Bowie Hockey Club is pleased to announce tryout dates for ourCBHLTravel Teams for the 2014 - 15 season!
Bowie Hockey Club is a USA Hockey registered Tier II program that fields competitive teams from the U8/Mite to the U18/Midget age group. These teams participate in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL). The league is part of the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, (PVAHA) which is the governing body of all amateur hockey with in the District of Columbia and within the states of Maryland and Virginia. Our teams play in a highly structured league environment, and play additional non-league games against local and out-of-state USA Hockey sanctioned teams.BHCtravel teams will have two practices plus an on-ice skills session each week throughout the season.
Tryouts forU8/Mites -U18/Midgets run from 4/25 – 4/30; players arestrongly encouragedto attend all tryout sessions for the best consideration in making a travel team.
Following the Bowie Hockey Club board meeting on March 13 specific information regarding tryouts including the head coaches, tryout policies, and the registration link will be posted.
Former NHL Defenseman Dean Melanson and BHC Coaching Director Randy Richardson will be running skills clinics for Mites thru Bantams in March and April to get players ready for the CBHL tryout process in late April. We will work on powerskating, puckhandling, and some controlled scrimmaging during these clinics. CLINICS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE.No registration needed.
Dates and Times:
MITES / SQUIRTS
March 24th 6:00-7:00pm
March 26th 6:00-7:00pm
March 27th 6:00-7:00pm
March 28th 6:00-7:00pm
April Clinic Dates:
14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, and 24.
PEEWEES / BANTAMS
March 24th 7:15-8:15pm
March 26th 7:15-8:15pm
March 27th 7:15-8:15pm
March 28th 7:15-8:15pm
April Clinic Dates: 14, 16, 17, 18 ,21, 23, and 24.
The cost for the March clinics is $80 if you sign up for all four days. Walk ins are $25 per session.
April clinics will be $140 for all seven days. We will only take payment for March at this time.
The Bowie Recreational teams had a great showing this weekend at the Capital Cup. We had two teams playing in Championship games this weekend.
Midget Black finished first in the regular season with a record of 8-0-1. They won the Capital Cup with an 2-1 Overtime win against Northern Virginia.
Midget Gold finished second in the regular season with a record of 8-1-0. They played the Midget Black team in an epic thriller in the Capital Cup. After three periods and one overtime period the game had to be decided in a shootout.
Bantam Gold finished second in the regular season with a record of 10-1-0. They made it to the Championship game of the Capital Cup. They came up one goal short, dropping the game to Northern Virginia 3-2.
Peewee finished in the top five for the regular season in the crowded Peewee Division, with a record of 7-3-2. They had a tough draw in the Capital Cup dropping a close one, 3-4 to the #1 seed Chevy Chase. They finished with a season record of 12-3-3.
Squirt Black finished in sixth for the regular season in the with a record of 7-5. They opened the Capital Cup Patrick Division with a strong 10-2 win over Navy. They followed that up with a tough 1-4 loss to a very good Northern Virginia team.
Squirt Gold finished the regular season as one of the upper seeds in the Wales Division. They opened the Capital Cup Wales Division with a strong 8-4 win over Metro. They followed that up with another win, 5-3 over Wells. They finished the Cup up with a 4-4 tie against a very good Tri-City team.
Bowie travel teams represented the club well this year. Teams won many tournaments from the Labor Day in Aston through the CBHL championships and hopefully beyond. Many teams have postseason tournaments but here are a few highlights for teams that made the CBHL playoffs:
U18 Upper Patrick won the regular season championship with a record of 16-0-1 and were the highest scoring team in the league. They were the second place team in the CBHL playoffs losing in the finals. Congratulations to the players and Coach Randy Richardson.
Bantam Wales came in second in the regular season with a record of 14-3-1 and scored the second most goals in the league and were the second stingiest on defense. They were the second place team in the CBHL playoffs losing in the finals. Congratulations to the players and Coach Larry Robinson.
Pee Wee National were the regular season champions at 16-0-2 and were the highest scoring team and gave up the fewest goals in the league. This team won several tournaments this season including: Aston's Labor Day Tournament, the Empire State Cup and the Congressional Cup. They lost in overtime in the CBHL playoffs. As the CBHL Regular Season Champions and Bob Otte Trophy Winner, the Pee Wee National team qualified for the USA Hockey Southeastern District Tournament. The team will play this weekend in Rockville against teams from North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida at the SE District Championships. This is only the second team in Bowie Hockey Club history to advance to the SE District Tournament. Congratulations and good luck to the players and Coach Todd Mercier.
Pee Wee Lower Patrick came in fourth in the regular season at 8-7-1. They played the top seed in the playoffs and kept it close losing 3-0. Congratulations to the players and Coach Jason Wanner.
Squirt Upper Patrick was the regular season champion at 13-3-4. They were the top scoring team and gave up the third fewest goals. They won the CBHL championship with a comeback 4-2 win in the final. Congratulations to the players and Coaches Derek Rabold and Dave Quader.
Congratulations to these teams and all teams that competed for the Bowie Hockey Club in the CBHL this year!
Squirt Upper A won the regular season championship going 13-3-4 in league play and was the number one seed in the playoffs this weekend. The team came out Saturday and beat Harford 8-5 in a back and forth game. On Sunday, Bowie faced Montgomery Blue, the number two seed and a very good and skilled team and won 4-2.
