Mentor Youth Hockey
Mentor, OH

 Mentor, Ohio

News & Events

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Booster Club Meeting Schedule
(Located at the Mentor Arena Rink-Side Meeting Room)

Thursday May 8

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday June 12

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday July 10

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday August 14

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday September 11

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday October 9

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday November 13

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday December 11

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday January 8, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday February 5

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday February 10

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday February 17

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday February 19

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday February 24

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday February 26

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Monday March 2

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday March 3

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday March 5

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday March 12

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday April 9

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday May 14

6:30 – 8:30 pm

2013-2014 MVP Sponsors

Mentor Youth Hockey plays in the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League. We are in the Mid-American district (Mid-Am) of USA Hockey

Sunday June 1, 2014

Meet & Greet for all Rec. & Travel Mentor Youth Hockey parents. A night out to socialize with other parents in our program, our Hockey Director Caleb Wyse, members of the Mentor Youth Hockey Booster Club Board, and more!

  • Billy’s Martini Bar 7338 Industrial Park Blvd, Mentor, OH 44060 (440) 585-8815
  • Sunday June 1, 2014
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm

2014 - 2015 Mentor Youth Hockey Try-Out Information

Mentor Youth Hockey Squirt thru Bantam Travel Try-Outs will be May 5 - May 14, 2014.

Please click on the 2 attached documents for Try-Out information for Squirts, Peewees, & Bantams. Mite Try-Out information will be forthcoming but is typically in late August or early September.

Travel Hockey Try-Out Guideline (2014-2015 season)

Travel Hockey Registration (2014-2015 season) 

Upcoming Important Dates

Click HERE for a printable version of this information.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – Registration is open to returning Mentor travel players

Friday, May 2, 2014 – Deadline to register for try-outs.

Squirt Try-Outs

Monday, May 5: All Squirts, 7:15–8:45 pm

Saturday, May 10: Squirt Group 2, 1:15–2:15 pm

Saturday, May 10: Squirt Group 1, 2:45–3:45 pm

Monday, May 12: Squirt Group 2, 7:15–8:15 pm   

Tuesday, May 13: Squirt Group 1, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Peewee Try-Outs

Tuesday, May 6: All Peewees, 6:00 –7:30 pm

Thursday, May 8: Peewee Group 2, 7:15–8:15 pm

Thursday, May 8: Peewee Group 1, 8:30–9:30 pm

Saturday, May 10: Peewee Group 2, 4:00–5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 14: Peewee Group 1, 7:15–8:15 pm

Bantam Try-Outs

Wednesday, May 7: All Bantams, 7:15–8:45 pm

Wednesday, May 14: All Bantams, 8:30–9:30 pm

Thursday, May 15: All Bantams, 7:15–8:15 pm

ADM Mite Summer Hockey
Attention all ADM Mite players! This summer the Mentor Ice Arena is offering a
clinic for all Tot, Instructional, Rec, and Travel players to keep up on their skills, as
well as learning new ones. The goal for this clinic is to provide pre-season
opportunities in skating instruction, power skating, skill improvement, and fun
time at the end of each session. Instructor will be Eric Cantini and Mentor
Coaching Staff.

Registration Due: June 1, 2014

Click HERE for flyer & registration

Day: Thursdays Ages 5-8
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Fee: $110 Residents $130 Non Resident
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14
Age: 5 - 8 (as of 12/31/14)
Summer Elite Camp
Attention Hockey Players! Get off the couch and play some Hockey! Join Caleb Wyse
and other area High School coaches for an exciting camp that focuses on improving
individual core skills through repetition & corrective instruction. The best hockey
players at any level are the players who have been repetitively trained for long term
development. Full equipment is required!

What skills are covered?
Balance, Edgework, & Stride Extension, Overspeed, Acceleration, & Resistance Training
Battle Drills: Small Area Games & Creativity, Puck handling, Shooting, and more!

HERE for flyer & registration.

Squirts 8-10 yrs old
Day: Wednesdays Barcode: 30920
Time: 5:45 - 6:45pm
Fee: $110 Residents; $130 Non Resident
Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16,23, 30, August 6, 13

Peewee 11-12 & Bantam13 +
Day: Thursdays Peewee Barcode: 30925; Bantam Barcode: 30924
Time: 5:45 - 6:45pm
Fee: $110 Residents; $130 Non Resident
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14
Cardinal Floor Hockey League!
What is it? The games are played in shoes, on half of the rink (no ice). It is a great way to stay active in summer and grow the hockey community in the Mentor/Lake County Area.

