A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place via conference call on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Present board members were Todd Halloran, Lisa McCarthy, Tom Raymond, Gigi Williams, David Hill, Dawn Bryson, Pete Canelli, Mary Jo Dyer, Jeff Eccleston, Art Flynn, John von Stade, David Kreppein

President’s Remarks

Todd Halloran started the call by thanking those board members who had worked the Front Desk and overseen the on-ice components of the tryouts which ran from April 23 – 27, 2014.

Girls Travel Tryouts

Jeff Eccleston provided an overview and insight into the outcome of the tryouts by age group. 


Players attending the sessions tried out for a position on one of the 3 teams being offered by DYHA/Connecticut Ice Cats for the 2014-2015 season.


Roster sizes were set at 15 and 17 skaters for the U-14A and U-14B Connecticut Ice Cats teams respectively, owing to the proliferation of High School players in this age group.


One DYHA team with a roster size of up to 20 will be formed for the 2014-2015 season.


To approve the Tryout selections as recommended by the Tryout Evaluators, a vote took place to approve 3 impact players, 1 at U-12A and 2 at U-14A. Based on recommendations provided by the relevant coaches and independent evaluators, a majority of the directors that do not have a conflict with the matter submitted to a vote, approved the 3 impact players, one at U-12 and two at U-14.


Results will be posted on the website no later than April 29, 2014.


With no further business to discuss, the call concluded at 8.46pm.


Gigi Williams