Welcome Nick Redding, SAYHA 14U Tier I Coach

May 14, 2021

Spokane Youth Hockey is pleased to announce that we have hired Nick Redding as Head Coach of our 14U Tier I team.

Over 30 coaches from across the US, Canada, and abroad applied for this position, with SAYHA interviewing 6 highly-skilled coaches. We are proud to build the foundation of a superior Tier I program in Eastern Washington with Coach Redding.

“Nicks’s coaching résumé is top-end and adds true value to our association. What excites me the most is the type of person Nick is and the character and devotion he will display around our Jr. Chiefs every day,” said SAYHA Hockey Director, Dustin Donaghy.

Nick brings years of experience as a head coach, general manager, and hockey operations coordinator for clubs across the region, most recently serving as the Head Coach/General Manager of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Junior Hockey Club of the KIJHL, and previously working as Hockey Operations Coordinator for the Seattle Thunderbirds and as General Manager/Assistant Coach of the Spokane Braves. In addition to his strong coaching and player development background, Coach Redding holds a Master’s degree in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and Minor in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University.

A Spokane native and former SAYHA player, Nick understands SAYHA’s culture of excellence and is committed to building a team culture and atmosphere driven by development, commitment, and enjoying the game, creating a team that helps players reach their potential and advance their hockey careers. With a strong background in player development, Coach Redding has worked with players that advanced to many different levels of hockey, including Major Junior, Junior A, Junior B, NCAA, and ACHA.

“I am beyond honored and excited to be named head coach of the SAYHA Tier I team. Being able to work with the association I grew up playing in is something I have always wanted to do and am looking forward to,” said Redding. “I would like to thank the SAYHA Board of Directors and hiring committee for entrusting me with this opportunity.”

SAYHA’s 14U Tier I Team Evaluation will be held May 21-23, 2021 at Eagles Ice Arena. Registration and more information is available at spokaneyouthhockey.com/14utieri/ Registration closes May 21st.

Go Jr. Chiefs Go!

May/June Goalie Clinics

May 14, 2021

Join us for goalie clinics on Wednesday nights this May and June! During these sessions, we will focus on fundamentals and skill-building.

Registration for each session closes on the Saturday prior to the session at 6pm.

8U/10U/12U: May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th

14U/16U/18U: MAY 26th, JUNE 9th

We look forward to seeing you on the ice for spring training! For more information, including registration, please click this link.

SAYHA 14U Granted Tier I Status

April 21, 2021

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that the Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association has been granted Tier I status at 14U for the 2021-22 season. As a regional youth hockey leader for more than 60 years, we are proud to build the foundation of a superior Tier I program in Eastern Washington providing high-quality player development and opportunities to players from across our region for years to come.

Spokane has deep roots in hockey at every level and this opportunity will allow SAYHA to grow as an organization and grow and deepen our regional partnerships with other eastside hockey associations. Looking ahead to the growth of youth hockey in our state as the Seattle Kraken take the ice, we see nothing but opportunity to grow the game in Eastern Washington, develop talent, and provide opportunities for our Spokane Jr. Chiefs to excel in high-level hockey.

We are excited and committed to offering a true Tier I program on and off the ice that is affordable and professional for our athletes and families while continuing to build our organization. 

Team Evaluation will be held May 21-23, 2021 at Eagles Ice Arena. Registration, schedules, and hotel information is available HERE

SAYHA is currently seeking a highly-qualified Tier 1/AAA Head Coach for the 2021-22 season (and beyond). The qualifications for the position can be reviewed at spokaneyouthhockey.com. Applications close April 30th; interviews with qualified candidates will be held the week of May 10, 2021 with the intention to fill the position by May 17, 2021.

Go Jr. Chiefs Go!

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