Inaugural Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Tournament
October 23 - 25, 2015
The Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Association are pleased to announce they will be hosting their inaugural girls hockey tournament on October 23rd to 25th. Four game minimum and the tournament will be played to a shoot-out format - no ties. Player of the game awards for each game. More details on the tournament and registration to follow. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Expected Divisions: Atom A, BB, B, Peewee AA, A, BB, B, Bantam A, BB, B, Midget A, BB, B. Stay tuned for more information on our "Name the Tournament Contest".
2015-2016 Season Tryout Schedule: Click here
April 15th to May 1st.
Online Registation Opens March 30, 2015 - For details click here
2015 Scholarship Application: This scholarship will be awarded yearly to one or two AAGHA Midget level players who will be attending post-secondary academic institution, namely a college or university. The recipients must exhibit the qualities on and off the ice that model the spirit of a team player. Examples include, but are not limited to, dedication, a hard worker, tenacity, and putting others before self. Applications accepted until April 30th. Click here for more details.
Rep coaches 2015-2016: We are pleased to announce our coaching lineup for next season!
Midget A- Jamie Page Midget BB- Lidio Mancini Midget B - Matt Lester
Bantam A/BB - Dave Taylor Bantam B - Stuart Simpson
Peewee A/BB - Eric Waxman Peewee BB/B - TBA
Atom A/BB - Aaron Roberts Atom B - Darren Murphy
2015-2016 Ancaster Avalanche AA program
With some of the best and most qualified coaches in the province, we continue to build up our AA program. Next season we will 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
2014-2015 Coaching clinicsFor AAGHA coaches, OMHA coaches, and coaches from other OWHA association.
To see what's on offer and register, see out coaching clinic page
Important House League Dates for 2014-2015 Season:
October 14, 2014 - House League Season Starts
Instructional Program - Thursdays starting October 9 at Morgan Firestone A. Application form
Goalie Clinics - Every other Tuesday starting October 7 at Spring Valley. Application form
GHGHL Playoffs - February 7th to March 25th, Super Sunday March 29th, Gretzky Sports Complex, Brantford
Development Stream Coaching Applications 2014-2015 seasonThe AAGHA is now accepting coaching applications for Development Stream teams in Novice, Atom and Peewee for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. For more information contact email@example.com.
AAGHA Spirit Day - October 26, 2014Spirit Day was held on the afternoon of Sunday October 26th at Morgan Firestone Arena. Girls came dressed in their Ancaster jerseys and showed off their Ancaster pride! Click here for details.
2014-2015 Team Photos Ready
If you haven't picked up your AAGHA Team Photos (House League and Rep) please contact either Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim at email@example.com.
Ancaster Jr Avalanche Ticket Offers
Special pricing on home tickets and group offers. Click here for details.
Jr Avalanche offer our AAGHA players to attend team practices and the opportunity to participate in games during the intermission or to line up with the team for the opening introductions. They also offer birthday party opportunities, the chance to drop the puck for the ceremonial face off, and for the rights to the 50/50 proceeds. Please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenty of Life Lessons Learned on the Ice...AAGHA President Martin Sarabura submits an article to the Hamilton Spectator that emphasizes that "Girls hockey teaches players teamwork, fair play and hard work". Read more...
Hockey Helmet Program for Girls Born in 2009Registration is now open for Chevrolet Canada’s hockey helmet program for children born in 2009 and registered to play in the upcoming 2014/15 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.