Click HERE to view flyer & registration

• Games are half ice, 4 vs. 4 with a goalie (equipment provided)
• Possible adult league Sunday nights. (if there is interest)
• Rental equipment is available.
• Starts June 2nd, Playoffs start the week of June 30th.
• 4 weeks of league games, 1 week of playoffs.
• 4 divisions; 8-U, 11-U, 14-U, and 18-U

o 18-U and 8-U play Tuesday and Wednesday
o 14-U and 11-U play Monday and Thursday

You can register as a team of 6-10 skaters or sign up as a free agent. (See flyer for all the details)

Cost per player 
18-U = $25 
14-U = $25
11-U = $20
8-U = $20

Cougar Hockey Camp
Lake Catholic High School head hockey coach Ryan Okicki and his coaching staff will be holding the 2nd Annual Cougar Camp at the Mentor Ice Arena July 21-25, 2014.

Please Click HERE for camp flyer & registration. 

This full day camp will focus on:

  • Power Skating
  • Skill Development
  • Game Situations

Coach Okicki has been coaching in the Cleveland area for 9 years and has specialized in personal development for 6 years.

Questions? Contact Coach Okicki RYANFRANKOKICKI@ME.COM

Broomball Parent Showdown!
Hockey Parents vs. Figure Skating Parents in a fun game of Broomball on Sunday May 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm. Game is Free. Pre-Registration is Required. Please call arena to register 440-974-5730

Click HERE to view flyer

Please bring in non-perishable or canned food items to donate
Mentor Youth Hockey 1st Team Head Coaches Announced!
The Mentor Youth Hockey program is pleased to announce the following team 1 head coaches for the 2014-2015 season.

  • Mite ADM - Eric Cantini
  • Squirt 1 - Dan Florjancic
  • Peewee 1 - Shawn Sadler
  • Bantam 1 - Caleb Wyse
Florjancic's 2014 Summer Hockey Camp

Beginning June 10, 2014, Mentor Squirt Head Coach Dan Florjancic along with Riverside Coach Eddie Bolden, Mentor Coach Jeff Floyd, and members of the Mentor youth hockey coaching staff will be conducting their eleventh season of SUMMER HOCKEY sessions at the Mentor Civic Ice Arena for kids ages 6-14. Off-ice and on-ice skating sessions will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays as noted on flyer. The camp will last for a ten-week period.

The objective of these summer camp sessions is to keep your skater on the ice and in shape through the off-season and to improve individual skills such as skating, puck control, body positioning, passing, and shooting.

Click HERE for detailed flyer and registration.

Spring 3 on 3 Hockey in Mentor
Spring 3 on 3 hockey in Mentor is a ton of fun for the kids and they don't even realize that they are learning so many important hockey skills! Click HERE to check out all the details 
Spring Hockey Camps in Mentor!
Check out the spring Elite Camp, Checking Camp, & Power Skating Camp being offered in Mentor. Click HERE to view the Spring 2014 Hockey Camps Flyer and Registration.
Try-Outs for 2014-15 Season
Try-Outs for the 2014-15 season will be in late April to early May. Full details coming soon!
Friday Night Skills Sessions
  • $10 per session
  • 1 hour sessions, full ice
  • All sessions at Mentor Ice Arena
Dates & Times:
  • Fri. 11/22 - 7:15 - 8:15 pm (West Rink)
  • Fri. 12/6 -  5:45 - 6:45 pm (East Rink)
  • Fri. 12/13 -  7:15 - 8:15 pm (West Rink)
  • Fri. 12/20 -  7:15 - 8:15 pm (West Rink)
  • Fri. 1/10 -  5:45 - 6:45 (East Rink) 
  • Fri. 1/24 -  5:45 - 6:45 (East Rink)
  • Fri. 2/28 -  5:45 - 6:45 (East Rink) 

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We post most Clinics, Camps, Special Events, & Reminders on Facebook and Twitter. If you dont check Facebook and/or Twitter frequently this is a good way to receive the updates via text message. If you do check Facebook & Twitter daily click on the logos in the left hand column to "Like" our Facebook page or "Follow" us on Twitter.  
Congratulations to the Mentor Squirt 3 Team on winning their division in the Euclid Halloween Tournament, Great Job!

New Menu Tabs & Pages
We have added several new menu tabs at the top of your screen and some valuable content to their respective pages. 

