2017-2018 Season Specifics
Eligibility: 2004, 2005 & 2006 birth year players only.
Evaluations: late September TBD
DYHA Refund Policy
Sr. Minors are made up of Pee Wee age and 1st year Bantam age players who play a competitive house schedule and also get to experience a “light” travel experience with several games throughout the season scheduled against other local programs that have included Stamford, Rye, Mamaroneck, Greater Bridgeport, Ridgefield and the NCWC. AlL players signed up for the program will get placed on a team post a 2 week evaluation period. Teams are historically very well balanced with players of several abilities. The program depending on overall numbers of players will have 4 to 6 Sr. Minor teams. The goal of the program is to provide all players the opportunity to continue in hockey whether they have the skill or desire to play travel or not and to do so in a competitive yet fun and low stress environment.
Teams will typically carry between 14 and 16 players. Coaches historically have been qualified parents of players on the various teams.
Sr. Minor Hockey Format: We play 5x5 Hockey with change on the fly, tag up off sides and light body contact. All players will be required to attend checking / body contact session during the 1st part of the season. Games will be played both internally and externally as highlighted October to March culminating with a Round Robin Playoff Tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How does DYHA choose Coaches? We seek enthusiastic volunteers who have the time and ability to teach ice hockey and consistently make practices and games. There will be a coaches meeting in early September. CHC requires that coaches obtain the appropriate USA hockey CEP level 2 (prerequisite level1) to coach Sr. Minors CHC requires helmets for all coaches and all coaches will be required to be USA Hockey registered as well
2. When are evaluations? The third and fourth weeks of September.
3. When are teams allocated? Late September / early October.
4. What is the range of abilities? Sr. Minor players will range from highly skilled to weaker skaters. All players will be given instruction on body contact.
5. Are the Sr. Minors Co-Ed? Sr. Minors is open to boys and girls and historically the league has had several female players continue at the Sr. Minor level.
6. How many Sr. Minor teams are there? Between 4 & 6 teams made up of 14 - 16 players.
7. When do Sr. Minors play? Two sessions per week:
o Late week (typically Friday): One practice session usually early evening and historically on Friday’s
o Weekend: One Game either Sat or Sun, usually early evening, with possibility of a 2nd game depending on number of teams and ice availability internally or externally.
8. When are playoff games? Playoffs begin in February and end on Super Sunday, which is usually the first Sunday in March.
9. Will there be games scheduled during February break? There will be ice sessions during the various holiday breaks but efforts are made to keep any playoff games away from conflicts with the break for those that go away.