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NoVA Ice Dogs Programs

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For the latest information on our program plans for 2023-24, click here.

Please note that your player needs a USA Hockey number to register for any hockey programs. Click HERE to start your USA Hockey number registration process.

8U Program

The 8U program is for players with birth years 2015 through 2018. Games are played “cross ice,” which is better for young players, and the focus is on skill development, teamwork and having fun. 

For the 2023-24 season, 8U will practice at Tucker Road Ice Rink (TRIR) on Sundays from 3:00 – 4:45. The cost is $800 for the season. To register for 8U, please use the following link -


NoVA Ice Dogs 8U Travel team gearing up for the game!

NoVA Ice Dogs 8U Travel team gearing up for the game!

Mike Floyd

8U Program Director

CCHL/club team

CCHL NoVA Ice Dogs 14U makes the Save

CCHL NoVA Ice Dogs 14U makes the save

CCHL NoVA Ice Dogs 14U on the attack

The Capital Corridor Hockey League is a co-ed recreational youth hockey league.

Teams are open to players of all levels who have basic hockey skills. Registration opens in June for the September-February season.  

CCHL players can expect one practice and one game per weekend, with a final tournament in March. Games are played at rinks throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland; the tournament is in Frederick, MD.  

Ben Marter

CCHL Director

CBHL/travel team

The Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL) is a Tier II hockey league.  

The Ice Dogs' CBHL program is paused until the Mount Vernon ReCenter ice rink reopens after renovation. 

CBHL NoVA Ice Dogs 12U playing outdoors

CBHL NoVA Ice Dogs 12U playing outdoors

Matt Seney

CBHL Director

Girls Program

12U Girls protecting the goal

14U Girls controlling the puck

NoVA Ice Dogs Girls Teams have several options for leagues and level of play. This season we have teams playing in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL), a Tier II hockey league, and playing independent schedules.

Tryouts are held each spring for placement on teams. The season runs from August to March. The level of play for each team is determined after tryouts and that determines league, schedule, and national-bound declarations.

Girls Teams can expect 2-3 weekly practices and approximately 2 games on weekends, as well as 3-4 tournaments throughout the season. Most games are played at rinks throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland with some teams traveling routinely to Pennsylvania and New Jersey; tournaments may be farther away.

Larry Blake

Girls Director


All Ice Dog coaches are volunteers; many are parents of players or former players. Most play or played competitive hockey themselves.

All coaches complete USA Hockey certification for the age level they are coaching. They are also SafeSport certified and provide a background check.