April 1: LIDS Learn to Play Hockey Click here
April 1: 2021-22 USA Hockey Membership opens Click here
April 13 - May 20: IYHA Jr Fuel Spring Clinic. Click here to register
April 25: Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship Applications Deadline for Tier 1 and Tier 2 travel players
May 7 - 9: Jr Fuel Tier 1 AAA tryouts (2012 - 2007 birth years). Click here to register
May 11 - 12: AAA uniform fittings and deposits due
May 15: Jr Fuel Girls Travel Tryouts.
May 21 - 23: Jr Fuel Tier 2 travel tryouts (2012 - 2007 birth years). Click here to register
May 25 - 26: Jr Fuel Tier 2 uniform fittings and deposits due
June 1: Last day to receive 317HL early bird pricing - registration tba
June 10 - 13: Jr Fuel 15U/16U Tier 1 AAA and 16U Gold tryout camp (2005/2006 birth years). Click here to register
June 14 - 18: Hometown Heroes hockey camp. Click here
July 30 - Aug 1: Jr Fuel 18U Tier 1 AAA tryout camp (2003/2004 birth years) Click here to register
Sept 1: Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship Applications Deadline for 317 Hockey League players
IYHA and the family of Matt Smith have established a scholarship program in Matt's honor to make youth hockey more accessible to participants who demonstrate a financial need. Matt was a beloved hockey coach here in Indy who lost his life much too soon back in August of 2015, but not before he had greatly touched the lives of the youth hockey and adult hockey communities here in the greater Indianapolis area.
The Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship is funded by contributions and through future events as planned by IYHA and the Smith family. IYHA encourages all families who feel they need assistance with hockey fees to apply.
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My most memorable hockey memory was scoring my first goal of the season my first year of U10.
I hadn’t scored all season and it was the second to last game in the season and when I scored my teammates all cheered and gave me high-fives.
My favorite player is Jocelyne Lamoureux. Jocelyne was the forward that scored the game winning shootout goal for the USA Women’s team against Canada at the 2018 Olympics gold medal game.
My favorite team is Indy Fuel, because I’ve always had such fun going to Fuel games with my family over the years.
Each newsletter will feature players for standing out with their hard work, leadership and representing the IYHA Jr Fuel on and off the ice.
We also want to recognize our great coaches and volunteers who generously give their time to the kids and the organization. Thank you all!
Would you like to nominate a coach or volunteer for next month? Email JJ Beck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions About Your USA Hockey Membership
What does it mean to be a USA Hockey member?
As a member of USA Hockey, you’re part of a world-leading organization focused on providing a safe and fun environment for all participants that promotes physical, social and mental well- being. USA Hockey provides a wide range of benefits, as discussed below, in its role as the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in America in an effort to make hockey the most inclusive and best sports experience in every community across the country. There is opportunity for everyone at USA Hockey.
What do I receive as a member of USA Hockey?
USA Hockey provides all members with year-long benefits. Perhaps the biggest benefits are the world-leading safety, education and training materials utilized to positively influence a safe and fun environment.
And for parents with children playing hockey, knowing that coaches and officials are certified and background-screened by USA Hockey before working with your kids helps provide peace of mind. USA Hockey coaching and officiating education and certification programs have long been lauded as the gold standard by peer groups.
Adult players, like youth players, benefit from rules and regulations that influence an organized, quality and consistent experience. Adults also have a wide array of playing opportunities across the country and receive access to skill development content to help players of all ability levels.
All members of USA Hockey receive important insurance coverage that not only protects the individual, but also allows our programs and rinks to operate. Additionally, members receive a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely circulated hockey publication in the world.
Why is it important for me to renew my membership now?
Renewing your membership now is a significant help to local associations and programs in their planning process this summer, regardless of if you’re a player, coach, official or volunteer. Renewing your membership also ensures that you continue to receive USA Hockey member benefits, including world-leading educational resources, to help you both on and off the ice.
Does USA Hockey prorate my membership if I don’t play hockey for the entire season?
USA Hockey does not prorate membership and provides year-long benefits to all members that extends to your time away from the rink as well.
If I have a question about my current, or future membership, who is the best person to talk to?
Any questions about your USA Hockey membership can be directed to our member services staff at 719-576-USAH (8724).
If I’m and adult player and renew my membership now, does my membership also cover me if I want to coach within USA Hockey?
Yes, this is one of the many benefits of being part of USA Hockey. While you do not have to pay an additional membership fee to be a coach within USA Hockey, you do have to complete the Coaching Education Program requirements for the 2021-22 season.
By Brent Gwidt
Keys to a successful off season
With seasons officially over and our players moving into their spring sports, it is important to enjoy the off season in a way that helps the athlete feel recharged and ready to go for when tryouts start, and most importantly the Fall, when our seasons start again. It is extremely important to have a balance of spending your time wisely and enjoy your summer vacation, but also keeping in mind that if you want to achieve your goals there will have to be work put into it. Sometimes that “work” can be just other ways of having fun playing hockey and working on your game at the same time. Here are a few ways to help you off season have a great balance of hockey training and fun.
By Ryan Beck
By JJ Beck
Win some cash while supporting youth hockey in Central Indiana! At every Indy Fuel home game, the IYHA Junior Fuel will conduct a 50/50 raffle with fifty percent of the game’s ticket sales going to one lucky fan and the remainder going to support the IYHA Junior Fuel. 100% of the net proceeds from the raffle will be used to support efforts to grow recreational and developmental youth hockey throughout Central Indiana.
Director of Program Development
Director of Player Development
15U AAA Head Coach
Director of Goalie Development
317 Hockey League Director
Learn to Play Hockey Director
50/50 Raffle Coordinator
Arctic Zone Iceplex
16616 Southpark Dr
Wesfield, IN 46074
Carmel Ice Skadium
1040 3rd Ave SW
Carmel, IN 46032
Fuel Tank at Fishers
9022 E. 126th St.
Fishers, IN 46038
Ice Barn Indy
17341 Westfield Park Rd.
Westfield, IN 46074