The 2019 First Step Hockey school is for skaters ages 6-13. Anthony Sarno, one of the instructors, has recently joined the Capitals organization and has graciously offered a $50 discount to any Capitals player that signs up for this summer camp, which brings the cost down to $305 for the week.
If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to him at 413-265-6529 or
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who supported this year's fundraiser and calendar raffle. Thanks to this generosity, the Capitals organization is able to help fund tournaments, provide equipment and other much needed items to help develop our players. This wouldn't be possible without you!
We would like to extend our gratitude to all our sponsors...
AC Produce - For supplying the food for the spaghetti dinner
Capitals Red First Game December 2nd this Sunday at Olympia Rink 3 9am
Hunter Clift (Dad volunteered to caoch)
Nicholas Hutchins (Dad volunteered to coach)
Farren & Zander Mol (Mom volunteered to be team manager/texter)
Capitals Blue first game, December this Sunday the 2nd at the Olympia Rink #3 at 11am
Cohen Fransisco (Dad volunteered to help)
Mike Mazza (Dad volunteered to help, if needed)
Finley Morton (Dad volunteered to help)
One major note on the Capitals website (Brianna Raymond, Michael Mazza and Morton Finley are on BOTH rosters, it is a mistake that at the moment is stuck. They are all on the Blue roster. The above teams are correct.)
As for the games, one coach on the ice with skates and helmet, one on the bench. Please work out who wants to do what, everyone is busy so the schedules will vary and that is fine.
For those few without a uniform, if you text Sherri Conway at 413-222-5414, she can meet you at the rink tonight. If not, you can have it on Monday night.
Lastly, the Master Schedule is found at the Greater Springfield League website. This is the end all be all. So, if you ever have questions reference this every time, including SNOW questions. We do not have any say in this at all.
Updating 2018-2019 Novice Hockey Season and Sessions
Novice Hockey is for players with birth years 2012, 2013, and maybe 2014 (older birth dates are allowed IF appropriate ability and size)
Historically, the Capitals have entered teams in Sessions 2 & 3 which begin in November. We are very open to starting in September for Session 1 but we need a parent/volunteer to step up to coach (know how to skate and run basic skills). We have several kids signed up. We could use one or two more.
This is a bit time sensitive. We need to sign up Session one on September 13th, so please let us know. Please contact us at
Introduction – Springfield Capitals Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Program is designed for beginners from age 3 and up. The program provides the opportunity for all boys and girls to learn the basics of ice skating and basic hockey skills, in a SAFE and FUN environment. When you sign up for the Learn to Skate or Learn to Play, you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Skater's progress at their own rate and coaches make session’s active using teaching aids and a wide variety of games and activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. Beginners can start out by pushing "walkers" across the ice in order to keep their balance. And before you know it, they are skating on their own!
Coaches/Instructors- USA Hockey certifies all our coaches throughout the Springfield Youth Hockey Association. It is a mandatory requirement for all coaches in the association to be certified. Parents interested in assisting in the Learn to Skate program should contact the program coordinator for more information.
Required Equipment- All skaters must have ice skates, helmet with face cage or shield, neck guard and heavy gloves (preferably hockey gloves). We also highly recommend knee/shin pads and elbow pads for the Learn to Skate program. For the Learn to Play program, in addition to the above mentioned, skaters will also need hockey gloves and stick, shoulder and elbow pads, hockey pants, shin guards and athletic supporter/jock with protective cup.
Location - All sessions are held at Cyr Arena, Springfield MA (inside Forest Park) 200 Trafton Rd, Springfield, MA. SYHA will hold 2 Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Sessions this coming season (see dates for each session below).
Schedule - Our Learn to Skate & Learn to Play Programs are offered in (2) 12-week (approximately) sessions.
Session 1Oct 14th -Dec 30st
Session 2Jan 6th-March 17th
Springfield Youth Hockey Learn to Skate Learn to Play Hockey will be every Sunday at 12:40 pm to 1:30
We accept any skaters and players at any time during the session, even if the session has started and your skater/player may have missed a few classes. Players who are enrolled in sessions 1 and/or 2 of Learn to Play have the ability to join a NOVICE team for the upcoming Novice Season or the following season. For those interested in playing hockey, taking part in the Learn to Skate/Learn to Play program along with the Novice team is very beneficial to the young skaters.
Cost - $75 for each 12 week session.
No refunds of registration fees will be issued after the program has begun.
Registration - To register, complete online registration form, supply or upload a copy of birth certificate (if new to SYHA), and complete Waiver of Liability Form and USA Hockey Consent to Treat Form. All forms are available under 'Documents' tab.
No child will be allowed to participate until all the forms are completed and all fees are paid. Please understand that this is for the safety of the child, the parents/guardian and SYHA.
Information - For more information about this program, please contact Jamie @