Mass Practice at Spring Valley Moved for Oct 3
This notice is for this weekend's scheduled mass practice at Spring Valley. The Saturday, October 3 practice will be changed to Cornation Arena in West Hamilton. The arena is at 81 Macklin Road North. The times will not change and are listed below. This change is because Spring Valley will unfortunately not be open until AFTER this coming weekend.
Coaches, please notify your players and staff of the arena change for this weekend only.
For divisions that have not divided into teams (atom,midget), we will be sending out an email to those families. If you are not receiving emails from the league, please make sure we have the correct email address for you on file.
Practice times are as follows:
Our condolences to the Jr. B Avalanche team
It is with great sadness that I hear of the death of the Jr. B Avalanche captain Luke Zupan. On behalf of the Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Association I would like to offer our condolences to Luke's family and to the team. - Martin Sarabura, President
Ancaster Fall Shootout Tournament - October 23-25, 2015The Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Association are pleased to announce they will be hosting their inaugural girls hockey tournament October 23-25. Four game minimum and the tournament will be played to a shoot-out format - no ties. Player of the game awards for each game. Click here for more details on the tournament and registration. Contact tournament communications firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Divisions: Novice B, Atom A, BB, B, Peewee A, BB, B, Bantam A, BB, B, Midget A, BB, B.
Getting the word out - Girls' Hockey is the best!
Midget B coach Matt Lester, Communications Director Tracy Lynn Bezeau and Midget B captain Allie Stephen talk about the benefits of girls hockey on August 26 broadcast of Wellness Wednesday on CHML. Listen to the broadcast now!
Hurry! House League registration closing soon
To learn more about girls hockey for your daughter, click here.
House League players: Register now if you want to play this fall. Registration is $560.
We've added teams in a few divisions and as a result all divisions have spots available! We are looking especially for girls in our Novice division (born in 2007 or later) so we can have a third team. We are keeping registration open a little longer to pick up any last-minute registrations.
New players: If your daughter has never played hockey and you're not sure she'll like it, we're sure you'll like our Money Back Guarantee - if she goes to tryouts in September and doesn't want to play, we'll give you your money back - every penny! This is a no risk offer for you.
Register new and returning house league players here
Goalie incentives: If you're considering playing goalie we have some really great incentives for you. Check them out here.
To register for any division click here!
A couple of spots still available on our rep teams!
Atom rep teams are looking for goalies, email the development director
Midget AA needs one forward, email coach Harry Campbell
Interested in applying for a Board position? Visit this page for details. Interesting in helping organize the tournament? Visit this page for details.
2015-2016 AA program
With some of the best and most qualified coaches in the province, we continue to build up our AA program. This season we have 3 AA teams:
|Midget AA||Harry Campbell||HP1|
|Bantam AA||Duane Gray||HP1|
|Peewee AA||Rob Verbruggen|
Coach bios and coaching philosophies are found here. For more details about the Midget AA program, please visit this page.
Hockey Helmet Program for girls born in 2010
Registration is now open for Chevrolet Canada’s hockey helmet program for children born in 2010 and registered to play in the upcoming 2015/16 hockey season. To obtain more information and check eligibility requirements visit https://www.safeandfunhockey.ca/en/helmet. Over the last 3 years, Chevrolet has handed out more than 35,000 Bauer hockey helmets to parents of 5 year olds. Chevrolet, Safe on the Road. Safe on the Ice.
Open to Ancaster Avalanche Girls Association players who are over 14 years old or older. Players who are successful in becoming certified and active in the Regional Women Referee Association (Hamilton Region) will be reimbursed the cost of becoming certified. The Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Association strongly encourages our girls to get involved. A full schedule of Referee Clinics are now available on the Ontario Women's Hockey Association Website. The registration package is included below, and is also available on the website. You can access the selection of clinics at www.owha.on.ca/hcop.asp. If you are a first time referee, you need to attend the Junior clinics.
Contact the AAGHA Player / Coach Development Rep, Aaron Roberts at email@example.com for more details.