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Golf Tournament Committee Chairperson

DYHA is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a new volunteer position. Details of the position are listed below, and we are looking to fill this position by mid-July to help prepare for the golf tournament on September 13th.

 

Golf Tournament Committee Chairperson

Dover Youth Hockey Association (DYHA) is looking for a volunteer to lead this year’s Golf Tournament at The Links at Outlook on September 13th.  

Position Summary

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference?  The 4th annual Golf Tournament is one of DYHA’s major fundraisers. Proceeds go towards scholarships for kids in need of financial support to play the game of hockey as well as special projects for DYHA. This position lead will build a team of volunteers and lead all organizing functions to create a successful event.

Primary Job Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for building a team to support the event

  • Responsible for working with operations controller to promote and advertise event to our members

  • Responsible for leading hole sponsorship and raffles

  • Responsible for leading all day of activities (September 13th), including working with the golf course MC to announce raffle winners and to thank all attendees

Time Commitment

The unique part of this position is it is a time stamped event. All volunteer time will be leading up to and be completed at the end of the tournament. If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, this is a great experience. Being the 4th annual, a lot of the pre-work is set up, so the biggest part of this position is taking ownership and assem

bling a team that will have fun and raise money for a good cause.

Apply – Please email DYHA Vice President Dan Toland at dtoland15@gmail.com

 

2019-2020 OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

DYHA is looking for qualified candidates to fill the new position of 2019-2020 OPERATIONS COORDINATOR . Details of the position are listed on the Dover Youth Hockey Association website.  DYHA is looking to fill this position by the end of June to help prepare for the 2019-2020 season.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via  email DYHA President John O’Brien at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org

DYHA 2019-2020 COACHING DIRECTOR

DYHA is looking for qualified candidates to fill the new position of 2019-2020 COACHING DIRECTOR . Details of the position are listed on the Dover Youth Hockey Association website.  DYHA is looking to fill this position by the end of June to help prepare for the 2019-2020 season.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via email to DYHA VP Dan Toland dtoland15@gmail.com

Coaching Director

DYHA is looking for qualified candidates to fill a new position. Details of the position are listed below and we are looking to fill this position by the end of June to help prepare for the 2019-2020 season. If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

Coaching Director

Dover Youth Hockey Association (DYHA) is looking for a Coaching Director to join its team.

Position Summary

The Coaching Director will report directly to the Director of Hockey operations and be tasked with creating a consistency across the organization for all on-ice and off-ice hockey related hockey programs.  This is an important position that requires great attention to detail, flexibility, and thoughtful communication.

Primary Job Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for setting a first class experience from start to end of season

  • Setting coaching expectations

  • Verify all coaches are at proper level via USA Hockey Coaching Education

    • USA Hockey 1-4

    • Safe Sport

  • Responsible for setting philosophy for Coaches, Players, Officials & Parents

  • Responsible for all practice development (working with Director of Hockey Operations)

    • Liaison between hired skills provider to make sure DYHA is leveraging this relationship

    • Responsible for supporting and helping coaches plan for all non-skills provider practice sessions and any off-ice conditioning sessions

    • Responsible for making sure all coaching staffs for shared ice-time are on same page and have a well-developed practice plan that is age-appropriate

  • Responsible for organizing a playbook with age appropriate practice plans, drills and leverage the skills provider additions into the playbook.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong coaching, management and communication skills are a must. This position requires very close relationship with Director of Hockey Operations.

Time Commitment & Compensation

This is not a full time role, although there will be times leading up to the season start that will require more time and planning. DYHA is a non-profit organization and rely on volunteers across the organization. This important position is being put in place to support a transitional year with the new skills provider. The BOARD is looking for a strong candidate with skills and experience that meet the goals of the position. For candidates meeting the required skills and experience, the board will consider volunteer, player tuition credits or stipend as compensation.  

