Coaches and Potential Coaches,
The NoVA Ice Dogs are currently seeking coaches for our full set of spring programs (8U, House, Spring Selects, and Girls). For this spring, we will be implementing a new application system for all coaches, standardizing our process across all programs. Coaches must complete this application regardless of previous experience with the Ice Dogs!
Interested candidates can follow the link below to complete the application process. The cut-off date for head coach applications is Wednesday, February 19th. The cut-off date for assistant coach applications is Wednesday, February 26th. If you’re interested in providing coaching assistance during practice, we would appreciate receiving applications by the 26th as well but will accept applications throughout the course of the spring season.
Applications will be reviewed by the NoVA Ice Dogs Hockey Committee (CCHL Director, CBHL Director, Girls Director, Growth Director) and the 8U Program Director and initial coaching decisions announced prior to the conduct of Spring Selects tryouts and 8U Tournament Team selection. Final assignment of head and assistant coaches within an individual program will be determined by their player’s placement following completion of tryouts. All coaches selected as potential Spring Select coaches (pending player decisions) will be expected to participate in and support the Selects tryouts that are scheduled to occur March 2-6th.
The application process should take 5-10 minutes for potential assistant and practice coaches our 10-20 minutes for potential head coaches.
The NoVA 14U AA Girls team competed at the Southeast District Tournament held at Ashburn and Reston March 16-18. NoVA 14U beat Team Carolina 8-1, lost to the Florida Lady Bulldogs 4-3 in a shootout, beat the Raleigh Jr. Hurricanes 8-0 and lost in the championship game to the Florida Lady Bulldogs 6-3. NoVA 14U was awarded an at large bid to compete in the USA Hockey National Championships which will be held at The New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA, April 4-9. The NoVA 19U Girls, who swept their age group at the district tournament will also attend.
The NoVA 19U AA Girls team won the USA Hockey Southeastern District Tournament Championship this past weekend with a 6-1 win over the Potomac Patriots. The 19U team advances to the USA Hockey National Championships being held this year in Marlborough, Massachusetts April 4-9. The NoVA 19s outscored their opponents 28-1 in their three Pool Play victories prior to the Championship Game defeating the Carolina Eagles 15-1, Potomac 5-0 and the Nashville Flyers 8-0.
The NoVA 19U AA Girls completed their undefeated season in the CBHL 19U Girls Division by beating the Reston Raider 19s 6-1 in the Championship Game this past Sunday. The NoVA 19s gave up just two goals in the CBHL Playoffs. One goal to Reston and one goal to the Carolina Eagles. With a perfect regular season record of 12-0-0, NoVA netted 70 goals while giving up just 11. The NoVA 19U AA Girls are the Regular Season Champions finishing at the top of the CBHL 19U Girls Division.
Both the Nova Girls 14U AA and 16U AA Girls Teams participated in the USA Hockey National Championships in Troy Michigan April 5 - 10. All the Nova families, players and coaches had a great experience at the 5 day event.
After Pool Play, both Nova teams were ranked 1st in their respective pools and brackets with the 14s being ranked 4th overall and the 16s ranked 3rd overall. The Nova 14s lost to the Steel City Selects 2-1 in a shootout but won their next two games against the Troy Lady Sting 6-0 and the Black Cats from Wisconsin (14U Division runner-up) 1-0. The 16s beat the Steel City Selects 4-1, the Troy Lady Sting 7-2 and the Wisconsin Selects 3-2 in shootout.
In the quarterfinal matchup, the 14U team lost a hard fought battle to the eventual Bronze Medalist, the Kensington Valley Ravens from Michigan.
The Nova 16s lost their quarterfinal matchup to the eventual Gold Medalist, the 2017 16U AA National Champions from Alaska, the Anchorage North Stars.
We look forward to the 2018 USA Hockey National Championships which will be held in Marlborough, MA April 5 - 9, 2018.