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

We have a wide range of programs, from instructional hockey for the very beginner to competitive travel teams.       
 
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Photos Are Posted on Autumn Lights Website
10/31/2014
Parents and Players, Team and Individual photographs for those...
Try Hockey for Free Day
10/29/2014
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE! On November 8, 2014, Bowie Hockey Club will...
Special Thanks to our Hocktoberfest Sponsors and Donors
10/20/2014
BOWIE HOCKEY CLUB THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   Sincere...
USAH Rule 411 Progressive Suspension
08/15/2014
Bowie Hockey Members, As you may be aware, USAH is implementing...
So Your Kid Wants to Play Ice Hockey - Where Do You Start?
04/11/2014
Make sure they like to skate, because as a hockey player they are...
 
Photos Are Posted on Autumn Lights Website

Parents and Players,

Team and Individual photographs for those teams that have completed their photo sessions have been posted to the Autumn Lights Studios website. Please cut and paste the link below into your browser to view and, if you desire, purchase photographs.

http://autumnlightsstudios.smugmug.com/Bowie-Hockey-Club-Portraits-20

For teams who have not yet had your photo sessions, your sessions will be scheduled shortly. Once scheduled, we will email you with specifics. 

 

Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Halloween! 

 


by posted 10/31/2014
Try Hockey for Free Day

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE!

On November 8, 2014, Bowie Hockey Club will host a Try Hockey for Free Day. Kids, aged 4-9, are invited to come to the Bowie Ice Arena to try youth hockey as part of the USA Hockey Come Play Hockey Month. Participants do not need previous skating or hockey experience.  

Bowie Hockey Club will have limited equipment and skates available for use. BHC Coaches and players will be volunteering their time to assist the children on and off the ice.

BHC Members are encouraged to invite friends and family with children of the appropriate age who would like to try hockey to come join the event.

Participants should arrive at 4:15pm for registration and check-in. Volunteers will help with equipment and skates so that the participants are ready to hit the ice at 4:50pm. On-ice events will last until 6:30pm.

Please spread the word regarding this great opportunity!

 

To register for BHC's Try Hockey for Free Day or to find more information, please go to: http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/ and search Zip Code 20716.

 

 


by posted 10/29/2014
Special Thanks to our Hocktoberfest Sponsors and Donors

BOWIE HOCKEY CLUB

THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Sincere Thanks to the Following Companies/Individuals

for Your Generous Donations to Hocktoberfest:


Alexandra and Gregg Kelly of Oxford Government Consulting

Dr. Mark Golden of Veterinary Housecall Service

Lori and Kevan Jones of  J and R Business Care, Inc.

Anonymous Donor of Nags Head Vacation Home

Amy and Kevin Richardson of Crofton Bowling Centre

Washington Capitals

Walt Disney Company/ESPN

Washington Nationals

Whitetail Resort

Liberty Mountain Resort

Chesapeake Grille

Bowie Baysox

Craig Leydig

Deborah and Jason Gresty

Sarah and Joshua Davia-Zive

Jack Floyd

Joe Loschiavo

Cynthia and Don Urgo

Pete Cipolla

 Mary and Ron Potter
 

Special Thanks to our Guest Dealer:

Craig “Locker” Laughlin

 

Thank you to the participants of the Shoot/Save-a-Thon:

 

Hunter Davia-Zive     

Ryan Conover

Hunter McNamee

Matt Robinson

Justin Robinson

Elizabeth Jones

 

 

 


by posted 10/20/2014
USAH Rule 411 Progressive Suspension

Bowie Hockey Members,

As you may be aware, USAH is implementing Rule 411 which governs major penalties and their consequences.  The Club will take this rule seriously and follow the USAH guidelines.  If you have any questions please talk with your coach.  All penalties can be found in the USAH Rulebook in section four here.

USAH Rule 411 | Progressive Suspensions

USA Hockey is committed to providing a safe and fair environment for all participants. While the vast majority of players participate within the rules and respect the game and their opponents, USA Hockey recognizes the need to hold those players and coaches deemed to be repeat offenders accountable for their actions. Beginning with the 2014-15 playing season, the Progressive Suspensions rule will take affect nationally.