Apply – Please email DYHA VP Dan Toland dtoland15@gmail.com

 

Operations Coordinator

DYHA is looking for qualified candidates to fill a new position. Details of the position are listed below and we are looking to fill this position by the end of June to help prepare for the 2019-2020 season. If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

 

Operations Coordinator

Dover Youth Hockey Association (DYHA) is looking for an operations coordinator to join its team.

Position Summary

The Operations Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Hockey Operations and be tasked with leading operations activity in order to provide a first class experience for all DYHA members.

Primary Job Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for all website activity

    • Registration and contract form set up

    • All news postings and DYHA update activity (including social media posts)

  • Responsible for all reach out to members for any AR related issues. Resolution to matters is expected, but any major issues should be elevated to the Director of Hockey operations who will elevate to the treasurer and Board for final resolution.

  • Administrative support for all major events (Start of season, Golf Tournament, Tryouts, Heyliger Tournament).

  • Responsible for organizing and distributing all apparel orders

Time Commitment & Compensation

This is not a full time role, as it will fluctuate during the season. There will be a heavier lift at the beginning of season with making sure all player tuitions are paid or set up on auto payment and handling communication with non-payment communication and resolution. For payment, the individual will be working closely with our bookkeeper and Director of Hockey Operations.  

Website, social media and email postings will vary throughout the season. We are looking for this individual take pride and ownership on the look and feel. With that said, there will be a heavier lift on initial cleanup of the site, but then moving into more of a maintenance mode once cleaned up.

DYHA is a non-profit organization and rely on volunteers across the organization. This important position requires a unique skill set. The BOARD is looking for a strong candidate with skills and experience that meet the goals of the position and may consider breaking the position into two depending on the candidate pool. For candidates meeting the required skills and experience, the board will consider volunteer, player tuition credits or stipend as compensation.  

 

Apply – Please email DYHA President John O’Brien at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org

 

2019-2020 DYHA Board of Directors

On May 14 2019,  Dover Youth Hockey Association held its Annual Meeting.  This meeting was an opportunity for the members of DYHA to get a report of the the 2018-2019 hockey season, the current financial status of the organization as well as the new exciting changes that are being formulated for next season. 

Of the twenty two DYHA members who attended the meeting , the 2019-2020 DYHA Board of Directors was elected.  The new Board of Directors has already rolled up their sleeves and started work on the upcoming hockey season .  DYHA is excited to announce the new Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 seasson as;

                President John O’Brien

                Vice President Dan Tolend

                Treasurer Josh Hersey

                Secretary Craig Croteau

                Member at Large Ron Seiring     

                Member at Large John Swartzendruber (House League Director)

                Member at Large Ben Grigus

DYHA would like to express a sincere “THANK YOU” to two DYHA Board Members who after many years of hard work, dedication to DYHA / our young hockey players and thousands of hours volunteering as Board of Directors members have completed their terms.  Jeremy Forest has been the President of DYHA for the past three years.  His unwavering dedication to DYHA, diligent work and forward thinking has ensured that DYHA is in a stable financial state and the organization has progressive path forward.  Marc Behan has completed his second 3-year term.  He has held multiple positions including Vice President, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee as well as being a member of multiple other DYHA committees. Marc’s knowledge of DYHA operations as well as coaching youth hockey has been a true asset to our organization.  Marc will still be around the rink coaching the Bantam Minor team and continuing to help DYHA.

Enjoy the summer, see you at the rink soon!

Granite State Wild Hockey 2019 - Apparel Store

Hello, a message from Dover Youth Hockey....

There will be another DYHA apparel pick up on Tuesday, May 28th from 5pm-7pm at the Dover Ice Arena for anyone still needing to pick up their Granite State Wild apparel from the Spring store order. PLAYER JERSEYS WILL NOT be included on this pick up date. Jerseys will not be available until late July. An email will be sent out once the jerseys are ready. Also, if you had a sweatshirt on back order, it will not be shipped to your home address. Pick up for these delayed items will also happen on May 28th. If you can not attend the May 28th pick-up please try to send a family member or friend in your place. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank You

DYHA Announces Scholarship Opportunities for 2019-20 Season

By Dan Toland 05/09/2019, 10:00am EDT

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.

