Volume II| June 2020
Aspen Junior Hockey Newsletter - June 2020
During this time the AJH office is not open for public in-person visits but we are available by calling the AJH office at 970-920-7081 or emailing jackieayers@aspenjuniorhockey.com
Click the link below to access our website for more information about our program

Summer Ice
Aspen Junior Hockey in conjunction with the skating clubs are working with the City of Aspen to lay out a plan to begin using the ice again. Stay Tuned!

If you are registered for a summer camp, please contact the camp directly to discuss the schedule and any protocols as we begin to "return to play". Thank you for your patience and understanding

Celebrating Our Seniors
(Current and past players who will be continuing on to the next level of their hockey careers)

Connor Chesner
Connor graduated from Aspen High School and was a three-year letter winner for the boys varsity hockey team. He will be playing next fall for the Rochester Grizzlies, a Tier II Juniors team out of Rochester, MN that competes in the North American 3 Hockey League.

AK Fuentes
AK graduated from Aspen High School and was a member of the Aspen Junior Hockey U 14 AA team prior to joining Team Colorado and the St. Louis Blues AAA program. AK will be attending New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, and will be playing NCAA Dlll women's hockey as a Pilgrim.  

Alexa Paoli
Alexa graduated from Steamboat Springs High School and will be attending Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, and playing NCAA D III women’s hockey. She previously played on the Aspen U 14 AA and U 16 AA teams prior to playing in Canada this past season.

Bella Borski
Bella graduated from Eagle Valley High School and will be attending New England College in New Hampshire, where she will be playing NCAA D III Women’s Hockey. Bella played on the first Aspen U 14 AA team that marched on to Nationals.

Elsa Cassidy
Elsa graduated from New Hampton School and will be moving on to Bowdoin College in Maine to play NCAA D III women’s hockey as a Polar Bear. She
was a member of the inaugural Aspen U 14 AA team prior to playing for Belle Tire U 16 AAA and New Hampton.

Laney Martens
Laney graduated from Aspen High School and will be moving on to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin to play NCAA D III women’s hockey and softball as a Viking. She competed this past season on the Aspen
U 19 A / U 19 AA teams and the Aspen High School boys JV team. #LUWH

Sami Jaworski
Sami graduated from Aspen High School and will be playing NCAA D III women’s hockey at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts as a Gull.
She was a standout goalie this past season for the Aspen U 19 A / U 19 AA and a member of the Aspen High School Boys Varsity team.

There are several past or current players that will be pursuing their hockey endeavors through club teams or continuing on with their current teams. We wish all of this year’s senior’s the best.

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AJH Father's Day Gift Ideas!!

Looking for a gift for the AJH Hockey Dad? Please take a look at some of the items we have available - click link here AJH Father's Day Garb
Hockey Share 10,000 Puck Challenge
As summer begins, it is a great time for players to work on their off-ice skills and enjoy the great outdoors. AJH is looking forward to joining the 10,000 Puck Challenge.

What is the 10,000 Puck Challenge?
10,000 Pucks is a way for players to track their shots 365 days a year. This summer AJH will host a contest to see who can shoot the most pucks. The contest runs from June 10th - August 31st. Players can begin tracking shots at any time, but only shots logged during the contest dates will be counted toward the contest totals. The goal is to not simply focus on the number of shots but on the setting and achieving of goals for hockey players. Best of all, 10,000 Pucks is free for all users!
Players are encouraged to consistently work on their game each week vs. shooting all of their pucks at the end of August.

To encourage shooting all summer there will be mini prizes for the players that meet 1/3 of their level goal by July 1st and those who are at 2/3 of their level by August 1st.

Register by June 10 th  to be included the 2020 Summer Challenge

Learn More and Register here Hockey Share

10,000 Puck Challenge Level Goals
19 U/HSB (2005 to 2001): 10,000 Pucks
15 U Girls/ 14 U Boys (2006 and 2007): 10,000 Pucks
12 U (2008 and 2009): 8000 Pucks
10 U (2010 and 2011): 6,000 Pucks
8 U/ 6 U (2012 and younger): 3,000 Pucks

Getting Started is Easy:
Head to AJH's dedicated 10,000 Puck Challenge page by clicking on the following link:  account set up
Follow the instructions on How to Create an Account
Sign up based on your birth year 
Individual team/level pages have been created to track overall progress. Check back often to see your age group’s progress.

Registration Links:

The first athlete in each age group to register for the 10,000 puck challenge will receive a wraparound off-ice stick protector.

There will be prizes awarded at the end of the challenge in August.

If you have any questions regarding this Challenge please contact Jackie Ayers at the AJH office (970) 920-7081 or Anne Martens at (970) 309-1577

Additional Off-Ice Workouts are listed below:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jackie or one of the Board Members
Click link below for AJH Board of Directors

Be safe and stay healthy!