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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Summer Skills Schedule
06/17/2020
Parents,  Summer skills will begin in Mid July. Below are...
GHPYH 2020/21 Season Updates
06/17/2020
Hello Thunder Parents,  The “school year” is...
2020/2021 Tuition Update
05/06/2020
Good morning Parents,  Hopefully, this message finds...
 
Summer Skills Schedule

Parents,

 Summer skills will begin in Mid July. Below are the dates and times, as well as some important info regarding our summer skills program. As we get closer to the first session, we will provide the most recent guidance from Mass Hockey and valley rinks.

 

Dates for all sessions are as follows:

Goalies – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17

All Goalie only sessions will take place at 7pm and are open to Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget goalies.

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Skaters – 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18

Times:

Mites: 5-5:50pm

Squirts: 6-6:50pm

Peewee: 7-7:50pm

Bantam: 8-8:50pm

 

Please see below for important info related to summer skills sessions:

  1. Location: All Sessions will take place at Haverhill Ward Hill Forum. Address is 7 Parkridge rd Haverhill MA.
  2. Schedules: Sessions begin July 20th and 21st. The dates and times are consistent. 
  3. What is it?: A summer conditioning program geared towards improving core hockey skills on ice.
  4. Is this mandatory?: These are not mandatory sessions. Kids may attend as many or as few sessions as they would like for their assigned age group. You are not required to attend. No discounts are provided to your annual tuition for not attending some or all of these sessions. 
  5. Cost: There is NO additional cost. However, Team placement deposit must be made in order to attend these sessions. To make your team placement deposit, go to www.hpthunder.org. If you need to make arrangements with the league please email:  @gmail.com as soon as possible.  
  6. USA Hockey numbers are required for this session and the GHPYH season. We must have an updated, 2020/21 USA Hockey number on file in order to attend the session. Go to https://www.usahockeyregistration.com to sign up prior to the first session.  Once signed up you can upload it online as well. Click on "edit my account" then select the childs name. Finally scroll down and enter it in the USAH Confirm. # field and click submit. Please also email it to us at  .

 

GHPYH BOARD of DIRECTORS


by posted 06/17/2020
GHPYH 2020/21 Season Updates

Hello Thunder Parents,

 The “school year” is quickly ending and summer is almost here. What has undoubtably been the longest spring is about to end. Rinks have begun to reopen, and youth sports have started to practice again. We are getting closer to phase 3 and that means more activities can commence. The board continues to meet regularly to plan for much needed activities that still need to occur.  There have been several USA/MA hockey webinars that have occurred as well. They have given us guidance and some answers to go along with many of the unknown factors that continue to tangle the balance of returning to youth sports in a safe manner.  

Here are some of the items that we know of now that we can update you on:

Roster space – We currently have space at most levels for the upcoming season. Our registration pages remain open for new participants. If you have friends or family that have considered playing with GHPYH, please have them reach out ASAP.

Summer Skills – We do believe we will be able to conduct our Summer Skills program as we have in the past. Summer skills will run for 5 consecutive weeks beginning on 7/20 for goalies only and 7/21 for all skaters and goalies. Specific dates and times will be posted on our website, www.hpthunder.org . Currently, rinks have many restrictions on participants and spectators. As we get closer to the dates, we’ll provide the most current guidelines we’ll need to follow. As a reminder, our summer skills program is at no additional cost to your family beyond the tuition cost for the season. 

Tryouts – We are NOT able to schedule tryouts yet. We expect phase 3 to allow us to conduct competitive and game situations that are needed for our tryouts to be effectively run. As soon as we receive additional guidance from Mass Hockey with a green light, we’ll get our tryouts scheduled. They will be AFTER at least a few summer skills sessions have occurred, likely early to mid-August. This will give any participant, who wants to, the option of getting back on the ice a few times before being thrust into the tryout sessions.

Leagues – Both leagues we play in, VHL and Mite instructional are hard at work preparing for a full season that begins just after Labor Day once again. We have submitted our initial team counts and are proceeding as we have in prior seasons.

Mass Hockey Return to rinks Zoom meeting - https://youtu.be/zbVeQlPaJhw

We can’t wait to see everyone in the rinks again soon. If you have any additional questions, please ask!

Thank you

Chris Baker

GHPYH Board of Directors

 

 


by posted 06/17/2020
2020/2021 Tuition Update

Good morning Parents,

 Hopefully, this message finds your family safe during these challenging times. Over the last month, the board has met virtually a few times to continue our planning for what we hope will be a fun and exciting 2020/2021 season this fall.  With the inability to conduct evaluations or conclude our season normally, we have had to adapt accordingly.

The board has voted to not increase tuition for next year.  This is our 5th year holding our full season tuition steady and we know that in times like these, it is more important than ever to keep our costs low. We have also decided to postpone our normal payment schedule, which typically requests a first installment by June 1st, by at least one month.  While we understand that in these most uncertain circumstances, hockey is very low on the priority list, we will continue preparations in hope of playing a full season next year.  In order to assist in our preparations, we respectfully ask that you keep us informed of your intent to play with GHPYH next season.  The payment portal will be open and will begin accepting payments now, if you would like to get a head start on the season. (Mite parents, your final amount due will be determined by your childs placement once that occurs)

 

It is our hope to continue with the same offerings that we have provided in years past to our members once again this year. That includes:

·         35 Game Valley Hockey League Schedule / 25 Game Mite Schedule

·         2+ Practices per week

·         25 week Fall Skills Session with Pride Hockey (starting in late July)

·         5 Week Summer Skills with Pride Hockey

·         25 Goalie skills session with ITZ Goaltending

We will continue to offer an area best 40% discount for dedicated goalies at the squirt level and above. We also maintained the 50% discount for a 3rd child in the program. 

As we get closer to the start of the season and our costs become clearer, we will keep you updated on offering enhancement or adjustments. We will also take the advice of local, state and USA Hockey officials when making any decisions about a return to hockey activities. But to reiterate, we will maintain tuition at the same rate as last year.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying some additional family time.  If you have any questions or there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.


by posted 05/06/2020
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