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2018-2019 Jr. Whalers Tryout Camp

By Whaler Nation, 03/13/18, 2:30PM EDT


Jr. Whalers announce 18-19 plans....

The Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers are proud to announce our tryout camp info for the 2018-2019 USPHL Elite and Premier teams.


The Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers are proud to announce our tryout camp for the 2018-2019 Jr. Whalers USPHL Elite & Premier Jr. Hockey teams will be held May 4th-6th, 2018 to be held at the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex in Chesapeake, VA.

All prospective players are invited to attend the camp. The Whalers will be looking to build off a very successful 2017-2018 season as both the Elite and Premier teams took home the USPHL National Championship.  The organization continues to be a dominate powerhouse in the junior hockey with 7 Championships in our 12 seasons all while advancing over 130 players into NCAA and ACHA programs, along with 5 USHL Alumni, 19 NAHL Alumni, 7 players represented their country on the national stage, and 14 pro Alumni.  

The 2017-18 season was another strong season for the Whalers Elite team, as the Whalers made their 2nd final in the last 3 seasons, riding a strong season back into the title game, defeating the Charlotte Rush to claim the 2017-2018 USPHL Elite National Championship.  The Whalers finished with an overall record of 39-9-4, which including a 32-8-4 regular season mark, and a 7-1 mark in the playoffs highlighted by a round 1 victory over the Richmond Generals and a perfect 5-0 record en route to the Championship.  The Whalers went a perfect 16-0 this season against out of division opponents from the North, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida divisions.

The Whalers had winning streaks of 6 Games (Oct. 12-22), 7 games (Oct. 29-Nov. 13), 6 games (Nov. 9-17), 5 games (Feb. 3-17), and 6 games (Feb. 25-Mar. 10).

The 2017-18 season was a season of redemption for the Whalers Premier team, after winning the USPHL Championship in 2015-2016, the Whalers fell in game 3 of the Championship series last year to the Charlotte Rush, and would look for pay back.  The Whalers finished with an overall record of 37-13-1, which included a 30-13-1 regular season mark, and a perfect 7-0 run in the playoffs, capped off with a 3-2 victory in the Championship game against the Charlotte Rush to become USPHL Premier National Champions for the 2nd time in the last 3 season.  Since the inception of the USPHL in 2012, the Whalers have made the league finals in Boston every season.

The Whalers had winning streaks of 4 games (Sept. 16-24), 8 games (Oct 1-28), 3 games (Dec. 9-15), 4 games (Dec. 16-Jan. 7), 5 Games (Jan. 28-Feb. 11), and 8 games to end the season (Feb. 18-Mar. 10).

Camp Format

Friday, May 4, 2018

4pm- Camp Check-In (Team Assignments and Camp Jersey’s will be handed out)

5:30pm- On-Ice Practice Session

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Noon- Program Introduction (All Players/Parents) (Coaches, Facilities, Programming, Bon Secours)

2pm- GAME

3:45-4:45pm- Off-Ice Testing @ Bon Secours InMotion (Blue Team)

5:50-6:50pm- Off-Ice Testing @ Bon Secours InMotion (Green Team)

5:30:6:50pm- GOALIE SESSION

7pm- ​GAME

Sunday, May 6, 2018

9am- GAME

11:30am- Player Exit Meetings

Camp Cost: $150

Lodging Information

The Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers have partnered with local hotels to offer great hotels within walking distance of the Chilled Ponds at competitive rates for all prospective out of town players. If you need lodging during your stay please contact Brad Jones at 

For more information, please contact...

Elite Head Coach/Executive Director Brad Jones:

Premier Head Coach Rod Taylor

Asst. Coach Kody Rodriguez

Owner/ General Manager Patrick Cavanagh

To Register

To register, please follow the link below and complete the steps.

2017-2018 USPHL Elite National Champions

2017-2018 USPHL Premier National Champions