frequently asked


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AGHF member organizations are from the following states:
Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Yes, all teams are expected to participate but National bound split season teams are granted exceptions


12U Diamond

12U Platinum

14U Diamond

14U Platinum

16U Diamond

16U Platinum

19U Diamond

19U Platinum

Yes, with AGHF approval.  CT, MD and VA teams will all likely participate in their local leagues.  Atlantic District teams wishing to participate in other leagues may do so with AGHF prior approval.

All districts must provide a pathway to USA Hockey Nationals for all Tier 2 sanctioned organizations.  All member organizations of the AGHF are Tier 2 sanctioned clubs and will have a pathway to national provided by their local district.

Yes, the AGHF will host 2 showcases for the 10U-19U divisions on September 23-25 and November 4-6.

First day of regular season: August 30th

AGHF game counts differ by season structure and age division

Partial Season Teams (10U-19U):
16 games- 8 showcase games; 8 home/away games

Full Season Teams (14U Diamond-19U):
28 games- 8 showcase games; 20 home/away games

Full Season Teams (10U-14U Platinum):
24 games- 8 showcase games; 16 home/away games

Teams will have a competitive schedule based on each teams level

Teams will not play each other an equal number of times during the season. The AGHF will assign a schedule matrix of games within your division for both showcase and non-showcase games that will provide the best level of competition for your team that will seek to reduce travel when possible.

Yes, each age group and division will have playoffs at the end of the season. Playoffs for 10U-19U will be a round robin format with a championship game for each division.  

AGHF will host playoffs in a centralized location in North/Central New Jersey.

Playoffs (10U and 12U): February 17-19, 2023

Playoffs (14U, 16U, 19U): February 24-26, 2023

The AGHF will use KRACH to determine playoff rankings where necessary

KRACH is an implementation of a statistical technique called logistic regression.  In simple terms, it is a team’s winning ratio * team’s strength of schedule.

All games will be scored using GAMESHEET app. Clubs and team managers will be required to score games on an iPad (provided by the managers or the rink) using the GAMESHEET app. Player stats and standings will be updated on the AGHF website instantly. Electronic score sheets are easy to export to PDF format for printing.

The AGHF has a full-time, women-led paid staff dedicated to AGHF operations

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