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Travel Hockey

2017 - 2018 Travel Hockey Schedule

Looking for something to do on your weekends in Roanoke? Want to catch your favorite Jr. Dawgs travel player in action at the Berglund Center? View the 2017 - 2018 Travel Hockey Composite Calendar to see what Roanoke Jr. Dawgs team are in town and what time games are scheduled. Go Dawgs!

Travel Hockey Composite

The Travel Program

The travel program is a natural extension of VYHA's House programs. Travel hockey offers an opportunity for players to play at a higher level of competition with similarly skilled players from throughout the mid-Atlantic states. The Valley Youth Hockey Travel program consists of 5 teams divided based on age. The travel teams participate in the Carolina Hockey League CHL and compete in the Carolina Amateur Hockey Association CAHA and the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association PVAHA.

For the 2017-2018, Valley Youth Hockey Association and its Roanoke Jr. Dawgs travel teams have tentatively declared the following teams for participation in the Carolinas Hockey League:

Age Division Level  
Squirts (U10) B  
Squirts (U10) Lower A  
Peewees (U12) B  
Bantams (U14) Upper A  
Midget U18 A  


Age Division by Birth Year
Date of Birth
Age Category
Age Division
1999
18 years
Midget 18 & Under
2000
17 years
Midget 18 & Under
2001
16 years
Midget 16 & Under
2002
15 years
Midget 16 & Under
2003
14 years
Bantam 14 & Under
2004
13 years
Bantam 14 & Under
2005
12 years
Pee Wee 12 & Under
2006
11 years
Pee Wee 12 & Under
2007
10 years
Squirt 10 & Under
2008
9 years
Squirt 10 & Under
2009*
8 years
Mite 8 & Under
2010*
7 years
Mite 8 & Under
2011-younger*
6 and younger
Mite 8 & Under or LTP
 
*Per USA Hockey guidelines, all Atom & Mite age players are part of our U8/Cross-Ice Program
*No USAH registration fee 2011 and younger (6 & Under)

"Playing Up" in VYHA:

While no player is allowed to play in a younger age group than required by USA Hockey regulations, parents may request that their child be allowed to "play up" in an older age group. All requests to play up must be submitted in writing and must be approved by the Coaches Committee. Requests should include a careful and complete explanation of the reasoning for asking to play up and should detail the player's recent playing history and the name of his/her coach during the preceding season. Decisions on playing up will be made promptly and parents will be notified. Any questions regarding playing up, including requests, should be directed to Coach Paul Haskins or sent to pahaskins@aol.com.