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DEMONS PLAYER PLACEMENTS


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 2019-2020 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 2019-20 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. All part time goalies should go through the regular registration process. You will be asked during the registration process to indicate if you plan to attend the age appropriate goalie placement session. Full time goalies at the PeeWee and Bantam Levels should us the applicable full time goalie registration section on the Demons Website.
  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 Chad Roberts 
 
Placement times are as follows:
 
Mites 8U (2011 Date of Birth and younger)
All Mites should attend both Skills sessions and the Scrimmage.

Skills 1
Date: Monday February 25
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C
 
Skills 2
Date: Monday March 4
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

Scrimmage 
Date: Friday March 8
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink A

Goalies*

Date: Tuesday March 5
Time: 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

*Mite goalie placement scores will not affect team placement. This is simply an opportunity for DYHA to better understand who is interested in the position and to give the players experience participating in placements for this position. Mite goalies must "skate out" in all skills and scrimmage sessions. 
 

Squirts 10U (2009 and 2010 DOB)
All Squirts should attend a Skills session based on the first letter of their last name and Scrimmage based on Skills results. After the Skills Sessions are 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 (Last name A-G)
Date: Tuesday February 26
Time: 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C


Skills (Last name H-Z)
Date: Tuesday February 26
Time: 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

Scrimmage 1
Date: Monday March 4
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Location: Pirelli Veteran's Arena, Franklin


Scrimmage 2 
Date: Tuesday March 5
Time: 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B
 

Goalies*

Date: Friday March 1
Time: 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

* Squirt goalies must "skate out" in skills and scrimmage sessions. All 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 (2007 and 2008 DOB)
All PeeWees should attend a Skills session based on the first letter of their last name and Scrimmage based on Skills results. After the Skills Sessions are complete all players will receive an email after the skills session which assigns them a Scrimmage Session. 
*Skaters in the Scrimmage 1 may be called back to skate in Scrimmage 2.
 
Skills (Last name A-J)
Date: Thursday February 28
Time: 7:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C


Skills (Last name K-Z)
Date: Thursday February 28
Time: 8:10 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C


Scrimmage 1
Date: Monday March 4
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm
Location: Pirelli Veteran's Arena, Franklin

Scrimmage 2
Date: Thursday March 7
Time: 7:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

 

Goalies*

Date: Tuesday February 26
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

* Full time PeeWee goalies will be informed of which skills and scrimmage sessions to attend based on the evaluations from the goalie placement session.  Part time goalies must "skate out" in skills and scrimmage sessions. All full time PeeWee goalies will be placed on a team based on their goaltending scores.  Part time goalies will be first placed on a team based on their scores while "skating out."   Part time goalie placement may then be adjusted based on team goalie needs.

 

Bantams 14U (2005 and 2006 DOB)
All Bantams should attend both Skill Sessions and Scrimmage

Skills 1
Date: Monday February 25
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C


Skills 2
Date: Thursday February 28
Time: 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Location: Navin Arena, Marlborough


Scrimmage 
Date: Monday March 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink C

Goalies*

Date: Tuesday February 26
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northstar Ice Sports, Westborough - Rink B

* It is assumed that all Bantam age goalies play the position full time. Bantam goalies must attend all skills and scrimmage sessions as a goalie. Bantam goalies will be placed based on their goalie scores.


by posted 02/15/2019
Demons Spirit Days

Wear Your Jersey To School!

 

Parents, 

As we prepare for the 2019-2020 season, let's drum up some team spirit and encourage others to join our hockey family.

Please have your child wear their Demons jersey to school on Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 25th

Watch the Demons Facebook page for reminders and pictures over the coming days.

GO DEMONS!

 

Thank you,

DYHA


by posted 02/12/2019
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