Mark your calendars! The following times are for the 2020-2021 hockey season evaluations. Evaluations will take place on all listed dates for respective teams:
Dates: September 14, 15, & 17
Teams: Squirts, Peewees, & Bantams
Squirts: 5:30-6:30 pm
Pee Wees: 7:00-8:15 pm
Bantams: 8:45-10:00 pm
Mites will not participate in the evaluations this year. High School has already completed its evaluation process.
There will be a $40 non-refundable fee for any skater wishing to participate in evaluations that have not registered for the season. The fee will need to be paid on the first night of evaluations.
Registration will close on Sunday, September 13.
All rink rules apply, and be sure to show up with enough time to be on the ice at your scheduled time each day!
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Team Coordinators. Thank you all for volunteering and committing your time and effort for what is bound to be an interesting season!!
Mites (8U): - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Eaton - Co-Coordinator
Catherine Korrect - Co-Coordinator
Lindsey Dohrman - Assistant Coordinator
Beth Borrett - Co-Coordinator
Jenni Callan - Co-Coordinator
Kristine Loes - Assistant Coordinator
Erikka Bouska - Head Coordinator
Tami Woehl - Assistant Coordinator
Mary Pink - Head Coordinator
High School: email@example.com
Leslie Anderson - Head Coordinator
Rod Jones - Co-Coordinator
Jody Edgington - Assistant Coordinator
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 also supports our coaching staff in providing additional training and practice opportunities for optional purchase:
Evaluations (tryouts) are scheduled for Sept 14, 15, and 17. Specific details will be sent out once they are confirmed. The goal is to have our season start on Monday, Sept 21st with House League and LTP to start Oct 15th. We hope to get the season practice schedule updated and sent out as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through all the moving parts.
A couple of answers in anticipation of the questions to be asked:
1) Tryouts and practice schedules are nearly complete and will be announced soon.
2) Concussion screening schedules/information is also being created right now and will be announced shortly.
3) There are SO MANY moving parts. We appreciate your patience as we all work through this together. Given everything going on (and the most recent derecho that blasted so many central Iowa towns recently) your continued support and patience is truly appreciated more than you know!
4) Given everything listed above, the sooner you can get registered the better. This will help us determine a lot of decisions quicker once we have a solid understanding of the number of confirmed skaters this year.
**Be sure to get your skaters registered through USA Hockey prior to registering with AMHA**
5) It's a great day for hockey (registration)!
Please use the link below to register.
Congratulations to our Ames Little Cyclones chosen for the 2020-2021 U18 Team Midwest.
Luke Nemeth (F)
John Anderson (G)
Head Coach JJ Santagata - Assistant Head Coach
We could not be more proud of our players and Coach. Best of luck and way to represent AMHA and Ames Little Cyclones!
AMHA is excited to announce Power Edge Pro Reactive Countering Training Camp August 21-23.
U8 / U10 Combined 3 Hours of Training $120.00
U12/ U14 Combined 3 Hours of Training $120.00
U16/ U18 Combined 5 Hours of Training $200.00
For more information please contact Fred Van Bergen.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to be a team coordinator please fill out this form to let the board know of your interest.
Lancer's Hockey Staff on Cale Naeve:
"Cale is a warrior who plays a very strong 200-foot game. He is a player we know well and highly coveted because of his intangibles that he brings on and off the ice!"
Cale played with AMHA through 1st-year Peewees and most recently was a practice player with the Little Cyclones. Congratulations to Cale and we wish you the best of luck.
Rachelle Bristow - President
Elizabeth Helmers - Vice President
Tim Lillwitz - Secretary
Michael Wilson - Treasurer
Non-Voting Board Members
JJ Santagata - High School Head Coach
Brian Schwartze - Advisor to the President
Kristine Loes - Assistant Treasurer
Fred Van Bergen - Player & Coach Development Coordinator
Dawn Scheuffele - Lead Coordinator
Matt Purtill - Ref in Chief
Congratulations to our 20-21 AMHA Board of Directors
Logan Will, of Ames, was recognized for his work helping students and youth hockey by being named the Heather Roberts Humanitarian Scholarship Award winner this month by the Omaha Lancers USHL hockey team for 2020.
Check out the article link for more details!
Congratulations Logan and we are very proud of you! Thanks for all you do giving back to youth hockey.
Athena currently plays for Cornell University as a Defender. Prior to Cornell, Athena played for a variety of hockey programs but has roots in Ames as she played with AMHA through Bantams. Additionally, Athena was a practice player on our High School Team when she was not on the road playing with her other teams. Athena returns annually to Ames and works with our youth skaters whenever her schedule allows. Cornell is currently the #1 seed in the 2020 Women's Frozen Four.
Please join us in wishing Athena and her Cornell teammates good luck in their pursuit of a National Title.
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.
Play Like a Girl!
Congratulations to our Peewees for their 3rd place finish and to our Squirts & Bantams for their 2nd place finish in the MWAHA Championship Tournament. What a great finish to a wonderful 2019/2020 Hockey Season.
Good luck to our Bantams, Peewees, and Squirts participating in the Mid-West Amateur Hockey Association Championships tournament this upcoming weekend. All three teams will represent themselves, their families, and AMHA in the Championship tournament to determine the league's highest honor. No matter the outcome AMHA is very proud of our teams and the way they play, compete and grow.
AMHA had a great last regular-season weekend. From Omaha to Dubuque to Amery, WI our teams competed and represented. Bantams and Squirts brought home 2nd place trophies while the Peewees and Mites brought home a 3rd place trophies. Overall, great last full weekend of the season. Go Flyers!
Congratulations to a group of amazing young skaters. Our squirts traveled to Fargo, ND to participate in the 2020 Squirt International Tournament. Out of 80 teams, the squirts made it to the championship game with a 5-0 record, coming up just short in a shootout after dobule OT.
Justin Sosounski - 1st Place 2020 Squirt Olympics - Fargo, MN
Congratulations to Justin Sosounski for taking 1st place in the relay race at the 2020 Squirt Olympics in Fargo, ND. Justin along with his Squirt teammates are attending the 2020 Squirt International Tournament in Fargo. AMHA is proud of Justin for his personal accomplishment and proud of the whole Squirt team for representing themselves, their families, and AMHA! Way to go team!
Congratulations to the Squirt A team for their Runner-Up at the Battle at the Stable in Cedar Rapids. The team competed hard all weekend and represented themselves and AMHA fully.
Bantam ND Championship
Congratulations to the Bantam A team for bringing home the championship from the Irish South Bend Cup. Very proud of the team for the way they represented themselves and AMHA.
What do two opposing teams from the Midwest High School Hockey League do between games? They volunteer at the Siena Francis House, moving (literally) tons of food from one building to another! Many thanks to the Omaha Junior Lancers and the Ames (Iowa) Little Cyclone Hockey clubs for their great help at our shelter! After playing a 7 pm game on Saturday and prior to their 1:30 pm match on Sunday, both squads met at our shelter early this morning and lent their youthful energies to a great cause. Both teams are definitely #SienaStrong. Ames Minor Hockey Association - AMHA Omaha Junior Lancers High School Hockey
Congratulations to our Little Cyclones for their victory of the 2019 I-35 Cup.
Play Like a Girl!