Welcome to the Pack!
Whitestown Youth Hockey Association's mission is to foster an environment in which everyone works together to provide a hockey program that facilitates life and hockey skills.
As another hockey season quickly approaches, we want to educate our memberships on the base costs associated with a season of hockey. New Hartford Youth Hockey and Whitestown Youth Hockey's partnership as Oneida County Hockey Club (OCHC) are looking forward to working together in the coming year to provide a strong hockey program in our area. Please note, the numbers below are not what our 2022-2023 registration costs will be. This is simply a snapshot we want to share. Over the years, our programs have diligently worked to keep costs down as ice rentals, referees and other operating expenses have been on the rise. Click HERE to review the cost breakdown.
Hello Families, UPDATED TIME! Now offered at 4:30PM
OCHC is excited to announce that we have partnered with Mohawk Valley Wellness to offer CrossFit training this summer! Attached you will find the event link as well as a flyer with detailed information about the program. This program is for OCHC players at the 10U, 12U and 14U levels.
Kelsey Dowdall is a coach at Mohawk Valley Wellness. She played Women's Hockey at Utica College and is excited to be working with our players this summer on strength and conditioning. Program runs from July 11th- August 19th. Classes begin at 4:30pm!
Dear WYHA Families,
The New York Mills-Yorkville 2022 Thursday Night Summer Concert Series has offered Whitestown Youth Hockey Association a great opportunity to raise money and support the community! We are looking for volunteers(2 per night) to work a concession table which would sell a variety of food items such as hot dogs, chips, peanuts, candy, water, soda and possibly run a 50/50 Raffle. The plan is to bring back our concession stand this upcoming hockey season which requires parents to do volunteer hours. Anyone who volunteers at the summer concerts would be able to have their time count towards concession hours. As an organization, we are trying to raise money for new equipment, clinics and tournament fees. Please feel free to email Sheena Frisicano, Concession Manager, at: email@example.com with any questions. If you would like to help WYHA get a head start on fundraising for the 2022-2023 season, please use the SignUpGenius link below.
Thank you for your support!
Welcome New Board Members
Whitestown Youth Hockey Board of Directors would like to welcome two new members to the board. At the regular meeting of May 9, 2022 , the board of directors appointed Jeremy Nash to the position of Vice President House/Snowbelt Representative and appointed Joshua Stagner to the position of Ace/SafeSport Coordinator. Thank you for volunteering your time and we look forward to working with you!
Head Coaches for Additional OCHC Teams Announced!
2022-23 WYHA Board of Directors
President- Lindsey Rosenfeld
Vice President Travel- Jim Holmes
Vice President House- Jeremy Nash
Secretary/Interim Webmaster- Kelly Nash
Treasurer- Kyle Simpson
Ace/SafeSport Coordinator- Joshua Stagner
Registrar- Wayne Chambers
Ice Scheduler - Carrie Buccina
Concession Manager - Sheena Frisicano
Equipment Manager - Geoffrey Hale
LTS Coordinator - Courtney Gouger
Mite Coordinator - Nicole Miller
Pee Wee Coordinator - Tammy Hart
Honorary Board Member - Pat Gaffney
The following positions are vacant: Squirt Coordinator and Bantam Coordinator. Vacancies on the WYHA Board may be filled by 2/3 votes of the WYHA Board. If you are interested in filling one of the vacant positions, please Click HERE
Final Roster will have the maximum of 20 players. The remaining (5) spots will be filled in a final evaluation in the fall.
Players that were injured or not on this list are eligible to return for this tryout.
John Paul DeSantis
Mason St. James
2022-23 OCHC 10U Travel Roster Announced!
2022-23 12U State Bound Roster Announced!
Logan St. James
OCHC would like to thank all of the coaches that applied. We are looking forward to a great 2022-23 season!
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR EVERYONE
Officiating in youth sports across the country is being confronted with similar fates: a decline in officials due to a lack of respect from adults. Many young officials put their stripes on for the first time, excited and eager to pursue a hockey dream. Just like our kids on the ice playing, they are learning and perfecting their craft. But the dream, too many times, is met with yelling or arguing from adults at rinks.
There is a human element to officiating. Every person that walks into a rink is accountable for his or her actions. As adults, we can set positive examples to our children about how to handle conflict and disagreements, with respect. And at its core, hockey is built on respect.
That handshake line we all love at the end of the hockey games? The stick salute to our opponents? It's all to show respect.
Read more about how we can enact the change we wish to see when it comes to respect, and how we can build a better future for our young officials.
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14U Northern Berkshire Spring Fling Tournament Winners
On Sunday, March 13th, the Whitestown 14U Travel team won the Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey League Spring Fling 14U tournament, defeating the Northern Berkshire Black Bears, 3-2, in the Championship game. The two teams tied 1-1 during the round-robin portion of the tournament so the final was expected to be a tough game for both sides. After falling behind 1-0, goals by Chad Hull, Chris Jennings and Kyle McReynolds staked the Wolfpack to a 3-1 lead. Thanks in large part to the outstanding goaltending of Mason Stanton, Whitestown staved off a Northern Berkshire surge in the 3rd period and survived a late Black Bears goal for the victory. The championship game even got some coverage on a local Berkshires area website at:
The tournament was also notable for an all-Whitestown matchup on Saturday between the 14U Travel Team and the 14U House 1 team. Prior to the game, both teams took an opportunity for a pre-game Wolfpack photo. All of the players skated hard, battled furiously, and demonstrated outstanding Wolfpack pride and spirit in competing until the very end. In the end, the Travel Team won 3-0 in a fun and enjoyable game for all of our players and families.
The tournament was a fun way to end the season for both teams -- many thanks to our coaches and families for a great weekend in Massachusetts!
14U Travel Team and 14U House 1 Team
OCHC Travel Team Snowbelt Finalists
The OCHC Travel Team had a very successful Snowbelt Jam hosted right here at the Whitestown Rink the weekend of March 4-6! WYHA would like to thank the Pee Wee Coordinator, Tammy Hart, and all of the OCHC parents for volunteering their time and energy into making this a success.
The OCHC Team was a finalist in the Snowbelt Jam and although they did not take home the win, it was an incredible game full of nail-biting moments! Great Job OCHC!
Please contact the following coordinators if you have any questions for the 2022-23 Season !
Learn To Skate Coordinator Contact Info:
Courtney Gouger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mite Coordinator Contact Info:
Nicole Miller: email@example.com
Pee Wee Coordinator Contact Info:
Tammy Hart: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other questions, please email: email@example.com