The Alaska Blue Devils program provides a highly competitive full season that develops some of Alaska's best teams in divisions 10U to 18U in the Tier I & II levels for BOTH boys and girls. Competition teams are comprised of players and coaches who have advanced skills and who wish to contribute the time, energy and money necessary to participate in competition play.
Many teams travel in-state and out-of-state to get greater exposure and to develop players. The coaching staff is paid and a goalie coach is on retainer. Our goal is to motivate each and every player to want to learn, work hard, and be the best they can be both on the ice and in life. The Blue Devils participate in yearly fundraising events to cover costs, as well as sponsorships, in an attempt to offset some of the season's costs.
Competition goalies receive private coaching during regular practice frequently each month. This allows for one-on-one instruction and an opportunity to immediately apply concepts with same-aged and skilled players. Once again, MHA is proud to welcome Seawolf alum Chris Kamal, a University of Alaska goaltender posting a 21-38-5 record over four years in net. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Seawolves.
10U birth years 2013 & 2014
12U birth years 2011 & 2012
14U birth years 2009 & 2010
16U/18U birth years 2005-2008
GIRLS - Players register and attend tryouts for team placement in the beginning of May.
COED - Players register and attend tryouts for team placement the first week of August.
The season culminates with a State Tournament in late February, early March.
Teams practice approximately 3 to 4 times per week, more if ice is available.
Teams participate in 1 to 2 games per week, traveling to Fairbanks and Kenai, and attend upwards of 5 tournaments a season.
Cost varies year to year depending on many factors. The Registration fee is $395 for 14U-18U and $550 for 10U/12U, subject to change when the new annual budget is set in June. The fee includes participation at State, and the 10U/12U fee also includes entry into Fall Development.
Upon making a comp team, families are responsible for an initial payment of approximately $500 to the team account to cover start up costs.
Ice bills are issued monthly via the Team Treasurer.
Coaches may require the purchase of a practice jersey ($35), a warm-up coat ($90), and a warm-up pant ($50).
Teams may opt to travel Outside for additional games and/or tournaments.
Program-specific jersey kits (home/away/socks) are required and will be purchased directly from the Team Shop. Your Team Manager will verify player numbers and schedule a time for sizing and ordering. This may occur at the MAC or in Anchroage.
Pant Covers, $65 (14U-18U only)
Tryouts, practices, and most home games are held at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center. Games may be played across Anchorage, as well as the Matsu-Valley, Kenai, and Fairbanks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any questions regarding Competition Hockey with MHA can be directed to
MHA Comp Director, Powell Gallagher, email@example.com
or MHA Office Manager, Heather Calcaterra, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all the players on making their respective Tier 2 Team. Also, thank you to all the athletes who came and showcased their talents, interested in making Blue Devils their home.
House Registration is open, and Evaluations are September 5-8. We would love to keep you a part of the MHA hockey family.
*Prior to registration and evaluations, register your player at USA Hockey, linked HERE. Print and keep their USA Hockey number.