  1. Any player who receives their third major penalty during the same season for any combination of aggressive infractions listed below shall receive an additional three-game suspension. For any player who receives their fourth major penalty in this category, the player shall receive an additional five-game suspension. Any player who receives their fifth major penalty in this category during the same season shall be suspended until a hearing is conducted by the proper authorities (USA Hockey Affiliate). These designated game suspensions shall be in addition to any other suspensions imposed through the official playing rules. The aggressive infractions that fit into this category are in section six here:
  • Rule 603 Boarding 
  • Rule 604 Body Checking (Body Contact categories)
  • Rule 606 Butt-Ending
  • Rule 607 Charging
  • Rule 608 Checking From Behind
  • Rule 609 Cross-Checking
  • Rule 611 Elbowing
  • Rule 619 Head-Butting
  • Rule 620 Head Contact
  • Rule 621 High Stick
  • Rule 627 Kicking
  • Rule 628 Kneeing
  • Rule 634 Slashing
  • Rule 635 Spearing
  • Rule 639 Tripping/Clipping/Leg Checking
  • Rule 640 Unnecessary Roughness (Roughing)

A separate progressive suspension rule for Fighting is covered under Rule 615(f) Fighting.

(b) Any team that receives three major penalties in the same game shall have its Head Coach suspended for the next game of that team. For any subsequent game where that team receives three or more major penalties in the same game, the Head Coach shall serve a three-game suspension. For a third game with three or more major penalties by the same team during the same season, the Head Coach shall be suspended indefinitely until a hearing has been conducted by the proper authorities (USA Hockey Affiliate).

The role of the Official is to enforce all playing rules at all times and they are expected to strictly enforce playing rules that fall under the aggressive infraction category. Players and coaches must be held accountable for dangerous actions and the onus is on them to teach and play the game within the rules. Officials are required to submit a game report immediately following the game for any major penalty falling in the aggressive infraction category, game misconduct or match penalty that is assessed.


by posted 08/15/2014
So Your Kid Wants to Play Ice Hockey - Where Do You Start?

Make sure they like to skate, because as a hockey player they are going to be doing lots of skating. The Bowie Ice Rink offers public sessions throughout the year. Bring your child and some of their friends to a couple of public sessions to see if they like skating, they might actually bump into some of the hockey players.

  1. Once your child has decided he wants to learn how to play hockey start them off with lessons at the Bowie Ice Rink. The Bowie Ice Rink offers many ISIA group lessons for all levels of skating including the Alpha/Beta programs. To see all of the programs offered by the Bowie Ice Rink go to the Bowie Ice Rink website.

Required Equipment

  1. Hockey Skates
  1. When your child has learned the basics of skating the Bowie Hockey Club offers the “Future Bruins Instructional” program. This program is designed primarily for players who want to start playing hockey. This program emphasizes hockey skating skills and stick handling with an introduction to the game of hockey. The Future Bruins program runs for 5 or 6 weeks throughout the year. For more information checkout the Future Bruins page on our website.

Full equipment is required for all participants, which can be loaned to you, (Contact the )

Required Equipment

  1. Helmet with face mask
  2. Shoulder pads
  3. Elbow Pads
  4. Hockey Gloves
  5. Shin Guards
  6. Hockey Pants
  7. Hockey Socks
  8. Hockey Stick
  9. Hockey Skates
  1. Now it’s time to join a league. The Bowie Hockey Club offer two levels Recreation, which plays in the Capital Corridor Hockey League and Travel, which plays in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League.
    1. Recreation runs from October through February. Most practices are held at the Bowie Ice rink and will be held once weekly. The teams will play approximately 18 games traveling no further than 1-hour from Bowie. For more information checkout the Recreation page on our website.
    2. Travel runs from September through February. Most practices are held at the Bowie Ice rink and will be held twice weekly. The teams will play approximately 20 games throughout the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia areas. For more information checkout the Travel page on our website.

by posted 04/11/2014
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