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    2016 EMPIRE CLASSIC!!!!


    Good Luck to all of the DVCHC teams participating in this years Empire Classic. Check back here for updates!!

    East Coast Showdown Info!!!!


    For more information regarding schedules, scores, & rosters (DVHL and HS Showcase) Please navigate to our East Coast Showdown Page!! 

    5th Annual East Coast Showdown


    Admission Charge $5.00 / Day

    In an effort to keep the costs down for the teams in this tournament, the DVCHC unfortunately must charge a $5.00 admission charge for fans to attend the games. 

    The DVCHC takes zero profit from this event and offers each team the opportunity to play three games, referees, scorekeepers, trainers, ice fees, security, and a recruitment Showcase which includes 120 High School aged players. 

     The admission charge will cover you for all games played on that day.

    We truly appreciate your understanding of the need for this admission charge.

    DVCHC League Information


    • Game Protocol rules can be found on the DVCHC Tab of this website
    • Live Scoring is Mandatory for all league games.  If wifi is not available, all game stats must be entered no later than 5 PM Monday each week
    • Hard copy score sheets will be for backup support
    • Teams are responsible to check the Arbiter no later than 48 hours prior to their game to ensure referee's have been assigned
    • Game results - All final scores must be emailed to your Commissioner and Justin Berger from the ACHA no later than 5 PM Monday each week
    • All Eligibility Forms and Rosters must be submitted to the DVCHC and ACHA Commissioner by October 1st
    • First half league fees are due to the DVCHC Treasurer by October 1st.  Final payment due no later than one week prior to your first game in January.

    Postponements Bylaws

    1. No game shall be postponed, except by mutual consent of the coaches of the two schools involved and approval of the Referee Assignor & Commissioner.
    2. Visiting team must contact host team twelve (12) days before the schedule game if they wish to cancel/postpone a game. Failure to do so will result in the ice time and referee’s fees being paid for by the visiting team. Payment by offending team will be deducted from the dues in the treasure of said team. Continuation of said team in the DVCHC play will depend on the receipt by the treasurer of the sum involved within twelve (12) days.
    3. If game is not made up by the week prior to playoffs, both teams will have forfeits.

    Game contracts are required for all non-league games.

    Game Cancellations due to inclement weather: 
    All teams are reminded that if their school is closed, there is no game.A majority of schools will not allow their teams to use school vans in the event schools are closed for bad weather. Once this is announced, both coaches are to contact each other, then contact the Commissioner, who will pass it on to the referees.

    Inclement Weather Game Cancellation Protocol:

    • Communication by both coaches as soon as bad weather is forecasted or no later than 48 hours prior to game Both Coaches will coordinate a timeline and a plan for final decision time.
    • Both Coaches will contact the Commissioner or President once a decision to cancel is reached Notification deadline will be no later than 6 hours prior to game time. 
    • Approval from league Commissioner or President must be provided prior to cancellation of game
    • Date to replay game must be re-scheduled within 7 calendar days of cancellation or a forfeit will be declared by the Commissioner and/or President.
    • Financial responsibility issues to be resolved by Commissioner if no agreement can be reached between two teams within 5 calendar days of cancellation

    2016-2017 Executive Board

    Position Member
    President John Rinck
    VP Mike Shull
    Secretary Greg Audino
    Sr. Commissioner - Nat. Divison Tom Galambos
    Commissioner - Am. Division Jay Turcotte
    Treasurer Jim O'Conner
    Awards Coordinator Paul Gilligan
    Tournament Director Mike Cirard
    Recruitment Admin Rhiannon Volpe
    Webmaster Ray McNulty

    Upcoming League Meeting Schedule

    Meeting Rescheduled to: Board Meeting December 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM
    Mandatory League Meeting May 6, 2017 & August 19, 2017 Time: TBD
    Location : Ice Works - Aston, PA


    Finbarr O'Connor

    FINBARR O’CONNOR, DVCHC founder and St. Joseph’s University coach for 34 years (1972-2006) passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  He was 90 years of age.

    Coach O’Connor was a founding member of the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference in 1974 and served in numerous executive capacities.  During his tenure at St. Joe’s Finbarr led the IceHawks to 5 DVCHC League Championships and served as a mentor to hundreds of student athletes over his 40+ years of involvement with the team.  He was inducted into the SJU Hall of Fame in 2015.

    The DVCHC Sportsmanship Award is named after Finbarr, The Finbarr O’Connor Sportsmanship Award.  This award is presented annually to the player that best represents the DVCHC, their school, team and themselves with respect for the rules and all participants, and plays with dignity and perseverance.  For those that knew or played for Coach O’Connor, this epitomizes the spirit in which he led St. Joseph’s.

    Coach O’Connor had a quick Irish wit and a way to make the toughest of his players come around to his way of playing the game without raising his voice.  He taught a lot of young men how to actually act as men.  And to respect the sport of ice hockey.  He will be sorely missed.

    Finn leaves behind his wife, 3 children and his entire SJU IceHawk family. 

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