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Valley Youth Hockey Association
P.O. Box 20362
Roanoke, VA 24018

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General Registration Information

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Registration Instructions for 2014-2015 Season
Follow these steps to register each child participating in the 2014-2015 VYHA Season:

Step 1: Print, complete, and sign copies of the following forms:
               1. VYHA Registration Form
               2. USA Hockey Consent to Treat
               3. USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy
               5. USA Hockey Player’s Code of Conduct

Step 2: Include payment of at least the first installment payment for each program your child will be signing up for at registration. Initial payment is due upon registration.

Step 3: Visit USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com and register with USA Hockey for the upcoming season. Follow instructions for registering your players with USA Hockey for the 2014-2015 season. As part of the USA Hockey online registration process skaters over the age of 6 years will be required to pay a $45.00 registration fee. ($40 is the fee to register with USA Hockey. $5 is the fee to register with Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association. VYHA sees no proceeds from this fee.)

Step 4: Once you have successfully registered your player with USA Hockey, you will be able to print a USA Hockey Registration Confirmation page that includes your child’s USA Hockey Confirmation number. Please print at least two copies of this confirmation page. NO VYHA PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY TEAM ACTIVITIES WITHOUT COMPLETING ALL REGISTRATION MATERIALS, INCLUDING USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION.

Step 5: Print a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate (if your child is new to VYHA or moving up from LTP). In accordance with USA Hockey regulations, VYHA will be submitting our player's Birth Certificates to USA Hockey. Once USA Hockey has verified the Birth Certificate, the provided copy will be destroyed. USA Hockey will mark that player as having a "verified" Birth Certificate on their roster thus eliminating the need for VYHA or its Team Managers to keep this on hand at every home/travel game. As long as you continue to register your child under the exact same name, that Birth Certificate verification will remain with your child throughout their association with USA Hockey. This will be required for ALL Travel Team players!


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Help us spread the word!

Word of mouth is Valley Youth Hockey's number one source for new players joining the program. We're proud that our players and their parents enjoy the experience enough to invite their friends, neighbors and colleagues to try this thrilling sport. Here are a few other quotes.

  • Thanks again for a wonderful experience. Our child had a great time and is already looking forward to next year.
  • You guys went out of your way to work with our family. Thank you!
  • I have an 18-year-old who has played recreational league sports since she was 5. The LTP program is the best run program I've dealt with.
  • The coaches are wonderful, and there always seems to be enough of them so the kids are getting the attention they need. It's all very well organized and communication with parents is a high priority. It was a great experience.
2014-2015 Valley Youth Hockey Registration Dates Set!

Valley Youth Hockey Association will start registration for the 2014-2015 hockey season during the month of August. VYHA will conduct three (3) in-person registration sessions in the lobby of the Roanoke Civic Center in August. The dates for those registrations are:

Saturday, August 9    10a-12Nn
Tuesday, August 19    6p-8p
Saturday, August 23   10a-12Nn

Additional information about registration for the 2014-2015 hockey season will be available soon. Registration materials will be posted to this website and will be sent to returning members via the VYHA newsletter once they become available.

General Membership Meeting Recap

Last evening, the Valley Youth Hockey Association’s Board of Director’s conducted the VYHA's annual General Membership Meeting and Season Review. Among the most important matters of business at the General Membership Meeting was the election of Board of Directors members for the upcoming season. We are fortunate as an organization to have had a wonderful field of candidates from which to choose for seats on the Board. Thanks to each of those candidates for indicating their interest in serving on the VYHA Board. We also owe debt of gratitude to Rick Kelley and Kellie Rice who opted not to stand for re-election and whose terms expire at the end of this month.

The five Board Members elected to serve three (3) year terms on the VYHA Board of Directors are:
Steve Brandtner
Kim Gilkeson
Cara Kenney
Jason Pollard
Rob Travis

In addition to the Board election, attendees were treated to a team-by-team review of the season and an executive summary of the recently completed End of Year Survey.

Sadly, the meeting was attended by only 30 people (almost half of whom were members of the Board of Directors). The General Membership Meeting offers the VYHA family a chance to celebrate our accomplishments and provide feedback for the future direction of our program. This meeting offers families an easy way to have a voice in VYHA.

