Dear Heights Hockey Families,
As some of you may have heard, the Cleveland Heights hockey program is exploring a partnership with the Cleveland Skating Club (CSC) hockey program for the 2017-18 season. The goal of this arrangement is greater member satisfaction by providing a better hockey product to our families, as we look to expand the offerings we have available at the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam levels. The current plan is to keep Mighty Mite, LTP and ADM Mite hockey as separate, Cleveland Heights-only teams with opportunities to partner with CSC for in house games, special functions and tournaments.
The hockey coaches and the Heights Hockey Board are excited by the potential of this partnership. We view this as an opportunity to improve the hockey experience for all players in the program in a number of areas. First - “Bodies” Increasing the number of players will allow for more appropriate division of skill level by team as recommended by USA Hockey for optimal player development and emotional experience. Second - “Instruction” Increasing coaching resources will allow the implementation of new programs such as additional skills and individual instruction for new and lower team players. Position-specific skills sessions in the form of once a month defensemen, forward, shooting, passing, and stick-handling sessions can also be provided, along with an “Introduction to High School” program designed to help our 8th graders become better prepared for the big jump to high school. Third - “Scheduling” The increased ice availability would allow the flexibility needed for added instruction opportunities for our families. Fourth - “Location” The Cleveland Skating Club is the closest rink to the Community Center and makes the most sense to utilize.
Please know that details of this arrangement have not been finalized. It is expected that questions will arise as families wonder what this means for their hockey player/s. We will schedule an opportunity to discuss the partnership and answer your questions as we get closer to tryouts and have more details on how this might be executed. Dates and times for tryouts are as follows:
Monday, April 3
6:15 - 7:30 pm Squirt Tryouts
7:45 - 9:00 pm Pee Wee Tryouts
Thursday, April 6
6:45 - 7:45 pm Squirt Tryouts @ CSC
8:00 - 9:00 pm Pee Wee Tryouts @ CSC
Saturday, April 8
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Saturday, April 15
Monday, April 17
With thanks for your shared interest and commitment to our hockey program,
The CSHL is now accepting applications for volunteers to work the USA Hockey High School National Tournament. We prefer that volunteers work four game shifts, however, will accept applications for two game shifts as well. There are eight games per day on Thu, March 30; Fri, March 31 and Sat, April 1. Early Sessions on those days begin at 11:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. The Afternoon Sessions begin at 4:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm. Quarter-final games will be played on Sunday April 2 with game times at: 8:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 11:30 am. followed by the Semi-finals at 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The Finals are scheduled for Mon, April 3.
Cleveland Heights Pee Wee 1 Tigers 2017 CSHL Pee Wee AA Division & Playoff Champions
The Cleveland Heights Tigers are the 2017 CSHL Pee Wee AA Playoff Champion. Entering the playoffs as the number one seed, the Tigers defeated Gilmour by a score of 3-1 to claim the title. Cleveland Heights finishes the season with an overall record of 36-4-4. Congratulations players and coaches on a memorable season.
Where: Basement of the Rockefeller Building
When: Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm