Hello LAYHA Nation!
At long last hockey season is here! Next week we will officially begin practices.
Back on Your Feet Stick & Puck
To help everyone get back on their feet, Fenton Chester Ice Arena has generously donated two hours of ice time for LAYHA players and coaches to hold a free skate/stick and puck session Sunday, Oct. 21, from 9-11 am. This will be open ice time for players to come and go as they please. Because there will be sticks and pucks on the ice all players will need at least helmets with cages as well as gloves.
Rink staff will be available for skate sharpening a bit before the session and for the first hour of our ice time.
Here is the lineup for each team’s first practice:
10U - Monday, Oct. 22, 5:45 - 6:45 pm
12U - Monday, Oct. 22, 7 - 8 pm
14U - Monday, Oct. 22, 8:15 - 9:15 pm
8U (Minis, House & Travel) - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5:45-6:45 pm
Learn to Skate - Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 - 9:15 am
Other important upcoming dates include:
10U tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10:45-11:45, and Sunday, Oct. 28, from 8:45-9:45; optional, extra practices the first few weeks for the travel teams; and the start of our game schedule.
Please check LAYHA.org or login to the SportsEngine App to stay up to date. Our practice and game schedulers have been busy loading all the events onto the website to keep you informed. This will also be where we make updates, as happens from time to time with the game schedules.
Ice Cream Social - Free Skate
To celebrate the start of the season, LAYHA will host a free skate and ice cream-hot cocoa social for all LAYHA players on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10-11:30 am. Please come to Fenton Chester for some bonus time on the ice and treats.
For those interested in participating in our annual wreath fundraiser, order forms will be handed out at practices during the first week. This will be the first of the fundraising programs we offer for LAYHA families to help offset their costs. Stay tuned for more details.
LAYHA Merchandise and Photos
We are also preparing to have LAYHA merchandise, such as coats, hats and more, available for order soon and stay tuned for more information about team and individual photos that will be taken during practices in early November. We will let everyone know as soon as details are finalized.
We can’t wait to see you on the ice. Go Red Wings!