Welcome to the home of the
The purpose of the DVHL is to promote, govern and improve organized hockey in the Delaware Valley area by authority of USA Hockey, Inc.: to foster among its members, supporters and teams a general cooperative spirit; to maintain and increase interest in the game of hockey; to have and exercise a general care, supervision and direction over the playing interest of its teams and players.
Rock for Hockey's goal is to provide material support to US born hockey players in the mid-Atlantic region that demonstrates a need for assistance in order to continue playing the game. Potential recipients must demonstrate character as well as commitment to the game. Rock for Hockey is proud to announce that four families were award assistance for the 2015-16 season totally $3325. Families from the following organizations will receive assistance: Mighty Moose Girls Ice Hockey (PA), Exton Kings Ice Hockey (PA-DVHL), Kingsway Ice Hockey (NJ) and the Delaware Stars Youth Ice Hockey (DE-DVHL).
One of the ways to help support this wonderful organization is to attend their 4th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, April 21, 2017. For a copy of their brochure and registration form, click here! For more information on Rock for Hockey, please go to their website: www.rockforhockey.org
The Atlantic District Coaching Education Level 4 Seminar will be held in Allentown, PA the weekend of May 20 & 21. The event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel attached to the PPL Center. Also be held will be level 1, 2 & 3 CEP clinics at the same time, plus a CEP clinic for disabled hockey. All coaches who need to move up or take their first leap into the Coaching Program, please go to USA Hockey.com and register for the Seminar you need.
We are pleased to announce our new sponsor, Dick's Sporting Goods! Thru the efforts of our Vice President of Marketing, Larry Sechuk, we were able to secure a working relationship with Dick's. They have agreed to pay for our DVHL Champion and Finalist banners for our league as well as offer our families a discount when visiting their stores. Dick's Sporting Goods representatives will be on site at our playoffs, so be sure to stop by their table and check for more coupons for discounts! For a copy of coupons/specials that they are running for the DVHL, please below: http://www.MyScoreCardAccount.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O2417BHD&token=6xK0fs6Z6-jSiAT3PuGJHgNrwKvuiY0mUMWfNY4OwRtGpQlgMmeRwDgiGtnT2IHlvpvwCv8qcHvjrIY1fqldQ2
The Delaware Stars played a cross over game with the Delaware Sled Snipers at the University of Delaware, with the Sled Snipers beating the Stars 3-0! Thank you to the Vineland Sled Stars for lending sleds & sticks to the Stars to use as well as lending some of their players to try and score a goal. The Stars players, Mites thru Midgets, learned so much and would be glad to take on the Sled Snipers again next season for a rematch!
The DVHL is proud to say that working with the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference this year was a great success! Our first joint endeavor in attending their 5th annual College Showcase provided great exposure and opportunities for our players with the goal of continuing their hockey experience at the Division III College level. This showcase offered our 18U and 16U All-star players the opportunity to meet and be evaluated by 20-25 of the regions D-III Colleges.
The event was held at the Ice Works Ice Rink in Aston, PA the weekend of November 19. We look forward to continuing this for next season to allow our players this great opportunity!
With a goal of inspiring more Philadelphia area families to join the hockey community, the Philadelphia Flyers have partnered with nine hockey rinks across the region to launch the Flyers Rookie Program, a six-week learn-to-play initiative for first time youth hockey players that features FREE head to toe equipment for participants!
This program, open to both boys and girls ages four through eight, provides each participant with a full set of Flyers branded hockey equipment including: helmet with cage, should pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, shin guards, skates, jersey, socks, stick and equipment bag. Upon completion of the program, participants can keep their equipment. The six week course also includes age appropriate instruction by a certified coaching staff, including NHL Alumni.
Those families interested in registering their child for the program can visit PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/RookieProgram. Standard learn to play rink fees apply and vary by location.
The DVHL will be starting a new alumni association and we need your help! Ben Umstead, VP, has agreed to take on this project and would appreciate it if you could send him any players names and what school they went to from the past and where our players from the upcoming season and where they will be going. Ben can be reached at Ben@powerplayrinks.com. Please help us to get this started!
An unmonitored locker room exposes the minor participants to possible physical and emotional harm. It is the responsibility of each organization and coach to provide a safe program on and off the ice.
According to the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Manual: It is the policy of USA Hockey that all USA Hockey Member Programs have at least one responsible screened adult present monitoring the locker room during all team events to assure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room. Acceptable locker room monitoring could include having a locker room monitor in the immediate vicinity (near the door) outside the locker room that also regularly and frequently enters the locker room to monitor activity inside. If the monitor(s) are inside, then it is strongly recommended that there be two monitors, both of which have been screened. A local program or team may impose or follow stricter monitoring requirements. Any individual meetings between a minor participant and a coach or other adult in a locker room shall require that a second responsible adult be present. The responsible adult that monitors and supervises the locker room shall have been screened in compliance with the SafeSport Program Handbook and District.
All local programs shall publish locker room policies to the parents of all minor participants that are specific to the facilities they regularly use. The local program’s policies shall include the program’s (a) practices for supervising and monitoring locker rooms and changing areas; (b) permission or lack of permission for parents to be in the locker rooms; (c) prohibited conduct, including at least all forms of abuse and misconduct prohibited by USA Hockey; and (d) specific policies regarding the use of mobile electronic devices and phones and prohibiting the use of a device’s recording capabilities. A sample locker room policy form may be found at www.usahockey.com/safesport.
It is also reminded if more than one locker room is used by the team each locker room must be monitored. Example, you coach a youth team that has both male and female participants the locker room for each must be monitored by a properly screened adult.
USA Hockey has now mandated that each organization have a SafeSport coordinator. A handbook is now available for all coordinators to download along with a copy of the different policies and required training of USA Hockey's and its member programs'. Please go to the website link: http://www.usahockey.com/SafeSport.aspx to review this new policy and to download all of the required paperwork for your coordinator!
Each club coordinator must take the course and download/complete their SafeSport certificate. All completed certificates are to be emailed to Pete Rothman, Atlantic District SafeSport Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All certificates must be completed by September 30 and sent to Pete for confirmation. The training website link to USA Hockey is: http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0042/6452/USA_Hockey_SafeSport_Program_Handbook.pdf or you can always find it on the SafeSport webpage at www.usahockey.com/safesport. For a copy of a coordinators checklist, click here!
Emails were sent to all USA Hockey local programs, and to all coaches and referees registered in 2013-14, to notify them of the requirements for SafeSport Training for the 2014-15 season, and to encourage them to get a head start by completing the training this summer. Rather than copying you on all three emails, we are sending you this email with links to each of the emails below:
How to Take
USA Hockey is now requiring that all coaches, both head and assistants, must complete the SafeSport Training Program. This is in addition to accreditation, modules and screenings. All coaching requirements are mandated to be received by December 31. Screening by the Atlantic District is required to be completed by October 1 online at www.atlantic-district.org. All coaches, both head and assistants, will be checked throughout the season, at our DVHL playoffs and Atlantic District tournaments. If you do not meet the proper requirements, you will not be permitted on the bench!
Reminder of what a coach needs:
Below are the links for you to use for on site training for the Pointstreak terminals in all of your rinks. Please feel free to use them to setup group training sessions if you need to as well as print them off for yourself to use!