NPDC tryouts in Grand Rapids for April 17-19 have been cancelled. See message from USA Hockey below:
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is the reason we decided to cancel the 2020 player development camp. The primary concern is the safety of our players, officials, coaches, volunteers, and families involved with the player development process. The restrictions put in place nationally and locally because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affected most affiliates and districts from holding tryouts for camps. By canceling affiliate and district camps, we have reduced the risk to thousands of players that would go through the tryout process. This would include families making travel arrangements (flights, hotel reservations, etc.) for events that had the potential to be canceled. The majority of these events are organized by USA hockey volunteers and there are difficulties in rescheduling the events given the uncertainty of the situation (i.e. ice time, hotel, registration, refunds, evaluators, staff, overhead, etc.). To do all of this when the National Camps may still be canceled added unnecessary risk for all parties involved.
Why did USA Hockey revise its 2020 player development plans?
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is the reason we revised the 2020 player development plans. The primary concern is the safety of our players, officials, coaches, volunteers and families involved in the player development process. The process to select players for our National Camps is multi-tiered and varies from district to district. The 2020 player development process began in some affiliates as early as November 2019 and ends in other districts as late as June 2020. The restrictions put in place, nationally and locally, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affected most affiliates and districts from holding tryouts for camps. The majority of our events are organized by USA Hockey volunteers, and there are difficulties in rescheduling the events given the uncertainty of the situation (i.e. ice time, flights, hotel, registration, refunds, evaluators, staff, etc.).
12U- Little Caesars Farmington Hills
16U- Little Caesars Farmington Hills
19U-Kalkaska K Stars
12U- Little Caesars
16U- Belle Tire
Congratulations to all the teams and good luck to those advancing to nationals!
We have our first group of #MAHA2020 state champs to announce! Congrats to our Girls' Tier 3 winners and SR women:
10U - Mt. Clemens Lady Wolves
12U - Ann Arbor Cougars
14U - Midland Hornets
19U - Flint Jr. Firebirds
SR B Victory Honda
SR C Michigan Whiteout
The link is now open for any 2003-2006 birth year player wanting to tryout for national camp or Kent State Regional camp (14s). The tryouts are at Patterson Ice Center in Grand Rapids, April 17-19, 2020.
Please check out the link below for some of the great resources and articles from USA Hockey. More updates and material will be added as it becomes available.
Any association interested in submitting a request for Tier I girls for the 2020-21 season please use the application below. Deadline is 11/1/19.
Girls Hockey Weekend with the Griffins!
Friday, October 25 / Saturday, October 26
7pm – Van Andel Arena
The Grand Rapids Griffins and MAHA have teamed up to offer out a great discount to help celebrate Girls Hockey Weekend with the Griffins!
Friday, October 25th & Saturday, October 26th will both feature:
Saturday, October 26th will also feature an in-stands recognition to all of the girls/women in attendance celebrating Girls Hockey Weekend! (Time TBD)
Enjoy Upper Level Faceoff seating for only $15, Upper Level Center Ice seating for only $18, Lower Level Faceoff seating for only $21 or Lower Level Center Ice seating for only $25! (A savings of up to $4 per ticket – plus, no service fees.)
Purchasing your tickets is easy!
If you have questions regarding the offer or for groups of 10 or more, please contact John Hoffa at 616.774.4585 ext 3049 or email@example.com.
Promotions subject to change. Offer not valid at the box office or on previous purchases.
Michigan was the second affiliate in number of host sites for this girls hockey weekend. MI had 26 and Central had 28.
Great job by all those that hosted an event!!
MAHA congratulates the following goalies on being selected to attend the NPDC in July at St. Cloud.
2002 Amanda Thiele
2003 Callie Shanahan
2004 Olivia Bolino
2004 Allison Ayuyu
Below is the list of players and goalies selected to attend the MidAM regional camp at Kent State.
MAHA was notified of the following at large teams going to the USA Hockey National Tournament:
SR B Women- Belle Tire
19U girls -Honeybaked
16U girls -KV Ravens
14U girls- St. Clair Shores Saints
Good luck to these teams also!
Congratulations to the following teams:
Girls Tier I and Sr Women
12u- Little Caesars
14U- Little Caesars
19U- Belle Tire
Victory Honda-runner up
Belle Tire- At large
Girls Tier II
10U- Kensington Valley
14U- Little Caesars
16U- Little Caesars
Girls Tier III
Congratulations to these Michigan natives who will complete the World University games roster.
Shelby Bradford – Marine City, Mich. – Liberty University
Allison Carlson – Marquette, Mich. – Grand Valley State University
Jaiden Forrest – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Davenport University
Freya Holferty – Marquette, Mich. – Adrian College
Kelsey Jaeckle – East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State University (returner)
Dana McLeod – Port Huron, Mich. – Liberty University
Olivia Ziemba – Macomb, Mich. – Adrian College
At the December meeting of the state playoff committee the tier I girls associations approved for the 2019-20 season are as follows:
Tryouts are in Novi, April 26-28, 2019.
Schedules and team rosters will be emailed by April 10th!
