14 Mar

Player Evaluations Postponed

The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is postponing player evaluations for 12U, 10U and 8U levels. Once new dates are established our player evaluations will be rescheduled and announced on Facebook and by email.  

Registration for player evaluations and tryouts is still open.

Please continue to take appropriate precautions to stay healthy and we will see you on the ice soon!!

28 Feb

Flyers Season Tickets Raffle

For the 2020-2021 season, we have made a change to the Flyers Season Ticket mandatory fundraiser. Over the years, we have noticed that most families turn in their tickets with their own name or do not turn them in at all and the number of additional tickets sold has declined with each year. This year, to give everyone in the organization a chance without having to remember to turn in their tickets, each player will have their name entered into the raffle automatically once rostered on a team. The mandatory fundraiser fee is $100 per player and if interested, additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $100 each.

To increase your chances, your player can get 2 additional tickets by registering for player evaluations/tryouts through 3/1/2020 or 1 additional ticket by registering for player evaluations/tryouts through 3/8/2020.  

To register for player evaluations/tryouts, please visit www.delawareduckshockey.com, select programs, choose the appropriate level and the register button is on the bottom right.   

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2020-2021 season and we will see you at evals/tryouts!  

Delaware Ducks 

24 Feb

Patriot Ice Center Gold Membership

The Patriot Ice Center is offering a Gold Membership to all Ducks players who wish to continue playing hockey through the Spring and Summer season. Please see the information below.


INCLUDES:

· 10 TEAM PRACTICES

· TEAM MINI CAMP

· 2 HOME TOURNAMENTS

· 1 DHD CLINIC

· IST POWERSKATING

· $50 STICK AND PUCK OR PUBLIC SWIPE CARD

· WORLD LEAGUE (JERSEY NOT INCLUDED)

· 3V3 YOUTH OR HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE 


Send all replies to Mark@patrioticecenter.com or (302)250-2252 and Thank you for your business!

18 Feb

SAVE THE DATES!!!!

2020-2021 Evaluation and Tryout Dates Announced!  

Registration for evaluations/tryouts now open!!!

14 Feb

The Delaware Ducks are excited to announce Doug Rose as the 18UAA head coach for the 2020/21 season.

Coach Doug Rose is a New Jersey native who grew up playing out of Hollydell Ice Arena. He played his youth hockey for the Hollydell Hurricanes and Juniors for the Little Flyers. Doug signed in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the the Fairbanks Ice Dogs playing there for 3 years as a Defenseman and won a National Championship with the team. 

Doug started his NCAA Hockey career with Division 3 Neumann University and then transferred to Stevenson University where he was an All League Defenseman. Following graduation Doug signed to play professionally in the SPHL for the Knoxville Ice Bears where he was named to the All Star Game, All Rookie Team and Second Team All League as a Defenseman. 

The following year Doug signed a Professional contract and is currently playing overseas in the Netherlands in the BeNe League for Hijs Hokij Den Haag. 

As a Coach, Doug has been the Lead Instructor for Johnny Gaudreau’s Ignited Camps out of the Hollydell Ice Arena.  For the past 9 years, Doug ran Clinics for : Power Skating ,Stick Handling, Checking , Defensemen, Learn to Skate, Learn to Play along with Private lessons. Doug is also a Head Coach in the Summer for Coaches Choice Hockey Group, which is a Summer Showcase Program. He also runs skill clinics in the Netherlands for Power Play Hockey Camps for ages 4-14. 

Stay tuned for more information!!

3 Feb

Official Highlights the Ducks Bantam A American Team for Fantastic Sportsmanship

The below letter from an Official is posted on the DVHL homepage about one of our Duck Teams (U14A American) that played the Cap City Vipers on 1/26/20.

Our player received a minor concussion and will be back playing the game he loves in a few weeks!

DVHL Home page

A LETTER FROM AN OFFICIAL: 

The spirit of USA Hockey is alive and well. Sportsmanship does live and it was exhibited by two teams that I just officiated.

I had the pleasure of officiating a Bantam A game this past Sunday (26 Jan 2020) at Twin Ponds East between Vipers Hockey and the Delaware Ducks. Not only was it a fantastic game but the sportsmanship displayed by the players of both teams towards the other players as well as toward the officials deserves comment. This clearly emanated from the coaching staff as it was obvious in the way they handled their benches and team during the game. This was highlighted when a Ducks player was checked and fell awkwarding into the boards, hitting his head and receiving a concussion. As the head coaches FROM BOTH TEAMS, attended to the player, it was obvious that their sole and primary purpose was not on the game, not on the hit, nor on what the penalty should be called, but was instead focused on the player's safety. Both head coaches helped the player off the ice and to his locker room before returning to their benches.    

When so many coaches at the youth level are focused on winning, I wanted to pass along a kind word on two coaches whose focus has not been lost. It remains on sportsmanship, and teaching these young players life skills on had to conduct oneself during the spirit of competition. The players in turn displayed this same demeanor towards their coaches, the officials and their opponents.   

Please feel free to pass along a kind word of gratitude to the DVHL and /or the Delaware Ducks and Capital City Vipers organizations. 

Sincerely, 

Robert Goodman

16 Jan

DUCKS FLY Together!

We have joined forces with the Patriot Ice Center to provide one strong united voice for youth hockey in Delaware.  We will be working hand in hand with the rink owners to now make the transition from mite to squirt seamless and under one name the Delaware Ducks!

Thanks 

Bryan

Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks!!!!

14 Jan

Player's Edge Summer Camp, 6/29-7/2/20

Hi Everyone,

Hope the season is going well! We will be back for our 31st year of Summer Hockey Camps. We're at Patriot for a 4 Day Camp, June 29-July 2.   

If you've never been to our Camps, we have all the parts of the game in the week of work. Each day is 3 hours on ice (2-90 min sessions), off ice training and video each day of the camp. Times are 8:30 am drop off and 2:30 pick up. 

Parents can always drop off early as we are at the rink by 7:15 am each day. Camp is open for all levels, ages and boys/girls! 

We work power skating every day, individual skill work and team play as well. We have puck protection, battle drills, scrimmage and more! Most camps out there are drill after drill without much teaching. Players Edge are "Skills Camps" where we really work the technique that helps them improve their skills for the game. 

All camps are on our site www.PEhockey.com 

We are updating our new website right now but our original is up and taking apps now. Most of our camps sell out either 1 group or 2 in each city. We always make it fun, challenging and a great week of hockey. 

All it takes is $100 deposit to sign up, balance due just before camp. All players and goalies get great camp jersey, t-shirt, and report card. If you can spread the word to your teammates, that would be awesome! 

Let me know if you have any questions at all. 

Camps: 

Jacksonville, FL (4 day camp) May 26-29

Olive Branch, MS June 8-12

Carmel, IN June 15-19

Aston, PA June 22-26

Newark, DE (4 day camp) June 29-July 2

Frederick, MD July 6-10

Bloomington, IL July 13-17

Nashville, TN July 20-24

Kankakee, IL July 27-31

Thank you

Mark Catron

Head Instructor


4 Nov

Ducks Fight Cancer

On October 25th players from the Delaware Ducks PWB team presented honored breast cancer survivors with a signed jersey and stick at the University of Delaware Men's D1 Breast Cancer Awareness game.

#DucksFightCancer

1 Oct

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to the following Flyers Raffle Ticket winners!

1st Place Winner - John Scarpitti

2nd Place Winner - Derek Mayfield (friend of the Lofland’s)