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BYAHA is the parent organization of the Junior Steelheads youth hockey teams and is a member of the Idaho Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey. BYAHA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The Boise Youth Amateur Hockey Association is a competitive travel ice hockey program serving the Treasure Valley. Located in Boise, Idaho, the Junior Steelheads are currently seeking young individuals in all age groups for their upcoming hockey season. Teams are being formed for the following levels: Squirt (8-10 years of age), Peewee (11-12 years of age), Bantam (13-14 years of age), U16 (Under 16 years of age) and U18 (Under 18 years of age).

Competitive travel hockey is an exceptionally rewarding experience for youths. The Junior Steelheads program gives some of our community’s most talented and committed young men and women the exposure and opportunity to develop their skills while representing the Treasure Valley. And hockey is teaching our kids so many valuable life lessons such as discipline, teamwork, leadership, and accountability. Our mission is to provide and implement a positive learning environment for young players to gain the maximum benefits of participating in a competitive sports program. We believe in challenging them to embrace school academics, demanding dedication to sportsmanship as individuals and teammates both on and off the ice, enhancing skill development, developing good work habits, helping them set goals and plans to reach those goals. Our goal is to develop great people as well as players. We believe in setting and achieving goals, not just scoring them!

October Classic 2020 (BTAA)

October 16-18, 2020

(Click here for the full schedule and results.)


Idaho Ice World Policy Update (9/1/2020)

By John M. Howell 09/01/2020, 4:00pm MDT

New Update from 9/1/2020:

Dear IceWorld Team and Valued Partners,

Please note that Idaho IceWorld locker rooms remain closed due to health and safety concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Recently, we have experienced an increase in the number of skaters both dressing and undressing rink side. Out of respect for all users, we are no longer allowing skaters to change within the facility. All skaters should plan to arrive dressed and ready to play before coming inside the main doors, as well as remain fully dressed while within the facility.  While we recognize that the inability to dress within the facility is an inconvenience, we appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter.



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Travis James

Recreation Manager – Idaho IceWorld

Parks and Recreation Department

Office: (208)608-7720


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BYAHA Covid-19 Plan - Click Here

Click here for the official Covid-19 re-opening plan for BYAHA/Jr. Steelheads..

BYAHA Bylaws - Click Here

Click here to view our organizations bylaws.

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