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2020-2021 NOVA Girls Hockey Registration

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 season. We will be taking advantage of PVAHA guidance allowing us to place players on teams without on-ice tryouts. Please register now for consideration during this process. Registering does not bind you to playing at NOVA, but it will allow the team selection committees to consider you when creating teams.

The first round of team placement will occur the week of July 13th and will be limited to players who played for NOVA last season.

The second round of team placement will occur the week of July 20th and will be for all players.

Please email carson.evans@novaicedogs.org for more information.


    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

    Interested In Coaching This Fall/Winter?

    03/10/2020, 2:45pm EDT
    By NVHC

    The NoVA Ice Dogs are currently seeking coaches for our fall/winter 20/21 travel (CBHL 10U+ and Girls 10U+) programs. Because these programs require tryouts (currently scheduled for April 25-29, 2020), we need to identify those coaches who will serve as leads and assistants for tryouts (and will then be assigned as head and assistant coaches for teams once players are sorted and selected). Similar to our Spring Selects program, we will be using our 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 Friday, March 20th. The cut-off date for assistant coach applications is Friday, March 27th. If you’re interested in providing coaching assistance during tryouts, we would also appreciate receiving applications by the 27th as well but will accept applications for practice coaches throughout the spring and summer.  

    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 tryouts. 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 Travel coaches (pending player decisions) will be expected to participate in and support the travel tryouts that are scheduled to occur April 25-29, 2020 at the Mt Vernon Ice Rink.

    The application process should take 5-10 minutes for potential assistant and practice coaches our 10-20 minutes for potential head coaches. Click here to begin the application process: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/20-21_winter_coach_application

    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