Travel Hockey 8U-18U

The Tri-City Eagles travel program is a USA Hockey Tier II program planning to field up to 15 co-ed travel teams from the 8U through the 18U age levels for the 2019-20 season. All teams play in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League ( with home games played at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland.


2019-20 age classifications are listed to the right on this page. Players with birth years from 2001-2010 are eligible for one of the 10U-18U travel teams. Players birth year 2011 and younger are eligible for one of our 8U travel teams.


Once tryouts are complete and teams are formed in early May, travel teams may play a few non-league games prior to the start of the season. Season practices officially begin in mid-August and league play at the start of October. For most teams the season is complete by early to mid-March once CBHL playoffs are complete.


All Tri-City teams play their home games on Saturday and Sunday at The Gardens Ice House. All other travel is based upon where the competitors in each division are located and where tournaments are chosen to be played.


Team practices will begin mid-August and continue through early March. All teams will practice at The Gardens Ice House twice per week. Skills clinics are available at no additional cost throughout the season. All practices are considered mandatory.


Game counts will be finalized once the CBHL schedule has been formed. We expect our teams to play 30-50 games in total. Attendance for all games is considered mandatory. Failure to attend games can result in reduced ice time in future games. Advance notice of games that will be missed is required. Tournament options are provided by the club to the team. Typically there are 3-5 tournaments (depending on the age group) with at least one played locally. Additional tournaments and other team activities may be planned and added throughout the year based on a majority vote among the team parents. Tournament costs are shared among the entire team regardless of attendance.


Tri-City travel teams have a uniform consisting of a home and away jersey, a pants shell and one pair of socks. Tri-City warm-ups and bags are also required for each player. New to Tri-City players are given a bag their first season with the club. White helmets are encouraged, but not required. Jersey numbers from 1-98 are chosen by the player based upon seniority and ensuring no duplication among age levels above and below. Available numbers will be communicated to the player at the time of his/her choosing. Tri-City does not believe in player names being placed on jerseys. This is a club tradition built upon the game being a team effort.

Additional Costs

Please visit the Parent Resource page of our website to review the document "Travel Costs" detailing our costs at each age level.

2019-20 8U-18U Travel

If you are interested in a supplemental tryout please contact Russell Smith to inquire about open spots at your players age level -

2019-20 Coaching Staff

Hockey Director – Russell Smith 

8U Blue - Rob Clark

8U Gold - TBD

10U Blue – Matt McLaughlin

10U Gold - Ed Wefelmeyer

12U Blue – Kevin Klimczak

12U Gold - Andy Calandro

14U Blue - Brent Lehmkuhl

14U Gold – Mike Vaccaro

14U Red - Clark Mowrey

16U Blue – Russell Smith*

16U Gold – Dave Summers

18U Blue – Kellen Henderson

18U Gold - Mike Pleszkoch

* Subject to change pending a qualified replacement.

2019-20 Age Classifications

8U: 2011 and younger

10U: 2009 - 2010

12U: 2007 - 2008

14U: 2005 - 2006

16U: 2003 - 2004

18U: 2001 - 2002