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San Francisco Youth Hockey Association


The San Francisco Youth Hockey Association (SFYHA) is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that operates the San Francisco Sabercats Youth hockey program based out of Yerba Buena Ice Rink.

Our mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for hockey instruction that emphasizes skill development and promotes valuable life skills including the importance of hard work, dedication to goals,  development of self esteem, teamwork and good sportsmanship. The SFYHA follows the USA Hockey ADM model and believes that youth hockey players should have a developmentally appropriate learning environment from its entry level programs through to its most advanced programs.

We seek to  provide an opportunity for young people of all backgrounds in the San Francisco area to participate in and enjoy the sport of hockey in a positive environment and carry the love of hockey throughout their lives.

Elaine Paschke


Alec Makdessian

Vice President

Ari Lewis


Mark Pirie


Cristina Blouin


Peter Korcsinsky

Chair of Hockey Operations Committee