HP Thunder Youth Hockey Travel

GHPYH 2024-2025 Season


What aged players are available for this program?

Travel teams:

8U (Mites): Ages 6 through 8

10U (Squirts): Ages 9 and 10

12U (Pee Wees): Ages 11 and 12

14U (Bantams): Ages 13 and 14

16U / 18U (Midgets)

We also have a NON TRAVEL Instructional 8U (Mite) team: Ages 5 thru 8


When does the Travel Program start and finish?

The Thunder Travel season begins the first week of September and runs until playoffs in late March, early April for 8U to 14U teams.

The 16U\18U teams runs from September to about the end of November (15 games)


Your child should have the following equipment, to participate on the ice

HECC Hockey Helmet, Skates, Shin Guards, Hockey Pants, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, and a Hockey Stick.


When are tryouts?

Two sessions for Travel Teams only:

**Tryouts have already been completed for the 2024-2025 season, however, you may still register.

Tryouts are not required for 16U/18U or Instructional Mites

Tryouts and Evaluations location will be at Veterans Memorial Rink, Haverhill, Ma.

All levels and players, except 16U 18U participants, must attend the tryouts at the times assigned, for your group. You must attend ALL sessions. This is established to maintain fairness in the rating process and is not optional. 


Where are practices and games typically held?

Practices are held at the Veterans Memorial Rink located at 137 Monument St, Haverhill, MA. in back of the High School.

The Valley Hockey League typically schedules games around the Eastern region of Massachusetts.

Practices & Skills

When are practices and Skills sessions, and how often are they?

Our Thunder teams generally practice two times per week, and hold weekly skills sessions for 8U to 14U teams, once a week. Our 16U teams practice once a week.


How many games will they play?

GHPYH Travel Teams participate in the Valley Hockey League (VHL)

All travel teams will include the following:

35 Game Valley Hockey League Schedule for 10U to14U

25 Game Valley Hockey League Schedule for 8U Travel Teams

15 Game Valley Hockey League Schedule for 16U teams

2 Practices per week for 8U to 14U teams

25 week Fall/Winter Skills Sessions for 8U to 14U teams.

Goalie skills session with Mike Lane

Instructional Mites will play cross ice in Newburyport.


Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey tuition fee for the 2024-2025 season:

  • 8U Travel Mites - $1500
  • 10U Squirts, 12U Peewees and 14U Bantams - $2050
  • 16U Midgets - $900
  • 10U Squirt through 14U Bantam Goalies- $500

These fees are inclusive of the $100 non-refundable tryout/registration deposit, which was already paid. The first installment payment is due May 15, 2024.

*Game jerseys will also need to be purchased if you are a 8U to 14U skater\goalie, and do not have one, or you need a new size.

16\18U are not required to purchase jerseys.


All Players except for 16\18U (Midgets) will be responsible for purchasing 2 game Jerseys. Prior season jerseys that were purchased, can be used from year to year.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child is new to hockey and may not be ready to play travel hockey. Do you offer other programs?

Yes, We run a Learn to Skate and Learn to Play program during the Fall and Winter seasons. If you child is between 5-8 years-old and has basic skating skills and is able to turn and stop on skates, or has been through the Learn to Play program, we recommend signing up for our Instructional Mites program.

Who do I contact for more information on this program?

Please email ghpyhtreasurer@gmail.com or robertjcaron@hotmail.com

2024-2025 SEASON

Please register here for the 2024 - 2025 GHPYH Youth Hockey Season.

Age Brackets and Birth Dates:

8U (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) 

10U (2014, 2015) 

12U (2012, 2013)

14U (2010, 2011) 

16/18U (2006- 2009)

Tryouts for 8U (Travel Mites)

Tuesday 3/19 - 5pm - 6pm

Tuesday 3/26 - 5pm - 6pm

Tryouts for 10U (Squirts)

Thursdays 3/21 and 3/28 -

Last Name A through K 5pm - 6:10pm

Last Name L through Z 6:20pm - 7:30pm

Tryouts for 12U (Pee Wees)

Tuesdays 3/19 and 3/26

Last Name A through K 6:10pm - 7:20pm

Last Name L through Z 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Tryouts for 14U (Banatms)

Thursdays 3/21 - 7:40pm- 9pm

Thursday 3/28 - 7:40pm - 9pm

Tryouts will be held at Haverhill Veteran's Memorial Rink

Tryouts are not required for 16U/18U or Instructional Mites. Midget teams will be placed based on the High Schools the players will be attending.

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