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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, travel teams play in the the CBHL, and our top teams also play in the EJEPL, a league made up of teams from the east coast and also other areas of the country.  The club also runs a spring hockey program to keep skills sharp for tryouts.


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Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund
BHC Travel and Recreational Players and Parents, Through the generous...
Summer Instructional/Future Bruins/Learn to Play Session
The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions! Who wants to learn...
Hockey Director
Bowie Hockey Club Program Director – Job Description The Hockey...
Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund

BHC Travel and Recreational Players and Parents,

Through the generous funding by the children of Rita and James Holding, Bowie Hockey Club is humbled to present the Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund.

After her passing, James Holding funded a scholarship for Bowie Hockey players in Rita's name. His funding provided numerous BHC players the opportunity to play the sport they love, even in the face the financial obstacles. Sadly, his family, the Bowie community, and Bowie Hockey Club now mourns his loss; James Holding passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Knowing their father's love for the game and his loyalty to the club where his boys played hockey, Sonny, Johnna, and Rocco Holding have chosen to continue his legacy of assisting others to play ice hockey at BHC.

Please read below for details on deadlines and eligibility requirements. Only players registered for the 2018-19 season will be considered. Please check your email for further details.


The Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund is generously provided by Johnna, Sonny, and Rocco Holding in honor of their parents, Rita and James Holding. Rita and James were hockey enthusiasts and Bowie Hockey Club loyalists. Their sons, Sonny and Rocco, played for years at BHC with their parents cheering them on from the stands. Rita was known for her enthusiastic cheers and her penny-filled milk jug noise-maker. James, on the other hand will be remembered for his quiet, yet kind, demeanor.
The Fund will be awarded to at least one Bowie Hockey Club player with demonstrated financial need. The player should display exemplary team leadership and outstanding sportsmanship both on and off the ice. The scholarship is in the amount of $500.00.

1) Applicant must be a registered Travel or Recreational Hockey player at the Bowie Hockey Club.
2) Applicant must submit an essay demonstrating financial need in addition to providing details regarding their past experiences as an exemplary team leader and outstanding sportsman.
3) Scholarship recipients may be any age and gender.
4) Recipients must, without exception, attend the Bowie Hockey Club Open House on September 22, 2018.

Application Deadline
Completed applications must be submitted online on or before August 31, 2018 to be considered. Late submissions will not be forwarded to the family for consideration. Interested parties may access the online application using the following link:  https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=152837&org=BOWIEHOCKEY.ORG

Recipient will be notified by email and/or phone on or before September 18, 2018.

by posted 08/13/2018
Summer Instructional/Future Bruins/Learn to Play Session

The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions! Who wants to learn to play hockey and have fun?

Bowie Hockey Club's Instructional/Future Bruin/Learn to Play Summer Session starts Sunday, July 8th at 10:30am-11:30am at the Bowie Ice Arena. Other dates (all Sundays) July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 from 10:30am-11:30am and last session August 19th 9:30am-11:30am (2 hours with last hour jamboree game format).

The Instructional/Future Bruin/Learn to Play Summer Session is designed primarily for players who want start playing ice hockey. Players aged 4-18 are welcome. This program emphasizes hockey skating skills and stick handling with an introduction to the game of hockey in the latter part of the program.

Loaner hockey gear is available, contact equipment@bowiehockey.org.

For more information: https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp…,

To register: http://bowiehockey.org/Registration/Default.asp…

Questions, contact Lori Jones @ lorimjones@comcast.net or 410-370-4521.

See you at the rink!

by posted 07/06/2018
Hockey Director

Bowie Hockey Club Program Director – Job Description
The Hockey Director will lead the development and implementation of a unified plan for BHC which will provide the basis to develop the appropriate skills and attitudes among our youth hockey players and coaches in order to prepare them to be competitive at all levels of play.

Primary Duties:

  1. Communicate long term vision and objectives for Hockey Program (Travel & House League).
  2. Communicate annual plan (toward achieving goals and objectives above).
  3. Facilitate and participate in the coach selection process (Travel & House League).
    1. Recruiting new coaches.
    2. Provideinput and approval on assistant    coaches (subject to final Board approval).
  4. Facilitate and participate in team selection and process.
    1. Work with the VP of Travel to schedule a successful tryout.
    2. Run all on-ice tryout activities.
    3. Work with the VP of House to schedule a successful assessment, where necessary.
  5. Facilitate and participate in coach development for the Hockey Program.
    1. Working with coaches on-ice to help develop a proper practice routine that incorporates
      1. Following ADM
      2. Cultivates better decision makers
      3. Keeps players engaged
    2. Working with coaches off-ice to help develop a proper off-ice training routine.
    3. Working with coaches in development of team management, to include guidelines for discipline and expectations.
    4. Implement ongoing education and training programs for coaches and conduct coaching meeting once a month for all head coaches to include.
      1. Teaching Systems
      2. Game Management
      3. Game Rules
  6. Facilitate and participate in player development for the Hockey Program.
    1. Work in tandem with Weekly Skills/Skating Clinics coaches. (Power Skating, Goalie, …)
    2. Planning and Implementing Spring Hockey Skills/Skating Clinics
    3. Planning and Implementing the Rising Squirt Clinics
    4. Planning and Implementing the Checking Clinics
  7. Ensure that BHC is promoting age-appropriate skill development at all levels within the Hockey program.
  8. Convey ice needs to the scheduler to assist in assignment of all ice times across all teams and levels within Hockey Program.
  9. Be primary conduit between the Hockey Program and the BHC Board of Directors (and attend monthly board meetings).
  10. Planning and Implementing Learn to Play
  11. Oversee games when necessary, for evaluation of players and coaches
  12. Involved in Disciplinary Review Board and process.
  13. Conduct postseason coaching evaluations.

The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials:

  1. 5 years coaching experience with at least 2 years at high school level or above;
  2. Prior record of organizational responsibility (i.e. youth sports organization or business experience);
  3. Established, well-respected presence and contacts within the Metro-Area area hockey community.

At a minimum, the candidate must exhibit the following qualities:

  • Experienced hockey individual;
  • Travel youth hockey head coaching experience
  • USAH CEP level 3 or higher
  • USAH safeSport Certified
  • USA Hockey Background Screened
  • Recommended to have all age appropriate modules for USA Hockey;
  • Demonstrated commitment to sport;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Efficient planner with follow-through;
  • Patience to achieve long term goals.


The Hockey Directory will have a paid annual salary and travel expenses. The contract will go into effect on May 1 of the current year and end on April 30 of the following year. All interested applicants please send resume to .


by posted 05/07/2018
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