Bowie Hockey Club (established in 1971) has been providing quality hockey instruction for nearly 50 years. The club provides a wide range of programs, from instructional hockey for the very beginner to competitive travel teams.
Our recreational teams compete in the CCHL and travel teams play in the the CBHL. The club also runs a spring hockey program to keep skills sharp for tryouts.
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Your family is invited to attend Bowie Hockey Club's Annual 2021-2022 OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 18, 2021 starting at NOON and ending at 6PM at the Bowie Ice Arena.
Please join us as we get our 50th Anniverary season off to a great start! Raffle tickets available and BHC apparel for sale.
The FUN begins outside the hockey entrance from NOON to 3PM.
GAMES2U Video Game Truck NOON to 2PM - A state of the art mobile game truck will be outside the hockey entrance for ALL ages to play the hottest video games on huge plasma screens. Space for up to 24 players.
Cookout NOON to 3PM - Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water, and cookies available.
Rita's Italian Ice 2PM to 3PM - Cups of Rita's Italian ice will be available.
The FUN continues inside the Bowie Ice Arena from 3PM to 6PM.
Face masks are required at all times inside the Bowie Ice Arena including on the ice.
2021-2022 Scholarship Announcements 3PM - Bowie Hockey Club will announce the recipients of the Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship, Joe Loschiavo Memorial Scholarship, and Klifford Snowden Memorial Grant.
Family Skate 3PM to 4PM - Skates are available at the rental counter.
Stick-n-Puck/Skills Competition 4:15PM to 5:35PM - Players under 18 must be in full hockey gear.
Bowie Hockey Club team games start at 5:50PM BHC 14U Black vs Montgomery and 7:25PM BHC 16U Gold vs Navy.
Join us on Sunday, September 19th at 5:15pm - Bowie Hockey Club Alumni vs Chesapeake Bay Lightning.
RSVP: Please respond to this email to let us know if you will be attending so we know how many hot dogs and hamburgers to cook. Also, volunteers needed for set up, cooking the hot dogs and hamburgers, and clean up.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and Sunday!
Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) released protocols and guidance regarding violation of USAH's rule 601(e)3-use of language that is offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature.
These protocols outline the procedures officials must follow if they see, hear, or if it is reported that hateful or discriminatory actions have occurred before, during or after a youth hockey game. This protocol applies to all games sanctioned by PVAHA, which includes all CBHL and CCHL games.
Due to a continued rise in COVID-19 metrics, Prince George’s County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, issued an indoor public mask mandate beginning Sunday, August 5, 2021 at 5pm. All persons over the age of 5 entering the Bowie Ice Arena are REQUIRED to wear masks while inside the facility. Masks MUST be worn ON THE ICE as well.
The Bowie Ice Arena locker rooms are currently open for use by teams during practices/games and individuals during stick and puck sessions. Locker room availability may change in the future due to the possibility of increased COVID-19 restrictions. Prince George’s County requires masks be always worn in the facility. Players, coaches, and organizations are expected to abide by the mask mandate in the locker rooms – BIA staff cannot monitor inside the locker rooms. Due to Safesport concerns, players are not permitted to dress or undress outside of the locker rooms in the rink area or lobby. Players are welcome to arrive dressed for practices and games. Chairs and benches are available outside the locker rooms to allow skaters to put their skates on.
At this time, USA Hockey, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA), CBHL, and CCHL have not provided any COVID-19 protocol updates or mandatory reporting.
Please wear your mask while inside the Bowie Ice Arena. Bowie Hockey Club greatly appreciates your cooperation as we all continue to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other variants.
Bowie Hockey Club 2021-2022 Travel Tryout Information
Bowie Hockey Club – 2021-2022 Travel Tryout Information
Bowie Hockey Club is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 hockey season. We are extremely excited as 2021 marks our 50th anniversary.
While there may still be some unknowns for the upcoming season, BHC is planning to skate Youth 8U to 18U teams rostered as Tier II (USA Hockey 1T Rostered) for the 2021-2022 season. These teams will participate in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL) for the 2021-2022 season and some teams will also participate in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). Starting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Bowie Ice Arena, BHC starts on-ice evaluations/tryouts for all players and goalies who were rostered with Bowie Hockey Club for the 2020-2021 season. The PVAHA/USA Hockey Youth Council granted permission for these early tryout dates. On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Bowie Hockey Club may offer player agreement/contracts.
