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    Weekly Bark Edition 8; Season 2020-2021

    After everything Bulldog Nation has gone through in the last 10 months, the good news it that we are now “Officially” 12 days away from the start of the CBHL season!  Looking at how the teams played this weekend, it seems that the extra time prior to the start of the season has been put to good use by coaching staffs and players.  I saw a lot of good technique and skills being used in games this weekend, which is an indication that the “juice was worth the squeeze”!  I also noticed that the HISC policy and procedures were being observed by both players and parents within HISC which is much appreciated by the HYHA Board and the HISC Staff; Keep it up!  Get those tickets sold and turned in for Football Mania!  It would be fantastic if we could meet our goal by the weekend!

    Football Mania

    As of this writing, the sale of tickets needs some help!  This is a fantastic opportunity to help HYHA and ultimately the community, in providing the experience of youth hockey to a few families who would otherwise be excluded due to finances.  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, currently we have only raised $207.  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.  Each ticket is worth one entry in 10 consecutive weeks, ultimately giving you the chance to win 10 times with each ticket!


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

    October 25th - ticket stubs and money must be received by Jenn Dankmeyer 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.  Jenn 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;

    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.

    16U Girls Take Care of Blue Devils

    Sunday our 16U Girls team hosted the Montgomery Blue Devils in a pre-season warmup for a future CBHL fight.  It was a very evenly matched game but Boggs took over the game and lead all scorers with her first ever “Hattie”; Mays chipped in an assist to also find the scoresheet.  Contrael was abeast between the pipes and frustrated the Blue Devils as she stopped 26 of 28 shots on goal.

    16U UA Double Up Xtreme

    Sunday, the 16U UA Dawgs took on the Ashburn Xtreme in an always fierce battle between foes.  Our Bulldogs scored within 1:02 in the first period to take the early lead, but the Xtreme capitalized on a power play to even up the score at 2:39 in the first period.  Bulldogs responded within a minute to retake the lead and never looked back.  Xtreme were frustrated in the second period drawing 5 penalties and an ejection.  While the power play lines could not put a puck pass the Xtreme goaltender, under even play the Bulldogs netted 2 more goals in the second period.  The Xtreme tried to claw their way back in the game with a goal in the third period, but the Bulldogs iced the Xtreme 4-2 as the horn signaled the end of the game.

    14U LA Fall to Ashburn

    In a tough, hard, fought game the Dawgs fell to the Xtreme on Sunday.  The Dawgs identified areas to improve, while gearing up for the start of the season.  Bryce Zeoli-Luisi was strong between the pipes coming away with 33 saves in the effort.

    12U UA Power Past Howard

    Late Sunday morning the 12U UA Dawgs took on interstate arch rival Howard Huskies.  The Dawgs dominated the game from the first puck drop.  The vast majority of the time the Dawgs kept the pressure on the Huskies by keeping the puck in the offensive zone.  The Dawgs capitalized on all their opportunities and came away with a 9-1 win.  Finding the back of the net were Valentine and Aird (2g) and Everhart, Barr, C. Witt, O. Witt, and Schoenborg (1g).  Morgan was fantastic between the pipes and stopped 14 of 15 shots on goal.

    10U LA Kept it Close for 2 Periods but Fall to Xtreme

    10U LA travelled to Ashburn for their second and final preseason matchup.  The Bulldogs and Ashburn traded goals in an evenly matched game for a 3-3 tie through 2 periods.  Eventually penalties and a short bench gave Ashburn the advantage they needed to net 4 more in the 3rd period.  Final score 7-3 Ashburn.  Hard worker Bone awarded to Parker Dankmeyer for stepping in to help his team in net and making Ashburn earn every goal.  10 U LA will take on Piedmont and Frederick next week in final preparation for league play.

    8U RED

    8U Red hosted Potomac Sunday morning at HISC. Our goalie, Kellen White, has an incredible kick save and reached high for a high speed glove save. Their passing and team work is improving each week. Rory Kenney skated hard and got into the plays and Liberty Alcoser earned the Player of the Game Puck for showing great

    8U BLACK

    Hagerstown Black played a tough, physical game Sunday against the Potomac Patriots. The boys showed great teamwork, passing, and communication to move down the ice and put pucks on net. Tobin had some amazing saves in net and flashed the leather!  Patrick Yocum was the recipient of the Golden Stick for his body positioning and puck handling skills.

    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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    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.

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