Travel Hockey 8U

The Tri-City Eagles travel program is a USA Hockey Tier II program planning to field up to 3 co-ed travel teams at the 8U age level for the 2018-19 season. Teams play in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL.org) with home games played at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland.

Ages

Players with birth years 2010 and younger are eligible for one of the travel teams.

When

Once tryouts are complete and teams are formed in mid-August, travel teams may skate together prior to the start of the season. Season practices officially begin in September and league play at the start of October. The season is complete by early to mid-March.

Where

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.

Practices

All teams will practice at The Gardens Ice House twice per week. Skills clinics are available at no additional cost throughout the season.

Games

Game counts will be finalized once the CBHL schedule has been formed. We expect our teams to play 30-40 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 tournaments 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.

Jerseys

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.

2018-19 8U Season

2018-19 Coaching Staff

Hockey Director - Russell Smith

8U Blue - Matt Depola

8U Gold - Ed Wefelmeyer

8U Red - Rob Clark