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 - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/376114
NoVA Ice Dogs 8U Travel team gearing up for the game!
8U Program Director
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.
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
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.
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.