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Friday, April 12

 October, 2014

  I.M.P.A.C.T. Testing (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)

The DVHL in coordination with USA Hockey wants everyone involved in concussion education and provides an online course. The Delaware Ducks recommends all Players and Parents take the online course in concussion recognition and concussion management. For Players/Parents, concussion recognition is a key component to the health of your child. Go to: www.nfhslearn.com. It takes about 25 minutes, asks you some questions, and then provides you with a certificate that you’ve taken the course. There is no charge for the on-line course and after completion; your name is added to a list (by state) that you’ve taken the on-line course.This does not replace a players I.M.P.A.C.T. testing; this is a tool to recognize a concussion.

What is the I.M.P.A.C.T Testing Program?

• A computer based program that evaluates brain function through computerized cognitive testing.

• Used to assist in determining the severity of the injury and monitor recovery.

• The mission of this program is to provide baseline testing and follow-up testing for comprehensive concussion injury management. reduce recovery time minimize risk for post injury complications ensure that the player is returned to play, healthy and ready!

What does a player U12 (PeeWee) and above need to do?

Each player must submit confirmation that he/she as completed I.M.P.A.C.T testing prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season. Please provide the information to your team manager.

• If a player has already been tested via High School Sports or other sports that require I.M.P.A.C.T testing you can submit a copy of the confirmation as long as the testing was done in the year 2013. No exceptions.


April 2013

 Denis duPlanti

As most of you are aware we lost a valuable Duck Board Member, Duck parent and friend on Monday April 8, 2013...Denis duPlanti.  His services will be held Saturday April 13th at Beeson Funeral Home from 2-5p followed by a service in celebration of Denis' life.  For any players that will be in attendance, we are asking that they wear their black Ducks jersey.

Denis Allan duPlanti Denis Allan duPlanti, 52, of Middletown, DE formerly of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 8, 2013.   He was the Senior Vice President of Currency Metric & Technics (CMT). He is survived by his wife, Denice and his son Austin J. He is also survived by his mother, Delores Barnes and brothers Leon and Kevin of Wilmington and William (Donna) of Melbourn, FL.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 2 pm-5pm followed by a service in celebration of Denis' life at BEESON FUNERAL HOME of Newark, 2053 Pulaski Highway (Rt. 40), Newark, DE 19702

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware Ducks Youth Hockey Organization, Attn: Mark Cardillo, 101 John F. Campbell Drive, Newark, DE 19714. A full obituary will appear on Beeson Funeral Home's website: www.beesonfuneralhome.com. 302-453-1900  

 March 2013

Evaluations Dates Established - Click on the below Delaware Ducks Flyer for 2013-2014 Season

Delaware Ducks Flyer for 2013-2014 Season

Payment Schedule for 2013-2014 Season - New this season, you can pay your payment dues by credit card. See the 2013-2014 Season Fees tab for details.

February 2013

Playoff Bound Teams - The Delaware Ducks will have four teams representing the Ducks in playoffs, please see Playoff Teams tab for details.

PeeWee-A wins President's Day Cup at the Pond - see Tournament Updates tab for details.


Evaluation Week as been set - The week of April 15, 2013. Please keep this week open for tryouts. More detail times, levels and days to come.

November 2012

PeeWee-A wins Thanksgiving Classic at the Pond - see Tournament Updates tab for details

Bantam-B wins Thanksgiving Classic at the Pond - see Tournament Updates tab for details

October 2012


Congratulations To The Following Winner

Harry Tillman


Top Sellers Awards

Alex Franzoni - Bantam B - $200.00 Pond Gift Card

Jake Woodruff - PeeWee AA - $100 Pond Gift Card

Xander Wehner - Peewee AA - $50 Pond Gift Card

Top Three Team Sellers

Bantam B

Peewee AA

Midget 16 AA White

August 2012

M-16AA White wins Flyers Skate Zone Voorhees Summer Tournament in Voorhees, NJ - See Tournament Updates tab for details.

Bantam-AA wins Warwick Summer Blast Tournament in Warminster, PA - See Tournament Updates tab for details