AA/AAA Tryout Information

*PERMISSION FORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR AA/AAA WITHIN YOUR ELITE DRAW ZONE. Please see the information below if your player is interested in trying out for an elite team in the 2024-2025 season. 



Hockey Alberta Elite AAA Male Hockey Model: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/players/elite-male-hockey-aaa/

Elite Female AAA Hockey Model: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/players/elite-female-hockey-aaa-aa/ 

Canmore Minor Hockey Association players are in the Airdrie Elite Draw Zone for AAA. Airdrie is the host association for the U18 AAA CFR Chemicals Bisons, the U17 AAA Avalanche and the U15 AAA Xtreme. Airdrie is also the host association for the U18 AA Lightning Female, U15 AA Lightning Female and the U13 AA Lightning Female. 

For information about these Draw Zone teams please visit the AMHA website and click on the AAA Team Info Tab.


For information about how to Register for the Airdrie Minor Hockey AAA or AA teams please visit the AMHA website and click on the Registration Tab.


Under the Registration Info tab you will find tentative dates for Prep Camps and Tryouts in the Fall.

If you have questions about any of Airdrie's AAA teams, you can call the AMHA office at 403-912-2680.



Hockey Alberta AA Hockey Model: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/uploads/source/Publications/Appendix_II_-_AA_Hockey_Model.pdf

AA Tryout Process: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/players/aa-hockey/

Elite Female AA Hockey Model: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/players/elite-female-hockey-aaa-aa/ 

Cochrane Minor Hockey offers the Bow Valley Timberwolves AA program for U11, U13, U15, U16, and U18 players who want to play hockey at a high level, and are interested in pursuing AAA and Junior hockey. Timberwolves encourage registration from Banff, Canmore, Cremona, and Morley athletes as well as residents in the Cochrane Minor Hockey Association. 

Teams compete in the South Central Alberta Hockey League (SCAHL). The current program standard is 2 practices per week and 2-3 games per weekend. The Season Schedule consists of 36 games plus playoffs. 

Number of teams: 

1 U11 AA - 15 players/2 goaltenders

1 U13 AA - 15 players/2 goaltenders

1 U15 AA - 17 players/2 goaltenders

1 U16 AA - 17 players/2 goaltenders

1 U18 AA - 17 players/2 goaltenders

League runs from September to March. Playoffs are a tournament format starting in March. The AA program follows the Hockey Alberta AA Model:

  • Develop players where similarly skilled players compete against each other
  • The standardized province-wide system that ensures competitive balance      
  • Provide players a developmental system that focuses on skill development, and acts as a “feeder” system to our “Elite” AAA

The BVTW AA players are required to be committed to 2 practices per week, as well as approximately a 36 league game schedule. Please refer to the Cochrane Minor Hockey website for more information and schedules. 



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