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Welcome to the home of the Appleton Wizards!

The Appleton Area Hockey Association (AAHA) is committed to developing competitive youth hockey in the Appleton, Wisconsin area while teaching our skaters the value of winning ... and losing ... with grace and dignity. Our aim is to increase our skaters' enjoyment of the game of hockey, advance their skills, and to help develop their character.

AAHA is a Division 1 member association of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA, Region 3). Skaters interested in joining AAHA  must reside within the boundaries of the public school districts of Appleton, Black Creek, Hilbert, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, or Sherwood to register and join AAHA.  If you reside in another city or school district you must register with the appropriate association such as Fox Valley, De Pere, Green Bay, Waupaca or Shawano.


Volunteer Credit Requirements

Since AAHA is a volunteer-run organization, each AAHA family is required to fulfill a certain number of volunteer credits. For those with players at the Squirt/U10 level and above, the requirement is 15 credits. Mite families are required to fulfill 7 credits. Please note that this is per family, not per skater.

All volunteer credits must be scheduled by March 1 and completed by March 29th. A skater may be eligible to participate in the Monsters on Ice Festival or the State Tournament if a family does not meet the minimum volunteer requirement. Unfulfilled credits will be billed at a rate of $40/credit hour.

NOTE: Any volunteerism not posted on AAHA's Dibs session will not be eligible for AAHA volunteer credits unless approved in advance by the AAHA Board. Volunteering to help at USA Hockey Nationals (March 26-29) will eligible for volunteer credits. Sign up below using the VolunteerSpot link.

Volunteer to help at USA Hockey National Tournament

Please note that off-ice officials must be 18+ years of age.

 

VolunteerSpot registration

 

Please sign up for USA Hockey Nationals (Appleton)! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Y52iJ1 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. 

 


NHL Study on Cross Ice Hockey

Mites who play cross ice (vs full ice) hockey have:

  • 2x more body contact
  • 6x more shots
  • 2x more puck touches
  • 2x more pass attempts
  • 5x more passes received
  • 2x more changes of direction

These statistics are per player, not per team. The more advanced the player, the greater the benefit from playing cross ice. Watch the video below!


Attention Coaches, Parents: Minor Hockey is for the Children

Click here to read the full article from the Toronto Sun.

 


State-Bound Teams

Team Dates Host
U10 March 14-15 River Falls
U14 March 14-15 Black River Falls
Squirt A March 14-15 Hudson
Squirt C Green March 14-15 Patriots
PeeWee A March 21-11 Middleton
Bantam A March 14-15 Green Bay
Bantam B March 14-15 Waukesha
Bantam C March 14-15 Appleton

Association News

Hodag Invitational U12 Champions!

03/06/2015, 8:45am CST
By Becky Unterriker

Congratulations to the U12 team on their tournament championship in Rhinelander!

Round Robin
2/28 Won 4-0 Vs. Ozaukee (Hattie Berndt with Shutout)
 
2/28 Won 6-0 Vs. Northern Aces (Hattie Berndt with Shutout)
 
3/01 Tied 3-3 Vs. DC Diamonds
 
Championship Game
3/01 Won 3-0 Vs. DC Diamonds (Hattie Berndt with Shutout)


2014-2015 Upcoming Important Dates

Date Event Teams
March 3 Annual Association Meeeting
March 5 Team Raffle Baskets Due: Monsters on Ice Mite, Squirt B/C, PeeWee B/C, Bantam B/C
March 7-8 Monsters on Ice Festival
March 13 Team Raffle Baskets Due: Bantam State tournament Squirt/U10, PeeWee/U12, Bantam /U14
March 14-15 Squirt/U10 and Bantam/U14 State Tournaments U10, Squirt A, Squirt C, U14, Bantam A, Bantam B, Bantam C
March 17 (6-7pm) Jersey Return
March 21-22 PeeWee/U12 State Tournaments PeeWee A
March 21 (10am-12pm) Rental Equipment Return Learn to Skate, Mite, Squirt
March 24 (6-7pm) Jersey Return
March 26-29 USA Hockey Tier I Nationals @ AFIC, Cornerstone, DePere, Resch Center
March 28 (10am-12pm) Rental Equipment Return Learn to Skate, Mite, Squirt

AAHA Communications (Hotwire)

Do you want to receive the AAHA Hotwire notices at more than one email address? The account that you used to register your skater(s) is the primary account. This is the account that is attached to Dibs and to the AAHA communications. To add another email address for the AAHA communications, the primary account user will need to:
  • Go to the AAHA website and log in.
  • At the very top of the screen, locate the tab with your user name. Click on the pulldown menu.
  • Click on Profile.
  • In the area for Linked Accounts, click on Add.
  • Enter the email address to send AAHA communications and click on Send Invitation.
This user will receive an email asking him/her to accept the invitation. Once accepted, he/she will also receive any communications from AAHA that go to the primary account email address.