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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.

2018 PVAHA Player Development Selections

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Congratulations to the following 2003, 2002 and 2001 players on being selected to the Southeastern District Player Development Tryouts held at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC, Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13, 2018.

2003 Birth Year

Defense    Gold    1    Jackson Henry Lages
Defense    Gold    3    Owen Grainger
Defense    Gold    4    Jack Mowrey
Defense    Gold    6    Will Staring
Defense    Red    1    Daniel Tomashevsky
Defense    Red    2    Drew Tsakounis
Defense    Red    5    Troy Pratt
Defense    Red    6    Evan Orloff

Forward    Gold    7    Anthony Simons
Forward    Gold    8    Will Lawrence
Forward    Gold    9    Kyle Radimer
Forward    Gold    10    Dimitry Kebreau
Forward    Gold    11    Anderson Grennan 
Forward    Gold    12    Alexander Maner
Forward    Gold    14    Liam Gilmartin
Forward    Gold    15    Zachary Sedlacek
Forward    Gold    16    Owen    Zerega
Forward    Gold    17    Kelijah McElroy
Forward    Gold    18    Aidan Wiseman
Forward    Red    8    Connor Eady
Forward    Red    9    Maksim Watton
Forward    Red    10    Graydon Schweizer
Forward    Red    12    William Schaller
Forward    Red    13    Maxwell Morehead
Forward    Red    14    Matthew Brille
Forward    Red    16    Quinn Kennedy
Forward    Red    17    Ethan Ouyang
Forward    Red    18    Michael Urgo

Goalie    Black    59    Matthew Mccarey
Goalie    Black    62    Sam Blanton

2002 Birth Year

Defense    Grey    4    Matthew Danziger
Defense    Grey    6    Eric Charpentier
Defense    Purple    1    Roscoe Eade
Defense    Purple    2    Michael Greene
Defense    Purple    3    Sean Kilcullen
Defense    Purple    6    Scott Cremen

Forward    Grey    7    William Haigley
Forward    Grey    8    Connor Dubberly
Forward    Grey    9    John Sterling
Forward    Grey    10    Patrick Fitzgerald
Forward    Grey    11    Farrell Dinn
Forward    Grey    12    Jack Rose
Forward    Grey    15    Christopher Dorrer
Forward    Grey    17    Brendan Love
Forward    Grey    19    Domenic Gursham
Forward    Purple    7    Joseph Takacs
Forward    Purple    8    Avvi Tanasiyenko
Forward    Purple    9    Devin Oliver
Forward    Purple    11    Ethan Davidson
Forward    Purple    14    Will Magrath
Forward    Purple    16    Sean Jones
Forward    Purple    18    Andrew Zhang

Goalie    Black    64    Collin Berke
Goalie    Black    67    Lincoln Crosby

2001 Birth Year

Defense    Green    2    Colin Hogan
Defense    Green    3    Sam Rudnick
Defense    Green    4    Hunter Airey
Defense    Green    5    Kenneth Trinh
Defense    Maize    1    Stephen Thiessen
Defense    Maize    2    Malik Lansdown
Defense    Maize    4    Brandon Metheny
Defense    Maize    5    Christian Halbig

Forward    Green    7    Will Rosen
Forward    Green    8    Victor Musoke
Forward    Green    10    Michael Cosentino
Forward    Green    11    Christian Tschampel
Forward    Green    18    Blake Bracco
Forward    Maize    7    Ethan Privman
Forward    Maize    8    Harris Blackwood
Forward    Maize    10    Owen Morgan
Forward    Maize    11    Zachary Murray
Forward    Maize    15    William Robertson
Forward    Maize    18    Michael Kramer

Goalie    Black    71    Andrew Takacs
Goalie    Black    72    Connor Leslie


2004 Birth Year — Players will participate in the Southeastern District 14 & Under Camp held at Kent State University, July 22–27, 2018.

Defense    Blue    2    Casey Jones
Defense    Blue    3    Kareem Alazem
Defense    Blue    4    Dylan Chun
Defense    White    1    Brandon Chen
Defense    White    2    Jacob Hookman-Vassa
Defense    White    4    Max Marr

Forward    Blue    8    Cameron O’Neill
Forward    Blue    9    Dylan Thorn
Forward    Blue    11    Jeremy Wilson
Forward    Blue    12    Tyler Rothermund
Forward    Blue    13    Jason Horner
Forward    Blue    16    Jackson Choi
Forward    Blue    18    Alexander Tilton
Forward    White    7    Tyler Iles
Forward    White    8    Makai Tarjamo
Forward    White    10    Ervin Terwilliger
Forward    White    11    Micah Berger
Forward    White    15    Cormac McCarthy

Goalie    Black    53    John Spicer
Goalie    Black    56    Peter Sterling

180 PVAHA Girls, 90 in each session, joined USA Olympic Team for a Clinic on March 2nd.

From: Kristen Wright <>

Subject: Group Photos from Olympic Women's Team Clinic

Date: March 15, 2018 at 2:15:03 PM EDT

All – Thank you so much for participating in the Meet and Greet and On-Ice Girls Clinic at Kettler IcePlex earlier this month. Our Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey team enjoyed spending time with all of the participants and takes pride in encouraging more girls to love the sport of hockey! We wanted to share the two group photos with everyone. They are available at the Dropbox link below for you to download (these photos are for personal, non-commercial use only).



