News and Announcements


Welcome to Summer 3 on 3! League Rules, Schedules and Rosters can be found here on our website under the tab above (Summer 3 on 3 League)!

There is still room to register – we have a couple of open spots in each division. Get in the game and register to play with your buddies!

The Spokane Jr. Chiefs announce the return of our Division Coaching Directors and 12U-A1 Head Coach.

16/18U DCD – Dustin Donaghy
14U DCD – Dustin Donaghy
12U DCD – Tysen Azevedo
10U DCD – TBD*
8U DCD – Chris Foster
12U-A1 Head Coach – Mike Pankey
Director of Goaltending Development – TBD**

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our organization is excited to have them back in these positions. Last year we saw tremendous results in player skill development that helped SAYHA claim 5 out of the 7 PNAHA State Titles that we competed for (10U-Silver, 12U-Gold, 12U-Silver, 14U-Tier 2, 16U-Tier 2). Specifically, Coach Pankey did a fantastic job leading our 12U-A1 team to a PNAHA Gold State Championship and a West Kootenay League Championship.

Welcome back! We’re thrilled to see what the 2019-2020 season brings!

*We are constantly evaluating the local 10U hockey environment. We strive to not only provide the highest quality player development, but also a family friendly experience. With the limited number of quality home and local 10U-A1 games available, we are currently discussing the best options for our 10U players and families. This will include either a stand-alone 10U-A1 team or a 10U-A1 tournament team in which the players would also play on one of three blended A2 teams. As we weigh the options and make a decision about our 10U Rep program, we will keep you informed.

**As many of you may have heard, Coach Kyle Knudsen recently moved to Tri-Cities. We appreciate all the goalie development he provided over the past three seasons and wish him luck with his new job and town. We are currently looking for a Director of Goaltending Development to oversee all of our goaltenders and the goalie specific coaches. We will let you know as soon as we find our next Goalie Director.

It’s an exciting time to a Spokane Jr. Chief! Our programs and player development model are growing everyday. If you’re looking for a way to keep your player active this summer, please check out all of our summer hockey opportunities starting next week. Registration for all of the programming can be found above under “Register.”

Go Jr. Chiefs!
Neil Runbeck

Please see the attached agenda for the Board of Directors Meeting which will be held this Thursday, June 13th at the SAYHA Office at 6 PM.

The document 2019-06-13_SAYHA_BOD_Meeting_Agenda-2.pdf was attached to this post.

Summer 3 on 3 League!

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey at May 27, 2019 2:00PM PDT

We are excited to announce Spokane Youth Hockey’s 3-on-3 Summer League (open to 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U/18U players). This league has brought the fun back to summer hockey! Always exciting and explosive, the 3-on-3 league has for years helped kids to practice the fundamentals of hockey while experimenting with an innovative, pace-motivated play style that leads to more action per shift than any other form of hockey! All games are no-check, which fosters the development of skating, passing, stick-handling, and shooting. Not set positions – just read and react as the play develops! Have FUN taking your summer training to the next level!

Game Days | Monday Nights
Location | Eagles Ice Arena (6321 North Addison)
Start/End Date | June 10 – July 15
Divisions (4 Teams Per) | 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U/18U
8U Game Time | 6:00-7:00 PM Rink 2
10U Game Time | 6:15-7:15 PM Rink 1
12U Game Time | 7:15-8:15 PM Rink 2
14U/18U Game Time | 7:30-8:30 PM Rink 1
Format* | 60 Minute Time Slots – 5 minute warmup, 15 minute run time games. Each team will play 3 games per time slot with a 2-minute break between games.
Guaranteed Games | 18 Games – Week 6 Playoff and Championship/Consolation Games
Included with Registration | 3-on-3 Jersey
Prices | Individual Skaters – $125 OR Team of 9 Skaters – $900 (Goaltenders are FREE)

Want to play with buddies? Register as a team! Don’t have a team? No worries – register as an individual and we’ll place you on a team! Each team will consist of a maximum of 9 skaters and 1 goaltender. Please note that teams with more than 5 rep/travel players will be asked to play up a level to ensure that all divisions are competitive.

SPACE IS LIMITED to 40 players so register today!

The document 3_on_3_Flyer_2019.pdf was attached to this post.

Summer Battling and Body Contact Clinic

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey at May 27, 2019 1:58PM PDT

This clinic is designed as a progression to the spring body contact clinic. The spring body contact session is not a pre-requisite to attend this clinic, this is just a more intense version. We will incorporate a lot more battle, competition, and game situation drills with a focus on proper body contact and winning battles. Register Here!

Birth years: 2005-2008
Dates: Tuesday, June 11th – July 23rd (No session on July 2nd)
Times: 6:30-7:30 PM
$150 for 6 weeks or $30 per session