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Recreational CCHL

PIEDMONT HOCKEY CLUB 2021-2022 FALL/WINTER REC/CCHL

2021-2022 Piedmont Hockey Club CCHL

10U, 12U, 14U, 18U 

Teams of the Piedmont Hockey Club’s 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U Rec/CCHL age groups are participating members in the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL).  Together with equivalent teams from 16 other area hockey clubs, our teams will play and compete at the 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U levels in the CCHL throughout the 2021-2022 season, inclusive of the end-of-season Joe Loschiavo Memorial Cup tournament. 

The CCHL is a competitive league at a level consistent with house and recreational- level hockey programs.  Although the CCHL did not operate during the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCHL plans to resume normal operations for the 2021-2022 season.

The CCHL is sanctioned by USA Hockey; a member of the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) and an affiliate within the Southeastern District of USA Hockey.  CCHL objectives are to provide an opportunity for young men and women to participate in an organized and competitive environment; to foster player development; and provide opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. The league currently consists of seventeen (17) clubs located throughout Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. The CCHL is a league for house/recreational level players; male players rostered on Tier I or Tier II Travel Teams may not play in the CCHL. Skaters from Middle School and High School JV and Varsity teams may participate if they are not also playing Travel Hockey.  

The Piedmont Hockey Club’s Rec/CCHL Division’s 2021-2022 regular season will run from September 7th 2021 through February 20 2022; the season-ending CCHL-wide Joe Loschiavo tournament will follow.  All participating players must be 2021-2022 USA Hockey members and of the age ranges specific to the 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U categories.   Note:  The 16U age group is contained within the 18U age group.  USA Hockey age groups for the 2021-2022 season are comprised of the following Birth Years:

10U (Birth Years 2011-2012)

12U (Birth Years 2009-2010)

14U (Birth Years 2007-2008)

18U (Birth Years 2003-2006)

Holiday “No-skate dates:

November 25-28, 2021

December 20, 2021-January 2, 2022

Full hockey gear is mandatory, including mouthguards. Neck protection is encouraged, but not mandatory. It is our intent, commensurate with final registration totals, to field a minimum of two teams in each of the four age categories.  Teams will consist of a minimum of 10 skaters and a goalie to a maximum of 18 skaters and 2 goalies.  Teams in each age category will be equivalent in skill mix; there will be no A and B teams. For team uniformity each player must have personalized home and away Rec/CCHL game jerseys and a set of hockey socks.  The cost of these items (approximately $145 total) is not included in the registration fee.  At registration, players/parents will be contacted and asked to select individual jersey numbers.  Players with existing select/tournament jersey numbers will retain these numbers; new players will choose numbers not currently in use.  NOTE:  PHC CCHL jerseys are not the same as PHC Travel Program jerseys.

Following a period of player assessments and team-forming, team practices, and a pre-season scrimmage or two, it is estimated that CCHL League play will commence on/about October 18th. There is a 6-game home and 6-game away league seasonal per-team minimum; up to two additional non-league home games may be scheduled by each PHC team.  League schedules should be developed and published in late September.

Expect that during seasonal play one team of each age group will play at home and one team play away on any given Sunday.

14U and 18U age levels will play checking hockey; 10U and 12U age levels are non-checking.  Checking instruction/clinic will be provided during practices prior to the start of league play.  On-ice game officials are members of the Southeast Hockey Officials Association and are USA Hockey affiliated and certified.

Complete information on the CCHL, including rules and bylaws, is contained on its website:   www.capitalcorridorhl.org

NOTE: All players and goalies of Birth Year 2004 or earlier must complete USA Hockey SafeSport training prior to being rostered on a team.

Goalie Training

Rec/CCHL Goalies who are registered prior to the Travel Goalie Clinics scheduled for 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 and Mini-Camps scheduled for 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, and 12/31 may attend them without charge.  Additionally, registered Rec/CCHL goalies will each receive a $500 credit toward training with Paddle Down Goaltending.  Goalies will also receive a $250 discount.

Fees

Fees:  All fees quoted herein are inclusive of CCHL league fees and a per-team end-of-season tournament fee.  Fees do not account for jerseys and socks or for any personal costs incurred while travelling to/from CCHL hockey venues.  Overnight travel for regular season away games is not anticipated but cannot be ruled out.

