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 https://nvhc.demosphere-secure.com/_registration. Please note: your player will need a new (21/22) USA Hockey number to register. You can register with USA Hockey at https://membership.usahockey.com/. 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:
Our goal is to simplify the program and make it easier for parents and players to get to practices and games.