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2020-2021 NOVA Girls Hockey Skills Sessions

Registration is now open for the November Skills and Drills sessions. 

Please email carson.evans@novaicedogs.org with any questions.


    Registration Open for Skills and Drills Sessions at Mt. Vernon

    10/17/2020, 4:15pm EDT
    By NVHC Board of Directors

    Parents,

    We have scheduled our skills and drills pilot program to begin in October and have now opened registration for a month-to-month skills and drills program that will begin in November. As a first step for implementing this program, we have opened registration to determine player interest. Once a player has registered interest, we will divide players into age and ability groups and direct them to their final registration where the monthly fee will then need to be paid. This is similar to the approach we have used in seasons past when first conducting general registration and then conducting specific team registration.

    If the pilots go as planned, we will begin the full skills and drills program on November. 7, 2020. Each group of players will have two ice sessions per week. These sessions will be conducted at Mount Vernon Rec Center with one session each on Saturday and Sunday. Monthly cost for the program will be based upon $20/player/session. For November, the total cost per player will be $120 to reflect six ice sessions. Once money is paid for a monthly session, it is non-refundable.

    Details of the Skills and Drills Program

    • This Program will not include any competition-based drills, games, or scrimmages. All participants (players and coaches) will need to remain 6-10 feet apart on the ice during drills.
    • We will plan for each Age/Ability Group to participate in two ice sessions per week. These will occur on the weekend at Mount Vernon. Age Group ice times will start with the youngest players in the morning and the oldest players later in the day. Exact ice times of the sessions will be determined after we have gathered player interest.
    • Ice times for each session will be one hour.
    • Players should come mostly dressed as we are only allowed into the arena 10 minutes prior to our ice slot and must be out of the arena 10 minutes after our ice slot. Goalies may use the locker rooms.
    • Ice sessions will be limited to 30 total skaters (including coaches).
    • Parents will not be allowed to enter the rink during the sessions. Parents of younger players can enter the facility to tie skates but then must exit.
    • Coaches and other volunteers will wear masks while in the building (to include while on the ice). Players may only remove masks while they are on the ice.
    • Parents will be required to complete a COVID health screening form prior to their players entering the Mount Vernon facility. Parents and volunteers entering the facility must also complete the screening.
    • All individuals entering the Mount Vernon facility will be subject to a temperature check prior to entry.

    Please register your player by October 22nd so we can let Mt. Vernon know how much ice we need in November.

    Thank you to all our Ice Dog players, coaches, volunteers, and families for your understanding, patience and cooperation while we develop a plan for the 20/21 season that can be safely and effectively implemented in the weeks and months ahead.

    NVHC delayed season start & spring refund status

    07/17/2020, 12:45pm EDT
    By NVHC Board

    Parents,

    Based on a confluence of changing conditions with Virginia’s Phase III guidelines, lack of specific information from our home rinks at Mount Vernon and Fort Dupont, and other concerns associated with items such as ice cost and school schedules for the fall, we are changing our confidence assessment regarding our ability to organize and field teams for fall 20/21 to LOW. Therefore, NVHC cannot guarantee we will have organized CBHL, Girls, or CCHL teams this fall. Planning for 8U House will be finalized once we receive further information from Mount Vernon.  The Club does not intend to use any other facility than Mount Vernon for 8U House. 

    Hockey Updates

    • Based on recent engagements with Mount Vernon management, NVHC has low confidence in our ability to predict when we will get ice, how much will be available, and what restrictions will apply for ice usage at Mt. Vernon or Ft. Dupont, our two primary rinks.  While we have medium confidence we can secure ice at Haymarket and Laurel in amounts similar to past seasons, we do not believe this is enough to serve as the sole ice for the Club and we do not believe it’s feasible or wise to operate from two geographically distant rinks that also run their own programs. We are not currently considering use of these rinks as the potential sole source of ice for Aug-Oct for any of our programs.
    • We have low confidence in our ability to determine the size and cost of our program. Rink guidance across the DMV on how many players can skate on a sheet is constantly changing (along with the restrictions on activities that can be performed on the ice). Other rinks from which we have rented ice in the past have either increased their costs, limited the number of players we can put on the ice at once, or both. 
    • We have low confidence that the CBHL and CCHL will be able to support having games in the fall based on current Virginia Phase III recreational sport guidelines.
    • We have low confidence that we will be able to execute a normal weeknight practice schedule due to the recently published Fairfax County school schedule that includes a 4:50 pm release time for some elementary students.  

    We will continue to gather information from our partner rinks and announce more specifics on our fall/spring hockey programming once we have better information. We expect this will not occur prior to mid-August (right at or outside the window provided to us for providing initial CBHL rosters to the League). 

    PVAHA guidance for 10-18U Travel and 10-19U Girls states that clubs can offer positions for new players starting July 20th. Based on the NVHC uncertainties, we want to share these confidence assessments with parents now to make sure no players miss the opportunity to tryout at clubs that feel they have more control over what they can offer in the Aug-Oct timeframe.

    We will leave our no-cost registration open into mid-August so players can return to register after other clubs have made their own travel and girls roster decisions. We will not roster players until we can definitively announce what we can offer and when players can get on the ice. If you decide to leave for another hockey opportunity, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our registration data. You can re-register later. Contact tim.froemke@novaicedogs.org for CBHL and carson.evans@novaicedogs.org for Girls.

    We will still run our planned on-ice sessions on the 26th of July at Haymarket. Players who paid to attend this session may still do so. 10U and older players who would like to attend this session to provide coaches with more information for later roster decisions or just to have an opportunity to skate, may also sign up using the Coed > New to CBHL Travel link. Please indicate your intent for the skate in the free text block labeled “If you played at a different club last season, what club, age group, and level.”  

    Updated Spring Refund Policy

    Given the current unknowns and delayed season start, as well as to simplify our accounting going forward, we plan to refund the previously collected spring fees rather than apply them to fall registration. Because the Club incurs other expenses beyond ice (that occur whether we are skating or not), we will refund 85% of spring fees on Thursday, August 13th. As a non-profit organization, we are always appreciative of donations which allow us to continue to provide a high quality, low cost hockey experience to our players. If you would like to donate all or a portion of your Spring fees, please let us know by replying to this email before August 1st. 

    Regardless of whether the spring refund applies to you, if you would like to donate to the Club, you can do that through our registration system. The donation option is available at registration step 1.3.  We greatly appreciate your consideration as fees and donations are our only Club revenue.

    Thank you to all of our Ice Dog players, coaches, volunteers, and families for your understanding, patience and cooperation while we monitor our ability to get back on the ice.

    NVHC Board Members

    NoVA Girls who were selected to the CBHL Girls All Star Team

    02/11/2019, 6:45pm EST
    By Jennifer Meteyer

    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.

    NoVA 19U AA Girls are heading to Nationals

    03/20/2018, 9:30am EDT
    By NHC

    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.

    Mites on Ice - Dec 16, 2017

    12/20/2017, 4:15pm EST
    By NHC

    On December 16, players from the NoVA 8U Program played during intermission of the Caps/Ducks game.

    Congratulations to the Mite of the Nite, Lauren Smith.

    CLICK HERE for the Mites on Ice Video

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