Ancaster Girls U15AA (2020-2022)

Fun and Challenging, Competitive Hockey with Positive Elite-Level Coaching and a Focus on Player Development, on a School and Family Friendly Team

Now recruiting competitive girls born in 2007 and 2008 for the 2021-22 season.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen RaittHead Coach
Ancaster Girls U15AA (2020-22)
Ancaster Girls High Performance Director
Email: AvsCoachSteve@gmail.com
Cell: (905)741-3536

Sarah Graham – Assistant Coach/Trainer
Ryan Hymers – Assistant Coach/Skills Development
Peter McCarthy – Goaltender Coach

Coach Steve

If you are interested, please complete the Player Information Profile by clicking here.

Upon completion, I’ll send you a complete team information package.

This site is used to communicate with players and families. Individual player skills, team tactics and professional systems can be found here, as well as some stuff that is just for fun. I hope you enjoy the site.

Mastering the Wrist Shot

A good wrist shot has three key positions that you’ll want to master. This video breaks down how to take a hard and accurate wrist shot.

Mastering the Slap Shot

A good slap shot has four key positions that you’ll want to master. This video breaks down how to take a hard and accurate slap shot.

How to Practice Changing Your Shooting Angle

Auston Matthews may be one of the best in the league at changing the angle before he shoots. Just look at this snipe where he fools the defense and goalie in one motion.

Here’s a great video that explains why changing your shooting angle is so important and how you can practice it at home and on the ice.

Textbook “Gagner” Move

Artem Zub, a defenseman for the Ottawa Senators, scores his first NHL goal with a textbook example of the “Gagner” move.

Fake wrist shot off the inside foot, then fake to the backhand with a finish on the forehand. When you really need to score, it is great to have a go to move.

AAGHA High Performance Dryland Training Program

The Ancaster Avalanche Girls Hockey Association is excited to re-open our High Performance Dryland Training Program. Stay active and engaged in hockey even when you can’t be at the rink. This program is open, and free, to all girls who are currently playing hockey in Ancaster or are considering joining us next season. Get faster … Read more

Day 40 – That’s All Folks!

This is the 40th and final day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate. You made it! Congratulations on completing 40 days of our mid-season … Read more

Day 39 – Attention is a Powerful Thing

This is the 39th day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate. Today, another idea to improve our mental game. How can we control our … Read more

Day 38 – The Importance of Your Body Language

This is the 38th day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate. You may remember that in our pre-season training camp we talked about the … Read more

Day 37- How The Pros Have Fun While Training

This is the 37th day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate. Here’s a great video that shows how a couple of pros can train … Read more