If you are looking to volunteer at QYA in order to help with our check in process due to COVID guidelines, please click on the link below to register for spots. This link includes spots for skills, practices and games.
This is also a great opportunity for high school students needing to fulfill volunteer hours. We appreciate the help we've gotten thus far and will continue to need it in order to keep hockey going in Quincy!
We are now accepting applications for the annual scholarship awards. The award winners will be selected by November 28th. Typically we distribute awards on the last Saturday in November, at a ceremony which takes place at the arena. Due to event restrictions in response COVID we may have to announce the results remotely and mail the awards. Details on the award ceremony will be available by November 15th.
If you have additional questions please contact Michelle Stenberg @ QYA @ 617-479-8371 x101
Beginning this weekend we will use the attached form for all games. We don't need to collect individual waivers, there will be a sign placed in the lobby that states by entering the facility you assume the risk. This will eliminate most of the paperwork. We need the attached form to maintain contact tracing details and for tracking the number of spectators in the facility.
Team representatives will sign this form, this can be a coach or designated person, they can list players or just attach roster stickers and initials once for all players. Parents will sign in using the SAME form, we only allow one spectator per player. Important note, if someone signs in under another player's name this is not our job to track, we will inform the teams it is their parents duties to honor the state guideline, any disputes must be settled by the teams themselves.
Once we have one spectator per player, no siblings allowed. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO YOUR PARENTS, it's not easy telling someone they can't bring their kid into the game.
|TIME||MONDAY||Player Count||TUESDAY||Player Count||WEDNESDAY||Player Count||THURSDAY||Player count|
|4:00PM||6U Skills/Team||10||8U COED Skills||40||8UB Team||15||8UB2 Team||15|
|8UA Team||15||10UB2 Team||15|
|5:OOPM||10U GROUP 1 Skills||40||G12U/14U Skills||30||10UA Team||15||10UB Team 1||15|
|12UA Team||15||10UB Team 2||15|
|6:00PM||10U GROUP 2 Skills||20||14U Boys Skills||40||14UA Team||15||12UB Team||15|
|10U Girls Team Half Ice||10||14UB Team||15||12UB2 Team||15|
|7:00PM||12U All Boys Skills||40||16U Boys Skills||40||18U Midget Boys||20||14U 67s Full Ice||15|
|18U Pres Leag||20|
|8:00PM||G12U Team||12||18U Boys Skills||40||16U 67s Full Ice||20||19UGHS||18|
|9:OOPM||Mens League||25||Mens League||25||18U 67s Full Ice||20||Quincy Clams||25|
|10U Group 1 = Last name I through Z|
|10U Group 2 = Last name A through H|
It's been a long few months and we are ready to get back to playing hockey. Registration is open, please visit the link below to register for the upcoming season. Before you register please read the important notes about the registration process, refund policy and special considerations for the upcoming season.
As of July 6th Ice Hockey is still categorized as "High Risk" with restrictions in place stating no games. At this time our plans have not changed, we are moving forward with preparation for a full season. Our refund policy and registration process are well thought out and designed to be flexible in the event there is a shutdown.
From what we know now we can expect the following, at least through the opening and start of the season. Of course anything can change and we will adjust our policies and process accordingly. We hope to be able to return to normal but we are planning for the restrictions in place now.
Keep in mind that during Skills sessions we have as many as 125 people in the rink at one time. During split ice Mite games we have over 250 people in the building during the transition from one game to the next. No where in the rules at this moment is any of this allowed. So we are patiently waiting for final guidance prior to the start of the season. We expect to communicate the details on August 10th.
Examples of requirements and restrictions in place now:
5,000 Puck Challenge
Some of you may have already seen this, but this is always a good one to fall back on. Have your player shoot a total of 5,000 pucks. Practice variety: wrist shots, backhands, snap shots and slap shots. For those players who have better command of some of the shots mentioned, have them isolate targets for every 50-100 pucks they shoot daily; top corner, low blocker etc.
Keep a running tally over the next few weeks and send me an email when your player reaches 5,000. Some of you may already keep track and have a head start; that’s totally fine. We’ll keep a list of players who complete this challenge. You can also post their 5,000th shot on Facebook and tag QYH. We’d love it if players were wearing their QYH jerseys in their posts.
50 Puck Challenge
Some of you may have seen this as well, but this is great for stickhandling and focus. Line up 50 pucks (or other stationary objects that won’t move; coffee cups etc) in a straight line. You want a distance roughly 1 foot between each puck. The goal is to stickhandle between each puck down the line without touching ANY puck. If you touch or move a puck, you start from the beginning until you make it through without touching. Most examples of this online are being done on the ice and sadly we don’t have any ice to work with. If you do this in the street or at a park, you can stickhandle with a street hockey ball or golf ball.
Click on these links for examples. Oh by the way goalies, you can take part as well.
The Hockey Think Tank
Episode 89 - Mark Dennehy
Episode 41 - Wendy Glover
Episode 18 - Ryan Hardy
More Hockey Think Tanks Listens
Episode 98 - Tommi Niemela
Episode 5 - Kendall Coyne
Episode 9 - Adam Nicholas