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Website Moved to MidstateNY.org
by posted 07/09/2021

Midstate has launched a sleek, new, all encompassing website to best suit our customer's needs. Our new domain, midstateny.org, has information on everything Midstate related. This includes hockey teams and schedules, booking and online purchases, info on our trainers and facilities, links to our partners and much more. 

From this point forward, midstateacc.org and midstatehockey.com will not be updated or operational. Please visit midstateny.org for anything you may need from us. 

CLICK HERE to be directed to our new site. 

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From N.Y. to Texas to Omaha, Hunter McDonald on a fast road
by posted 06/24/2021

This article was originally posted on nyhockeyjournal.com by Kirk Luedeke on former MYHA standout, Hunter McDonald. 

Click HERE to be directed to the site for full content. 

After playing a waiting game with his development, defenseman Hunter McDonald is starting to see the road to college and professional hockey take shape for him.


McDonald, a 19-year-old Fairport, N.Y., native, just completed his second junior hockey season, but first in the USHL as a rookie with the Omaha Lancers.


Despite the uncertainty of a pandemic and how that disruption would impact the 2020-21 season, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound McDonald committed himself to leaving the safety net at home to play in the USA’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league, and that experience is paying major dividends for him after a superb first campaign.


Photo via Omaha Lancers. 

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Midstate Athletic Community Center Capital Improvement Campaign
by posted 06/18/2021

The MACC is launching our first capital campaign since the building’s inception in 2002.


Supporting The MACC means supporting the organizations and businesses that call this facility “home.” Your support will continue the legacy of sport and the legends it creates.


The MACC has developed a variety of sponsorship levels to help secure the future of the facility. As a 501(c)3, your support is 100% tax deductible.


For more information or questions, contact Brendan Flanagan( ).

Click HERE to access the full PDF for more details on the campaign.

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Nate Skidmore Heading to College Coaching Ranks
by posted 06/14/2021

The following article was originally posted to jackalopes.org, featuing MYHA Alum Nate Skidmore. Skidmore played youth hockey at The MACC with the Jr. Stars before playing in the CCHL and OJHL. Skidmore played collegiately at SUNY Potsdam for four season, wearing an A his senior season.  

ODESSA, TX – Jackalopes assistant coach Nate Skidmore has been announced as the new assistant men’s ice hockey coach at Williams College, an NCAA Division III program, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

A native of Syracuse, New York, Skidmore played four years at the Jr. A level before playing college hockey at the State University of New York at Potsdam for four years with the Bears.

Skidmore earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science along with a master’s degree in management and leadership from SUNY Potsdam. He then spent the 2019-20 season with the NCAA Division I Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers as a volunteer assistant coach and goalie coach.

In his first season with the Jackalopes Skidmore managed the defenseman, goaltenders and penalty kill – the latter being one of the more constant aspects of the Jackalopes this season, finishing with an 81.6% efficiency and sitting at 11th overall in the North American Hockey League. He also earned valuable coaching experience managing the bench for seven games in Coach Fortier’s absence.

“I want to thank Coach Fortier for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Odessa Jackalopes staff this past season. I will always regard Jason as a mentor and a friend. I am excited to see the continued progress of the Jackalopes with the culture that was established,” Skidmore said. “Odessa has the ownership, front office staff, and fan support to be successful in the North American Hockey League. My time with the Jackalopes will forever hold a special place in my heart. With that said, I am looking forward to the next chapter with Williams College.”

The Jackalopes congratulate Skidmore on his advancement to the NCAA college hockey ranks and appreciate his tireless work ethic and contributions to the Jackalopes organization during the 2020-21 season.


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Hyde Hockey Development Hosted at The MACC
by posted 05/28/2021

Hyde Hockey Development will be hosting three skills clinics at The MACC, starting in June(6/5, 6/12, 6/19). All sessions will be 10:15-11:15AM on the Olympic sheet.  These skills will be open to all players 15 years of age and up. 
The focus will be on goalie specific work, edge work/power skating, game specific fundamentals, as well as shooting and passing drills with various games to finish. This is a good way to get kids on the ice during the summer months, staying in shape and preparing for the upcoming season. 
Payments can be made via Venmo or PayPal to thyde012 or collected at the rink prior to the skates. $25 skaters, $20 goalies with MYHA goalie coach Dan Jones. Email hydehockey@gmail.com to secure your spot. 
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MACC COVID-19 Protocols Updated
by posted 05/20/2021

In alignment with new New York State guidelines as described in Gov. Cuomo's press conference today (5/17/21), MACC facility protocols have been updated.

