“He taught us a lot about friendship and all the things you can accomplish as a team.”

Derek Percy

DP# 5

Fridays Toms River

A Great Night Thanks To All Who came Out! Special Thanks To Brian Notte!



Friday April 27,2018 At Winding River Ice Rink Doors Open at 6pm Game at 7PM . Our great gift auction this year will award a Scholarship in Derek's Name as we do every year. This year in addition to our scholarship a portion of all proceeds are going to help our furry friends at The Toms River Animal Shelter, Especially our six featured pitts who are in desperate need of forever homes. You can also donate as well as drop off any of the many items we are in need of for these special animals.Please stop by to check out " Pucks for Pitts "

Our first year Scholarship winner Joey Crouchman - Then And Now

Our Foundation was Created In Memory Of Derek G Percy, Son, Friend, And Coach,For The Sole Purpose of Helping Kids In Our Hockey Community!

Derek Percy

November 15, 2011

Coaching kids, and being involved in making a difference is the most gratifying thing in this world. I thank whatever power looks down on me for the opportunity to be involved. It is a true blessing.

24/7 ..The greatest game in the world ~Derek Percy Reminds me why I coach .... The feeling of motivating a group, and the intensity of the locker room are priceless

Special Thanks 

Special Thanks to everyone who supports our foundation and to all the guys who come out to play in Derek's memory! ~~ DP5

The Derek G Percy Foundation


by mickey mckenna • April 20, 2014 •


Coach Derek Percy: At age 14 I became his “Student.” Not only was I his student of the sport of hockey, but also life. The memories, feelings, and life lessons I experienced during our tenure are still crisp.

July 19th, 2012 when life took an unexpected turn I posted a Facebook status. I figured it would only be appropriate to make that status my first post towards, “The Little Thing5.” Coach Derek’s, “Little things,” that he preached to me endlessly, continue to inspire me to this day. They’ve opened my eyes to perspectives, and open new doors towards life each day. They inspire and help me with my work. I’ve been working on something Coach, and it begins here….with “The Little Thing5.”

“Seven years ago I met someone who ended up changing my life forever. He became a father, brother, coach, and friend. He always believed in me, and I always believed in him. Not only did he turn me into the player I am today, but he also made the person I am today. He converted me from a follower into a leader. I’ll never forget all the 7am skates we had, and 9pm “Hell Practices.” We were looking forward to coaching together on the same bench one day; but in the end I can proudly say I am a ‘Product of Derek Percy.’ The rest of my hockey playing days will be dedicated to you. I will forever hear your voice in my head telling me, “To take care of the little things, and shoot to score.” –July 20th 2012 Kyle “Mickey” McKenna.

There’s more to come…

DP 5. RG71. MW12.

Derek Percy

Coaching kids, and being involved in making a difference is the most gratifying thing in this world. I thank whatever power looks down on me for the opportunity to be involved. It is a true blessing.

With The Stanley Cup

Derek Percy

December 22, 2011

You never know the path people walk ... Judgment is irrelevant, appreciate one another. Leave the world a better place then you found it.

The Simeon Brothers

2015 Derek G Percy Scholarship Award Receipients.

Derek G Percy Benefit Game 2013

Former NJ Devil and Stanley Cup winner Jim Dowd and former New York Rangers Defenseman Michel Petit .

Derek G Percy Benefit Game 2016

Our Scholarship helping kids with Cancer.

Our first Scholarship winner has now lettered in football ! way to go Joey !!

A great group of guys that support us each year.

Derek and Team Wild Wings against Devils and Rangers Alumni, Benefit for Breast Cancer.

Derek G Percy Foundation Congratulates Sarah and her team on their Mid Atlantic Championship Victory. Congrats Girls !!



                   ​SALEM ICE DOGS

Words of Wisdom


" To laugh often and much : to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children: to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends: to appreciate beauty:to find the best in others: to leave the world better than you found it:to know one life has breathed easier because you have lived: This is to have succeeded".

Derek G Percy DP#5

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