USA Hockey Registration is a two part process. First the player or coach must register with USA Hockey and obtain a confirmation number Next, that player or coach needs to present that confirmation to an Association Registrar so that the Association may claim that player or coach to that Association. The Association then creates teams consisting of those players and coaches. Those teams are USA Hockey registered teams.
USA Hockey registered teams may only play other USA Hockey registered teams. Any USA Hockey team that wishes to play a non-USA Hockey registered team (for example National Federation High School or Prep school) must submit a request for Special Event Sanction to their District Associate Registrar before any game is played.
Bob Otte for Maryland and DC
Beth Lenz for Virginia