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Welcome to the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association

AAAHA has operated youth hockey programs since its founding in 1951 and is committed to providing instructional and competitive hockey opportunities, for all players without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, or national origin. AAAHA seeks to develop character, sportsmanship, and physical fitness among the youth in the local community by providing an environment that fosters a positive learning experience, teamwork, and friendship. AAAHA affiliates with USA Hockey, MAHA and other ice hockey associations to promote, encourage and improve the standard of hockey. 


Plans are underway for our Spring programming which will include all programs from our Fall/Winter season.

Once plans/programs are confirmed with the Cube, we will post information HERE!


Coach/Manager/Volunteer Registration 2022-2023 Season

Hockey at AAAHA!

AAAHA offers teams at all age groups. From 4 year old beginning skaters to 16U travel hockey.

Email our Executive Director to find out which team is a good fit for your skater.

New to Hockey? Visit our "Instructional" page. Interested in Girls only hockey? Visit our "Girls" page.

Summer skates are happening now! 

Fall/Winter season will begin the first week of September for most house teams.

Travel hockey will begin the end of August.

Registration for Fall is open at the top of this page.

AAAHA will hold a "Welcome Back" day on Sunday 8/28. Watch for details here.

We are excited for our partnerships with Biggby Hockey, The Hockey Garage, Hockey Intelligence, Advantage Strength and All N Stride-Skating Treadmill!



Meet Some of Our Specialty Coaches!

Peter Ward, Hockey-Intelligence, The Hockey Garage

Peter is a former NHL scout with over three decades of playing, coaching, developing, and scouting experience. The rest of our team is comprised of professional youth coaches, former professional hockey players, current collegiate and junior players

Currently, Peter is the senior advisor to the coaching staff for Michigan State University Spartans (BIG10) hockey team. Peter is also a part of USA Hockey serving as a special assignment scout. Ward spent 2016- 2019 as the Head U.S. Scout for the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL. Before his time in Vegas, Peter spent the previous year working as an NHL Agent/Advisor for Newport Sports Management, Inc. (One of the largest and most successful agencies in professional sports.) Prior to working as an agent, Ward spent 8 years working for the U.S. National Team Development Program, serving as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for 3 years and the Director of Player Personnel for 5 years. During his time with the NTDP, Peter helped the U.S. capture gold 6 times at the IIHF Under-18 Championships. He also identified and recruited over 150 NHL Draft picks including; Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Matt & Brady Tkachuk, Quinn Hughes, Dylan Larkin, Zach Werenski, Charlie McAvoy, etc...

Peter works with our house and girls program for on ice development sessions. Our travel teams also work out of the "Hockey Garage" and use Peter's expertise with training our players.

Jeff Lerg- Future Pro Goalie School

Jeff is a former four year starter at Michigan State University (2005 – 2009) and has been coaching goaltenders for over 14 years. Some of his career highlights include USHL Player of the Year, NCAA National Champion, French League Goalie of the Year, and ECHL All Star. Jeff still plays professionally in the minor leagues and coaches primarily in his off-season. He uses innovative techniques and preaches hard work and dedication to his students in order to help them accomplish their goals.

Jeff and Future Pro instructors lead 6 different on ice Goalie Clinics per season open to all registered AAAHA net minders. Clinics are held on weekends throughout each season.

Advantage Strength

Located at the Cube!

Advantage Strength and Conditioning has been providing young athletes with safe, fun and effective off-ice training for over 10 years.
We have worked with USA Hockey to provide full season off-ice training programs for ages 10-14, which can be found in the USA Hockey Coaches app. We are also the sought-after presenter for off-ice training topics for all levels of USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program.
USA Hockey trusts us to develop coaches and young athletes all over the country, and now we’re excited for the opportunity to work with our neighbors in AAAHA.
This partnership would provide AAAHA players with a unique opportunity to learn and practice off-ice skills, helping them to develop as athletes and encourage lifelong enjoyment of exercise and healthy habits. 


AAAHA Covid Response Committee

AAAHA's Covid Response Committee is here to help the local authorities and rink staff with any contact tracing or information they may need from our Association.

If any coach/parent/player has reason to believe they have been exposed, or has received a positive test, please reach out to us or your head coach immediately.

Peggy Costello   

Audrey McHugh

Chris Andrianopoulos

Washtenaw County Health Department 

If you have health-related questions, talk to your health care provider, or call the Michigan coronavirus hotline at 1-888-535-6136. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Helpful CDC Website

Below is a link to the CDC website with some helpful information.


Move Up Request

Move Up Request 

Move-Up Requests for 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  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 2022-2023 season, move-up requests must be submitted no later than August 1,2022.

AAAHA Board Members

Sean Edwards (3 year term expiring 2023)


Dan Joffe (3 year term expiring 2024)

Vice President

Chris Andrianopoulos (3 year term expiring 2023)


John Teeter (3 year term expiring 2024)


Chrystal Stancil (3 year term expiring 2025)

Ice Scheduler

David Ford (3 Year Term Expiring 2025)

Coaching Director

Rhonda Ford (3 Year Term Expiring 2024)

House Jerseys and Apparel Director

Andy Paterson (3 year term expiring 2023)

Board Member

Audrey Mchugh (3 year term expiring 2025)

Team Manager Coordinator

Kurt Riek (3 year term expiring 2025)

Goalie Coordinator

Emily Tyler (1 year term expiring 2023)

Mike Ford (3 Year Term Expiring 2023)

Board Member

New to Ice Hockey?

If you are a new parent checking out our options for beginning hockey, please proceed to our Instructional page for more information.

Questions about our programs?

For schedule information, please visit our calendar page. Be sure to "tag" the program you are looking for on the calendar. Email

For questions about our House Program, Instructional program, MAHA, volunteering, or our Girls program, please contact our Executive Director, Peggy Costello @

For questions about our Travel Program, please contact our Travel Director, David DeYoung at

For questions about our Mite Program, please contact our Mite Coordinator, Bob Forbes at

For Coaching questions, please contact our Coaching Director, David Ford at

For questions about volunteering, please contact our Executive Director at

For questions about Jerseys and apparel, please contact our Jersey Coordinator, Rhonda Ford at

For questions about goalie development, please contact Adam Winters @

For questions about payments, please contact our Treasurer, Phil Miller @



Peggy Costello

Executive Director

New to ice hockey??

Proceed to the Instructional tab near the top of this page to find the skill and age-appropriate choice for your child's introduction to ice hockey.

All of our instructional programs welcome both girls and boys. Two sessions of Timbits and Learn-To-Play Hockey are offered, one beginning in October, the other in January. The Mini-Mite program begins in October and ends in mid March.