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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.

Bennett Blazers Win Tier III National Sled Championship!

Great job, Blazers!

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2022 Southeastern District Girls Player Development Tryout Registration

The 2022 Southeastern District Player Development Tryouts will be held the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2022. The event will be hosted by State Amateur Hockey of Florida (SAHOF). The host rink will be Advent Health Center Ice in Wesley, Chapel, FL.

This tryout will be for girls with birth years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 ONLY. Players will be selected for the following player development camps.

Eastern Select 14 Camp held in Manchester, NH

  • June 26–30, 2022
  • Birth year 2008 only

Multi-District Camp held in Bowling Green, OH 

  • July 31 – August 5, 2022
  • Birth years 2005–2008

Multi District Goalie Camp held in Bowling Green, OH

  • July 31 – August 5, 2022
  • Birth years 2005-2008

USA Hockey 15 Player Development Camp held in St. Cloud, MN 

  • July 8–13, 2022 
  • Birth year 2007 only

USA Hockey 16/17 Player Development Camp held in St. Cloud, MN 

  • June 25 - July 1, 2022
  • Birth years 2005-2006

USA Hockey Under-18 Select Player Development Camp held in St. Cloud, MN

  • July 15 - 21, 2022
  • Birth years 2005-2007

The registration link will go live on March 15 at 6:00 PM and will close as soon as 40 girls per birth year is reached or April 20, 2022 (whichever comes first). We are still following modified COVID policies.

No walk-ins will be accepted. All players must pre-register. Registration will close when 40 girls have signed up in each birth year or by April 22, 2022 whichever comes first. No exceptions.

Registration fees are $225. This fee is non-refundable. Fees may be applied to a future year.

Local Player Selected for Blake Bolden's Mentorship Program

Darby Anderson-Cooper, who attends the Academy of the Holy Cross, was one of only 25 girls selected to participate in this mentorship program. She plays hockey for her school and also joined Montgomery's Bronze program. The Bronze program was designed for girls new to the sport and prepares them to be ready to join competitive teams. As anyone who has played the sport knows, acquiring the skills to play hockey is not easy. Blake's mentorship program will provide support and encouragement to Darby and the other girls in their journey to master the world's greatest sport!

Read about Darby and Blake's mentorship program: a must read! 

Listen to Blake talk about the program.

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.

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.