PUCKTOBERFEST

PUCKTOBERFEST

Celebrating 40 Years of Youth Hockey Excellence Desert Youth Hockey Association 1975-2015 In recognition of over 4 decades of youth hockey in the desert, we are celebrating the ongoing spirit of DYHA through a multi-week event called “Pucktoberfest”.  Just as ancient Oktoberfest activities were derived from the annual celebration of a royal wedding anniversary – the various events and activities planned to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Desert Youth Hockey Association will focus on promoting a renewed sense of unity between our players,...

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PUCK DROP PICNIC 2015

PUCK DROP PICNIC 2015

DYHA hosts 5th Annual season kick-off event for the 2015-16 season and their 40th Anniversary celebration! Oceanside Ice Arena was buzzing with excitement on August 23rd as over 600 Desert Youth Hockey Association players and their families kicked off the season at this traditional event.  All players received their official Jr Sun Devils gear and families had a chance to get their own maroon and gold apparel in support of their favorite hockey team. Puck Drop attendees participated in the popular Pick A Puck contest and 50/50 Raffle...

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Board of Directors Elections

Board of Directors Elections

Desert Youth Hockey Association 2015-16 Annual Election  JULY 1st – 15th Thank you to the DYHA members who cast their vote for the seven (7) open board positions and the open AAHA representative position. This year’s level of participation was the highest it has been in over five years! The Board of Directors appreciates member involvement and its impact toward improving DYHA and Oceanside Ice Arena. It could not be done without YOU.   NEWLY ELECTED BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS  BRIAN VIDETIC Combining sixteen years of playing experience with...

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A New Era for DYHA

A New Era for DYHA

Desert Youth Hockey Association is extremely proud to announce a significant transformation for the upcoming season!  In celebration of the Association’s 40th Anniversary and beginning this spring in preparation for the 2015-2016 season the Phoenix Firebirds will become the Jr Sun Devils!  DYHA is very excited to unveil the black, maroon, and gold color scheme as they continue their legacy of excellence in the Arizona youth hockey community. For nearly 40 years now, DYHA has focused on ddeveloping youth into exceptional young men and women by...

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U16 WIN STATE!

U16 WIN STATE!

FIREBIRDS – U16 STATE CHAMPIONS 2015 DYHA Firebirds U16 team led by Coach Shevalier won the Arizona State Tier II Championships in early March. This honor is a testament to a great season for the team in which they went 26-11-1 in league play. This successful season was comprised of 228 goals for and only 48 goals against, 10 shutouts with 1.27 GAA, and 5 players with 20+ goals & 10 players with 10+ goals. While these numbers speak for themselves, Coach Shevalier is convinced his two players shutting down the competition in the net...

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2015 NHL Alumni Game

2015 NHL Alumni Game

DYHA hosted our 4th annual NHL Alumni Game fundraiser on January 16th at Oceanside Ice Arena.  It was another fun and successful event with special thanks going to the NHL Alumni for making this possible.  The Alumni hosted a free one-hour clinic for our youngest players from the 2nd Stride program.  Smiles and laughs all around – both players and Alumni!  Following the clinic, the Alumni took on our DYHA and guest coaches in a friendly competition which helped our organization raise over $7,100.  We would like to thank everyone who...

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