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Billet families are needed for the TEAM MARYLAND junior hockey team that plays in the EASTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE.    Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, MD is their home rink.

The host families provide a caring and supportive family environment for the 17-20 year olds during the hockey season.  Families are provided a monthly stipend of $400 to assist with the expense of food & housing. 

If you are interested in hosting one of the players for this season or having any questions at all about being a billet family, please contact:
Lisa Donnelly
Billet Coordinator

Rec Program Registration for Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, and Midgets is now Closed

July 1 was the last day for a guaranteed spot on a Squirt, Peewee, Bantam or Midget Rec team. If you are interested in joining our Rec program please email Christy Dennis at . 


Click here to register for our Cross Ice Program !

Registration for our Cross Ice program is still open !

New SE District Coach In Chief & Coaching Clinics

Mike Mulligan has been announced as the new SE District Coach in Chief.  Ty Newberry had announced last fall that he would be stepping down.

The first set of US Hockey coaching clinics in our affiliate area have been announced.  The clinics are Aug 17 & 18 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Rockville, MD.  Coaches can now register online for these.  Additional clinics to be posted at a later time.

The level 4 clinic that is posted is the only level 4 clinic in the PVAHA for the upcoming season.

30th Annual Silver Stick Tournament

The Huskies will host their 30th annual Silver Stick tournament over Thanksgiving weekend with over 300 games to be played at 7 different venues on 13 sheets of ice.  Registration is now open ... click on the Silver Stick Tournament tab above to follow the link to registration.

Countdown to Fall Practice Start



The Howard Huskies 12U girls team is looking for a couple more players for the 2019-2020 season.  If interested please contact Bob Tibbs at to arrange for a tryout.

Huskies To Host EJEPL Showcase

The Howard Huskies were awarded an EJEPL Showcase and will host the event the weekend of September 27-29, 2019


Contact Info

Mike Donnellan

Mike Donnellan

Director of Player Development

Phone: 802-299-9265

Emily Burton Named As Lady Huskies Coach

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Emily Burton learned to skate at Baltimore Youth Hockey Clinics with her brother and father. She quickly fell in love with the game and signed up to play on one of the first all girls travel teams in the state, the Susquehanna Rapids. She captained the Rapids for 3 out of 5 seasons with the organization before setting her sights on becoming a college hockey player. Emily took her game to the next level by attending numerous summer showcases, scouting camps and committing to play in North America’s premier Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) for the Washington Pride’s U19 college prep team. In 2014, the JWHL coaching board selected Emily for the league’s annual All-Star Game and Showcase. Later that year she graduated from The Friends School of Baltimore and committed to Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she would be a starting defensemen for the college’s inaugural women’s hockey team. Emily graduated from William Smith College in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Philosophy and Psychology, earning Dean’s list in all of her last three semesters. Emily has lots of experiencing coaching – she has spent 5+ summers coaching with Tomorrow’s Ice and Navy Youth Hockey Associations. She also spent one summer coaching sailing in Annapolis to both kids and adults. Emily is committed to keeping youth hockey about learning and fun. She looks forward to sharing the lessons of humility, compassion, cooperation, competition and confidence with Howard County’s future athletes.


The Howard County Youth Hockey Club (HCYHC), also known as the Howard Huskies, is a not for profit hockey club started in 1971. At that time, there were 45 players.   In the 2018 - 2019 season, we had well over 400 boys and girls playing.

The Huskies provide both recreational (CCHL) and tier-II travel (CBHL & EJEPL) hockey ensuring there is a team for every player’s skill and commitment.  

We also host the largest SILVER STICK tournament in the United States every Thanksgiving weekend with over 100 teams.

Our Club’s emphasis is on sportsmanship, teamwork, and character; three themes you will hear woven throughout your experience.

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Contact the person below at the age level you are interested in to see if one of our travel teams has any spots open.

Mike Hendrix

Squirt Tryout Coordinator

Phone: 301-604-8200

Rob Finks

Peewee Tryout Coordinator

Phone: 4103757071

Mike Donnelly

Bantam Tryout Coordinator

Phone: 4102624124

Bob Tibbs

Midget Tryout Coordinator

Phone: 3017924729