NOVA Ice Dogs Win U12 Hockey Championship

(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Donovan)
(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Donovan)

The NOVA Ice Dogs U12-A girls ice hockey team defeated the Montgomery Blue Devils to win the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League U12 Girls Championship yesterday . It was a tight game throughout, but the Ice Dogs ultimately prevailed 4-3. The team lost their first (and only) game of the 2014-2015 season to the Blue Devils in October 2014, but ended up winning all of their remaining regular season and playoff games finishing with a 13-1 record – winning both the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League Regular Season Title and the Playoff Championship.

The U12-A team is made up of 19 11- and 12-year-old girls from in and around northern Virginia. On the Ice Dogs roster are: Katherine Donovan, Sarah Ettinger, Kaia Jefferson, Jillian Kendrick, and Bryana Nace of Falls Church City; Kelly DeMatties and Mira Majure of Falls Church, Fairfax County; Alexandra Friedman and Ana Evans of Alexandria; Rachel Clarke and Emily Rotter of Arlington; Gwenyth Holloway and Braylee Weets of Springfield; Lexi Lewis of Nokesville; Elizabeth Mueller of Fairfax Station; Caley Duchak of Vienna; Mia Boris and Macie McGraw of Washington DC; and Sara ten Broecke of Columbia MD. The team is coach by Falls Church City resident Mike Donovan and Aaron Duchak of Vienna.

Tryouts for next year’s girls teams will be held April 30 – May 7 in Alexandria, Va. The club plans to field 7-10 girls ice hockey teams next year, ranging in ages from 7–19 years old. For more information, e-mail Peter Townsend at