Atlantic Youth Hockey League



The Valley Forge Minutemen and the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) are happy to announce 18 Premier Forward Bobby Batten has signed a Tender agreement with the Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

“Bobby is one of those players that seems to get stronger every season” Coach Sean Cannon said.  “He has a shot that can be deadly from anywhere on the ice, and he has the strength to possess the puck in many tough situations, I am excited to see him further his Hockey career. ”- Sean Cannon

“All of my coaches have helped me get to the point to go to the next level. I also need to give credit to the Valley Forge Minutemen organization that is set up with everything a player needs to move on to the next level. It just comes down to putting in the time and work. I am grateful for this opportunity and all who have made me into the player I am today.”-Bobby Batten


The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.




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