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10U-18U Youth Program (CBHL)

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    Tim Froemke

    Travel Director

    Kristi Carbone


    The NVHC Ice Dogs are a non-profit, volunteer organization with a mission of providing a fun, engaging hockey experience that maximizes player development opportunities at a reasonable cost.  

    We are committed to providing an opportunity to learn and play the game of ice hockey in an environment of equal participation and competitiveness while promoting good sportsmanship and team play.

    What does it mean to be on a NVHC Youth Travel Team?

    • Two on-ice practices per week (on average)
    • Some teams have off-ice requirements
    • Maximum of two local games each weekend; league or non-league
    • Overnight travel may be required to play both league and non-league games. When traveling overnight, there is the likelihood of more than two games played.
    • Participation in 1-4 tournaments. 
    • Player attendance at practices and team events directly impacts player's Time on Ice (TOI) in games (Head Coach Decision)

    Age Divisions for the 2021/2022 Season.

    USA Hockey uses your child’s birth year to determine what Age Division a player should participate in. In the 2021-2022 season, players will be placed in the following Age Divisions:

    8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U
    2013-2016 2011-2012 2009-2010 2007-2008 2005-2006 2003-2004


    Team Specifics:

    The Ice Dogs are fielding three Coed travel teams for the 2021/2022 season in the 10U-18U age brackets:

    • 10U B - coached by Brian McClelland and Sean Lynch.
    • 12U B - coached by Tim McCarthy and Jason Borges.
    • 16U LA - coached by Mike Starego and Dave King.

    Season dues will be $2350 and cover all ice costs for practices and games. This does not include additional costs for tournaments.

    All rostered skaters and goalies are expected to participate in any tournaments their teams schedule. Any tournament-related costs (Fees, Hotel, Travel) are the responsibility of the individual player/family.

    All rostered players and goalies will be required to have specific home and away game jerseys, pant shell and set of home and away "performance" game socks. Uniforms will cost $200 total. This year, we will be purchasing uniforms through Synergy Uniforms. 

    Team Composition:

    The NVHC Ice Dogs work to maximize the potential of all players so we place the right number of players on a team. We have set a minimum and maximum roster size for each team in every Age Division.  

    21/22 Number of Skaters + Goalies (G) per Team:

    10U 12U 16U
    11 + 1(G) 14 + 2(G) 11-14 + 2(G)


    We have completed our spring/summer tryouts and will hold supplemental tryouts in late August if required.

    If you have any questions concerning our NVHC Youth Travel Tryouts, please contact the NVHC CBHL (Travel) Director, Tim Froemke via email at