On Sunday, May 23, 2021 at The Gardens Ice House, the Bowie Hockey Club will hold on-ice evaluations/tryouts for all players and goalies irrespective of where they were rostered last season (2020-2021).
Any on-ice evaluation/tryout will follow COVID-19 protocols for the Bowie Ice Arena and The Gardens Ice House and follow Federal, State and local government guidelines. The Bowie Ice Arena and The Gardens Ice House require facemasks at all times inside the facility including on the ice. Parents may not be permitted inside the facilities for the on-ice evaluations/tryouts (exceptions may be given for 8U player parents who may have to wait in the lobby).
Travel On-Ice Evaluations/Tryouts
Bowie Hockey Club’s travel on-ice evaluation/tryout registration for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U will open on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. All players must register for travel tryouts to be considered for a roster position. If you cannot attend a tryout session, please email the Hockey Director or President. The non-refundable tryout fee is $100 for Bowie Hockey Club rostered players during the 2020-2021 season eligible to tryout starting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and $75 for all others on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Players and goalies will be given an assigned numbered jersey to keep and must be worn at each tryout session. A yellow jersey represents first birth year for 8U/10U/12U/14U/16U age group, a black jersey represents second birth year for 8U/10U/12U/14U/16U age group, and a white jersey represents 18U age group and all goalies.
In exceptional cases, such as serious injury or illness, the President may grant a tryout waiver to a player unable to attend the tryout sessions. An acceptable reason (e.g., doctor's note, vacation, etc.) should accompany any such request. In the event a player is granted a waiver; the Hockey Director will try to arrange for an alternative method of evaluation of that player's hockey ability. A granted tryout waiver player will still be responsible to pay the applicable tryout fee.
A player granted a tryout waiver can only be placed on a team's roster if he/she is of such hockey ability that, in the judgement of the team head coach, Hockey Director and the President, he/she is clearly among the players who should be selected for the team based on the selection indicators.
Evaluation committees will be created for each travel age group 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Committee members subject to change.
The Hockey Director and President will assemble the named travel head coach for an age group and other coaches who possess specific knowledge of a particular age group for form each age group evaluation committee.
Evaluation committees will view each registered applicant during on-ice evaluations/tryouts and rate each player using the TeamGenius evaluation software using criteria developed by the Hockey Director.
A parent coach of a registered applicant within that specific age group will not be allowed to rate/evaluate/vote for their own player.
The Hockey Director and President have final say in all decisions.
Registered applicants offered a player agreement/contract will be notified by phone or email by the named travel head coach or Hockey Director or President.
All roster position player agreements/contracts expire after 48 hours of original notification method.
Travel On-Ice Evaluation Committee*
8U Youth Travel: Jason Dougal, Bridget Snyder, Greg Snyder, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer and Derek Rabold
10U Youth Travel: Adam Cohen, Scott Padgett, Bill Bell, Dave Quader, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, and Derek Rabold
12U Youth Travel: Scott Padgett, Brad Salvato, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, Scott Schmidt, Bill Schmidt and Derek Rabold
14U Youth Travel: Travis Long, Bill Schmidt, Scott Schmidt, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, and Derek Rabold
16U Youth Travel: Roger Mattioli, Mike Viscardi, Jason Seaton, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, and Derek Rabold
18U Youth Travel: Jason Seaton, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, Bill Schmidt, and Derek Rabold
Girls Development and Tournament Team: Bridget Snyder, Brad Salvato, Steve Schittone, Lori Jones, Bill Palmer, and Derek Rabold
*Evaluation committee subject to change.
Youth Travel Team Size
The plan for teams is as follows: The numbers below include goalies and teams may take additional goalies or skaters depending on skill and need.
