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.
We are pleased to announce that Dick's Sporting Goods will again be sponsoring the DVHL this season!
A 20% discount throughout the store will be given on Saturday, September 14 at any of the Dick's locations. It will be necessary to bring the DVHL coupon with you, so click here to be able to print it off: https://myscorecardaccount.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O2419277&token=qV6k6Hd46FN4XSZV-Y1voBLFoEJJCy7SknNiLYfIsB68-yriLlYyZ2WLytsN-vvqQ-oDtbvihOcEh2dBog5w2
We thank you in advance for your support of our sponsor!
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (BANGING THE BOARDS)
A bench minor penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior shall be assessed to any team whose player(s) or team officials bang the boards with a stick or any other object, including skates or arms, at any time, including after a body check regardless as to whether the check was penalized or not.
The spirit and intent of this rule is to eliminate unsportsmanlike behavior that is designed to “taunt” or “intimidate” an opponent through the celebration of an unnecessary or illegal body check. Simply banging the stick, or other object, against the boards while on the player’s bench is not a penalty. However, it is deemed to be unsportsmanlike conduct and should be penalized when done as a means of escalating dangerous and/or unnecessary physical play where there is no intent to legally gain possession of the puck.
The correct procedure to apply this interpretation is to first warn the offending team once after the first violation. Any further violation of this policy by the same team should be penalized by assessing a bench minor to the team under Rule 601(b)1 & 5. This bench minor is to be served by a player on the ice at the time of the infraction. Once this bench minor has been served, any further violations by the same team shall be penalized by assessing a bench minor penalty.
If a bench minor penalty for a violation of this policy is being served and before that bench minor expires another violation by the same team occurs that teams head coach shall be assessed a game misconduct under Rule601(e)1.
Rock for Hockey's goal is to provide material support to US born hockey players in the mid-Atlantic region that demonstrates a need for assistance in order to continue playing the game. Potential recipients must demonstrate character as well as commitment to the game.
All money donated will be used to advance Rock for Hockey's mission of providing financial support to local ice hockey families that need a little help to keep their son or daughter playing the greatest game on ice.