Annual Event Overview

This is a list of annually occurring events. Exact dates can't be determined until the schedule is released, but hopefully this information can offer a rough idea for family schedule planning. Once dates are firmed up  they will be added to the team or general events calendar.



Pre-Season Skills Clinic:  Optional clinic conducted the last two weeks of August at Lynn Connery Rink. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:30-8:00


Season Opener: The first official practices are scheduled on the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Skills Clinic:  The 7-week skills clinic begins in mid September and runs on alternating Mondays through November


Learn To Skate: Session 1 begins on the first  Sunday of the month at 9:30 at Salem State. 


Saint Lambert Home Exchange: Our friends from Montreal travel to Marblehead either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of November for a three-day tournament which begins Friday afternoon.

Cranberry Classic: The Hollyhocks U12 team has a long standing tradition of attending this tournament in Cape Cod on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Practice Ice Change: When the high school leagues start in mid-November youth programs lose some practice ice. Marblehead will lose the Wednesday and Thursday sheets at Salem State, the Friday night sheet in Lynn, and the Tuesday sheets in Lynn from 5:00-7:00.


Pond Hockey: After skills sessions end in mid-November the league begins all-level pond hockey games on alternating Mondays.

Marblehead High School Support Events: The BOD chooses a girls and boys Varsity game that players attend to show support.

LTS Session 2 Begins: Session 2 begins on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Practices are 9:30 on Sundays at Salem State.


State Playdown:  The State Playdown Tournament, which is sponsored by Mass Hockey, takes place during MLK weekend. The first round of games are played on Saturday and Sunday with championship games played on Monday. MYHA pays for the first game of State Playdowns, however teams are responsible for paying for the championship games. The State Playdown is different than the State playoffs which is also sponsored by Mass Hockey.

Waterville Valley Tournament: The U10 Hollyhocks plays in a tournament during the 3rd or 4th week of January.


.Saint Lambert Montreal Exchange: AA and AAA teams travel to Montreal the weekend before February vacation. The tournaments begins Friday afternoon.

Practice Ice time Increase: The high school season ends in mid-February so MYHA will see an increase in practice ice time

Jamboree:  U8 Hollyhocks have a jamboree of mini games with local towns.


Valley League Playoffs: The VHL playoffs take place over the month of March. Mites typically start on the first Saturday with the  Championship game during the following weekend. Squirt-Bantam playoffs begin the Monday after Mite playoffs end and run through the two following weeks.

State Playoffs: State tournaments sponsored by Mass Hockey are in the first weekend of March. This is different from State Playdowns and VHL playoffs.

Tryouts: Typically, tryouts are the 3rd Monday and Tuesday in March.