Tier II National Bound Teams

The Armstrong Arrows "National Bound" Teams are an elite Tier II Hockey Program with the intent of competing for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships each year. The goals of the Armstrong Arrows National Bound Teams are to develop hockey players so they can reach their maximum potential through skill development and increasing their hockey knowledge. Our coaching staff will push our players outside their comfort zone to become better hockey players. Every player in the program should give 100% all of the time. Teams may or may not participate in PAHL. The goal of each “National Bound” Team is to qualify for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships April 4 – 8, 2019. U14 – South Bend, IN U16 – Plano, TX U18 – San Jose, CA

Ages

18U: 2000 to 2001 Birth Years 16U: 2002 to 2003 Birth Years 14U: 2004 to 2005 Birth Years

When

Tryouts will be in April with team workouts starting in the summer at the coaching staff's discretion. Ice practices to begin in July at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Regular season ice practices will be moved to the Belmont Complex in August and games are expected to start in the end of August / beginning of September and run through late March / Early April.

Where

The Armstrong Arrows National Bound Program is based and operated from The Belmont Complex located at 415 Butler Rd. Kittanning, PA 16201.

Practices

Ice practices to begin in July at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Regular season ice practices will be moved to the Belmont Complex in August. National Bound Teams will have 2 ice practices per week (set weekday practice schedule after season begins).

Games

The Armstrong Arrows National Bound Program will participate in approx. 40 - 50 USA Hockey sanctioned games and tournaments. (Teams could participate in more games at the coaches discretion).

Jerseys

Armstrong Arrows "National Bound" Teams are required to wear navy blue helmets and navy blue gloves. Player uniforms also consist of home / away jerseys, socks, and shell . Each player will be required and responsible for the purchase and care of their Arrows uniform. Costs associated with their uniform are not included in the season fee. National Bound Players will receive team issued hockey bags and practice jerseys at no additional cost. Please see policies for more information.

Additional Costs

The Armstrong Arrows National Bound Program will have one mandatory fundraiser during the season to ensure that adequate operating funds are available. Amounts are as follows: $300 For 14U - $500 For 16U / 18U

2018 - 2019 Season

Coaching Staff:

U16 Head Coach / Program Coordinator – Lee Grafton

U18 Head Coach / Goaltender Coach – Nick Mish


U14 Head Coach – Jon Yackmack



Tryout Schedule:


Armstrong Arrows 18U “National Bound” (2000 & 2001 Birth Years)

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Armstrong Arrows 16U “National Bound” (2002 & 2003 Birth Years)

Supplemental Tryout

Thursday, May 3rd 8:10-9:20 PM at Pittsburgh Ice Arena

Players must be registered with AAHL online and pay commitment fee



Armstrong Arrows 14U “National Bound” (2004 & 2005 Birth Years)

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



Tryout Costs:

Supplemental Tryout Forward / Defense:$25 (Non refundable) 

Goalies: $5 (Non refundable)

Commitment Fee: $500 (Due at time of registration)

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

Forward / Defense: $2500 (Payment options available)

Goalie: $500

Please see Policies for kitchen duty information.

**Supplemental Registration now available.

For additional information contact leegrafton@yahoo.com

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