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President's Message

End of Season Letter

PYHA Family’s

As we close out another great year of hockey, on behalf of PYHA and its board of directors I want to say THANK YOU!!  Thank you for allowing your son or daughter the opportunity to play such a great sport.  I say this every year and feel it is very important.  If you are at the rink and have not thanked a PYHA coach or volunteer, please do so.  These people dedicate a lot of their time to your son or daughter.  Without our volunteers, PYHA would not be able to thrive. 

I personally want to thank our membership and board of directors for allowing me to be your President these past three seasons.  With that, this will be my last year serving.  My goal when starting as President was to improve on communication, provide a high level of competition  and provide more touches for our growing Mites and Squirt players.  Every organization has room for improvements; however, I believe we as an organization have done some great things over the past three years.  PYHA has many great volunteers and future board nominations to continue and improve upon what so many other past Presidents, officers and board members have built. 

We have our annual meeting scheduled for Thursday March 8th from 6-8pm at the Owens Center.  There will be on ice contests along with many off ice activities for the whole family.  PLEASE make sure to complete your registration forms that can be found on our website.  This is also the time when you the members elect board members for the upcoming season.  The list of candidates can also be found on our website.  Each family shall be allowed two votes.  In order to vote, you must be at the annual meeting.   We will count and announce the new board members that evening. 

Hopefully everyone is following us on Twitter, Facebook and visiting our website often.  We will be sharing many development opportunities available over the spring and summer. 

I want to wish all teams the best of luck as you wrap up your seasons.  As always, go Rivs!!


Luke Gruden