A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:45pm at Stamford Twin Rinks.  Present board members were Todd Halloran, Art Flynn, John von Stade, Jeff Eccleston, John Fraser, David Hill, Dawn Bryson, Mary Jo Dyer, Pete Canelli, Lisa McCarthy, David Kreppein, Tom Raymond, Larry Paredes and Gigi Williams.


President’s Remarks

Michael Colon, DYHA Senior and recipient of the Biggs Scholarship award was congratulated.  His scholarship, payable to Dartmouth College, will be presented by Todd Halloran on May 22, 2014.

The 2014 Founders Award presentation took place on May 12, 2014.  Winners were Thomas Sulger (Bantam A) and Shea van den Broek (U12-A).


Travel Survey

The board was encouraged to continue to reflect on survey feedback, taking action where appropriate and proposing any strategic topics for consideration.

Highlighted was the importance of effectively communicating the role of Team Board Representatives.



Mary Jo Dyer presented proposals for re-structuring of association website.  Board members provided feedback on the usage and necessity of certain tabs.



Representative David Hill provided an update on items currently under consideration for the upcoming season by the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC).



Dawn Bryson provided an update on current registration and impact of girls restructuring at U10 level was discussed.



Championship Banners to be updated or produced as necessary, and installed.



Following a nomination and interview process, Pat Mullin was proposed as Travel Director for the 2014-2015 slate.  With a quorum present, a motion was submitted to a vote and approved.

The interview committee for the role of President reported back to the board following meeting with the candidates in the preceding weeks.  At the conclusion of the discussion, and with a quorum present, the board members voted. Art Flynn was confirmed as the board’s nominee for President for the 2014-2015 Season.


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 11:00pm.


Gigi Williams