When you register for a Rep tournament online, you will be charged a $250 deposit. Once accepted into the tournament, your credit card will be automatically be charged for the balance of the tournament two weeks prior to the tournament date. If you are not accepted into the tournament, you will be refunded your $250.
When you register for a House tournament online, you will be charged the full tournament fee. If you are not accepted into the tournament, you will be refunded your full fee. Please note that all House tournaments will be NON-CHECKING this season.
Jr Mite Young American Days Tournament Registration
Sr Mite Young American Days Tournament Registration - tournament full
Squirt Young American Days Tournament Registration - tournament full
Peewee Young American Days Tournament Registration - tournament full
Bantam Young American Days Tournament Registration - tournament full
Midget Young American Days Tournament Registration - tournament full
Please note it is SAYHA's tournament policy to accept no more than 2 teams from any one organization (other than our own teams for house tournaments.) If we still have spots available, we will then consider adding more teams from an organization. We do this to provide the most competitve, fun environment for our tournaments.
Following are some commonly asked questions and answers for our tournaments:
Thank you for your interest in our upcoming hockey tournaments. We are making some changes this year and hope that the following Q&A helps answer some questions you may have without having to wait for the response time of an email. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact me, the tournament director, Jessie Rose at email@example.com .
What tournaments do you offer?
This year we will be offering 8 tournaments for all age groups and team levels. In the past we have had two age groups per tournament, and last year we tried having all age groups on their own weekends. This year all of our rep tournaments will be teamed back up with age groups and our house tournaments will remain on separate weekends. We will have 2 rep tournaments and 6 house tournaments.
Where does my team fit?
A common question is what is the difference between house and rep and where does my team fit in. House teams are teams that practice/play games strictly on the weekend. They do not travel except to maybe one or two tournaments during the season. In comparison to Canada’s ranking they are typically a level 3 or level 4 team. A REP team, practices during the week, and travels to tournaments and league games on weekends. They are also referred to as elite or travel teams. They would be comparable to a level 1 or level 2 team. If you are still unsure which category your team fits in please send me an email! Does my team have to stay in a Host Hotel?
Yes, your team is required to stay in a host hotel during all tournaments and PNAHA league games. We have a tab on our website that gives you a list of hotels and rates. We will be checking prior to all tournaments and your team will NOT be allowed on the ice if we find that your team is not staying in a host hotel. You will be fined $200.00 USD (Cash Only/Receipt will be given) before we will allow you to continue in the tournament. If your team refuses to pay the $200 fine, your team will forfeit all games and NO refund of tournament fee will be provided. When will we find out if we are in the tournament?
A common question, we monitor tournaments closely and when we reach an acceptable number of teams (8-12 per tournament); we close registration and start selecting teams for the tournament. In the past we have only allowed the first two teams per association to register a spot in the tournament. This year, teams will be selected by the tournament director, at my discretion. 1-2 teams may be selected from an organization, but in order to ensure a wide range of teams are allowed to come and play, we may decide that only 1 team per association is allowed into the tournaments. This is not meant to upset other teams or organizations; we just want to insure that all teams involved have the ability to play a wide range of teams. As a side note you will see more than 1-2 Spokane teams in the tournaments as these are their home tournaments and are included in their registration costs.
Your team will be notified either way about the tournaments as soon as the tournament is full. We understand that teams have to make travel plans and let parents know they are attending, and we will do our best to let you know as far in advance as possible. How does my team register to be considered for a tournament?
Please visit www.spokaneyouthhockey.com, click on the tournaments tab and choose register now. You will be taken to another website where you will choose your tournament you wish to register for. If the tournament you are interested in is not available, it is because we have closed registration and the tournament is now full. If you are interested in the waiting list please email me and I will place you on a waiting list.
When you register you must pay the tournament entry fee in FULL. If your team does not get accepted into the tournament 100% of the fee paid will be refunded to the credit cards.
We do not accept check or cash for tournament entry fees. Please do not send checks to our office, as they will have to be returned to the teams. When will we receive a schedule for the tournament?
My favorite question! As soon as possible! When all teams are confirmed, I begin work on the schedule. In the past I have had to do the schedule by hand, and thankfully our organization has gotten scheduling software this year, and I hope it will make my life easier, so that I can get the schedule out to teams sooner. Keep in mind, that there are times when teams cancel, so I may have to send out more than one version, which is part of the reason why I won’t send the schedule out a month in advance. What times are we going to play?
