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2019 AFHL Spring ID Camp Information

RED DEER - Registration information is now available for select Midget AAA, Midget Elite, and Bantam Elite Spring Identification camps.

Midget AAA

Edmonton Pandas, May 6-9 | Info >

Lloydminster Steelers, May 11-12 | Info >

St. Albert Slash, May 11-12 | Info >

Calgary Fire, May 24-26 | Info >

Rocky Mountain Raiders, May 24-26 | Info >

Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, May 26 | Info >

Midget Elite and Bantam Elite

North Central Impact, April 26-28 (Bantam Elite) | Info >

Calgary Fire, May 24-26 (Midget Elite) | Info >

Calgary Fire, June 7-9 (Bantam Elite) | Info >


FAQs

How do I know what Draw Zone/Recruitment Area I am in?

While Midget AAA operates without boundaries or draw zones, players interested in playing Midget Elite or Bantam Elite are expected to access their first tryout with their Recruitment Area Team. The Recruitment Area team that a player is eligible for depends on your Resident Minor Hockey Association (not the one the player was last registered with). The breakdown of Recruitment Area Teams can be found below:

Recruitment Areas >


Can a player access a Midget or Bantam Elite try out elsewhere?

Midget Elite and Bantam Elite players are expected to access their first try out within the area that has been identified by the ADM for their Resident LMHA. However, if extenuating circumstances warrant a move, a player may use the Elite Player Movement Application process to move to access a program outside of their identified area. Elite Player Movement Forms must be completed and submitted by July 1st.                      

Elite Player Movement Application >


Who can sign a Player Agreement Form?

A Player Agreement Form is for players selected to play for a Midget AAA, Midget Elite or Bantam Elite Team within the ADM. All “AAA” and Elite players must sign a Player Agreement Form prior to the start of the regular season. Underage players are not eligible to sign a Player Agreement Form without gaining approval through the Player Acceleration Process.

By signing this document, the player is agreeing to register and play for that specific Member Club for the upcoming season. This document is viewed as binding and it is the expectation of both parties, the player and the Member Club, to uphold their portion of the agreement.


Can I sign a Player Agreement Form prior to the start of the season? 

Each “AAA” Member Club can formally sign up to six players (five skaters and one goaltender) to early Player Agreements between June 15 to August 15th. This is done through the completion of the Player Agreement Form, signed by both parties. “Commitments” made without a written agreement are considered “verbal” and can be viewed as non-binding by either party. Players who have not signed a Player Agreement prior to the beginning of the season are encouraged to attend multiple tryout camps in order to keep all of their options open.


If I played AAA last year but would like to play for a different AAA team this upcoming season, is there something I need to do before I change teams?

If a player signed a Player Agreement and was registered with a AAA team for the 2018/2019 season and would like to play for another AAA team for the 2019/2020 season, the family will need to request an Elite Waiver from the Previous Registered Team. The signed waiver, complete with rationale must be submitted to the Female ADM Committee prior to the start of tryouts.


What is an elite waiver?

An Elite Waiver is used for two different purposes in the Female ADM;

  • Players who played “AAA” last season and would like to tryout/sign with another AAA club are required to have a completed Elite Wavier prior to the start of Tryouts.
  • A player who is cut from a Midget AAA, Midget Elite or Bantam Elite team and wishes to pursue the opportunity to try out with a second team. The player would need a completed Elite Waiver from the association that released them from the tryout process. A family would appeal to the Female ADM Committee by providing the Committee with a competed “Notification of Tryout Form” and Elite Waiver Form. The Female ADM Committee will review the application and provide the family with their second tryout option.

Do I have a choice of a second tryout?

At the “AAA” level, yes. The family and the player have the option of where they would like to go. This information needs to be submitted, alongside the Elite Waiver to the Female ADM Committee prior to moving onto your second tryout.

At the Elite Level, no. The Female ADM Committee works with all of the Member Teams during tryouts to understand if there is a need at a certain position (not enough defense at tryouts, no goaltender) amongst the teams. While travel is a consideration in the decision, the Female ADM will offer a second tryout option that would give the player the best opportunity to make a team.


When do tryouts begin?

The actual start date for tryouts may differ across associations, please ensure you are connecting with that association/team to find the proper dates.

Tryouts for AAA begin on/after August 23

Tryouts for Midget and Bantam Elite begin on/after September 6


Do I need any paperwork to attend a tryout?

All players trying out for a “AAA” or Elite team that is outside their Resident Minor Hockey Association needs to have a completed Notification of Tryout Form signed by their Resident MHA.

