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Travel Teams


Travel Hockey

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
18 years
Midget 18 & Under
17 years
Midget 18 & Under
16 years
Midget 16 & Under
15 years
Midget 16 & Under
14 years
Bantam 14 & Under
13 years
Bantam 14 & Under
12 years
Pee Wee 12 & Under
11 years
Pee Wee 12 & Under
10 years
Squirt 10 & Under
9 years
Squirt 10 & Under
8 years
Mite 8 & Under
7 years
Mite 8 & Under
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.

Roanoke Jr. Dawgs 2017-2018 Travel Hockey Tryouts

The Roanoke Jr. Dawgs is the Tier II travel organization within Valley Youth Hockey Association. The Roanoke Jr. Dawgs play in the Carolinas Hockey League (CHL) and field competitive teams that focus on player development while providing a safe and fun environment to build a lifelong love of the game.

Valley Youth Hockey Association and the Jr. Dawgs will conduct travel tryouts/ evaluations on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26 at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA.
The tryout schedule for those days is as follows:

Sunday, June 25 Monday, June 26  
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm U10
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm U12
  • 6:00pm - 7:15pm U14
  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm U16 / U18
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm U10
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm U12
  • 6:00pm - 7:15pm U14
  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm U16 / U18

***All skaters and goalies are required to attend all tryout sessions for their respective age groups. Supplemental tryouts may be scheduled at a later date for players who have commitments that cannot be avoided on these dates. The Age Group Coordinator will coordinate this opportunity with any players who may need to tryout at a later date.

The organization's goal is to field teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. The number of teams and level of play is subject to the number and quality of the selected players.

All players who desire to play travel hockey with the Roanoke Jr. Dawgs are required to complete online registration at:


There is no cost to participate in travel tryouts/evaluations. All participants in Jr Dawgs travel tryouts / evaluations are required to have their 2018-2018 USA Hockey Player Registration in order to register. Please contact VYHA Player - Coach Committee Chair Paul Haskins (hockey@vyhroanoke.com) with any questions regarding the tryout/evaluation process.