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About Southern Maine Youth Hockey

SOUTHERN MAINE YOUTH HOCKEY (SMYHA)

Program offerings: Tier II, III, & IV programs 

SMYHA, is a non-profit USA Hockey affiliate that provides youth hockey instruction to players in southern Maine.  Our home rink is the USM Ice Arena in Gorham, and Troubh Ice Arena in Portland.  SMYHA caters to youth players from all over southern Maine.

SMYHA sincerely hopes you and your player (s) have a most enjoyable hockey experience. We are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.  With approximately 400 players in the entire organization it takes a tremendous amount of effort to meet our goal of an enjoyable hockey experience for all.  We encourage input, your support and especially your time. Volunteers are greatly appreciated and help to make our organization stronger.

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Southern Maine Youth Hockey Association has been organized and is incorporated under the Maine Nonprofit Corporations Act and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes within the meaning of §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code") as the same may be amended from time to time.  Within these purposes, the purposes of the Corporation shall include

1. Developing and encouraging sportsmanship among all players and participants for the betterment of their physical, social, and emotional well being;

2. Encouraging, improving, and promoting a higher standard of ice hockey and educating players about the rules and skills of the game.

3. Abiding by, promoting, and furthering the goals, objectives, and values of USA Hockey and the Maine Amateur Hockey Association (MeAHA). SMYHA abides by the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Playing Rules, and decisions effected and promulgated by USA Hockey to the extent not inconsistent with the Corporation’s exempt status under the Code.

For a complete guide to the rules, regulations, and guiding principles of SMYHA, please refer to the Player-Parent Handbook.

Who To Contact

Your primary source of immediate and up-to-date information on schedules, games, tournaments, and other Association activities is your Team Administrator or Coach. Our website contains rosters, forms, and other news items, our calendar is managed on a weekly basis. You can also check with a Board representative on Association matters.  Email links can be found on the contacts page of our site.

DO NOT CALL THE ICE RINKS AS THEY WILL NOT HAVE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO Southern Maine Youth Hockey Association.

 

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Our Facebook Page and our website, southernmaineyouthhockey.com, are your two sources of information regarding weather cancellations. In the event of weather cancellations, these will be updated with an announcement.

 

SMYHA Mailing Address:

SMYHA, PO Box 661, Gorham, ME 04038

Hockey Information Sources

Additional information regarding SMYHA, MeAHA, and USA Hockey, Inc. organizations can be accessed by visiting the following websites listed below.

www.meaha.org (Maine Amateur Hockey Association)

www.usahockey.com (USA Hockey)

 

Insurance

USA Hockey provides insurance to cover injuries to your player while on the ice during a USA Hockey sanctioned event.  Please refer to the USA Hockey Insurance Handbook for details.

 

Administration

The property and affairs of SMYHA are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors pursuant to its Bylaws. The Board is responsible for formulating and administering the policies and the rules of the hockey program, as well as establishing a budget and annual fees. Please see our By-Laws for further information on the make up of our Board.