Notification of Tryout Form >


Is there a deadline to hand in my Notification of Tryout Form?

Notification of Tryout Forms need to be handed into the association players are accessing their first tryout with prior to the start of tryouts. “AAA” Players who have a preference for their second tryout can state their second tryout directly onto the NTO form.


Do I have to find a billet if I move away from home?

Each Female ADM Member Association has a billet program in place. They can assist you in finding a billet home while you play hockey. Fees may differ across associations and should be discussed with the Member MHA.


How much does this cost a year?

Each program is different (amount of ice, travel, team apparel etc). The association you would be able to give your family a more accurate breakdown of the financial obligations.

League News

St. Albert Slash aim for third straight Pacific title

RED DEER - A third trip to the Esso Cup Championship is on the line for the St. Albert Slash as they kick off the Pacific Regional Championships on Friday night.

For the third straight year, the St. Albert Slash of the Alberta Female Hockey League will battle the Greater Vancouver Comets for a spot in the Esso Cup. The Slash defeated the Comets in the previous two Pacific Regional Championships en route to back-to-back Esso Cup championships.

Games one and two are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, with game three set for Sunday at 12:45pm, if necessary. All three games take place at the Akinsdale Arena in St. Albert.

The 2018 Esso Cup runs April 21-27 in Sudbury, Ontario.

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AFHL Award Winners Announced

RED DEER - The Female ADM Committee have chosen the annual award winners for the 2018-19 season in each division.

Bantam Elite

Most Valuable Player - Jorja Nystrom, North Central Impact

Top Goaltender - Asia Kachuk, Sherwood Park Royals

Top Rookie - Lana Duriez, Lloydminster Jr. Steelers

Coach of the Year - David Fleming, North Central Impact

Midget Elite

Most Valuable Player - Madison Porter, Sherwood Park Fury

Top Goaltender - Cassidy Brown, Calgary Fire Red

Top Rookie - Arilyn Toews, Peace Country Storm

Coach of the Year - David Addison, Calgary Fire Red

Midget AAA

Most Valuable Player - Madison Willan, St. Albert Slash

Top Goaltender - Bella McKee, Lloydminster Steelers

Top Rookie - Jenna Goodwin, St. Albert Slash

Coach of the Year - Terry Johnson, Calgary Fire

AFHL Scholarship Recipients

Official: Mikala Brown (Northern Lakes College, Paramedic)

Mikala is 21 years old and grew up in Lloydminster, but currently resides in Cold Lake. She began officiating hockey when she was 12 years old, and became a level three official as well as a instructor when she was 18. Mikala currently works all levels of minor hockey, as well as male Junior B and men’s Senior AA. She graduated from her primary care paramedic program in 2017 and currently works for Cold Lake Ambulance. In the fall of 2019 Mikala will be attending the Advanced Care Paramedic program at Northern Lakes College. 

Coach: Morgan Casson (Grant MacEwan University, Nursing)

Morgan is a fourth year centre for the MacEwan Griffins and a three time ACAC champion. She is in her second year of a Bachelor of science in Nursing degree. Morgan has been a coach for three years, as well as been the program coordinator and founder of the Jr. Griffins female spring hockey program. 

Midget Elite: MaKenna Zanewich, Lethbridge Cyclones (University of Lethbridge, Nursing)

Makenna was born and raised in Lethbridge, and started playing hockey at the age of nine. She has played with the Lethbridge Midget Elite Cyclones for the past three years, and was name Captian this past season. Makenna will graduate from the French Immersion Program at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in June. She has received an early admission offer to the University of Lethbridge in the Bachelor of Nursing Program, and will begin her studies in September 2019.

 

Midget AAA: Darcee Hall, Red Deer Chiefs (University of Windsor, General Studies)

Darcee was born and raised in Delia, AB. She has played with the Midget AAA Sutter Fund Chiefs for the past two seasons. Her time competing in the AFHL has allowed her to accomplish her educational and physical goals as she will be attending the University of Windsor in the fall where she will be playing hockey and studying psychology. Aside from hockey, Darcee has been a member of Team Alberta Baseball for the past six years. She prides herself in being a multi-sport student athlete who has found success in sport and the classroom and she hopes to continue this through post secondary.

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Calgary Fire Red wins Midget Elite Championship

RED DEER - The AFHL crowned another champion over the weekend, as the Midget Elite Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, were hosted in Grande Prairie.

Calgary Fire Red defeated the St. Albert Sharks 5-1 to win the title. Hannah Suto netted a goal and an assist in the win that featured five different goal scorers for the champions.

