Youth Hockey organization for the towns of Haverhill, Pentucket, Groveland, Georgetown, Merrimac, Paistow, Newton NH, Salem NH and surrounding areas.

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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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Young Siblings at the Rink
01/28/2020
Parents,  Tonight during skills, we had a number of young kids...
Cash Calendar collection TONIGHT!
01/28/2020
Parents,  Cash Calendar collection will conclude Tuesday...
Jim McCarthy
01/22/2020
It is with great sadness that I share news that Jim McCarthy,...
Peewee 1 and Squirt 1 headed to States!
01/21/2020
This weekend, our Peewee 1 and Squirt 1 teams took part in the District...
Cash Calendar Collections
01/21/2020
Parents,  Cash Calendar collection will continue Tuesday...
January Updates
01/17/2020
Hi Parents,  Quick update as the weather turns back to winter...
GHPYH Honors Bill "Wilbur" Mahoney
12/24/2019
On December 21st, the Greater Haverhill Pentucket Hockey Board of...
Message from the Board of Directors
12/02/2019
Good Afternoon,  I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving....
GHPYH Learn to Skate / Learn to Play registrations are OPEN!
09/16/2019
LEARN TO SKATE / LEARN TO PLAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHO - Open...
 
Young Siblings at the Rink

Parents,

 Tonight during skills, we had a number of young kids running around, throughout the rink as well as in and out of the bathrooms. The mens bathroom experienced water damage.  While we understand that siblings can be bored during their brother/sisters practices, they MUST be supervised. They cannot be running around being disruptive and causing damage to the rink. Please treat the rink like your grandmothers home. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. 

 

Chris


by posted 01/28/2020
Cash Calendar collection TONIGHT!

Parents,

 Cash Calendar collection will conclude Tuesday from 6:00-9:00pm. 

As a reminder, each child is responsible for selling at least $100 in entries.  

Please have your child bring their completed packets tonight. We'll notify the top prize earners soon and begin pulling names within the next week. 

Thank you,

GHPYH Board of Directors


by posted 01/28/2020
Jim McCarthy

It is with great sadness that I share news that Jim McCarthy, longtime board member and tireless supporter of our program, has passed away. 

 
Jim has been a part of our organization as far back as when his sons began learn to skate with Pentucket Youth Hockey. As the Pentucket and Haverhill programs merged and his sons grew older, Jim continued his involvement, both as a coach and a board member. Jim was an invaluable member of our organization, providing support and perspective many years after his sons finished playing in our program. He will be missed greatly. 
 
 
Please keep Jola, Ryan, Nate and the rest of the McCarthy family in your thoughts. 
 
Chris Baker
President - Board of Directors
Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey

by posted 01/22/2020
Peewee 1 and Squirt 1 headed to States!

This weekend, our Peewee 1 and Squirt 1 teams took part in the District 2 playdown tournament. Both teams won their preliminary games to earn a spot in the finals with trips to States on the line.  

 

The Squirt 1 team faced off against Marblehead in the Tier 2 medium division. The Squirts got out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Gavin O’Brien and Logan Bly. but Marblehead kept is close. The teams continued to battle it out and were tied at 3 late in the second. With under a minute to go, Kirk Kaelin struck for his second goal of the game for the go ahead score. The 3rd saw 3 penalties go against GHPYH. But some penalty killing from all and great goaltending from Ryan Bergeron, led to the 5-3 final after Owen Johnson’s insurance goal late. The Squirt 1’s punched their ticket to the Squirt Tier 2 State Championships in March. 

 

In the late game, the Peewee 1 team also had squared up against Marblehead.  The Peewee’s tooks a 1-0 lead into the second but Marblehead tied it up and eventually held a 3-2 lead late in the game.  After a timeout by Haverhill and with the goalie pulled, Wes Ackerman tied the game and the two teams were headed to overtime. After about 5 minutes, the Thunder Peewee’s executed a perfect 3-1 rush that allowed Maddox Leblanc to bury the game winner.  Along with some stellar goaltending from Max Boyer, the peewee 1 team is on to the Tier 2 medium Peewee State Championships at the end of February. 

 

Congratulations to both teams. GO THUNDER!

 

by posted 01/21/2020
Cash Calendar Collections

Parents,

 Cash Calendar collection will continue Tuesday from 6:00-8:30. 

As a reminder, each child is responsible for selling at least $100 in entries.  We use these funds to pay for our late season ice bills and offset what would be a $150+ increase to league fees without this important fundraiser.

Thank you,

GHPYH Board of Directors


by posted 01/21/2020
January Updates

Hi Parents,

 Quick update as the weather turns back to winter again:

  • Cash Calendars - As a reminder, they are due. Please bring them to Skills as we will be collecting.  Each child is responsible for selling at least $100 in entries.  We use these funds to pay for our late season ice bills and offset what would be a $150+ increase to league fees without this important fundraiser.
  • Schedule - All regular season games have been added to the calendar, along with practices through February. Take note that a few practices have been scheduled for the Haverhill Valley Forum to supplement ice we have lost at HHS. 
  • Learn to Skate - Space is still available and we've only had 1 week for the winter session. All events take place Saturdays at 11am at Haverhill High Veterans Rink. Go to www.hpthunder.org to register. 
  • Winter Weather - Now that the cold has returned, a reminder that unless you hear from us, rinks are open. The Valley League site will post updates in the event of a rink closure (rare). If the HS rink is closed, we'll notify you.

