Season Recap, News (Aylmer Minor Hockey Association)

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Apr 15, 2024 | Shawn Pede | 427 views
Season Recap
The AMHA would like to recognize the success of our Local League teams over the past year.

The U8/9 Black Team started the year off with a diverse group, from players who were new to Hockey and players with years of experience. The first half of the year we played half-ice games, did well and won about half our games. In January we switched to full-ice and played in 2 tournaments early in that season. We didn't have great success at the tournaments, but we did have some close games. Near the end of February, the kids started coming together and working as a team. By the end of the season, we were in a 3-way tie for first in our division. The biggest highlight of my year was seeing how much the kids developed; from hockey skills, players coming out of their shells, and learning to be team players.

 

The U8/9 Red team started the year playing half ice and transitioned into full ice at their first tournament of the year the Parkhill Silver Stick where they won 5 games and took home the championship. They lost in the semifinals of both the Aylmer and Riverside tournaments. They competed in the Tier 1 of the LMLL and finished 14th of out 25 teams. The kid’s development was obvious from week to week, and they all worked very hard, and had a ton of fun. The coaching staff would like to thank this group of players and families for a great year.

 

The U8/9 White started off the year with a number of different skill sets and a very young group as most where U8 this season. We transitioned well to full ice in January and the team played some good hockey losing in the semi finals of the Aylmer tournament. The finished 6th out of 15 teams in the LMML Tier 2 division. Good luck to all the players next season.

 

U11 Red - Our first season as coaches was simply amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better group of kids! We made it to the finals in the Langton tournament and to the Semifinals in the Max Partlo tournament in Tillsonburg.  Our season record was 17-12-6 and our playoff record was 7-1-0 which we finished first place in tier 4! There were many highlights throughout the season, and we couldn't be prouder of how far everyone has come.

 

The U13 Black Team had a great season finishing with a record of 23-8-5, they won the Aylmer Regional Silver Stick and lost in the semifinals of the International Silver Stick in Pelham. Overall, they finished 5th in very competitive LMLL U13 league.

The U13 Red Team had a good season finishing with a record 15-12-7 and a 3rd place finish in the LLML Tier 2 division. They lost in the finals of both the Regional Silver stick and Riverside Family first Tournaments.

The U15 Team had a season of victories and tough battles while competed this year in a very challenging LMLL League amassing a record of 22-21-4 while finishing 4th in Tier 2. The team fought hard all season and gave it their best at every tournament they participated in. Successfully winning the Aylmer Regional Silver Stick tournament and proudly represented the AMHA at the International tournament in Pelham going 2-2.

The U18 Team had a season of ups and downs, but lots of growth and improvement was made with this great group of players. Strong teamwork, dedication and support from parents made this a successful season. Special thanks to all our sponsors for their support. 

Thank you to all the coaches, players and parents for great year of hockey in Aylmer.

The organizations' overall Local League record was 117-94-35. See you all next year. 

 
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Tim Hortons
The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program for children four to eight years old who participate in local house league sports teams. The program's philosophy is not based on winning or losing - but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just taking time out to be a kid. Tim Hortons currently sponsors over 200,000 children who play on hockey, soccer, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball and ringette teams across Canada and in the United States. Each sponsored team is supplied with Timbits Minor Sports jerseys or T-shirts. Timbits hockey teams are often given the opportunity to play on-ice scrimmages during intermissions at Junior, American Hockey League (AHL) and National Hockey League (NHL) games.