2014 Midget Tryouts (Birth Years 1996/97 & 1998/99)
DYHA is pleased to announce the following Tryout schedule and Coaches for the 2014 Midget Season.
Midgets will again field three competitive teams: A Midget Major team for (’96-97’s) and two Minor teams (’98-‘99’s) - one a declared team and an undeclared team ("declared" teams have a CHC-mandated schedule and are eligible for the CT state tournament). All Midget teams will be half-season and end in time for high school season. As we have done in the past, the Midget Major and Declared Minor team will be State and National eligible and, therefore, the focus will be putting the strongest teams on the ice.
Frank Cataudo will again lead the Midget program and be the head coach of both the Major and Minor Declared. Practices will be generally once a week to accommodate other fall/pre-season activities common to high school students. Frank Cataudo will be assisted by Michael Carrano and a second assistant to be named. Paul Hammer will again handle the coaching duties for the Minor Undeclared team.
Midget Tryout Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 29th: Minors6:00-7:00PM Darien Ice Rink
Saturday, March 29th: Majors7:10-8:10PM Darien Ice Rink
Sunday, March 30th: Majors 3:00-3:55pm Chelsea Piers North
Sunday, March 30th: Minors 4:05-5:00pm Chelsea Piers North
Sunday, March 30th: Minors 5:10-6:05pm Chelsea Piers North
Wednesday, April 2nd: Minors, 8:40-9:40pm Darien Ice Rink
Both Bantam and Girls spring tryouts will be posted shortly.
By all accounts, last weekend’s Super Sunday was a huge success and the perfect way to close out DYHA’s 40th Anniversary Season. If you were not one of the several hundred people in attendance for the final House League games, including the nail-biting Squirt final or the Appleton Award Ceremony, congratulations go out to the following teams and award winners. Worth noting, we are fairly certain this is the first year in the history of the Appleton Award that three skaters from a single family were nominated, with one taking home the award (way to go Edwards Family!). The Appleton Award is given out annually to the house league player in each age group that most exemplifies the characteristics that DYHA promotes in its player development -hard work, fair play, good sportsmanship and being a good teammate.
House League Champions
Senior Major: Simpson Thacher Barlett LLP over Baywater Properties (5-1)
Senior Minor: Neat over ERI Building & Design (4-3)
Squirt: First County Bank over BMW of Darien (1-0)
Mite: Kelly Associates over Woodland Partners Custom Builders (4-0)
Appleton Award Winners
Senior Major, Co-winners: Trevor McGovern and Colin Raymond
Senior Minor, Co-winners: James Hirai and Tiernan Quinn
Squirt: Lucie Edwards
Mite: Morgan Massey
Thank you for a great season and for those of you in the middle of State Tournaments, good luck! Up next, registration for the 2014-2015 hockey season – stay tuned.
DYHA Board of Directors
The 2014 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Youth Hockey Shootout will take place this month at rinks in our area. If your skater wants to participate, please click on the attached flyer, 2014 Sound Tigers Shootout, for information on locations, dates, times and how to sign up.
DYHA is pleased to announce that on-line registration for the upcoming 2014-2015 season will run from March 15 through Apr 1 for returning players ages 7 and older. Mini Mites and Mighty Mites registration will be open April 2. The waitlist is currently open.
Click to view the 40th Anniversary Video.
Thank you to Mr Macdonald Budd, Founding Board Member of DYHA, the editor, videographer and Past Presidents and other members of the DYHA family, who so generously gave their time, as well as to all the members of the DYHA Community who contributed still and video footage to the anniversary archive.