League News


AGM and Board Elections Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM on Sunday evening, both in person and virtually. We would like to congratulate the following members on being successful candidates for terms in the following positions:


Director of Discipline and Risk Management - Jeff Merrick (elected)

Director of U7/U9 - Chris Prentice (elected)

Secretary - Lacey Cyr (acclaimed)

Treasurer - Melissa Ruginski (acclaimed)

Director of Communications - Lisa Bonin (acclaimed)

Director of Competitive Hockey - Rob Dunphy (acclaimed)


Thank you to all candidates. 

We would like to introduce you to the Whalers Board of Directors for the 2024-2025 season:



Peter Dulhanty

Vice President 

Matthew Mahoney


Lacey Cyr


Melissa Ruginski

DIrector of Development

Steve Coleman

Director of Competitive Hockey

Rob Dunphy

Director of Recreational Hockey

Brian Bruce

Director of U7/U9

Chris Prentice

Director of Communications

Lisa Bonin

Director of Risk Management & Discipline

Jeff Merrick

Director of Operations

Michelle James


In the coming weeks, we will be putting out a call for divisional coordinators and other volunteer positions, so we hope to see some of you get involved in one of these positions.


Jun 11, 2024

AGM Virtual Voting

Our AGM is one week away! 
The agenda for the AGM will be sent out in the next couple of days. If you are not able to attend the AGM in person or would prefer to attend virtually, you have that option. To attend virtually, you MUST fill out the form below by 12:00 PM on Sunday June 9, 2024. If your name isn't registered as a virtual attendee, you will not be able to attend or vote virtually. All fields must be completed and accurate and will be verified by the registrar to ensure each member is in good standing and paid in full for the 2023-2024 season.  
Jun 4, 2024

AGM Nominee Announcement

Good Evening Whalers,


Nominations for the Executive positions up for election for the upcoming season are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their nominations and to those who accepted nominations made on their behalf. The election will be held following the AGM on June 9th (details to follow). 


The current DWMHA Executive would like to congratulate Rob Dunphy for his acclamation as Director of Competitive Hockey as he ran unopposed. We would also like to thank Lacey Cyr for reoffering as Secretary, Melissa Ruginski for Treasurer and Lisa Bonin as Director of Communications and congratulate them on the acclamation of these positions as they are running unopposed. 


We would also like to wish the best of luck to the following candidates:



POSITION Nominated for:

Jeff Merrick (platform)

Director of Risk Management and Discipline

Rick Meyers (platform) 

Director of Risk Management and Discipline

Chris Prentice (platform) 

Director of U7/U9

Phil McMullin (platform) 

Director of U7/U9


We would like to encourage everyone to come out to the AGM and show up to vote and have a voice in this election.  Platforms are linked to individual names.


Thank you,


May 24, 2024

Pro Hockey Life Personalized Whalers Gloves


We are very excited to once again work with the Pro Hockey Life national sales team to offer custom Dartmouth Whalers Warrior hockey gloves for players and coaches. The custom gloves are special order and are being sold for a limited time only due to the order lead time. It is not likely they will be offered for sale next season, so this is your one and only chance to purchase them.


Senior Alpha Pro (includes team logo and player number) $152 Available in size 13, 14 and 15.

Junior Alpha Pro (includes team logo and player number) $137 Available in size 10, 11 and 12. 


Online store opens May 13th and will be open until May 30th so that orders will be ready for pick up in time for next season. In addition to the price listed above, there will be a flat rate of shipping of $10 added with a pick up at the Pro Hockey Life store in Dartmouth Crossing as well as a small processing fee for the online store.


PLEASE NOTE ordering can only be done online at the link below, these are not available for purchase or order in-store at PHL Dartmouth Crossing.


Any questions please reach out to Danny Kalfus with the national sales team at danny.northland@gmail.com

May 13, 2024

AGM and 2024/2025 Board Nominations

The Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association (DWMHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday June 9, 2024 at 6pm. Meeting will take place in the multi-purpose room at the RBC Centre, 259 Commodore Drive, Dartmouth. Agenda details will be released closer to the meeting date.
2024 is an election for the following positions:
(1) Secretary 
(2) Treasurer
(3) Director of Communications
(4) Director of Risk Management and Discipline
(5) Director of Competitive Hockey
(6) Director of U7 & U9
If you are interested in one of the above positions, please submit a nomination form. Important: All nominations for Board candidates must be in 21 days prior to the AGM. All interested candidates have until SUNDAY MAY 19, 2024 at 6pm to send your completed nomination forms to nominations@whalers.org14 days prior to the AGM, a qualified list will be presented to the membership.
You can download the nomination forms here: Nomination Form
If you would like to see any bylaw changes, this must be done 21 days prior to the AGM. Please email secretary@whalers.org if you have any amendments.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Lacey Cyr (secretary@whalers.org)
May 5, 2024

March 50/50 Winner

Congratulations to our March 50/50 winner: Judith Gouthro, $1425.00 winnings, ticket number C-1318.

Mar 20, 2024