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ICE CATS U8 and U10B Supplemental Travel Information
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 Darien Youth Hockey Association is once again pleased to announce that Fairfield County Sports Photography, will be taking Individual and Team shots starting this, October 11, 2017 with the travel teams.


The FCSP photo shoots will take place in a designated open area(s) at Darien Ice Rink, &  Stamford Twin Rinks.

The team shot will take place on the ice right before the start of practice.

Please arrive on time -- dressed in your hockey uniform and bring gloves and your stick.


Parents are not required to purchase photos, but those families looking to purchase individual or team pictures will be directed to a link which members will be receiving via email after the photo sessions…


Photos will be posted by your individual team, and you will be receiving an email and link (see below) within days after the shoot.

DYHA Photos 2017-2018:  http://fcsp.exposuremanager.com/scripts/expman.pl?rm=overview_gallery&dir=galleries/59

We look forward to seeing you there!


Warm Regards,


Greg Raymond


Fairfield County Sports Photography

1 Somerset Lane

Riverside, CT 06878 







MITE A WED. 11-Oct   455PM 515PM   STR-W
MITE A-1 WED. 25-Oct   445PM 500PM   STR-W
SQUIRT A  THURS. 19-Oct   600PM 615PM   STR-E*
SQUIRT A-1 FRI. 13-Oct   510PM 525PM   STR-E
SQUIRT B MON. 16-Oct   455PM 510PM   STR*
PEE WEE A MON. 16-Oct   705PM 725PM   STR-E
PEE WEE A-1 Mon. 23-Oct   710PM 725PM   STR-E*
PEE WEE B WED. 11-Oct   505PM 515PM   STR-W
BANTAM A WED. 11-Oct   700PM 720PM   STR-E
BANTAM A-1 WED. 11-Oct   730PM 750PM   STR-E
BANTAM B THURS. 19-Oct   640PM 650PM   STR-W*
MID. MINOR BLUE SUN. 22-Oct   1120AM 1140PM   STR-W*
MID. MINOR W THURS 26-Oct   740PM 755PM   STR-W*
U10A SUN. 22-Oct   200PM 210PM   DARIEN*
U10A-1 SUN. 29-Oct   150PM 210PM   DARIEN
U12 TIER 1 FRI. 20-Oct   620PM 640PM   DARIEN
UI2A WED. 18-Oct   550PM 605PM   DARIEN
U12 A-1 SAT. 14-Oct   1120AM 1140AM   DARIEN
U14 TIER 1 MON. 16-Oct   630PM 645PM   STR-W
U14A MON. 16-Oct   600PM 615PM   STR-W
U14 A-1 FRI. 20-Oct   620PM 640PM   DARIEN 
Mite B White TBD            
Mite B Blue TBD            

by posted 10/16/2017

Attention DYHA/Ice Cat Families using Optonline email addresses:


League Athletics websites have been having delivery issues with Optimum email accounts (emails with @optonline.net or @optimum.net) for the last several weeks. League Athletics insists that the issue is on the Optimum side and is recommending that all Optimum customers contact Optimum to voice their concerns about timely email delivery. We are recommending that anyone with an “@optonline.net” email address attached to their profile should change the email on their account or add another email address at least until this is resolved. Another recommendation would be to add the following addresses to your email address book: "Notification@LeagueAthletics.com".   A third recommendation is to set your account to receive text messages. You can do this through your profile on the DYHA website. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

posted 10/07/2017
ICE CATS U8 and U10B Supplemental Travel Information


The Ice Cats U8 (birth years 2009-2010) and U10B (birth years 2007-2008) teams are supplemental offerings to our female players' participation in our house programs.  On average this team will have one additional practice per week and will play approximately 15-20 games against local area teams, with a potential year end tournament.  The goal of the team is to be as inclusive as possible while giving our young female athletes the opportunity to play hockey in an all-female environment.  There will be a supplemental fee to play on this team and participation in the house league is a requirement.   

As an immediate next step, please sign up HERE by Wednesday October 11th. There will be an evaluation skate at the end of October, with details to be announced shortly.  Also please let me know if you are interested in volunteering as a coach, manager or scheduler.  

Thanks and we look forward to another great season.

Ice Cats Governing Council


EVALUATION DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION: TBD (please check back as this date will be announced shortly)

by posted 10/05/2017
Youth Sports Safety Discussions at the Darien YMCA

Dear DYHA Family,    


The DYHA continually seeks to provide our families with information and programming that we believe will be helpful in the development our young people.  We have been made aware of an upcoming series of programming at the Darien Y which we trust will add to your knowledge and benefit both children and parents.  The topic is Youth Sports Safety and the discussion is to be led by the ONS Sports Medicine Specialists.


Please see the below detail with dates, times and topics and note that the program is offered without charge.


Tuesdays from 7-8pm in October 

Topics Incude:


Oct. 3 – “The Dangers of Sports Specialization”


Oct. 10 – “The Healthy Athlete” (discussion of nutrition and sleep requirements)


Oct. 17 --  "Is it a Concussion"


Oct. 24 --"Women's Sports Medicine: Gender and Sports Injury", including demonstration of injury prevention exercises for female athletes.


Additional details are available on the YMCA’s website:  http://www.darien-ymca.org/youth-sports-lectures/ There is no cost to attend a lecture but reservations are required. Attendees will receive a free guest pass to the Darien Y.   Please RSVP by emailing or .


We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and welcome your feedback about this program and any other thoughts or concerns you may have regarding DYHA and the programming we provide.  




Michael Kadish

DYHA Safety Officer


Art Flynn


by posted 09/28/2017
Registration for Mini Mites and Returning House Players Is Open!


Registration for Mini Mites Birth Year 2012 is Open!

Registration for Returning House players Birth Years 2011 - 1999 is Open!


You will first need to register and obtain a 2017-2018 USA Hockey Number HERE 


Mini Mites Birth Years 2012 REGISTER HERE

Returning Player Mighty Mites Birth Years 2011 REGISTER HERE

Returning Player Birth Years 2004-2010 REGISTER HERE

Senior Major Returning Players Birth Years 1999-2003 REGISTER HERE


Register before May 1st to Avoid $100 late fee!

by posted 05/19/2017
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