Barton, Alley, Mueller, and Callan
Four #Dawgs participated in the MSHL Senior’s Jamboree in Laurel, Maryland on the Monocacy Valley Conference team the 9th of February 2020.
Monocacy Valley went 2-1-1 with all the Dawgs finding the scoresheet; Quinn Alley (Frederick Co-Op)(3g), Jacob Mueller (Middletown)(1g), Jacob Barton (Washington County)(1g), and Will Callan (Walkersville)(Shutout).
Preparing for the Post-Season……
Playoffs? Playoffs? It is that crazy time of the season again, where every standing’s point counts as well as overall records in both the CBHL and local High School Playoffs. HYHA would like to congratulate Washington County Northstars on their Monocacy Valley Conference Championship. They will be heading to the Maryland Student Hockey League State tournament, along with Urbana High School and Frederick County Co-Op. West Virginia Vipers are also heading to their State tournament this weekend. Also as we look ahead HYHA is looking for volunteers for “Try Hockey for Free” on 2/22/02, as well as the end of season banquet. Bulldog Nation counts on volunteers to make every experience with the club the best we can.
18U AA Tie Tri-City
The #64 ranked 18U AA National team (35-18-5 overall; 16-4-0 EJEPL; 8-8-5 CBHL) took on the Tri-City Eagles in a “Do or Die” matchup for a CBHL playoff berth. The Eagles had been a thorn in the Dawgs side all season and the matchup proved to be a match of who would blink first. The 18U AA Dawgs came out and grabbed a lead by the end of the 1st period with a goal by Mueller with assists by Rerko and Pinto. By the end of the 2nd period, though, the Eagles had managed to tie the game at 1 each. The 3rd period was hard fought by both teams and both had their chances but when the final horn sounded the game ended tied 1-1. With the tie the Dawgs were eliminated from the CBHL Playoff picture. The Dawgs had an up and down season but with half the team returning for the 2020-2021 season they will be in the hunt again next season.
18U UA Fall to Reston
The 18U UA team (23-10-2 overall; 16-5-1 CBHL) Saturday evening the Dawgs traveled to Reston to take on the 1st place Raiders. The team arrived ready to make a statement against the Raiders but in the end the Dawgs came up short, falling 3-0, with Oseneek recording 39 saves. The 18U UA Dawgs are the #4 seed entering the CBHL Playoffs and will take on the Reston Raiders in the Semifinals.
16U’s Clinch Their Division
The 16U LA (25-12-1 overall; 15-2-1 CBHL) traveled to Chevy Chase to close out their CBHL regular season. In a spirited and hard fought game the Dawgs came out on top 4-2. Finding the scoresheet were; Schulman (2g), Jenks (1g/1a), Barr (1g), Browall & Cheek (1a), and Mullican recorded 16 saves. With the win the Dawgs clinch the division and will face Reston in the Semifinals of the CBHL Playoffs.
14U Bs Take Down Chevy Chase
The 14U B Dawgs (18-8-4 overall; 10-7-2 CBHL) played their lone game Saturday in Chevy Chase. The game could help clarify the playoff picture in the CBHL 14U B Division. The players, coaches, and parents knew it and tensions were high. The game went back and forth but in the end the Dawgs prevailed with a 6-5 victory with scoring up and down the lineup. Those finding the scoresheet were; Smith (2g/2a), Beam, Johnson, Cleary, and Arnoult all recording (1g), with Lightfield, Hite, Ryan, and Harris all recording (1a). Ciucci (17 saves) and Contrael (2saves) combined between the pipes for the win. Although the Dawgs have two games next weekend; Piedmont (2/22/02) and Frederick (2/23/02) they have clinched a playoff berth and will take on either Potomac or Piedmont in the CBHL Semifinals.
12U UA Fall to Southern Maryland
The 12U UA (15-11-5 overall; 6-7-3 CBHL) Saturday the Dawgs played the Southern Maryland Sabres at Capital Clubhouse. The Dawgs put up a fight for those valuable CBHL standing points but it just wasn’t their day, falling 8-3. The 12U UA Dawgs have two games to play; Montgomery (2/22/02) and Howard (2/23/02) and still have a solid chance in locking up a CBHL playoff spot.
10U LA Split the Weekend
In a League game, U10 LA (21-7-2 overall; 11-5-1 CBHL) Saturday afternoon the Dawgs took on the Southern Maryland Sabres at home. The puck just didn’t have any Bulldog bounce in it and the Dawgs fell 2-0 in a hard fought game. Sunday morning the Dawgs took on the Montgomery Blue Devils with a much different result. From the beginning the Dawgs were aggressive and hungry for a win, at the Blue Devils expense. When the final horn sounded the ice and scoreboard were tilted towards the Bulldogs with an 8-3 win. With only a rematch against the Southern Maryland Sabres (2/22/02) remaining, the Dawgs have all but clinched a CBHL Playoff spot.
8U Red are Avalanche Outdoor Mite Classic Runner-ups
The 8U Reds battled hard in pool play Saturday and earned themselves a berth in the Avalanche Mites Outdoor Classic Championship. Sunday the 8U Red Mites after a hard fought battle they fell a little short but kept their heads held high. The Dawgs placed second in the Avalanche Outdoor Mites Classics and created a memory they will never forget...
o This Spring HYHA will continue to support our two local Spring teams Western Maryland Warriors and Western Maryland Rage. The two are tournament spring teams; Warriors (Co-Ed Spring) and Rage (Girls Only Winter/Spring) who will under the HYHA umbrella during their tournament seasons. Registration is now open for both of these great programs which allow players to stay on the ice during the offseason and join other players from all over the DMV, Western Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania area.
o Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex, with the help of Pride Philanthropy, will be reaching out for donations and leads for others who will be interested in donating towards a second sheet of ice. More information will be forth coming.
o Plans are starting for the Bulldog Banquet and the HYHA Board is looking for volunteers to help plan, coordinate, set-up, and clean up afterwards. If you want to volunteer some time to make this season’s banquet better than last season’s banquet (largest in HYHA history), please contact Jenn Dankmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org Older players are highly encouraged to participate in setting up and cleaning up afterwards and will be given a memorandum validating they have conducted 1-3 hours of community or volunteer service.
o Don’t forget to consider registering your Amazon account with Amazon Smile and help Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association (Bulldog Nation) continue to grow. This is FREE money that can be sent to the club, after each purchase, will help offset rising ice costs and provide new uniforms to new members to the club.
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Please follow the link below which can help answer any questions you may have and will also help you link your current Amazon account to Amazon Smile and ultimately help give back to Bulldog Nation!
o The Dawg Shop is open for business and there is LOTS of good “Spirit Wear” to be had. Looking around the rinks, this isn’t a big secret, but don’t wait too late to make orders for the Holidays!
o Reminder all past “Weekly Bark” editions may be found under the “More+” tab on the HYHA website.
Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association (HYHA) is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 52-2064467) promoting youth hockey in Washington County, MD and the surrounding areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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