Fall/WINTER

Introduction to Hockey - Ages 3-12

Learn to Play is run by our highly experienced LTP staff and introduces kids to the sport of hockey. No skating experience is necessary to participate in this program. Our certified, on-ice coaches help kids learn the basics of hockey, including skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting skills. Learn-to-Play skates are every Sunday afternoon, beginning on November 6, 2022 and concluding on Sunday, February 12, 2023. There will be no LTP on Christmas Day (12/25/22) and MLK weekend (1/15/23) for a total of 13 weekends.

Full gear is required for Learn to Play. Equipment may be purchased locally from Pure Hockey or Play It Again Sports. Affton Hockey also offers an equipment rental program. Rental equipment is free, but a deposit of $150 is required. The check will not be cashed unless the rental equipment is not returned at the end of the session. 

Players receive:
Helmet with face mask
Gloves
Pants
Shoulder pads
Elbow pads
Shin pads
Practice jersey

Players supply or purchase:
Skates
Shock jock
Mouth guard
Stick
Tape

Register for Learn to Play

 

Affton Americans Development Model (ADM)

Affton’s 6U ADM program closely follows the guidelines set forth by the American Development Model (ADM) provided by USA Hockey. Our objectives include nurturing a love of the game at an early age and emphasizing fundamentals including skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. Station-based practices are utilized to maximize learning and to capture the attention of our young boys and girls. Games are played on a cross-ice rink against other local organizations.

The season consists of:

  • 24 Practice ice touches
  • 10 Game ice touches
  • 4 Tournament jamborees (4 games or 2 hours per Jamboree. All Jamborees are local and include Blue Note Cup Festival and Affton St. Patrick’s Day Jamboree) 
  • 2 Game jerseys & one pair of socks

More information on ADM can be found at www.ADMKids.com

Registration Closed

Affton’s 8U ADM program closely follows the guidelines set forth by the American Development Model (ADM) provided by USA Hockey. Our objectives include nurturing a love of the game at an early age and emphasizing fundamentals including skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. Station-based practices are utilized to maximize learning and to capture the attention of our young boys and girls. Games are played on a half-ice rink against other local organizations.

The season consists of:

  • 36 Practice ice touches (weekday & weekend ice)
  • 18 Game ice touches
  • 4 Tournament jamborees (4 games or 2 hours per Jamboree. All Jamborees are local and include Blue Note Cup Festival and Affton St. Patrick’s Day Jamboree) 
  • 2 Game jerseys & one pair of socks

More information on ADM can be found at www.ADMKids.com

Registration Closed 

Affton Americans Club Hockey - Ages 9-14

Competitive hockey for all experience levels, ranging from beginner to advanced hockey. Games versus local organizations as well as a few out-of-town tournaments. Approximately 60 home ice touches in addition to MO Hockey away games, playoffs and miscellaneous practice & tournament games. Also included is 24 hours of off-ice training with a certified personal trainer and Rapid Shot instructor.

Players are evaluated and placed on age-appropriate Affton Americans teams based on skill level. All teams have regular practices and compete in the Missouri Hockey Youth League.  Evaluations take place in August and the season runs through March.

Registration Closed

Affton Americans Midget AA Club Hockey - Ages 15-18

Hockey for Midget aged players interested in playing in a more competitive environment with other local organizations as well as an out-of-town tournament or two. Approximately 25 home ice touches in addition to MO Hockey away games, playoffs and miscellaneous practice & tournament games.

Tryouts take place in August and the season runs through March.

 

Central States Hockey

Central States teams participate in the Chicago-based CSDHL, an elite Tier II league of teams administered by the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois. This program offers players the opportunity to compete against the best youth hockey teams in the Midwest. Players receive skilled coaching, extra practices and games, and compete in high-level tournaments.

The teams receive approximately 85 home ice touches in addition to CSDHL away games, playoffs, and miscellaneous practice and tournament games. For more information visit the CSDHL website at www.csdhl.org.

Affton Hockey, Meramec Hockey, and Southern Illinois Hockey comprise the South Pod of the CSDHL. This  approach to Central States was designed by Missouri Hockey and also includes a North Pod (St. Peter’s and Twin Bridges) and a Central Pod (Chesterfield, Kirkwood, Rockets). Each pod will have closed-border Central States teams participating in the CSDHL.

For the 2022-23 season, the South Pod, named the St. Louis Eagles, will have teams at U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14. Visit the St. Louis Eagles website at stleagleshockey.com for more information about fees, coaches, schedule, and tryouts. 

Central States teams participate in the Chicago-based CSDHL, an elite Tier II league of teams administered by the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois. This program offers players the opportunity to compete against the best youth hockey teams in the Midwest. Players receive skilled coaching, extra practices and games, and compete in high-level tournaments. Affton Americans Midget CSDHL teams are open district and consist of players from all over the area. Teams participate in the CSDHL, widely considered the best AA Tier II hockey league in the country.

CSDHL teams at the U15, U16 and U18 level receive approximately 90 home ice touches in addition to CSDHL away games, playoffs, and miscellaneous practice and tournament games. Also included is 24 hours of off-ice training with a certified personal trainer and Rapid Shot instructor. 

CSDHL U16/15 Prospects team receives approximately 70 hours of home ice touches in addition to CSDHL away games, tournaments, and league playoffs (for top 8 league finish). Also included is 24 hours of off-ice training with a certified personal trainer and Rapid Shot instructor.

For more information visit the CSDHL website at www.csdhl.org.

CSDHL teams for younger players (Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam) are part of the St. Louis Eagles CSDHL partnership with Meramec and Southern Illinois hockey club. 

2022-23 AFFTON AMERICANS CSDHL COACHES

U15 Affton Americans CSDHL
Head Coach: John Gruendler

U16 Affton Americans CSDHL
Head Coach: Scott Sanderson

U16 Affton Americans CSDHL Prospects
Head Coach: Nick Staely

U18 Affton Americans CSDHL
Head Coach: Andrew Wingbermuehle & Bob Jakubeck

 

Tier III Junior A Hockey (NA3HL)

The St. Louis Jr. Blues are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). Every season the team features players from around the United States and Europe. The team is based at the Affton Ice Rink, 10300 Gravois Road. Game tickets are $6 at the door and children ages 6 and under are free. A full concession stand is available.

The St. Louis Jr. Blues organization has been part of St. Louis hockey for more than 30 years and has won five USA Hockey National Championships. Notable alumni include current and former NHL players Paul Stastny, Brandon Bolig, Chris Butler, Joe Vitale and Cal Heeter.

For more information, visit www.stljrblues.org.