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2021-22 Spring Placement Dates

Demons Hockey Placements are here!

At this time each year the Demons Youth Hockey Association (DYHA) conducts its Team Placements. This is an opportunity for DYHA to evaluate each player to help determine which team is best suited for that player during the next hockey season. Any individual planning to or even considering playing for DYHA during the 2021-22 Season should attend player placements. DYHA is open to players who live in Hopkinton, Holliston, Ashland, and surrounding towns. Please pass along this information to anyone who might be interested in playing for the Demons next season. 

Registration for the 2021/22 season is open at the Demons Registration Page

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE WITH USA HOCKEY AND DEMONS YOUTH HOCKEY TO ATTEND PLACEMENTS.

DYHA utilizes age appropriate player skills sessions and scrimmages to evaluate players. Specific dates, times and locations are listed below for each age level. This information will also be available on the Demons Website. Upon arriving at the rink please check-in with a Demons representative in the assigned rink.

What to know before the day of placements:

  1. All players up to and including the PeeWee age level will be placed on a team. At the Bantam Level some players may not be assigned a team. Final Bantam team placement will be based on player placement scores and available number of players.

  2. Prior to being allowed on the ice for placements, all players must register with DYHA, register with USA Hockey, and make a tuition down payment.

  3. Full time goalies will be evaluated during Skills and Scrimmage placements at the Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam Levels. Part time Squirt goalies should register as a player.  

  4. Review the placement schedule and ensure that your player attends the appropriate placement. Your player's skills placement date and time is determined by their birth year and first letter of their last name.

  5. All players participating in the placement sessions must wear full hockey equipment. No equipment will be provided by DYHA the day of placements.

  6. Players will be assigned a pinnie at the registration/check-in desk the day of each placement. The pinnie number and color will have no significance to the player's ability, rating, or placement.  The pinnie number must be fully visible to the evaluators while the player is on the ice. Please confirm this before your player steps on the ice.

  7. Players must be fully dressed and ready to step on the ice before the start of each placement session. Players may not display a name placard on their jersey during placements, even if the pinnie appears to cover the name. Jerseys may be worn inside-out to satisfy this requirement. This is a perfect opportunity for kids to wear a jersey from another favorite team.

  8. The skills placement is based on the USA Hockey skills syllabus for that age level and will evaluate skating/edge control, shooting, puck control/passing, and hustle/awareness. Scrimmages will utilize these same categories.

  9. Players who miss one or more evaluation session will not receive a score for that session, and it will be up to the Coaching Director to recommend to the Demons Board of Directors (BOD) a placement for that player based on all available data for that player. The Coaching Director may also recommend to the BOD that a player who missed one or more evaluation sessions participate in the Fall Placement Process.

  10. Current players who choose not to be evaluated will not receive a placement score and will therefore be placed at the lowest level team for their age bracket in the upcoming season.

If you have any questions or concerns with the placement process please contact Coaching Coordinator Joshua Fournier coaching@demonsyouthhockey.org

 

Mites 8U (2013 - 2014 - 2015)

All Mites should attend a Skills session based on the first letter of their last name. Depending on registrations, last name arrangement may be modified. All changes will be communicated 24 hours in advance. 

Skills 1 A-L

Date: Thursday March 18

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Navin Arena, Marlborough

Skills 2 M-Z

Date: Monday March 22

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Pirelli Veteran's Arena, Franklin

Scrimmage 

Date: Thursday March 25

Time: 6:35pm

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

 

Squirts 10U (2011 - 2012)

Skills 

Date: Monday March 22

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

Scrimmage 

Date: Friday March 26

Time: 6:20 pm

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

Goalies

Full-time Squirt goalie should attend placements as a goalie for skills and scrimmage. 

Part-time Squirt goalies must "skate out" in skills and scrimmage sessions. All part-time Squirt goalies will be first placed on a team based on their scores while "skating out."

Goalie placement may then be adjusted based on team goalie needs.

 

PeeWees 12U (2009 - 2010)

After the Skills Session is complete all players will receive an email after the skills session which assigns them a Scrimmage Session. 

*Skaters in Scrimmage 1 may be called back to skate in Scrimmage 2.

Skills 

Date: Tuesday March 23

Time: 6:20pm

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

Scrimmage 1

Date: Thursday March 25

Time: 7:00pm 

Location: Navin Arena, Marlborough

Scrimmage 2

Date: Friday March 26

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

Goalies*

* Full time PeeWee goalies should plan to attend all Skill and Scrimmage Sessions.Anchor

 

Bantams 14U (2007 - 2008)

All Bantams should attend both Skill and Scrimmage

Skills 

Date: Monday March 22

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Pirelli Veteran's Arena, Franklin

Scrimmage 

Date: Tuesday March 23

Time: 7:20 pm 

Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

Goalies*

*Bantam goalies must attend all skills and scrimmage sessions as a goalie. 

 


by posted 02/23/2021
All 2020-2021 Development Registrations NOW Open

Little Demons Session Registration click here

Learn to Skate Session Registration click here

Note: The program is limited to 24 registrants due to COVID-19 pandemic on-ice restrictions. There will be a waitlist created for registrants that are not offered a slot.

 

Thank You,

Demons Youth Hockey BOD


by posted 09/04/2020
Demons Masks Now Available

Mask are $15 each

  • Link to the order form
  • All proceeds benefit Demons Youth Hockey
  • We currently have 108 Youth and 75 Adult masks for sale
  • All coaches will be provided one mask free of charge
  • Sizes are Adult and Youth
  • Mask are made of dri-fit like material

by posted 09/04/2020
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