Founded in 1959

The Spokane American Youth Hockey Association (SAYHA) was built to foster and teach good sportsmanship along with fair play to our athletes as both individuals and team members.

Not For Profit

The Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association is a not-for-profit IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the State of Washington. The affairs of the corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members of whom four are the officers and four are non-officer directors.

Spokane Jr. Chiefs

The Spokane Jr. Chiefs, represent SAYHA proudly on the ice are members of the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association, the West Kootenay Minor Hockey AssociationUSA Hockey Pacific District, and nationally, USA Hockey. Our teams consist of players ages 5-18 of various skill levels.

Nicole Adams, SAYHA’s New Executive Director.

By spokaneyouthhockey | September 21, 2020 |

Attention SAYHA Members; It is with great pleasure that the SAYHA Board of Directors announces the selection of Nicole Adams, as the Association’s first Executive Director. Nicole returns to the SAYHA staff after serving the past five (5) years as the SAYHA Business Manager. In this new role, Nicole will be responsible for collaborating with…

August Meeting Minutes

By spokaneyouthhockey | September 18, 2020 |

Official Meeting Minutes      1. Previous Meeting Minutes  MOTION to approve July minutes made by Terry Picicci; second by Leon Henry; motion carried by unanimous vote.  2. Outstanding Items • Heater Repairs & Timers Project Update o The rink will purchase the necessary hardware & contact Randy to install.  o We will remind the…

September Meeting

By spokaneyouthhockey | September 11, 2020 |

AGENDA FOR SAYHA SEPTEMBER 10 th 2020 BOARD MEETING 1. Review/Approve Meeting Minutes 2. Outstanding Items Updates o List of Rink Improvements for Eagles LLC ▪ Heater Repairs & Timers Project Update ▪ Locker Room Ventilation Update 3. New Business o Tryouts – Dustin Donaghy o Coaching Selections – Dustin Donaghy o Divisional Liaisons –…

USA Hockey COVID Information

By spokaneyouthhockey | August 30, 2020 |

Ice hockey is an important vehicle to keep our kids physically active and happy. During this time of COVID-19, our medical professionals have advised us that hockey can be played safely, of course taking appropriate precautions. A FEW THINGS TO KNOW REGARDING HEALTH & SAFETY Hockey players are covered head to toe in protective equipment.…

Practice Groups

By spokaneyouthhockey | August 30, 2020 |

Starting Tuesday September 1st, we will begin a 6-week SAYHA Division Coaches Practice Series!  With the uncertainty associated with COVID-19, tryouts for the season will be scheduled as soon as Washington enters Phase 3.  These practices will allow players to start getting to know each other and SAYHA Coaches, while preparing for the 20/21 tryouts…

July 2020 Meeting Minutes

By spokaneyouthhockey | August 24, 2020 |

July Meeting Minutes Previous Meeting Minutes MOTION to approve June minutes made by Terry Picicci; second by Leon Henry; motion carried by unanimous vote. Old Business Outstanding Items Heater Repairs & Timers Project Update o Each heater must be individually timers due to social distancing o Terry will continue to have discussions regarding this need…

August BOD Meeting moved to August 19th at 6pm

By spokaneyouthhockey | August 13, 2020 |

Hi SAYHA Membership, This months BOD meeting has been moved to August 19th to ensure optimal attendance. We appreciate your understanding.   Thank you!  

June Meeting Minutes

By spokaneyouthhockey | August 1, 2020 |

2020-06-11 SAYHA BOD – Meeting Minutes Old Business Previous Meeting Minutes MOTION to approve May minutes made by Terry Picicci; second by Luke Damskov; motion carried by unanimous vote. MOTION made by Terry Picicci to remove Phil Costello, Nicole Adams, Todd Greiner, Brad Carruthers & Neil Runbeck as signers on SAYHA’s bank account & add…

This Weeks Skills Sessions

By spokaneyouthhockey | June 12, 2020 |

JUNE 16-18, 2020 We love being able to get these players back on the ice! This week we will again be holding 1 hour skate sessions at Eagles Ice Arena Tuesday-Thursday this week. A big thanks to our amazing coaches for making these fun and beneficial for our skaters! These sessions are an hour long…

June 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda

By spokaneyouthhockey | June 9, 2020 |

2020-06-11 SAYHA BOD – Meeting Agenda Agenda For SAYHA June 11, 2020 Board Meeting Location: Eagles Ice Arena Review/Approve Meeting Minutes Outstanding Items Updates Annual Eagles Board Meeting Agenda List of Rink Improvements for Eagles LLC Heater Repairs & Timers Project Update Heater/AC Unit Bid Update CenterPlate at Spokane Arena–Denny Larue Puck#3 Update–Fundraising Committee–Denny Larue…

Our Board Of Directors & Employees

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Denny LaRue


Contact: Sayha.pres@gmail

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Terry Picicci

Vice President of Hockey Operations


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Leon Henry

Vice President of Administration



Terra Kile



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Bryan Kriger

SafeSport Director



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Mike McGinnis

Disciplinary Director



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Luke Damskov

Community Development Director



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Sarah Stevens


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Amanda Kendall

Public Relations Director



Danielle Hunt

Business Manager & Registar




Dustin Donagh

Director of Hockey Development



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Kathy Bevan



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