Tryouts for the 2018-19 Granite State Wild will be held starting Monday, March 5th. The 2018-19 program guide is now available, as well as our tryout schedule and online tryout registration. These can also be found on the tryout page the DYHA website, under the Travel Team menu.
The Granite State Wild offers players the best in hockey skill development and competition by offering a combined schedule of league games, tournaments and independent games. During the 2017-18 season many of our teams played (and won big!) in some great tournament destinations, including Montreal, Lake Placid and Jay Peak.
Granite State Wild players participate in 80 minute skill sessions on a weekly ice sessions led by instructors from Premier Hockey LLC. Our goalies receive training from Puckstoppers, working both on-ice and in specialized sessions at the Puckstoppers goalie training center.
As a non-profit hockey organization, DYHA keeps hockey as affordable as possible while providing the best value of any hockey program in the region. We encourage you to compare all that we offer to similarly priced programs...or even the programs that charge $1000 more!
Wild player tuition includes:
*140-160 of ice time per week for most age levels (80 min practice & 80 min skill session)
*5+ full ice, 60-minute practices per season
*Professional skills training provided by Premier Hockey, LLC
*Professional on-ice and specialty goalie training by Puckstoppers
*30-40 games per season, plus playoffs (*league dependent)
*Entry fee into 2 independent tournaments (most levels)
*Pro-weight, twill home and away game jerseys, game socks & practice jersey
Wild team rosters are limited to a maximum of 16 players (14 skaters, 2 goalies) at ALL levels.
2018-19 will be an exciting year for our organization. All of our travel teams will now play as the Granite State Wild, including our Dover Stars travel teams- which will now play as Granite State Wild Select. The Wild Select teams will continue play as 'combined birth year' teams, just as the Stars teams did. This season we will field Squirt 2008/2009, Peewee 2006/2007 and Bantam 2004/2005 Select teams. The Wild Selects will continue to compete in the Granite State League and Seacoast Hockey League.
All of our Wild players will be wearing newly designed uniforms featuring our brand new logo! Our new look was chosen by our players who responded to our logo and jersey selection surveys.
(DYHA will also continue the tradition of the Dover Stars. Players in our House League and First Shift programs will be donning the 'D-Star' as members of our Star Player Development Program. Stay tuned for more info when we start these programs again in the early fall!)
We look forward to seeing you at tryouts starting March 5th...
The Granite State Wild will take the ice next season in newly designed jerseys chosen by our players! Thank you to the 130 players from our current travel teams who logged on and voted for their favorite jersey design.
Based on player voting and parent feedback from our annual survey, players names will also now appear on all Wild jerseys starting next season.
We look forward to seeing our teams on the ice next season in their new gear. Good luck to all of our teams in their remaining games and playoffs this season!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Whitt on Friday, January 26th to watch UNH battle UConn. With over 250 tickets sold, DYHA once again filled the stands with Wild and Stars gear!
And a big congratulations to our Mite Development players who skated hard during intermission! A great job from the DYHA's future superstars!
Dover Youth Hockey Association is now accepting applications from individuals who are interested in being a head coach of a Granite State Wild team for the 2018-19 season. Anyone who would like to be considered is asked to complete a coaching application by no later than Friday, February 9th.
The coaching application can be found by clicking here and should be submitted to Mike Young, Director of Hockey Operations. Applications can be emailed to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in the DYHA mailbox at the Dover Arena. Current Wild coaches are not required to complete a coaching application, but should inform Mike of their interest in coaching next season by the Feb 9th deadline.
For the 2018-19 season, DYHA expects to offer the following teams:
Wild Mite U8 (2010 & 2011)
Wild Squirt Minor (2009)
Wild Squirt Major (2008)
Wild Peewee Minor (2007)
Wild Peewee Major (2006)
Wild Bantam Minor (2005)
Wild Bantam Major (2004)
Wild Squirt Select (2008 & 2009)
Wild Peewee Select (2006 & 2007)
Wild Bantam Select (2004 & 2005)
Wild Bantam Split Season (2004)
Wild Midget Split Season (2002 & 2003)
Wild Midget Split Season (2000 & 2001)
Congratulations to the Granite State Wild Peewee Majors, who went undefeated in the Can-Am Hockey Challenge Cup Peewee Champions in Montreal, Canada over the weekend of January 13th-14th.
The tournament started on Friday morning with a 3-1 Wild victory over the Nepean (Ontario) Raiders. This was followed up by a decisive 7-0 win over the Voorhees NJ Flyers on Friday afternoon. Saturday, in the midst of a 13-inch snow storm, the Wild Peewee Majors earned a hard fought 5-2 win against a tough Greater New Haven Warriors team from New Haven, CT- a team they would face again in the Gold Medal Game.
The Can-Am Hockey Challange Cup Peewee Division Gold Medal Championship game was close in all three periods. The Greater New Haven Warriors got on the score board first, scoring less than 5 minutes into the game. The Wild answered back with 45 seconds left in the period on a goal by Jonathan Pelletier. The two teams played a scoreless second period with action going back and forth, but neither team surrendering any goals. The first goal of the 3rd period was netted by the Wild, as Charlotte Wensley scored 5:16 into the period to go up 2-1. The Warriors responded with a goal at 9:10 to lock the game again at 2-2, but a goal by Nathan Gagnon just 31 seconds later put the Wild back on top for good. Jonathan Pelletier iced the victory for the Wild with his second goal coming with just 36 seconds left in the game, giving the Wild Peewee Majors a 4-2 win and the Can-Am Hockey Challange Cup Peewee Division Championship title.
Wild goaltenders Britton Dunbar and Nathan Levoie showed up big all weekend, stopping a combined 64 of 69 shots they faced durinig the weekend’s action.
The team also brought home hardware in the skills competition with the team of Ryan Dumont, Caleb Marasca, John Joe Reeves and Chase Turcotte winning the team relay race and Jonathan Pelletier taking 2nd in the shootout.
Congrats to the GSW Peewee Majors on a great weekend of hockey!
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