Official page of Air Academy High School's hockey team! Follow us for updates on games, practices and all things AA Hockey. Twitter: @KadetHockey
Interested in supporting the Air Academy Hockey program? To make contributions that go towards gear, practices, and other team related activities, follow these easy steps: 1) Go to payforit.net 2) Select "Fundraiser" across the top bar 3) Fill in necessary info State: Colorado District: Academy School District Twenty School: Air Academy Item select: AAHS Hockey Donations Contributions can be made in increments of $10. From each player, manager, and coach, we'd like to thank you in advance. Go Kadets!
Travel info for Thursday:
Players and managers will be released at 1:20 PM after 4th block for our game against Pueblo (starts at 5:30 PM). Meet at the Park & Ride off Woodmen and I-25; we will be leaving at 3:15 for Pueblo. No stop will be made on our way back, and the team should return home by 9:30.
Don't forget that we have another morning practice tomorrow, 5:15-6:30 AM @ USAFA.
Players & parents, team pictures are ready to be picked up. See Ben Ortiz at tonight's game to pick yours up! Still need to order them? Contact Tenacious Photography directly at 719-338-4747 or www.tenaciousphoto.com
See you at 8:15 PM tonight for our game against Liberty @ USAFA; go Kadets!
[01/14/16] AA Hockey, enjoy your night off! Rest up for tomorrow's game against Liberty - 8:15 PM @ USAFA.
Great job last night, Kadets! Don't forget that we have a busy schedule tonight too:
6:30 PM - Team dinner hosted by Mrs. Kirkendall and Mrs. Kucharski @ the Kirkendalls. Check email for address.
9:30-10:30 PM - Practice @ USAFA
[01/11/16] Come support Air Academy TONIGHT as we take on Denver East -- 9:15 PM @ USAFA! Go Kadets!
Tomorrow 1/7: Practice, USAFA - 5:15 - 6:30 PM (& conditioning)
Saturday 1/9: Off-Ice session AAHS Weight room, 9:30 - 11:00
Monday 1/11: Game, USAFA - 9:15 PM v Denver East
Tuesday 1/12: Practice, USAFA - 9:30 - 10:30 PM
Updated schedule for January as of 1/6
Tonight's the night! Our final showdown with Cheyenne Mountain; continue to spread the word and we'll see you all at World Arena at 7pm! A few more reminders:
1) Haven't bought an AAHS Hockey scarf yet? Look out for Mrs. Stolz tonight to purchase yours! $20 each
2) Still looking to order team photos? Please contact Tenacious Photography directly to place an order: www.tenaciousphoto.com or
[01/04/16] Hey Kadets, tomorrow is the game we've all been waiting for...our last time to go head to head with Cheyenne Mountain. We hope to see everyone at 7:00 at the World Arena! Lets go Kadets!
[12/27/15] Kadets, please note this SCHEDULE CHANGE: On January 2, we will have a mandatory on-ice session from 7:00-8:00 PM at CSC-West Rink (Monument). There will be NO weights in the morning. See you then!
Thank you to Tenacious Photography for today's photo shoot. Also, shout out to Dr. Haberl for a wonderful team building session. Enjoy the time off of the ice, Kadets; Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
[12/22/15] Players and managers, please remember that tomorrow morning is picture day. Bring both your white & blue jerseys as well as the order form emailed out if you'd like to purchase photos (checks made out to Tenacious Photography). Be ready to go at 6:45 AM @ USAFA; there will be a team building activity with Dr. Haberl afterward until about 10:30 AM, so don't forget a snack!
Practices and games may be subject to change; check back here for updates!
And the Kadets have secured their first win!!! Final score of today's game was AA: 9, Rampart: 2. Just a few noteworthy accomplishments of the game include:
--MeiLan Haberl scored her first HS goal
--Ethan Kalbfleisch, Ian Ranney, and Jared Taylor all scored their first goals of the season
--Justin Chiacchia scored 3 out of 9 goals
--Forrest Joyal assisted 3 goals and scored 1
Great job Kadets! Let's keep it up for the next game -- Mark your calendars for Monday, January 4th against Cheyenne!
Game vs. Pine Creek
Photos by Grant Lichtenberger
Last night's ugly sweater themed team dinner was a success! Missed Monday's game? You have another chance to come support your Kadets TONIGHT -- 8:15 PM @ Sertich against Valor.
[12/14/15] See everyone tonight for our game against Rampart; 8:15 @ Sertich Ice Center. Players, please be there at 6:45. Also, don't forget to buy your Kadet Hockey scarf, sold at every game - $20 each!
[12/11/15] Players & Managers: No off-ice weights session tomorrow morning - instead, we are going bowling!!!! Treat this as a practice, and meet at Academy Bowling Lanes by 9:30 AM (5128 Cathedral Drive, located in the community center on base). The cost is $3 per game plus a $2.75 shoe rental. Parents are welcome to come; see you there!
