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2017-18 State League Registration Now Open!

Registration of State League players in now open and is due on or before midnight on September 15, 2017.  The date for registration is earlier again this year for a number of reasons:

  • Number of players is needed to determine the number of teams we will have at each level.
  • The number of teams is needed so the State League schedule can be determined by SDAHA.

Again this year is a $100 late fee if a player registration is completed after 9/15/17 for any returning State League player.  The purpose of this late fee is to encourage everyone to register by the deadline.  Late registrations may have a big impact in the number of teams we roster in the coming year.  Please register by 9/15/17 to avoid this late fee.

This year we will again have several payment options.  They include:

  1. Payment in full at the time of registration
  2. Two equal payment options. Half due at the time of registration and the second half due 9/30/17.
  3. Two equal payment options. Half due at the time of registration and the second half due 10/31/17.
  4. Three equal payment options.  One Third due at the time of registration, one third due on 9/30/17, and one third due 10/31/17.

NEW THIS YEAR:  As a part of your registration this year, you will now need to provide the following information: 1) Insurance Information, 2) Emergency Contact Information, and 3) Medical History Information including the last date of your players tetanus shot/booster.

Registration is not yet available for players at the younger level (Development Level).  Registration is anticipated to open for these players sometime in the coming weeks.  This will also be communicated at a later time.

Please click the link below to begin your State League Registration!

2017 Fall 4 on 4 Registration is Open!

What’s Included?
• 12 Hours/Nights of Hockey
• 4 hours of Clinics/Skill Development  and 8 Hours of Games
• Development age will play cross ice, small area games. This is perfect development for this age group improving on basis skills, battles and more puck touches.
• State League will play full ice games. This will improve skating, passing, and hockey I.Q.
• State League will be grouped by age and ability to best utilize our ice time.
• Skill Development – for every age group the first 20 min. will be used for skill development, (i.e., skating, shooting, pass/catch…). This will be a clinic-like atmosphere and a great way for Cougars to improve their skills!
TIME: Begins September 17th and ends October 12th.Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday Nights (nights and times subject to change.)
Preliminary Schedule is as follows and may change depending on levels of participation.
3:00 – 4:00   Termites/Mites
4:00 – 5:00   Squirts
5:00 – 5:15   Remove Boards & Zamboni
5:15 – 6:15   Pee Wee
6:15 – 7:15   Bantam/GV/BV
Tuesday and Thursday
5:45 – 6:45   Termites/Mites
6:45 – 7:45   Squirts
7:45 – 8:00   Remove Boards & Zamboni
8:00 – 9:00   Pee Wee
9:00 – 10:00 Bantam/GV/BV
COST: $75.00     NOTE: USA Hockey registration is required.
Please click the link below to register!

August Board Meeting

The August Board meeting date has changed.  The meeting will be on August 22nd at 7:00 PM.

AHA Fees for 2017-18 Season

  DOB DOB Regis. Capital Season Total
Level From To Fees Fee Camp Fees
Boys V/JV 01/01/99 12/31/02 $345 $50 $75 $470
Girls U19 01/01/99 12/31/02 $345 $50 $75 $470
Bantum 01/01/03 12/31/04 $280 $50 $75 $405
Girls U15 01/01/03 12/31/04 $280 $50 $75 $405
Pee Wee 01/01/05 12/31/06 $230 $50 $75 $355
Girls U12 01/01/05 12/31/06 $230 $50 $75 $355
Squirt 01/01/07 12/31/08 $195 $50 $75* $245
Mite 01/01/09 12/31/10 $145 $50 $75* $195
Termite 01/01/11 12/31/13 $70 $25   $95
Fall 4 on 4           $75
Spring 4 on 4           $75

*Camp Participation is Dependent on Skating Ability

Equipment Rental Rates

-Termite Equipment Rental is $30 (Deposit Check for $90)
-Mite Equipment Rental is $45 (Deposit Check for $135)
-Squirt and Older Equipment Rental is $60 (Deposit Check for $180)
-Deposit Amount for any Goalie Equipment Rented is $500 rather than amount listed above.

