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2017-18 TRYOUT INFORMATION

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

  • 3:15 – 4:45 pm Squirt Tryouts
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Pee Wee Tryouts

Tuesday, April 11

  • 6:15 - 7:30 pm Squirt Tryouts – Coaches Option

Wednesday, April 12

  • 7:45 – 8:45 pm Bantam Tryouts

Thursday, April 13

  • 7:45 – 9:00 pm Bantam Tryouts @ CSC

Saturday, April 15

  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm Bantam Goalie Tryouts
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm Bantam Tryouts

Monday, April 17

  • 7:30 – 8:45 pm Pee Wee Tryouts
     

With thanks for your shared interest and commitment to our hockey program.

Mike Bauman 

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS TIGERS WIN CSHL PEE WEE AA PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP


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.

SKATE SHARPENING

Where:  Basement of the Rockefeller Building

When:  Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cost:  $5.00/pair