The game went back and forth with Montgomery holding a 2-1 lead until 2:46 remained in the game when Connor Eady tied it up after hard work and good passes from Mike Urgo and Ryan Arendes. 45 seconds later Bowie went up 3-2 on a goal from Cameron O'Neill off a rebound on a shot by Jack Mowrey and a pass from Sean Metzger. Bowie wasn't done yet and Connor Eady scored again with 40 seconds to go off a nice play and passes from Christian Gionis and Jack Mowrey. 3 goals in a bit over two minutes and Bowie wins the game and championship.
Ian Kolaja had 27 saves for the winners and had some big ones to keep the game close. Blue liners Matt Hornick, Colin Licavoli, and Eli Young held firm all day keeping Montgomery from sustaining their attack and owning the area around the net. Forwards Eric Salb, Colin Browning, and Jay Harwood kept the pressure on, had the puck moving through the neutral zone and blocked a lot of shots.
Great season by the boys and thanks to coaches; Derek, DQ, and Luke.
Bowie Black completed their undefeated season by capturing the 2013-2014 Midget Capital Cup Championship. Both Bowie and Northern Virginia showed up with their “A” games playing to a 1 -1 tie after regulation time. The winning goal was scored by Billy O’Hara fourteen seconds into overtime, which was assisted by Brian Kraus.
Planet Hockey will be returning for another five day Super Skills Camp at the Bowie Ice Arena - August 4-8. Space is limited so register now by clicking on the link below. Use the special Bowie Hockey Club code to receive a discount.
Spring Hockey Assessments, Practice Schedule and Head Coaches
by Andrej Kolaja posted 02/11/2014
Spring Hockey Participants,
There are 120 players signed up for our spring hockey program. We will be having two teams at birth year 06-07, two teams at 04-05, two teams at 02-03, two teams at 00-01, and one U16 team. There are a few spots open on the 02-03 team still, all other teams are closed. Below are the head coaches for the teams:
06-07 - Co-coaches Pat Brennan and Clark Mowrey
06-07 - Co-coaches Pat Brennan and Clark Mowrey
04-05 - Jeff Matthews
04-05 - Billy Palmer
02-03 - Kevin Richardson
02-03 - Co-coaches Dave Gould/Scott Schmidt
00-01 - Larry Robinson
00-01 - Bill Schmidt
98-99 - Lee Robinson
If you have interest in helping as an assistant on any team, please let me know if you have not already done so. Head coaches will also be recruiting assistants. Thanks to everyone!
Below are the tryout and final practice schedules. During the skills sessions we will focus on specific skills that will translate to game play as well as overall skating and skill development. One session will be for offensive skills and one for defensive skills. On these days there will also be goalie practice with Darren Hersh from the Goalie Academy. We may be able to pick up some scrimmages as well but more info will be coming about those opportunities. Note: All April events are at Bowie and all May events are at Tucker Road.
The purpose of the Spring Hockey Program is to allow players to have fun while playing hockey with their friends and teammates. Emphasis will be placed on developing hockey skills and while winning is good, it will come as a result of working hard, having fun, and becoming more skilled.
The $200 fee will cover 3 skills sessions and 4 team practices, plus the player portion of the fee for the Aston Memorial Day tournament. $30 is due as a non-refundable registration fee. Players will be evaluated during the 2 skills sessions in April - dates to be determined,and placed on a team. The final $170 payment is due at this time.
The team practices will take place in May after school spring breaks and travel tryouts. All teams will play in the Aston Memorial Day Tournament. We expect teams to play at the A or B levels
Registration is open but if you are interested, sign up soon as we will be closing teams as they fill up.
The Future Bruins Prospects program is designed primarily for players who want to start playing ice hockey. Players ages 4-18 are welcome. Please keep in mind that players aged 4-6 should have some basic skating instruction before participating (please email Coach Schmidt if you are unsure if your child is ready for the program). Future Bruins Prospects emphasizes hockey skating skills and stick handling with an introduction to the game of ice hockey in the latter part of the program. The sessions are usually 60 minutes and are usually held on Sundays.
Bowie Hockey Club Instructional Ice Hockey Spring Begins 3/9/2014 and runs for 6 Sundays from 4:15 - 5:35 PM.
The first session of Instructional Hockey is FREE for rookies (regularly $90). Space is limited. USA Hockey Registration is required of all skaters. Click the "Register Now" button to start the registration process.
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with recipients of Congressional Awards, constituents Trevor Jackson of Bowie and Ian McClain of Huntingtown. The Congressional Award program honors the accomplishments of young Americans throughout the country. The program is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds and participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals by setting and accomplishing goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Both Trevor and Ian were Bronze Medalists. Trevor is a junior at DeMatha Catholic High School and Ian is a first year student at the University of Maryland, College Park.
“I congratulate Trevor and Ian on being awarded with Bronze Congressional Award Medals in recognition of their service in the Fifth District and commitment to personal development and wellness,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “Not only did they dedicate time to improving their communities through volunteer work, but they also focused on increasing their participation in physical fitness, developing new interests and skills, and immersing themselves in a new experience through expedition and exploration. I commend Trevor and Ian, and I thank the Congressional Award program for their commitment to recognizing the contributions of so many well-rounded young people in Maryland and across the country.”