The Ice Dogs are proud to be a part of USA Hockey. The organization supports the SafeSport initiatives that have been introduced by USA Hockey. Currently, all Ice Dogs Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Managers have cleared background checks and certificates of SafeSport training. More information on the initiatives can be found on USA Hockey's SafeSport website and in the following handbook from USA Hockey:
The attached document lists the steps we ask parents and coaches to follow when they witness bullying.
The Ice Dog’s Mission is to build confidence, character and competency through youth ice hockey. Our Core Values supports providing a safe environment for our players, coaches, and parents.
If at any time, you feel that a player, coach, or parent has abused another person it is your responsibility to report these actions. You can fill out the USA Hockey SafeSport Report and send it to Sean Fadden (Positive Patent/Coach Development Committee Head) and Bill Tierney (Ice Dogs President). Alternately, you can contact the Atlantic District SafeSport Coordinator, Pete Rothman at email@example.com or 844-SAFE-ICE (844-723-3423).
All parents and/or players must sign the DVHL Code of Conduct in order to participate in Ice Dogs. We take the code of conduct seriously and will enforce all rules listed.
Every practice and game will have an assigned locker room monitor either posted inside the room or directly outside the door. More details on the policy can be found in the pdf.
Hatfield Ice supports the Code of Conduct and USA Hockey’s Zero Tolerance Policy in relation to spectators. More information on the Hatfield Ice policy can be found at: