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2021 AMHA July Summer Hockey Camp

AMHA is pleased to announce the July Summer Hockey Camp. The camp consist of four (4) full weeks of on ice skill development starting Monday, July 5th through Thursday, July 29th.

The camp is available to all age groups:

  • LTP/House - Birth year 2015 and younger & athletes not able to commit to the ice touches of the age appropriate group
  • Mite/8U - Birth year 2013 & 2014
  • Squirt/10U - Birth year 2011 & 2012
  • Peewee/12U - Birth year 2009 & 2010
  • Bantam/14U - Birth year 2007 & 2008
  • HS - Birth year 2006 and older & freshman born in 2007

For full camp details please visit the link below.

To register please use the registration link below.

 

20-21 AMHA High School Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 20-21 AMHA High School Award Recipients:

Most Valuable Goalie - John Anderson
Noel Erickson Most Valuable Player - Jackson Kinart
Rookie of the Year - Mate Csatlos
John Russo Leadership - Jackson Kinart
Best Forward - Luke Nemeth
Best Defenseman - Evan Foglesong
Meat & Potatoes - Jackson Kinart
Iron Man - John Anderson

21-22 Coaches and Coordinators Announcement

AMHA is excited to announce the 21-22 hockey season lead coaches and coordinators. No association can be successful without the dedication and commitment from our volunteers, especially at the coaching and coordinator level. On behalf of the AMHA Board and association thank you one and all for stepping up to lead our teams!

Lead Coaches:

High School – Dave Elliston
Bantam – Rick Baker
Peewee – Matt Paulsen
Squirt – Andrew Murdoch
Mites- Jamie Surovy & Mike Paulsen

Lead Coordinators:

High School – Rod Jones, Mary Pink – Co – Coordinator, Ryan Kinart, Michelle Wilson as Assistant Coordinators
Bantam – Sharisse Naeve & Tami Woehl
PeeWee – Erikka Bouska
Squirts – Beth Borrett & Kristine Loes
Mites – Michele Eaton & Kelli Downing
LTP / House League – Julie Gould

AMHA Player Spotlight

Congratulations to Carlee Rae Schwartze for signing with Lady Blues Hockey! What a great opportunity and accomplishment for Carlee. AMHA is proud of Carlee and wishes her the best of luck next season. Way to represent yourself, your family, and AMHA!

AMHA Player Spotlight

Congratulations to Lucie Van Bergen and Evie Letcher for being selected to skate with the MWAHA 10U select team this summer.  Lucie and Evie were among 41 skaters who tired out. Big shoutout to these wonderful and talented AMHA skaters. Way to represent yourself and AMHA. We are very proud!

AMHA Announces New High School Head Coach

AMHA is happy to officially announce Coach Dave Elliston will be taking over as Ames High School Head Coach!! 

Coach Dave grew up playing hockey in Omaha.  First, in Omaha's youth program and then he moved on playing for the Omaha AAA program for u16 and u18. 

Dave also played for the ISU Cyclones 2009-2013.

Most recently Dave has been coaching at the bantam level for AMHA for the past 4 seasons. In the last 2 seasons, he has been head coach. During this time Coach Dave has shown his commitment to AMHA and skater development.

Again we are excited to have Coach Dave on board as High School Head Coach, please join us in giving him a warm AMHA welcome!!

AMHA Board

AMHA Player Spotlight

Congratulations Noah Davies (F) (07) for being selected to attend the USAH 2021 Central District Bantam Camp. Additionally, congratulations to Oliver Giles (D) (07) for being selected as an alternate to attend the USAH 2021 Central District Bantam Camp.

Congratulations to Ethan Wilke (D) (06) for being selected to attend the USAH Central District Boys Player Development Camp Tryouts.

All players proudly represented themselves and AMHA while continuing to "Raise the Bar" for AMHA Hockey.

Alumni Spotlight - Evan Foglesong

Congratulations to Evan Foglesong on his commtiment to continue his hockey career at Trine University. Evan is a great example of where hard work and dedication can lead! We are so proud of Evan and wish him the best of luck! Go Flyers and Go Thunder!

Evan Foglesong
AMHA 8U Mites Black - 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions

MItes 8U Black - 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions Mites 8U Black team. Way to represent yoursleves, your team and AMHA. The future is bright for AMHA!

Bantam Orange - La Crosse Bantam Tourament - Consolation Winners

Bantam Orange - 2021 La Crosse, WI Bantam B Tournament - Consolation Champions

Congratulations to the Bantan Orange Team for their Consolation win at the 2021 La Crosse, WI Bantam B Tournament. The team went 2 - 3 to finish their season strong. Way to represent yourselves, your team, and AMHA!

Bantam 2021 J2K Tournament Champions

Bantam Black 2021 J2K Bantam A Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam Black team for their Championship win at the 2021 J2K Bantam A Tournament in Mason City.

Bantam Black - 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament Champions

Bantam Black - 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam Black team for their Championship win at the 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament. The team went 5 - 0 with a 2-1 victory over Sioux Falls in the championship game. During the semi-finals game the team went into the 3rd period down 2-0. With just 2+ minutes remaining the team scored 4 goals to win the game. The team showed grit and determination while never giving up!

Registration Link for the AMHA PEP Camp

The Ames, Iowa Power Edge Pro Camp in August is up and open for sign up. We will have the PEP staff on site to coordinate and head this hockey camp. Please see following link to sign up for this unique and growing training tool being used in the NHL, NCAA and also the Ames Flyers & Little Cyclones. We hope to see a great turn out the weekend of August 20-22.

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What AMHA Has to Offer

We at Ames Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) pride ourselves on our motto of "Raising the Bar". This year is no different, and we are excited to announce several new opportunities within the AMHA community, while also reminding you of the already existing programs we provide our players.

The following are included in annual registration fees:

  • AMHA summer hockey program
  • AMHA weekly specific goalie practice called "Behind the Mask"
  • Team tournament fees
  • A highly trained and experienced coaching staff
  • All volunteers directly interacting with youth receive background checks and are Safe Sport certified
  • House leagues and travel opportunities
  • Up to three (3) practices a week with additional game time opportunities on the weekends
  • AMHA incorporates both the USA Hockey ADM model and the Power Edge Pro (PEP) development system for practices.

AMHA also supports our coaching staff in providing additional training and practice opportunities for optional purchase:

  • Stickhandling sessions by our Bantams coach
  • Dryland strength, endurance, and conditioning for Squirts-High School offered by our High School coach
  • On ice skating and goalie camps offered throughout the year by Top Shelf Hockey Academy
  • Summer travel teams offered by Top Shelf Hockey Academy
  • Power Edge Pro (PEP) camps offered throughout the year
  • Additional technical skills through the Learn to Skate (Hockey) sessions offered by the Ames Figure Skating Club

Women's Hockey is strong in AMHA

In honor of Athena and the many strong female hockey players that have played with AMHA, we are proud of the growth within the association related to female players. This past season AMHA had more female participants throughout the association than has been seen in years past.

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