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WSHL, AAU Official Release Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011  
By: WSHL Media

The Western States Hockey League (WSHL) Board of Governors are pleased to announce today a new partnership wIth the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).

The AAU is the premier amateur sports service provider since 1887. With such a distinguished history of providing amateur sports the leadership and opportunities to compete with the following advantages:40+ sports involved as members of the AAU such as, basketball, baseball, football, wrestling, gymnastics, football, roller hockey and many more

250+ national championship tournaments annually,

affiliations with USOC, NCAA, NFSHSA, NCSG, USA Basketball, USA Football and more

participant insurance package designed to protect the athletes and event venues

Commissioner Ron White of the WSHL said, "The Board of Governors are pleased to join such a professionally organization allowing the WSHL Competition Plan the most flexible program to seek higher levels of competition and participation. This new alignment with the AAU will provide the WSHL and its member teams with the highest level of amateur athletic representation, superior insurance coverage and the autonomy necessary to govern their business of operating a premiere Junior 'A' hockey league. "

The WSHL began operations in 1994 with 6 teams and has grown to 16 teams in 8 states:

Long Beach Bombers Cheyenne Stampede

Valencia Flyers El Paso Rhinos

San Diego Gulls Boulder Bison

Idaho Junior Steelheads Texas Brahmas

Phoenix Knights Park City Moose

Arizona Red Hawks Dallas Ice Jets

Ogden Mustangs Dallas Snipers

Fresno Monsters New Mexico Renegades

AAU National Hockey Chair, Keith Noll  commented on the new alliance, "The AAU Sports Program is very pleased to welcome the WSHL to the AAU". To learn more about the AAU Sports Programs check the web site at

More information can be found on the WSHL website at: or by contacting Commissioner

White at

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