Welcome to the official Erie Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) webpage -- home of the Erie Lions & the Lady Lions!
EYHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; and we are proud to be the premier hockey organization that serves & promotes the game of ice hockey to the greater Erie community since 1964. With over 30 teams/programs ranging from competitive travel teams, recreational house teams/leagues and to new skater development programs, there will be a suitable team/program placement that best fit your needs.
Below is the dates and times for for all Open Skates and Tryouts based on birth year for Travel hockey. Anyone interested in that age group Travel hockey at each level is welcome at these Open Skates. ALL Tryout applications must be filled out and the $250 must be attached or the skater will NOT be allowed onthe ice.
Please be sure to include a brief introduction/biography as to why you would like to serve on the board or nominate a candidate along with any qualifications.
Also we are in need of a Web Admin which will work with the marketing commitee to keep things updated. Training from current Web Admin available until mid summer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any interest or if you have any contact information of anyone that may be interested.
The ’06 Erie Lions are champions once again! The Lions entered the 2018 playoffs as the 2nd seed. Last Sunday in the semi-final game, they defeated the Cheektawaga Warriors on their home ice, 2-1 to reach the championship game for the third time in three years. The Championship match found them once again facing the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles, a familiar face that they defeated for their first title in 2016 and the same team that they tied twice this regular season. All season the Eagles and Lions were at the top of the standings so meeting in this game was no surprise. The Eagles came out ready and took advantage of the moment. Scoring early and often, the Lions found themselves down 3-0 going into the 2nd period. But as the Lions showed all year, their heart was mightier than the opponent. The Lions scored early in the 2ndto make it 3-1. The arena could feel the momentum change. Not long after, another Lions goal brought them within one. Two minutes into the third period, a third unanswered goal brought the game even at 3-3. The battle continued through the 3rd until the Eagles appeared ready to hold the trophy by scoring with 6 minutes left. But the Lions would not be caged and once again found the net to end the game in a tie, 4-4. Heading into overtime, a Lions penalty put them down a man. The advantage only lasted 30 seconds as the Eagles joined them us in the box. 4 on 4 overtime hockey it is. The Lions took the puck and a 2 on 1 rush at the net gave them the Championship victory once again! The ’06 Erie Lions are coached by Head Coach Mark Sprickman, and assistant coaches Jeff Vavala, Jeremy Peterson and John Sorge. We would like to thank all of the ’06 players for representing Erie for three straight years in the championship and bringing home the title twice.