slot ASAP! Attached is our official Community Supporters letter, which includes additional information about our cause and how you can help. Our website can be found at www.kevinmajorfoundation.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone: (413) 454-8519. I hope to hear back from you soon! Thank you in advance for your consideration.
WYHA is looking for parent volunteers to fill some important open positions in our organization. We are only able to offer these great programs because of our parent volunteers. Most positions don't require a lot time nor expertise. They need a person to organize the activity.
If you are interested in helping our organization in one of the following positions contact Kevin Chrisanthopoulos at
• The Equipment Manager shall report directly to the 2nd Vice-President.
• Responsible for procurement, distribution, collecting and storing of all required gear including: uniforms, first aid kits, pucks, water bottles, goalie equipment and other gear as needed.
• Responsible for keeping an inventory record of equipment. • The position will involve working in conjunction with the Merchandise Coordinator for team uniforms, socks, and associated gear.
Merchandise Coordinator • The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement and distribution of event merchandise including but not limited to pins, trophies and patches. • The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement, sale and distribution of all WYHA Merchandise such as clothing, hats, etc. • The Merchandise Coordinator works closely with the Director of Finance.
• The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement and distribution of safety equipment to teams. • The Safety Coordinator shall be responsible for scheduled safety training with coaches annually. • The Safety Coordinator works closely with the Mass Hockey Safesport Coordinator.
Fundraising Coordinator • The Fundraising Coordinator shall report directly to the Director of Finance. • Present to Executive Board of Directors all proposed association fundraising events for upcoming season. • Give to Director of Finance breakdown of all anticipated costs and associated income related to Executive Board of Directors approved fundraising events for budget preparation • Give to Director of Communication schedule of approved events for internal and external communication. • Liaison between WYHA and outside vendors for fundraising events. • Present to Executive Board of Directors invoices related to fundraisers for payment approval. • Obtaining all proper licenses and association release forms required for fundraising events. • Perform such additional duties as may be required by Executive Board of Directors. • Must approve all individual team fundraisers. Any WYHA merchandise cannot be used as an individual team fundraiser.
• Shall report directly to the Director of Communications.
• Work with Team Rep Coordinator, Team Reps and Webmaster to promote communication.
• Report on the individual team related events and accomplishments.
• Coordinate regular communications. • Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board.
Team Representative Coordinator
• The Team Rep Coordinator shall report directly to the Director of Communication.
• Create Team Rep job descriptions to hand out to all team members at the beginning of the season.
• Compile a list of all team reps from the association and coordinate an information meeting in September to explain their responsibilities.
• Each team rep should receive a copy of the WYHA Bylaws and any other forms deemed necessary to complete their job.
• The Team Rep Coordinator shall be the main point of contact for all team representatives.
Each year there are a number of camps for skaters to attend. We try to provide you information on ones being held at Amelia Park. As in many past years, Louis Chabot will be bringing his camp back to Amelia Park. Coach Chabot has been a partner of WYHA for many years providing additional skating clinics for our organization.
Chabot's Specialized Hockey Programs
Defensemen & Forwards Program Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 Strong emphasis on specific training for the defensemen & forward
Coach-Student Ratio is 1:8
Become a better Defensive and Offensive player!
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINING - Power Skating · Edge Work · Balance · Quickness & Speed · Explosive Starts & Stops , Passing & Receiving · Turns · Playing the One-On-One, Two-On-One · Gap Control Each Student Receives Individual Video Analysis · Each Student Receives a School Jersey and written evaluation.
Goaltending Program Boys & Girls Ages 7-16 HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINING Crease Work · Explosive Mobility · Stance · Angles & Positioning Stick Use · Glove · Butterfly · Explosive T-Glides & Shuffles Rebound Control · Poke-Checks · Lateral Slides · Recoveries How to Play Breakaways · Intense and Challenging Shooting Stations All Game Situations Covered · Each Goalie Receives Individual Video Analysis · Goalie Jersey · Written Evaluation http://www.louischabot.com/summer-goaltending.html
Locations, Dates, Times, Cost:
Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield August 4 to August 8, 2014 Times 9:30am-1:00pm
Fitzpatrick Ice Arena, Holyoke July 7 to July 11, 2014 Times 9:30:am-1:00pm
Cost: Defensemen & Forwards Program $340 Goaltending Program $360
Westfield players receive a $20 discount when registering!
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