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Registration for the 2021-2022 In-House Hockey Season now open
09/14/2021
Registration is open for the 2021-2022 In-House Hockey Season for...
New Fall Offerings: Sr In-House and HS In-House
09/14/2021
LBYH is excited to announce the launch of the Fall Season of Senior In-House hockey...
Welcome to the 2020/2021 Season
09/02/2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 hockey season!  We hope you had a great...
Intro to In House / Learn to Play Hockey - 2021/2022 Clinics
08/24/2021
Intro to In House / Learn to Play Hockey - 2021/2022 Clinic Registration...
LBYH Quarantine Protocol & Rink Guidelines
11/05/2020
LBYH Quarantine Protocol Updated Valley Rink Guidelines &...
 
Registration for the 2021-2022 In-House Hockey Season now open

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 In-House Hockey Season for players with birth years 2011 through 2016.

For more details about the upcoming In-house Hockey season, click here.  

To access the registration page, click here. 


by posted 09/14/2021
New Fall Offerings: Sr In-House and HS In-House

LBYH is excited to announce the launch of the Fall Season of Senior In-House hockey for PeeWee/U12 and Bantam/U14 level players and High School In-House for Bantam/U14 and Midget/U19 players.  This fall season will be held in addition to the regular Senior In-House season (starts in November/December).

This games-only, no-checking, recreational, co-ed league will run from late September through mid November.

Games will be Saturday mornings at Hayden.

Eligibility/General:
--PeeWee/U12 and Bantam/U14 for Senior In-House

--Bantam/U14 and Midget/U19 for High School In-House (Bantam/U14 players may elect to play High School In-House with league approval)

--Players must be from Lexington and Bedford

--Goalies encouraged and welcome (and play at no cost)

--Travel hockey experience is not a prerequisite

--There will be no team practices – game only

--Players randomly selected for teams unless travel hockey evaluation data is available to ensure parity

Team and Game Format:
--3 vs 3, plus goalies

--No checking

--Games will be played half ice with the boards and glass behind each goal

--Regulation size goals

--Portable boards will be utilized to separate the ice into two halves

--In-house scorekeeping and refs

--Games will consist of two periods

--Shifts will consist of buzzer hockey (1 minute shifts)

--8 week season including playoff starting in late September

--Lines willl be formed based on skill level, siminar to current in-house hockey format

--Bench coaching will be performed by player parents


Cost: 

$160 per player
Free for goalies.  Goalie pads can be provided if needed.
 
 
Registration for these leagues can by found by clicking on these links:
 
 

 

 
 
 

by posted 09/14/2021
Welcome to the 2020/2021 Season

Welcome to the 2021-2022 hockey season!  We hope you had a great summer and are ready to get back on the ice and into (most) rinks.

As you all know, we aren’t quite back to “Normal” with anything in life these days, so we want to share with you the current state of things as it pertains to LBYH and Massachusetts/USA Hockey for this upcoming season.  COVID-19 continues to impact all areas of life and LBYH is not excluded.  The information changes rapidly, so please be patient and flexible during the course of the season with inevitable changes to protocols.  We will keep the latest information we have on our www.lbyh.net Website between the home page and the COVID-19 INFORMATION menu but your coaches and team manager will have the latest information.

Please read the entire message to ensure you have the current information.  Our goal is to provide you with the current information on how the season will operate and to answer common questions we think you will have.

Practices/Skills and Games

The practice schedule is final and has been emailed to you.  We will begin practices starting September 7th.  The schedule is also available on our website (www.lbyh.net) and you will receive an automated email with information about the SportsSignup Play Mobile app.  You can subscribe to the app and your full practice and game schedule will automatically download.  This app is your best form of communication with your child’s team for the latest information on any rink protocols, locker room assignments, game jersey colors, etc. 

At this time, we are operating under our “Normal” practice and skills schedule.  Currently, there are no restrictions on the number of players or coaches on the ice for either of our practice rinks at Hayden and the Edge.  Most team practices will share the time slots with another team as we have done in the past.

Games for all levels except Mites, including Valley League (co-ed travel) and MYGCL (girls only travel), will begin on the weekend of September 11th.  Mite level games will begin on the weekend of September 18th but the parity round game schedule has NOT been uploaded to your team schedule yet due to a scheduling mix up with Valley Hockey League but we hope to have that resolved soon.

Hayden, Edge and Other Rink Restrictions

For the safety of all, Hayden and Edge rinks have taken several precautions to align with the State of MA and MA Hockey guidance. Some rink protocols are similar to last season while others have returned more to normal.  Local Boards of Health are implementing different COVID-19 protocol policies on a regular basis.  Again, please be patient and flexible as protocols vary rink-to-rink, town-by-town, and day-to-day.