These new MACC protocols supersede any previous ones and apply to all employees, patrons and participants alike.

The attached protocols will go into effect on Wednesday this week (5/19/21).

CLICK HERE for the full document.

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Azzano Remains as MYHA Goalie Coach
by posted 05/13/2021

Chris Azzano returns to MYHA for his third season with the organization. A former goaltender himself, he played three years in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and then moved on to play NCAA Div. III hockey for Morrisville, where he captained the team in his senior season. 

Azzano began coaching right after graduation and spent three years as an assistant at the Div. III level split between SUNY Canton and SUNY Cortland. He was then hired as an assistant coach with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. During his two years in Lincoln, he coached eight players that were drafted to the National Hockey League. In 2019, Azzano returned to CNY when he was hired as the assistant coach at his alma mater, a position he still holds today. Additionally, in August 2020, he was hired as the volunteer assistant coach with NCAA Div. I Colgate University. At Colgate, he is responsible for working with and developing the team’s goaltenders, including Carter Gylander, a Detroit Red Wings draft choice.

Azzano is excited to continue with the organization to share his knowledge and experience with the young goaltenders and help them develop and achieve their goals.

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Goalie Coach Dan Jones Extends with MYHA
by posted 05/11/2021

Dan Jones has been with MYHA since 2015 after moving to Syracuse from Richmond Hill, Ontario. As a goalie, Jones played AAA (Tier 1) minor hockey and 3 years of Jr. A in the GMHL and OJHL before playing 4 years at SUNY Oswego. After graduating from Oswego in 2013 he began his coaching career with the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons while completing a Masters Degree in Exercise Science. From there, Jones began coaching and training athletes full time; working as a private goalie coach, head and assistant coach for the Syracuse Stars, a certified personal fitness trainer for Metro Fitness in Dewitt, and a mental skills trainer with his business ProMinded. Currently, Dan Jones is the head coach of the CNS High School hockey team and a special education teacher, while continuing to provide goalie coaching and mental skills training.

Awards and Achievements
-3x GMHL & 2x OJHL All-star
-4 straight appearances in the NCAA 'final four' and 2 SUNYAC Championships with Oswego
-Pete Sears 'Perseverance' award in 2013 with Oswego
-Published Master's thesis on visualization in the Journal of Sport Behavior Psychology
The goalies in the organization are lucky to have Jones working with them and aiding in their development. Jones has an excellent track record and understands all sides of being a goaltender. Midstate is thrilled to have Coach Jonesy in the organization for another season. 
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Poppleton in Support Role this Season
by posted 05/11/2021

Kevin Poppleton played ACHA hockey at St. John Fisher for four years before moving to DC post graduation. While there, he worked part time for the Washington Little Caps AAA, helping out with all team practices and Learn to Skates. 
Poppleton then moved back north and coached high school hockey at Cazenovia as an assistant coach during the 2015-16 season. After a year there, he went back to his alma mater, Fayetteville Manlius, working as an assistant coach. 
With Midstate, Coach Pops has been helping numerous teams, including Scott Montagana's 2006s, and serving as an assistant with Topher Scott's 18U group this past season. 

Coach Poppleton has a great understanding of our organization's development model. He is a tremendous fit in this role for all teams and players. He brings a high energy focus and a diverse hockey background, helping him exceed expectations. We are thankful for Coach Pops giving us his time and giving back to youth hockey in CNY. 

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2021-2022 Nats Tier I Girl's Roster
by posted 05/05/2021

The Syracuse Nats are excited for a new season of hockey. We will be announcing our rosters for the upcoming season here, with updates on all teams coming as they are announced. 


