Armstrong RiverHawks Hockey

Armstrong RiverHawks Hockey is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and fields teams at the Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity levels. These teams are for both boys and girls.

Ages

RiverHawks Hockey players must attend school at Armstrong High School, or one of the elementary schools that feed Armstrong High School. Lenape Vo Tech Students from AHS are eligible, as well as home, cyber, charter, or private school students who would otherwise attend AHS or one it's elementary schools. The Middle School Team is for players who are at least 12 years old in 2018 and in 6th grade this fall, on up to a maximum age of 14 years old in 2018 and in 8th grade this fall. (In some cases a 14 year old 9th grade student is eligible for the Middle School Hockey team based on the coaching staff discretion). Varsity / Junior Varsity is for players in 9th grade through 12th grade this fall. Team placement will be based on final tryout results in August.

When

Initial tryouts will be in April with some teams having the final tryout in August. Team may plan summer workouts etc. at the coaching staff discretion. Ice practice and games to start in August and run through late March / Early April.

Where

The Armstrong RiverHawks Hockey teams are based and operated from The Belmont Complex located at 415 Butler Rd. Kittanning, PA 16201.

Practices

Practices will be held at The Belmont Complex in Kittanning PA.

Games

The Armstrong RiverHawks Hockey teams will participate in the PIHL season and possibly other USA Hockey sanctioned games and tournaments, at the coaching staff's discretion.

Jerseys

RiverHawk player uniforms consist of home / away jerseys, socks, shell, and warm up attire at the coaching staff discretion. Matching color helmets and gloves are required. Each player will be required and responsible for the purchase and care of their RiverHawks uniform. Costs associated with their uniform are not included in the season fee. Please see policies for more information.

Additional Costs

RiverHawks Boosters conduct several mandatory fundraisers throughout the season which go towards program related expenses and activities. Please contact the RiverHawks Hockey Boosters for more detailed information.

2019 - 2020 Season

2019 - 2020 Season Tryout Dates:

AHS MS

Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:15 PM Belmont Complex Tryout 1 *

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:45 PM Belmont Complex Tryout 2 *

Varsity/JV 

Monday, April 15, 2019 7:50 PM Belmont Complex Mandatory Skate and Registration*

 Final Tryouts will be held in late summer/early fall.

*Players must Register and Pay Commitment Fee Before Skate.

Online Registration opens 4-1-19.

Note - All registrations and payments must be made through the AAHL online registration.

Tryout cost:

Forward / Defense $75 (Non refundable)

Goalies $5 (Non refundable)

Commitment Fee: $300 (Due at time of registration)

Season Fee (Commitment fee will be applied to this):

Middle School & Junior Varsity:

Forward / Defense:

Pay in Full 5-1-19 : $1300 ($1510 with Kitchen Buyout) 

Optional Payment Plan : $1350 ($1560 with Kitchen Buyout) 

Goalie:

Pay in Full 5-1-19 : $300 ($510 with Kitchen Buyout)  

Optional Payment Plan : $510 with Kitchen Buyout

Varsity:

Forward / Defense:

Pay in Full 5-1-19 : $1730 ($1940 with Kitchen Buyout) 

Optional Payment Plan : $1780 ($1990 with Kitchen Buyout) 

Goalie:

Pay in Full 5-1-19 : $300 ($510 with Kitchen Buyout) 

Optional Payment Plan : $510 with Kitchen Buyout

Additional Information on Fees:

Each player in the AAHL is also responsible for working Kitchen Duty shifts at the Belmont Complex (a $210 Buyout option is available). Please see "Organization" / "Policies" / "Volunteer Responsibilities" for Kitchen Duty information.

AAHL does provide additional fundraising opportunities to assist in financing. 

Additional Tryout Info: 

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to tryout start time. Bring a white and dark jersey (black / blue – Jerseys should be plain with no names), you will sign in and get an AAHL tryout number for your player. At this time, we will also be verifying that registration has been completed.

Placement on a Team

Player placement will be announced on the AAHL website within a reasonable time frame after the last tryout date for each team (Late Summer / Fall For JV / Varsity). You will have 24 hours, after notification, to decline placement on a team. After the deadline, your commitment fee is non-refundable. The Commitment Fee is non-refundable once team placement is accepted. If you decline placement on a team in the stated time frame, your commitment fee will be reimbursed and there will be no further charges to your account.  

AAHL reserves the right to hold supplemental tryouts to fill any & all open roster positions post open tryouts.  

AAHL will adhere to all policies of USA Hockey and Mid Am in regards to tryout dates.  

Please review "Events" / "Tryouts 2019 - 2020 Season" For additional tryout and team placement information. 


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