Geauga Youth Hockey

The Geauga Maple Leafs is our fantastic home ice youth hockey team.

mapesGYHA was founded in 1998 as a non-profit youth hockey association.

They have successfully earned dozens of banners and championships over the years.


Local play and some tournaments are enjoyed by our players and goalies.

For more information and to be directed the GYHA website, click here. 

Open Try-Outs for 2017-2018 Season

The Geauga Youth Hockey Association (GYHA) will be holding open tryouts for all of its youth teams at the Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam levels for the 2017-2018 season. The tryouts will be held at The Pond Ice Arena at 9999 E.Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023.

There will be one (1) “Welcome to GYHA” session for Mites, at a cost of $15 per player. The purpose of this session is to allow prospective new Mite players to experience the level of play at Geauga by playing with returning Mite level players.  Later in the summer, during August “Welcome Back” sessions, the Mite players will then be assigned to appropriate level teams.

There will be three (3) one hour tryout sessions for Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam, at a cost of $45 per player. We reserve the right to schedule additional try-out sessions if deemed necessary.  If needed, these sessions would likely be scheduled for the weekend after our main session, times to be determined.

Please register online at  A completed online registration and the non-refundable tryout registration payment are due prior to your age group’s first tryout session.  The tryout registration fee must be paid in full in order to participate in tryouts. GYHA will be providing tryout jerseys for the tryout sessions.

Tryout Dates and Times 

Mite (2009 and younger) Level Pee Wee (2006 and 2005)
Saturday, May 6th     6:00 pm


Thursday, May 4th  7:10 pm

Friday, May 5th     6:00 pm

Sunday, May 7th     5:20 pm

Level Squirt (2008 and 2007) Level Bantam (2004 and 2003)
Thursday, May 4th       6:00 pm

Saturday, May 6th   7:10 pm

Thursday, May 11th     6:00 pm


Friday, May 5th     7:10 pm

Sunday, May 7th     6:30 pm

Thursday, May 11th   7:10 pm

Please note the following principals governing the GYHA tryout process:

  • All GYHA candidates will be evaluated by an independent hockey tryout company.
  • There are no guaranteed placements for any skater.
  • All skaters must be evaluated in order to be placed on a team.

GYHA will be collecting used equipment and socks during tryouts. So, clean out your hockey room and help support GYHA.  We will have a used equipment sale before the start of the 2017-2018 season.

*Coaches will be announced at the time teams are being selected.

*First Teams will be selected by May 15th with second teams selected by May 19th and third teams (if needed) by May 23rd.

*There will be a $350 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot on your selected team due 3 days after team selection.


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