The Ice Dogs will hold our first travel (CBHL) tryout sessions for the 21/22 season on the 5th and 6th of June at the St James Entertainment Complex (6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151). As of this week, all players and spectators must enter through the main (front) entrance of the St James. The rinks are located all the way down the long hallway to the right, on the lower level. We will be on the South rink (the rink furthest from the facility entrance).
Players and goalies may now dress inside the facility (and bring their bags in). Locker rooms are still closed. There are benches and chairs around the rink where players can sit to get dressed. Players and goalies should not enter until 30 minutes before their tryout session begins. Unvaccinated adults and children below the age of 12 are required to wear masks inside the St. James but players may remove their masks before going on to the ice. Players and adults who will enter the facility must be checked in within 12 hours of entry using this website: The St. James - Self-Health Assessment Acknowledgement.
We will be checking players in at one of the long tables located outside the rink on the bottom level of the St James. There your player will be be given a tryout jersey. We will track your player by the jersey he/she is issued so please make sure they accurately capture your name and your player doesn’t trade jerseys with anyone else before coming on the ice.
If your player is planning to try out as BOTH a goalie and skater, please let me know (Tim.firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can determine which dates/times we’d like them to dress as goalie and which as player. If your player is 10U and you would like to borrow Ice Dog gear to try out as a goalie, please also contact me with your player’s height, the hand they catch with (this is normally the left. We have limited amounts of gear to support goalies who catch with their right hand), and also let me know if they just need a partial set of gear. All goalies must wear a goalie chest/arm protector, goalie catcher and blocker, goalie leg pads, and use a goalie stick.
All tryout sessions will be on the South Rink. The scheduled ice slots are listed below. We will provide specific information on the 19/20 June sessions in the next 1-2 weeks.
11:35: 10U (Coed and Girls) Registration opens
12:10-12:35: 10U (Coed and Girls) Full Ice
12:00: 12U (Coed and Girls) Registration opens
12:35-1:05: 10U/12U (Coed and Girls) Split Ice
1:05-1:35: 12U (Coed and Girls) Full Ice
1:15: Coed 14-18U Registration opens
1:35-1:45: Ice Cut
1:45: Girls 14-19U Registration opens
1:45-2:15: Coed 14-18U Full Ice
2:15-2:45: Coed/Girls Split Ice
2:45-3:10: Girls 14-19U Full Ice
9:30: 10U (Coed and Girls) Registration opens
10:00-10:30: 10U (Coed and Girls) Full Ice
10:00: 12U (Coed and Girls) Registration opens
10:30-11:00: 10U/12U (Coed and Girls) Split Ice
11:00-11:25: 12U (Coed and Girls) Full Ice
11:05: Coed 14-18U Registration opens
11:25-11:35: Ice Cut
11:30: Girls 14-19U Registration opens
11:35-12:00: Coed 14-18U Full Ice
12:00-12:30: Coed/Girls Split Ice
12:30-1:00: Girls 14-19U Full Ice
Initial roster decisions will not be announced until after the second set of tryouts on 19 and 20 June. Please let me know ASAP if your player is unavailable for any of the planned sessions.
The NoVA Hockey Club (NVHC) has opened registration for both our 2021-2022 NVHC Youth Travel Program and the NVHC Girls Program. Details for our rostering process this season are listed below. Please register as soon as possible to provide our Directors and Coaches with the time and information they need to make informed decisions in the weeks to come!
You must use your player’s 2021-2022 USA Hockey Number to register for tryouts. USA Hockey numbers can be acquired here.
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.