8U: Minimum of 9 and no more than 13
10U: 15-16 players (upper team) and no fewer than 15 players (lower team)
12U: 15-17 players (upper team) and no fewer than 15 players (lower team)
14U: 17-19 players (all teams)
16U: 17-19 players (all teams)
18U: 18-20 players (all teams)
Bowie Hockey Club - 2021-2022 Travel Head Coaches
8U Gold (Upper Team):
2016-2021: BHC 8U House Coach, 2017-2018: BHC Assistant Coach 8U Gold CBHL, 2018-2019: BHC Co-Head Coach 10U Black CBHL, 2019-2020: BHC Head Coach 10U Gold CBHL, Assistant Coach 8U Black CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 8U Gold CBHL, Assistant Coach 12U Gold CBHL, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
8U Black (Lower Team):
2005-2007: Assistant Coach National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY Girls U19 Tier I, 2007-2010: Head Coach Navy Youth Hockey Girls 19U CBHL, 2008-2013: Head Coach Varsity Field Hockey at Elizabeth Seton High School, 2019-2021: 8U House Coach, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
2007-2010: Coach Navy Youth Hockey Girls 19U CBHL, 2008-2013: 2018-2019: Learn-to-Play Coach, 2019-2021: 8U Rec Coach, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
10U Gold (Upper Team):
2008-2009: Head Coach Maryland Bayhawks 18U, 2009-2012 Head Coach Navy Youth Hockey 14U CBHL, 2018-2020: BHC 8U House Coach, 2019-2020: BHC Assistant Coach 8U Gold CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 8U White CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 10U Black CBHL, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
10U Black (Lower Team):
2018-2021: BHC 8U House Coach, 2019-2020: BHC Head Coach 10U Black CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 10U Gold CBHL, Coach, Level 2 USA Hockey Coach
10U White (Lower Team):
10U/12U Girls and 14U/16U Girls (Tournament Teams Only):Goal for tournament teams to be mixed birth years 2009-2012 for 10U/12U and 2005-2008 for 14U/16U and play in girl’s tournaments for 2021-2022 season.
Bridget Snyder and Scott Padgett
2019-2021: BHC 8U House Coach, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 10U White CCHL, Level 2 USA Hockey Coach
12U Gold (Upper Team):
2018-2021: BHC 8U House Coach, 2019-2020: BHC Head Coach 10U Black CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 10U Gold CBHL, Coach, Level 2 USA Hockey Coach
12U Black (Upper or Lower Team):
2014-2017: BHC 8U House Coach, 2018-2019: BHC Head Coach 8U Black CBHL, 2020-2021: Head Coach San Jose Jr. Sharks 12U (Girls/Rec), Assistant Coach San Jose Jr. Sharks 10U (Rec), Level 2 USA Hockey Coach
12U White (Lower Team):
14U Gold (Upper Team):
2005-2006: BHC Head Coach 10U CCHL, 2007-2009: BHC Head Coach 10U and 12U CCHL, 2019-2020: BHC Co-Head Coach 10U Black CBHL, 2020-2021: BHC Assistant Coach 12U Gold CBHL, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
14U Black (Lower Team):
1998-2021 (23 years): BHC Head Coach and Assistant Coach 8U/10U/12U/14U/16U/18U CBHL/CCHL and Instructional/Learn to Play, 2007-2021: Bowie High School/Copperheads Head Coach, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
2011-2021: BHC Head Coach and Assistant Coach 12U/14U/16U/18U CBHL, 2011-2021: Bowie High School/Copperheads Assistant Coach, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach, USA Hockey Gold Level Goaltending Coach
16U Gold (Upper Team):CBHL ONLY OFFERS AA, UA or LA for 16U Division.
2015-2018: Coach, Learn to Play, Wilmington Ice House, NC, 2018-2020: Coach, 8U, NOVA Hockey Club, 2018-2019: Assistant Coach, 14U CCHL, NOVA Hockey Club, 2019-2020: Coach, Fort Dupont Cannons Hockey Club, Head Coach 10U (“Little Cannons”), Level 2 USA Hockey Coach
16U Black (Lower Team):CBHL ONLY OFFERS AA, UA or LA for 16U Division.
