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GHPYH Mission Statement
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.
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Bruins Academy - Learn to Play Registration!
Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey has teamed up with the Boston Bruins...
2017-2018 Tuition
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Summer Skills
Below are the dates and times for Summer Skills Sessions. All Sessions...
GHPYH Board of Directors
  2017/2018 Board of Directors At the April 11, 2017...
Mite 1's Win it All!
What a weekend it was for our top Mite team!  After securing...
2017 - 2018 Registration Information
Registration for the 2017-2018 season is now open! It will remain...
Bruins Academy - Learn to Play Registration!

Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey has teamed up with the Boston Bruins once again, to offer a great program for new hockey players*.
 The program will be hosted at Veterans Memorial rink at Haverhill High school on Oct 22Oct 29Nov 5 and Nov 12 at 11am each day.
Registration will be at www.bostonbruins.com/learntoplay
Registration begins August 2nd and is limited at our location to 50 participants.
For only $100 ($500 retail value), the program includes full CCM equipment to keep, including skates, a professional fitting and four weeks of on ice instruction from GHPYH coaches. GHPYH, in partnership with the Boston Bruins, is thrilled to share their passion with the new generation of hockey players*.
Questions? Please contact 
*Please note, skating lessons are highly recommended before the start of the Little Bruins Program. All children should be able to skate on their own, unaided. Please check in with your local rink on skating lessons before starting Little Bruins program. In addition, this program is intended for children who have not participated in an organized hockey program before. Children that have registered with a Massachusetts Hockey association previously are not eligible to participate in Little Bruins. 
Thank you!
GHPYH Board of Directors

by posted 08/01/2017
2017-2018 Tuition

Good Afternoon,

                Last week, the Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey Board of Directors held its first meeting of the 2017/2018 league year.    We finalized our budget for the 2017/2018 season.

I am happy to report that, through our budgeting process, we were able to hold the line with most tuition rates:

  • Instructional Mites (Mite 4) - $900
  • Travel Mites (Mites 1-3) - $1400
  • Squirts, Peewees and Bantams - $1800
  • Midgets - $700
  • Full time goaltenders will receive a 40% discount
  • 3rd child discount of 50%

The small increase to instructional mites does come with a great benefit. Instructional players will now be invited to participate in our summer skills session.  All other age groups will not see any adjustment to tuition rates.

Last year, the Valley League did increase game fees by 4% and could increase by 2-3% this year.  Through the boards fiscally responsible approach, we’ve been able to absorb this cost into our current operating budget.  One of our key charters is to maintain an affordable and competitive program for the area youth. We feel confident that we continue to meet this goal and provide some of the best value in the area.

Much like our past few years, the tuition fees include all of the following benefits:

  • Summer Skills Session – This 9-week program will begin June 12th and 13th.  Sessions will occur at Ward Hill
  • Fall Skills Sessions: Hill Hockey Clinics will once again be our partner for 15 weeks of skills based practices on Tuesday evenings
  • 35 Game Valley Hockey League Schedule (25 for mites, 13 for midgets)
  • 2+ Practices per week
  • 25-week Goalie skills session with Mike Lane and ITZ Goaltending for goalies
  • Practice Jersey
  • Game Socks

These fees are inclusive of the $100 tryout deposit which was already paid. The first installment payment of $500 is due now.  The remaining payment schedule is listed here, and tuition will be updated online accordingly.

Please go online and make your team placement deposit ASAP. You will be unable to participate in Summer Skills sessions until this deposit is made. We look forward to a fun and exciting Season. Enjoy your summer!

Thank you,

Chris Baker - President

GHPYH Board of Directors

by posted 05/16/2017
Summer Skills

Below are the dates and times for Summer Skills Sessions. All Sessions will be held at  Haverhill Valley Forum, Ward Hill.  

**Slight changes to Midget and Goalie times/dates from prior notification

Bantams and Midgets will participate at the same times

Dedicated goalies may attend both their age group session, as well as  the  goalie skills with Mike Lane. 


Mites (All Levels) – Tuesdays 5-6pm (June 13, 20, 27 / July 18, 25 / August 1, 8, 15, 22)

Squirts – Tuesdays 6-7pm (June 13, 20, 27 / July 18, 25 / August 1, 8, 15, 22)

Peewee – Mondays 5-6pm (June 12, 19, 26 / July 17, 24, 31 / August 7, 14, 21)

Bantam & Midgets – Mondays 6-7pm (June 12, 19, 26 / July 17, 24, 31 / August 7, 14, 21)

Goalie World with Mike Lane – Tuesdays 7:10-8:10pm (June 13, 20, 27 / July 18, 25 / August 1, 8, 15, 22)


by posted 05/12/2017
GHPYH Board of Directors


2017/2018 Board of Directors

At the April 11, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting, we tallied your votes for the (6) 2017-2019 Board openings. Returning to the Board for the next two years are: Pete Leblanc, Todd Arivella, Jamie Buckley and Bill Mahoney.  Also, please welcome Adam Hurrell and John Abromovitch, as our newest members to the GHPYH Board of Directors.

