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    DYHA Coaches & Alum Participate in CHaD "Battle of the Badges"

    03/22/2017, 9:00am EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    The 10th annual 'Battle of the Badges" hockey game was played this past Sunday (March 20th) at the SNHU Arena in Manchester.  The game is a fundraising event played each year between members of NH Police and NH Fire Dept. to benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.  The event has raised nearly $2 million for CHaD since it started in 2008.

    Dover Youth Hockey Association was well represented at Sunday's game, with 8 players on the ice having ties to DYHA:

    Micky Drouin (Capt of Team Fire)- current DYHA coach

    Perry Plummer- former DYHA coach

    Chris Plummer- current DYHA coach & former player

    Tyler Briand- current coach DYHA & former player

    Matthew Blonigen- Former Player and played at STA

    Dustin George- Former DYHA Player 

    Matthew Harnish- Former DYHA Player 

    Brendan Sullivan- Former DYHA player 

    Thank you all for your service to your communities and for your involvement in a game that supports a great cause!

    DYHA Spring League Registration Open!

    03/01/2017, 6:15pm EST
    By Jeremy Forest

    5-on-5 Full Ice and 3-on-3 Skills/Cross Ice

    Online registration for DYHA's Spring Programs is now open!  Click here to register your player.

    5-on-5 Full Ice

    -Players from birth years 2006-2009 are eligible to participate
    -7 week season (April 2nd to May 14th)
    -Sunday mornings (between 9:30-1:30)
    -Full ice games w/ goalies
    -Game jersey provided
    -Cost $180

    3-on-3 Skills Program

    -Players from birth years 2008-2011 are eligible to participate
    -7 week season (April 2nd to May 14th)
    -Sunday mornings (between 9:30-1:30)
    -Combination of ADM-style skill stations and cross-ice games
    -Cost $180

    Participation is limited to 60 players (5-on-5) and 35 players (3-on-3). Players are required to have a 2016-17 USA Hockey registration.

    All players must register and pay online prior to the start of Week 1. 

    DYHA is Hiring!

    02/24/2017, 6:30am EST
    By Jeremy Forest

    Program Coordinator Wanted

    Dover Youth Hockey Association is seeking a Program Coordinator who will support the Director of Hockey Operations and Board of Directors through a variety of administrative tasks and event management functions.

    Administrative tasks will include:

    • website & social media management (using a basic web management tool)
    • communication via email and phone with members of the organization, coaches, vendors, governing bodies and other hockey organizations
    • design of marketing and collateral (ie, annual program guide, event flyers, etc)
    • collection and management of player and coaching documents
    • management of weekly bank deposits and payroll distribution
    • organization and maintenance of all DYHA office
    • management of uniforms
    • other administrative tasks as requested by the Director of Hockey Operations or Board of Directors

    The Program Coordinator will also help to facilitate several events during the course of the year, assisting in planning and preparation, as well as attending the event to provide support.  These events will include: 

    • Travel team and House League tryouts
    • Fundraising events (golf outing, annual dance)
    • Don Heyliger Tournament
    • “Learn to Play Hockey” Day
    • Team Picture Day

    The Program Coordinator will also be expected to attend DYHA Board meetings.  Meeting are are held twice per month, typically on Monday nights.

    This is a part-time position, paid hourly.  The position will require an average of approximately 30-40 hours per month during the season (August-March) and 10-15 hours per month in the “off-season” (April-July).  Hours will vary month-to-month.  The majority of this work can be done by the Program Coordinator “remotely” (ie, from home) using their own laptop or desktop computer.

    Those interested should email a resume to dyhapresident@doverhockey.org. 

    DYHA Off Season Conditioning Programs Announced

    02/10/2017, 12:15pm EST
    By Jeremy Forest

    Spring/Summer Conditioning, Intro to Weighlifting & Parent On Ramp Program

    Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce several upcoming conditioning programs for players...and a special program for DYHA Parents!

    All programs will be provided by PRVN Sports Performance, a division of EVRPRVN CrossFit, at their facility on 50 Crosby Road in Dover.   Head Coach Matt Carney and his team of certified coaches have developed several strength and conditioning programs designed to develop DYHA players as complete athletes.  Conditioning training focuses on hockey specific movements and development, along with general physical fitness.

    More information about upcoming programs can be found by clicking here, or by visiting to the Conditioning Program page listed under "Resources" on the DYHA home page.

    DYHA Partners with Premier Hockey for Skills Development

    01/11/2017, 4:15pm EST
    By Jeremy Forest

    Premier Hockey Selected as New Skills Provider

    Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with Premier Hockey to provide player skill development programs beginning in September 2017. 

    The DYHA Board of Directors selected Premier Hockey after reviewing proposals from several professional skills development organizations in the region.  The close alignment between Premier’s training philosophies and DYHA’s player development approach, the extensive playing and coaching experience of their staff and the strong support for Premier voiced by many DYHA coaches and families all contributed to the decision to move ahead with the partnership between the two organizations.

    Premier Hockey was founded in 2004 and is owned and operated by Todd Spencer.  Spencer played his high school hockey at Exeter High School before moving on to Sacred Heart to play D1 hockey.  He also spent several years playing professionally in the ECHL and IHL.  Spencer is also a USA Hockey Master Level 5 Certified Coach whose experience includes several years as a skill instructor for the Manchester Jr Monarchs, Seacoast Spartans and Berwick Academy.  He is joined on the ice by a large staff of instructors— all with extensive playing and coaching backgrounds.

    In addition to managing skill development programs, Premier Hockey conducts numerous clinics and camps throughout the year at the Dover Arena and several other arenas throughout New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  More information can be found at their website: www.premierhockey.com.

    On behalf of all DYHA players and families, the Board of Directors would like to welcome Todd and his staff to the Dover Youth Hockey Association.  We look forward to a long partnership with Premier Hockey and the many benefits they will provide for our young players in the coming seasons. 

    We would also thank Ray Terrell, Zach Cobb and Chris Hitchcock for the excellent work they did this year providing skill development programming for the organization.  

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