May 2007

Team One Arizona 96

This will be a busy month for Amanda.  Amanda was selected to participate on a 1996 birth year AAA Peewee team that will have tournaments in Anaheim, CA over the Memorial Day weekend and will be in Philadelphia Pennsylvania the last week of June for a big national tournament. 

Team One Arizona, or 96 Arizona Heat as they are called,  began their team practices the last weekend of April.  

This team is comprised of the top players in Arizona born in 1996.  Amanda is now playing side by side with players she played against all season long.  She also is getting to play with some of her past team mates from the Peoria Ice rink.

Amanda is a Peewee this season!

That statement sounds a little funny.  But for those of us in the hockey world, this is were many things change for a young player. 

Peewees are made up of players that are 11 and 12 years old,  12 and under (U12).  This is the first age group that body checking is allowed.  

Body checking is only allowed on boy's or coed team.  Body checking is not allowed in girls or women's hockey at any age level.

Amanda has all ready tried out for and been selected for two different boys Peewee teams here in the Phoenix Metro area. Choices will need to be made in order to accommodate Amanda's hopeful selection to a Girls team in Arizona.


96 AZ Heat/U.S. Arizona

#11 Ashton Amaya, #8 Preston Ames, #3 Griffen Dill, #2 Alex Gerardo, #30 Aaron Goodman (G), #7 Garrett Grimes, #5 Sean Hamblen, # 9 Tristan, Joseph, #87 Brandon Kingsley, #26 Brett Kramer, #23 Amanda Martin, #81 Miles Mikkelsen, #47 Chad Pietroniro, #35 Zack Prentice (G), #19 Boston Richardson, #97 Michael Rosholt, #21 Benny Shapiro, #44 Ryan Story.