PROGRESS AND POSSIBILITIES – CBHL GIRLS HOCKEY
Several years ago a few clubs in the Capital Beltway Hockey League embraced the first-ever all-girls hockey teams in the region. Today, eight clubs host a total of fourteen all-girls teams and the recent expansion of Tier II National-Bound Girls hockey further expands the opportunities for girl hockey players in the region.
The CBHL has now launched their inaugural Girls Hockey Caucus as an adjunct committee to the larger CBHL association. The caucus includes all CBHL clubs with girls teams and those who are looking to grow girls hockey in their club and the region. A new Girls Hockey Commissioner reports the results of the Girls Caucus to the league membership.
One of the first steps in this effort is promoting the opportunities for current and future lady hockey players to join a squad near them. Listed below is contact information for CBHL-area teams. If you have never played, formerly played or merely have an interest in learning more about girls hockey near you, please contact one of the clubs below and find out why this great sport is even better now that girls teams are becoming a bigger part of the region . . . get in on the progress and be part of the possibilities.
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PROPOSED CBHL GIRLS DIVISIONS
As of February 24, 2012
The Girls Divisions of CBHL shall be formulated based on skill-level of the teams and their ability to compete within the selected division. Each team is encouraged to participate in pre-season games in order to determine proper placement.
The Girls Divisions shall consist of the following:
Gold Division – the highest skill level with most teams declaring National Bound status;
Silver Division – intermediate division with teams generally not declaring National Bound; and
Bronze Division – primarily consists of developmental players and teams looking to participate in divisional play in a formal league.
GOLD DIVISION – 14 game schedule
Chevy Chase U19
SILVER DIVISION UPPER – 15 game schedule
Chevy Chase U14
SILVER DIVISION LOWER – 16 game schedule
Chevy Chase U12 (1)
Chevy Chase U12 (2)
BRONZE DIVISION – 15 game schedule
Chevy Chase U12
Girls Division Regular Season Champion and Playoffs:
There shall be a CBHL Division Champion at each Division level. The team earning the highest points at the conclusion of regular season play shall be named CBHL Division Champion. Tie-breakers will be based on CBHL youth tie-breaker rules applicable in the current hockey season.
Playoffs shall consist of a single-elimination format with “1” playing “4” and “2” playing “3”. The winner of each will compete for Playoff Championship. Playoffs will only decide the CBHL Divisional Playoff Champion.
National Bound Status:
The results of CBHL playoffs will have no bearing on placement in PVAHA playoffs, Districts or Nationals. Teams must affirmatively declare their intention to participate in National Bound play by the annual deadline set by USAH or PVAHA. USAH and/or PVAHA shall determine the appropriate playoff or seeding mechanism for CBHL National Bound Girls teams.
Girls Division Rosters:
A female player may be on a roster for a Non-National Bound Youth or Girls team and a National Bound CBHL Girls team.
For more information, contact Peter Townsend at email@example.com