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Last update 7/27/20

  • Posted Sanctioned Event information (6/29)
  • Posted a fillable player commitment form in our forms tab (5/27)
  • Posted information from USA Hockey and NYSAHA regarding registration and return to the rinks. Non Sanctioned Events and loss of Insurance. See tab to right.(6/16)
  • 2019/20 NYSAHA Award Winners posted below. (7/3)
  • Update Coaching Education Page (7/27)


NYSAHA has announced its 2019/2020 award winners. The 2020 Hall of Fame Class is Guy Hebert, Andrea Kilbourne-Hill and Paul Kohout. Dave Marcellus received the Peter Rush Award, Mike Gray received the Tom Korpolinski Award and Matt Cullen received the Sandy Irwin Service Award.  USAH awards; Margret See received the New Young Leader Award and Adirondack Youth Hockey was selected for Female Honors. Congratulations to all this years award winners and thank you for your commitment to our game and the youth in New York.

To all Associations, Teams and coaches - The letter below outlines the guidelines for signing of players for the upcoming season. If you have any questions contact your Section/Zone Vice President. We will work through this together.

USA Hockey Leaders:

As we together work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Ice Rink Association, U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey have partnered together to develop the Returning To The Rinks guide. This document lays out some of the following concepts and ideas to consider as rinks and programs look to start opening:

  • Preparing rinks to re-open
  • Guidelines for returning to figure skating on-ice activities and Learn To Skate USA programs
  • Considerations for holding hockey programming

While we understand that different regions of the country will experience different phases of re-opening, we hope that this document helps with developing your plan to getting back on the ice.

A pdf of the document is posted below. If you have questions or comments, please let us know at

The NYAHA web site will be moving to a more mobile friendly platform in the next couple of days. With that move we are reorganizing the site to help make navigation easier. Please be patient with us as we make this transition. We are optimistic once completed our site will be better for everyone.

UPDATE -- The new updated deadline for the 2020 Bob Allen Scholarship applications is now July 15th.  Please insure all eligible participants receive them for the opportunity to receive a scholarship. 

USA Hockey has developed the American Development Model (ADM) with a simple goal: to give back to the kids. The program provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play. For more information and program content follow this link to

Yours in Hockey,  

Doug Ackley


Attention - Sanctioned Event Information


2020 - 2021 sanctioned events are being addressed in the document below. This notice pertains to meetings, tryouts, clinics and all events. Please read the attached letter.


COVID Information

Follow the tabs below for information on avoiding the risk and identifying the symptoms of the coronavirus.

Doug Ackley

Web Master