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The purpose of the DVHL is to promote, govern and improve organized hockey in the Delaware Valley area by authority of USA Hockey, Inc.: to foster among its members, supporters and teams a general cooperative spirit; to maintain and increase interest in the game of hockey; to have and exercise a general care, supervision and direction over the playing interest of its teams and players.

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March 16, 2020

TO: Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association Organizations – (BCC)

Tonight, the AAHA advised the parents / guardians of Member players of the continued postponement of 12U and below tryouts, which will likely remain in place at least until April 7th, 2020. Please see the message below. The AAHA Executive Committee has been meeting frequently and ready to respond quickly to these rapidly changing circumstances.

The update goes onto advise that AAHA tryouts and player contracting are tied together, pursuant to AAHA Rules. We have discussed our tryout and contracting policies with USA Hockey leadership and General Counsel, and they have affirmed the AAHA’s authority to make these determinations. We have advised our registered youth and female player families that we anticipate our Member Club’s cooperation. Failure to follow these tryout and contracting requirements will result in eligibility sanctions, included but not limited to loss of District and National Tournament eligibility and or loss of rostering privileges.

The AAHA Executive Committee is in the process of examining the potential and ongoing impact from COVID-19 to our Member Clubs, as well as facility operators, should the postponement of tryouts be extensive. A sub-committee has been charged with creating a strategy for this purpose. It would be helpful for us to understand how Covid-19 is impacting your Club. Please participate in a brief survey at:

I have included two other documents; the USA Hockey FAQ created to answer questions on recruiting and the 2020-21 Approved Tier I Youth and Girls Clubs and Teams. IMPORTANT: Tier I Clubs, where you’ve been approved to offer one (1) team  at the indicated level, you may not exceed more than one (1) team at any level as indicated in the spreadsheet.  

We are in the process contacting State and Federal Agencies to determine programs, grants and aid for our Associations and Rinks under this Federal Emergency Declaration. It is important that every Association and Rink track its losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as that will serve as the basis for possible relief.

There is a national directive to have extreme social distancing. Lets all support that effort. Thank you again for your anticipated cooperation. 

Stay Healthy!

Glenn Hefferan
AAHA President