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    Best Season Ever (2021-22) Congratulations to All

    Even with the impacts of Covid-19 and the NYC Covid Mandate the NYC Cyclones had their best season EVER with: 3 LIAHL Championships and 1 Runner up; 4 EJEPL Championships and 2 Semi-Finalists; 2 NY State Qualifiers (14U Tier II & 16U Tier II Girls); and Numerous tournament championships. Thank you to all the coaches, team managers, volunteers, rink staff and most of all the PLAYERS. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

    Thank you for being a Cyclone. Go Cyclones!!!


    The NYC Cyclones are New York City's premier youth hockey organization. The Cyclones teams are USAH registered and field teams at the 8U through 18U age levels that compete in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League and Tier II of the  Long Island Amateur Hockey League. Cyclones teams compete in tournaments and college/prep school showcases across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas. Teams practice twice a week at Sky Rink and generally play at least two weekend games, either at home or on the road.

    The Cyclones proudly call Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers their home rink.  Sky Rink is an outstanding, unique facility that has been NYC's most popular year-round ice rink since opening in 1969.   In addition to being the Cyclones' home, Sky Rink offers an extensive in-house youth hockey program run by experienced instructors.  


    NYSAHA STATE TOURNAMENT TIER II Semi-Finalists - 12U 2013, 14U 2016, 16U Girls 2022

    NYSAHA STATE TOURNAMENT TIER II Playoffs - 16U 2017, 14U 2018, 14U Girls 2000


    For general enquiries please contact Youth Hockey Director & NYC Cyclones President, Keith Knight at

    If you are interested in coaching for the NYC Cyclones, please contact Danny Genovese at

    End of Season Message from NYC Cyclones Governor

    Dear New York City Cyclone Families, 

    As the 2021-22 season ends it is hard to believe all the challenges that we have had to overcome as an organization not only in the past year, but collectively in the past two years.  During the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, we endured and successfully navigated the wearing of masks while playing, NYC vaccination mandates, team quarantines, cancellation of home games, constant schedule changes, and the list goes on and on.  However, in the end we banded together, held our heads high, practiced hard, played even harder and put together one of the most, if not the most successful season in the New York City Cyclone storied history.  Each one of our parents, our players, our coaches, and the Cyclones Management team, played an important role in that success, Congratulations, it is well-deserved! 

    After this past weekend, the Cyclones Organization ends the season with the following accolades and championships. 

    • 3 LIAHL Championships: 10U Tier III, 14U Tier III, 14U Tier II  
    • 1 LIAHL 2nd Place: 12U Tier III 
    • 4 EJEPL Championships 10U Gold, 12U Silver, 13U D2, 16U D2  
    • 2 EJEPL Semi-Finalists 14U D and 18U D2 
    • 1 HVHL Playoffs - 14U A (Still in Progress) 
    • 2 NY State Qualifiers 14U Tier II & 16U Tier II Girls (Still in Progress) 

    We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all the graduating 18U players, many of which have been involved in the organization since they were mites way back in 2011!  Good luck to all of you in both in sport and in life, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and always remember you have a home at Sky Rink.

    So where do we go from here, you may ask?  The answer is simple we continue to build on the new foundation and culture that is sweeping the organization, a culture of practice makes perfect.  While we as an organization made the difficult decision to not play a single game in the 2020-21 season and lost many of our home games in the 2021-22 season, we have just started to reap the benefits of PRACTICE = SUCCESS = WINNING!  An organization with a winning culture is infectious from the top down, they are hard to beat, they are excited to play, they love to win, and most importantly they have fun on the ice.  We are that organization; we are the New York City Cyclones! 

    As we look forward to the upcoming spring youth hockey program, tryouts and 2022-23 fall season it seems like we will be playing and operating under less policies, restrictions, and mandates which will only allow us to continue to flourish and prosper.  We encourage all our players to get registered for tryouts and then signed up for tune-up clinics, spring leagues, and tournament teams, to keep skills sharp, as we anticipate tryouts will be very competitive as we continue to build more competitive teams for the 2022-23 season. 

    Finally, I personally would like to thank my management team of Keith, Danny, and Peter as without them we would not be where we are today.  Between managing schedules, reschedules, countless hours on phones, emails, complaints, managing uniform issues, then waking up to do it all again for 365 days straight always with a smile, they are the unsung heroes of the organization, thanks again!  You should be proud of what you have built! 

    Go Cyclones!   

    Jim Bugenhagen
    New York City Cyclones

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