Tryout Absence Policy
If a player is unable to attend tryouts, for any reason, they must follow the DYHA tryout absence policy to be considered for placement on a Granite State Wild team. The absence policy and procedures are detailed in the document found below.
2020 / 2021 Season
Tryouts Start Week of February 24th
Tryouts for the 2020-2021 Granite State Wild full-season teams will start the week of February 24th.
Players are highly encouraged to pre-register for tryouts online. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the night of tryouts.
The Granite State Wild offers Minor and Major teams that are 'birth year specific' (ie, 2006, 2007, 2008), as well as Select teams that are combined birth year-- Squirts 2011 & 2010, Peewee 2008 & 2009, Bantam 2006 & 2007.
All players interested in trying out for a Wild Major or Minor team are required to attend at least one tryout session and are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout days. Players who are not chosen for a Major/Minor team are invited to attend the Wild Select tryout night for their age group.
Players interested in playing for a Wild Select team are required to attend the one Select tryout session for their age group.
Mite Evaluations will be done in one session
Tryout Process & Notification
Players should plan to arrive no less than 40 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each session to allow time to check in and receive their tryout pinnie before getting dressed. They must return the pinnie at the completion of each night's tryout.
All players will be evaluated by a group of independent evaluators and the team's head coach, if one has been named. Following the completion of tryouts for each age group, players will be ranked against other players trying out for their position (forward, defense, goalie). These rankings will be used as the primary basis for selection.
Granite State Wild Major/Minor-— $35 if preregistered before February 24th; $70 walk-on
(*Includes 2 nights of Major/Minor tryouts. Players who are not chosen to a major/minor team can attend the Select tryout for their age level at no additional cost)
Granite State Wild Select— $35 if preregistered before February 24th; $70 walk-on
Granite State Wild Mites — $0 - All Mites Welcome
We will be evaluating players for our top Major Team and Select Teams as well as any players intending to play house.
Tryout & Team Skate Schedule
A complete tryout schedule is available here. Included in the schedule is the Team Skate for each newly formed team, where parents and players will sign necessary forms and pay the $350 deposit required to accept a roster spot with the Wild team they have been selected to play for during the 2020-21 season.
Head coaches for Granite State Wild Major & Minor teams will be announced prior to tryouts. In most cases, head coaches for Wild Select teams will not be named until after the completion of Major/Minor tryouts. This is due to the need to determine availability of coaches once Major/Minor player selections have been finalized.
Mite Development - Matthew French
Mite Major - Matt Surina
Squirt Minor - Timothy Horan
Squirt Major - Jay Carbone
Peewee Minor - Chris DeRosa
Peewee Major - Ray Terrell
Bantam Minor - Adam Kozlowski
Bantam Major - Marc Behan
Bantam Select 1 - Keith St. Cyr
Midget Minor U15 - TBD
Midget Major U16 - TBD