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Tryouts for 2018 / 2019 Season

The Elyria Hockey Club has set its tryout dates for the 2018-19 season, and based on feedback provided by its membership we will only hold tryout sessions in the spring of 2018. The benefits of holding only one tryout is placement will be known prior to spring hockey activities, which allows individual teams the option of competing in the spring league and/or tournament play, as well as plan summer practice sessions and fall tournament needs. This will be different than in the past, as there will not be a tryout again in the fall. Tryout dates are listed below and will be held at the North Park Ice Arena.

We plan to continue our 2017-18 successes and look forward to placing (1) High School Club Team,  (1) Bantam team at the A level, (1) Peewee team at the A level, (3) Squirts teams at the AA, A, and B levels. The success of our Beginners Program will allow us to field at least 6 mite teams.  If you were a part of a Blue Team this past season, you must attend these tryouts.  Attendance at tryouts is mandatory for all players to have their skill levels properly evaluated for next season.

New members are always welcome, as we look to continue the success of last year, please send an email to , to help gather information about your player prior to tryouts.

Note: For parents of beginner players, you are not to attend the tryouts.  Beginner players will be placed on teams based on ability and they will not need to attend tryouts.  You will be contacted through email by the middle of March to let you know what your next steps are.

Tryouts will run on Tuesday March 13th, Thursday March 15th , and Saturday March 17th . Times for these events will be communicated out soon. Please contact us at if there are any questions.

Adult Learn to Play Hockey

Our Adult Learn to Play Hockey signup is now live.

There will be 3 sessions comprising of 8 lessons. Practices will be held in the morning at 6:00 am at North Rec. 901 Duffy St. in Elyria doors open at 5:30 am. Lessons are one hour long ending at 7:00 am. So there is plenty of time to get to work unless you have a long commute. There is NO experience required and there will be students of various levels attending the classes. You will need to have hockey equipment to participate in the classes at minimum a helmet, shin guards, pants, elbow pads, and a stick. We recommend that you have a full cage on your helmet.

Here are the dates for the 3 sessions:

Session 1:
11/28 and 11/30
12/5 and 12/7
12/12 and 12/14
12/18 and 12/21

Session 2:
1/16 and 1/18
1/23 and 1/25
1/30 and 2/1
2/6 and 2/8

Session 3:
2/20 and 2/22
2/27 and 3/1
3/6 and 3/8
3/13 and 3/15

Elyria Panthers Hockey Club

The Elyria Ice Hockey Club was founded in 1960 in order to introduce the sport of ice hockey to the City of Elyria and Lorain County.  Elyria Ice Hockey Club (EIHC) is focused on the development of the player, and the importance of team work to enable individuals the ability to grow within the sport. We offer competitive and development options for all skill levels and utilize experienced volunteer coaches who are dedicated to assuring player improvement. EIHC Board members are committed to keeping player fees affordable for all levels of play, keeping the focus on the ice. EIHC plays at North Recreation Center in Elyria, which is owned and operated by the city, they are a valued partner and are committed to improving the rink for the enjoyment of both player and fan.

The USA Hockey fee for the 2016-17 season is $40 for all players/coaches age 7 and older. The fee is waived for all players with a birth year of 2010 or later (age 6 and younger

The Panthers are a member of the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League

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Panther Partners

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support of these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.

Consider supporting the Elyria Ice Hockey Club by purchasing advertising space on our home page.  We will feature your corporate logo.  By clicking on your logo, visitors will be redirected to your homepage. Sponsorship dollars support all of EIHC’s activities and assist in making hockey accessible to boys and girls in Lorain County.  For more information contact us at


   CONTACT EIHC P.O. Box 2 Elyria, Ohio 44035