Welcome aboard Adam and John. Thank you for volunteering your time.

 Returning to the board with one more year of service remaining are: Chris Baker, Fred Bishop, Jim McCarthy, Shawn Guertin, Magnus Karslsson and Jarod Soucy

by posted 04/12/2017
Mite 1's Win it All!

What a weekend it was for our top Mite team!  After securing a spot in the championship game with a convincing 10-2 victory over North Andover on Saturday, they took the ice Sunday afternoon against the Chelmsford Mite 1 squad.  It was a tight game throughout, and the referees were doing everything they could to let the kids play.  Chelmsford held a 2-0 lead late in the 3rd period.  With some timely shifting of the lines by Coach Rick in the 3rd period, our team was swarming Chelmsford.  Matthew Costa scored two goals to tie the game up with a little over 3 minutes remaining. It appeared this game could be headed to overtime when Andrew Seamans picked up the eventual game winner with just under 2 minutes remaining. The kids hung on to secure the first championship for GHPYH this season.

Thank you to Coaches Rick Lecolst, Don Ackerman and Paul Seamans for their time and energy this season. 

Congratulations Mite 1’s on a great season!

by posted 03/13/2017
2017 - 2018 Registration Information

Registration for the 2017-2018 season is now open!

It will remain open from now through March 18, 2017.  All registrations are done online through our website. The tryout registration fee is $100.  This non-refundable fee is due prior to evaluations and will be applied to the 2017-2018 tuition.  Please note that Peewees and Bantams will be asked to list their position preference.  This is not required for Mites and Squirts.

Registration will close on March 18th to allow GHPYH time to determine approximate sizes for each tryout session in order to allow evaluators to provide the most fair evaluation. This is why it's critical to pre-register.


New for 2017/2018 Jersey ORDERS - All Players (Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam) will be responsible for purchasing two (2) jerseys this season. Each parent will be responsible for filling out a form on the first night of tryouts. The form will include your requested size, preferred jersey number (up to 4 numbers may be requested), and players information. Jerseys may be used for multiple seasons.  Total cost of jerseys is $100. Please register for your specific program then complete the jersey registration. The jerseys will be a new color, brand and style which are different from the current jerseys we have.


The evaluation times are not finalized at this time. This will be communicated as we get closer to evaluations; however, we anticipate these dates for each evaluation:


Tuesday, March 21 - Mites / Peewee
Thursday March 23 - Squirt / Bantam
Tuesday March 28 - Mites / Peewee
Thursday March 30 - Squirt / Bantam


Midget evaluations will take place in the fall, if necessary. We'll be placing Midget players according to the school that they attend.   However, registration is still required to ensure your place on a team this fall.


Please continue to check our website for more information as it becomes available. We anticipate the above schedule for each age group but may change the day of the week based on registration volume at each age group.  Dates and times will be confirmed as we get closer to the tryout dates.  


Registration for our 2017-2018 Learn to Skate and Learn to play programs will open later this summer.

If your child is trying out as a GOALIE, they will tryout with their assigned age group (Squirt, Peewee, Bantam).  Goalies will be evaluated at the group sessions.

You must register online at our website, www.hpthunder.org and click on the “Register Online” button, or directly by clicking HERE.  The non-refundable cost for registration is $100 BEFORE March 18th, or $125 the 1st day of tryouts.   In order to ensure we have the appropriate number of players at each tryout, you MUST PRE-REGISTER prior to tryouts.

  • All Levels and Players: please make sure to attend the tryouts at the times assigned for your group. You must attend ALL sessions.  This is established to maintain fairness in the rating process and is not optional.

  • Your 2016/2017 League fees must be paid in full in order to tryout. Please contact the treasurer with questions about your tuition

  • League Fees will be finalized after tryouts once we have a finalized number of program participants.

  • You must register and pay for your Jerseys in advance


  1. Register your player for his/her specific tryout age group.

  2. Register your player for his/her jerseys (sizes/numbers will be requested at tryouts)

If you have any questions, please email Chris Baker at or Fred Bishop at

by posted 02/20/2017
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