U16 AAA

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

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 and have the opportunity to participate in two North American Prospect League tournaments. The program will run from mid –  August through late – October.

 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 
    • Get scouted by NA3HL, NAHL and USHL Junior programs
    • Exposure to Division I and Division III NCAA colleges

The U16 AAA Wilderness Development team is coached by Wilderness Coaching staff: Kevin Smalley, Jon Vaillancourt, and Brendan Phelps.

If you would like to register for the  U16 AAA Fall Team, please contact Wilderness Associate Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt at jvaillancourt@wildernesshockey.com | 608.697.9370

Registration –


To complete your registration for the U16 AAA program, please complete your payment, registration form, and submit the consent forms, based on your residence.

Payment:


The fee for the Minnesota Wilderness U16 AAA program is $1000. To pay by credit card, click the button below:

To pay by check, make the check out to Minnesota Wilderness in the amount of $1000 and send to:

Minnesota Wilderness
1111 Cloquet Ave.
Suite 1
Cloquet, MN 55720

Player Information Form:


Please complete this player registration form.


If you are a United States Citizen, you must fill out a USA Hockey consent to treat form. Once completed, E-Mail to jvaillancourt@wildernesshockey.com.

If you are Canadian Citizen, you must fill out a Hockey Canada tryout notice form as well as a USA Hockey Consent to treat form. Once completed, E-Mail to jvaillancourt@wildernesshockey.com.

If you are neither a United States or Canadian Citizen, you must fill out an IIHF tryout notice form as well as a USA Hockey Consent to treat form. Once completed, E-Mail to jvaillancourt@wildernesshockey.com.

If you have any questions about the U16 AAA Fall Team, please feel free to email Wilderness Associate Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt at jvaillancourt@wildernesshockey.com.

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