Welcome to the Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) Website
The mission of the Arizona High School Hockey Association is to provide high school students the opportunity to participate in a high quality youth sports program, promoting the life skills inherent to participation in a competitive environment through the sport of amateur hockey. Through training, education and the use of key role models, the values of sportsmanship and family participation will be at the forefront of all efforts.
Registration is now open for the AHSHA Premier Teams in the fall.
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Arizona High School Hockey Association Announces
Registration for the Middle School Summer season is now open.
Registration is now open for the AHSHA High School Summer Middle School League.
Students who are currently enrolled in the 6th, 7th ,and 8th Grade can register to play in the Middle School Summer Season.
This is the first year of this brand new program and we are expecting it to fill up very quickly.
Early Bird Registration for Summer is $199 if you register by May 15.
Regular Registration for Spring is $249 on and after May 16
Flex Pay is available for the Summer. Register now and pay 25% of the registration now, 25% on May 1, 25% on June 1 and 25% on July 1.
Ø The Summer League is projected at 12 teams and will be adjusted based on the number of players registered.
Ø Teams will be formed based on the high school that players would normally attend. Players will be grouped together by high school and by school district..
Ø The season is projected to start on Saturday, June 1 and finish on Saturday, July 27 with no ice on the July 6 weekend.
Ø The season will have practices on June 1, June 22 and July 13. Games will be on June 8, June 15, June 29, July 20 and July 27..
Ø There will be a minimum of 16 players including a minimum of one goalie per team with a maximum of 18 players and two goalies per team.
Ø We are projecting 12 teams. Teams will be registered as a High School team. There is no checking for this program.
Ø All players will receive a High School Spring Summer Jersey to wear during games and practices
Ø Summer Season is tentatively scheduled to start on Saturday, June 1 and will end on Saturday, July 27. Games and practices will be on Saturday morning or afternoons.
Ø The Summer season will consist of 3 Practices and 5 Games. Games are no check.
Ø Game slots are the same as a regular high school game slot - 75 minute game slot, first period 15 minutes running time and the second and third period 15 minutes stop time. Practice slots are one hour.
Ø We will be using a four man referee system with two referees and two linesman for all games.
Ø We are finalizing the Ice Schedule with the rinks and will communicate the schedule when it is complete a few weeks before the start of the season. We have asked for ice slots at Arcadia, Ice Den, Oceanside, Polar Chandler, Polar Gilbert and Polar Peoria.
BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING
Ø If you played in the AHSHA Spring Season, you will not have to retake this Baseline Concussion Test. This test is good for the entire year
Ø If you did not play for AHSHA this past Spring Season, you will be provided with a Voucher Code and you will have to take the test and turn in a certificate of completion prior to the start of the Summer Season.
COACHES AND MANAGERS
Ø Coaches of the current High School teams will be coaching the Summer Middle School teams.
Ø If you coached for AHSHA in the Spring or Fall Season, you are approved to continue coaching and managing in the Summer Season. Please let us know if you are not available to participate.
Ø If you did not coach or manage in the Fall Season, you must submit a staff application which can be found on the www.thunderonice.com website.
USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION
Ø If you played in the Spring or Fall Season, you can use the Same USA Hockey Registration Number for your Summer Registration
Ø If you did not play on a USA Hockey Registered Team, you will need to register with USA Hockey.
Ø Print your receipt. You will need your code when you register with AHSHA to play.
PAYMENTS & DISCOUNTS
Ø There are no scholarships available for the Summer Season
Ø Flex Pay will be available for the Summer Season. You will be able to divide your payments into four payments if you register in April, three payments if you register in May, two payments if you register in June.
Ø SIBLING discount codes: There is a 10 % discount for your second child and third child. The discount will be applied to the additional children registered at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at 602-799-7447
The cost of the fall program using the Early Bird Registration fee is $1299 if you register by July 31th. This date is extended from last season.
For players signing up on and after August 1st, the Regular Registration fee is $1399 and is contingent on available roster spots.
We encourage all players to register by August 1st to guarantee a spot on a team. August 1st is the team formation deadline and if we do not have enough players on a team by August 1st, we will start to combine teams and reduce the number of teams that the league can support reducing player roster spots.
If you register before July 31st and pay the $1299 early bird fee, you can have your payments using flexi-pay spread out over 8 payments. You pay 16% of the fee at time of registration and you pay 12% on June 15, July 15, August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15 and December 15, 2013.
The registration fee increases to $1399 on August 1st and will result in less months to spread out your fees . This is the same Flex payment structure as last year. The later in the season you register the fewer payments that are available.
If you have a special payment request, you will need to fill out the special payment request form and a payment plan must be approved and set up before you can register. We will assign you a unique discount code that will allow only you to register for the fall season. This request for a special payment plan is not for players looking for scholarships.
