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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.

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A New USA Hockey Point of Emphasis


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.

DVHL Family Loses An Alumni

It is with regret that we announce the tragic accident leading to the death of Ryan Trefz who played his DVHL career with the Ice Dogs in Hatfield, leaving there to attend Temple University where he was Vice President and Captain of the Temple Hockey Team.

A wonderful story about Ryan  showing how Ryan lived his life and how much he will be missed can be found at

Our sympathy goes to the entire Trefz family.

Congratulations to the Grundy Senators!

The Grundy Senators organization was recognized  at the Gift of Life Donor Program receiving the Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award, for outstanding efforts as youth promoting awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation!

Per David Coyne, President of the Senators: "Thank you to all who participated in the first Annual Patrick Gannon Tournament!  We all as a community team are part of this recognition.  It's more than just hockey!  A special thanks to Jacqui Kates from the Gift of Life program as well as Inge and Mike Gannon and countless others who made it all happen!"

More information can be found at

Rock for Hockey Scholarships

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.  

For more information on Rock for Hockey, please go to their website: or contact  The application is available at: