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Janas Rink Status - Updated 9/18/17
9/23/17 UPDATE:   More delays with Janas.  We will be...
VHL & USA Hockey Registration
USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION (Due: Before stepping on ice) All Greater...
GLYSA Golf Tournament - Sept. 28
    Annual GLYSA Golf Tournament is on Thursday,...
10/6 Greater Lowell Hawks Night at UMass Lowell Hockey
We are a having an organization wide Lowell Hawks night at the UMass...
VHL/State Team Champions and Individual Honors
  Valley League Championships 2017 Squirt Central -...
Janas Rink Status - Updated 9/18/17

9/23/17 UPDATE:  

More delays with Janas.  We will be cancelling Tuesday and Wednesday practices.  This is the update we got yesterday -- "Looks like next week is not going to happen. Im thinking (hoping) this will be the last week of cancelation.  This delay is the company that needs to come turn on the temporary chiller"

We have had mixed feedback on the rescheduled times as many struggle to make 4pm pracitces work during the week.  We will share known ice options with coaches to see how they want to handle.  



We have moved Thursday and Friday practices scheduled for Tsongas over to Chelmford Forum

We cancelled scheduled practices at Janas for this weekend 23 & 24

We have addded 2 hours of new ice at Breakaway on Sunday and scheduled practices

We are awaiting contract from Skate3 for ice this weekend to re-schedule practices.   Goal is all teams are on ice for game and/or practice on Saturday and Sunday.   (update: this was scheduled and made as option for all teams)



The rink management company informed us that the chiller was delivered earlier this week, but installation is taking the vendor longer than expected.   As such, their plan to lay ice down this weekend has been delayed.  We will be cancelling Tuesday and Wednesday practices scheduled fo Janas and we had already made plans at Tsongas so each team could practice.  (Adding to the chaos is that Tsongas today cancelled all ice for Thursday and Friday -- we have inquiries for ice at Chelmsford at the same time so we are hoping not to cancel and just change location.)      We are also actively seeking ice rentals for Saturday and Sunday (23rd/24th)  with the goal being to get every team on the ice for a game or practice each weekend day.  




We have scheduled some alternative ice with area rinks to help with our practice gap.   All of the 'prime time' ice is already booked, but we are getting some 4pm sheets during the week and a few random hours on weekend.   The goal on weekend is that each team is on ice each day for either a practice or a game.  And during the week we'd like to get each team on the ice once for a practice.  We do realize 4pm is difficult for some players and coaches, but it is best we can do.  




We have been informed that the chiller company hired by Shamrock Rink Management won't be able to deliver until next Monday (instead of yesterday 9/6).  This of course will extend time away from Janas.  We will be cancelling next weeks practices at Janas and have ice at Tsongas for Saturday afternoon we will use for practices for teams,   As we get updates we will keep posted here.




The rink management company is still in process of installing a new chilling system and then painting the ice floor at the rink.    These are all great and needed improvements, but this will delay our access to the rink.  In the meantime, we know Valley League games are starting this weekend so everyone will be on the ice for games right away.  We have secured practice time for most teams on Friday at Chelmsford Forum and on Saturday at the Tsongas Arena.    We also have ice the following Saturday at Tsongas should we need to reschedule more practices.   



As you all are aware, we are a non-profit organization completely managed and coached by volunteers.  We all make every effort to ensure a quality program for all ages.   All money raised thru registrations and fundraising goes right back into the program.   We are currently short on golfers and sponsors, so please consider helping out if you haven't already.    See the golf webpage to register or donate.

If you have any concerns, please let me or any of the board know.


Richard Conley, President

by posted 09/04/2017
VHL & USA Hockey Registration

USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION (Due: Before stepping on ice)

All Greater Lowell Hawks players and coaches MUST be registered with USA Hockey for 2017-18 season before they are allowed on the ice for practice. 





The Valley League Player registration form is now available online and can be accessed using the link and code below. This form is required to be completed by all players in order for your child to be added to a Valley League roster.

The registration form will verify your child’s 2017-18 USA Hockey membership as well as generate and issue a unique VHL Player ID for the current season. 

Only players with a 2017-18 VHL Player ID will be able to be placed on an official VHL team roster.

Registration Code for Greater Lowell Youth Hockey is 

Please click link below and enter this code to register for the upcoming season.


Teams can be listed differently depending upon where you look.  Here is cross reference table should you need help.

VHL Registration Form

VHL Website

GLYSA Website

Greater Lowell M1

Greater Lowell Mite 1

Mite 1

Greater Lowell M2

Greater Lowell Mite 2

Mite 2

Greater Lowell S1 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Squirt “AAA”

Squirt 1

Greater Lowell S2 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Squirt “A”

Squirt 2

Greater Lowell P1 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Peewee “AAA”

Peewee 1

Greater Lowell P2 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Peewee “A”

Peewee 2

Greater Lowell B1 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Bantam “AAA”

Bantam 1

Greater Lowell B2 – (AC)

Greater Lowell Bantam “A”

Bantam 2

Greater Lowell Midget 1

Greater Lowell Midget 1

Midget 1A

Greater Lowell Midget 2

Greater Lowell Midget 2

Midget 1B

Register VHL Here



by posted 08/30/2017
GLYSA Golf Tournament - Sept. 28



Annual GLYSA Golf Tournament is on Thursday, September 28th at Four Oaks in Dracut.


Sign up today.


Sponsors needed.


See our Golf Tournament page for more information.

by posted 08/01/2017
10/6 Greater Lowell Hawks Night at UMass Lowell Hockey

We are a having an organization wide Lowell Hawks night at the UMass Lowell hockey game to help kickoff our season.  

Save The Date:  Friday, October 6th  7pm  

UMass Lowell will be playing the UNH Wildcats at Tsongas Arena.  Tickets will be sold thru team managers once the season begins, but can also be secured by completing this form

by posted 07/25/2017
VHL/State Team Champions and Individual Honors


Valley League Championships 2017

  • Squirt Central - AA (Squirt 2's - Coach Moran)

  • PeeWee South - A (PeeWee 2's - Coach Bock)

  • Mite North - AAA  (Mite 1's - Coach Akashian)


State Champions 2017

  • Bantam Tier 2 Small (Bantam 1's - Coach Gray)


Congratulations to the following GLYSA players for their VHL honors...


Valley Hockey League - Player of the Week

9/18/16 - Cam Caron (Squirts)

10/9/16 - Lucas Rego (PeeWee)


Valley Hockey League All Star Team 2016-17

Mite - Liam Conley, RJ Grace, Ryan Mogielnicki, Chad Vigeant

Squirt - Cam Caron, Logan Sheedy


Valley Hockey League Playoff MVP's

Mite North AAA - Liam Conley

Squirt AA Central National - Jacob Landry

Peewee A South American - Alexsa Caron


by posted 04/02/2017
Super Nick



GLYSA mourns the loss of one of our own. Nick was an incredible little boy who touched so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.
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