Chris Dyment is the Head Instructor and Owner of Chris Dyment Hockey. He grew up playing hockey in Reading, MA and has been managing the Reading Youth Hockey Skills Program for over 8 years.
Chris graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1998 and went on to play for Boston University. At the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Chris was selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the first pick of the fourth round (97th overall). As a Terrier, he was a member of three Beanpot championship teams (1999, 2000, 2002) and was a two-time selection to the ACHA All-America Second Team (2000, 2002). Chris was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star as sophomore before earning second-team honors his senior year, when he was selected as the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman.
Chris earned one of the team's major awards each of his final three seasons, receiving the Most Improved Player Award in 2000 before being named the recipient of the Clifford P. Fitzgerald Scholarship the following year. As a senior, he earned the Bennett McInnis Award for Spirit. In 142 collegiate games, Chris tallied 72 points (20g, 52a) for the Terriers.
After his senior year at BU in 2002, Chris embarked on a professional playing career that lasted seven years, four of which were in the American Hockey League (AHL). He won the Calder Cup with the Houston Aeros in 2003 and then played a season with the Springfield Falcons before spending two years with the Providence Bruins, where he served as an Assistant Captain.
Chris went on to play for the Florida Everblades in the ECHL where he was also named an Assistant Captain. The following year, Chris moved to Italy to join the Cortina Squirrels in Italy's Serie A. His final stop was with the ECHL's Trenton Devils, where he served as team Captain during their 2008-09 season.
After his season with the Devils, Chris decided to retire from professional hockey. He began teaching skills to players of all ages in various camps throughout the greater Boston area. In his clinics, he focused on the basics of skating, shooting, passing and puck control - keeping it simple and straightforward. Chris has also coached various programs in the area - including the NH Jr. Monarchs and the Islanders Hockey Club.
This is CDH's 4th year offering February and Summer Camps for Mites-Pro, and we're proud to say it has grown every year because of our campers' referrals. Chris takes a lot of pride in his camps. He is on the ice every session; he designs the drills, which build upon each other week to week; he demonstrates the drills and makes sure the kids understand why they're doing them; he corrects form; he hand picks his very competent and energetic staff. Besides CDH, Chris runs various skills programs in the area, including Reading Youth Hockey, NEHL, Boston Imperials Hockey Club, Concord-Carlisle and Billerica. Chris also teaches private and small group lessons on synthetic ice at TC's Training Center in Billerica. He resides in Burlington, MA with his wife and two children.