Rec Hockey

The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club recreational program is designed to provide hockey players an opportunity to learn and develop skills in a team setting. The recreational program is also designed to assure equal opportunity to participate for all skill levels. Players of all skill levels are welcome. No tryouts required. The Sabres have adopted the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). The ADM provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey. For the Mite program, we promote the integration of cross-ice practices and games into youth hockey, raising the level of creativity among players, increasing player participation, and creating a positive environment These teams participate in the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL). The league is part of the Southeastern District of USA Hockey. Our home arena is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD. Additional information regarding the SMSHC Rec Program can be found in the Rec Member Handbook.


Players turning 9 to 18 this calendar year.


Program starts in mid September and goes to the end of February.


Practices and home games take place at the Capital Clubhouse


2 practices per week


These teams participate in the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL) and will play approximately 16 games per season (8 home and 8 away)


Players will need to purchase jerseys

2018-19 Rec Season

2018-2019 Program (10U, 12U, 14U, 18U)

The club intends to field one team at each age-group.  Registration will be opened in June.  Based on registration levels during that period, a decision will be made regarding the viability of having a second team at any level.


  • Practices start mid-September 2018 and go through the end of February 2019.
  • Two practices per week held on Saturdays and Sunday mornings.


  • Games
    Target for 8 home & 8 away games
    End of Season CCHL Tournament (early March 2017)
    (games held on weekends)

    Clinics throughout season held on Sundays.

    2018-2019 Player Fees (jerseys extra*):

             Skater             Goalie

10U       $1,280.00       $980.00

12U       $1,300.00       $1,000.00

14U       $1,300.00       $1,000.00

18U       $1,250.00       $950.00


Sibling discounts: $100 per additional child.

Online payment plans are available.


* Game Jerseys: Rec players will be responsible for purchasing jerseys - cost is $158 for the set (home and away).

Orders for game jerseys (for rec players) must be placed by August 1 in order to receive them in time for season games.


2018-2019 Rec Team Head Coaches

10U Rec                         James Wilkerson Jr.

12U Rec                         Matt Higdon

14U Rec                         John Hastings

18U Rec                         Holly Lakner



  • Online Registration
  • 2018-2019 Rec Member Agreement (part of online registration)
  • 2018-2019 Parent/Player Code of Conduct (part of online registration)
  • USA Hockey Consent to Treat Form
  • 2018-2019 USA Hockey Registration

USA Hockey 2018-2019 Age Groups:

10U: 2008 - 2009
12U: 2006 - 2007
14U: 2004 - 2005
18U: 2000 - 2003