  • Calendar - This is a general "Calendar of Events" at the Mentor Ice Arena. Includes things like Open Skates, Stick & Pucks, Youth Drop-In Hockey, Hockey Camps & Clinics, Special Events, High School Hockey Games, Adult Pick-Up Hockey, etc. (Team specific calendars can be found on the Travel Teams pages)
  • House League Hockey - This will include information regarding Mite ADM Blue Division & Play Makers Hockey. These are both youth house leagues that only play at the Mentor Ice Arena . 
  • Learn to Skate - This will include information regarding the Mentor Learn to Skate program including Tot Hockey & Instructional Hockey. 
  • FAQ - we will post answers to Frequently Asked Questions
  • City Flyers - We will post City of Mentor Flyers to various events at the Mentor Ice Arena like Laser Tag, Battle of the Bands, New Hockey Parents Guides, Open Skate Schedule, etc.
NDCL High School Hockey 2013-14 Schedule
Please click HERE to view and/or print the NDCL High School Varsity 2013-14 Schedule. 
Riverside High School Hockey 2013-14 Schedule
Please click HERE to view and/or print the Riverside High School Varsity 2013-14 Schedule. 
Mentor High School Hockey 2013-14 Schedule
Please click HERE to view and/or print the Mentor High School Varsity 2013-14 Schedule. 
Lake Catholic High School Hockey 2013-14 Schedule
Please click HERE to view and/or print the Lake Catholic High School Varsity 2013-14 Schedule.

Please click HERE to view and/or print the Lake Catholic High School JV 2013-14 Schedule.
Mite Travel Hockey Information 
The Mite Travel Red & White divisions will be having team selections on the following dates:
  • Saturday September 7th from 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Sunday September 8th from 10:45 - 11:45 am
This is for kids age 8 & under (2005 - 2008 birth year). This program plays 1/2 ice games in the CSHL (Cleveland Suburban Hockey League). The coaches will be Eric Cantini and Mark Scherer.

Please have the following documents when registering:

1. USA Hockey Registration (Print USA Hockey registration w/barcode and include with Mentor Mite Travel registration. Cost $45) Click link below to USA Hockey website registration page and click "Register Now" button on right hand side of screen.

2. Mentor Mite ADM Registration Form - click HERE for Mentor Travel Mite Registration Form

The Mite ADM Blue division (formally Rec. ADM) will be a House League - all play & practice will be in Mentor. Coaches for Mite Blue to be announced. 

2013-2014 Mentor Youth Hockey Travel Teams Practice Schedule *(revised 8/13/13)
Please click HERE to view the travel teams home ice schedule. This is the teams "normal" season home ice schedule. This schedule starts September 7, 2013

You may have noticed some teams have had team meetings and decided to purchase additional ice and begin practicing now. Talk to your Coach or Team Manager if you think the team would like to do this.

Normally the teams dont have home ice during the weekends of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, MLK, & Presidents Day. 

Your Coach & Team may decide to add / remove / change some of your home ice to accomodate your tournaments & schedule. Your Team Manager & Coach will keep you posted and up to date on your teams schedule. Team Managers also create Team Calendars which we post on your Team Pages on the website. You can sync. your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc. to your teams calendar so you always have your schedule at your finger tips. instructions for syncing are below (If your Team's Calendar isn't posted yet...check back in a few weeks)

iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE     

Android Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE
Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE 
Mentor Mite ADM Hockey Blue Division (formerly Rec. Mite Hockey) 
The Mentor Mite ADM Hockey Blue Division registration is now open! Here are a few details highlighted below. Open the Registration Link Here for all the information.
  • Age 8 & Under (2005 - 2008 birth year) as of 12/31/13
  • Register by September 1st
  • 1/2 Ice Program
  • Play is at Mentor Ice Arena only
  • Play is Saturdays & Sundays 12-1 pm
Mentor Play Makers Hockey (formerly Rec. Mite Hockey) 
The Mentor Play Makers Hockey registration is now open! Here are a few details highlighted below. Open the Registration Link Here for all the information.
  • Age 8-14 (1999 - 2005 birth year) as of 12/31/13
  • Register by September 1st
  • 1/2 Ice Program
  • Play is at Mentor Ice Arena only
  • Play is Saturdays & Sundays 12-1 pm
Mentor Youth Hockey Sponsorship Program

Another hockey season is quickly approaching and the Mentor Youth Hockey Booster Club (MYHBC) is asking for your support for the upcoming hockey season. Many children ages 6-15 take part in Lake County’s only youth travel hockey program.

Mentor Hockey continues to grow strong with help from individuals and companies within our community. The Mentor Youth Hockey Booster Club continues our mission to support youth hockey and to instill the following values within our participants:

  • Sportsmanship
  • Confidence
  • Respect for Individuals
  • Integrity
  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Fun
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork

Your sponsorship contribution to our program will help supplement costs for participants and provide valuable support for special clinics and most importantly reduce fees for valuable ice time. 

