Please note: Players will not be allowed on the ice for pre-season camp unless they are registered for the 2020 season. During past seasons, we've allowed players to register after pre-season camp but because we have to keep track of attendees this year, registration must be completed ahead of time.
To All ECYH members/families,
Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association is committed to providing a safe environment and facility as we return to the rink. We are committed to open programming in phases, using guidelines set forth by Federal, State and Local Health Officials, USA Hockey, Wisconsin Amateur Hockey (WAHA) and the US Ice Rink Association.
As updates continue to emerge, pertaining to our return to rink for the 2020-2021 season, detail of this comprehensive plan is subject to change. We will be posting the City of Eau Claire / Hobbs Ice Center Re-Opening Plan / Policy and Guidelines on our website once the City Council approves it and please check our website for those continued updates.
ECYH Hybrid 4 on 4 League
We touched base with other 1A Associations that we schedule games with (Green Bay, St. Point, Wausau, Waukesha, and Madison area teams) and they are not scheduling games until after January 1st and some are even going the same route as us. Based on this information we feel moving forward with a 4 on 4 Hybrid league is the best way and most cost-effective way to limit travel, keep everyone safe and move forward with the 2020-2021 Youth Hockey Season. As things change throughout the other 1A associations, we will change and adapt as needed.
Group Practices: Dates and times are posted below (players will be split into 2 groups being divided up by last name) The A coaches at each level will be running all the practices doing this process at their levels.
Skills Practices: Will begin the week of Oct. 5th Per USA hockey's recommendation that players with like abilities practice together players will be assigned a skill session practice based on where they played last season (A,B,C) and coaches recommendations after the 6 Group practices. Skills practices will run twice a week starting Oct. 5th and running through Nov. 28th. (16 Practices) The A coaches at each level will be running all the practices doing this process at their levels.
ECYH Hybrid 4 on 4 League: League teams will consist of all the players registered at their level (Squirt, Peewee, and Bantams), and will contain equal number of A, B, and C players to assure league games will be as competitive as possible. 8 players will be assigned to a team. Each team will play eight games which will be 1-hour games against another team at their level. League games will start Oct. 10th and play every Sat. or Sun. through Nov. 28th. This will give us an eight-week league.
At the conclusion of the league players will be placed in an A/B and B/C Bubble Scrimmages based on their performance over the eight-week Hybrid League. From this point based on Coaches recommendations and non-parent off ice evaluators we will select our A, B, and C, teams for the 2020-2021 season. WAHA has given us until December 15th to turn in are official WAHA/USA Hockey team rosters, but sooner the better if we can. Teams will then practice together before starting to play tournaments which we are looking at in December and games to follow.
**We should have more information regarding the mini-mite and mite season later this week.**
Eau Claire Youth Hockey Board
2020-2021 Season Registration