Registration is now open for DYHA’s “Off-Ice” Conditioning Program for the 2018-19 season. All interested players must register by Tuesday, July 10th to participate.
Program details are provided below. Please click here to register online.
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.
Additional Program Details:
Eligibility: Any DYHA travel team or house league player born 2009 or later may enroll. Players will be assigned to groups by age. Each group will contain no more than 10 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 (Monday or Wednesday). The final schedule will be determined after the DYHA 2018-19 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.
Location: all training will be done at the PRVN Sports Performance facility (50 Crosby Road, Dover NH).
Cost: $300 per player*
(*Bingo credits cannot be used to pay for the conditioning program)
DYHA will hold our annual golf tournament on Friday, September 14th at The Links at Outlook Golf Course in Berwick, ME.
The event is held in honor of two long-time members of the DYHA family, Scott French and Michael Hower, Sr. All proceeds from the event go to helping DYHA continue to provide a great hockey experience to our players and their families, funding scholarships and reducing the cost of participation for all players..
Golfers may register as a foursome ($500) or individually ($125) using our online registration form. Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a bag lunch and dinner for each player.
We are also in need of volunteers to help at the event. All volunteers will be provided with lunch and are invited to attend dinner following the event. Members interested in volunteering can use our online volunteer registration form.
We hope you will join us for a great day of fun and help out Dover Youth Hockey!
DYHA held its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 21st. During the meeting, members Dan Toland and John Swartendruber were elected to the Board of Directors. Both will serve 3 year terms starting running from May 2018 through May 2021.
The Board also elected executive leadership for the 2018-19 season. Jeremy Forest will again serve as President of the Board of Directors. Dan Toland takes over the position of Vice President and Craig Croteau will be the Board's Secretary. Marc Behan, Ron Siering and John Swartzendruber will serve as Members-at-Large.
The Board is actively seeking one additional member to fill the final Board seat and serve as Treasurer for the 2018-19 season. Anyone with a financial or business background who is interested in the position is encouraged to immediately contact Jeremy Forest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, DYHA awards approximately $6000 in scholarships to assist families with paying their player tuition. These scholarships are funded by DYHA's annual fundraising efforts, which include our golf tournament and the Don Heyliger Memorial Tournament, as well as our weekly Bingo game.
The available scholarships and the qualifying criteria are listed below. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please complete the online application by June 30th. All applicants must complete this application to be considered. The DYHA Scholarship Committee will review all submissions and will notify all applicants no later than July 31st.
Kathleen and Fred Gilpatrick Bingo Volunteer Scholarship
Kathy Gilpatrick is the original and current DYHA Bingo Coordinator. She and her husband Fred have been instrumental in creating this incredible fundraising arm of the DYHA organization. Prior to her involvement in Bingo, Kathy was a DYHA board member, serving as treasurer and making her name as Dover Hockey’s most effective fundraising coordinator. Gilpatrick Scholarships of up to $400 may be awarded to current Dover Youth Hockey Bingo volunteers to help further reduce their tuition obligations.
McNulty Sibling Scholarships
Pat McNulty was a longtime member and president of DYHA who was instrumental in developing our house and travel programs. Pat and his wife Lorraine raised two children who both played travel and high school hockey. They know what it means to have two children enrolled in travel hockey at the same time, and the time and financial demands placed on a family by two children’s hockey commitments. Pat currently works for the City of Dover. Both Pat and Lorraine McNulty have been named honorary members of DYHA by the Dover Youth Hockey board of directors. McNulty Sibling Scholarships will be awarded to children of families with more than one child playing travel hockey. Amounts may vary depending on need and the resources available.
Robert “Pops” Higgins Scholarships
A Higgins Scholarship will award between up to $1000 annually. This money is given to families in need to help reduce the cost of travel hockey. A lifelong hockey fan, Bob Higgins has been a fixture as a volunteer at Dover Youth Hockey Bingo for more than a decade. During that time, he has quietly helped many families manage the cost of hockey. Bob’s greatest hope is that all children are able to experience the great game of hockey, regardless of their families’ circumstances. Bob Higgins has been named an honorary member of DYHA by the Dover Youth Hockey Board of Directors.
Frederick Catalfo Referee Scholarship
Freddy Catalfo is well known to anyone who has ever spent time at Dover Arena. In addition to working the front desk and as a referee, Freddy has worked as DYHA’s referee scheduler for many years. Freddy Catalfo has been named an honorary member of DYHA by the Dover Youth Hockey board of directors. One Catalfo Scholarship of $200 will be awarded each year to a travel hockey player who is also a USA Hockey certified referee. This award will be made in the form of travel tuition reduction in recognition of the additional investment young referees make in training and referee equipment and uniforms.
Openings currently exist for players who may be interested in participating in the 2018-19 season as members of the Granite State Wild Mite Development program (birth years 2010-2012) and for our Peewee 2 Select team (2006-2007). Information about these teams, the leagues they compete in and tuition pricing can be found at www.doverhockey.org/wildprogram
Anyone with interest should contact Mike Young, Director of Hockey Operations, at email@example.com