Thank you!

Chris


by posted 01/17/2020
GHPYH Honors Bill "Wilbur" Mahoney

On December 21st, the Greater Haverhill Pentucket Hockey Board of Directors had the privilege of honoring Bill "Wilbur" Mahoney prior to the Haverhill High School game vs. Concord Carlisle. As a board member, coach and Learn to Skate instructor for over 20 years, Wilbur has impacted the hockey development of hundreds, if not thousands, of kids.

His dedication and commitment to volunteering and our program is a true testament to his character. Wilbur has always taken a kid first approach and been a tireless advocate for our members and coaches.

His speeches at parents night out events are also the stuff of legends and are always good for a laugh and great perspective.

To see some more pictures taken by Marilyn Caradonna, please go to our Facebook page.

This much deserved honor doesn't begin to thank Wilbur for his dedication to our program. On behalf of our entire Thunder community, we say: Thank you Coach!

 

Chris Baker

President - Board of Directors


by posted 12/24/2019
Message from the Board of Directors

Good Afternoon,

 I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. As we turn the calendar towards December, we wanted to address many items that have been topics of discussion recently at board meetings and within teams.  There’s been quite a few different issues that have come up that are varying degrees of issues that are all 100% avoidable.  We’ve had parents get ejected from games for interacting with officials, complaints about parents behavior/yelling during games, kids bullying other kids (hateful language), kids vandalizing items in locker rooms and more.   Please take a few minutes to read these.

  • USA HOCKEY POLICY -  All Members agree to the USA HOCKEY code of conduct at registration. Additionally, everyone is provided this document at the start of the season. It outlines many items about how parents, players, coaches, etc. should act.  It is attached once again for review and each parent/player should read and understand the expectations.
  • USA Hockey guidance for Hate Language – on October 30th, all USA Hockey members received an email from Jim Smith regarding the enhanced penalties for Abusive conduct. This includes actions of player, coaches and affiliates.  Any negative conduct observed by officials, regardless of if it’s during a game, can and will be address. There is no place for derogatory, racial or bullying language and behavior in our game. It will not be tolerated by USA Hockey or our program.
  • LOCKER ROOMS – Lockers rooms are a privilege, not a right. Effective with Skills on 12/3, all locker rooms should be locked when that team is on the ice, except for mites (there are just too many kids that come and go).  Coaches will be responsible for unlocking the rooms after practice concludes. Further locker rooms must be monitored by coaches always. Coaches will be given instructions on how to handle locker room monitoring to ensure there are no issues.  Parents of younger ages are also encouraged to monitor locker rooms, especially during skills nights.  Failure to respect the locker rooms and other players property will result in the lack of locker room usage at our rink.
  • Official interaction – All players and coaches should respect the officials, regardless of their decisions during a game, and interact with them in such a manner that is appropriate and within the bounds of fair play. We are losing officials at a record pace and we cannot play games without them. At no time is it acceptable for a parent/spectator to engage with an official.  Respect of our officials is an expectation, not a request.

While the overwhelming vast majority of our organization adheres to all of the above already, it’s important for all to read this message. Please share all age appropriate material listed above with your children and anyone else who enjoys watching our teams practice and play.  As a board, we hope this is that time we have to address any of these items with our members. If you see any items that need to be addressed, please reach out to any Board Member or Myself.

Thank you,

Chris Baker

President – Board of Directors

 

 


by posted 12/02/2019
GHPYH Learn to Skate / Learn to Play registrations are OPEN!

LEARN TO SKATE / LEARN TO PLAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
WHO - Open to boys and girls ages 4-10
 
WHEN / WHERE?

LEARN TO SKATE Session 1 begins on Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 11AM. This is a 10-week session, runs through December 21st.  Registration starts at 10:30AM Saturday October 19th, 2019 at Haverhill Veterans Rink or you may also register online by clicking register on-line. There is no session on 11/30/19.

LEARN TO PLAY begins on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at 10AM. This is a 10-week session, runs through February 22nd. (no sessions over Christmas break). You must register beforehand by clicking register on-line.

LEARN TO SKATE Session 2 begins on Saturday January 11th, 2020 at 11AM. This is a 10-week session, runs through March 14th.  Registration starts at 10:30AM Saturday January 11th, 2020 at Haverhill Veterans Rink or you may also register online by clicking register on-line.
 
COST:

LEARN TO SKATE - $100

LEARN TO PLAY - $250 includes full equipment from TSR Hockey in Salem NH. $150 if you have your own equipment. 
 
I WANT IN, NOW WHAT?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
 
Email Fred Bishop at: fred.bishop@fisglobal.com


by posted 09/16/2019
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