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2020-2021 Appalachian Elite Tryouts!

By msp, 02/27/20, 9:30PM EST


The Appalachian Elite Hockey Program, with the cooperation of the Indiana Youth Hockey Association, State College Youth Ice Hockey Association, Total Haines Hockey Program, the Laurel Mountain Hockey League and the Johnstown Jets Amateur Hockey League, are proud to announce tryouts for the 2020-2021 fall teams.

     The above mentioned local hockey programs have joined together to advance the Appalachian Elite Hockey Program. Advisors from each program have met and organized plans for a successful upcoming season.   

   The goal of the Appalachian Elite Hockey Program is to provide local hockey players the opportunity to participate together on higher skilled tournament teams.  The goal of the Appalachian Elite is for the players to participate at an “AA” level. The Appalachian Elite Hockey Program is designed to work with other local hockey organizations and not to interfere with their programs/scheduling.  The players are encouraged to play on their respected local Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey Teams (PAHL) and scholastic teams.

     The Appalachian Elite Tournament Teams will practice and condition in mid/late summer. This allows the players to participate in other summer sport activities, (baseball, soccer, etc.)  The tournaments will occur August through October. The tournament schedule will not interfere with the player’s PAHL, scholastic or other hockey program schedules.

     The Appalachian Elite Hockey Program understands the expense associated with travel hockey.  The Appalachian Elite Program offers affordable season prices. Last season the cost of the program was under $500. Our program includes 8 ice practices, at least two tournaments, two game jerseys and game socks. 

     The Appalachian Elite U14, U16 and U18 Teams will have the opportunity to continue tournament/scrimmage play in February to qualify for Mid Am Regionals, which is the Pennsylvania State Tournament held in March 2021. (Minimal additional cost will apply).

     All tryouts will be held at the Ebensburg Ice Rink (NCRC- 186 Schoolhouse Rd, Ebensburg, PA 15931)

Tryout dates & times:

Squirts (10-11 birth years)
March 30th 5-6p
March 31st 5:50-6:50p

Pee Wee (08-09 birth years)
March 30th- 6:10p-7:10p
March 31st – 7-8p

Bantam (06-07 birth years)
April 7th- 5:50-6:50pm
April 9th- 5:50-6:50pm

U16  (05-04 birth years)
April 7th- 7:00-8:00pm
April 9th 7:00-8:00pm

U18 (03-02 birth years)
April 7th 8:10-9:10pm
April 9th 8:10-9:10 pm


Cost of the tryouts is $50. (See attached tryout registration form)    

Please email us at with any questions.