Lane Amateur Hockey Association

18U Tier II Tryouts


LAHA is excited to be offering a Tier II team at the 18U age division for the 2019-2020 season in addition to the traditional house-level program. Learn more about this opportunity below.

What are the major differences between the 18U House and 18U Tier II teams?

The 18U House team is very much like the house teams at all other LAHA age divisions. Players on this team will have three (3) practices per week and games against other Oregon (and maybe some Washington) teams. This team will participate in 2-3 tournaments much like last season. Those locations are most likely in Oregon, Washington, and possibly Idaho or Canada. This team will be eligible to participate in the Oregon 18U State Tournament at the end of the season. Cost for this season is $2,100 per player.

The 18U Tier II team is intended to be a higher-level team for more advanced players. To be on this team, players must participate in a tryout and be selected. Once the team is formed, players will have four (4) practices per week and games against teams from Portland (maybe Bend), Washington and possibly other nearby states (we will do our best to keep long-distance travel to a minimum). Three (3) of the weekly practices will be at the same time as the 18U house team with the fourth practice to be held on a different day and time, yet to be determined. This team will participate in 5-6 tournaments during the course of the season. Those locations are most likely in Washington and Canada but may also include California, Nevada, or other nearby states. This team may also elect (with coach and LAHA Board approval) to declare as being nationally bound. This team will not participate in the Oregon 18U State Tournament. Instead, they may have a play-down with any other Oregon Tier II teams to see who will advance to districts and/or nationals. Cost for this season is $4,500 per player.

Coaching Staff

The coaching staff for the 18U teams includes Flint Doungchak, Daniel Gomez, David Rhodes, Dave Pierce, Scott Williams, and John Bradner.


Players who are interested in trying out for a spot on the 18U Tier II roster must attend tryouts. Tryout details are noted below:

When: Tuesday 9/3-Thursday 9/5
Time: See schedule noted below.
Location: The Rink Exchange, 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
Cost: $65 (non-refundable)
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 16th

Tryout Schedule (updated 8/12/19):
Tuesday, Sept 3rd
6:30pm-7:00pm Drop off players for check-in
7:00pm-7:15pm Player welcome & overview of the tryout
7:15pm-8:00pm Dryland
8:00pm-8:15pm Cool down / snack
8:15pm-8:45pm Get dressed for ice session
8:45pm-9:45pm Ice Session #1

Wednesday, Sept 4th
6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland
6:45pm-6:55pm Cool down / snack
6:55pm-7:15pm Get dressed for ice session
7:15pm-8:15pm Ice Session #2
8:15pm-8:30pm Change out of gear, head upstairs for seminar
8:30pm-9:30pm Seminar and skills discussion

Thursday, Sept 5th
6:00pm-6:45pm Off-ice activity
6:45pm-6:55pm Cool down / snack
6:55pm-8:00pm Player feedback meetings
8:00pm-8:15pm Get dressed for ice session
8:15pm-9:00pm Ice Session #3
9:00pm-9:15pm Change out of gear
9:15pm-10:00pm Player feedback meetings
10:00pm Players released / end of tryout*

*If all player feedback meetings are able to be completed before the final ice session, players will be released when the ice session is over.

Who Can Tryout?

  1. Age eligible players who played for LAHA in the 2018-19 season, OR
  2. Players for whom LAHA would be considered their home association (by geography or drive time), OR
  3. Players whose home association is not offering a Tier II program for the 2019-20 season.

Tryout Coaches and Evaluators

The coaches and evaluators for the Tier II team will be comprised of coaches from other age divisions and who do not have players at the 18U level.

Selection Notifications - NEW INFORMATION!!

Because of the new tryout schedule, the timeline for notifications and decisions has been adjusted. Players who attend tryout on September 3rd-5th will be notified if they have been selected for the team by Friday, September 6th and will have until Monday, September 9th to accept their offer and complete player registration. Players not selected for the Tier II team are welcome and encouraged to participate on the house team. Late fees for 18U registrations will be waived through September 10th.


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