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Bowie Hockey Club has been providing quality hockey instruction for over 40 years.  

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Dave Perry Powerskating/Skills Clinics for Bowie
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2015-16 CBHL Travel Coaches
Bowie Hockey Club is pleased to announce it's 2015-16 CBHL...
Travel Team Tryouts for the 2015-16 season - April 25-30
All,   Please take a look at the tryout tips one last...
Travel Tryout Tips/FAQ

Greetings BHC Parents and Players,


Travel Tryouts begin one week from today. We acknowledge that this can be a very stressful time for many and, with this in mind, we'd like to give you a few tips and answer a few Frequently Asked Questions to help set your minds at ease.


Tips for Players:

  1. Get a good night's sleep prior to tryouts. Additionally, eat a healthy meal and don't forget to hydrate before and during your tryouts. Check and double-check your bag before leaving home to ensure you have everything you need.

  2. Players must sign themselves in at the check-in table when you enter the rink through the hockey players' entrance. Give your name at the check-in table and you will be provided with a helmet pinny that you must wear throughout tryouts.  No helmet pinnies will be issued to parents.  Pinnies are to be returned after each tryout; we will have a bin for pinnes situated near the Meeting Rooms.
  3. Come to tryouts prepared to skate. When on the ice, execute each drill to the best of your ability. If you have questions about a drill, ask.  We want you to succeed.  Make an effort to skate hard and try your best!
  4. Be positive and have fun! Regardless of the outcome, while you're on the ice, focus on having fun and doing your best. Remember that sportsmanship is important too.


Tips for Parents:

  1. We will have a very brief meeting at the start of your child’s first tryout session during which the head coach(es) for the age division will discuss their goals and expectations for the season.

  2. To minimize your child's stress level, take a seat in the lobby or on the bleachers, away from the evaluators. Please refrain from coaching them from the sidelines. Remember, this is a stressful time for many players. Allow your son or daughter to focus on the coaches and drills and give them a pat on the back for a job well done when they come off the ice.

  3. If, at any time during or after the tryouts, you would like to discuss the process, please email Joshua Zive, Parent Ombudsman, at BowieHockeyParents@gmail.com. Josh will forward all questions and concerns to the appropriate party and will get back in touch with you with answers/resolutions. Please do not attempt to raise questions with the coaches or evaluators during the tryouts as their primary focus should be on the players.

  4. Please ensure your registration fee/tryout fee of $450 is paid in full. Players will not be given a helmet pinny or allowed on the ice until any balance is paid.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How will I know if my child has been rostered on a travel team?

    • All players who are selected for a travel team will be contacted by the team head coach by email or phone no later than 48 hours after all tryouts for all ages have concluded. Teams will be posted on the website after all players on all teams have been contacted.

  2. What are our options within the Bowie Hockey Club if my child is not placed on a team?

    • Bowie Hockey Club has a thriving and successful Recreational Hockey program. If desired, you may register your player for Recreational Hockey where they will continue to learn game concepts, skills, and individual techniques. Recreational players are encouraged to attend all Monday skills sessions as well as their individual weekly practices.

  3. Will my child automatically be registered for the Recreational program if they are not chosen for a travel team?

    • No, parents must register their children for the Rec program starting on May 1 for returning BHC members and on June 1 for new BHC members. 

  4. My child has only played Spring Hockey at Bowie; (s)he has never played for BHC during the regular season. Does that mean, if my child is not rostered for a travel team, I must wait until June 1 to register them for the BHC Recreational Hockey?

    • No, if your child has previously registered for a BHC program, regardless of whether it is Instructional, Spring, or regular-season hockey, they are eligible to register for Rec hockey beginning on May 1.

  5. Who is evaluating my child's performance during tryouts?

    • BHC will be using an evaluation committee that will include the coaches of each division as well as independent, non-parent, non-member evaluators.  Our independent volunteers have a wealth of experience including professional, Division I college, Junior and youth playing and coaching experience.

  6. My child is only trying out for the top level team in his/her division. What should I do to ensure the Club Head Coach and VP of Travel are aware of this?

