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2024 EYHA Award Winners

  • Greg Lehoullier Award  Luke Pringle (12U):  Association Player Sportsmanship Award  
  • Frederick J. Reidy Award Rick Villamil: Distinguished Service Volunteer 
  • “Johnny O” Coaches Award – Joe Baird: Distinguished Coach 
  • Weston Lea Spirited Player Award Sawyer Gilbert (14U): Association Player Enthusiasm Award 


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The Essex Youth Hockey Association’s mission is to introduce the youth of our area communities to the great game of ice hockey, such that every child, through their participation in the program, can enjoy a positive, character building sports experience while creating a passion for the game.

EYHA believes that through the development of every individual, the collective team benefits from the resulting depth, diversity, and cohesion. This produces a level of confidence that brings success in the competitive hockey environment.

Emphasis will always be placed upon education, personal development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The individual conduct of board members, coaches, players, and parents will be maintained to ensure a positive culture in which all can honor the sport, and exemplify an organization in which to be proud of.

And above all else… "It’s always about the kids"

About EYHA

Essex Youth Hockey Association provides boys and girls an opportunity to learn about and pursue their interest in the game of hockey. We are a local organization run entirely by parent and community volunteers as board members, coaches, ice schedulers, equipment coordinators and, above all else, fans of kids who love hockey.

EYHA serves the communities of: Essex Junction, Essex, Westford, Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge, Richmond and Milton


RINKS: EYHA primarily skates out of 4 rinks:

Essex Skating Facility (our HOME rink - opening just after Labor Day) 

Waterbury Ice Center 


UVM’s Gutterson Rink 



NewBees (ages 4-7)

  • Beginner skaters
  • Program runs on weekend mornings

HOUSE (ages 6+)

  • Co-Ed skill development in a fun, supportive, environment
  • Skills taught include: 
    • fundamentals of ice skating
    • understanding the game of hockey
  • Program runs weekend mornings

TRAVEL (8U / G8U / 10U / G10U / 12U / G12U / 14U / G14U)

  • Both Co-Ed and Girls teams
  • Evaluation process for team selection (dependent upon team numbers)
  • 2-3 practices weekday evenings
  • 1-2 games weekends (travel generally within VT)
  • 1-2 Tournaments per season (generally within the Northeast)

Mailing Addess


P.O. Box 725

Essex Junction, VT 05453

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