MA Hockey FAQs – Massachusetts Hockey has COVID-19 Information on their Website.  Please review their current information on their Coronavirus Pandemic Hockey Resources page.  A summary of their most recent update from 27-Aug-2021 is “There is NO state-wide requirement for youth sports participants to wear a mask, and all decisions are made by local city and town governments.”  LBYH will follow the MA Hockey COVID-19 guidance regarding player and coach protocols but individual rink and local Boards of Health requirements may supersede this guidance where applicable.

Hayden Rink Protocols – Hayden is operating under most of the same protocols as last season with a few important differences.  Spectators are still NOT permitted during practices (no exceptions) and travel games will still not be played at Hayden until further notice. 

Locker rooms remain unavailable for use.  Masks must still be worn by all players and coaches at all times in the rink, including while on the ice for practice.  There are no exceptions to this mask policy.

Entry to the rink will be restricted to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled practice time.  There is no requirement this year for contact tracing at Hayden.  Therefore you do not need to complete the contact tracing questionnaire and there will not be a league representative checking players into the rink.  Hayden is still using the Side A and Side B approach but the previous participants do not need to vacate building before the next group arrives.  Practices do not have additional time beyond the normal ice resurfacing.  There will be players on both Side A and Side B at the same time, so it is important to know your correct Side for your practice.  A note will shortly be added to your schedules with your assigned Side for those practicing or having Skills practice at Hayden.

Hockey bags are still not allowed and players should come fully dressed.  Skates, helmets, and gloves can be put on during the 10-minute period before practice.  Mite and Squirt players may have ONE parent/guardian accompany them into the rink to help with skates, helmets, and gloves but then must IMMEDIATELY leave through the appropriate, side door.  No one is allowed to exit via the main lobby doors.  Peewee and higher level parents should not enter the rink at all.  Goalies are allowed to enter 15 minutes early and are allowed to bring their bag in to dress in the rink, if necessary.  Masks must be worn by anyone entering the rink.

There is no 6’ spacing requirement at the Side A and B benches.  With multiple teams present for practices and skills, seating may be tight.  To avoid any issues, we suggest arriving as completely dressed as is possible and safe to do (watch out for walking on skate guards in wet/icy/snowy conditions).

Edge Rink Guidelines – The only current restriction at the Edge is that everyone must wear a mask in the building per the Bedford Board of Health.  Players and coaches may remove their mask while on the ice.  Locker rooms are open and there are no limits on spectators.

Other Rink Guidelines – As previously mentioned, other rinks and towns may all have their own COVID-19 protocols.  We are already aware of all rinks in Boston, Cambridge, and Natick requiring players and coaches to wear masks on the ice.  It is critical that you use the mobile app and read team emails/messages to ensure you have the most current information about rink protocols.

NOTE:  Your head coach has been fully trained on all MA Hockey, Hayden and Edge Rink restrictions.  He/She will be able to answer any questions you may have as a result of the current hockey restrictions and will be available for consultation before, during and after your first practices and/or games.

Final Team Placements

We have our normal player movement for final team placements for most age levels.  As has been communicated to some age levels, Squirts and Bantams will see more player movement than normal.  We have consolidated from 5 to 4 Squirt teams over the summer.  Bantams will have even numbers between the two teams but the lower team is currently over-rostered to allow for player movement to the upper team.

In order for us to assess players and make final player/roster movements, the first week of practices for ALL teams may be impacted.  Given new roster deadlines by USA Hockey and Valley Hockey League, our goal is to determine final placements after the first week of practices before the first games. Please pay close attention to the email notifications about any practice schedule changes for next week.

In some situations, we will be combining practices with teams not normally scheduled to practice together for next week only to allow full evaluation of players.  Since there are no practices on Monday, Labor Day, other practices next week may also be switched to allow those teams with a normal practice time on Monday to have a practice before the first weekend of games.  It is important that your player attends his or her scheduled practice session so that full team assessments may be made.

Game Jerseys, Shells, Gaiters and Water Bottles

If you have not returned your game jerseys and shells from last season, please reply to this email immediately.

Your coach will hand out all game jerseys, socks, shells, and practice jerseys at the first practice and/or game.  Rest assured that all garments were fully cleaned and subsequently stored in bags several weeks ago.

T-shirts will be distributed in the next few weeks or so based on the sizing request you submitted during the registration process.  We will not be distributing gaiters again this year.

Water bottles will not be supplied by LBYH.  Every player must have their own water bottle for practices and games.  Sharing of water bottles is strictly prohibited.  Many rinks, such as Hayden, have closed their water filling station.  Be sure to fill up water bottles at home prior to practices and games.

