A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:45pm at Stamford Twin Rinks. Present board members were Todd Halloran, Art Flynn, Jeff Eccleston, David Hill, Dawn Bryson, Larry Paredes, Lisa McCarthy, Pete Canelli, David Kreppein, Tom Raymond and Gigi Williams.
The U14A and U12B team were congratulated on their respective Gold and Bronze medal performances at the CanAm tournament in Lake Placid.
The Darien High School Alumni Game is scheduled for November 30, 2013 at 4.20pm. DYHA is once again pleased to support its past and present players participating in this game.
The Midgets and U19 teams have concluded their seasons with Midget Major being congratulated on their State Championship Runner-up performance. In their last DYHA experience for many players, the board commended the players, coaches and parents for their representation of the association at the final game.
President Todd Halloran also outlined items for finalization and follow up in the coming months.
The need for First Aid Kits to be present on the bench during all House and Travel games was discussed.
Art Flynn provided an update on the skill sessions now underway for the season, and outlined future plans.
An update on Voting Members for each team was given. Once all are appointed by November 15, 2013, an Electronic Meeting will be announced and held November 18, 2013 to vote on the board’s nominee for the open Communication position.
Logistics and the agenda of the upcoming Annual Meeting on December 2, 2013 at Darien Library were discussed. The meeting will be open to all members of the association.
The general timing and location of Spring tryouts was discussed. Specifics to be presented at a future meeting.
Jeff Eccleston provided an update on the formation of supplemental teams (U10 and U8).
Season-end survey for U19 players and parents to be sent out.
Team Connecticut tryouts take place November 17, 2013 for 2000 birth year boys.
Team Connecticut tryouts take place Thanksgiving 2013 for 1997 – 1999 birth year boys.
Other birth years yet to be scheduled.
New England Festival Tryouts for girls took place November 3, 2013.
Mite C tryouts, limited to 2006 birth year players, took place November 3, 2013. The team has been announced.
Travel Surveys for Midget Teams to be sent out, with players as well as parents being encouraged to complete and submit.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:34pm.