CRHL/Option Hockey

Objective of the CRHL/Option/Recreational Program

The CRHL league consist of many of the same clubs as the RMHF and games are played at locations across the Front Range. This league is designed to provide a recreational level of play for ages Squirt through Midget. The level of play is typically less competitive than the RMHF teams but still provides a great environment for participating and learning the game.

The CRHL program is less of a commitment in terms of time and cost than RMHF. Teams play 1 or 2 games per weekend and offers 1 - 2 practices per week on average plus a skills and drills session 1- 2 times per month. Additionally, goalies are able to attend special goalie training practices weekly. The season usually runs from team selection in late Sept to playoffs at the end of February. This is a great place for a new player aged squirt to midget to start with AHA. CRHL teams are selected to try and balance the strength of the teams within an age division.

Program Details

Season Length

Evaluations will be Sept 16 & 17 for Midget & Bantam.

Tryouts will be Sep 16 & 17 for PW & Squirt. Players not placed on an Option team will be moved to our In-House program.

The season will finish at the end of February with the CRHL Playoffs.

Practices & Games

14U/12U/10U Option Teams

Teams will practice 2 times per week with one of those practices a Skills & Drills session approximately every 2nd Monday.

Teams will have 1 game per weekend.

League Play will start Sep 23rd.

18U Rec Teams

Teams will practice once per week on Monday.

Teams will have 1 game per weekend.

Power Skates

Power Skates are offered weekly - $10 per session.

Kibby leads the early morning power skate on Wed at 5:30 am.

Shawn offers a late afternoon power skate on Fri at 4:15 pm.

Power Skates will commence in mid Sept and will appear on your family calendar.

Goalie Clinics

Goalie Clinics are offered to our AHA goalies each Wed under the tutelage of Matt Zabba.

No charge for this service.

Goalie Clinics will begin mid Sept and appear on your family calendar.

Matt's team of goalie coaches will also be at the Mon night Skills & Drills sessions starting in mid Sept.


Coaches are able to block time for team dryland at AHA's Off Ice Facility.

Watch your family calendar for dates and times after team formation.


Jerseys, game and practice, will be provided to all Teams at no additional cost. Game socks and practice socks will also be included.

Extra Costs - Team Fees

Once teams are formed your Team Manager will prepare a budget for the team to cover additional expenses the team may incur.

Additional expenses may be related to tournament registrations, coach travel expenses for out of state tournaments, dryland gear, team meals, etc. and requires AHA approval prior to collection of these Team Fees.

Teams regularly fundraise to offset team expenses and team fees.

AHA Tournaments

All AHA Option/Rec teams will play in the

Ian Tuthill Memorial Tournament

Dec 27 - Dec 30

There is no tournament fee for AHA Teams

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