12-U Tier I Girls

Head Coach: Taylar Cianfarano



Peyton Baldwin-F/D

Makayla Barron-F

Lily Curtis-F       

Emma Collacchi- F/D

Erin Dunne-D

Finley Farrow-G

Regan Healy-G

Teagan Hogan-F/D

Lexi Jackson-F

Mak Komanecky-F 

Taryn MacDonald-D   

Kaitlyn Moell-D  

Brooke Parry-F    

Maddy Parry-F     

Saige Stowell-F/D


14U Tier I Girls

Head Coach: Tyler Schremp



Hailey Baughan-F

Emmy Chiuten-Black-F

Kenzie Button-F/D

Kaelin Casper-G

Francesca DeSantis-D

Madeline Donabella-F

Anya Godert-F

Elizabeth LaPointe-G

Bailey Paige-F

Kennedy Perine-D

Hailey Smith- F/D

Corrine Spade-F

Grace Trombley-D

Natalie Wagenet-D

Phoebe Weisman-F/D

Hailey Workman- F/D




16U Tier I  Girls

Head Coach: Greg Goodnough



Jaelyn Castro-F

Izzy Dobson-F/D

Danielle Emerson-F/D

Mia Fierro-D

Finley Hogan-F

Julia Hollister-G

Delaney Lemberg-F

Ashley O’Hara-F

Scout Oudemool-F

Ryanne Rathburn-D

Amelia Rizzo-D

Julia Schultz-F

Megan Sladish-D

Marissa (Rosie) Wallace-F

Sophia Watts-F

Isabelle Wells-G

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Nats Hire Hockey Ops Manager
by posted 05/04/2021

John Manzi is joining the Syracuse Nationals this season as the Hockey Operations Manager. He will be the liasion between the Midstate Hockey Committee and Midstate parents. Manzi will ensure the decisons from the hockey committee are being carried out to all the teams in our organization.


Manzi grew up in Staten Island, NY. He decided to start playing hockey at the age of 6, learning how to skate on the ponds of Staten Island. Manzi played high school hockey and was awarded the SIIHA MVP his junior year. He attended Wagner College where we went on to win two straight MCHL Championships 1983-84 & 1984-85. 


He began coaching 14 years ago after starting a learn to play hockey clinic in his hometown. Manzi coached briefly under Hockey Director George Haviland - a former linemate and owner of the NJ Titans. He worked with the New Jersey Rockets for former President Rob Broderick before moving to Syracuse. He has held various roles as assistant coach, manager and scheduler with the Syracuse Nationals. Manzi’s network in the hockey community is widespread - from youth all the way to the NHL. 


We are excited for Manzi’s expertise to trickle down through the organization and help all parts of the Nats reach their goals. 



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2021-22 Tier I Nats Boy's Team Rosters
by posted 05/03/2021

The Syracuse Nats are excited for a new season of hockey. We will be announcing our rosters for the upcoming season here with updates on all teams coming as they are announced. 


2014s Tier I

Head Coach: Jamie Huff



Julian Huff

Rory Hill

Jackson Crye

Riley Clark

Bryce Lasell

Jack Lapointe

Nicholas Champion

Christiano Vona

Owen Daley

Luca Vaccaro

Preston Balash


2013s Tier I

Head Coach: Nic Miller



Wally Miller

Rocco Rector

Lincoln Miller

Garret Breen

Walker Trew

Dawson Jones

Zander Millas

Fletcher Wilbur

Connor Collachi 

Reed Robbins

Michael Magnati

Ryan Longley 


2012s Tier I

Head Coach: Nick Clark



Carson Sanchez

Colton Clark
Kolton Hutchinson
Landon Mills
Walden Oren
Oslo Shore
Jayden Lucena 
Vincenzo Kaljeskie
Max McClellan
River McKenzie
Walker Clary
Aidan Faulstick
Crispin Crowe
Chace Lasell
Cole Bunnell


2011s Tier I

Head Coach: Rob Hill



Will Atwater

Sebastian Blanchard

Colum Cariseo

Mason Decker

Max Delporte

Everett Engle

Eric Frank

Graeme Hill

Lucas Holowinski

Brennan Keukelaar

Rowan Missell

H Mitchell

Jake Walsh

2010s Tier I

Head Coach: Matt Ide



Asa Black

Jacob Reynolds

Henry Frazee

Jackson Frazee

Jonah Erickson-Hrehor

William Raplee

Micheal Saber

Jackson Ide

Brock  Benda

Emma Collachi

Sean Spaulding 

Can Parenteau

Keegan Bertrand

Caleb Longley

Graeme Hill

Emma Collachi

Sebastian Blanchard

JJ McCarthy


2008s Tier I

Head Coach: Ty Simmons



Benjamin Bristol-Murray
Henry Miller
Greg Manzi
Jack Pitts
Tucker Lyndaker
Leo Wilsey
Isaac Kuhn
William Burns
Trevor Jensen
Reilly Laplante
Avery Ide
Julien Watts
Grady Shanly
Rocco Weaver
Jace Knopp
Grady Etoll
Austin Benkoski
Aaden Wilsey
Sean Sherboneau


