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2018-19 Dallas Stars Learn to Play - NOW OPEN

By AHAI 11/07/2018, 3:15pm CST

Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity, spots fill up quickly!

What is Learn to Play???


Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.

Program Fees

The program provides head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey. There is a participation fee associated with the program which may vary by facility and market.

Additional Program Information

  • This program is designed for first-time players only.
  • If your child does not know how to skate, we highly recommend you sign up for a "Learn to Skate" class at a local rink. Most of the participating rinks have these programs.
  • Participants must register online. Phone and/or in-person registration at individual rinks will NOT be accepted.
  • If your preferred locations are sold out before you register, please complete the waiting list form. If an opening becomes available, you may be contacted.

Questions? Email

Amarillo Coordinator:

Amarillo Dates & Price

1. Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
2. Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
3. Saturday January 26, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
4. Saturday February 2, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
5. Saturday February 9, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am 
6. Sunday February 10, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 





Head-to-toe equipment for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.













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.


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!


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.


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

Registration is now available for our youth programs


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 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




Final payment due

Nov 15: $85

September 1st

Mini Mite (2012-2013) – Spring Season

Spring: Jan 1 – Mar 31



Final payment due

Feb 15: $85

December 1st

Mini Mite (2012-2013) – Full Season

Oct 1 – Mar 31



(3) payments of $81.25

September 1st

Mite House (2010-2011)

Oct 1 – Mar 31



(3) payments of $100

September 1st

Mite Travel (2010-2011)

Sept 1 – Mar 31



(5) payments of $160 (est)

August 15th

Squirt House (2008-2009)

Oct 1 – Mar 31



(3) payments of $150

September 1st

Squirt Travel (2008-2009)

Aug 15 – Mar 31



(6) payments of $260 (est)

July 15th

Pee Wee House (2006-2007)

Oct 1 – Mar 31



(3) payments of $150

September 1st

High School House (2000-2005)

Oct 1 – Mar 31



(3) payments of $150

September 1st

High School Travel (2000-2005)

Aug 15 – Mar 31



(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).




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 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!