Click here to complete scholarship application.

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.

DYHA Annual Meeting: May 14th

By Jeremy Forest 04/04/2019, 6:45am EDT

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Wild Teams Capture NEPHL and GSL Titles!

By Jeremy Forest 03/20/2019, 9:45pm EDT

Congratulations are long overdue for several Granite State Wild teams that ended their 2019 seasons with league championship titles!

The  Wild Peewee Major 12U team won a hard fought 5-4 victory over the #1 seed CT Chiefs to take home a trophy in the New England Premier Hockey League Premier division.  The team was making its 4th consecutive appearance in the title game after defeating the Cape Cod Lighting 2-1 the previous day.  The team twice battled back from 2-goal deficits and locked down their net against a 6-on-4 power play for the Chiefs during the closing seconds of the game to win in dramatic fashion.


The Wild Squirt Minor 9U team will also get to hang an NEPHL division bannerb after defeating #1 seed MaxPro Jets to win the Squirt Major Elite Division.  The Wild Squirts rolled into the finals red hot after beating the RI Junior Blues 7-1 and continued their high scoring ways, beating the Jets in convincing fashion  5-1.

 

The Bantam Select 1 team entered the Granite State League Tier 4 tournament weekend as the #1 seed and lived up to that billing.   After a strong effort against Kearsarge the team lost to the Mount Washington Valley Eagles, setting up a quarterfinal match with the Concord Capitals.  A solid win against Concord gave the team a bid to the championship game where they bested a tough New Hampshire East Eagles team to take home a GSL crown.

 

The Wild Pee Wee Select 1 team also picked up hardware in the GSL, winning the Peewee Tier IV championship.  After going 29-10-4 during the regular season, the team won 3 of their 4 playoff contests and beat the Back Bay Chiefs 4-2 in front of a packed house at the Rochester Arena to close the season with a title. 

 

Congratulations to these and all of our teams on a great season!

 

Wild Split Season Midget Team Tryouts

By Jeremy Forest 03/12/2019, 6:00pm EDT

Tryouts -- March 19th

The Granite State Wild will hold tryouts for our 2019 Split-Season U16 and U18 Midget teams on Tuesday, March 19th at the Dover Ice Arena.  

Tryouts for the U16 team will be held 5:30-6:30

Tryouts for the U18 team will be held 6:30-7:30

As a regional Seacoast NH/Southern ME hockey program, our goal is to build the most competitive teams possible comprised of the top players in the region.  The U16 and U18 Granite State Wild teams will play in the New England Premier Hockey League in the Fall of 2019.

 

For existing high school players, this offering gives you the chance to play with some of the best players in the region, including current teammates and top players from rival high school and club teams in the region, fostering different relationships while preparing for the kick off to high school season.  Split-Season is a way for you to push yourself and grow as a player.

Tryout registration is $35 for player who register online.  Please click here to register. 

Same-day "walk-in" registration cost is $70.

Granite State Wild 2019-2020 Program Guide & Tryout Schedule

By Jeremy Forest 02/07/2019, 2:45pm EST

Tryouts Start March 4th!

Tryouts for the 2019-20 Granite State Wild will be held starting Monday, March 4th.  The 2019-20 program guide is now available along with the tryout information, schedule and online registration.  These can also be found on the "2019-2020 Wild Tryouts' page on 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 in the New England Premier League, Granite State League and Seacoast Hockey League.

Granite State Wild players participate in weekly 80 minute skill sessions and a weekly 50-80 minute team practice.  Goalies receive training both on the ice during team skills sessions and in specialized sessions at the Puckstoppers goalie training center in Exeter, NH. 

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 
*Professional on-ice and specialty goalie training
*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.    

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts starting March 4th...

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