A huge pet peeve of mine is being one of the teams travelling the farthest away and yet being the first team expected to play the day of the tournament. For scheduling, I look at where the teams are coming from; I will do my best to insure that if you are 8 hours away, you don’t have a 12pm game time on Friday. I will also take into account teams that have boarding crossing involved. Winter driving is unknown and we want everyone to arrive safely and not rushed. However if you are a team that has a 8 hour drive and as a team you are coming to Spokane the night before let me know, and I won’t have you be the last game on Friday. It is never my intention to cause teams to have to stay in a hotel an extra night. Keep in mind your team will have 1 game Friday, 2 games Saturday, and 1 game Sunday. No 6am game times?
While we ALL hate those dreaded 6am game times, I do my best to avoid them. There is a possibility that the rep tournaments may have to have 6am game times due to multiple age levels playing at the same tournament. However, the house tournaments will not have this issue due to only one age group per tournament. My team would like to see a Chief’s game while we are in town, can you make sure we don’t play during their games?
I will do my best to accommodate teams that wish to see a Chiefs game while in town. I can’t promise everyone and can’t assume your team is planning to attend. So please let me know that your team would like to attend and I will make a note of it. However, if you do not tell me and I send the schedule out, your team will be expected to play regardless of purchased tickets. I recommend waiting for the schedule, and letting me know your team would like to attend.
I do have a contact within the Spokane Chiefs organization that I work with to get group rate tickets for teams that come to tournaments.
Also, Spokane has another Jr. team that plays at our rink. They are the Spokane Braves and I do know of some of the tournaments have Braves games the same weekend. One tournament also has a “Buck Night” which is great cheap family entertainment with food at the low price of $1.00! I was sent an email about a blood drive, why?
A new aspect to our tournaments this year is that we will be having blood drives at some of our tournaments. We support out local blood bank and want to help out our community where we can. We ask that if you are willing and able please register (information will be provided leading up to your tournament) to donate blood, it takes approx 45 minutes and is for an excellent cause. If the coaches/managers would please forward onto your team mates families so they can make the decision if they would like to donate. “Give Blood, Play Hockey” Do I need to bring anything with me to the tournament?
Please, please, please remind parents that are traveling with players that are not their own, to obtain a medical release form with them. We never hope for injuries but they do occasionally happen. If they are serious enough to require medical attention, a medical release from the player’s parent is required and will cause delays in ambulance transport and medical treatment. Why are we playing cross ice games at the Jr. Mite level?
Please keep in mind that USA Hockey has converted to the ADM model and our organization has been using the program for the last two years. Due to the conversion to this program we have decided that the Jr. Mite Young American Days tournament will be played cross ice. So there will be two games going on at one time during that tournament. You will need to confirm our understanding of this policy during registration. Any other differences at the Jr. Mite level?
We do NOT wear goalie gear at the Jr. Mite Level. Goalie gear will NOT be permitted during the tournament during any games. Your team will need to confirm this prior to completion of registration. Teams that withdraw from the tournament at the last minute (1 week prior) due to the fact that your team cannot wear goalie gear will NOT be given a refund of their registration fee. Blue Puck vs. Black Puck?
Our Jr. Mite level is required to use the Blue Pucks, so all games will be using the Blue pucks. We have currently petitioned the league to see if our Sr. Mite level can play with the black pucks. Please email me with questions you may have about this. My team has been removed from the tournament; can our team obtain a refund?
We certainly never wish to remove a team from a tournament but in the case that it happens, please understand that NO REFUND will be given. If a team is removed it is usually due to disciplinary reasons and therefore not in accordance with USA Hockey Code of Conduct, therefore if your team is removed from a tournament regardless if you have played the 4 game guarantee, you will not receive a refund of the tournament entry fee. Is it true that there is no checking in House “C” level tournament’s?
The checking issue has been an ongoing conversation within the hockey community. We are finding that more and more associations are heading this route and are contacted regularly from associations wanting to come to tournaments but can’t because checking is allowed. After long discussion, our board has decided to remove checking from the house level for all tournaments. You will have to confirm your acknowledgement of this during the registration process.
We hope that this answers some of your questions, and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org