Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association or MRYHA (pronounced "MY-RAH") was established in 1964, and is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing youth hockey opportunities. MRYHA's goal is to provide cost effective opportunities for Manchester and surrounding area youth, regardless of race, color, creed or sex, to compete at all levels of youth hockey.
MRYHA is affiliated with USA Hockey, and follows the American Development Model (ADM) for its younger players. MRYHA and Flames coaches follow a registration and education certification program implemented by the USA Hockey program.
The Manchester Flames program is the travel program for MRYHA, and competes in leagues in New Hampshire and other New England states.
The Manchester Flames are part of many great leagues, including the ones on the right side of this page.
The Manchester Flames are part of New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA) for its State and National championship aspirations.
Player Development is a strong focus in MRYHA and Manchester Flames programs, and every practice throughout all levels focuses heavily on skill development.
Player safety is also a high priority. The Manchester Flames have partnered with Apple Therapy Services and Safe Sports Network to provide concussion education and post concussion management utilizing Baseline testing, as well as, access to athletic trainers throughout the season.
Player programs provide an avenue for all player performance levels and development phases. MRYHA offers beginning skaters a good foundation with its Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey and Mite, Squirt and Peewee house programs. From these introductory and development programs, players can evolve into more challenging programs offered by the Manchester Flames' Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget Programs. Our current program offerings are available on the website's top menu under the 'Travel' section.
MRYHA and The Manchester Flames through an agreement with the City of Manchester (Parks and Recreation Department) is the exclusive tenant of the West Side Arena.
The West Side Arena has a skating surface of 200’ by 85’, seating capacity for 800 patrons, and four changing rooms.
MRYHA manages both practice and game times, the days of 6 AM ice time and random schedules has been replaced with fixed practice days and reasonable practice times.
MRYHA is governed by a set of By-Laws and Policies and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. As a true 503.C Non-profit entity, MRYHA spends all of its capital on Hockey. And as a volunteer coached and managed entity, costs are kept low, and youth hockey is the only focus.
MRYHA does run various fundraising events to support equipment, facility, community support, scholarship and capital improvement initiatives. These activities include a Golf Scramble, Calendar Raffles, Savings cards, Apparel sales, and silent auctions.
MRYHA is especially proud of its community involvement, including its 83 inititiative, and Memorial Scholarship, which rewards MRYHA/Flames players going on to higher education.
In addition to these mentioned actions, MRYHA hosts three or four tournaments throughout the year, providing support to the local and State hockey community.