Kristen Wright | Manager, Girls‘ Player Development
1775 Bob Johnson Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80906 
(719) 538-1518 or (719) 576-USAH ext. 218 |


2018 Girls Player Development Tryouts

Tryouts for National and Multi District Camps for Summer 2018 will be held April 20-22, 2018 at the RDV Den in Maitland, FL (North Orlando).

Registration will be available in early February.

For more information, visit the Southeastern District Girls Player Development page.

Blind Hockey

2018 BVA Blind Hockey Weekend Feb 1ST-4TH

New Player Development Process Announced

Beginning this season (2017–2018) PVAHA will be restructuring the Affiliate player development tryout process.

Two Olympians Selected from PVAHA

Two players who grew up playing their youth hockey within the PVAHA have been selected to the US Women's and Men's Ice Hockey Teams.  Congratulations to Haley Skarupa and Garrett Roe and their families!

Haley Skarupa

Haley Skarupa is an American ice hockey player for Connecticut Whale and the American national team. She participated at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship. Wikipedia

Born: January 3, 1994 (age 23), Rockville, MD
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 141 lbs
NWHL team Former teams: Connecticut Whale; Boston College
Position: Forward

Garrett Roe

Garrett Roe is an American professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for EV Zug of the National League. He was selected 183rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Wikipedia

Born: February 22, 1988 (age 29), Vienna, VA
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 168 lbs
NL team Former teams: EV Zug; Adirondack Phantoms; EC Red Bull Salzburg; EHC München; Linköpings HC
NHL Draft: 183rd overall, 2008; Los Angeles Kings

Team Maryland U16 goalie Dominic Basse committes to Colorado College.

Chicago and Washington, D.C. Student-Athletes Build Character and Camaraderie Through Community Service Program in Nation’s Capital


DRW College Prep Girls’ Basketball Team to Fellowship With Georgetown Titans Hockey Team, Work in Community Garden in Food Desert and Tour Renowned City Landmarks

An enriching educational and character-building exposure outing will unite Chicago high school student-athletes from North Lawndale and elementary school-age student-athletes from Washington, D.C., as members of the girls’ varsity basketball team from DRW College Prep travel on Thursday, Oct. 5 on a life-changing, cross-cultural community service trip to meet and fellowship with youth on the Georgetown Titans hockey team.

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Chris Dernetz Disabled Hockey Grant

As you recall. Chris Dernetz passed away 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 was also an Associate Registrar for the Southeastern District some years ago.

The affiliate has created a new grant to honor Chris's involvement for Disabled Hockey. 2017-18 Application below.

John Crerar Hockey Development Grants

Organized amateur hockey in the Washington, D.C. area developed in large part through the perseverance and dedication of John Crerar.  John was one of the founders of the Cap Boys youth hockey program, served as the President and co-founder of the Capital Beltway Hockey League, was the President of the Southeastern Amateur Hockey Association, and served for many years as a Director of USA Hockey.  John passed away on October 14, 2006.  To honor John’s contribution to our hockey community the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association has established the John Crerar Hockey Development Grant Program. 

Tier II Peewee Districts

USA Hockey has added a 15-single birth year at the Tier 1 level to compete for a National Championship.  The Southeastern District, to stay compliant, has added the 15-single birth year affiliate playoff division.  This new playoff division has taken the place of the previously offered Tier 2 Pee Wee slots.

There is no longer a Pee Wee Tier 2 playoff during the Southeastern District Tournament.  This announcement was made at a previous CBHL meeting.   

USAH/PVAHA Roster Requirements

USA Hockey/PVAHA Roster Requirements.

 All Rosters:

Coaches and Managers require Safe Sport and a Background Screen prior to Roster Approval.

Coaches must have the correct Age Appropriate Module prior to Approval of the roster. They have until 12/31 to complete a 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 US Citizens require a Transfer before they can be added to any roster

Questions may be directed to Bob Otte or Beth Lenz

Coach/Volunteer Screening

ALL coaches must complete Safe Sport training and must have submitted a screening application BEFORE a roster can be approved.

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