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AHAI Announces Boys Player Development Camp Players to attend the Central District Player Development

The 2014 Amateur Hockey Association Player Development / Identification Tryout Camp concluded this weekend of April 11th.  As determined by the ranking process which started in January, the Head Coaches of Tier 1, Tier 11 and High School Varsity assembled the top IL players in the 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 birth years for this Player Development Camp.  The players who participated should be very proud of their accomplishments.  Only 36 Forwards, 24 Defensemen and 8 goalies were selected per birth year to participate in this AHAI Player Development Camp.

The AHAI allocation for the 1997, 1998 & 1999 birth years to advance to compete in the Central District Festival is 2 goaltenders, 7 defensemen and 11 forwards for each of these birth years.  The Central District Tryout Camp Festival is held in Fond du Lac, WI on May 2nd through May 4th.   These players will compete against the very best players selected from the 6 States (to include IL) that makes up the USA Hockey Central District.  From this camp, players will be selected for the privilege to attend the week long USA Hockey National Camps..

The AHAI allocation for the 2000 birth year to advance is 4 goaltenders, 9 defensemen and 15 forwards.  The players selected from the AHAI Player Development Camp, will attend the week long USA Hockey Central District Player Development Bantam Camp at Iowa State University in Ames, IA from June 15th through June 20th.

Congratulations to all the elite players selected for participation in this year’s Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Player Development / Identification Tryout Camp and the very best of luck to those who were selected for the privilege to participate in the Central District Player Development Camps.

Dates:     Saturday June 21, 2104      8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
               Sunday June 22, 2014        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:     Sheraton West Des Moines
                  1800 50th Street    
                  West Des Moines, IA 50266

Prerequisite:     Level 3 Completion    

Topics:    Offensive and Defensive Player Development, Special 
               Teams, Ethics, ADM, Teambuilding, Goaltending, Small
              Games, Bench Management, Practice Efficiency, 
             Off-Ice Development.

Clinic Fee: $215.00 (Includes Clinic Materials, Coaches Gifts, Door Prizes                        Continental Breakfast and Lunch both days)

Accommodations:  Coaches who need hotel rooms may call the Sheraton 
                 West Des Moines at 515-223-1800.  Mention that you’re
                 with the USA Hockey Coaching Seminar in June. 
                 A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted
                 Rate of $104/night.

Registration: All registration is done at www.usahockey.com  under the coaches section. Search for Level 4 clinics

All inquiries may be directed to Doug Dietz at dougdietz04@gmail.com

Congratulations to the BMO Harris Bank Player, Coach & Volunteer of the Month!

Coach of the Month: Brian Cafarelli, Champaign Urbana Chiefs
Player of the Month: Evan Torbica, Midwest Blackbirds
Volunteer of the Month: Jill Hall, Chicago Bulldogs

Pictured Left to Right: Zach Lazar, Regional Marketing President of BMO Harris, Jill Hall (Volunteer of Month), Evan Torbica (Player of Month), Brian Cafarelli (Coach of Month) and Annie Camins of the Chicago Blackhawks

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