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.
10U birth years 2012 & 2013
12U birth years 2010 & 2011
14U birth years 2008 & 2009
16U/18U birth years 2004-2007
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.
Initial registration costs are approximately $395, subject to change when the new annual budget is set in June.
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 a Team Treasurer.
MHA offers an optional Development Program in fall, which is not covered under team costs.
Coaches may require the purchase of a practice jersey ($33 + shipping) and a warm-up suit ($115 + shipping).
Teams may opt to travel Outside for additional games and/or tournaments.
Program-specific jersey kits (home/away/socks) are required. The Team Manager will contact each family and place a team order.
Socks are $20/pair + shipping
Jerseys are $85/each + shipping
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 Zach Gieszler, Competition Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
or MHA Office Manager, Heather Calcaterra, email@example.com
Thank you to all the girls who showed up and tried out for our 14U Tier II team! What a great group!
Please watch for an email from Coach Kate regarding next steps.Register
AK Blue Devil Tryouts will be at the Harry J. McDonald Center... UPDATED TIMES
10U Squirt, HC - Zach Gieszler
August 2, 5:45 - 6:45 pm
August 3, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
August 5, 5:45 - 6:45 pm
12U PeeWee, HC - John DeCaro
& Jesse Johnson
August 2, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
August 3, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
August 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
14U Bantam, HC - Zach Gieszler
August 2, 3:15 - 4:15 pm
August 4, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
August 5, 3:15 - 4:15 pm
16U Midgets, HC - John DeCaro
August 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
August 3, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
August 5, 4:30 - 5:30 pm