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 Tryouts

2018-2019 Travel Team Try-Outs

10U - PARENT MEETING April 29 @ 7:05 AM; April 29, 2018 7:45 - 9:05 AM; May 1, 2018 6:15 - 7:45 PM
12U - PARENT AND PLAYER MEETING April 29 @ 8:30 AM; April 29, 2018 9:20 - 10:40 AM; May 3, 2018 6:15 - 7:45 PM
14U - PARENT AND PLAYER MEETING April 29 @ 10:10 AM; April 29, 2018 10:55 - 12:15 PM; May 1, 2018 8:00 - 9:30 PM
16 and 18U - PARENT AND PLAYER MEETING April 29 @ 11:45 AM; April 29, 2018 12:30 - 2:00 PM; May 3, 2018 8:00 - 9:30 PM

There is no cost to tryout for Sabres travel hockey.  Register for tryouts below.  DO NOT SELECT YES FOR NEW JERSEYS.  YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE NEW JERSEYS WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE SEASON.

Players selected to team will be required to register under the travel program and pay first installment (or in full) within 24 hours of being notified or spot will be offered to next player in line.

USA Hockey 2018-2019 Age Groups

10U: 2008 - 2009

12U: 2006 - 2007

14U: 2004 - 2005

16U: 2002 - 2003

18U: 2000 - 2001

2018-2019 Travel Team Head Coaches

10U Travel - Bill Coady

12U Travel -  Brian Magill

14U Travel - Derek Murphy

16U Travel - TBD

18U Travel - Fred Severson