Bowie Hockey Club has been providing quality hockey instruction for over 40 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 our player's skills sharp for tryouts.
Pee Wee Black finished the EJEPL regular season at 11-5, and Pee Wee Gold finished at 11-4-1, congratulations to the teams.
Bowie and GDI Southeast will partner again this spring. Jay Chrapala, the Regional Manager for GDI Southeast will be working with our goalies again this year.
Retiring from competitive professional play in 2007, Jay joined GDI Southeast the following season. As an aspiring Canadian amateur, he was drafted in 1999 by the Mississauga Ice Dogs into the OHL, playing primarily in the OJHL. He graduated from NCAA Division 3 ECAC West Manhattanville College, leading them to their first ever Conference title in 2003, setting numerous goaltending records along the way. Jay then went on to play professionally in the ECHL, SPHL, and Europe.
What makes Jay unique compared to ALL other goalie coaches however, is his physiological expertise. Jay is certified by the NSPA as a personal trainer and is also CPR and AED certified. He has consulted for Pioneer Corporate Health, 368 Fitness, and now is an official Strength & Conditioning Coach for Launch Sport Performance.
Jay has been very successful due to his unique style, energy, challenging drills, and the ability to communicate and motivate the top goaltenders in our family.
The Bowie Hockey Club will be running a Spring Hockey program again in 2016. We had a successful year last year and hope to build on it. We also want to be responsive to your needs and also keep the program fees reasonable. Our Spring Hockey program will only cost $150 this year but will include powerskating, skills sessions, goalie instruction, half-ice games and more. We have decided to pare back a little this year and have a three-week spring program.
We will use the spring hockey program as a run-up to travel tryouts and give players a chance to improve their skills, skating, and team concepts. It will also give travel and rec coaches a chance to work with players and get to know them a little better before travel tryouts.
The projected spring dates based on ice and coach availability and are: