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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.

PVAHA Elections

Ballots have been sent to Registrars. Registrars/Presidents (only 1) may submit Ballots no later than June 15th, 2014.

On to Nationals!

Congratulations to the following PVAHA teams that are advancing to USAH Nationals!

Tier I Girls 14U - The Washington Pride

Tier I Girls 16U - The Washington Pride

Tier I Girls 19U - The Washington Pride

Women's C - Chesapeake Bay Lightening

Tier II Youth Bantam - Howard Huskies - Ashburn Extreme

Tier II Youth Midget 16U - Howard Huskies - Northern Virginia Ice Dogs

Tier II Youth Midget 18U - Howard Huskies - Ashburn Extreme

What's Hot!

PVAHA 2014 Player Development Tryouts April 26th and 27th

Southeastern District Girls Player Development Tryout April 25 - 27, 2014
   Click link below to the Southeastern District Web Site and scroll down to find the Girls Player Development information.


Girls Player Development Information

Please scroll down to find info.

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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