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Thank You Lee Frank

Our President over the past 7 year, Lee Frank, will be stepping down from this position in May.  To say that Lee has left a positive impact on the Elyria Hockey Club, would be an understatement.  Lee has been helping the hockey club for over 13 years as a board member, coach, president, and fan.  His main goal has always been to instill a love for the game of hockey within children and parents throughout Lorain County. To create a list of all the ways Lee has changed our club would take a few days, but we would like to highlight some of the changes he has overseen to make our club better.

Beginners Program

  • Installed lower rates to give every child the opportunity to try hockey
  • Given families the opportunity to rent equipment to help keep cost down
  • Became an official partner with the Cleveland Monsters
  • Changed the name to the AJ Vincent Beginners Program to honor our former Panther who was killed by a drunk driver

Club as a whole

  • Worked with the city to see continual improvements including new locker rooms
  • Worked with the city to develop discounted season passes for open skates
  • Implemented multi-child discount
  • Worked with all jersey and apparel vendors to ensure any and all mistakes were corrected or refunded
  • Made improvements to annual fundraiser which has seen record numbers over the past 3 years
  • Eliminated the use of paper registration and implemented the change to SportsEngine
  • Created the Adult Learn to Play Program
  • Consistently looked for ways to improve the experience for both our players and families

Lee has spent countless hours working behind the scenes to make our hockey club better.  There are meetings to attend, issues to help resolve, and the consistent thoughts for improvement that lead to long weekends and late nights.  Lee wouldn’t be able to do all of this without the love and support from his family.  We would like to thank Valerie, Logan, and Wyatt for their support over the past 13 years.  Over the past 7 years, we have had hundreds of families join the Elyria Hockey Club and have found it different than other sports programs they have been to.  Children who have never skated before, now beg parents to attend open skates, buy mini sticks, and take them to practices and games all over Northeast Ohio.  All of this wouldn’t be possible without the love and time that Lee has put into our club.    

Thank you Lee Frank, from the Elyria Hockey Board, Coaches, Parents, Families, and Players for everything you have done for the past 7 years. 

2019/2020 Tryout Information

Elyria Ice Hockey Club’s 2019/2020 tryout dates are now set!!!  We are happy to announce that we will have teams at all levels this year.  We will have 1 Bantam Team, 2 Peewee Teams, 4 Squirt Teams, and at least 6 Mite Teams.  We having openings at all levels to add additional players as well.  If you are interested in attending our tryouts and currently play for a different program, we would like to gather some additional information from you.  Please email Elyriahockey@gmail.com if you are new to our program.  All events will be held at North Park Ice Rink 901 Duffey St, Elyria, OH 44035.

We are currently looking for Goalies at both the Squirt and Peewee Division.  The goalies (mite red through bantam) in our program have goalie clinics several times a month and have play for free.  If you have a player that is interested please contact the club.

For each group other than Squirts, you will attend all the dates and times in which birth year your player falls into.  With the high number of players anticipated at our Squirt tryouts, we will run the tryouts differently than the other groups.  If your player is a 2009 or 2010 Birth Year, they will all attend the Conditioning Skate on March 5th and 6th as well as the Tryout on March 9th and 10th.  We will then split the Squirt Players into 2 different groups so the coaches can get a better evaluation of your player.  You will be informed of which of the next 2 tryout dates you will need to attend.  In this email, we give you a detailed message of the dates and times for your player to attend.  If there are any questions on which events your player needs to attend, please email us at Elyriahockey@gmail.com

To attend our tryouts, you need to be registered through our Tryout Registration.  This registration can be found in a link above this information block as well as the Registration tab of Elyriahockey.com .  This registration will be named “2019 Tryout Registration”.  There will be a $50 payment that will need to be made in order to complete this registration.  This $50 fee will be taken off your regular season fees.  Please make sure when registering your player, you give all emails that you want to receive information.  Our emails are generated from the information that you put in at the time of registration.

Below are the following dates that your player must attend:

Monday March 4th Conditioning Skate

  •  Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  5:45pm – 6:45pm
  • Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  7pm – 8pm

Tuesday March 5th Conditioning Skate

  • Squirt (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Bantam (2005 & 2006 Birth Year):  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday March 6th Conditioning Skate

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  5:45pm – 6:45pm
  • Squirt (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  7pm – 8pm

Thursday March 7th Conditioning Skate

  • Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Bantam (2005 & 2006 Birth Year):  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday March 8th Conditioning Skate

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  5:45pm – 6:45pm

Saturday March 9th Tryout

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  8am – 9am
  • Squirt (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  9:15am – 10:30am
  • Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  10:45am – 12pm
  • Bantam (2005 & 2006 Birth Year):  3:15pm – 4:30pm

Sunday March 10th Tryout

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  8am – 9am
  • Squirt (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  9:15am – 10:30am
  • Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  10:45am – 12pm
  • Bantam (2005 & 2006 Birth Year):  3:15pm – 4:30pm

Monday March 11th Tryout

  • Squirt Group X (2009 & 2010 Birth Year): 5:45pm – 6:45pm
  •   Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  7pm – 8pm

Tuesday March 12th Tryout

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Squirt Group Y (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday March 13th Tryout

  • Squirt Group X (2009 & 2010 Birth Year): 5:45pm – 6:45pm
  •   Peewee (2007 & 2008 Birth Year):  7pm – 8pm
  • Bantam (2005 & 2006 Birth Year):  8:15pm – 9:15pm

Thursday March 14th Tryout

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Squirt Group Y (2009 & 2010 Birth Year):  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday March 15th Tryout

  • Mite (2011 Birth year & Younger):  5:45pm – 6:45pm

 

 

 

**If you are part of our beginners’ program, you are not to attend these tryouts, unless told to by the Elyria Ice Hockey Board**

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 elyriahockey@gmail.com

 

   CONTACT EIHC P.O. Box 2 Elyria, Ohio 44035  elyriahockey@gmail.com