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2018/19 Head Coaches and Tryout Dates

02/04/2018, 2:15pm EST
By Ron Michalak

SHAHA is pleased to announce the following head coaches for the 2018/19 season which will once again have the Spencer YMCA RInk as our home ice.

  • Midget U18 - Jim "Mort" McVay
    • Team will be Tier 1 or 2 depending on player ability
  • Midget U16 AA - Bernie Antonio
  • Midget U16 A (Tournament Only) - Landon Fries
  • Midget U16 A - David Stepke
  • Bantam U14 AA - Dave Held
  • PeeWee U12 AA - Paul Kovac w/ Assistant Coach Brian Brandebura
  • PeeWee AA - Keith Reed w/ Assistant Coach Scott McCaskey
  • Squirt U10 AA - Jason Szpara

*While we anticipate teams will be placed at these levels, ultimate determination is through PAHL’s placement process.

Coaches for remaining teams will be decided upon at tryouts to fill out our teams at each level.

More details on our open tryout process will be released soon, but tryouts will take place at the Spencer YMCA Rink from Monday, April 23rd - Sunday, April 29th.

2018-19 Mite Registration

02/03/2018, 10:00pm EST
By Michael Safko

Registration for Mite hockey is now open for the 2018-2019 season. Any child with a 2010 birth year or younger and who has participated in any of the following can play Mite hockey:

  • Little Pens Learn to Play Hockey
  • a hockey developmental program
  • has taken skating lessons

Here are just a few reasons to play Hockey:

More than a Game
Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life.

Life-long Friendships
Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on ice, hockey creates life-long friendships. This camaraderie shared on and off the ice encourages teamwork and the natural development of leadership skills.

Set Up for Success
From learning to balance school, responsibilities at home, time at the rink and playing with friends, hockey encourages kids to learn time management skills that will later serve them in all facets of life. Hockey’s unique source of physical fitness promotes healthy living.

Hockey is Fun
The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice on a breakaway, the exhilaration of scoring your first goal or making that amazing save is possible due to the encouraging environment hockey provides to try new things and grow as a hockey player and person.

SHAHA is one of the area’s largest and most respected amateur hockey associations.  It has a lot to offer youth players, including:

  • Professional skating and skills instructors who will work with your players throughout the year.
  • Two fixed practice/game times per week.
  • Players pull from neighboring school districts including: Bethel Park, Upper St Clair, Mt Lebanon, Peters, South Park, Baldwin and others.
  • Weekly games from November through February played against other Pittsburgh area teams.
  • Team placement of your player will be in the Fall, so players have a chance to develop over the summer. This ensures they will be placed in their appropriate skill level team.
  • SHAHA follows the USA hockey American Development model. As part of the American Development Model, USA Hockey recommends younger players limit their ice time while maximizing fun and developing their overall athletic skills.   

Please visit or click on the attached link to register your player. If you have any questions, please email or call Justin Sullivan, Director of Development at (412)-607-7999

Little Pens Learn to Play Hockey

02/03/2018, 9:00pm EST
By Michael Safko

Sidney Crosby's "Learn to Play" program will be hosted by the Spencer Family YMCA on Sunday evenings starting on April 8.  For more information, or to register for the Little Penguins program, please visit

Developmental and Mite 2 Squirt Camps

02/03/2018, 7:00am EST
By Ron Michalak

SHAHA is happy to announce that registration is open for two popular camps starting in April.

SHAHA Developmental 22

These sessions are designed so that 8 and under players can learn (or improve) the skating and stick-handling skills you need to grow in the sport of hockey and play at the Mite or Squirt level.

Mite 2 Squirt Transition

SHAHA is offering a Mite 2 Squirt Transition Camp to help seasoned ADM players (2009's) that are entering Squirt for next season to learn some of the fundamentals of full ice as we near tryouts.


For more information and to register for either camp, please visit the Registrations tab of our website.  And please remember that these camps are not limited to SHAHA players.

Pink Panthers Spring Registration

12/02/2017, 11:15am EST
By Ron Michalak

Registration is now open for our Fall Pink Panther session.

While Mites and programs such as Little Penguins provide an avenue for the youngest hockey fans to begin playing the sport, the Pink Panthers program is targeted toward female players between the ages of 6 and 15 who want to give hockey a try. Pink Panthers will meet on Sunday evenings at 7pm from January 7th through March 18th at the South Hills YMCA in Bethel Park. The fee for the program is $100.