2007s Tier I

Head Coach: Brian Harley/Eric Gregoire



Michael Gregoire

Laughlin O’Donnell

Sutton Paro

Kaden Rutledge

Tyler Walsh

Matthew White

Brody Clookey

Jack Dement

Spencer Kahler

Jack Lalik

Gavin Lapolla

Tyler Lokker

Brayden McAllister

Chase Mearon

Cole Palmer

Lorenzo Rand

Aidan Swarthout

Matthew Bradley

Connor Rose


15 Only Tier I

Head Coach: Cole Parzych



Hunter Baughan 

Ian Cady

Garrett Church

Andrew Davis

Chris Finger

Jake Hill

Trevor Jones

Mason Kurilovitch

Dash Lamite

Tanner Long

Tyler Milewski

Fernando Moreno

Daniel Obernesser

Louis Roman

Cole Sanford

Cody Tatar

Andre Watts

Cannon Wensauer 


16U Tier I

Head Coach: Connor Treacy/Brendan Flannagan



Jared Jaeger
Braden Porter
Alexander Binsack
Mitch Riter
Bryan Cook
Brayden Miller
Nicolia Tardibone
Tucker Gabriel
Trevor Reese
Reese Gilmore
Nate Vault
Ryan Considine
Charles Lorraine
Kyle Evanchuck
Forrest Ives
Brayden Cheevers
Cy Mckrink

18U Tier I

Head Coach: Travis Hyde



Tyler Kirk
David Myers
Nolan Irvine 
Casey Wilson
Drew Costello
Finnegan Wheeler
Ethan Petty
Noah Degan 
Joe McLaughlin 
Noah Ciancio
Jonas Oesterle
Cole Shuyler 
Nick Long
Stephen Diblasi
Michael Blowers 
Jeremy Keyes 
Sean Bucklin
Matthew Markusz
Matthew Fawwaz 
Bryson Weaver


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Coach Hyde Continuing in Nats Program at 18U
by posted 04/29/2021

Travis Hyde progressed through the ladder of development as a player through youth, AAA, Junior (Northeast Generals, Boston MA), and collegiate levels (Suny Cortland ACHA D1), working as a skill development coach in Boston and obtaining a Bachelor's Degree of Kinesiology during that process.

After a successful playing career, Hyde began coaching at the junior ranks, working within the NA3HL as a full time assistant and strength coach and NAHL for various prospect combines and tournament teams. Travis then moved up to the collegiate ranks while completing a Masters Degree in Recreational Studies and Sports Science, with a concentration in Coaching Education from Ohio University. While studying, Travis was the Assistant Coach for their Men's Division I ACHA Hockey Team, finishing 4th in the country during 2020 and losing in the conference semifinals. At Ohio, Travis worked within the University's Campus Recreation sector as a Program Coordinator for their Learn to Play Hockey, with direct affiliation to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Most recently, he worked within the Syracuse Nationals AAA Organization in Cicero, NY as the Head Coach for the 16U AAA and will become the Head coach at the 18U level next season. Hyde also runs his own skill clinics as Hyde Hockey Development, specializing in the fundamentals and sport-specific attributes of the game.

The coaching staff does not care if you are a member of the team for two seasons, one season, six months, or even three months if it means you developed and prepared yourself for a higher opportunity. You will prepare, develop and set yourself up to succeed on this team. 

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Jamie Huff Back with the Nats
by posted 04/28/2021

After Graduating from Brockport, Coach Huff came home from tryouts with the Louisiana Ice Gators of the ECHL to start his coaching career with the Syracuse Stars Jr. A program. For the next 15 years Coach Huff coached both Jr. A and Jr. B in the Metro Toronto League, Ontario Provincial Jr A Hockey League, Eastern Junior League, Empire Jr League and the USPHL. 


Huff also coached at Syracuse University men’s ACHA Div. I team, guiding them to their first championship in team history. After years of coaching juniors, Coach Huff has coached at various youth levels with the Cortland Flames and Midstate Youth Hockey. Over a 25 year span, Coach Huff has played a large part in the development process for hundreds of players who have gone on to play at the college level. Coach Huff builds relationships that last a lifetime with his former players and has had the honor of coaching numerous players who have either been drafted or played in the NHL. 


Many other players who played for Huff have gone on to very promising careers in the AHL, KHL, ECHL and all over Europe. Many of Coach Huff’s former players are now coaching at very high levels from junior to college and professionally. Huff has won accolades such as Coach of the Year and also been appointed head coach of the Western Conference of the Empire League All Star Game that was played in Fort Erie, Canada. He loves seeing kids develop and accomplish their dreams and is willing to help any of his former players any way he can.

