The Alternative Youth Hockey League (AYHL) is a private in-house league 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
ALL AYHL games and practices located at the Hockey Development Centre (HDC)
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
Minimum one prime-time game/week - 21 game season
Customized nets for Pipsqueaks Division (if required)
Set yearly schedule with no pre 7:45 am ice
A dedicated website and TeamSnap
Year-End full ice tournament
Jerseys, socks and helmet stickers and water bottles
Refs, Scorekeeper and Insurance provided
On-site pro-shop and coffee station
Children's play area
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 similarly 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"
The Calgary Hockey Development Centre has structured six Academy teams to cater to families seeking an alternative hockey experience. Teams are based out of HDC's training facility and leverage HDC's training ice, strength & conditioning space along with it sports education centre to facilitate a superior development option. HDC is a State-of-the-art sports training and recreational facility providing professional on-ice and off-ice athletic development. Our facility serves as a one-stop-shop for the physical and intellectual development of players and coaches.