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    WEEKLY BARK Edition 5; 2020-2021 Season

    Things are starting to get busy on and off the ice in Bulldog Nation.  We have practices, scrimmages, games, showcases and fundraisers all going on at the same time!  Isn’t hockey life fun?  Makes sure everyone checks with your team managers and the HYHA webpage, to get the most up to date protocols for the rinks this coming weekend.  Also get with your managers to get your “Football Mania” tickets!

    Rink Covid-19 Protocols

    Just a reminder, make sure you check on the status and the protocols of the rinks you are traveling to for practices or games by going to the HYHA website.  Both the “CBHL Rink Protocols” and “Bulldog Protocols” tabs are constantly being updated by CBHL and HISC staff.

    October saves

    Founded in 2014 in Ashburn, VA, The October Saves Goalie Challenge is a 501 (c) (3) organization that began in 2014 when a group of 28 goalies in the Ashburn Xtreme Hockey Club wanted to find a way to support their mothers, grandmothers, family & friends who were fighting cancer. Goalies collect pledges & donations for every save that they make in the month of October. Over $800,000 has been raised through 90,000 saves. Visit or follow along on Instagram @octobersaves or Facebook for more information.  This season, due to Covid-19, it will be a little different than last season, so please go to the website for more information.

    Bulldog Goalies, please sign up for "October Saves".  This is a fantastic fundraiser for the "Fight Against Cancer".  It is FREE to register and entire teams can come together and fundraise for their goalies!  There are National, Regional, and Bulldog prizes for top fundraisers.  Dawg Shop Prizes will be given out to 1st ($25), 2nd ($15), and 3rd ($10) place based on total donation money raised.

    Football Mania

    HYHA recognizes the need for a scholarship fund and while we recently have established one, we need to find a way to replenish it.  We have decided to do a club wide fundraiser to raise $4000, the approximate cost for 2 full season registration fees at the highest level.  The fundraiser is called CharityMania. Here is the website to our fundraising page:  What we ask of the membership - Sell 5 tickets/family @ $10 per ticket - that's it!  For every ticket sold, we retain 70% of the price. 


    October 15th - if you need additional paper tickets, this is the ordering deadline.

    October 25th - ticket stubs and money must be received by me to activate the cards for full participation.

    November 29th - final tickets can be sold (note - game cards not eligible any week prior to activation but are eligible for remaining weeks and the grand prize).

    The best part, you have a 1 in 17 chance of winning, but you're only competing against the tickets sold within our organization.  I will have paper tickets to hand out to each team, but family and friends are welcome to also order online at the link provided above (they can pay online and receive an electronic ticket to print out).  POC:  Jenn Dankmeyer; or Melanie McClanathan;

    16U Girls vs Freeze Boys

    This weekend our 16U Girls team took on the Frederick Freeze 14U Boys team.  Games like these are to help our ladies with speed and techniques and not necessarily about the scoreboard.  The ladies played a solid game when you consider the games and length of bench of the team.  Houpt found the back of the net for the Bulldogs and Contrael saved 33 of 41 shots faced.  The girls continue to improve and look to be a force once the season starts.

    16U UA Invade Virginia

    Saturday in a scrappy rematch with the Patriots, the Bulldogs had to play more defense putting more bodies in front of shots and Ciucci stopping 18 of 21 shots.  The Patriots power play lines were effective, quickly scoring within seconds on 2 of 5 power plays.  But the Bulldog offense utilized every man, on every line to put up 11 points and 5 goals and never let the Patriots have the lead. Finding the scoresheet Saturday were; Noll, Junks, and Knutson (1g,1a) each, Joyce and Schulman (1g) each, and Hill, Lightfield, Barr, Briscoe, and Wallin all recording an assist.

    Sunday In a back forth battle with the Reston Raiders, the Bulldogs jumped out early with the lead, but put on ice rest of the first period as the Raiders had a 2-1 lead. Coach Josh amped the team up between periods and the team came out checking and shelling the goalie with 14 shot vs the Raiders 3.  A 5 on 3 powerplay goal allowed the Raiders to take the 3-2 lead, but the aggressive play by Dylan Jenks evened up the score in second period.  The third period was even strength throughout and both defenses minimized each other’s offensive opportunities to 5 for Raiders and 4 for Bulldogs leaving the game tied at 3. Recording points were; Briscoe, Knutson, and Jenks (1g) and Wallin, Moore, Schulman, and Lightfield all with assists.  Rosa was solid between the pipes with 12 saves.