    • A player/parent should notify the Club Head Coach, Billy Palmer, or the VP of Travel, Larry Robinson, prior to the first tryout session, that (s)he is only trying out for the top travel team in their age group. If the player is not placed on that travel team during tryouts, (s)he will not be placed on any other team. These cuts may occur at any time following the first tryout session.



Payments and Refunds:


Tryout Fee Schedule

  • Due at Registration: $450

    • Non-refundable tryout fee: $50 (this is not included in the season fees)

    • Pre-registration fee: $400, due upon registration for a travel team tryout, will be credited to the account of the player and used for fees for the season


Travel Season Fee Information

  • Full payment is due by October 1. Players are not allowed on the ice after this date if there is an outstanding balance on their account

  • Payments may be made via the BHC website or by check

  • Teams that play in the EJEPL league will have an additional charge of $125 per player

  • Included in the fees are approximately 48 practices, 15 home game slots, skills sessions, referee costs, 2 club-wide tournaments (3 for teams that play in the EJEPL), and certain other club expenses

  • Fees and items included are based on 16 players per team

  • Not included in the fees are costs associated with travel for games and tournaments, fees for any additional tournaments individual teams may choose to enter, as well as costs for jerseys and warm-ups, etc.


Travel Fee Schedule (including non-refundable tryout fee) -

  • Mite  $1,150

  • Squirt  $1,900

  • PeeWee  $1,900

  • U16  $1,900

  • U18  $1,900


Tryout Refund Policy

  • Players may withdraw from tryouts at any time after registration until the final tryout with a fee of $50 plus an ice time fee of $50.

  • If a player who has been chosen for a travel team decides not to register for said team, $200 of the pre-registration fee is forfeited in addition to the $50 tryout fee.

  • For players who are not chosen for a Travel team, those who register for Recreational hockey will have their $400 Registration fee applied to their balance. Those who choose not to register for BHC’s Recreational Hockey program will receive a $400 refund.


Parents and Players, we hope this information has been useful. Please contact Joshua Zive, Parent Ombudsman, with any additional questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!


Good luck from the Board, Club Head Coach, Team Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches

by posted 04/18/2015
Dave Perry Powerskating/Skills Clinics for Bowie

I am happy to announce that Dave Perry will be running approximately fifteen powerskating/skills clinics on Monday nights during the upcoming season for our teams.  As most of you know, Dave is an accomplished skating instructor and we are excited that he will be working with our players next season to improve their skating and skills.  Welcome Dave!

by posted 04/15/2015
2015-16 CBHL Travel Coaches

Bowie Hockey Club is pleased to announce it's 2015-16 CBHL Travel Coaches.


Mite Select: Pat Brennan


Squirt 1: Bill Palmer

Squirt 2: Derek Rabold/Dave Quader


PeeWee 1: Clark Mowery

PeeWee 2: Kevin Richardson


Bantam 1: Bill Chapin

Bantam 2: Bill Schmidt


U16: Larry Robinson, Lee Robinson, Wes Travis


U18: TBD


Bowie Hockey Club may field additional teams, coaches will be announced during or after our try-outs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bill Palmer or Larry Robinson.

by posted 04/14/2015
Travel Team Tryouts for the 2015-16 season - April 25-30



Please take a look at the tryout tips one last time.  See you at the rink! starting tommorrow!


Mite (Players born in 2007 and 2008)

Saturday, April 25, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Sunday, April 26, 8:00am - 9:00am

Wednesday, April 29, 5:45pm - 6:45pm


Squirt (Players born in 2005 and 2006)

Saturday, April 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday, April 26, 9:00am - 10:00am

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Pee Wee (Players born in 2003 and 2004)

Sunday, April 26, 10:15am - 11:15am

Monday, April 27, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Bantam (Players born in 2001 and 2002)

Sunday, April 26, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, April 28, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Wednesday, April 29, 8:15pm - 9:15pm


Midget  (Players born in 1997 through 2000)

Saturday, April 25, 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Sunday, April 26, 12:45pm  - 1:45pm

Monday, April 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Call-back/Extra Date

Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

If you have any questions please direct them to Larry Robinson, VP/Travel for the club.

by posted 03/13/2015
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