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Coach Clark Leading Tier I 2012s
by posted 04/28/2021

Nick Clark, Oswego native, comes from a long line of hockey players and is a proud alumni of the Syracuse Stars. Clark played Junior A's here in Cicero in the Ontario Provential Junior A Hockey League. Nick was best known for his physical play and strong presence on the ice both offensively and defensively. At the peak of his career while playing a game in Wellington he endured a major leg injury (compartment syndrome) that threatened the potential loss of his leg. Post-injury, he recovered, but his game has never been the same since. He played a few semi-professional games in the SPHL for the Pee Dee Cyclones, but made the decision to walk away from the game. 

Coach Clark has returned to the Nats organization and is focusing efforts on sharing his love, experience, passion and knowledge of the game in the form of coaching. Clark connects intentionally with our youth and is focused on instilling work ethic, a team-first mentality, accountability, respect for the game and others while most importantly creating a fun learning environment. He aims to provide the 2012 team with opportunities for the kids to push themselves out of their comfort zones to propel their skills and development.
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Hill, Blanchard Lead 2011 Birth Years for 2012-22 Season
by posted 04/27/2021

The Nats are pleased to bring Coach Frank Blanchard to the organization for the upcoming season. He will be joined by longtime Nats coach Rob Hill for the 2021-22 season.


Hill grew up in and played youth hockey in the Albany area. In 9th grade he decided to go to prep school - he played at The Hotchkiss School from 1993-1997 and was a member of the 1994-1995 team that won the New England Prep School Championship. After Hotchkiss, Hill played for Amherst College from 1997-2001 where he was selected to the All-Academic NESCAC team and was chosen to play in the Division III Senior All-Star game in Plattsburgh, NY.


After college, Rob attended medical school and currently practices Oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Syracuse. He has been coaching at Midstate for 7 years and is looking forward to coaching the 2011 Nats again this season.


For the past five years, Blanchard has been actively involved in coaching and player development at Valley Youth Hockey in Syracuse, including serving as head coach of the 2011 team for the past two seasons. He grew up in Quebec, Canada, where he played in the Estrie Hockey League during his playing days. He also has 20 years experience as a youth hockey referee in both Quebec and New York.


Sign up for tryouts today for this team and all our other teams under the REGISTRATION tab on our website. 

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Schremp, Goodnough Round Out Girl's Tier I Coaching Staff
by posted 04/26/2021

The 2021 girl's hockey landscape will have a totally new look with the reintroduction of Midstate Youth Hockey girl's program. Program Director and 12U Head Coach, Taylar Cianfarano, has laid the groundwork for many successful seasons to come at The MACC. Here's a closer look at who else will be at the forefront of the turnaround for girl's hockey in CNY. 
Coach Greg Goodnough has 20 years of playing experience under his belt between the GTHL, Syracuse Stars, Syracuse Jr Crunch, US National Team Development Program, the OHL and UHL. An untimely injury ended his playing career but put him on the coaching path thanks to his passion and knowledge for the game. 

Goodnough has spent five years as an associate head coach for the Syracuse Stars Jr B and as an assistant coach on the Syracuse Stars. He also has spent time as an assistant coach on the 19U National Sports Academy, as well as the head coach for the Valley/CNY Bobcats 16U girls. During his tenure, he has helped coach five teams to play in the National Tournament. 
Coach Tyler Schremp started playing hockey at the age of two in Fulton, NY. Living a few blocks From the Fulton Community Center allowed him unlimited access to open ice through his youth hockey years where he developed a strong passion for ice hockey. Schremp played junior hockey for the Syracuse Stars at 14 years old and then finished out his junior career playing for the Syracuse Jr. Crunch and Milton Merchants of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League. From there, he played one year at Elmira college and two years of professional hockey.
Schremp is a student of the game and loves to share the knowledge he has gained from playing against and beside some of the game’s best players.  He is excited to be a part of the development of the Syracuse nats girls program and aims to create opportunities to grow as individuals and teammates.
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Get to Know Our Girl's Hockey Program Director
by posted 04/26/2021

The Syracuse Nats Girl’s Hockey Program is committed to providing young female athletes with excellent resources such as off-ice workouts, mental and physical health support, a mentorship program, nutrition support, non-parent coaching, and weekly skills and practices. The Nats will focus on maintaining their commitment, drive and dedication to both sports and academics. 


