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Parents! Do you have questions?

Please email Theda Joffe or Bev Bowman, AAAHA Board Members and Parent Liaisons.

House Plus+ Information

The AAAHA House Plus+ Program is designed for the House player who is committed to becoming a better athlete, player and human.


The focus of the AAAHA House Plus+ Program is as follows:


To provide the kids with a more travel/high school/professional team atmosphere while learning, practicing and “owning” some of the techniques and characteristics described below.

+Teaching and practicing team building skills.

+Teaching and practicing respect for teammates and others.

+Learning and practicing hockey “awareness” skills.

+Working on skating techniques with power skating and strength training.

+Practice hockey drills and skills.

+Practice and teach age appropriate off ice workouts.

The goal is not only to improve the kid’s skills on the ice, but also build character and help kids to be able to “take with them”, the techniques developed that help themselves and others become better athletes and humans, on and off the ice.

All instruction is scheduled on the weekends with ice time and off ice time scheduled by age groups 10U-14U, for 10 weeks. There will be 2 sessions offered.

This is not a team that will travel, but a player development team that will challenge each other.

Cost listed in player fees document is for each session. Each session is 10 weeks, $151.00 per session.

Please contact Peggy Costello if you are interested in registering your player for the House Plus+ program. Limited spots available.

House team(s) news!

New this season for AAAHA house teams. In addition to the Keil Power Skating on ice sessions, your house membership for 10U and above will also include 3 sessions on the skating treadmill with "All In Stride"!

Also, in addition to Association wide Goalie Clinics with Future Pro Goalie Clinics, house teams will have individual goalie training with Future Pro Instructors at each level, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U.

Also, in house Goalie clinics with AAAHA Coaches will be provided, dates to be determined.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Registration opens July 1 2017!

Please remember, there are 2 steps to registration.

The first step is to register for the program (registration opens July 1 weekend) pay the $200 registration fee before August 1. (After August 1, the fee increases to $250.)

The 2nd step is to sign up and register for the appropriate program and sign up to pay the program fees.



Peggy Costello

Executive Director

David Ford

Coaching Director

Shawn Schaefer

Vice President/Team Manager Coordinator

House "Move Up" Requests

Move-Up Requests for House Players
It is the default policy of AAAHA/MAHA to place individual registrants on teams in the appropriate age division dictated by player birth year.

Requests to move players up to an older House division level are exceptions to this policy. Requests should be submitted, in writing to the Executive Director and ACE Director to be considered.

It is the policy of AAAHA to have all players first participate in evaluations within their natural age group. The evaluation panel will be instructed to identify any players whose skill level is such that a play-up request, if previously tendered, would qualify for further evaluation. Such candidates will then be evaluated along with players in the older age division. If the player in question clearly evaluates in the upper 50% of the older age division and does not displace an otherwise age qualified player, move up requests may be approved after review by the Executive Director and ACE Director on a case by case basis. Decisions of the Executive Director, ACE Director are final and may not be appealed.

For the 2017-2018 season, move-up requests must be submitted no later than July 31, 2017.

House Hockey Announcements

USA Hockey/MAHA changes program classifications (names)

Squirt will now be referred to as 10U

Pee Wee will now be referred to as 12U

Bantam is now referred to as 14U

Midget is now referred to as 16U


Look for off ice training programs for your age player coming this season!

AAAHA will continue with Keil Power Skating for this season.

AAAHA is looking for volunteers! Please contact Peggy Costello at


AAAHA House Hockey League

Ann Arbor House Teams are all a part of the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League for the Fall/Winter season. Our Fall/Winter season runs from September through March. 

AAAHA House teams will have power skating lessons with Keil Power Skating again this season.

Age appropriate off ice work outs will also be available to those interested, through Advantage Sports and Conditioning at the Cube, (cost not included in ice fees).

In Ann Arbor, our house teams offer a competitive environment in which teams are able to play 18-22 games per fall season, along with scrimmages and tournaments. Parents are asked to make a commitment to the team practices and game schedules to the best of their ability. House teams are more competetive and teaching hockey skills work best when all players can commit to their team season schedule. 

AAAHA recommends new skaters try our Fall Learn To Play programs before jumping on to a house team, especially at the Bantam level where checking is introduced and could be a safety issue.

Most house teams will choose to participate in at least one tournament per fall season.

Spring season is a shortened, 6 week season, with a more relaxed schedule and game play. There is no Little Caesars League offered for Spring. Spring is less of a commitment and dual rostering is permitted during Spring.

House hockey in Ann Arbor is a commitment! We want to thank the parents for making the commitment to get your children to practices and games, the coaches, and team managers for volunteering their time to teach the kids the great game of ice hockey! 

Parents!! Questions about paperwork? Questions about becoming a Team Manager?

We would like to welcome Shawn Schaefer to the Board of Directors! Shawn will be assisting parents and team managers with paperwork, and training team managers.

Please contact Shawn if you have any questions about your child's paperwork, or if you are interested in volunteering to be a manager for your child's team.

Shawn Schaefer

IP, House & Travel Paperwork Coordinator/Team Manager Coordinator

Coaching Applications

We want to thank all of our coaches! All of AAAHA's coaches are volunteers and volunteer every minute they spend with our kids! Coaches also volunteer their time off ice as well, planning practices, strategies for games, off ice training, etc. 

New this coming Fall is our House Coaching Application. Please follow the link below if you are interested in coaching at any house level for the 2016/17 Fall/Winter season.

If you have interest in coaching any of the house teams, please contact Peggy Costello,

AAAHA Goalie Clinics

Check the AAAHA Calendar for our monthly goalie clinics during the fall season. All members of AAAHA are welcome to come out for goalie instruction.

Let your head coach know you would like to attend.


Are you interested in volunteering? Contact Peggy Costello at for more information.