The Alternative Youth Hockey League (AYHL) was created to provide families with a significantly better option for youth Hockey development.
The Alternative Youth Hockey League (AYHL) was created to provide families with a significantly better option for youth Hockey development. The AYHL leverages the Calgary Hockey Development Centre's facility to provide a comprehensive development option under one roof. Using a "one fee, one location, one schedule" model, families can now enjoy an affordable hockey season without all the added stress of sporadic scheduling, fundraising, volunteering, early morning ice times and driving to different locations.
The HDC Difference
Smaller team sizes
HDC ice (1:2 ratio of an NHL ice surface, with all line markings)
No fundraising/cash calls/volunteering
2 set prime-time practices per week
1 set prime-time game/week
Customized nets for Pipsqueaks Division
Set schedule with no pre 8:00am ice
Dedicated website and TeamSnap
Jerseys, socks and helmet stickers
All games include warm up area, warm ups, music, referees, and score-keeping
Children's play area
On-site pro-shop, concession & coffee station
No boundary restrictions
Provide a superior and comprehensive hockey development program for young athletes
Provide the best value program for parents
Create a team of similar skilled players looking for an elite experience
Recruit parents and players that align to the overarching development objectives
Improve the four pillars of development "physical- mental- emotional-social"