Females in the Syracuse Nat’s Program will have the opportunity to grow as individuals no matter what level they play. By creating a program to help young female athletes succeed on the ice and off the ice will only provide more opportunities for advancement beyond our youth program. 


In 2021, we will be providing young females the opportunity to get on the ice and play hockey in Syracuse N.Y. Our Tier I AAA Girls Program, ages 8U and up, will have the same development program led by Girls Hockey Director, Taylar Cianfarano with access to many other coaches in the Syracuse Nats program. 


Cianfarano, an Oswego N.Y. native, grew up playing hockey in Oswego before transitioning to Syracuse to play for the Syracuse Nats. She went to prep school her 9th grade year at Northwood School and finished her high school career at National Sports Academy. She went on to represent Team USA her junior and senior year with the U-18 Women’s Team, competing internationally. 


Cianfarano went on to play college hockey at Quinnipiac University from 2014-2018 and was granted a 5th year at Clarkson University from 2018-2019. Cianfarano had a very successful college hockey career, winning ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, ECAC Hockey Forward of the Year, New England Division I All-Star and more.


Those accomplishments also include:

  • MVP of the 2016 Nutmeg Classic
  • ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team
  • Won back-to-back silver medals at the IIHF World Championships as a two-year member of the United States’ National U-18 Team
  • 2014 Most Outstanding Forward at IIHF Women's World Championships
  • A four-time participant at the USA Hockey National Development Camps


Coach T is dedicated to the development of girl’s hockey and gives a platform for young females to succeed in their youth sports and beyond.


Tyler Schremp and Greg Goodnough will be coaching in the organziation this year on the girl's side. Her supporting staff will be put out in more detail shortly.


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Harley, Gregoire Head Nats Tier I 07 Team
by posted 04/22/2021

Coach Harley grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. From a young age Brian started playing hockey passionately, eventually settling on being a goaltender and playing up through Midget AAA with the Canadian Athletic Club in Edmonton. Brian then went on to play junior hockey with the St. Albert Saints of the AJHL.  After hockey, Brian completed Medical School, an Orthopedic Surgery residency program and fellowship training in hand surgery before settling in Syracuse, NY to begin a career as an Orthopedic Trauma and Hand Surgeon at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Upstate Orthopedics.


Playing career- After Junior A, Brian played four seasons of Division 1 Hockey with the University of Alberta Golden Bears from 1990-94, being fortunate to be a part of the 1992 National Championship team.

Awards and Achievements                                                                                               

AJHL Top Goaltender - 1988

1992 CIAU National Champions – University of Alberta

CIAU Academic All Canadian 1991-1994

Coaching - After moving to Syracuse in 2000, Brian began volunteer coaching with MYHA shortly thereafter. Over the course of 20 years as a volunteer with MYHA, Brian has served for a combined 21 years as a head coach with the 97, 01 and 04 AAA teams for whom his sons played for. He also served in an assistant role with the Nats girls 98/99 team. As a result, Brian has almost unparalleled experience in hockey development and has been a huge part of the development of dozens of players that have moved on from MYHA to Prep School, the NTDP, Junior A hockey, the OHL as well as NCAA and Professional hockey, including two first round NHL picks in 2019: Thomas Harley 18th overall to the Dallas Stars and John Beecher 30th overall to the Boston Bruins.

Brian is also active in the spring and summer providing skills training at MYHA to Junior and College players with a special focus on agility skating, shooting, defensive skills and goaltending. Brian works closely with Ty Simmons to provide clinics for high end MYHA players who seek to pursue higher levels.

Since his children have moved onto Prep, Junior, College and Pro hockey, Brian has stayed active with MYHA taking on assistant roles with the 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08 AAA teams and is very familiar with the CNY players at these levels. Brian is excited to take over head coaching the 2007 AAA team with Coach Gregoire, and looks forward to continuing to provide a highly organized and strong developmental program for the Bantam Major AAA team. Brian will continue to focus on a strong balance between individual skill development and the introduction of more complex hockey systems and team strategy that will provide an easier transition for players as they move on to higher levels of hockey. Brian takes pride in making sure that every player on his teams develop, and ensures that every player will be pushed and held accountable.

Co-Head Coach: Eric Gregoire                               

Coach Gregoire grew up in Ithaca, NY. He played youth and high school hockey in Ithaca growing up before moving onto the Northwood School Prep team in 1988. From there, Eric was fortunate to be offered a scholarship to attend Notre Dame University and then played a year of pro hockey before moving onto a career in the Army Rangers, and then Federal Law Enforcement.  

