Westwood Youth Hockey offers a very strong, competitive travel hockey program for boys and girls from U10/Squirt thru U19/Midgets. WYH has consistently produced talented skaters due to our commitment to develop players from an early age by experienced coaches coupled with multiple Skills & Powerskate sessions each week run by highly skilled instructors from professional & college hockey coaching programs such as Pro-Ambitions, O'Sullivan Hockey & Babson College.
Our players compete in the South Shore hockey conference (boys) and Mass Yankee Conference Girls League.
Our program is sought out from players not only from Westwood but from surrounding communities as well. We welcome all skaters that want to join our success.
For additional information please go to our Documents tab on the left and download WYH 2015/6 Information.
08/12/2014 A call for Volunteers: Four new positions have been posted. ...
WHS boys in the state tournament
Westwood High School Boys Varsity Hockey
STATE TOURNAMENT GAME!!!
Saturday, February 28, 4:00 PM Asiaf Rink, Brockton
The Westwood boys varsity hockey team completed an outstanding regular season with a 16-2-2 record, capturing the Tri-Valley League Championship for the first time in five years, qualifying for the State Tournament for a state-record 33rd consecutive year, and earning the #1 seed in the Division 2 South bracket along with a first-round bye.
Tournament play for the Wolverines starts Saturday afternoon with a South quarterfinal game against #8 Milford (13-7-1). Puck drop is at 4:00 in Brockton at the Asiaf Rink. Let’s get a huge Westwood crowd out to pack the rink and support the Wolverines, all of whom are former Westwood Youth Hockey players! Wear your green!!!
As you may know, last year's fundraising from the Bruin's suite raffle supported a study of the feasibility of building a rink in Westwood. Some of you have inquired about the status of that project; this note will provide an update.
As background, a committee of WYH volunteers met several times to define the program's rink requirements and brainstorm possible locations. Members of the team then discussed the feasibility of various locations with town officials and also talked with local hockey programs and athletic directors to determine 3rd party demand for ice if a rink was built in Westwood. Others met with consultants to run the financial numbers. Finally, WYH hired an architecture firm that has rink-building experience, with the objective of evaluating the locations in more detail and creating renderings of rinks at the various sites.
Overall, the study demonstrated that while there are several sites that initially appear attractive, there are few with the proper cost, setbacks, zoning and readily-available utilities. Further, the financial analysis showed that WYH, WHS and XBHS would only need ~35% of the available ice, and thus we would be in a position of needing to sell the remaining ~65% to cover a mortgage on the building. This could be a daunting task, especially given that Norwood is building a new rink, something that was not officially confirmed at the time our study started.
Because of the above factors, the WYH Board concluded that it is not appropriate for WYH to take on the risk of such a project at this time. However, the program now has a much greater sense for rink feasibility in various locations and should the project be revisited in future, this knowledge and the assets created by this study will be a very useful starting point.
A call for Volunteers: Four new positions have been posted. Extra care has been taken to focus the scope of each so that the time involved is minimized. Please take a look at the home page for WYH.org and look to the far right – click on ‘Open Positions’.