The Arizona High School Hockey Association has published information about registration and season structure for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
From Coaching Director Ryan DeJoe,
We are looking at two high school teams for this upcoming 2020/21 season. Our high school team from last season did not have any seniors, we have a lot of players aging up from 14U and many players who are freshman and can play both high school and 14U. When I spoke to the league, they were in favor of the idea of two high school teams from Tucson but stated that it was imperative that we have the registration numbers early on to justify it. So please sign up early if you can. For those of you who are returning, you know how registration works and the $150 early bird discount for signing up early. Here is the registration information link.
For parents new to the process, I will explain how registration with the league (AHSHA.org) works. Before I get into the main points, obviously a lot can change based on the pandemic and its effect on the season and the arena. For now, I know the Phoenix hockey directors and rink operators are preparing as if the season will go as normal. So I am going to lay out the high school league and sign up procedure as a best case scenario, knowing full well that the actual season may look entirely different.
For those of you who are new to the high school league, primary registration is not through JuniorRoadrunners.com. First of all, you pay the Arizona High School Hockey Association directly when you register. Again, here is the link from the website with information. The league determines the teams and the coaching staff and handles all payments. There will be a registration on JuniorRoadrunners.com for the high school team this season, but that will be to collect a small fee for things like extra ice time, a tournament, a party, or to be used for spring league next season. That will be covered later. For now, the high school fee ($1649 for early registration, $1799) covers 25+ games, jerseys, two Coyote tickets, and possible new gloves and other items. More details on the registration cost and what it includes can be found on the AHSHA webpage. The main point is if we can begin the season safely, I would like to field two teams so everyone can play and be a part of the high school league. The high school league has been a great fit for our organization and a tremendous point of pride. I hope we can put two teams in the league and more in the future. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope everyone stays safe and that we can return to ice safely this fall.