Ice Rental Rates for Non AHA Activities

-Private Ice Rental Per Hour (AHA Members) when booking less than 10 Hours is $150 per Hour
-Private Ice Rental Per Hour (AHA Members) when booking more than 10 Hours is $135 per Hour
-Private Ice Rental Per Hour (Non-AHA Members) is $175 per Hour

AHA Names New Varsity Coaches

The Aberdeen Hockey Association is pleased to announce the naming of the new Girls Varsity Head Coach Shelby Edwards.  Shelby grew up in Rapid City & played varsity for the Rushmore Thunder.  She attended SDSU where she studied Physical Education.  While attending SDSU she played for the SDSU ACHA Hockey Team while being the assistant coach for the Brookings Rangers.  She won state in 2012 and was a 3 time league champions.  After SDSU Shelby moved to Nebraska to start the first ever women’s hockey program at Midland University.  In 2015 she helped start the Girls Team South Dakota, she currently the head coach of the U16 team and assistant coach of the U19 team.  She coached the National Camp in St. Cloud for the Girls U15 development Camp in 2015 and the girls U18 Camp in 2016.  She is also currently the development rep for the state of South Dakota.  "I am looking forward to the opportunity to coach a team that has had such great success and continue to help them grow as young ladies and hockey players, but am most looking forward to working with a great group of girls and the support system that they have from their parents, grandparents, friends, and AHA."  -Coach Edwards

The Aberdeen Hockey Association is pleased to announce the naming of the new Boys Varsity Head Coach Jon Aldinger.  Jon was born and raised in Aberdeen.  He spent 13 years playing for the Cougars growing up.  Since his playing days Jon has spent 18 years coaching youth Hockey in Aberdeen.  He also plays men’s league.  When he isn’t at the arena Jon spends time working at Quest Construction. 


  “I've experienced all the ups and downs as a player and a coach. Just want my players to love the game as I do! Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.” -Herb Brooks


“It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.” -Eric Lindros


“I love the game, people I played with & all the boys I’ve coached along the way.  I want the boys to love and find the passion I have for the game.”  –Coach  Aldinger

    Does AHA have your current email address?

    Much of the communication that AHA is providing is done through the email address you have attached to your NGIN profile or within the AHA website.  This is the email address you provided during one of your prior registrations.  Please make sure the email address associated with your profile is your correct email address.  

    Do you think you missed a communication?  You can find all communication sent to your NGIN account in your Inbox found at the top of the AHA website after you log into your account.  This is in addition to the email that was generated to your specific email address.

    Know someone who hasn't received an email?  Please encourage them to check to make sure their correct email address has been provided.  Thank you.

    Jeff Scheel, AHA President

    Cougar Classifieds

    If you've got a bunch of used hockey gear taking up space in your house, or if you are looking to get a good deal on some used hockey equipment, be sure to check out the Cougar Classifieds by clicking in the column on the left.

    The Aberdeen Hockey Association (AHA) will provide the youth of the Aberdeen area opportunities, both recreational and competitive, to participate in ice hockey. Lifetime lessons will be learned in: responsibility, physical fitness, discipline, cooperation, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and most important, "fun" with peers.

    Upcoming Events!

    August 14-20  Clubhouse at the Brown County Fair

    August 21 at 6:00  Odde Rink Setup

    August 22 at 6:00  Odde Rink Setup

    August 22 at 7:00  AHA Board Meeting

    August 23 at 6:00  Odde Rink Setup

    August 24 at 6:00  Odde Rink Setup (If Needed)

    August 29 at 7:00  Logo Painting of Ice in Odde

    October 14 Give Hockey a Shot

    November 4 Give Hockey a Shot

    Coach/Volunteer Background Check Registration

    Use this link to complete your coach or volunteer background check!