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      DYHA Night at the Whittemore Center- Jan 27th

      12/03/2016, 12:45pm EST
      By Jeremy Forest

      DYHA Night @ the Whit

      Friday, January 27th is DYHA Night the Whittemore Center!  Join your DYHA teammates, friends and families for a fun-filled night cheering on the UNH Men's Hockey team.  The Wildcats will face off in a Hockey East battle against the Providence College Fryars and the excitement will continue between periods as two of our own Mite teams will take the ice for a DYHA vs. DYHA showdown!  

      DYHA will have our own section at the game where Wild E Cat and Gnarls will come up to say hello and take pictures.  All players should wear their game jerseys.  Let's fill our section with Stars and Wild colors and show the UNH crowd our DYHA pride!

      Tickets for the game are $15 for adults and $12 for children age 17 and under.  The deadline to order tickets is Sunday, January 8th.  Tickets will be distributed by DYHA at team practices the week before the game.

      Click here to order you tickets!

      DYHA Gear Store Holiday Sale!

      11/04/2016, 5:45pm EDT
      By Jeremy Forest

      Fitting Nights Nov 15th & 16th!

      The DYHA team apparel stores are open again for our pre-holiday sale!  We will also have fitting nights scheduled on Tuesday Nov 15th and Wednesday Nov. 16th from 5:30-8:00 at the arena for anyone wishing to check out samples or try items on.  

      Go to our Official Logo Apparel page to check out all of the great Granite State Wild and Dover Stars gift ideas for your favorite player or fan!  New this year we have Wild and Stars team hockey bags, backpacks, shorts along with a wider selection of hats, sweatshirts and jackets.  We've also added a selection of ladies apparel for every hockey players favorite fan-- mom!

      Place your order by Sunday, Nov 20th!  Items will arrive 10-14 days before the holidays!


      DYHA Picture Days: November 9th, 10th & 11th

      10/31/2016, 8:30pm EDT
      By Jeremy Forest

      Team Pictures Next Week!


      Picture day for all DYHA teams-- Wild, Stars and House League -- will be held next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (November 9-11).  

      DYHA has selected Clix Portrait Studios to provide photography services and many changes have been made to improve the picture day experience for all players and parents!

      For a detailed schedule, or to pre-order your photo packages and photo gifts online, please visit:
      User ID: dyha

      More information about photo packages and photo gift options can be found below or by clicking here.  Order forms will also be sent home with players and available on your team's picture day.

      (Players who miss their designated photo time may attend another photo session during the week, or can visit the Clix studio in Salem, NH.  Please contact Clix at (603) 890-1372 to make arrangements.)

      New DYHA Player Safety Coordinator

      The DYHA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a Safety Coordinator position for the organization.  The Safety Coordinator will assist DYHA in providing coaches, players and parents with information and assistance around player safety, health and fitness.   Responsibilities will include organizing annual injury management and CPR courses for our coaches, managing a safety information page on the DYHA website, providing useful information to coaches and families periodically via email and acting as a resource of information for anyone who has player safety or health related questions.

      We also want to thank Craig Croteau who brought this idea to the Board and has agreed to take on the role.  Craig has been part of the DYHA family for over 6 years and currently serves as Assistant Coach and Team Manager of our Granite State Wild PeeWee Minor team.  Craig is also a retired paramedic who worked for the City of Dover Fire & Rescue for 24 years and spent many years teaching medical and fire fighting programs at Dover High School.

      A new email address as been set up for anyone who would like to contact Craig with questions or has ideas about how we can improve DYHA’s player safety program.  You can reach him at  This contact information is also now listed on the Board of Directors page of the DYHA website. 

      Please join us in welcoming Craig to the role and thank him for his commitment to helping Dover Youth Hockey provide a safer playing experience for our young athletes!

      DYHA-EverProven Announce Off-Ice Training Partnership

      10/21/2016, 8:30am EDT
      By Jeremy Forest

      Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with EverProven Training & CrossFit to provide off-ice training and development for our Dover Stars and Granite State Wild teams.

      Beginning on Tuesday, November 1st all off-ice training for DYHA will be provided by EverProven at their new facility located at 50 Crosby Road in Dover, NH.

      EverProven was selected by the DYHA Board of Directors following a review process that included several athletic training organizations from the Greater Dover area.  EverProven has operated as a general and sports-specific training facility in the Dover area since 2012 and recently moved into a new, 7500 sq/ft facility to expand on their athletic training offerings. This expansion includes a separate hockey training area equipped with a synthetic ice surface.

      EverProven’s “Fundamental Movement Skills” approach to training young athletes, state-of-the art facility and commitment to hockey-focused training all stood out during the selection process as providing significant benefits to our players.  As an additional benefit, EverProven coaches have been providing coaching support at the Leach Brothers training facility during most DYHA off-ice sessions this year. This gives their coaches a great level of familiarity with our young players and should make for an easier transition from LBH to EverProven.

      The DYHA Board is excited about this new training partnership and the benefits it will provide to our young athletes.  More information about EverProven is available on the EverProven website.

       As always, we welcome your questions and feedback by emailing

      Go Stars!  Go Wild!