Team-byTeam Review and Executive Summary - PDF

Joseph Jensen wins Ken Sheeran Memorial Award

Valley Youth Hockey player and Northside High School Senior Joe Jensen is the recipient of VYHA’s 2013-2014 Ken Sheeran Memorial Scholarship Award. The award is presented to a VYHA player who has participated in the program throughout the majority of his/her youth hockey career, has aged out of the program, and will be attending an institution of higher learning in the fall following his last season in the program. Joe has been a loyal and dedicated VYHA participant for 12 years. He is planning to attend the Virginia Military Institute this fall. Joe is the son of Ken and Shirley Jensen. In addition to a plaque, Joe will receive a $500 scholarship toward college expenses. Good luck, Joe!

Dick Sher wins 1st Annual Richard Sher Volunteer of the Year Award

Long-time VYHA volunteer and Board Member Dick Sher received the organization’s 1st annual Richard Sher Volunteer of the Year Award at VYHA’s recent General Membership Meeting. The award recognizes commitment to VYHA by a volunteer over both the most recent year and a three year period leading up tot honor. The Sher award was named in Dick’s honor this past fall based on his selfless commitment of time, energy, and passion to VYHA. There could be no more deserving recipient of this honor than DicK himself. Thank you, Dick, for all you’ve done for our organization. Congratulations on this hard-earned honor.

VYHA THIS WEEK - April 4, 2014

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Express Squirts Liberty Cup Champions - Official Results and Videos
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Express Squirts and U18s Travel to PA. Bring back lots of wins.

Both the Roanoke Express Squirt travel team and the Roalyn Express U18 travel team trekked to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for tournaments over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend. Both teams enjoyed successful weekends highlighted by appearances in the tournament finals.

The Roalyn Express U18 ventured to Pittsburgh, PA to participate in the Three Rivers Cup tournament. During pool play the Express defeated a teams from Ohio and Ontario, Canada. Their only loss during this phase of the tournament was to the Plymouth Sharks from suburban Detroit by the count of 6-1. The Express faced the Plymouth Sharks again in the tournament finals where they fell by a 3-2 count in a very closely played game. Congratulations to the Roalyn Express on their runner-up finish.

Meanwhile in Philadelphia suburbs on the other side of the state, the Roanoke Express Squirt travel team was taking part in the Liberty Cup Tournament. The Express sailed through the qualification round with victories over the Lawrence (NJ) Flames (3-1), the Watertown (CT) Redwings (10-1), and the Ramapo (NY) Saints (6-0). The Express were then paired up with the Ramapo Saints for a semi-final match-up with the Express coming out on top by a 6-1 count. The victory over the saints set the stage for a Championship game rematch with the Lawrence Flames. The Express rode a 7-1 first period to a convincing 12-2 victory to seal the championship for the kids from Southwest Virginia. It was an all-around dominating performance by this talented group of 9 and 10 year olds. The Express Squirts now sport a season record of 19-1-0. 

Lower House Standings and Stats Posted

Visit the lower house page often to keep up with the most current information.

Check Our Schedule

To keep up to date on VYHA practices, meetings, and events, please view the VYHA Schedule page. We will be adding more updates periodically throughout the season. Don't forget to check back often for news and practice info!

Squirt Travel webpage posted!

Roanoke Express Squirt travel team's page has been updated! The squirt travel team webpage can be found under the "Travel Hockey" tab on this site. While the site is a "work in progress", there is some useful information already posted on the webpage. This information includes the dates and times for squirt travel tryouts, as well as those for the initial squirt travel practices. As an extra bonus, the first two weekends of travel hockey games are revealed on the squirt travel page!

Many players also find that hockey skills enhance their performance in other sports. Contact us to find out more and give your child a memorable sports experience.

VYHA Seeking Corporate Sponsors

Support Valley Youth Hockey Association by purchasing one of our sponsorship offerings. We offer highly visible dasher board ads at the Roanoke Civic Center, team jersey sponsorship (which includes your business logo on every jersey for one travel team) or a combination of dasher ad and jersey sponsorship. Please see the sponsorship link for more information.



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