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Adult Hockey League Registration Now Open

By AHAI 07/20/2018, 2:15pm CDT

Registration now open for the 2018-19 adult hockey season

Amarillo Adult Summer Update

The 2018-19 hockey season is quickly approaching. The ice will be available by August 23rd, or sooner. Hockey is growing tremendously in the Panhandle, including the adult leagues. Our goal is to field four B League teams, and four A League teams this season. Each team will be affiliated and play back-to-back on the same nights. For example: The Wranglers B team will play the Gorillas B team, directly followed by the Wranglers A team vs. the Gorillas A team. This will make scheduling, referees, score keepers, goaltenders and player movement a lot more accessible on a night to night basis. If the A teams need players to fill their roster, the B affiliated players will be in the arena and ready to go.

Each player is responsible for selecting the level they want to play at (A or B). There will be no extra charge for B players playing as an affiliate in the A league. There is also no guarantee that an A team will need B affiliates either. The Amarillo Hockey Operations board reserves the right to make any roster changes necessary, at any time if it is in the best interest of the leagues.

Here is some important information, so please read carefully and understand the timeline and deadlines for registration and other events.

Registration:

A League season fee: $600

B League season fee: $600

Fee includes:

  • Draft party
  • 25 Games
  • Minimum of 2 playoff games
  • Team Jersey and socks
  • Stats, standings and live scoring
  • Post season awards party
  • Each league will have their own trophy (Keg Cup)

The deadline to register is: AUGUST 15th, 2018

To register click on the link: REGISTER NOW!

Draft:

We will use the same format for the draft as last season for the A league. The B league will start from scratch since we are adding two new teams.

  • The A league draft will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd
  • The B league draft will be held on Monday, August 27th

Location: TBD. We will send an email with more draft details after the registration deadline.

 

Adult Learn to Play

We are very excited to announce our new Adult Learn to Play pilot program. Amarillo will be the first rink in Texas to simulate the Dallas Stars Youth Learn to Play program. A separate flier and information letter will be sent out with all the details. We are expecting 12-30 new players that will transition into the B league this season.

Adult Drop In

The Bulls will place drop in hockey on the monthly Civic Center schedule as the availability of ice permits. Each session will cost $10 and will be cash only. We will not be pre-selling punch cards this season. The schedule will be updated monthly on Sport Engine and on the Bulls website.

We appreciate your dedication and commitment to hockey in Amarillo! We are very excited to start a new chapter, with more teams, and more players. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Program Director, Austin Sutter.

asutter@amarillobulls.com

2018-19 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

By AHAI 06/26/2018, 10:30am CDT

Registration is now available for our youth programs

SUMMER UPDATE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Hockey Family,

We hope you are enjoying a great summer so far. We are very excited and energized for a new hockey season to start. We have been working on some great things moving into next year as we plan to have an even better season than last!

Here is the summer update and information on registration:

Registration: Registration will begin on June 25th, 2018. All our programs are open, except for the Dallas Stars Learn to Play. We will still be using our Sport Engine registration platform. Each member will have to register with SportEngin before you can log in and complete registration (if you have not already done so). Please go to www.amarillohockey.com for more information on program packages, pricing, and information.

USA Hockey: To register with AHAI, you must have your USAH number. The cost to register with USAH is $46. If your child was born in 2012 or before, the cost is $0.

Raffle Tickets: We will continue the raffle ticket program. All the monies you raise, goes directly back to off-set your fees. The raffle will run from June 26th – November 1st of 2018. Tickets will only be available at Palace Coffee (34th & Coulter) every second Wednesday evening from 5:30- 7:00 pm (this will be the ONLY times available). Amy Henderson and Rachel Andersen will be the raffle managers. Each parent must sign a contract before they receive tickets and you will only be able to take a maximum of 20 booklets at a time. On the following Thursday, all credits will be applied to your account by the AHAI Treasurer. The prizes will be:

1st- Half side of beef and a freezer (donated by Andy’s Fence)

2nd- BBQ grill (donated by Jason Chafe State Farm)

 3rd- Revolver gun (donated by S & S Firearms).

All tickets will be $5. This is a great way to off-set the cost to play hockey and to teach the kids how to sell and take responsibility for raising their own money.

Please understand that there will be NO exceptions made to dropping off or picking up raffle tickets. The only time you may drop off or pick up tickets is on the schedule days (every 2nd Wednesday).

