The purpose of the DVHL is to promote, govern and improve organized hockey in the Delaware Valley area by authority of USA Hockey, Inc.: to foster among its members, supporters and teams a general cooperative spirit; to maintain and increase interest in the game of hockey; to have and exercise a general care, supervision and direction over the playing interest of its teams and players.
The DVHL's 2021-2022 season is underway in full swing, as the Genesis Hockey Club and Valley Forge Colonials are among those who have impressed in the early going, making themselves early candidates for the Most Valuable Organization award.
The award is given to who is seen as the club that stood out most.
The two clubs have had their respective teams shine in nearly every division that they're in. Combined, the two clubs are leading in a third of the 18 total divisions.
Let's take a quick glance at each league:
Genesis has a lead in both of the 18U divisions, tallying 14 points through five games in the Double-A division, while the Philadelphia Blazers' 18U Double-A squad is just two points behind them through four games played.
Genesis (Green) holds the lead in the A National division, as they've tallied 15 points through six games. However, several teams -- Central Penn and the Exton Kings -- are undefeated and have fewer games played.
Moving over to the 16U's, Valley Forge and GHC (Blue) are tied for the Double-A division lead although they both have played the most games in division with seven. The 16U Double-A York Devils have played in just four games, but are 4-0.
In the A National division, however, the story changes -- Snider Hockey is 6-0 and leading the division by a longshot, as the closest team to them that has not played more than seven games is the 3-1-2 Delaware Ducks, who are in fourth place.
In the A American division of 16U, Genesis (4-0-1), the LV Rebels (4-1), and the Delco Phantoms (4-0) have made the most notable starts.
The Colonials (4-1-2) are in the lead for the 14U AA division, although they've played by far the most games (8). Next closest lies Team Philadelphia (4-1-1), the Wintersport Royals (4-1), and GHC (4-2).
The Haverford Hawks, with nine games played, lead the A National division with 20 points but the Jr. Phantoms are just two points behind with only six games played. Exton, Valley Forge, and Snider in A National are all undefeated and round out the top of the division.
VFC (6-1) and Chester County (5-0) round out the top of B AmericaRough Riders lie in first place of B American, as the only undefeated team in the division at 4-0.
Moving down to the 12U's, the Hershey Jr. Bears (3-0-1) sit atop the Double-A division by a wide margin, while Snider (7-0), Blazers [Orange] (6-0), and the Grundy Senators (5-0) lead the A National pack. The Lancaster Firebirds (7-0) and Wissahickon (4-0) are both off to the strongest starts of the A American division.
Team Philly (7-0) of B National and the Rough Riders (8-0) of B American sit atop their divisions.
Last but not least, our 10U's. The Kings (4-0) and Snider (3-0) are atop the A National division, while Genesis (4-0) of A American, Kings (5-0) of B National, and the Ducks (2-0) lie in the top spot of their leagues.
We look forward to another great weekend of DVHL hockey!
About the author – Quinn Riley
Quinn runs the newly revived DVHL Twitter account and writes for the official DVHL site. He also manages and writes for bostonsportswave.com, and you can find his personal Twitter account @QuinnRiley_BSW.
Quinn also plays for the Wissahickon 16U A American team. He lives in Malvern, PA, and attends Malvern Prep.
Debra Lucas-McGady, longtime resident of Bayonne, NJ, and wife of New Jersey Youth Hockey President Frank McGady, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the age of 65, in Bayonne, NJ.
Debbie was pre-deceased by her beloved parents, William and Winifred (nee Roesinger) Lucas and her brother William. Debbie is survived by her beloved husband, Frank McGady, her brother Robert Lucas and his wife Judi, her mother-in-law Rosemary McGady and her brother-in-law David McGady along with her loved nephews, Ryan Lucas and his wife Jaclyn, Justin Lucas, Liam Greiner and Daniel Lucas and his girlfriend Elizabeth Urban and her sister-in-law's brother Kevin Carr.
She is a graduate of Holy Family Academy and Chestnut Hill College, earning a Master's in Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Debbie worked as a molecular biologist for 34 years at Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley until the facility closed, allowing her to transition to the role for which she was always destined…teacher. For the past 12 years, Debbie served as a Science teacher at Hudson Catholic High School, introducing innovative programs in Biology, Anatomy & Physiology and Oceanography, among others. She moderated countless clubs, including the National Honor Society, the Student Council and the Cooking Club, and could always be found with her husband, Frank, at games and plays.
Her legacy extends far beyond the classroom, as evidenced by the outpouring of love from students, parents, alumni and colleagues while she faced her battle against cancer with strength, courage, and dignity, and an unwavering faith in God.
It is a testament to the incredible woman she was and the impact she had on those with whom she came in contact, that the videos and notes sent by students, staff and alums all shared the same message thanking Mrs. Lucas-McGady for the way she touched their lives and how each was better for having known her. If it is true that we are ultimately judged by the lives we touch, Debra Lucas-McGady is nothing short of extraordinary.
The DVHL extends our deepest sympathy to Frank during this most difficult period.
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