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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No Skills 12/3
12/03/2019
The city just informed us the lots are not plowed yet. For that reason,...
Winter Weather
12/03/2019
That time of the year is upon us. We have had our first storms...
Message from the Board of Directors
12/02/2019
Good Afternoon,  I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving....
Learn to Play / Learn to Skate Registration
12/02/2019
LEARN TO SKATE / LEARN TO PLAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHO - Open...
Peewee 2 Team Brings home Silver from Lake Placid
11/27/2019
A BIG congratulations to our Peewee 2 team. Last weekend they made...
2019/2020 Winter Fundraiser
11/26/2019
It's that time of year again! The cash calendars are in and...
GHPYH Learn to Skate / Learn to Play registrations are OPEN!
09/16/2019
LEARN TO SKATE / LEARN TO PLAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHO - Open...
HP Thunder Upcoming Events
09/13/2019
GHPYH Upcoming Events:   Hello and welcome to another...
 
No Skills 12/3

The city just informed us the lots are not plowed yet. For that reason, they have closed the rink for Tonight. No Skills 12/3. 


by posted 12/03/2019
Winter Weather

That time of the year is upon us. We have had our first storms of the season. Here's a quick update for those that don't know already regarding our cancellation process.

 

Practices - For practices, if the rink is open, practice is on. The HS rink will typically only close for loss of power or extreme weather conditions (like a state of emergency).

 

Games - The cancelation policy of the games starts at the rink where the game is held.  If the rink closes, then they notify the Valley League, who will then cancel the game on their website.  If you are wondering if the rink is closed, you can look on the Valley League website or their social media accounts. Their website is: www.valleyhockeyleague.com

 

We will monitor the league site, communicate with the city and let you know about a rink closure/game cancelation.  The Board of Directors and Coaches DO NOT MAKE the decisions on game cancelation. Generally speaking, games and practices do not get canceled as the rinks don't like to close.  It is safe to assume most games will be played as scheduled.


Go Thunder!

 

Chris


by posted 12/03/2019
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
Learn to Play / Learn to Skate Registration

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

 

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 12/02/2019
Peewee 2 Team Brings home Silver from Lake Placid

A BIG congratulations to our Peewee 2 team. Last weekend they made the trip to Lake Placid, NY to take part in Can/AM Challenge Cup. They had quite the weekend. It all started with two victories in the skills competition. Cam L took home the goalie award while Anthony S won the skills shootout competition. Then it was on to the game. 

The team went 3-1 in pool play competition and earned a spot in the gold medal game. With the score tied 0-0 headed into the 3rd period, it was anyone's game. Unfortunately the good guys fell a little short.  But they made the organization proud and brought home a Silver Medal!  

Sounds like everyone had a great time.  Way to go Peewee 2's! 


by posted 11/27/2019
2019/2020 Winter Fundraiser

It's that time of year again! The cash calendars are in and the Winter Fundraiser will begin this week. We handed out packets to each coach/team manager. Just in time to sell them to your Aunts and Uncles during the holiday season!

This fundraiser is a critical tool in helping us keep our costs among the lowest in the area. The fundraiser has typically raised enough to pay for our march practice ice bill.  It’s also a great way for the kids to give back to our league. Not to mention the chance to have some friends and family win some cash! Prizes range from $100-$500 per day!

As in years past, each player is required to sell a minimum of 10 calendars, though there is no limit. In fact, the more you sell, the better chances you will have to win great prizes like: Bruins club seats, Pride Hockey summer clinic, autographed Patriots photo and more! 

As in years past, we’ll use February as our month to draw our winners. Please see you coach Tuesday at skills to grab your calendars.  All calendar stubs and collections are due no later than 1/21/20 to your child's coaches. We’ll be collecting completed stubs and entry fees after the new year.  We'll coordinate times during skills in January to have board members present to collect envelopes.

Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser for the league!

Go Thunder!

 


by posted 11/26/2019
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
HP Thunder Upcoming Events

GHPYH Upcoming Events:

 

Hello and welcome to another wonderful GHPYH Season!  We are posting some events that are outside of your practice and game schedule.

Tuesday September 24: TSR Team Sales Night at Haverhill High Rink.  Perfect items for the holiday season!  Need a new HPThunder coat, hat, sweatpants...and other items.

 

Tuesday October 15: Team / Individual Picture Night at the Haverhill High Rink.  Teams schedules will be out soon.

 

Saturday October 19:  (Adults Only)  Come one, come all!!  Even bring your adult friends to an evening of fun!  Bocce Tournament at Sons of Italy in Methuen.  The fun starts at 7PM and we will be thrown out at 11PM!  If you have not registered, please sign up on the HPThunder registration page:

Bocce and appetizers: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:154797

Appetizers only: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:154964

 

 

HP Thunder Night at Haverhill High School Games:  HP Thunder players, come with your HP Thunder game shirt on and get into the game for NO CHARGE!

December 21, 2019

December 27, 2019

 

 

 

 


by posted 09/13/2019
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