 

2018-19 Fees:

Division & Birth Year

Program Dates

Season Fee

Down Payment

Remaining Payments

Registration Deadline

Mini Mite (2012-2013) – Fall Season

Fall: Oct 1 – Dec 31

 

$175

$90

Final payment due

Nov 15: $85

September 1st

Mini Mite (2012-2013) – Spring Season

Spring: Jan 1 – Mar 31

$175

$90

Final payment due

Feb 15: $85

December 1st

Mini Mite (2012-2013) – Full Season

Oct 1 – Mar 31

$325

$81.25

(3) payments of $81.25

September 1st

Mite House (2010-2011)

Oct 1 – Mar 31

$420

$120

(3) payments of $100

September 1st

Mite Travel (2010-2011)

Sept 1 – Mar 31

$1070

$250

(5) payments of $160 (est)

August 15th

Squirt House (2008-2009)

Oct 1 – Mar 31

$650

$200

(3) payments of $150

September 1st

Squirt Travel (2008-2009)

Aug 15 – Mar 31

$2070

$500

(6) payments of $260 (est)

July 15th

Pee Wee House (2006-2007)

Oct 1 – Mar 31

$650

$200

(3) payments of $150

September 1st

High School House (2000-2005)

Oct 1 – Mar 31

$650

$200

(3) payments of $150

September 1st

High School Travel (2000-2005)

Aug 15 – Mar 31

$2070

$500

(6) payments of $260 (est)

July 15th

**Important Information to Consider**

  1. There is a processing fee of 2.8% at checkout that is not included in these prices. You will still be responsible for the processing fee even if you pay with raffle credits.
  2. Payment plans are estimated and may vary slightly.
  3. Each player is responsible for a $46 USAH fee that must be paid before AHAI registration (if born in 2012 or before the fee is $0).

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

At the end of the registration process online, you will get three payment options:

Option 1: Pay in full

Option 2: Automatic Payment Plan – this option is for families who want to make payments, but do not want to participate in the raffle. If you select this option- we will not be able to apply any credits to your account for raffle tickets sold

Option 3: This option is for families participating in the raffle. You will have to make your down payment in full. This can be applied as a coupon code (for tickets sold before the registration deadline). After the down payment is paid, you will be billed the remaining payments through the SmartPay system. Credits for tickets sold can be applied during the season to your account with this option.

Thank you for your passion, dedication and commitment to hockey in Amarillo. We are excited for the coming season and can’t wait to get started. Please make sure your kids are staying active, and trying new things over the summer. We strongly believe in multi-sport athletes. The summer will fly by and before you know it- we will be at the rink every night. If you have any questions about registration or need information, please contact us at asutter@amarillobulls.com any time.

The 2018-19 coaches will be announced in the coming weeks. If you have applied to be a coach in our program, you will be hearing from us soon!

 

Former Big Texan Bulls represents Amarillo Hockey on the national stage

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Big Texan Bulls varsity team captain, league MVP and recipient of the Pride and Purpose trophy, Vincent Petrey was selected to represent Team Texas at the America’s Showcase in St. Louis, MO last weekend. Team Texas is made of the top high school hockey players in the state, who participate against the best players from each state in a tournament showcase. This was Petey’s second season participating in the tournament.

Team Texas went 3 – 0 to start the weekend defeating the District of Columbia, Florida and Arizona. They advanced to the quarter final and lost a tight game to team Illinois by the score of 6 to 3.

Petrey was 4th on the team in scoring and 3rd in Assist. He registered 1 goal and 2 assists in 4 games played. The star player from Amarillo received a lot of attention from junior and college coaches and scouts from around North America, including teams in the North American Hockey League (same league the Amarillo Bulls play in).

                “Vinny was like a linebacker, running over his opponents and playing with an edge in his game. He fiercely drove to the front of the net and played a fearless style in the corners”, says Team Texas Assistant Coach, Knute Anderson.

This is the first time a player from the Amarillo Hockey Association has represented Team Texas at the America’s Showcase.

                “We are incredibly proud of Vincent’s accomplishments this season. He is a special player who has been committed to our program since he was a Mite. He has proven that our development model and coaching is working. He is an inspiration to all the other athletes in our program, that share the same dreams he does. Vincent has shown that Amarillo Hockey can produce players of elite caliber, able to participate at the national level. I will miss coaching him, but we know Vinny will move on to do great things and we wish him the best of luck in his future”, says Austin Sutter, the Program Director for AHAI, and Head Coach of the Big Texan Bulls Varsity team.

AHAI is dedicated to developing and moving their athletes on to play at the highest levels possible. We strive to offer an elite training and skating program that dedicates enough ice time, competition and coaching to play hockey at the junior and college levels after graduating from our High School program.