Dover Youth Hockey Association has approved the proposed name change of the Major/Minor travel teams, (Birth years 2001-2008) to the Granite State Wild. This change will only include the DYHA Major/Minor teams. The DYHA Select and House League teams will remain under the identity of the Dover Stars. DYHA has a storied history offering competitive youth hockey opportunities to the youth of Dover and the greater seacoast NH and Maine areas. We view the Granite State Wild as an exciting new chapter for Dover Youth Hockey Association.
The Granite State Wild teams will compete in the Massachusetts Premier Development Hockey League (MPDHL). They will compete against organizations located primarily in the greater Boston area, as well as Rhode Island and Connecticut. Parity rounds will be played at the beginning of the season, where each Wild team will have the chance to compete in the highest division of the MPDHL. DYHA is optimistic that all of the Wild teams will be playing in the highest level of the MPDHL in 2015-16 and beyond, offering the highest level of competition available.
The goal for the change is to continue growth within the organization, both by attracting new players and continuing to develop and retain the current players already participating within the organization. We have seen tremendous progress with the level of play within DYHA over the past few years, at all levels, and look forward to the continued growth of DYHA thru the Granite State Wild and Dover Stars.
DYHA will host the Organization's Annual meeting May 28th at the McConnell Center in Dover, NH 6:30pm. (meeting to be held in the café downstairs and there will be signs) Staying consistent with the DYHA by-laws, (Article VI, Section 2) the board will host the meeting to current, past, and future members and encourages you to attend.
This year DYHA nominated Andy Middaugh for Don Heyliger award. Andy played for hockey Dover Stars in the late 90’s and for Dover high school. He is a full time college student, preparing to be a Physician’s Assistant. He has served on several deployments the the Middle East with the NH National Guard, and has been coaching for DYHA for over four years. Andy’s influence to local hockey includes actually designing our current Dover Stars travel uniform. He does not have a child in the program, he has passion for hockey and to teach the game. He has been on the bench with Coach Jamie Eno, Peter Keilty, and now with the Squirt Select 2 team. When his schedule allows, Andy puts his goalie gear on and helps Coach Stu Frye with the program’s goalie skills. Love and hockey go hand in hand in the Middaugh household, Andy convinced his wife Katie to sharing their wedding vows on Dover’s Holt rink with several of his former players participating in the ceremony.
Andy is an excellent example of volunteerism. He has made great contributions to the development of our players at multiple levels and certainly does not look for this kind of recognition and that’s why we believe he deserves it most.
Dover Youth Hockey is proud to announce the team rosters for all teams for the 2015-16 season.
Please click here for the team rosters. Each team can be viewed on their listed tab.
Thank you to all who came out and we look forward to a great season!
Dover Youth Hockey is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 head coaches for the major and minor teams.
2015 - 2016 Coaches:
Mite Minor: Ray Terrell
Mite Major: PJ Bandouveres
Squirt Minor: Marc Behan
Squirt Major: Chris Atwood
PeeWee Minor: Ryan Kaichen
PeeWee Major: Paul Dureau
Bantam Minor: Kevin McManus
The tryout schedule and any additional information about tryouts can be viewed on our tryout page. 2015-2016 Tryout Page