The continued growth and development of AHAI would not be possible without the contributions of dedicated volunteers. These individuals share in AHAI’s success and accomplishments year after year. Their selfless work and commitment continue to make a difference in the sport of hockey and in the lives of those who play the game.
AHAI Service Awards
AHAI Lifetime Achievement Award
AHAI President's Award
Terry Beacom AHAI Volunteer of the Year Award
Decatur Youth Hockey
USA Hockey New Leader Award
Decatur Youth Hockey
Female Honors Award
USA Hockey’s Central District
Sabre Girls Hockey
Congratulations are also extended to Don Allord on his new position as USA Hockey’s Central District Risk Manager.
Please note that there has been a change to the Tier II Two Choice Rule and Substitute Choice Application Process. The new rule reads as follows:
The 2 Choice Rules, for Bantam age divisions and below will be subject to the following timelines:
Tier II Substitute Choice Application Process for the 2016-17 Season
The Tier ll Substitute Choice Application Process, for Bantam age divisions and below will begin on July 20, 2016. All applications will be submitted online. The Tier ll Committee will ONLY have (3) three appeal hearings this year for those denied a substitute choice. The dates for the appeals are August 10, August 24 and September 8, 2016. Appeal hearings will be held at 6:30pm on the aforementioned dates at the North Shore Ice Arena located at 2111 Founders Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062. If denied please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at email@example.com with your preferred appeal hearing date (listed above). Deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15, 2016.
Click HERE for Tier II Substitute Choice Online Application
You will find helpful articles regarding the Two Choice Rule, Choice Substitutions and what you should consider before making that second choice as well as information regarding the Midget Third Choice in the articles below. Should you have any further questions, please contact Gregg Chudacoff.
AHAI and USA Hockey annouce they will be conducting a two day USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinic on Saturday, August 27th from 9 AM until 5 PM and Sunday, August 28th from 8 AM until 2 PM at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg, IL 60173 — 847.303.4100.
The Fee is $245.00 which includes lunch on Saturday. Check-in will begin on Saturday from 8 AM to 9 AM with the Clinic beginning promptly at 9 AM. Check in on Sunday is from 7 AM to 8 AM with the Clinic beginning promptly at 8 AM.
There are a limited number of rooms available at Renaissance Marriott at the special USAH CEP Clinic rate of: $109.00 per night. Please call the Marriott Renaissance Hotel directly at 847.303.4100 to reserve a room. We hope you take advantage of this special opportunity.
AHAI, the Chicago Blackhawks, Athletico and NorthShore University HealthSystem are proud to announce the 6th year of the “A Step aHead” program, which provides free baseline neurocognitive testing and education on concussions to the youth hockey community. The program will run from July 1 through November 30, 2016. All AHAI players aged 11-18 years old are eligible for free baseline testing. Beginning July 1 you may register online by clicking HERE.
Additionally, the “A Step aHead” program will again provide concussion education to AHAI coaches, parents and players. Further information about the testing programs and educational opportunities will be available in the AHAI newsletter, AHAI emails and through your clubs. We look forward to another year of working with the hockey community to improve safety in the sport we all love!
The 2016 Midget Tier I tryout dates are listed below. Please note that this year there will be a U15 age division. The exact times and locations of tryouts will be released shortly by the Tier I clubs. For your convenience, the dates of the National Festival Camps (invitation only) have also been included below, confirming conflict avoidance with Midget tryouts. Should you have any question please direct them to Mike Mullally, Tier I Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FESTIVAL CAMP DATES
15 Festival Camp – July 16-20 (2001)
16 Festival Camp – July 8-14 (2000)
17 Festival Camp – June 24-30 (1999)
The Bolingbrook Fire Fighters will host the 6th Annual Fire Fighter Face-Off Adult Hockey Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the Rocket Ice Arena in Bolingbrook, Illinois. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event will feature many firefighters, but all adults are welcome and you do not have to be a firefighter to be in the tournament.
For additional information please visit: www.firefighterfaceoff.com