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2017-18 Whaler Nation Travel Hockey- Important Dates and Information

By Whaler Nation, 03/27/17, 3:00PM EDT


Whaler Nation Travel Hockey

Below is a list of key dates to mark on your calendar:

Whaler Nation Picnic & Concussion Testing

June 4th from Noon-4pm
o Sign up in advance for tests w/ Joey Ratti by calling Bon Secours at 757-391-7676
§ Player must be 10 years of age and older to get tested
§ Done every two years, so returners may need to re-take this year
o Burgers and dogs will be served, bring a side dish to share and your own drink of choice

Summer Happy Hour

Starts July 10th and runs for 6 weeks, 4 days a week through August 17th Monday-Thursday
o Monday- Open session, private lessons allowed.
o Tuesday- Skills/ Small Area Games
o Wednesday Power Skating w/ Suzie Hewitt
o Thursday- Skills/ Small Area Games

All Times will be posted on WN website and daily schedule.

Gear Orders

- Jerseys and socks will be the same this season.

- Orders due by June 1st in order to ensure deliver before regular season starts.

- All sizing gear will conducted in the proshop.

-   Pro-Shop will handle all gear orders & gear payments for the upcoming season

- Pro-Shop will offer a custom Whaler hockey bag as well as a navy blue helmet and glove discounted combo.


- Regular season practice schedule will be solidified after formation of teams.  Practices start the week of August 22nd for Mite/SQ/PW, and August 29th for BTM/U16/U18.

-Goalie Skills starts in September and runs every other Wednesday with Coach Grant Laughrey.

- Team Manager/Asst. Coach selection after formation of teams; let me know if interested, application forms are available at the front kiosk.

Online Tryout Registration:  

Selection/Contract Process
o Commitments will be handed out by Coaches/Directors

o All contracts are electronic through, you’ll see a green box on the left side of the WN page, click the Player Contracts button, then 16-17 Whaler Nation Travel and complete the steps.

2017 Summer Hockey Camp Options

Flynn Development Camp- July 10th-14th, 2017 (PeeWee, Bantam, Midget, Junior)

Greg Carter European Hockey School- July 31-August 4th, 2017

Jones Hockey School- August 11-14, 2017

Junior Elite League

Junior Elite League is right around the corner! From May 25th- July 6th, 2017 players will be able to skate twice a week in highly competitive game scrimmages against current Junior Whalers, Alumni, College, and Pro players.

Birth years '02 and older are welcome, Elite league will be ran by current Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers Coaching staff, who will be in attendance for all scrimmages.

All games will be on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and teams will be formed by the Junior Whalers Coaching staff.

Elite league offers players a chance to skate throughout the months of May and June in a competitive environment that promotes player development and growth.

Register online at or at the Ponds front kiosk by May 15th and its only $249 per player! Registrations after May 15th are $275 per player. 

- Coaching line-up to be announced soon!!!