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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2021-2023 Board Seats
05/10/2021
  Good Morning,  At our April 14th Board of Directors...
Bucky Jenkins
04/03/2021
Good Afternoon Thunder Family, It is with tremendous sadness that...
Registration for the 2021/2022 Season is OPEN!
02/28/2021
-CLICK HERE- It will remain open from now through March 20, 2021....
Rink is open! + Guidelines reminder
09/15/2020
Hi parents,  Quick update. 2020-2021 season is officially...
Summer Skills begin this week
07/20/2020
Parents,  As we reach the midway point in the summer, our...
 
2021-2023 Board Seats

 

Good Morning,

 At our April 14th Board of Directors meeting, we tallied your votes for the 8 open positions: 6, two-year terms. Please join me in welcoming Tom O’Brien to the board.

Elected to the board for the 2021 – 2023 seasons are: Pete Leblanc Adam Hurrell, John Abromovitch, Tod Arivella, Kevin Belfiore, Tom O’Brien.

Returning to the board with 1 year of service remaining are Chris Baker, Fred Bishop, Shawn Guertin, Anthony Bonfiglio, Bobby Caron and Megan Arivella.

At the April 24th meeting, Executive officers were voted on as follows:

Clerk: Fred Bishop

Treasurer: Shawn Guertin

Vice President: Pete Leblanc

President: Chris Baker

The board also made several appointments to other critical roles as follows:

Equipment Managers: John Abromovitch and Adam Hurrell

USA Hockey Registrar: Anthony Bonfiglio

Fundraising leader: Megan Arivella

Age level coordinators:

  • Mite – Kevin Belfiore
  • Squirt – Tom O’Brien
  • Peewee – John Abromovitch
  • Bantam / Midget – Bobby Caron

Age level coordinators will be that age levels first line of communication for all items. Each member is well equipped to assist with player/parent concerns, callups, and general inquiries. All contact info will be updated and shared on our league website.

Thank you to all that took the time to vote during the evaluation process. Our members came out in force to cast their votes.

Lastly, if you have any questions, we are here to help. Please reach out. We are excited for the upcoming season and hope to have a more normal 2021-2022 hockey season.

Chris Baker

President – GHPYH Board of Directors


by posted 05/10/2021
Bucky Jenkins

Good Afternoon Thunder Family,

It is with tremendous sadness that I share the passing of Roscoe “Bucky” Jenkins. Bucky was a coach in our program for over 40 years. He began his coaching career with us in the late 1970’s with his oldest son Jeremy and then younger son Ben.  He coached all levels in our program, from learn to skate through midgets. He was most recently able to coach his grandson Aidan for the past two years. Over the course of 40+ years, Bucky has coached thousands of kids and made a lasting impact on even more members of our program. From countless coaches, parents, players and league personnel, Bucky was a force within the Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey community.  Bucky's selfless dedication to the sport and our program is something we'll be forever greatful for. He's taken dozens of team to league championships, state tournaments and countless travel tournaments; all for the love of the game and his players. Many of those players are now either board members and/or coaches themselves. His legacy was cemented several years ago when we renamed our 7th player award in his honor. And his memory will continue on within our program forever.

We hope you join us in sending condolences to the entire Jenkins family. For those that are interested, please find the arrangements located here: https://www.berubecomeau.com/obituary/roscoe-jenkins-jr

Thank you,

Chris Baker

President, Board of Directors

Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey


by posted 04/03/2021
Registration for the 2021/2022 Season is OPEN!

-CLICK HERE-

It will remain open from now through March 20, 2021.  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 2020-2021 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 20th to allow GHPYH time to determine approximate sizes for each tryout session to allow evaluators to provide the fairest evaluation. Therefore, it's critical to pre-register.

Evaluations for the 2021/2022 season will be held on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in March at the Haverhill High School Veteran’s Rink:

Tuesday March 23, 2021
5pm - Squirts (2011, 2012)
7pm - Bantams (2007, 2008)
 
Thursday March 25, 2021
5pm - Mites (2013-2016)
7pm - PeeWees (2009, 2010)

Tuesday March 30, 2021
5pm - Squirts (2011, 2012)
7pm - Bantams (2007, 2008)

Thursday April 1, 2021

5pm - Mites (2013-2016)
7pm - PeeWees (2009, 2010)

***Times are aproximate and may change slightly. Dates will remain consistent.

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.

Registration for our 2021-2022 Learn to Skate and Learn to play programs will open later this summer.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.  

 

Please register for the appropriate program based on your birth year:

Year of Birth                      Division
Ages 4-10                          Learn to Play / Learn to Skate
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006     Midget
2007 & 2006                      Bantam
2009 & 2010                      Peewee
2011 & 2012                      Squirt
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016      Mite    

If your child is planning to be a GOALIE, they will tryout with their assigned age group (Squirt, Peewee, Bantam).  Goalies will be evaluated at the group sessions. Mites do not have a goalie only position. 

