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Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 Season

Dear Andover Hockey Parents and Players,

As a youth sports association, participating families (Association members) share the cost of fielding teams and running the program.  We also share the benefit of fundraising efforts through charitable gambling and our charitable gambling sites. We operate charitable gaming at Pappy’s Tavern, Route 65 Pub and Willy McCoy’s in Andover.  Our ability to operate fundraising efforts at these locations is only possible with the voluntary support of these local business owners. Please support the local businesses who support our activities!  Without these fine establishments, we would be looking at an almost 100% increase in our Association fees to keep the Association running!

Please note the following items for the 2019-2020 season:

  • CONSTRUCTION ZONE! We will all have to be patient this year as progress is in the works!  We will have additional parking woes in the upcoming months at the ACC. Crews will begin to add additional parking to the YMCA to help with lack of parking on the ACC side.  Please be patient as construction of the new indoor multi-purpose facility gets underway!

  • FEES for the upcoming season are going to be increased this year.  It has been at least 4 years since the Association has raised rates and in that 4-year span, we had a rate reduction.  Ice per hour continues to be higher each year at both the Super Rink and the ACC. AHYHA is still the best value amongst the other area associations!

  • ANNOUNCING OUR NEW REGISTRATION TOOL . This year's registration process will be handled through Sports Engine. This means no more need for a separate login to track registrations completed, fees paid and amounts due.  In addition to access via AHYHA.com Sports Engine is also completely mobile enabled.  Make sure to download the Sports Engine app to keep up with payments and team activities easily from your mobile device.

  • TRYOUTS for all traveling teams will remain closed.  

  • PLAYER ELIGIBILITY RULES require that  AHYHA continue adhering to the District 10 mandated High School boundary rules as noted in Minnesota Hockey.  Players registering must have primary residence within the Andover High School boundaries.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Last year, USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and District 10 made it mandatory that there will be NO SMARTPHONE use or ANY video- audio recording device in the locker rooms.  This is a zero-tolerance rule that will entail financial fines and game suspensions. Please have this conversation with your child(ren) asap and to either leave those devices in the car or at home!  

As you register for regular season hockey, you will see the option to register for AHYHA Fall Skills.  Please see updated program information on our website at www.ahyha.com.

We will be verifying that our players are eligible to register with AHYHA.  A player’s eligibility is determined by our affiliation agreement with Minnesota Hockey and is based on the player’s high school attendance boundary.  This is a Minnesota Hockey and District 10 rule and ultimately District 10 will make a ruling on this eligibility rule.

It is our goal to provide an opportunity for every eligible player to participate and thrive in the sport of hockey and to excel to their potential. I wish everyone good luck this year.  GO HUSKIES!

Sincerely,

 

Jeremy Coe

President, Andover Youth Huskies Hockey Association