    14U LA with Two Shutouts this Weekend

    The 14U LA Dawgs were on a roll this weekend!  Saturday the Dawgs took on the Reston Raiders and left no doubt that they were firing on all cylinders!  When the final horn sounded Cleary and Harris both had hatties and recorded 4 points each.  Complete scoring was; Cleary and Harris (3g, 1a), Schoenborg (1g, 1a), Welsh (1g), and Horan, Witt, and Waters all recorded an assist.  Zeoli-Luisi was a brick wall between the pipes and stopped all 11 shots faced.  Sunday the 14U Dawgs started exactly where they left off on Saturday but this time it was against the Montgomery Blue Devils at home.  The Dawgs lit the lap early and often cruising to their second victory of the weekend with a final of 10-0.  Finding the scoresheet were; Welsh (3g, 1a), Harris (3g), Schoenborg (2g), Horan (1g, 2a), Cleary (3a), and Beam, Witt, and Jones all recording assists.  Zeoli-Luisi again was between the pipes and stopped all 16 shots faced for his second shutout of the weekend.

    12U UA Split the Weekend

    The 12U UA Bulldogs traveled to IceLine in West Chester PA for their second EJEPL showcase. Going 2-2 on the weekend, the highlight was a 9-1 win over western MD rival Frederick which saw almost 50 shots on goal and 8 different Bulldogs registering points. With the EJEPL season half over, the Bulldogs currently sit in 3rd place in their division with a record of 5 and 3, boasting an average GPG of 4.75. They will finish their EJ season with 4 games each against the Jersey Penguins and Igloo Jaguars with an eye on EJEPL Playoffs in February. This weekend the 12U UA looks to continue their solid team play with visits to Reston and Ashburn.

    10U LA Dawgs Scrape One Out Against Reston

    The Bulldogs travelled to Reston to take on the Raiders in an evenly matched game.  After a scoreless 1st period, Reston struck first but the Bulldogs tallied 2 goals to take the lead for good.  The Bulldogs survived a last ditch effort to even the score by Reston in the 3rd period to earn the road win.  Hard Working Bulldog was Tobias Cleary for his hustle all game long and scoring his first goal as a Bulldog.

    8U Black Progressing

    Bulldogs Black played well today at home vs St. James. The team worked well in passing and moving the puck down the ice. Colton and Steven had their first goals today and Colton was the recipient of the Golden Stick as well.

    Club Notes:

    o Seeking Sponsors:  Bulldog Nation is seeking Club and Team sponsors.  Sponsors will receive premium add space on the Club or a team page, will receive recognition throughout the season and at the Bulldog Banquet at the end of the season.  Funds raised from sponsors will be applied to minimize ice costs, uniforms for new HYHA players, as well as scholarships for families in need.  If you have questions or have a local company that would like to be a Club or team sponsor, please contact Chris at:

    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.  Money received from Amazon Smile will help offset rising ice costs and provide new uniforms to new members to the club.

    Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Bulldog Nation.

    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.  Bulldog Nation has the sharpest color scheme in the CBHL and it is never too late to add to your closet for spirit wear for tournaments, showcases, and games.  Don’t wait too late to make orders, the holidays are just around the corner!  So what are you waiting for?  Go to the Dawg Shop and grab that Bulldog Nation gear now at:

    o Reminder all past “Weekly Bark” editions may be found under the “More+” tab on the HYHA website.






    2020-2021 Season Practice Schedule


    8U / 10U   12U
    Tuesday   6:30 - 7:20   Tuesday   7:30 - 8:20
    Friday   5:30 - 6:50   Thursday   6:00 - 7:20
      16U Girls  
      Thursday   7:30 - 8:50  
    14U   16U
    Tuesday   8:30 - 9:20   Tuesday *   9:30 - 10:15
    Thursday   7:30 - 8:50   Tuesday *  10:15 - 11:00
        Thursday   9:00 - 9:50

    *details regarding 16U split practices on Tuesday will be provided at a later date

    Please direct any questions about practice schedule to your Head Coach or Team Manager.

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    Bulldog Testimonial

    Just wanted to share what my son told me today. He played as the Firebirds goalie during our game Saturday morning.  I asked him how he enjoyed the tournament.  He said that the Hagerstown team was really nice. I asked him why and he said that your players always said something positive to him after he made a play.

    I always try to remind him that the players on the other team are kids just like him, trying to learn, have fun and get better. Thank your coaches for the sportsmanship and positive comments displayed by your kids.

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