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DYHA Annual Meeting Date & Call for Board Members

04/09/2018, 8:30am EDT
By Jeremy Forest

Dover Youth Hockey Association will hold our Annual Meeting on Monday, May 21st at 6:30.  The meeting will be held in the main conference room at the Dover Ice Arena.  All current members of Dover Youth Hockey Association are invited and encouraged to attend. 

(note: the meeting is open only to current DYHA members, which are defined by DYHA by-laws as the parent or legal guardian of a player who participated on a DYHA travel or house team during the 2017-18 season or is a member of a 2018-19 roster.  The meeting is closed to non-members.)

During the meeting the current Board of Directors will provide several reports including a review of financials and the 2018-19 budget, as well as an overview of the past season and plans for the upcoming season for our organization. 

DYHA will also hold elections to fill 3 seats on the Board of Directors that will become vacant.  At that time our current Treasurer and Secretary will be completing their terms of service to the organization. We will also be looking to fill an open seat that was vacated earlier this year.  All members present at the meeting will have the opportunity to vote in this election.

As a non-profit, volunteer run organization it is vital to the health and success of our organization that all 7 Board seats be filled. We encourage all members to strongly consider getting involved to help.  More information about Board member qualifications and duties is available in the DYHA by-laws, which are found on the Board Meeting Minutes page of our website.  Interested members are also encouraged to attend an upcoming Board meeting.  Meetings are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the Dover Ice Arena.  The official date, time and location of each upcoming Board meeting is posted to the Board Meeting Minutes page.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 7 current members of the organization who volunteer their time to represent the interests of our players and their families, providing operational and financial guidance and setting our future direction.  The Board’s role is critical to sustaining and growing DYHA, so we encourage all members who are interested in helping in this capacity to contact the current President (Jeremy Forest) at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org, especially those with experience in business and finance.  A hockey background is not a requirement!

 

DYHA Board Seeking New Members

03/31/2018, 8:45am EDT
By Jeremy Forest

Dover Youth Hockey Association is seeking to fill 3 seats on the Board of Directors that will become vacant when the 2017-18 member term concludes at our Annual Meeting in May.  At that time our current Treasurer and Secretary will be completing their service to the organization. We will also be looking to fill an open seat that was vacated earlier this year.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 7 current members of the organization who volunteer their time to represent the interests of our players and their families, providing operational and financial guidance and setting our future direction.  The Board’s role is critical to sustaining and growing DYHA, so we encourage all members who are interested in helping in this capacity to contact the current President (Jeremy Forest) at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org, especially those with experience in business and finance.  (A hockey background is not a requirement!)

The election of our new Board members will be conducted as part of the DYHA Annual Meeting which will be held at the Dover Arena in May.  A date for this meeting will be announced soon. Following the member election process the new board will elect an Executive Board, choosing from among its members a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary to serve for a one-year term. .   


More information about Board member qualifications and duties is available in the DYHA by-laws, which are found on the Board Meeting Minutes page of our website.  Interested members are also encouraged to attend an upcoming Board meeting.  Meetings are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the Dover Ice Arena.  The official date, time and location of each upcoming Board meeting is posted to the Board Meeting Minutes page.

Stars PW2 Win Lobster Trap Tourney

03/26/2018, 7:00am EDT
By George Masterson

Congratulations to our Dover Stars Pee Wee II team, who took first place at The Lobster Trap Tournament in Biddeford, Maine over St Patrick's Day weekend. The tournament hosted teams from all of New England and New York.  The Stars went undefeated throughout the tournament, tallying the most goals of any team and allowing the fewest goals against on their way to 4 consecutive wins. 

The winning weekend capped a strong second half of the season for the team, who tallied of .750 winning percentage in the final 2 months despite playing without their every day net minder for nearly a month. 

Congrats to the Pee Wee 2 team on your Lobster Trap title!

Wild Peewee Majors Win NH Tier II State Title

03/16/2018, 8:45am EDT
By Aaron Wensley

Congratulations to the Granite State Wild Pee Wee Majors (05) team, who won the New Hampshire Pee Wee Tier II State Championship on March 4th!

Entering the State Tournament as the #3 seed, the Wild first squared off against sixth-seeded NH East in Round Robin play.  In typical tournament fashion, the game was tighter than anticipated, with the Wild clinging to a tenuous 3-2 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the third period, thanks to a pair of goals by Jon Pelletier and another by Jackson Carroll.  A late tally by Caleb Marasca, followed by an empty netter from Nate Gagnon iced the game for the Wild by a much-closer-than-it-sounded final score of 5-2.

