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Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.


The Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association is an Affiliate of the Southeastern District of USA Hockey.

The Affiliate is the governing body of all amateur hockey within the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland and Virginia.


Coach/Volunteer Screening (Updated 7.17.14)

The link to submit your screening application has been restored. All screenings performed in 2012 have been removed from the screening database. All coaches and managers must be screened prior to rosters being approved for the coming season. 

PVAHA Election Results

Congratulations to Debbie Moon, Paul Duquette, Brad Surdam and Mike Mulligan on their election/re-election to the PVAHA Board of Directors! Each will serve a 3 year term.


Try Hockey for Free Weekends

Try Hockey For Free Days will be Saturday, November 8, 2014, as part 
of Come Play Hockey Month and Saturday, February 21, 2015, as part of 
Hockey Weekend Across America.

Marshall Stevenson, Jr. - 2014 Adult Member of the Year

It’s possible that no one has helped create more opportunities for American men and women to play competitive college hockey than Marshall Stevenson, Jr., a founding father of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Formerly a coach at Towson (Md.) University, Stevenson joined the ACHA board of directors in 1994. He ascended to his current role as ACHA president in 2004, overseeing an expansion from 15 teams nationwide to more than 430. Today’s ACHA includes three men’s divisions and two women’s divisions, giving thousands of student-athletes a competitive hockey opportunity to complement their studies. In recognition for his tireless efforts and leadership, Stevenson was named recipient of the ACHA’s Don Spencer Award for outstanding service in 2009. A 1966 graduate of the University of Vermont, Stevenson also serves as the ACHA’s representative on the American Hockey Coaches Association board of governors. Stevenson, who played forward, was a major part of re-launching varsity hockey at Vermont in 1963-64 after a 12-season absence. 

The Adult Member of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions during many years of service to the ice hockey community as an adult player and/or volunteer.


Chris Dernetz

It is with great sadness that I must report that Chris Dernetz has passed away.  Chris died while on vacation in Hawaii.  

Chris was on the Affiliate Board of Directors and was the Affiliate Treasurer.  He served as the Affiliate Background Screening Coordinator.  He was also active with the Baltimore Area Special Hockey Association and the USA Warriors Hockey Program.  

Chris will be missed by his many friends in USA Hockey.

John Coleman 


USAH 2013 Chet Stewart Award


Kevin Upton

Kevin Upton
 

Kevin Upton has been associated with USA Hockey for more than 35 years as a coach, administrator, on-ice official and supervisor throughout Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. As an administrator in the 1970s, Upton established the Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association, was a co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Youth Hockey League and organized the first local officials association in Virginia. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where he concentrated on officiating and was eventually elected president of the Southeastern Hockey Officials Association in 1989.  Several of his programs and policies are still in effect today. Upton worked as an on-ice official for numerous USA Hockey district and regional championships and has been a supervisor of officials for six national championships. He is noted for implementing a culture of integrity and accountability among officials that resonates from his career in the military, from which he retired a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.

The Chet Steward Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the USA Hockey Officiating Education Program during many years of service to the hockey community as an official or volunteer.


Kevin Upton receiving the USA Hockey Chet Stewart Award from Southeastern District Referee in Chief Jim Dewhirst and Dave LaBuda

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