2018-2019 Season Specifics
Eligibility: 2008 to 2009 birth year players.
Evaluations: Saturday, 10/13 at 9:05-10:00am @ Twin Rinks Stamford
Practices: Start Thursday, October 25th at 4:00-5:00pm OR Friday, October 26th at 6:55-7:50pm (team dependent) @ Twin Rinks Stamford
Games: Sunday 6:50am OR 8:00am (team dependent) @ Twin Rinks Stamford
Registration: Click here to register (after May 1) in the Squirt House program
Meeting: An informational meeting for Squirt House volunteers & coaches will take place in September at Twin Rinks Stamford. Additional info on this meeting will be sent out after Labor Day.
The DYHA Squirt House Program is comprised almost entirely of 9 and 10 year olds. Squirt House continues the TEAM based skill development model used in Mites albeit with ever increasing levels of skill development, focus on full ice offensive and defensive concepts and the first full ice games with full ice rules fully enforced.
We will hold a mandatory skating evaluation (this is not a try-out) in October prior to the start of the season. These evaluations will be used to create 6 balanced teams for games. Each team will be coached by a volunteer parent coach(es) with a hockey background that has received or is in the process of receiving their Level 1 coaching certification from USA Hockey. Squirts will have one weekly ADM based practice (conducted by DYHA professional coaches) and one Sunday morning game with the bench run by parent coaches.
Squirt House teams will participate in intra-league play with other teams, the Shannon Cup in mid December and will begin a playoff run to Super Sunday that crowns a Mite House Champion in early March!
Squirt House also participates in the WestConn Hockey League, a "travel light" experience with several games throughout the season scheduled against other local programs that have included Stamford, Rye, Shelton, and Ridgefield.
All players are required to have the following hockey equipment:
- Helmet with face mask
- Neck Guard
- Shoulder Pads
- Elbow Pads
- Hockey Gloves
- Hockey Pants
- Cup or Pelvic Protector
- Shin Pads
- Hockey Stick
- Hockey Socks will be provided for Squirt House
- Hockey Jersey will be provided for Squirt House