For those players wanting to apply for a hardship Scholarship, please fill out a Scholarship Application and send in the required documentation needed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This should be done as soon as possible as the first scholarship will be awarded on July 1st. The scholarship committee will continue to meet every two weeks to consider applicants until all scholarships have been awarded. If you do receive a scholarship, Players and Parents will sign a scholarship agreement requiring their time helping out at the Labor Day, All Star and Playoff/Championship events.
Here is what is planned for this Fall Season and Included in AHSHA fee:
A Guarantee of at least 4 Pre-Season Games in our 3rd Annual Labor Day High School Tournament - Some teams who make it to the finals will have 6 Pre-Season Games
A regular season schedule of 20 games plus playoffs. All teams are guaranteed to make the first playoff game.
A total of 16 practices including pre-season practices. Some teams may opt out of AHSHA scheduled practices and schedule their own practice times and AHSHA gives them the equivalent credit for practices that are scheduled on their own.
Each Team gets a $150 credit per player to cover the cost of home and away jerseys and home and away socks. Some teams may have an additional fee to cover the cost for upgraded jerseys.
Players will be required to complete a Baseline Concussion Screening prior to the start of the fall season. Players and Parents will also be required to sign a Player Concussion Statement and Acknowledgement.
Rinks we are planning to use this year:
Games and practices MAY be scheduled at the following rinks:
- Alltel Ice Den in Scottsdale
- Arcadia Ice Rink in Phoenix
- Jay Lively Ice Rink in Flagstaff
- Jobing.com Arena in Glendale
- Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe
- Polar Ice Chandler
- Polar Ice Gilbert
- Polar Ice Peoria
- Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley
We are still negotiating and finalizing our Ice slots for the season.
We will be changing our varsity division structure to achieve more balance and competitive divisions by slotting teams into four divisions based on their competitive capability regardless of whether they are a pure or mixed team.
We will have varsity Division I, Division II and Division III. The JV division will remain the same. We will use the Labor Day Tournament to evaluate teams and slot them into the proper division.
Based on 28 projected teams, we anticipate 6 teams in Division 1, 8 teams in Division II, 8 teams in Division III and 6 teams in JV.
All Divisions can have pure or combined school teams with the highest finishing pure high school team in Division I representing AHSHA at the USA Hockey High School Nationals.
Team and School Placement Process
Players are assigned to teams based on the high school that they attend. Pure Teams have players assigned from the same school. Our primary goal is to have as many pure school teams as possible. Combined School Teams are made up of schools that are grouped together based on the school district the players attend. We always try to keep players from the same school skating together. Many of our decisions are based on how many players are signed up from a specific school or school district. That is why the make-up of teams does change as we get closer to the August 1 Team Formation Deadline.
The AHSHA Board will no longer allow exceptions to our policy to grandfather players on a team based on where they played the previous season. Starting this season, players will be assigned to the correct teams based on our team placement policy above.
We plan to have Regional JV teams. At this time, the plan is to have a Horizon Regional JV Team to support the players and teams who represent schools in the Central and Northeast Valley. The Hamilton Regional JV team will support the players and teams who represent schools in the East and Southeast Valley. The Northwest Ice Regional JV team will support the players and teams who represent schools in the West and Northwest Valley.
Team tryouts & practices scheduled to start around August 16
Labor Day Pre-Season Placement Tournament with all teams guaranteed four games to help determine proper divisions for Varsity teams.
Regular season scheduled to start September 7.
We have a new Scheduling Committee that will expedite the timely completion of the schedule. We are working with the ice providers to try to move team practices to a regular weekly ice slot with as many practices as we can schedule occurring during the week and with games on the weekends. Teams will normally have one to two games every weekend
No planned high school varsity games over Thanksgiving, Christmas break, Martin Luther King weekend or Presidents Day weekend. JV teams may be scheduled for games over Martin Luther King and President's Day weekend. All teams may be scheduled for practices during Martin Luther King Weekend and Presidents Day weekend based upon ice commitments
All teams make the playoffs. Single elimination playoffs with all teams guaranteed participation. Playoffs and Championships following the regular season are planned to start earlier this season. If we get enough ice, we plan to start the playoffs on February 1, 2014 and will try to be completed by Presdents Day Weekend. If we go not get enough ice, we will start the playoffs after Presidents Day and finish the first weekend in March.
There is no charge for admissions during all regular season games. Admissions will be charged for the All Star events, Playoffs and Championship games. Proceeds collected from admissions help fund player scholarships
Varsity & Junior Varsity games will be 75 minute slots and 15 minute periods. First period is 15-minute running time and 15 minute stop time for the 2nd and 3rd period.