Camp overview link for parents:
USA Hockey’s 2019 Girls National Player Development Camp Dates:
2019 Girls 16/17 Player Development Camp
(June 25-July 1, 2019) St. Cloud St. University (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
2019 Girls 15 Player Development Camp
(July 12-17, 2019) St. Cloud St. University (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
2019 Girls U18 Select Player Development Camp
(July 15-21, 2019) – St. Cloud St. University (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
14U tier II play up rule (rule 18-34)
a) the younger player(s) are needed to field a team with a roster size recommended by the ADM for the 14U age classification OR there is not an age appropriate 12U girls team available in the local geographic area; and, b) the players that are requesting to play-up are not out-of-affiliate players.
g. Girls Tier I teams are limited to the following number of out of state or import players: 12U – 2; 14U – 2; 16U – 3; 19U – 4. An import player is an out of state player that lives in Michigan with a Michigan address whose parents have assigned guardianship to a family in Michigan. Import players must produce documentation from the school/district they are attending
If you have a 14U tier II team that has a 12 year old on it the criteria must be met to allow them to be able to play up. An exception form must be submitted to Jean and Roger by 8/15 to be approved by the state playoff committee 8/23. Note the criteria above to be considered.
Dual roster for two tournament rule and also 10 game rule for girls playing on boys primary house teams below along with the Substitute goalie form new this season.
This Wednesday 10-25-17 the two best women’s ice hockey teams in the world will play game two of the 2017 pre Olympics Tour for the 2018 Games, in Boston. Sunday Team USA won game one in Quebec 5-2.
The game will be broadcast live on the NHL Channel starting at 7::30PM. #thetimeisnow
Adrian College adding an ACHA Division 2 Women's team next season. I was hoping that you can help spread the word within your organization and district. We are hoping to attract players who otherwise might not have gotten an opportunity to play college hockey. The team will start playing 2017-18, and will be fully supported by the Athletic Department.
Our state-of-the-art Arrington Ice Arena is home to some of the best fans in the country. With only 1,700 students on campus, Adrian College is a very comfortable place to study. Our average class size is only 16 students which allows for plenty of 1 on 1 time with professors and hands-on experience with any classroom equipment. While we are a smaller school, we can offer a much more in depth experience for student-athletes on and off the ice, with well over 50% of our students being student-athletes.
Women's ACHA DII Hockey
Women's ACHA DI Hockey
(O) 517-265-5161 Ext: 4876
In order to streamline the communication surrounding selections, avoid confusion about the notification process, and provide families with as much advanced notice as possible for planning purposes, USA Hockey and its twelve districts follow a National Notification Timeline. Please reference the National Notification for details on this year’s notification dates and player selection process. Thank you in advance for your patience with this process. For additional questions, please contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the tryout agreement that was signed by all associations that have 10 and 12U tier I and II teams. It is important that everyone abides by this agreed upon policy.
The tryout agreement allows for the girls to finish their season through league playoffs before trying out for a 2017-18 season spring or fall team.
Thanks for your cooperation!
It is that time of year to begin the selection process for the USA Hockey Female Honors Award. This award is a yearly recognition for hockey organizations that are leaders in the growth, development and promotion of ice hockey for females. Click here for additional information on the award criteria and selection process.
Organizations will need to submit a one-page document listing their compliance per the criteria and an explanation of their leadership in girls’/women’s ice hockey. This document should be submitted to Jean Laxton the Michigan USA Hockey Girl’s/Women’s Section Representative. The deadline for the organization to submit their information is April 1, 2018.
Players that are interested in trying out for the USA Hockey NPDC or Team Michigan NIT Showcase team must pre register. Go to player development page and sign up for either the Team Michigan Girls High School Showcase tryouts or the USA Hockey national camp tryouts for your age level.
For sights and sounds from the IIHF girls hockey weekend go to usahockey.com for photos and videos! There were 129 host sites and MI had 17 of them! Great job everyone!
The link below is a great resource for parents and coaches looking for information about the regional tryout as well as the national program for girls ages 14-17.
Check out the latest MI Hockey magazine feature....it's all about the girls!!!
USA Hockey has announced their new National Player Development program. The 14camp will be a regional camp and will focus on development. The format for the 15 camp will be an expanded camp as a training and exposure opportunity. The 18U will continue to focus on the elite athletes at this age level.
The player development guide outlines the program and provides an important timeline of events for all players. Michigan as well as the other section representatives are excited about this new program the USA Hockey national office girls/women's staff have put together.
Tier I girls and Women at the Taylor Sportsplex, February 29-March 6, 2016
Tier II Girls at Dearborn on March 9-12, 2016
Girls House/rec in Alpena on March 11-13, 2016
Use the link below for all the practice plans from the USA Hockey National Camp in St. Cloud!
Girls and women's teams ONLY use the link below to register to enter the MAHA state tournament. The deadline to enter is November 1, 2015 and no late entries will be accepted. Registering your team also commits you to playing in the national tournament (where this applies). Please review the rules for state playoff eligibility found in the MAHA Guidebook on page 34-35.
Three Michigan girls were selected to the all star team at the national camp in July at the U18 camp.
Congratulations to Genna Pleva, goalie, Breanna Scarpaci, defense and Abby Roque, forward!
Check out the video below and listen to the MAHA girls explain why it is great to play girls hockey!