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 the 1st day of tryouts.   In order to ensure we have the appropriate number of players at each evaluation, you MUST PRE-REGISTER prior to the first session. You child cannot participate in evaluations if the fee is not paid or there is a balance remaining from a prior season

  • All Levels and Players: please make sure to attend at the times assigned for your group. This is established to maintain fairness in the rating process and is not optional.
  • Each participant is required to attend both sessions to be properly evaluated.
  • All fees are applied towards your tuition fees for the 2021/2022 league year.
  • Your 2020/2021 League fees must be paid in full in order to attend evaluations. Please contact the treasurer with questions about your tuition
  • Valid USA Hockey number is required for all programs. You can get your 2021/2022 USA Hockey number after 4/1/21 by visiting www.usahockeyregistration.com.  
  • All Players will be responsible for purchasing Two (2) Jerseys season. Jerseys will be the same as previous years and may be reused, if you desire. Each parent will be responsible for filling out a form on the first night of evaluations. The form will include if you decline to order jerseys or your requested Size, preferred Jersey number (up to 4 numbers may be requested), and players information

 

Registration for our 2021-2022 Learn to Skate and Learn to play programs will open later this summer.

NEXT STEPS?

  1. Register your player for his/her specific tryout age group.
  2. Register your player for his/her jerseys if needed (sizes/numbers will be requested at tryouts)

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

Thank you!

GHPYH Board of Directors

 


by posted 02/28/2021
Rink is open! + Guidelines reminder

Hi parents,

 Quick update. 2020-2021 season is officially underway. The Haverhill Veterans Memorial Rink opened yesterday, and our teams began practicing. The VHL teams also started playing games over the weekend and we’re excited to be back on the ice. If you have not registered for the city registration, please do so immediately. The link is below and here.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER. We must operate under strict rules if we want our kids to play this year. We’ve already received many reports of parents ignoring program guidelines at games and practices. To reiterated here are some key points for Veterans Memorial Rink:

  • Players must arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their ice session begins
  • Players and 1 spectator must be registered with the City before entering Veterans Memorial Rink. Plan ahead.
  • 1 Parent per player
  • 0 Siblings allowed as spectators
  • Players must come dressed into the rink (except skates, helmets, and gloves)
  • Please adhere to in-building traffic flow. (get dressed on bench side, leave on penalty box side)
  • All must wear a mask/neck gaiter/face covering (players may remove face coverings during practices)
  • Spectators must socially distance (on the penalty box side of the rink)
  • All must leave the rink within 10 minutes of the conclusion of practice
  • Strongly encourage parents to wait outside or in their car when possible. Your kids will be fine!

These are not optional guidelines or suggestions. They are in place so that our kids can play hockey. They are state, city and league rules. If you choose not to follow them, your child will not be able to play.

If you have any concerns, please let me or a board member know.

Thank you,

Chris

Haverhill Rec dept player registration: www.haverhillrec.com

USA Hockey Registration: https://membership.usahockey.com/

Valley Hockey League Registration: https://admin.vahockey.com/VHL2021/playerregistration?code=8213DD4B2


by posted 09/15/2020
Summer Skills begin this week

Parents,

 As we reach the midway point in the summer, our voluntary summer skills are about to begin. We’re excited to return to some semblance of normalcy during these challenging times. Our goal is for the children in our program to safely return to the ice and prepare for the upcoming season. To do that, we all need to follow the guidelines set forth to ensure we maintain compliance with the rink and USA hockey guidelines and directives.

These guidelines will be enforced by the rink and our board membership. Please adhere to them so that we maintain our ability to use the facilities. They are as follows:

  1. Players must come to the rink dressed and show up no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice session. Player must wear a mask entering and exiting the rink. Space will be provided to put your skates on in a socially distant atmosphere. No locker rooms will be available for use.
  2. Players must leave within 15 minutes of the end of their session. Players cannot linger at the rink while other siblings are on the ice.
  3. Valley Rinks strongly recommend drop off only. When that is unavailable, only 1 spectator per skater is allowed in the building. Spectators must wear face masks and practice safe social distancing.
  4. Masks are not required while player are on the ice.
  5. Players must provide their own water bottles and fill them at home. Water fountains will not be available.
  6. If your player is ill, coughing, fever, or other flu like symptoms they should not attend
  7. If any player of family member in attendance receives a COVID diagnosis after attending our sessions, they must report to the league president – . We will anonymously communicate a positive diagnosis to the families of participants in our program and the hour that the player attended a session. No further information will be provided to the program out of consideration to the privacy of that individual/family.
  8. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided by the rink.
  9. Participants and spectators must not spit under any circumstance.
  10. Participant may only attend the session for their age group.

Session schedule:

Monday’s, 7pm - Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget Goalies ONLY

Tuesday’s

Mites – 5pm-5:50pm

Squirts – 6pm-6:50pm

Peewees – 7pm-7:50pm

Bantams – 8pm-8:50pm

Midgets – 8pm-8:50pm

  • Location: All Sessions will take place at Haverhill Ward Hill Forum. Address is 7 Parkridge rd Haverhill Ma
  • Schedules: Sessions begin July 20th and 21st and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. 
  • What is it?: A summer conditioning program geared towards improving core hockey skills on ice.
  • 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 both on and off ice sessions each day. No discounts are provided to your annual tuition for not attending some or all of these sessions. 
  • 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.  
  • 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  .

Looking forward to getting the kids on the ice. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Chris Baker

GHPYH – President, Board of Directors


by posted 07/20/2020
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