The mission of the Greater Haverhill / Pentucket Youth Hockey Program is to administer and maintain a not-for-profit organization designed to support inter-league competition in the sport of hockey. It is our objective to foster good sportsmanship, discipline and teamwork through the execution of structured programs. We will provide for a positive learning experience geared towards developing the fundamental knowledge and athletic ability of our players.
Well, we may have hit 60 degrees this past week but couldn’t hold off the snow all season. So I thought I’d share a few items with the organzation, first being the snow/cancellation procedure.
Snow/Cancelations - We are a winter sport. We don’t cancel events unless we have to because a rink is closed. We get informed by the city when the HS rink is closed, then we will send an email. For games, check the Valley League site ( www.valleyhockeyleague.com ). They will maintain the updated list of rink closures there. When we see them, we’ll let you know as well. We’ll try to keep our website and Facebook updated too. But assume the rinks are open and we have games/practices.
Cash Calendar top sellers - A big thank you to everyone who sold calendars this year. Our top sellers and prize winners are: 1st - Tyler Genna; 2nd Cory Stolarski; 3rd Ryan Genna; 4th - (3 way tie) - Andrew Seamans, Cameron Ciaburri, Vann Dilorenzo. Winners will be contacted on how to claim your prize seperately. Great job everyone!
2016/2017 Registration and Tryouts - Many have asked and next season will be here before you know it. We’ll have the registration page up next week and tryout schedules should be available by then as well. Plan on late March for tryouts.
Summer Hockey Skills - Back by popular demand, we’ll be conducting summer hockey once again. We are finalizing bids and should have more difinitive schedules in the coming weeks. But, plan on an 8-10 week program 1x per week as part of your 2016/2017 tuition, no additional costs.
Hopefully everyone had a great holiday season. 2016 is here, the weather is cold and we are well on our way to another very successful hockey season. A number of teams have moved up quite a bit and are competing at very high levels in the Valley League with great success. The kids hard work is really impressive.
I wanted to get an update out to you all on a few key items:
Scheduling – The Valley League game schedule was posted into March. We have also posted practice schedules through March 12th as well. The later weekday start times remain in place through the HS season. We're also back to 7am ice on Sundays too. So be on the lookout for the earlier times here and there, especially Mites!
Payments – As a reminder, payments are due now. Please go online to your account to check your balance and make any applicable payments. Please reach out to our Treasurer at if you need to make payment arrangements.
Winter Fundraiser – We're in full swing with our Cash Calendar fundraiser. This is a great opportunity for our players to help give back to their organization. As a reminder, the minimum that each play must sell is 10 tickets. There is not maximum! We've given out a number of additional packets to many kids. Who's going to win the prizes? Calendar's are due no later than 1/21/16 to your child's coach
Learn to Play - We have a great new learn to play hockey programon Sunday's at 11amstarting 1/17. For $250 we're offering a 10 week cross ice learn to play program with cross ice games and practices. AND, full equipment is included in the price! Go to the registration page for more info. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested.
Learn to Skate Session 2 - Session2 starts up on Saturday1/16 at 11am. Go to our registration page to get those younger kids signed up asap.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a board member or Myself. Thank you all for your support of our great organization! GO THUNDER!