Arapahoe Warriors Youth Hockey Association (AYHL) is one of the premier youth hockey associations in Colorado. Located in Metro Denver, AYHL is based at the South Suburban Family Sports Center complex, which is also the practice facility for the two-time Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche NHL team. Click here for map to Family Sports Center.
AYHL is a member of the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League (CCYHL) and is one of the largest youth hockey associations in Colorado, with over 950 youth hockey players on 16 competitive travel teams and 42 recreational teams. AYHL competitive teams represent all categories from Squirt C through Midget AA. In 2011/2012, AYHL had two CCYHL Playoff Champions and one State Championship team who represented Colorado at the USA Hockey National Championships.
The South Suburban Family Sports Center is a state-of-the-art athletic and entertainment complex located in Centennial, Colorado about twenty minutes south of downtown Denver. It is a 100,000 square foot facility with 2 regulation size NHL ice rinks. It is the practice home of the Colorado Avalanche. Within the facilities are a hockey and golf pro shop, the Avalanche Sports Grill and bar, a banquet room, 2 sky boxes, an arcade with over 50 video games, a rock climbing wall, bumper cars, many inflatable games and laser tag. In addition to these facilities, the complex has a Sports Dome that houses lacrosse and soccer teams, 2 out-door roller hockey rinks, a nine-hole executive golf course, heated driving range, golf practice facilities and mini golf.
In addition to AYHL youth hockey program, Family Sports Center is home to a very popular adult hockey league comprising over 40 teams, a competitive women’s hockey team, and serves as the practice facilities for the Regis High School Hockey program. The facility also offers public skating, free-style figure skating, take-a-shot and drop-in hockey.
AYHL hosts several TOURNAMENTS each year, including the Labor Day Midget AA Jam and the Early Bird Tournament held in September featuring over 850 elite players competing on tier II teams at the PeeWee through Midget levels. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available for these high-profile events!
AYHL also hosts the Jingle Bell Jamboree for 8 and Under Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced teams that takes place right after Christmas.
Lastly, the Arapahoe Youth “IN-House” Hockey League hosts the Mile-High Meltdown over President’s Day weekend in February, for Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget teams.