10U, 12U, 14U (8 home games, 6 away games, End-of-Season Tournament, 22 practice weeks, 2 practices/week)   $1,795 by 7/31, $1,895 after

18U (8 home games, 6 away games, End-of-Season Tournament, 22 practice weeks,1 practice/week)   $1,595 by 7/31, $1,695 after

Season fee may be paid in full, or 50% at registration, 25% on 10/1, and 25% on 11/15.

PHC CCHL Division Practice Schedules:  CCHL 10U, 12U and 14U teams will each have two weekly practice ice slots, shared with the other team in the same age group.

CCHL Teams practice days/times are planned to be as follows:

Tuesday:        10U (5:10-6:20pm)

            12U (6:00-7:10pm)

            14U (8:00-9:10pm)

Thursday:       18U (8:30-9:40pm) 

Saturday:        10U (7:10-8:30am)

            12U (8:40-10:00am)

            14U (10:10–11:30am)

NOTE:  All teams will have 22 weeks with practice times.   Major youth hockey travel tournaments or other events may affect ice availability on specific weekends, which could require alteration of the practice schedule. Teams will be notified of adjusted practice times at least one week prior.

All teams will have also a practice session during the week prior to their Joe Loschiavo tournament participation.

The planned Days/Times listed for age categories are subject to modifications as warranted by playing conditions or/and by player age and skill levels at the discretion of the Executive Director.

PHC CCHL Divisional Home/Away games.

PHC CCHL regular season league games will be played against CCHL Southern Division teams.    PHC CCHL teams are expected to take maximum advantage of “non-league” games that may become available with CCHL Northern or Southern Division teams as well as games with non-CCHL opponents.

As a “weekend league”, CCHL league games are scheduled for play primarily on Sundays.  On occasions necessitated by ice availability limitations, games may be scheduled on Saturdays. No game may begin before 6:00am.  Rarely, CCHL games may be scheduled on weekday nights; weeknight games may begin not before 6:00pm and not after 10:00pm.

Home games:  PHC regular season CCHL home ice times will occur at the Haymarket Iceplex on Sundays.  Game time slots for Sunday games are reserved beginning at 7:00am. Should visiting team travel schedules preclude use of the regularly scheduled time slots alternate ice times may be made available.

Away games:  Away games will be scheduled at times commensurate with availability of ice times for the home team at the individual venues.  As mentioned above, no game may begin before 6:00am.

PHC Rec/CCHL Participation in Non-CCHL Tournaments

Age-division coaches who wish to develop tournament/select teams with PHC-registered players to compete in skill-level specific (A, B, C) non-league activity may do so on a voluntary pay-as-you-go basis.  The PHC Rec/CCHL director will assist in coordination of and approve these endeavors on an individual basis.  Non-league initiatives may not interfere with league activity

In sanctioned tournaments where Piedmont Hockey Club teams are competing, Piedmont Hockey Club registered players may participate in tournaments only as members of a Piedmont Hockey Club-sponsored team.

Coaches, Managers and Off-Ice Assistants

The Piedmont Hockey Club is actively seeking on-ice coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, volunteers (timekeepers, scorekeepers, penalty box and locker room monitors) for each age group in our Rec/CCHL division.  Team coaches and assistants must be fully USA Hockey certified prior to being rostered as coaches.  Coaches, Team Managers, and Monitors must be USA Hockey members with a background screening and have completed SAFESPORT training (SAFESPORT refresher training is required every season)

You need not have played AAA-level hockey to be a good hockey coach; knowledge of the sport, an ability to skate, dedication and perseverance are the foundation to build on.  For information about any of the positions please contact Coach Leo Mullin  Rec/CCHL Hockey Director.  His email is coachleo43@gmail.com

 

Coach Leo Mullin

House/Rec/CCHL Director

Brian Patterson

18U CCHL Senior Coach

Jon Erickson

14U CCHL Senior Coach

Nichole Ahlstrom

CCHL Administrator

The Piedmont Hockey Club relies on the volunteer efforts of parent coaches.  Please submit the coaching application below and be a part of our team.

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