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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Thunderwear Team Sales Night
09/20/2019
Folks, It’s that time of year again, Thunderwear is...
Kids at the rink
09/16/2019
Parents,  It's time for a reminder about off ice behavior...
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...
2019/20 Season Updates
08/11/2019
GHPYH Community, It’s that time of year again. We are...
Save the Date - Bocce Tournament 10/19/19
05/20/2019
Mark your calendars for a fun night of fundraising, food and bocce! A...
 
Thunderwear Team Sales Night

Folks, It’s that time of year again, Thunderwear is back for another season!!! Don't miss out on the fashion event of the century. 
 
Team Fittings will take place Tuesday 9/24 from 5pm-8pm. Thunderwear orders will be taken online this year. Please go to:

https://thunderwear2019.itemorder.com/sale

This year we will be offering:

  • Bauer jackets and pants
  • Dangle Sublimated sweatsherts
  • Bauer Hoodie Sweatshirts (Black or Gray)
  • Sweatpants with Thunder text on the leg
  • Bauer Full Zip Sweatshirts
  • Short and long sleeved T Shirts
  • Polo Shirts 
  • Winter Hats and baseball hats
  • Backpacks
  • Under Armor Bags
  • Scarfs

 
When?

 

TSR Hockey will be at the rink on TUESDAY September 24th, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm. Please note that this is the ONLY night to get fitted for apparel. 

 

The online store will be open until 10/9/19 to accept orders.

Payments will be made directly to TSR through the ONLINE STORE ONLY.  They will not be accepting orders in person. 


by posted 09/20/2019
Kids at the rink

Parents,

 It's time for a reminder about off ice behavior of kids at the rink. The rink manager has asked me to remind everyone that "kids should be supervised and under control at all times at the rink." From what he's told me, the rink staff has spoken to more kids than usual about the wildness. Must have been the full moon last week.

So I have a simple ask. Please instruct your kids to treat the rink as our home. No horseplay or excessive activities should occur indoors or in the parking lot. Kids should be supervised by an adult and refrain from climbing on furniture/bannisters or the vending machines (yup that happened). 

Please respect our home rink. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you 

Chris


by posted 09/16/2019
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
2019/20 Season Updates

GHPYH Community,

It’s that time of year again. We are less than a month away from the start of the 2019-2020 season!  The board is working to get everything ready for the start of the season; jerseys, ice time, equipment, etc.  Now is a good time to send out some useful pieces of info as the season gets closer

The two most important items that you can help us with:

USA Hockey number – If you have not already provided it to us, please do so ASAP. This is mandatory and is our insurance policy. Kids and Coaches cannot go on the ice without a 2019-2020 USA number on file with the league.  You can go to the “edit my account” section of our website and update it under the child’s name.  You can also email it to   . Anthony Bonfiglio is taking the lead with USA Hockey rostering duties. So be on the lookout for emails from him if you don’t get this in.  Let Anthony know if you have any questions.

Payments – Please continue making your payments. You should have made multiple installments at this point.  The next payment will be due 9/1/19.  You can pay both online and via a check through the mail.  If you have any questions regarding payments, Shawn Guertin can assist via email at   .

Now for some updates as we get ready for the season:

  1. Start Dates – As of this week, the City is telling us the rink will be ready to go by 9/3. So be prepared to have a practice/skill session on 9/3
  2. Game schedule - Games are slated to start 9/7 for the Valley League.  We do not have the game schedule yet. We don’t anticipate our parity schedule to come until the end of August, at best. Once we have that, we’ll post it right away. Mite teams, especially instructional teams will start games a few weeks later.
  3. Practice schedule – As is always the case, we create practice schedules based on game schedules. This allows us to maximize our practice time without conflicting with games.  Because of the lack of a game schedule, we’re holding off on publishing a full practice schedule. Though, be on the lookout for Fall Skills sessions and some weekday practices to be added shortly as those do not conflict with games.
  4. Practice Ice times – We have secured our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday practice days once again at the Haverhill High school. Much like last year, we will also be adding limited times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the rink.  As always, practice Sessions will be 50 minutes in length.  Weekday practices will start around 5pm and go until 10pm (5 hours each weeknight to be divided up).  Weekend practices will start as early as 8am and go to 12pm. Our goal is to continue to provide as many practice sessions as possible for each of our teams.  
  5. Skills Sessions: Like summer skills, Pride Hockey will provide our skills instruction on Tuesdays. We are very excited to now offer skills for 25 weeks, throughout most of the season.
  6. Goalie Skills:  We continue our partnership with “In The Zone Goaltending” and Mike Lane. Mike and his company ITZ, has also been a long time partner of ours and has proven to be very successful in developing the critical components of effective goaltending.  This weekly goaltending session will run for 25 weeks and is open to all full time goaltenders (squirt-midget ages).
  7. Available Space:  If you know anyone interested in playing, but they did not attend tryouts, we still have space available at most ages. Have them go to our website to sign up asap. 
  8. Coaching help: If you are interested in helping coach, please reach out to your teams head coach. They are always looking for on and off ice assistance. Our coaches meeting is scheduled for 8/28/19 at 7pm at Veterans Rink.
  9. Bocce Night Save the Date: This will be the can’t miss parent night of the year! 10/19 7p-11p at the Methuen Sons of Italy. Be on the lookout for more info soon including registration info.

I will share more information/schedules for you as soon as we have it available.  As always, please let any of the Board Members or I know if you have any questions or concerns at all.  Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

 

Chris Baker

GPYH – President Board of Directors


by posted 08/11/2019
Save the Date - Bocce Tournament 10/19/19

Mark your calendars for a fun night of fundraising, food and bocce!

A chance to win great prizes, participate in a team game of bocce and/or eat an Italian dinner

Saturday, October 19th 7-11pm at the Sons of Italy, Methuen

More information to follow this summer. Keep an eye out on our website and facebook page for more info. 

 

GHPYH Board of Directors


by posted 05/20/2019
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