Please click HERE to view the program & the various levels of sponsorship to suit your budget and needs. There are levels designed for Family, Grandparents, & Friends as low as $25 and levels for businesses. Simply select a level of support, complete the enclosed form and mail with payment by August 31, 2013. Hockey is great excercise and helps the kids stay happy & healthy.
contributions make a difference within our association and within our community and are greatly appreciated.

The MYHBC is an IRS 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible! Please pledge your support today by replying with the best level of support that fits you or your organization.

If you have questions or other ideas how your organization may be able to help, please contact me at (440) 537-3513 or

Thank you for your support!

Mentor Youth Hockey Warm-Ups & Spirit Wear
Mentor Youth Hockey has partnered with Top Shelf Embroidery to offer Players, Parents, Siblings, & Coaches a variety of apparel items. Please click HERE for the details. 

Orders are due by or before Tuesday July 30, 2013 

You can visit Top Shelf Embroidery at 9450 Mentor Ave. Mentor, Ohio for sizing samples to help determine the size you need. Mentor Hockey merchandise is avaialble at the store or have your own jackets, backpacks, hockeybags, sweatshirts, etc. embroidered. They can be reached by phone at 440-209-8566. Tell Tim Ferrell you are with Mentor Youth Hockey.
Need New Jersey's or Hockey Socks?
Check the fit of your players current jerseys and socks.
We will have a table set up at try-outs on Sat. 6/8, Sat. 6/15, & Sat. 6/22You can order new jerseys and/or socks at try-outs. Arrive early, and have your player get their shoulder & elbow pads on then come out and try on jerseys. This will be the only opportunity to order jerseys this season. All players ordering new jerseys will receive home & away socks at no charge. The booster club will pick up the cost of the socks for players ordering new jerseysPlease click HERE to open the jersey & sock order form. 

If you need hockey socks anytime during the year we have Mentor Youth Hockey Socks in stock in both black and white to purchase. Please email (Jennifer Backston) to place your order. Socks are available in 18", 24", & 30" sizes. Cost is $15 per pair.
Mentor Youth Hockey Travel Hockey Registration Info. 2013-14 Season
Below info. is for Squirt, Peewee, & Bantam. The Mite registration package will be out in June.

Please click HERE to download & print all the information for the 2013-14 season including try-out dates & registration forms.  

This season the registration will be in two parts. You will need to register for tryouts
(Include your new USA Hockey registration) and then also register the player for the
season by filling out the Player Commitment Form.

• FORM 1 - The tryout form (on page 2) is due by June 3.
• Fee is of $200 is non-refundable.
• FORM 2 - The player commitment form (page 3) to play in Mentor
• The Player Commitment Form can be turned in anytime before July 8th.
• If you commit to playing in Mentor you will notice on your player commitment form,
registration is $200.00 less this season.
• We have added a date for tryouts June 8. Players are required to attend 1 date,
but the more you attend the better look for the coaches. We urge you to attend all

Tryout Registration Dates
• Returning Mentor Travel Players Begins May 3
• Mentor Rec Hockey Players Begins May 13
• Mentor Residents Open Enrollment Begins May 20
• Non-Residents Open Enrollment Begins May 28
• Deadline to register for tryouts is Monday, June 3, 2013


  • Sat. June 8, 1:30 - 2:30 pm   
  • Sat. June 15, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Mon. June 17, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
  • Sat. June 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Sat. June 8, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
  • Sat. June 15, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
  • Wed. June 19, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Sat. June 22, 4:15 - 5:15 pm
  • Sat. June 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sat. June 15, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Fri. June 21, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
  • Sat. June 22, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Team Calendars & Other Updates:
We have been making improvements & updates to our website. Most of the Team Managers have created Google Team Calendars that we have posted to the Team Pages. When your Team Manager updates your team calendar it will automatically update on our website. Also if you would like to sync your Team Calendar to your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device please click on the link below for instructions. This is very convenient & efficient. Your mobile device will automatically sync & update your calendar when you open it - so your team manager updates the team calendar and it is automatically updated on your device. We have also been working on getting our team pages accesible from your mobile device and widening our webpage to have a larger viewable area on your screen. Please remember to check our website often for updates and "Like" our Facebook Page & "Follow" us on Twitter. Click on the Facebook & Twitter icons on the left.

iPhone Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE                        

Android Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE
Calendar Sync Instructions click HERE