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The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) is the governing body for the Atlantic Affiliate of USA Hockey

Latest News

  • 2017-18 Tiering Designations
  • Outstanding Financial List
  • Girl's and Boy's Player Development Sets Tryout Dates!
  • Woodbridge Sled Hockey Player Stars in "Speechless"
  • Atlantic Affiliate Screening Requirements
  • SAFESPORT Clubs and League Coordinators Mandated by USA Hockey!
  • Tier I and Tier II Application for 2017-18 season
  • Tryout Dates for 2017-18 Season
  • Atlantic Affiliate Free Mite Jamborees
  • Approved Tier I Teams for 2016-17 Season
  • Approved Tier II Teams for 2016-17 Season
  • Coaching Seminars - Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
 

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Tier I and Tier II 2017-18 Designations

Designations for the upcoming 2017-18 season has now been completed.  However, there is a window allowed for appeals, which will not be completed for another 2-3 weeks.  Once the request for appeals timeframe and any actual appeals are complete, the final list will be posted. 

Atlantic District Outstanding Financial List

Now is the time of year for all clubs to submit to the Atlantic District any players who have an outstanding debt for the 2016-17 season.

Please read the rules and regulations that stipulate what you, as a club, need to do in order to place a player onto the outstanding debt list.  This list is for this season only.  You cannot place players who owe you money from the past.  You cannot submit players who owe you money that you made financial arrangements with and still allow them to be on the ice after February 1.  Please send the players name, date of birth and club name to Colleen Marinari, Executive Director, at hocky@erols.com by February 15 at the latest! 

Atlantic Affiliate, Rules and Regulations, Article II - Players, Section B - Player Eligibility, Paragraph 3:

    Financial Responsibility. No player from any USA Hockey Affiliate or may register or participate on a team within the Atlantic Affiliate if such player owes any financial obligation, including, unreturned equipment, to any previous team or organization registered within any USA Hockey Affiliate or District.

(a)        Each organization should put in their contract that the person signing the contract agrees to be bound by this Article regarding Player Eligibility and releases and appeals.  All payment plans are to have a final date.  Suggest that all payment plans have a end date of January 1.  If not paid in full by February 1, the player's name is placed on the Financial Outstanding list and player cannot play for the rest of the season for that team.  No name may be placed on the Financial Outstanding list after February 15.

(b)        After February 15, the Atlantic Affiliate will compile a list of all registered Affiliate players who are claimed to owe an outstanding financial obligation by their previous Atlantic Affiliate team or organization.  No player whose name appears on the outstanding financial list shall be rostered with another Atlantic Affiliate team (regardless of youth or adult) until the outstanding financial obligation has been discharged or satisfied to the satisfaction of the club or permission is given by the Affiliate, respective league or club.

(c)        Any player who is denied a release after having been notified has the right to the review and appeal of such denial in accordance with the provisions of this rule and Article Affiliate's Rules and Regulations.

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Girl's and Boy's Player Development Sets Tryout Dates

The Atlantic District's Girl's Player Development Program will be holding their open tryouts the weekend of March 25 & 26, 2017 at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia.  For further information on this program, please go to our Women's/Girls page on the left hand side!

The Atlantic District Boy's Player Development Program will be holding their open tryouts the weekend of April 22-23 at the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ.  For further information on this program, please go to our Player Development page on the left hand side!                                                                     

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One Of Our Sled Players Is A Regular On TV!

  We are proud to announce that one of our Woodbridge players has made it big and is helping to advertise our sled hockey sport!  Micah Fowler, who played for the Woodbridge Warriors Sled Hockey team, plays the part as J.J. - a high schooler with cerebral palsy who has a biting wit and sense of humor.  The episode is a direct result of Micah playing sled hockey.

Micah's family told the producers and writing team about Micah's experience and they wrote an episode just from that.  For the sled hockey scenes they spent an entire 12 hour day filming with the sled hockey companions of the LA Kings NHL team.  The episode was shown on December 7. 

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Atlantic Affiliate Screening Requirements

A reminder that all of our PA clubs, coaches, managers, locker room monitors, employees, officers, board of directors and others need to follow the updated rules in Article X! 

All PA Act clearances go thru www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov.   All PA clubs must report to the AAHA a list of the cleared certificates received by November 30.  Attached is a copy of the report that needs to be filed out and sent in.    Our Screening database on this website has been updated.  Once the clubs send in their required report showing all of the coaches, managers, etc. that have been accepted by them as Act compliant, we will update the screening database showing that they are currently screened.  Otherwise, they will continue to be shown as "screening required" on the website.

In addition to PA clubs following the Act requirement, all PA/NJ/DE clubs, coaches, etc. must also be screened thru the Atlantic Affiliate.  Please go to our tab at the top of the page titled "Screening" for the rules/instructions on how to complete this requirement!  This is explained in detail to all of those who live in the state of NJ/DE and those who live in PA.  If you have any questions with regard to this, please contact our Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator, Pete Rothman, at aaha.act15@gmail.com.

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USA Hockey Mandates Clubs and Leagues To Have SafeSport Coordinators!

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey.  This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey's programs.

USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players.  These include without limitation: physical abuse, sexual abuse, screening, locker room supervision and hazing policies in addition to codes of conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.

USA Hockey has now mandated that each organization and league have a SafeSport coordinator.  A handbook is now available for all coordinators to download along with a copy of the different policies and required training of USA Hockey's and its member programs'.  Please go to the website link:  http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/908023-usa-hockey-safesport-program to review this new policy and to download all of the required paperwork for your coordinator!  A manual on how to conduct an investigation will be available in late summer.

Each club and league coordinator must take the course, or refresher, and download/complete their SafeSport certificate.  All completed certificates, along with the name, address, email and cell number for club and league coordinators, are to be emailed to Pete Rothman, Atlantic District SafeSport Coordinator, at pete@rbcpa.net. 

The training website link to USA Hockey is: http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/908023-usa-hockey-safesport-program

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Tier I and Tier II Designations For 2017-18 Season

In accordance with the AAHA Rules and Regulations, Article VI - Teams, Clubs and Organizations, Sections A, B and C (Attached), the application for the 2017-18 Tier I and Tier II Designations are now available for submission.  Both the Tier I and Tier II applications, which must be filed separately, are due by November 30, 3016 and are to be sent via email to ghefferan.aaha@icloud.com or by fax to 201-510-0365.  A copy of the application can be obtained by clicking here!

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Tryout Dates For Upcoming 2017-18 Season

In accordance with the AAHA Bylaws, the President and the Board of Directors approved changes to the tryout dates as previously published in the AAHA Rules and Regulations 2016-17 - Article VI - Teams, Clubs and Organizations - Section H Tryouts.

The information below reflects the REVISED information (changes are in BOLD) and only impact GIRLS tryout dates.  All others remain the same.  This change is to align girls non-national bound tryout start dates with youth start dates for the same age and tier classification.

ARTICLE XII - TRYOUTS

Tryout dates amended as follows for Tier I and Tier II for the 2017- 18 season are:

12U, 10U Tier I- Youth and Girls March 27, 2017 after 4:00 PM
12U, 10U Tier II- Youth and Girls April 3, 2017 after 4:00 PM
8U All Levels Youth and Girls April 3, 2017 after 4:00 PM
12U, 10U Independent teams - Youth and Girls April 10, 2017 after 4:00 PM
18U, 16U, 15P, 14U Tier I - Youth April 12, 2017 after 4:00 PM
19U, 16U, 14U Tier I and Tier II - Girls April 12, 2017 after 4:00 PM
18U, 16U,14U Tier II - Youth April 17, 2017 after 4:00 PM
19U, 18U, 16U, 14U Independent Clubs/Teams - Youth and Girls April 24, 2017 after 4:00 PM
All Age Levels Spring and Summer Teams - Youth and Girls April 24, 2017 after 4:00 PM
Tier I tryouts Must be concluded by August 1, 2017
Tier II and all other tryouts Must be concluded by October 31, 2017

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Atlantic Affiliate Free Mite Jamborees!

Our Affiliate held two 8U jamborees, events that spread joy for boys and girls throughout New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern PA.  This season, nearly 200 8U and 6U teams participated at the Ice Works Ice Rink in Aston, PA and the Ice Vault in Wayne, NJ. 

Each team played four games, with boys, girls and combined skill facing off for fun, skill development and stratification within the Atlantic Hockey ranks.

With meaningful games being another core tenet of USA Hockey's American Development Model, the annual jamboree delivers in more ways than one, providing fun with age-specific competition and efficient skill development.  "USA Hockey's ADM and the cross-ice games have really helped kids focus on skill development and most importantly, having fun" said Colin White of the NHL Devils, whose son participated in the jamboree.  "As a parent of former NHL player, it's refreshing to see and I know my child is loving it!"

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AAHA Approved Tier I Girl's Teams for 2016-17 Season

TEAM 12U 14U 16U 19U
Junior Titans X      
New Jersey Colonials X X X X
New Jersey Rockets X X X X
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers X X X X

AAHA Approved Tier I Boy's Teams for 2016-17 Season

TEAM 10U 12U 14U 15 PURE  (SEE NOTE) 16U 18U
Junior Titans X X X X X X
Lehigh Valley Phantoms X          
Mercer Chiefs X   X   X X
New Jersey Colonials X X X   X X
New Jersey Devils Youth X X X X X X
New Jersey Hitmen   X X X X X
New Jersey Rockets X X X   X X
North Jersey Avalanche X X X X X X
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers X X X X X X
Philadelphia Little Flyers X X X   X X
Ramapo Saints X X X   X X
Redbank Generals   X X      
Team Comcast X X X X X X
Valley Forge Minuteman X X X   X X
WBS Jr. Knights  X X X   X X
15PURE is a USA Hockey Pilot Program for Tier I Boys level at the single birth year for 15 Year old players. (2001 Birth year for the 2016-17 Season). This comes at the recommendation of various NCAA College Hockey Coaches and other hockey professionals. The AAHA encourages its 2001 Birth year players to give strong consideration to this level if offered the opportunity to play at the 15 Pure Level. 

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