Release Date : 07/31/2016
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League is pleased to announce the formation of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League Futures for the 2016-17 season.
The AYHL Futures is designed to provide an avenue for AYHL member organizations to add non-league games to the their Tier II programs. This unique opportunity is not designed to replace league commitments, but rather, enhance schedules with games against teams they may not face otherwise.
The AYHL Futures will consist of three divisions: 10U, 12U, and 14U. Elite AAA Hockey, Long Island Gulls, Mercer Chiefs, Montgomery Hockey Association, New Jersey Colonials, New Jersey Devils Youth, New Jersey Junior Titans, North Jersey Avalanche, Ramapo Saints, Valley Forge Minutemen, Virtua Hockey, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Jr. Knights are all confirmed to participate for the 2016-17 season.
“We are excited to announce the creation of the AYHL Futures,” commented AMHL President Gene Palecco. “We are pleased the way our owners came together to put this plan in place for their Tier II programs and then execute it for the 2016-17 season.”
For more information on the AYHL Futures, visit them on the web at http://www.atlantichockey.org/ayhl_futures.php. You can also follow them on Twitter, @TheAYHLFutures.
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.