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Welcome to the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association (CCYHA) webpage -- home of the Jamestown Lakers!



CCYHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization;  For more than 50 years the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association has provided the area youth the opportunity to not only play, and learn about the game of ice hockey, but also teach the values of good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect to others. Most kids love hockey so much they continue playing this sport into Adulthood!   We offer teams for ages 4 to 18 (exceptions apply).   

It is our goal to make this website the source for current information and the primary communication tool with all CCYHA members.

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Lakers Parents and Players,



The end of the season is getting very close and I’ve had a great time photographing the players.  There are still a couple teams left that need photos taken and some photos have already been posted online.  I’m writing to let you know how you can access and order photos once they are available for your team.


Accessing Your Photos


First, all the photos will be posted in an online gallery for viewing and purchasing.  The address for this gallery is:  http://photos.ecklof.com


When you visit the site, you’ll find several “galleries” that are labelled by the division that was shot.  For example: ADM, Timbits, Squirts, Pee Wee, etc.  Your photos will be in the gallery that matches the division your player is in.  If there is a cover photo for the gallery, then the finished photos have been uploaded and are available for purchase.  Clicking on one of these galleries will give you access to the photos, however, you must first enter your email address to access the gallery.  This is a precaution that prevents bots and other such nuisances from causing havoc on your photos.  This also creates an account that allows you to save favorites and load photos into your shopping cart.  If you’ve logged in with your email address and saved favorites and then you want to re-visit the gallery at a later time and have access to those saved photos, you must use the same email address to log in.  If you use a bogus email address and complete an order, then you will not receive the receipt and your order may not process correctly.  Please make sure to use a valid email address when accessing your photos.


If there is no cover photo on the gallery, then the gallery is in “Pre-Release” condition and the finished photos have not been uploaded.  Clicking on one of these galleries will take you to a registration page where you can register your email address for notification when the gallery is released and made active.  This is the fastest way to find out that your photos are online and ready for viewing.  You may choose not to register, but I cannot guarantee that I’ll get the info out to everyone in a quick manner as I have to email my point of contact and then she has to email the coaches and they have to email you.  Trust me, the pre-registration is the absolute best option for finding out when your photos are ready.


Ordering Photos


All ordering is done online.  Some items in the Special Products category are items that I must send to a secondary lab, in which case I will receive the items and contact you to make arrangements to deliver them or bring them to you.  Otherwise, all prints are shipped directly to your home.  There is a $10 minimum order and you can create your own custom packages of print selections from the photos in your gallery.  Each player has a variety of poses to choose from so you can mix and match however you like to put your packages together.  Package pricing and discounts will automatically be applied to your cart when you meet the criteria.  You can view the different package and discount conditions by clicking the “SHOW DISCOUNTS” when you are adding items to your cart.  You’ll see that link directly above the selections of print items available.  If you need assistance with finding the discount pricing, please contact me and I’ll help you in every way.


Digital Images


If you choose to purchase digital copies of the images, you now have the option to purchase a full resolution copy or a low resolution copy.  Low res copies are intended for keeping on your phone and sharing through social media.  Full resolution are for digital archiving only.  Please understand that you may not take digital copies and have them printed without first obtaining a Print Release from me.  The digital copies are licensed for digital storage only.  I ask that you consider making your printed purchases from my gallery before taking photos to another print lab or service.  (It’s how I pay for all my wonderful camera equipment)  Please respect the conditions of digital purchases.




A large watermark appears on every photo with my logo and name.  This watermark is only on the image when it is being viewed online.  Once you purchase a photo in either print or digital form, the watermark is removed.  If you’ve already viewed the gallery before the sending of this email, you would have seen the watermark as just a mark in the bottom right corner of the image.  It is now covering the entire image.  I’ve had to do this because I’ve been made aware of people taking screen captures of the images and sharing them on social media.  I know it’s a tempting and fun thing to do when you know you can get something as nice as these portraits for free with the click of a button, but it puts me in a bad position as I end up losing money in time and expenses without the purchase of photos.  I thank you for no taking any screen captures of these photos and purchasing a digital copy if you’d like to have it on your phone or share it online with friends and family.


Makeups for Individual Photos


Some players may have missed their photo night.  I will be taking photos of the Bantam A team on Tuesday, February 20th after 6:00 p.m.  If you need your individual portraits taken, this will be the very last time I’ll be bringing my camera into the building for this season.  Please be there and expect to wait until I’m finished with the Bantam team.  At that point, you will be able to get photos taken.  I will be taking these photos in Locker Room #4.  To guarantee I know you’re coming, please contact me and I’ll put your name on a list so I don’t miss you.


I intend on having everyone’s photos finished and available online before the last practice for every group.  The two teams that still need photos taken may extend beyond that goal, but I’m working hard to get everyone’s photos finished.


Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to photograph these magnificent hockey players!  I look forward to getting your photos online in the next two weeks.  Don’t forget to pre-register for notifications in your player’s gallery!


Chad Ecklof

Photo Art



by posted 02/18/2018
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