It was the Sherwood Park Fury who took home the bronze after a 6-4 victory over Calgary Fire White.

FULL STATS AND STANDINGS >

Midget Elite

Photo Credit: My Grande Prairie Now


Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Midget Elite Preview

RED DEER – After Calgary Fire Red and the St. Albert Slash were crowned as AFHL Champions this past weekend in Bantam Elite and Midget AAA, the Midget Elite division gets set to take centre stage at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The Midget Elite Provincial Championships in Grande Prairie will feature five teams: The Peace Country Storm, Calgary Fire Red, Calgary Fire White, Sherwood Park Fury, and St. Albert Sharks. The tournament is set to begin at 11:15AM on Thursday, with the gold medal game taking place at 11:45AM on Sunday at the Coca-Cola Centre North Arena. FULL SCHEDULE >

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Instagram (username: hockey.alberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

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Photo credit: Two Point Photography and Design


Champions Crowned in Bantam Elite and Midget AAA

RED DEER - The Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, continued this past weekend with two AFHL divisions crowning their champions.

 

The Midget AAA Provincial Championships were hosted in St. Albert, where the host St. Albert Slash defeated the Calgary Fire 5-1 to win the title for the third year in a row. Madison Willan continued her terrific season by netting two goals and three assists, while Brianna Sank made 26 saves to backstop her team to the victory.

It was the Lloydminster Steelers who took home the bronze after a 2-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs.

ALL SCORES/STATS >

 

Red Deer played host to the Bantam Elite championships, where Calgary Fire Red defeated the North Central Impact 6-2 on Sunday to win the championship. Jennifer Shaw led the way for Calgary with two goals, while Kalynah Fong Martin posted 30 saves in the win.

Calgary Fire White won the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs.

ALL SCORES/STATS >

The AFHL Provincial Championships continue this coming weekend, where Grande Prairie will host the Midget Elite tournament featuring the Peace Country Storm, Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, Sherwood Park Fury, and St. Albert Sharks.

SCHEDULE >

Bantam Elite

From Left: Lana Duriez, Jorja Nystrom, Asia Kachuk


Bantam Elite Award Winners Named

The AFHL’s Bantam Elite division named their annual award winners on Thursday evening. 

Jorja Nystrom of the North Central Impact took home the honours for Most Valuable Player, after finishing the season with 33 points in 26 games.

Asia Kachuk of the Sherwood Park Royals won the award for Top Goaltender after sporting a 1.37 Goals Against Average, .940 Save Percentage, and ten wins in 15 games.

The award for Top Rookie went to Lloydminster’s Lana Duriez, who finished the season as the Junior Steelers’ top point getter with 29 in 23 games.

North Central’s David Fleming was selected as the AFHL Bantam Elite Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 20-6 record during the regular season.

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Photo Credit: Dennis Pajot - Hockey Canada Images


Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: AFHL Preview

RED DEER – Two AFHL champions will be crowned this weekend in Red Deer and St. Albert for the Bantam Elite and Midget AAA divisions at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The Bantam Elite Provincial Championships in Red Deer will feature five teams: The Red Deer Chiefs, Calgary Fire Red, Calgary Fire White, North Central Impact, and Lloydminster Steelers. The tournament is set to begin at 10:00AM on Thursday, with the gold medal game taking place at 11:45AM on Sunday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. FULL SCHEDULE >

The Midget AAA Provincial Championships in St. Albert will feature four teams: The St. Albert Slash, Red Deer Chiefs, Lloydminster Steelers, and Calgary Fire. The tournament will begin at 9:00AM on Friday with Calgary facing off against Lloydminster. The gold medal game will take place on Sunday at 1:00PM at the Go Auto Arena in Servus Credit Union Place. FULL SCHEDULE >

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Instagram (username: hockey.alberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

Bantam Elite

Playoff Bracket Update

The five teams that will be advancing to the Provincial Championship Tournament, presented by ATB Financial, are the North Central Impact, Lloydminster Steelers, Calgary Fire White, Calgary Fire Red, and host Red Deer Chiefs.

The tournament will take place on March 21-24.

Midget Elite

Playoff Bracket Update

The Peace Country Storm, Edmonton Pandas, Red Deer Chiefs, and Rocky Mountain Raiders have all advanced to the next round. Awaiting them after a bye week are the St. Albert Sharks, Sherwood Park Fury, Calgary Fire White, and Calgary Fire Red.

Check the schedule for game times and locations.

Bantam Elite