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Girls Hockey Program

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    05/15/2021, 9:45am EDT
    By NVHC

    Full suite of programs to be offered this fall.

    With continuing improvements in COVID trends and vaccinations, and loosening restrictions from our public rink partners, the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Hockey Club (NVHC) is pleased to announce our intention to offer a full suite of programs for the coming 2021/2022 hockey season -- including CBHL (travel), Girls, CCHL (house), 8U and LTP.

    The Club is planning a full return to hockey for the 21/22 Fall and Winter season. For our CBHL girls and coed programs, we plan to field a team at each age group (10U-18U for coed and 10U-19U for girls) but will adjust based on interest, the player skill levels, and ice availability from our partner rinks. 

    We will conduct CBHL tryouts on June 5th and 6th with supplemental tryouts on June 19th and 20. All tryouts will be conducted at the St. James. Each age group will hold one session on the 5th, one session on the 6th, and one supplemental session on the 19th or 20th.

    Registration for tryouts is now open at Please note: your player will need a new (21/22) USA Hockey number to register. You can register with USA Hockey at Tryouts will cost $100.

    We will use the number of registrations at each age group to solidify our planning for the season and determine how many teams the Club can field. We will use USA Hockey ADM guidance when determining the minimum number of players required for a team. This guidance is available here

    The Ice Dog CBHL season will commence in early September and run until late February or early March. CBHL teams will practice twice a week at Mount Vernon during the 21/22 season. Games will be played on weekends and home games may be played at other facilities as we determine ice availability and restrictions at Mount Vernon.

    Declarations of team levels to the CBHL will be determined after tryouts are complete and a final decision is made on the age groups at which we can successfully field competitive teams. We will not field CBHL teams if we don’t believe they will be competitive based on the number of registrants and the results of tryouts. The girls' program will decide what league and level to play in on a team-by-team basis.

    The Facility Situation:

    • Mount Vernon ice is available to the Club with the same restrictions that have applied during the winter and spring skills and drills sessions: limited numbers of players allowed on the ice, all players must wear masks, and we are not allowed to conduct competitive drills that bring players or coaches within 6 ft of each other.
    • Fort Dupont has not opened and we have no clear indication of when they will open again or what they will establish as their on-ice rules and protocols.
    • Tucker Road may open again this fall but we don’t yet know what ice will be available there or what they will establish as their on-ice rules and protocols.
    • The St James will sell the Club ice to conduct tryouts this summer and may be able to provide a limited amount of ice for games in the fall and winter.
    • We are working with several additional rinks to be our back-up plan for game-ice in the event our public rinks are slower to allow competition this fall.

    Our goal is to simplify the program and make it easier for parents and players to get to practices and games.