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DYHA Annual Meeting: May 14th

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

Dover Youth Hockey Association will hold our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30.  The meeting will be held in the main conference room at the Dover Ice Arena.

All members are strongly encouraged to attend.  During the meeting, the current DYHA Board of Directors will provide an overview of the organization's activities during the 2018-19 season and will review both the current financial standing of the organization and the annual budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  New Board members will also be elected during the meeting.


At the Annual Meeting, DYHA will seek to fill two Board seats that will be vacated by members whose terms on the Board will be completed at that time.   Any individuals interested in volunteering for the Board are asked to attend the Annual Meeting to participate in the nomination and election process.  Following the open meeting, a second meeting of the newly elected Board will held where an Executive Board will be chosen.


More details about the organization, the roles & responsibilities of Board members and the process of electing Board members can be found in the DYHA Bylaws and Program Guide.   Members who are interested should also plan to attend a Board of Directors meeting prior to the Annual Meeting to get a better understanding of what is expected and required as a member of the DYHA Board of Directors.   Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in the conference room of the Dover Ice Arena.  Any changes to the schedule or location of these meetings is posted to the Board Meeting Minutes page of the DYHA website.

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...

Six Wild Players Selected to State Teams

By Jeremy Forest 02/03/2019, 4:15pm EST

Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announced that six of our Granite State Wild players were recently selected to represent their state as members of the 2018-19 New England District Futures Camp teams.


Congratulations to:

Charlotte Wensley (U14 Girls New Hampshire) - GSW Bantam Minor

Logan Forest (U13 Boys New Hampshire) -GSW Peewee Major

Owen Kenney (U13 Boys Maine) - GSW Peewee Major

Ayden Lockard (U13 Boys Maine) - GSW Peewee Major

Ben Thyng (U13 Boys Maine) - GSW Peewee Major

Jayden Wilder (U12 Girls New Hampshire) – GSW Peewee Minor


Players were selected from an open tryout of all players at their age group held by their state association.  They will attend upcoming regional festival camps where teams from 5 New England states (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) will meet for a 3-days of training and competition. 

For more information about the New England District Regional Festival camp click here.

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