AAA Programs

The Minnesota Wilderness, a proud member of the North American Hockey League, is excited to offer local athletes the opportunity to participate in a  U16 or U18 AAA developmental Fall teams.

Providing the opportunity for athletes to be trained by the Wilderness coaches in on-ice practice sessions and off-ice dry land workouts as a team, athletes will learn what it takes to play junior hockey. Last season, the U18 AAA team participated in the two NAPHL Showcases Sep 19-22 & Oct 18-21 of 2019.

The U16 AAA and U18 AAA Wilderness teams will be looking to enter both North American Prospect League tournaments again.

What’s included?

    • 20 hours of on-ice training from Wilderness coaching staff
    • 10 hours of professional off-ice training
    • Video Sessions
    • Participation in NAPHL Showcases for 2020
    • Get scouted by NA3HL, NAHL and USHL Junior programs
    • Exposure to Division I and Division III NCAA colleges

The U18 AAA  & U16AAA Wilderness Development teams are coached by Wilderness Coaching staff: Kevin Smalley, Jon Vaillancourt, and Brendan Phelps.

If you would like to register for the  U16 AAA or U18 AAA Fall Team, please contact Wilderness Associate Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt at | 608.697.9370