Playing career- Eric played four seasons of Division 1 NCAA Hockey as a defenseman with the University of Notre Dame from 1989-93. Eric then moved on to play a season of Pro Hockey in the ECHL.

Awards and Achievements                                                                                               

2 Time “Best Defenseman” – University of Notre Dame Hockey

Coaching – Eric has been an assistant coach with the 2007 AAA Nats team since its inception and is very familiar with the players and teams at this level. Eric is excited to become co-head coach with Coach Harley for this coming season and looks forward to working with all the players – but especially the defenseman for which he has abundance of high level playing experience.

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New-Look 15U Staff Announced for Nats AAA
by posted 04/22/2021

Cole Parzych is rejoining the Nats for next season as the head coach of the 15u team. The Syracuse native grew up playing hockey in the Midstate organization and still lives in Syracuse. He graduated from Oswego State with a broadcasting degree and a minor in coaching. During his time at Oswego, he worked as the video and analytics intern for Oswego State under Ed Gosek and Mark Digby.  

Parzych got his start coaching with the ACHA Div. II Oswego State women’s team. He was a co-head coach for two seasons and then transitioned back to coaching at The MACC as an assistant with the 15u Nats in 2019-20. During that season, he was also a video and analytics coach with CNS High School Hockey. In the shortened 2021 season, Parzych was promoted to an assistant coach under Dan Jones for the Northstars. 

Parzych brings a fresh perspective to the game with a focus on player-first development, centered around accountabilty, respect, instant feedback and review. He will continue to use video and hockey analytics to help maximize the player's development and understanding of the modern game.

Tyler O'Mara joins the Syracuse Nationals 15u team after a collegiate career with Kings College. Prior to playing in the UCHC, O'Mara played junior hockey with the Syracuse Stars and Florida Junior Blades. 

In 2016-17, his final season with the Blades, he was an alternate captain and amassed 73 points in 41 games. That season, the Blades won the USP3HL title. O'Mara was named forward of the year and MVP of the league. O'Mara's tenure at Kings College was cut short due to COVID-19 and his passion for the game transitioned him to coaching. With his recent experience playing the modern game of hockey, O'Mara blends well with Parzych and will bring of wealth of knowledge to the young men on the team. 

The Nationals are excited to see what these two can bring to the new-look 06 group this year and beyond. 

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Nats Boys Hockey Tryouts UPDATED
by posted 04/21/2021

UPDATED Nat's Boy's Hockey Tryouts 2008 Birthyears-18U 

Early Bird pricing has passed. Registration fee is now $50.00

Please see MYHA Website or MYHA Facebook page for Dates & Times.

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Matthew Ide to Head Boys 2010 Coaching Staff
by posted 04/19/2021

Coach Ide brings collegiate experience as well as 20+ years of coaching to the Nats this upcoming season. He earned two invites to the usa national development camp and played for lasalle academy during his playing days. That success turned him onto coaching youth hockey. 

Ide has worked with Skaneateles Youth Hockey, focusing on skill development and with Nats 09 coach ty simmons this past season. He has a kids-first approach to his coaching sytle, focusing on the individual development of each player. Ide has also worked for current new york islanders general manager lou lamoriello in his coaching tenure, running clinics for him during Lou’s time at providence college. 

we are thrilled to have coach ide running the 2010s and excited to see the energy he brings turning into results for these young men entering the peewee age bracket of youth hockey. 

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Syracuse Nationals 16U Boys Coaching Staff Announced
by posted 04/15/2021

Co- Head Coach Connor Treacy 


Connor grew up in Markham, Ontario, The youngest of five children and comes from a hockey family background.  From a young age Connor started playing hockey and looked up to his 3 older brothers and grandfather, George “Red” Sullivan, who played and coached in the NHL. Connor attended Brother Andre Catholic High school where he was a multi-sport athlete.  Along with hockey, he also played lacrosse, golf and baseball.  Connor went on to play junior hockey with the Wexford Raiders and Markham Waxers. 

Playing career- Connor played collegiate hockey at SUNY Potsdam where he had four successful years with the Bears. Connor led the Bears in scoring three out of his four years there. Upon graduation he went on to play professionally in Europe.  

