Below please find the assigned time slots for the first on-ice evaluation session of 2019-20 AHA MITES placements, which will take place Friday, March 22nd, at the Phillips Academy Ice Rinks. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session to check in. Any questions, or if you will be unable to make your assigned session, please contact the Placements Committee.
Below please find the assigned time slots for the first on-ice evaluation session of 2019-20 AHA PEE WEE placements, which will take place Wednesday, March 20th, at the Phillips Academy Ice Rinks. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session to check in. Any questions, or if you will be unable to make your assigned session, please contact the Placements Committee.
The Andover Girls U12-2 team won the MA State Tier IV championship this weekend in convincing fashion. After going 3-0 in pool play, the girls overcame a determined Duxbury squad in the final by a score of 1-0.
Congratulations to coaches Craig Edwards, Mark Belliveau, Tim Ford and the entire U12-2 squad:
Below please find the assigned time slots for the first on-ice evaluation session of 2019-20 AHA SQUIRTS placements, which will take place Tuesday, March 19th, at the Phillips Academy Ice Rinks. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session to check in. Any questions, or if you will be unable to make your assigned session, please contact the Placements Committee.
Yesterday, AHA Squirt 3’s won the tier 4 state championship in highly dramatic fashion. They were down 4-3 against a stubborn Reading team in the semi-finals with 30 seconds left. Andover pulled their goalie and scored the tying goal with only 11 seconds remaining, forcing overtime. They finally won the game, 5-4.
In the championship game Andover had an easier time against a tough Winchester team, winning 6 to 2, thereby capturing the Massachusetts State Title!
Congratulations to the entire team! Chris Pawlus, Noah Abdat, Ben Beeny, Chris Black, Jason Creaser, Tommy Walsh, Vinnie D’urso, Dalton Murphy, James Gildea, Justin Falzone, Finn Larson, Trevor Pouliot, Tyler Kuchar, Will Vail, Michael Vives, and Armaun Dehpanah
Coaches: Ryan A Murphy, Brian Gildea and Rick Falzone
Andover Hockey Association is pleased to announce the schedule for on-ice team placement evaluations for the upcoming 2019-20 hockey season. This announcement is intended to provide you with a brief overview of the process AHA uses to evaluate and assign team players at the Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Girls U10-U14 levels as well as the upcoming schedule for the on-ice portion of the process. (See updated schedule below).
The evaluation process has been continually improved over the years and is the Association’s best effort to execute a comprehensive, equitable and thorough process for assessing player abilities and skill with the objective of placing each player on a team most appropriate for their skill level and ability. Placing players on teams in which they are best able to participate and compete is of the utmost importance because it promotes and maximizes individual development and team success while heightening the player’s enjoyment of the game.
The process incorporates evaluations by coaches based on season-long first-hand observations as well evaluation sessions held over the next few weeks. Safeguards are in place such that all evaluations are done by unbiased volunteers and at no time during the process will a parent evaluate their son or daughter. The bottom line is that we place players on the team most appropriate for their skill level and ability in the fairest way possible, using many “checks and balances.” A detailed presentation on the evaluation process is available under Documents on hte AHA website.
As you can imagine, coordinating and executing the evaluation process is time-consuming, spanning over a three-month period and involves hundreds of volunteer hours from coaches, evaluators, the board, as well as placement committee members. All of these individuals are working to achieve fair team placement for all players. We appreciate your patience and are grateful for your time and support in this important activity. If you have any questions regarding the evaluation process, after reviewing the FAQ, don’t hesitate to contact the evaluation committee at
•All participants will need to register in advance.
•Please review the updated AHA Alternate policy
•Please do not wear jerseys with player names or club logos.
•The registration fee is $150. Players will receive a $100 credit when registering for the 2019-2020 season.
For your consideration and for planning purposes, the UPDATED tentative on-ice evaluation schedule is below. If not otherwise noted, your player will be assigned to a one hour block for each date below (all times are PM). Each day's block schedule will be posted before the session.