Our fall apparel shop is now open with great new Granite State Wild items, including dry-fit tees, shorts, lightweight sweatshirts, a bunch of great hats and a SWEET new team bag. Visit www.doverhockey.org/teamapparel to place your order!
We will also offer a second opportunity to purchase Granite State Wild gear in November, just in time for the holidays! The November store will also feature Dover Stars gear for our House League players!
Registration is now open for DYHA’s 2018-19 House League! We’re excited for another season of hockey fun and we’ve made some great improvements to this year’s program, including a new skills program with NH Ice Kings and a split season featuring two 8-week sessions.
DYHA’s House League is part of our new "Star Player" Development Program, which also includes "The First Shift" Intro to Hockey program. The Star Player Development Program has two goals:
1) Introduce new players to the game
2) Provide a great option for players who love the game and want to develop their skills, but aren't looking for the commitment of travel hockey
Our House League season will kick off on Sunday, October 7th with a Welcome Back Skate where our House League and First Shift players be joined on the ice by members of the UNH Mens' Hockey program and a UNH mascot. Our first House League practice will be held the following Friday, Oct 12th with first games being played on Sunday, Oct 14th.
This year DYHA has partnered with NH Ice Kings to provide our House League players with specialized, professional skills instruction. NH Ice Kings instructors will work with players every other week to enhance their skating and playing skills. This makes DYHA House League the only in-house program in the area to offer professional skills development!
We have also split the House League schedule into two 8-week sessions. Players can choose to play in both sessions, but have the option to register for just our first or second session.
Age Groups, Session Pricing & Dates:
Mini-Mite (U6) Birth Year 2012, 2013, & 2014
Mite (U8): Birth Year 2010 & 2011
*Both sessions (16 weeks): $595
*First Session (8 weeks - Oct 14th to Dec 9th): $325
*Second Session (8 weeks - Dec 16th to Feb 10th): $325
Squirt (U10): Birth Year 2008 & 2009
U14 (11-14): Birth Year 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
*Both sessions (16 weeks): $765
*First Session (8 weeks - Oct 14th to Dec 9th): $400
*Second Session (8 weeks - Dec 16th to Feb 10th): $400
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DYHA is currently seeking coaches for our House League program. The House League season runs from mid-October to late February for players born 2004-2012. Teams practice on Friday evenings and play games on Sunday mornings. All practices and games are held at the Dover Ice Arena.
This year, DYHA has partnered with NH Ice Kings to provide specialized skills training for all players. Ice Kings coaches will also provide our coaches with a resource for questions about practice planning and skill training.
Anyone interested in helping this season as either a head or assistant coach is asked to email our Director of Hockey Operations, Mike Young, as soon as possible. (For assistant coaches, no significant hockey playing or coaching experience is required.)
DYHA has re-opened registration for the 2018-19 “Off-Ice” Conditioning Program. Any players who missed out on the original registration can register now. Please click here to register online.
The deadline for registration is now Sunday, August 12th.
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)
Dover Youth Hockey Association, in partnership with Bauer Hockey, is excited to announce that the First Shift is back!
The First Shift provides a low-cost opportunity for young athletes and their families to try the hockey for the first time. For just $199, players are provided with a FULL set of equipment, including a helmet, stick, skates and all pads. Players then participate in a 6-week "Intro to Hockey" program run by DYHA coaches, held Sunday mornings at the Dover Ice Arena. This year players will also participate in a "Kick Off" skate on Sunday, October 7th with members of the UNH Mens' Hockey Team and a mascot!
The program’s goal is to offer a positive, fun environment for players to learn the game. It also offers new hockey parents the opportunity to learn about the game- from equipment to player safety to rules- surrounded by other new hockey parents.
For more information and to register for this year's program please visit: www.doverhockey.org/thefirstshift. Pre-registration is required and participation is limited.
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