Girls teams impress in youth hockey play

To the Editor:

Another Dorchester Youth Hockey season has come to a close. The league’s girls teams had an incredible season with the Under 14’s winning the Mayor’s Cup and Districts. They represented DYH in Division 1 four straight years in the State Championships. They also won the South Shore Conference Championship on April 7th by eliminating Falmouth, whose team won the State Championship this year, in the semi-finals and continued on to the championship game the next day. There they defeated Milton 3-2 and clinched the South Shore Conference Championship.

The Under 12 team also had an amazing season. Most of that team was made up of young players and some new skaters to DYH. The season started out slow for them. As the weeks went on. the U12’s worked hard and got better each week. They ended up winning the South Shore Conference semi-finals and made it all the way to the championship finals, an amazing accomplishment for such a young team.

The Girls program has been growing over the past five years. They have won over many fans from the way they play the game. Not only DYH supporters come to cheer them on, but some of their competitors. DYH has received numerous compliments about these girls regarding their determination, skill, and the class they show on and off the ice. Win or lose, the girls always give it 100 percent to the last buzzer.

About 15 years ago, a few local girls were the only ones to play ice hockey in the area. This opened the doors for today’s DYH Girls Program. This upcoming year, we want to continue to offer and expand the program for the girls. Registration for the 2012/2013 season is now open for U12, U14, and a new U19 team. You can locate information on the DYH website and also look for tryout dates for U12, U14, & U19 teams.

We are so happy for the great season we had, and I’d like to thank the coaches, Mike O’Toole, John Kennedy, & Danny Young. We look forward to another great season.

– Mark Guerard, DYH Girls Coordinator