Lake Placid (applicable to only certain coed travel teams)

The Olympic facilities that host the annual Can-Am Lake Placid tournament are undergoing extensive renovations in preparation for the 2023 Winter World University Games.  Unfortunately, this construction means the facilities will not open until February or March of 2022 (assuming no construction delays).  Thus, we will not be participating in the Lake Placid tournament for the second year in a row.  We are leaving it up to the individual teams to arrange their own tournament this season.  We fully expect to return to Lake Placid at our normal time in November 2022.

In-House Hockey – As bonus information, we plan to open registration for the regular In-House and Senior In-House programs in the next few weeks.  Both programs are being planned to follow the same schedule as last year due to the current restrictions at Hayden.  The first In-House game is likely December 3rd at the Edge.  The first Sr. In-House game is likely December 4th at Hayden with no spectators as was done last year.  We do expect In-House to have the normal evaluation sessions at some point in November.

We firmly believe that regular In-House for the 5-10 year olds needs to allow spectators, which limits our options considerably for location and schedule.  Keep on the lookout for some exciting news about new Sr. In-House and High School fall, short season program offerings this week.

Open Board Position – Lastly, we do have an open Board position for the role of Secretary/Clerk.  A full description of the roles and responsibilities will be posted on www.lbyh.net shortly but if you have interest in being a member of the volunteer Board, please respond to this email.  A summary of the major areas of responsibilities of the Secretary/Clerk are: Organize and manage monthly Board Meetings, maintaining meeting minutes, managing the Team Managers, and being a liaison with the Lexington and Bedford communities. 

Before you dismiss the idea, remember whom you will be helping by serving on the Board.  LBYH is a volunteer-run program and we need the support from the LBYH community to keep it one of the strongest town hockey programs in the state.  Please consider helping your children by filling this critical role.

Thank you,

LBYH Board


by posted 09/02/2021
Intro to In House / Learn to Play Hockey - 2021/2022 Clinics

Intro to In House / Learn to Play Hockey - 2021/2022 Clinic Registration is now open.  More information about LBYH's clinic program can be found here.  Registration for one of the clinics is now available in the Register Online section of the website.


by posted 08/24/2021
LBYH Quarantine Protocol & Rink Guidelines

LBYH Quarantine Protocol

Updated Valley Rink Guidelines & Protocols

Hayden Rink Protocols (as of September 2021)

Hayden is operating under most of the same protocols as last season with a few important differences.  Spectators are still NOT permitted during practices (no exceptions) and travel games will still not be played at Hayden until further notice. 

Locker rooms remain unavailable for use.  Masks must still be worn by all players and coaches at all times in the rink, including while on the ice for practice.  There are no exceptions to this mask policy.

Entry to the rink will be restricted to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled practice time.  There is no requirement this year for contact tracing at Hayden.  Therefore you do not need to complete the contact tracing questionnaire and there will not be a league representative checking players into the rink.  Hayden is still using the Side A and Side B approach but the previous participants do not need to vacate building before the next group arrives.  Practices do not have additional time beyond the normal ice resurfacing.  There will be players on both Side A and Side B at the same time, so it is important to know your correct Side for your practice.  A note will shortly be added to your schedules with your assigned Side for those practicing or having Skills practice at Hayden.

Hockey bags are still not allowed and players should come fully dressed.  Skates, helmets, and gloves can be put on during the 10-minute period before practice.  Mite and Squirt players may have ONE parent/guardian accompany them into the rink to help with skates, helmets, and gloves but then must IMMEDIATELY leave through the appropriate, side door.  No one is allowed to exit via the main lobby doors.  Peewee and higher level parents should not enter the rink at all.  Goalies are allowed to enter 15 minutes early and are allowed to bring their bag in to dress in the rink, if necessary.  Masks must be worn by anyone entering the rink.

There is no 6’ spacing requirement at the Side A and B benches.  With multiple teams present for practices and skills, seating may be tight.  To avoid any issues, we suggest arriving as completely dressed as is possible and safe to do (watch out for walking on skate guards in wet/icy/snowy conditions).

Edge Rink Guidelines (as of September 2021)

The only current restriction at the Edge is that everyone must wear a mask in the building per the Bedford Board of Health.  Players and coaches may remove their mask while on the ice.  Locker rooms are open and there are no limits on spectators.


by posted 11/05/2020
SKILLS ENDORESMENTS

Click Here for a list of HOCKEY SKILLS providers that LBYH endorses in the event your player is interested in additional training. Some provide discounts for LBYH registered players.

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