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    Warren Brown Award Winners Announced

    04/14/2017, 7:45am EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce the 2016-17 recipients of the Warren Brown Sportsmanship Award.

    The award is named in honor of Warren Brown, a UNH student and standout hockey player, who also volunteered as a coach for Dover Youth Hockey.  Warren was known for being a great teacher of the game and especially for encouraging his players to work hard and set a good example on and off the ice. 

    In 1973, Warren was killed in an automobile accident while traveling home to Ontario with 2 UNH teammates for the Christmas holidays. His passion for the game of hockey and his sportsmanship left a lasting mark on our entire organization.

    Recipients are selected by their fellow teammates on the basis of their sportsmanship, effort and contribution to making their team a better unit. 

    This year’s recipients are:

    Wild Mites- Cole Levesque

    Wild Squirt Minor- Liam Eddy

    Wild Squirt Major- Owen Kenney

    Wild PW Minor- Chase Turcotte

    Wild PW Major- Cody Dubois

    Wild Bantam Minor- Crosby Smith

    Stars Mites- Noah Stone, Elizabeth Pelletier, Travis Cole

    Stars Squirts- Aidan McQuaide

    Stars PW1- Orlando Ricci

    Stars PW2- Joseph Labonte

    Stars Bantam- Colby Roy

    2017-18 DYHA 'Off-Ice' Conditioning Program

    04/13/2017, 10:00am EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Registration now open!

    Registration is now open for DYHA’s “Off-Ice” Conditioning Program for the 2017-18 season.  All interested players must register by Friday, May 19th to participate.   

    Program details are provided below.  Please visit www.doverhockey.org/conditioning to register.

    DYHA has once again partnered with PRVN Sports Performance to provide a customized conditioning program for players.  Led by Head Coach Matt Carney and a staff of certified strength & conditioning trainers, the program will focus on developing each player’s strength, metabolic conditioning, balance and core stability. The PRVN coaching staff will lead players through age appropriate high-intensity circuit training and body weight strength development techniques, as well as hockey-specific sessions on a synthetic ice surface.  

    Additional Program Details:

    Eligibility: Any DYHA travel team or house league player born 2008 or later may enroll.  Players will be assigned to groups by age.  Each group will contain no more than 14 participants.

    Schedule: sessions will be 50 minutes in duration.  Players will attend one session per week at the time scheduled for their group.  Sessions will begin in September and run to the end of February for a total of 22 sessions.  

    Each group’s sessions will be held on a consistent day and time week-to-week, but the final schedule will only be determined after the DYHA 2017-18 practice schedule has been finalized.  Every effort will be made to schedule off-ice training sessions on a nights when players are not also scheduled for an ‘on ice’ practice.  Currently there are no plans to hold conditioning sessions on Fridays.    

    Location: all training will be done at the PRVN Sports Performance facility (50 Crosby Road, Dover NH). 

    Cost:  $230 per player*
    (*Bingo credits cannot be used to pay for the conditioning program)

    DYHA Annual Meeting: Monday, May 15 @ 6:30

    04/10/2017, 4:30pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Seeking New Members to Board of Directors

    Dover Youth Hockey Association will be holding its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 15th.  The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and will be held in the main conference room at the Dover Ice Arena (110 Portland Ave, Dover NH).  
     

    The meeting agenda will include reviews from the DYHA Board of Directors, Director of Hockey Operations and Referee in Chief about this past season and the upcoming 2017-18 season.  During the meeting, new members will also be elected to the DYHA Board of Directors.  


    With the departure of two current members who have completed their service to the organization, the Board is actively seeking to add several new members.  Any current DYHA member, honorary member or DYHA booster is eligible to participate on the Board of Directors. 


    The Board is particularly hoping to add more representation from the Dover Stars and DYHA House League programs.  We are also in need of an individual to fill the role of Director of Fundraising.  

    Don't forget that DYHA is a non-profit organization run by member volunteers!  We urge you to get involved and help DYHA continue to provide a great hockey program for our young players!


    Anyone interested in participating on the Board of Directors who cannot attend the Annual Meeting is asked to contact Jeremy Forest at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org prior to the meeting.  More information about participation on the Board of Directors can be found on the Board Meeting Minutes page of the DYHA website.

    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. 

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