ATOM B/C: GOALIE Needed, upcoming 2013-14 season
There is ice time on June 29th, if you'd like to check out the team.
Please contact: Atom B/C Coach - Norm McDonald - Norm.McDonald@crawco.ca
Ancaster Heritage Days Parade A Huge Success!Thanks to Rich and Cindy Griffiths for organizing our float. The girls had a great time. They were loud and proud. The convertible and flatbed were nicely decorated. Everyone had war paint. The signs were joyful and fun.
Thanks to the Street family for the trailer, and for finding the hay (picking it up and returning it). The Streets also sent out emails to try and get more girls involved, and helped decorate the float. Al Spooner donated his trailer, though we didn't end up using it, and helped riding in the transport with Donnie Street. Thanks to Geraldine Heaney for her participation and Board members Warren Russell, Walter Buchko and Martin Sarabura who rode in the convertible. Mandy Clark and Denise Lacchin helped with war paint and signs, and marshalling the girls up front. John Susi, Brent Tyers, Vern Smith and Disa supervised on the float. Other parents helped face painting and putting up posters. Lots of volunteers!
Here are a few photos
Registration for the 2013-2014 season
Registration is now open for house league players. Register by June 30 to save $50 off your registration fee!
House League Coaches 2013-14 Season
The AAGHA is now looking for 'House League' and 'Development Stream' coaches for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
All coaches, new and returning, should complete the online 2013-2014 HL Coach Application Form by no later than: Sunday June 30, 2013. Ideally; we'll need 2 house coaches in each of the 5 divisions, along with one DS coach in our 3 youngest aged divisions.
Please forward your completed application forms to the following email address: email@example.com
We are looking for House League, and Development Stream (girls 'Select' hockey) Coach Applications, for all below divisions:
Novice (ages 7-8) anticipating One Development Stream Team
Atom (ages 9-10) anticipating One Development Stream Team
Peewee (ages 11-12) anticipating One Development Stream Team
Bantam (ages 13-14)
Midget (ages 15-17)
Note: you can apply for more than one House League team if you wish, or apply for both a House League and Development Stream (Select) team too if desired. Just be clear to indicate this on your application form when submitting it to us. And if you have never coached a hockey team before, don't worry, you can do it. Everyone has to start somewhere, and House League hockey is just the place to start, it really is. Because you know what, it's not just the girls out there on the ice who are learning, it's all of us!
As an added incentive, the AAGHA will help you locate any required coaching clinics that you may need, and will reimburse you fully for the cost of all coaching clinics that you do attend; so long as you successfully complete the course.
We look forward to receiving your application.
REP COACHES 2013-14
The AAGHA is pleased to announce our 2013-14 slate of Rep Coaches
Atom A Geraldine Heaney - firstname.lastname@example.org
Atom BB/B Matt Lester - email@example.com
Mike Harwood - firstname.lastname@example.org
Atom B Norm McDonald - email@example.com
Peewee A Duane Gray - firstname.lastname@example.org
Peewee BB/B Al Pattison - email@example.com
Peewee B Marty Vandenheuval - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bantam A Daimon Mussell - email@example.com
Bantam BB/B Jamie Page - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bantam B Aaron Roberts - email@example.com
Midget A Harry Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Midget BB Sheri Harrison - email@example.com
Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! The annual Street Hockey Tournament returns.
The Hockey Night in Canada's Play On Street Hockey Tournament will be returning to the Hamilton from May 11 to May 12.
They are looking for players, officials and volunteers.
for more information visit: www.playon.ca
Check out the Events/Hamilton "Hockey Partners" tab !
Avalanche Success at Provincials (Ottawa 4-7 Apr 13)
Congratulations to our Novice B girls who won Silver at Provincials!
Back to Back Tournament Silver’s for Peewee C’s
The Peewee C’s finished off the year bringing home more hardware for the trophy case. The team played their final games of the year in the 46th Annual Brampton Canadettes Easter Tournament this past weekend and had an amazing showing. The Av’s cruised through the round robin without losing a game and outscored their opponents 10 – 2 which earned them a spot in the Championship. The Championship game was a hard fought battle against the Sudbury Lady Wolves and the Av’s gave it all they had but ended up coming just short and settling for the Silver. It was a terrific weekend of hockey and the coaches and parents are extremely proud of our girls and all that they accomplished this year. Way to go Av’s!!!
Sally Anderson Award 2013
Sally stands with 2013 winners Soleil Griffiths and Olivia Monaco.
Alongside are 2012 winners Rowan Watson & Victoria Galvin
with 2011 winners Chantel Teixeira & Maggie Price.
Each year, in the Atom division only, the AAGHA presents the Sally Anderson Award to the deserving player from each Atom team. Sally Anderson is a wonderful young lady who played in the AAGHA association for many years, until she reached an age where she was no longer eligible to participate. She now plays women’s hockey with her Mom. Sally was born with Down Syndrome, however she did not let this hurdle get in her way of playing hockey and participating in life just as every other kid does. Sally and her family are wonderful people who exemplify the true meaning of sportsmanship.
When Sally was forced to retire because of age restrictions surrounding insurance issues, the league and her family wanted Sally’s memory to live on and decided to present the Sally Anderson Award to the worthy players from the Atom house league teams.
Congratulations to this year’s Sally Anderson Award winners, Soleil Griffiths and Olivia Monaco; truly wonderful young ladies who exemplify the meaning of this prestigious award!
February 27, 2013
A Silver for the Peewee Cs in Brantford!
At the 32nd Annual Walter Gretzky Girls Hockey Tournament the Ancaster Avalanche Peewee C team captured a silver medal with a dominant four days of hockey. The Avalanche topped the 8 team round robin standings going undefeated and posting 3 consecutive shutouts. The semi final game was a very physical affair and although the Mount Forest team was much bigger in size their physical play was no match for the more skilled Av’s who went on to win 3 – 0 and posted yet another shutout.. The final was a re-match from the round robin against the Sarnia Jr. Lady Sting. Unfortunately, the Av’s were still recovering from the semi final and although they played hard the Sting avenged a round robin loss to the Avs and took the gold medal with a 2-0 win.
After a slow start to the season for these hard working girls they have only lost 3 of their last 17 games. The coaching staff and parents could not be more proud of the effort and passion these young ladies bring to the rink every game.
Way to go Avs!
Atomc2 take Silver
This past weekend; our Atomc2 girls won silver at the Oakville Hornets Tournament. One of the areas largest tourney's had 24 atom teams battling for Gold. Great job by Coach Tim and the gang besting 22 of the 24 teams.
WANTED! - HOUSE LEAGUE GOALIES for 2013-14 SEASON
There is no "I" in TEAM, but arguably a team's best offence is a strong defence...and it all starts with the GOALIE.
Registration starts in the spring, but contact House League Convenor (Matt Lester, firstname.lastname@example.org) now for more information.
All skill levels welcome. Never played the position? No worries, the AAGHA provides professional training
Great incentives exist to help defray equipment costs. Check out our website under House League / Goalies
Please consider this exciting position.
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.
Contact the AAGHA Player / Coach Development Rep, Walter or Warren for more details.