Travel Hockey

The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club is a USA Hockey Tier II program that fields competitive teams from the 8U to 18U age groups. These teams participate in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL) and the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL). Our home arena is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD. 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. Additional information regarding the SMSHC Travel Program can be found in the Travel Member Handbook. 2017-2018 Travel Team Program


This program is for players who turn 9 during this calendar year up to players who turn 18 this year.


Evaluations are held in April. Practices begin in the first week of September and your season runs until the end of February. Games typically start in at the end of September and the league season ends with the playoffs in late February.


Your practices and home games will be played at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD


72 on Ice Practice for 10U-14U including a Monday evening full-ice skills clinic conducted by Guest Skills/Skating Coach Matty Valvano. 18U will practice 1 night per week. Dry-land Practices in our new off ice training facility throughout the season.


Teams in this program play full-ice games. Depending on the size of the CBHL division your team is placed in, your team will play approximately 16-22 league games (including declaration games). Some teams will also participate in the EJEPL which is at a minimum 16 additional league games.


Players in this program must purchase our club jerseys. You can find more information about jerseys under Resources.

Additional Costs

Additional Costs include jerseys, tournament fees and miscellaneous costs based on schedule. Teams will make every attempt to fundraise for these additional team costs.

2018-19 Travel Season

2018-2019 Travel Team Head Coaches

10U Travel Black  -   Bill Coady

10U Travel Red - Matt Holben

12U Travel Black  -   Brian Magill

12U Travel Red - Scott Hyon

14U Travel   -   Derek Murphy   

16U Travel   -   Shannon Jackson

18U Travel   -   Fred Severson   

2018-2019 Travel Team Fees

Travel fees for 2017-18 are below.  All EJEPL fees are included for U12, U14, and U16.

10U Travel BLACK$2,100.00$1,800.00
10U Travel RED $1,800.00  $1,500.00
12U Travel BLACK $2,380.00  $2,080.00
12U Travel RED $2,000.00 $1,700.00
14U Travel $2,380.00 $2,080.00
16U Travel$2,400.00$2,100.00
18U Travel $1,500.00 $1,200.00

Sibling discounts: $100 off second sibling; $100 off third sibling, etc. - Note that the discount(s) will be provided to each family by the SOMD Sabres in the form of a check as the system does not allow for discounts.

Payment Plans are available with online payments.

Questions regarding the Sabres travel program can be directed to the Travel Director

USA Hockey 2018-2019 Age Groups

10U: 2008 - 2009
12U: 2006 - 2007
14U: 2004 - 2005
16U: 2002 - 2003

18U: 2000 - 2001