SHAHA is a leader in promoting women's hockey in Western Pennsylvania, offering U12 and U19 teams for the 2017-2018. If you have friends or family with a daughter who fits this criteria, have them register and give it a try! Full equipment is required, as is USA Hockey registration. Email for more information.

If you have any other questions, please contact Ellen Halloran, Director of Girls Hockey at

To register, please visit the following Registration Page.

SHAHA Developmental #21

08/07/2017, 11:15am EDT
By Ron Michalak

Learn (or improve) the skating and stick-handling skills you need in SHAHA’s Learn to Play Hockey

Program is conducted by SHAHA Coaches, who are USA Hockey Certified.  Parents are encouraged to assist.

Sessions are held at South Hills YMCA in Bethel Park

Program will follow the USA Hockey American Development Model

Program is designed to introduce hockey and provide additional training for all players 8 and Under

SHAHA will do it’s best to split skaters into appropriate groups of similar abilities

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED (60 skaters maximum)!!!

***This is a VERY popular program, so register early***

COST = $130


Sundays 6:00PM - 6:50PM


Sunday, September 10th 

Sunday, September 17th

Sunday, September 24th

Sunday, October 1st

Sunday, October 8th

Sunday, October 15th 

Sunday, October 22nd 

Sunday, October 29th

Sunday, November 5th

Sunday, November 12th

SHAHA Shopping Event - #2 in November

06/26/2017, 8:45am EDT
By Ron Michalak

SHAHA is celebrating our Season Kick-Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods on July 29-30!

If you missed out on this opportunity, we plan to have another event scheduled in November 2017.  Stay tuned for details!

Dick’s Sporting Goods will hold a special Season Kick-Off Event for all of our participating players, coaches and their family members at their South Hills Village location. 

Attached below is the special event flyer.  

All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase! 

So join us at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. 

Every season starts at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

Available Roster Slots for 2017/18

05/09/2017, 1:15pm EDT
By Ron Michalak

While tryouts have concluded for the 2017/18 season, there are still some opportunities to join the SHAHA Panthers at various levels.

If you are interested in any of these openings, please utilize the contacts below per level:

Please be sure to include the following information when reaching out:

  • Player Name
  • Birth Year
  • Position
  • 2016/17 Playing History (Organization and Level)

SHAHA Nights at PNC Park

05/09/2017, 1:00pm EDT
By Ron Michalak

The South Hills Amateur Hockey Association invites you to join us for SHAHA Games with the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Come out to one of the two available game dates to enjoy Bucco Baseball with family and friends, while proceeds from each ticket will be donated back to SHAHA.

  • Sunday, July 16th vs the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Tuesday, August 8th vs the Detroit Tigers

To place an order, visit the following LINK

Use the Coupon Code: SHAHA

For questions or groups of 15 or more, please contact Cody Sharik at or (412) 325-4778.

2017 Tryout Schedule

04/10/2017, 8:45am EDT
By Ron Michalak

Below is the set tryout schedule for our 2017 tryouts at SHAHA.

Players registered for AA tryouts should expect to participate in all scheduled sessions for that level.  If returning SHAHA players do not make the top team at that level, they will automatically receive an invite to specific sessions during the A/B sessions.

A/B tryouts for Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam will consist of three sessions, and players will receive invites to specific times within each one of these groupings.

  • Session 1 - Bantam on 4/27 / Squirt & PeeWee on 4/28
  • Session 2 - Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam on 4/29
  • Session 3 - Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam on 4/30

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2018/19 Head Coaches and Tryout Dates

02/04/2018, 2:15pm EST, By Ron Michalak

2018-19 Mite Registration

02/03/2018, 10:00pm EST, By Michael Safko

Little Pens Learn to Play Hockey

02/03/2018, 9:00pm EST, By Michael Safko

Developmental and Mite 2 Squirt Camps

02/03/2018, 7:00am EST, By Ron Michalak

SHAHA / Bon Journey Tickets On Sale!!!

12/02/2017, 11:30am EST, By Ron Michalak

Pink Panthers Spring Registration

12/02/2017, 11:15am EST, By Ron Michalak

SHAHA Picture Week

09/29/2017, 6:45am EDT, By Ron Michalak

January 27th Night Out Event

09/12/2017, 7:45am EDT, By Ron Michalak

SHAHA Developmental #21

08/07/2017, 11:15am EDT, By Ron Michalak

SHAHA Shopping Event - #2 in November

06/26/2017, 8:45am EDT, By Ron Michalak

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