Issue 24 | January 2024

McCall Youth Hockey News & Updates
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It's been a Great Season for MYHA! Here are the highlights


On December 21st, the Mites wrapped up the first of two 8-week sessions. They celebrated with a scrimmage, and all 38 players were awarded a certificate of completion!

On January 3rd, the Mites began their second 8-week session and will compete in 3 traveling tournaments in 2024.

Jr and Sr Mites competed in their first tournament of the season, the Lewiston Clearwater Classic (January 5-7). Seniors took home second place! 


The Squirts played hard in Sun Valley at the beginning of January and then took first place in Lewiston! Next up is their Home Tournament on February 9-11!


Peewee B team traveled to the Spokane Winterfest in early December and ended up with the gold! They played tough at the Boise Winter Classic later in the month and ended up 2 and 3. They took second in Sun Valley this past weekend!!.

The Peewee A team also took the gold at the Gold Medal Classic in Provo in early December! The team placed second in Sun Valley this weekend.


McCall Bantams joined Sun Valley B in Bozeman and took second place this past weekend!

High School

The High School Vandals won in MIssoula by a landslide (B division). They were placed in the A Division in Idaho Falls, as a result. Although, they did not place in the top three, all their games were close scores. Vandals then won their Home Tournament this past weekend, in a nail-biting game against the Moscow Bears. Go Vandals!

Good Luck to all teams!!!

Contact information can be found on the MYHA website.

MYHA Player Spotlight

Ashbi Sawyer is a First-year PeeWee with McCall Youth Hockey Association!

Age/Team:  11, MYHA PeeWees


How long have you been playing hockey? With McCall Youth Hockey Association? I put on skates and got on the ice for the first time 2 ½ years ago, and started playing with McCall hockey Squirts 4 months later. 


What position do you usually play? Right Wing 


Who is your hero or who inspires you the most and why? My mom because whenever I am down she always picks me back up and does so much for our family. 


What do you want others to know about hockey? That it should always be a team sport. 


What’s the one thing you are the proudest of when it comes to hockey? I have become faster. 


What has been your favorite moment with McCall Youth Hockey Association? Times when the team works together and passes. 


What is one goal/accomplishment you'd like to achieve in 2024? Would like to encourage my teammates to work together and be kind. 


Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals? If so, what are they? Listen to music. 


Favorite “pump up” song/artist/? Raise your glass by Pink 


Favorite food? Chicken broccoli casserole 


What do you do outside of the rink? Go on adventures with my family and bake. 


What is something that people might not know about you? Me and my brother won the Idaho state bass fishing tournament and qualified for Nationals so we get to represent the State of Idaho. I also shot a bull elk from a long distance this fall. 


Three things on your bucket list? Shoot a bear, get another hat-trick, and go to Hawaii. 


Advice for newer hockey players (or those considering hockey)? That it should not be about winning but having fun, working hard, and to never give up. 

MYHA Team & Player Pics!!

Team Travel Dates For the Season*


Moscow Winter Freeze

Feb 9-11 2024

Home tournament 

Feb 16-19 2024 


McCall Home Tournament

Feb 9-11, 2024


Mar 8-10, 2024

*Dates Subject to Change


Jan 26-28 2024

Seattle A

Feb 16-18 2024

Portland/Sun Valley/Home Friendlies

March 8-10, 2024


Feb 9-11 2024

Missoula B

Mar 8-10, 2024

*Dates Subject to Change



Feb 2-4, 2024


Feb 16-18, 2024

*Dates Subject to Change

USA Hockey on Track to Require Neck Guards for all Youth Hockey Players

USA Hockey Issued this Statement on Saturday, November 11, 2023

TO: USA Hockey Members

SUBJECT: Board of Directors Action

At its meeting today, the USA Hockey Board of Directors unanimously voted to request the USA Hockey Safety and Protective Equipment Committee begin the process of recommending potential rule changes regarding neck laceration protection. The intention of this effort is to advance solutions that best serve all of our members.

Any potential rule change proposal(s) could be addressed as early as

USA Hockey's Winter Meeting in January.

USA Hockey continues to recommend that all players wear a neck laceration protector that covers as much of the neck area as possible, in addition to cut-resistant socks, sleeves or undergarments.

Updated MYHA Website!

MYHA has updated its website. Check it out here!

MYHA Still in Search of Volunteers for our House League Contact MYHA Here if you Would Like to Help