Arizona Amateur Alliance Hockey
The Phoenix Firebirds and VOSHA Selects are proud to continue the Arizona Amateur Alliance Hockey (AAA Hockey). This partnership originated in 2011 and offers a complete path for Arizona youth hockey players of all ages and levels. The partnership has allowed both organizations and their respective teams access to a second sheet of ice for the development of players and teams. “The fact that both of our facilities are geographically close together and centrally located within the Metro Phoenix area allows us to attract players from all over the valley.”, says Sean Whyte DYHA Coach-in-Chief/Hockey Director.
Through this Alliance, The Phoenix Firebirds have been accepted into the North American Prospects Hockey League. (North American Prospects Hockey League http://www.naphl.com/about-us.cfm), which is the affiliated league recognized by the NAHL (North American Hockey League http://www.nahl.com/about/history.cfm). The Firebirds will enter two teams into the league which will exclusively represent Arizona in the NAPHL; U16AAA (Todd Collins), & U18AAA (Todd Collins). Whyte explains, “Our acceptance into the NAPHL was contingent on commitments from strong local Coaches like Todd Collins. These teams will compete at the highest level across the country and be exposed to many Elite Junior, College, and Professional Teams, Coaches and Scouts. DYHA will continue to work hand in hand with the VOSHA Selects in providing a strong development program for the young aspiring hockey players looking to excel in this sport and striving to compete at the higher levels. Arcadia Ice Arena and Oceanside Ice Arena will continue to work together to build the best ADM program in Arizona, which will feed into Arcadia’s Recreational Leagues and Travel Teams. “With all of the groups working together toward one common goal, there is a solid path to success for players of all ages and levels”, says Whyte.