It is the mission of Jackson Youth Hockey to provide a meaningful opportunity for children to experience the great game of hockey and to develop their skating skills and hockey skills to the best of their ability while instilling the importance of sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork.
The Jackson Squirts went 7-0 to win the Littleton President's Day Tournament over the weekend. The boys played hard from start to finish beating teams from Colorado, Nebraska and Texas. A fantastic weekend of hockey included the Avs and Oilers game with the McDavid hat trick on Sunday afternoon. Coaches couldn't be prouder of this great group of kids. Thank you to all the parents for the long travel weekend in less then perfect conditions. Go Moose!!
It was a big weekend for both Jackson Youth Hockey Bantam A and Bantam B teams as they each took home the championship in their respective divisions.
The Jackson Bantam A team was dominant going 4 and 0 winning their division with a 7-0 shutout win vs Sun Valley. Led by solid goaltending, Jackson earned the #1 seed coming out of pool play. On the weekend Jackson outscored their opponents 27-3 en route to their second tournament championship in 3 weeks!
The Jackson Bantam Bs went 2-1-1 in their round-robin play for the Home Tournament weekend. Fortunately, their scores allowed them to make it into Sunday's Championship game as the second seed, where they faced a tough Vernal team to whom the Moose had suffered a 4-6 loss on Friday afternoon.
The B Championship was incredibly tight and intense, and the Moose charged back from a 1-3 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 in the middle of the 3rd period. With strong goal-keeping and tenacious skating, the Moose scored again with 3 minutes left in the game, taking the 4-3 lead...which they held onto to take home the B-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP banner!
Congrats to the coaches and the players for a job well done!
Our Jackson Moose Bantam host their annual home tournament this weekend. Come check out games against regional rivals including Sun Valley, Idaho Falls, Bozeman, and Salt Lake City. Action kicks off Friday Feb 2nd and runs through the weekend. Go Moose!
Our JYH Bantam A Moose took home the gold in Bozeman, MT last weekend in dramatic fashion. After going 3-0 in pool play, Jackson faced a tough team from Billings, MT. With Jackson leading 2-1 with 45 seconds remaining in the game, Billings tied things up forcing a 5 minute sudden death overtime period. Tough defensive play and stellar goaltending on both sides led to a 5 round shootout to decide the champion. After 4 rounds the game was still tied until Matthew Grady stepped up and fired home the game winning shot. The JYH Bantam A and Bantam B Moose will host their home tournament the weekend of February 2-4. Congratulations JYH Bantam A Moose!
Jackson Youth Hockey 5U Mites show off their new JYH/Dotch Fund Beanies at practice last week.
The Dotch Fund was started by the friends and family of Brian and Sandy Cousins in 2012 to honor their son John Dotch Cousins who passed away suddenly at 8 weeks old from a rare undiagnosed heart condition. The blue and white hat that is the fund’s logo represents Dotch’s favorite hat, made by a local friend of Brian and Sandy’s, and is intended to be a symbol of hope and inspiration for children and parents alike. The fund is focused primarily on supporting early childhood development through local partner organizations focused on youth education and athletics, but Brian and Sandy are always willing to consider alternative causes to help support children and parents in our community.
The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and donations can be made directly through JHCF with a designation noting the John Dotch Cousins Fund.
Thank you Brian and Sandy for all that you do for JYH!
Jackson Youth Hockey is proud to announce that we have a skating instructor named Kyle Peto coming to Jackson the week of Monday, January 22nd to run clinics with our kids. Kyle will be incorporating innovative and cutting edge skating drills that will primarily be focusing on power skating, agility, transitions, explosiveness and edge work. He will be running clinics starting Monday (1/22) and will work with all teams 8U and older. We encourage all coaches to be present if possible. It will be a great learning experience and I know Kyle will appreciate the extra help setting up drills and managing kids in line.
Kyle is currently an on ice instructor at Breakaway Academy located in Chaska, Minnesota. Breakaway Academy is a High Performance Academic-Athletic private school dedicated to providing ambitious boys and girls the very best in academics along with elite hockey training.
Kyle was born in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada were he played his entire youth hockey career. Kyle went on to join the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he spent two seasons. During his second season Kyle was named the Timberwolves alternate team captain, selected to the A.J.H.L South All-Star team, and earned a scholarship to Minnesota State University – Mankato (WCHA). From 2003-2006 Kyle was an offensive force on the Maverick blue line, leading all defenseman in points through his tenure in MSU. Following his college career Kyle went on to play professional hockey in the SM-Liiga (top league in Finland), EIHL (England), E.C.H.L, where he won a Championship in 2007, and All-Star honors in 2009-10.
8U Mites 5:30-6:30pm
HS Boys 8-9:15pm
19U/14U Girls 8-9pm
HS Boys 6:45-8am
We are very excited to have Kyle coming here to work with our program. Please make him feel welcome.
Director of Player and Coach Development
Jackson Youth Hockey