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Little Penguins - Learn to Play

06/27/2018, 11:15pm EDT
By Michael Safko

Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey

See the website below for information on the next session of the Little Penguins Learn to Play program.

https://www.nhl.com/penguins/community/learn-to-play

Jersey Fitting on Jun 28 and Jul 1

06/20/2018, 11:00pm EDT
By Michael Safko

** DON’T FORGET **

SHAHA 2018/19 JERSEY FITTING

THIS FITTING IS THE ONLY TIME  JERSEY’S CAN BE PURCHASED UNTIL NEXT YEAR’S FITTING   

SPENCER FAMILY YMCA

305 Church Road

Bethel Park, PA  15102

 THURSDAY, JUNE 28th 6 - 8PM

SUNDAY, JULY 1st 9-11am

THIS FITTING IS FOR PLAYERS MOVING FROM MITE TO SQUIRT, NEW PLAYERS TO SHAHA OR PLAYERS IN NEED OF ANOTHER JERSEY. MITES JERSEY FITTING WILL BE IN LATE AUGUST

JERSEY NUMBERS WILL BE ASSIGNED AT THIS TIME, ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SHOULDER AND ELBOW PADS FOR THE FITTING.

SOCKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. THEY WILL NOT COME WITH THE JERSEY SETS THIS SEASON.  THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SOCK SALE BEFORE THE START OF THE SEASON.

  • Jersey set $200.00 (home & away)
  • Sock set $50.00 (home & away)
  • Shells $80.00 (includes jersey number)

PAYMENTS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE FITTING - CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ** NO CASH** NO BILLING TO SHAHA ACCOUNTS

** THESE ARE THE ONLY TWO DATES FOR THE FITTINGS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. *

ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT EQUIPMENT DIRECTOR

SCOTT ALBORG ( SCOTTALBORG@GMAIL.COM )

SHAHA Tune-Up Clinics

06/20/2018, 1:15pm EDT
By Ron Michalak

SHAHA is having a Tune-up to Hockey Season Hockey Camp for Squirt and PeeWee aged players.  The camp is designed to work various skills, decision making and discipline required to begin the season with little impact from limited summer ice touches. 

Our focus and primary specialty is the on-ice instruction and working with the kids.  

The camp will run Monday, August 6th through Thursday, August 9th from 2:00-5:00pm in separated sessions between Squirts and PeeWees.

Additional details:

  • The schedule will consist of 1 hour and 20 minutes of ice time daily
    • Squirts 2:00pm to 3:20pm
    • PeeWees 3:30pm to 4:50pm
  • 60 minutes of focused skating over 4 days
  • 60 minutes of small and full ice games over 4 days
  • 3 hours and 20 minutes of skating, stick handling, body positioning and shooting skill development over 4 days
  • 1 hour each day of dry-land speed, agility and games is included as well

The total cost of the camp is $150 and we are limiting this to 30 skaters per each Squirt and PeeWee grouping.

Please bring a snack and sun screen for your player.

Please visit the attached link to register your player. If you have any questions please email SHAHA Director of Development at  Developmental@shaha.org

https://shaha.sportngin.com/register/form/208179310

Girls U12 team looking for 2-3 A Major players

06/19/2018, 9:00pm EDT
By Michael Safko

The SHAHA Girls U12 team is looking for 2-3 additional A Major players for the 2018-19 season.  If you are interested or need more details, send an email to girls@shaha.org.

PeeWee Major announcement

05/11/2018, 2:00pm EDT
By Michael Safko

PeeWee Major (2006) to Compete as an Independent AA/AAA Team for 2018/19!

SHAHA is pleased to announce that our PeeWee Major (2006) team coached by Paul Kovac will play an independent AA/AAA schedule for the upcoming 2018/19 season.  The team consists of several players that played at the Tier 1 AAA level that were added to a strong existing core that previously won PAHL championships and several tournaments at the AA level.  Coach Kovac can be contacted at pakovac@verizon.net.

As an organization, we continually strive to build on the SHAHA tradition of excellence most recently established by our U14 National Championship Team 2017/18 (Tier 2).  We wish PeeWee 2006 and all of our SHAHA teams success in the upcoming 2018/19 season.  Go Panthers! 

SHAHA still accepting players for 2018-19

05/08/2018, 9:45am EDT
By Michael Safko

Interested in joining SHAHA...

SHAHA is still accepting registrations for Squirt, PeeWee, and Bantam players for the 2018-19 season; there are spots left at multiple skill levels within those age classifications.  This is for both skaters and goalies.

Send an email to tryouts@shaha.org if interested and include your name, three year playing history and date of birth

14U Tier 2 National Champions!

04/09/2018, 6:45pm EDT
By Ron Michalak

Congrats to Bantam Adelman on completing the clean sweep all the way to the top of the mountain by becoming the USA Hockey National Champions at 14U Tier 2.

The team entered as the 7th ranked team in the country and went 6-0 throughout the 5 day tournament to claim the championship.

And to make it as dramatic as possible, the team was down 2-1 late in the championship, but scored the tying goal with 0:36 to go with the extra attacker, and then scored on a 5-3 power play in overtime.

Congrats to all of the coaches, players and families involved in this tremendous accomplishment!

Round Robin Game 1 - SHAHA 2 vs New Canaan 1
Round Robin Game 2 - SHAHA 5 vs Jersey Shore 3
Round Robin Game 3 - SHAHA 8  vs Chelsea 1
Quarterfinals - SHAHA 3 vs Greater NY 0
Semifinals - SHAHA 6 vs Palmyra 4
Championship - SHAHA 3 vs Skaneateles 2 (OT)

2018/19 Head Coaches, BY Teams, and Tryout Dates

04/01/2018, 2:15pm EDT
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 w/ Rick and Brandon Tingle
  • Midget U16 AA - Bernie Antonio
  • Midget U16 A (Tournament Only) - Landon Fries
  • Midget U16 A - Mark MacDougall
  • Bantam U14 AA - Dave Held
  • PeeWee U12 AA (2006) - Paul Kovac w/ Assistant Coach Brian Brandebura
  • PeeWee AA (2007) - Keith Reed w/ Assistant Coach Scott McCaskey
  • Squirt U10 AA (2008) - Jason Szpara

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

For the 2018-19 season, SHAHA would like to introduce birth year teams as the AA team at various levels across the organization. Specifically, we plan to have birth year teams for the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 age classifications this season. As we continue grow, we will evaluate adding additional teams at each level.

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

The tryout schedule is as follows:

 

2018 Champions

03/14/2018, 6:30am EDT
By Ron Michalak

SHAHA 2018 Championships:

SHAHA has had a lot of success at the Bantam level this season.

Bantam Adelman - 14UAA MidAm Champions

They went 5-0 in the MidAm tournament and will enter the National Championship as the 8th ranked team in the country with an overall record of 48-6-6.

Bantam Adleman - 14UAA PAHL Regular Season and Playoff Champions

The team went undefeated during the regular season going 16-0-4 and shut out both opponents in the PAHL playoffs

Bantam Mackiewicz - 14U A+ White PAHL Playoff Champions

Finished second in the division in the regular season at 15-4-1 and defeated Armstrong and State College to take home the banner.

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 www.shaha.org 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 Developmental@shaha.org

https://shaha.sportngin.com/register/form/682777811

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