Awards and Achievements                                                                                               


2x ALL-SUNYAC First Team

All-SUNYAC Rookie Team

Coaching - After returning from Europe, Connor went back to Markham where he helped run the hockey development program for the Markham Waxers minor hockey organization.  About seven years ago, Connor moved to Syracuse where he lives with his Wife and two children.  Connor started as an Assistant Coach with the Syracuse University Men’s ACHA DI hockey program in 2014. He led the Orangemen to their first ever National Tournament in program history in his first year. In 2015 the Orange won their league and Connor was announced the head coach for the start of the 2016-2017 season. Connor finished up last season as the head coach of the orange leading them to yet again another league championship. 

Co-Head Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coach Brendan Flanagan                               

Brendan has been with MYHA for the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the U15 Nats 2019-2020, and the assistant coach this past season for the U16 Nats. This past season, Brendan was also an assistant coach for the CNSHS team. Brendan started working for MYHA in 2019 as the lead strength & conditioning coach for the Nats organization. Brendan now works full time for MYHA, and running the MACC as the Business & Development Manager. Brendan has continued to operate as the Nats lead off-ice/nutrition coach, and will continue to fill this role next season as the lead Strength & Conditioning program coordinator. 

Brendan grew up in Canton NY where he was immersed in hockey from a young age. His father Paul Flanagan, and his two older cousins Sean and Kyle Flanagan, have heavily influenced Brendan on his pursuit of coaching. Brendan was a 3 sport athlete his entire life playing hockey, lacrosse and football for Jamesville DeWitt High School. Brendan went on to Syracuse University where he played hockey for the Men’s D1 ACHA team 2012-2016. 

Brendan graduated SU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in food studies. During his time at Syracuse, his studies included exercise science and nutrition studies specifically focusing on sports nutrition.

Assistant Coach Eric Porter

Eric was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and began playing youth hockey at Midstate for their tier 1 program all the way to juniors for the Syracuse Stars. He attended Liverpool High School and was a member of the 1985 state championship hockey team. Eric went on to play for the Oswego State Lakers (NCAA D3 SUNYAC).  Porter's coaching career started in 1996 in Florida while he was working for the Florida Panthers, running camps and clinics for various youth organizations/programs. After returning to Syracuse in 2000 Coach Porter continued to coach and run camps and clinics. Coach Porter is the current head coach for the 2007 Syracuse Nationals. Coach Porter has been actively involved in coaching at the mite, squirt, pee wee and Bantam levels over the past 25 years. Eric is with MYHA full time as the facility operations manager at the MACC. 

Professional Skills/Skating Coach- Ty Simmons                                                                   

Before moving to the Syracuse area in March of 2017, Ty played Juniors and D3 college hockey at the University of Southern Maine, and became an assistant coach at the Tier III Junior ‘A’ level with the Lewiston/Auburn Fighting Spirit, as well as the skills and skating coach for the Junior/Youth programs owned and operated by his father, Rod Simmons, and step-mother, Lisa of Simmons Hockey LLC. During that time, Rod, Lisa, and Ty focused their efforts on individual player development and helping athletes reach their goal of collegiate hockey. 

Ty is the Head Regional Power Edge Pro Instructor (PEP) and is currently the 2008 Syracuse Nats PeeWee Major Head Coach. Ty has been MYHA’s Development Coach for the past three seasons. He has worked with numerous NHL, AHL, Major Junior, Collegiate, and Amateur players during his time with Midstate, and will serve as the Head Coach of the Syracuse Nats 2008 ‘AAA’ Bantam Minor team this upcoming season. Ty has also worked alongside the Syracuse Crunch AHL, as well as NHL players/prospects such as:

Alex Tuch - Vegas Golden Knights, NHL

Anthony Angelo - Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL

Joel Farabee - Philadelphia Flyers, NHL

Thomas Harley - Dallas Stars, NHL

Shane Prince - Ottawa Senators, NHL, NY Islanders, NHL, & Dinamo Minsk, KHL  

John Beecher - University of Michigan - 2019 1st Round NHL Draft Pick - Boston Bruins

Eamon Powell - NTDP, Boston College - 2020 NHL Draft Prospect

Luke Tuch - NTDP, Boston University - 2020 NHL Draft Prospect

Emilie Harley - Robert Morris University, NCAA DI 

Jack Babbage - Chicago Steel, USHL, NCAA D1 Quinnipiac University

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Syracuse Nationals Boys Hockey Program
by posted 03/18/2021

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AAA Tier I Girls Elite Hockey Program Announced
by posted 02/16/2021

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Taylar Cianfarano to Head Girls Hockey Program
by posted 02/11/2021

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Updated Covid-19 Facility Protocols 1/28/21
by posted 01/28/2021

Updated Covid-19 Facility Protocols 1/28/21
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