Updated schedule as of 12/9
Players and managers: See you tonight for the second team dinner of the season, hosted by Mrs. Ortiz and Mrs. Shuck, starts at 6:30 PM (check email for address)
Don't forget to spread the word about the game tomorrow: AA vs. Pine Creek at 9:15 PM (Sertich Ice Arena)
Game vs. Mountain Vista
Photos by Cliff Lichtenberger
[12/07/15] It's been a challenging start to the season, but with every practice comes more strength and skill. Players, see you in the AM both Monday and Tuesday at USAFA from 5:15-6:30. Go Kadets!
Scrimmage vs. Pine Creek (D20 Jamboree)
Photos by Cliff Lichtenberger
Game vs. Cheyenne Mountain (First game of the season!)
Photos by Cliff Lichtenberger
[12/04/15] Kadets, tonight's the night! See you in just under an hour for the first game of the season -- this is what we've been working so hard for! Also, there is NO heat at the risk, so please make sure to spread the word to all parents and fans to DRESS WARMLY.
[12/03/15] Less than 24 hours until our first game, Kadets! Players, please arrive to Clune Arena at 6 PM. Get a good night sleep, and we'll see you tomorrow for a win!
Parents, is anyone interested in becoming a team manager to record points and monitor Sports Ngin? If so, contact Coach Meisinger ASAP. More info on page 18 of the CHSAA Hockey Bulletin, attached.
Kadets, great job at the jamboree; we're looking really strong as a team. Don't forget to wash your practice jerseys and bring them to practice tomorrow. Here's a look at the week ahead:
Monday & Tuesday - Practice from 5:15-6:30 AM (USAFA)
Wednesday - Team dinner hosted by the Joyal and Taylor families, starts at 6pm (check email for address)
Thursday - First game of the season!!! 7:30pm vs. CM (USAFA)
Friday - Rest up! No practice.
Saturday - GAME, 3:45pm vs. Mountain Vista (Sertich)
Updated schedule as of 11/27
Interested in donating to the AA Hockey program? In the spirit of Black Friday, make a contribution by following these easy steps:
1) Go to payforit.net
2) Select "Fundraiser" across the top bar
3) Fill in necessary info (CO, District 20, AAHS, Hockey donations)
From each player, manager, and coach, we thank you in advance. We hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday, and players, be sure to rest up for the jamboree tomorrow. Go Kadets!
Players, have a little downtime? Make sure to complete Coach Meisinger's homework assignment:
1) Watch the following link about the Washington Capitals' "pinch" forecheck, focusing on Andre Burakovsky (#65)
2) Email Coach with at least 1 thing Andre did RIGHT and 2 things Andre did WRONG, as well as if there's anything a coach would comment on about the play.
[11/26/15] Happy Thanksgiving, Kadets! We hope everyone enjoys the next couple of days away from the rink and stays warm with their families. Today, we're grateful for the fact that our first game of the season against our rival, Cheyenne Mountain, is in exactly ONE week! #AAvsCM
Players: lots of new info has been emailed out regarding fundraising requirements, optional AA hockey apparel, and Athletic Handbook confirmation sheets. As always, please be making sure to check your email regularly.
Additionally, below is the schedule for the upcoming D20 Jamboree. If anyone has snacks or drinks to contribute for Saturday, please pass them off to the team moms or any of the managers. Happy Thanksgiving; go Kadets!
[11/24/15] Kadets, practice this morning looked great! Be ready to go again tomorrow morning, on the ice at 5:20 AM at USAFA. Make sure to be checking your email for drills that will be run at practice.
[11/21/15] Happy Thanksgiving break, Kadets! What better way to start it off than hockey practice? See you tomorrow morning at CSC, on the ice @ 7:50!!
[11/20/15] Kadets, don't forget that we have practice tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM at CSC West Rink (Monument). Be ready to go on the ice at 5:20.
[11/18/15] Players, managers, and parents: See you all tonight at 6:30 PM in the AAHS cafeteria for the winter sports/hockey meeting. Practice will follow at USAFA, on the ice at 9:30 PM.
[11/17/15] Kadets, practice tomorrow morning (11/17) is CANCELLED because the district has closed. Enjoy your snow day!!!
[11/15/15] Players, yesterday's on-ice session looked great; it's shaping up to be a great season already! Don't forget that we have practice tomorrow from 4:00-5:00 PM at Sertich Ice Arena, and there will be a short team meeting afterward. Players and managers will be released from school at 2:30 PM.
[11/13/15] Awesome first day of try-outs, Kadets! See you at CSC West Rink (in Monument) tomorrow on the ice at 5:30 AM for day 2!
Players: Try-outs begin tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 PM at Sertich Ice Arena downtown. Early release will be at 1:20 PM (right after 4th block) for all players & managers. There will NOT be a JV team this year.
Please be ready to go on the ice at 3:20. Go Kadets!
Updated hockey schedule as of 11/9
[11/09/15] Kadets, see you bright and early on the ice tomorrow for our 5:30am practice! Reminder: rink opens at 5am and only south gate will be open!
[11/04/15] Players: No practice this Thursday. Our final, pre-tryout ice session is next Tuesday, November 10, at 5:30am (doors to the rink open at 5am). Note: the north gate entrance will not be open; enter through the south gate entrance only!