All playoff games go to 5 minute Sudden-Death overtime and then to shootout. Semi-final games go to a 10 minute Sudden-Death overtime and then to shootout. Championship games go to Sudden Death Overtime until a winning goal is scored.
Four-man referee system to be used for all games with two referees and two linesman. Paid Scorekeepers and Rink Coordinators are provided for all games.
Events and Recognition:
All Star Extravaganza - players honored with both a skills competition and participation in the all-star game by division. Last year, over 200 players participated in this event.
The Coyotes Alumni Game was a terrific event this past season and we are looking forward to our Second Annual Coyotes Alumni Game to be played versus the High School Coaches.
Players and Coaches honored as AHSHA Players and Coaches of the Month in each division. This was done in conjunction with ASU Hockey this past year.
All State players selected by the head coaches - first and second team honors in each division with the top players in all divisions selected to the All Arizona Team honors.
Team and Individual stats updated after each game and tracked on Sportability
Players are recognized for Hat Trick, Playmaker and Shut Out Awards
Juniors and Senior Boys will have the ability to try out for the America's High School Arizona Showcase Team which will compete in Pittsburg in the B Division this year. These players get exposure to Junior A Scouts from around the country as well as exposure to the ACHA College teams in Arizona including ASU, U of A and NAU.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior Girls will have the ability to try out for the Rocky Mountain Girls Showcase Team which will compete in Pittsburg against other top Girls teams from across the country and get exposure to Women’s College Hockey Coaches.
Registered High School Players have the opportunity to tryout for our Premier U16 & U18 teams. The purpose of the Premier Program is to provide high school players with additional development to improve their opportunity to grow to a higher level of varsity hockey or prepare for the America’s Showcase Team Arizona tryouts with the opportunity to move to Junior A and college ACHA college hockey clubs.
We also have planned a U 19 Girls Premier team that we will try to launch this season as long as there are enough interested girls to participate. These girls will play in local games as well as tournaments and also have an opportunity to represent the state at the Rocky Mountain Districts as well as try out for the Girls Rocky Mountain Showcase team.
All coaches registered and insured with USA Hockey
All coaches certified with USA Hockey at the appropriate certification level and at the appropriate age specific module.
AHSHA reimburses coaches for the registration costs associated with USA Hockey Registrations, Certifications and Training for the age specific modules and for the CEP training up to a level 3 certification.
All coaches and managers must complete the NFHS Concussion Awareness Training. There is no charge for this course.
A minimum of one coach from each team must complete the NFHS American Red Cross First Aid Training for Coaches. The goal is that eventually all coaches will have completed the course. AHSHA pays for this course.
All coaches, managers and league officials' backgrounds screened through the AAHA State background screening process and approved screenings.
All teams are provided with First Aid Kits, Puck Bags and Pucks. Teams may elect to purchase water bottles for team use.
Volunteers Are Always Needed:
Volunteers are always needed to serve on the AHSHA Board, AHSHA Committees, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers.
Please fill out a staff or board application on the www.thunderonice.com website for next season.
Our next Manager and Board Meetings are scheduled for May 11 at the University of Phoenix Sperling Campus.
If you have any questions on high school hockey, please contact us at email@example.com or at 602-799-7447.
Thanks for your support of high school hockey.
We are looking forward to a terrific Fall Season.
ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 2012 – 2013
JUNIOR VARSITY – 1st place HAMILTON HUSKIES JV - 2nd place Horizon Huskies JV
MVP – Devin Gyory, Hamilton Huskies JV
VARSITY 3A – 1st place MOUNTAIN RIDGE MOUINTAIN LIONS - 2nd place- North Canyon Rattlers
MVP – Matt Tweten, Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions
VARSITY 4A – 1st place HAMILTON HUSKIES - 2nd place - Notre Dame Prep Saints
MVP – Sam Nermyr, Hamilton Huskies
VARSITY 5A – 1st place PINNACLE PIONEERS - 2nd place – Brophy Broncos
MVP – Trevor Dering, Pinnacle Pioneers
Winning Raffle Numbers
50/50 -------- 342623
TV Raffle----- 805429
If you have either of these tickets, please scan a copy and send to firstname.lastname@example.org and will will arrange to meet you for your prize.
AHSHA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2012-2013 PLAYOFF SEASON!
Camelback Golf Club
The Phoenix Coyotes
Four Peaks Grill & Tap - Scottsdale
Jimmy & Joe's Pizzeria – Chandler
Mountainside Fitness – Alltel Ice Den
Skeptical Chymist – Scottsdale
Tukee's Sports Grill - Phoenix
Wildflower Bread Company
The Arizona High School Hockey Association Incorporated is a 501 (c3) non-profit corporation.