Hi Avonworth & Ambridge Hockey Families!
We hope that everyone had a nice spring break. The Avonworth/Ambridge Hockey Club is excited to let you know that we have opened registration for the upcoming 2018-2019 season!
Our home ice will remain at the Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale. We will again offer ice hockey development and competition for players in grades K-12. We urge all players to register early as it allows us to plan our seasons in a timely fashion. Due to the complexity of setting up the High School team in a PIHL season, we are asking high school players to register by April 15th, 2018. All players will be asked for a $100 commitment fee to complete the registration process.
Our programs will be as follows:
Developmental (grades K-5): The developmental program will offer 25-30 ice sessions (approximately 20 practices, 10 games). Players will be grouped according to age and skill levels for the practices and numerous scrimmage teams will be formed. These teams will compete against other local developmental teams. Cost: $500
Middle School (grades 6-8): AHC will most likely again field an independent (non-PIHL) team. The team will play between 10 and 14 games and have a total of approximately 30 ice sessions. Many of these sessions will be shared ice with our high school team, and some drills will be run jointly, giving MS players a chance to work with the older players. In addition to Baierl, our team will play at various other rinks including Frozen Pond in Valencia, RMU, and Alpha Ice in Harmarville. Players will be issued high-quality home and away game jersey for the season (they will be returned at the completion of the season). Cost: $650
High School (grades 9-12): The high school team will play a full 16 game PIHL schedule, which will be full contact/checking. There will be approximately 20 practices in addition to the games. It is recommended that players at this level have a high level of hockey skill and are able to play an extremely demanding varsity level sport. Players will be issued high-quality home and away game jersey for the season (they will be returned at the completion of the season). Cost: $1,250
2017/2018 Season Highlights
Our club had another great year with over 60 participants on the ice! Our developmental players participated in numerous jamborees and scrimmages and proved to be very competitive. The group was split into cross-ice and full-ice (mite and squirt) and played both home and away games. They even participated in a sled hockey game with the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Team.
Our Middle School Team enjoyed a great season and played games against Shaler, Seneca Valley, RMU, Chartiers Valley, and Beaver. The team also played a scrimmage at PPG Paints Arena on the big ice! This team worked very hard and not only had a great time on and off the ice, but greatly improved as the season progressed!
Our High School team continued their upward trajectory by putting together a 9-5-2 league record and advancing to the semi-finals of the PIHL playoffs. The team, which was coached by Marty Knuth, enjoyed the leadership of seniors Drew Ronk, Marty Knuth, Jacob Best and Andy “Chevy” Chrvala. I don’t think that anyone would argue that this team enjoyed a fun and rewarding season.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers, parents and players who are devoted to make our organization a success. We look forward to another great year in 2018/19!
Follow this link to register (you will have to set up a TeamSnap account if you do not already have one):
Please feel free to call any of the following if you have questions:
Developmental – Michelle Ralston (304) 670-5356
Middle School – Jen Engel (412) 445-4699
High School – Rosanna Miller (412) 302-5246
Rick Wyar – (724) 622-0585
Rodd Seifarth – (412) 953-8865