2015-2020: BHC Head Coach 10U, 12U, 14U CCHL, 2020-2021: BHC Head Coach 14U Black CBHL, Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
18U Gold:CBHL ONLY OFFERS AA or UA for 18U Division. If this team does not play in CBHL they would play non-league games and participate in tournaments. Players may decide to play on BHC 16U/18U CCHL (birth years 2003-2006) team and participate in tournaments.
Bowie Hockey Club - 2020-2021 Travel Season Record
8U Gold (Upper Team): Silver Division/CBHL – Head Coach: Jason Dougal
8U Black (Lower Team): Bronze Division/CBHL – Head Coaches: Pat Ahern/Dan Kunath
8U White (Lower Team): Bronze Division/CBHL – Head Coaches: Jason Bell/Adam Cohen
10U Gold (Upper Team): UA/CBHL – Head Coach: Scott Padgett
Placed 2nd in CBHL 10U Upper Patrick Red Division (ineligible for playoffs)
First place in Future Silver 1 Division and playoff Champions in EJEPL
2020 Showdown Hockey Tournaments, Crabtown Tournament Champions
2021 My Hockey Tournaments, The Congressional Cup Champions
2021 My Hockey Tournaments, Liberty Cup Spring Classic Champions
10U Black (Lower Team): Wales/CBHL – Head Coaches: Adam Cohen/Steve Picarde
Placed 3rd in CBHL 10U Wales Division
CBHL 10U Wales Division Playoff Champion
2020 Eastern Regional Silver Sticks Finalist
12U Gold (Upper Team): LA/CBHL – Head Coach: Bill Schmidt
Placed 1st in CBHL 12U Lower Patrick Red Division
12U Black (Lower Team): Wales/CBHL – Head Coach: Scott Schmidt
Placed 6th in CBHL 12U Wales Red Division
14U Gold (Upper Team): LA/CBHL – Head Coach: Derek Rabold
Placed 6th in CBHL 14U Lower Patrick Red Division
14U Black (Lower Team): Wales/CBHL – Head Coach: Mike Viscardi
Placed 4th in CBHL 14U Wales Division
CBHL 14U Wales Division Playoff Finalist
2021 Defender Hockey, St. Patty Day Smack Down Tournament Champions
16U Gold (Upper Team): LA/CBHL – Head Coach: Jason Seaton
Placed 4th in CBHL 16U Lower Patrick Division
2020 My Hockey Tournaments, Congressional Cup Fall Classic Champions
Bowie Hockey Club – 2021-2022 Travel Tryouts Dates
The tryout dates listed below are only for players and goalies who were rostered with Bowie Hockey Club for the 2020-2021 season. The USA Hockey Youth Council granted permission for these early tryout dates. Players and goalies should plan to attend each age-appropriate tryout session at Bowie Ice Arena. BHC players will be notified if they are required to attend the tryout session at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Sunday, May 23, 2021. All goalies should plan to attend the tryout date at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 4:30pm on the Patrick rink.
*Bowie Ice Arena
The tryout date and times listed below are for all players, irrespective of where they were rostered last season (2020-2021).
8U & All Goalies
*The Gardens Ice House
Bowie Hockey Club – 2021-2022 Recreational Team Registration
Bowie Hockey Club’s recreational program registration for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U/18U will open on Friday, May 28, 2021. The registration will remain open until all the roster spots are filled. Each recreational team for 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U/18U may roster a maximum of 18 skaters and 2 goalies and a minimum of 11 players. There are no on-ice evaluations/tryouts for the recreational program. The recreational 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U/18U teams will participate in the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL) for the 2021-2022 season.
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Jones, President, Bowie Hockey Club at
2020 Congressional Cup Fall Classic CHAMPIONS - 16U GOLD
CONGRATULATIONS to 16U Gold players and coaches as they are 2020 Congressional Cup Fall Classic CHAMPIONS! Bowie beat the 2nd place team Loundon Knights 2-1 with goalie L Martin stopping 52 of the 53 shots to take the win and eliminate the Knights from the Championship game. In the Championship game vs Hagerstown Bulldogs (1st place), Bowie won 3-1 with goalie L Martin stopping 33 of 34 shots. Great team effort all weekend by all the players! #bowieproud