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Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.

The Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) is the governing body of all amateur hockey within D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and is one of four Affiliates that make up the Southeastern District of USA Hockey. The goal of PVAHA is to encourage, foster and promote the development and growth of the sport of ice hockey within D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. PVAHA is committed to the Core Values of USA Hockey:

  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Integrity
  • Pursuit of Excellence at the Individual, Team and Organizational Levels
  • Enjoyment
  • Loyalty, and
  • Teamwork

PVAHA is committed to fostering a welcoming environment through a diverse, equitable and inclusive game. We believe that all hockey programs in our Affiliate should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for all participants, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion and mental or physical disability. We believe that all our players, coaches and volunteers in our hockey community deserve respect.


Girls 8U and 10U Jamboree | December 4–5, 2021

On December 4 and 5, the PVAHA hosted 6 girls' Jamborees. We held 8U and 10U sessions at 3 locations: Rockville Ice Arena, SkateQuest Reston and Tucker Road Ice Rink. 173 girls had a great time playing small ice games. For many of these girls, this was their first girls’ only hockey experience. We had guest appearances by the Capitals’ Slapshot and the Maryland Black Bears' mascot Bruno.

As evidenced by the photos and videos, it appears that a good time was had by all.

Rockville Jamboree

Rockville Jamboree


Reston Jamboree


Tucker Road Jamboree


Posters Available for Clubs/Rinks

PVAHA will have available 11x17 posters for interested member clubs and rinks to use as visual reminders. Some rinks are planning on mounting these to the inside of locker room doors. Others may want to place them on the glass at the rink doors.

They will be available at no charge for reasonable orders as sticky-backed vinyl as well as 3mm PVC. Please click the link below to let us know what you need.

PVAHA Posters Please specify which version and substrate.


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USA Hockey/PVAHA Roster Requirements

All Rosters:

  • Coaches and Managers require SafeSport and a aackground screen prior to roster approval.
  • Coaches must have successfully completed the correct Age Appropriate Module prior to being approved and added to the roster. They have until December 31 to complete a coaching clinic if required.

All Tier I, Tier II, Travel and Invitational Tournament Rosters:

  • Date of birth and citizenship must be verified prior to approval.
  • A Manager must be identified on the roster. In the absence of a designated Manager, a Coach may be designated as a Coach/Manager.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens require a Transfer before they can be added to any roster.

Questions may be directed to Bob Otte or Beth Lenz. See contact info on the "Registration" tab on the left sidebar.