In their second Round Robin tilt on Saturday, the Wild faced top-seeded Manchester-2, in what would turn out to be a preview of Sunday’s state championship game.  The goaltending tandem of Nathan Lavoie and Britton Dunbar thwarted the potent Manchester-2 offensive attack with a seemingly endless array of remarkable saves, and the Wild mounted a 2-0 lead on goals by Nate Gagnon and Caleb Marasca.   A late score by Manchester-2 put the game in doubt in the final minutes, but the Wild held on for a 2-1 win to advance into the state semi-finals.

Manchester-1 was the opponent in Sunday morning’s semifinal, and the game was truly a donnybrook.  Having split their regular-season series, the two teams once again battled down to the wire.  The Wild struck first with a goal by Tommy Demeroto, but Manchester-1 responded quickly with a goal of their own to tie the score at 1-1.  A nifty tip-in by Nate Gagnon of a Charlotte Wensley shot from the point put the Wild ahead 2-1 in the second period, but once again, the lead was short-lived.  Manchester-1 scored the tying goal, and then took a 3-2 lead early in the third period. 

It looked as though that score might hold up, ending the Wild season, but the second tip-in of the game of a Charlotte Wensley shot, this time with Chase Turcotte scoring the goal, tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period.  Then, with just 1:01 remaining in the game, Jon Pelletier took a pass from Caleb Marasca and buried the game-winning goal, sending the Wild into the championship game with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory.

Manchester-2 held off Upper Valley in the other semifinal game, earning a rematch against the Wild in the state championship game, which would fittingly be another nail-biter.  Ryan Dumont set up Nate Gagnon for the game’s first goal, and the score remained 1-0 until Jackson Carroll snuck a hard wrist shot past the Manchester goaltender for what appeared to be a decisive a 2-0 Wild lead with under 4 minutes to play.  Manchester-2 would not go quietly, however, cutting the lead to 2-1 with 2 precious minutes left on the clock.  Before Machester-2 could pull their goaltender for the extra attacker, however, Charlotte Wensley’s long outlet pass sent Jon Pelletier on a 1-on-1 rush, and he bulled his way past the lone Manchester-2 defender and found the net, icing the game at 3-1 and sealing the State Championship for the Wild.

The win was the Wild’s 8th straight tournament victory (they also went 4-0 in winning a January tourney title in Montreal), so they enter next weekend’s New England Regional with momentum on their side.  Good luck to the Wild as they square off against New England’s best in Augusta!

Wild Squirt Minors Win NEPHL Championship!

03/08/2018, 7:00pm EST
By ron siering

Congratulation to the Granite State Wild Squirt Minors (08) team for winning the New England Premier League U9 Premier Division championship this past weekend!

The team entered the weekend as the #1 seed in the top tier of the NEPHL U9 division and showed why with convincing wins over the New England Stars and CT Chiefs.

Sunday's quarter final game was a 1 vs 4 matchup against the New England Stars (Tyngsboro, MA) Sunday morning at Rodman Arena in Walpole, MA. The Wild scored within the first 45 second of the first period and never looked back, shutting the Stars 5-0. Several players scored for the Wild, with Garrit Turcotte, Devin McEvoy, Tyler Jean, Parker Wheeler and Ayden Lemay all finding the back of the net.  Cole Levesque, Kasey Siering and James Rogers all all helped out the cause with assists.

The championship game later that afternoon pitted the Wild against the 3rd seeded Connecticut Chiefs (Newington, CT.).  The team fell behind late in the first period, but quickly responded with a goal of their own by Garrit Turcotte to knot the game at 1-1 after the 1st period.

Benefiting from the stellar play of net minder Colby Strum, and goals by Turcotte and Rogers, the Wild then grabbed the lead partway into the 2nd period and finished the frame with a 3-1 lead.

The Chiefs roared back early in the 3rd to close the gap, but 2 additional goals from Turcotte and a tally for Drew Tremblay had the Wild in the driver's seat with a 6-4 lead late in the 3rd. The Chiefs continued to fight hard and found themselves on a power play with just over 2 minutes left in the game.  Hoping to chip away at the Wild lead the Chiefs added yet another attacker when they pulled their goalie, but failed to capitalize and saw a 200 foot empty net goal by Kasey Siering float in to seal their fate and a 7-4 victory for the Wild!

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