AA Roughnecks Teams - U13 AA Evolution Sports Excellence Roughnecks

2023-2024 Season Information

AA & HADP Roughnecks 2023-2024 Season Information

The Leduc Roughnecks have 3 AA teams including U13AA, U15 AA and U18 AA.  The program details can be found on Hockey Alberta’s website - AA Hockey Model.  The U18 AA, U15 AA and U13 AA currently participate in the Northern Alberta Hockey League NAHL.  All 3 teams play a 32 game regular season plus a Regional Playoff Tournament.

The Leduc Roughnecks are zone-based teams and the recruitment area is comprised of 7 different Minor Hockey Associations including: Leduc, Calmar, Drayton Valley, Millet, Thorsby, Warburg and Winfield.  Leduc Minor Hockey is the host and governs all teams.  One practice each week is held within our draw zone.

The Leduc Roughnecks also has a U11 team participating in the Hockey Alberta Development Program for the 2023-204 seasons.  Program details can be found on Hockey Alberta’s website - U11 HADP.  The U11 HADP team currently participates in the Edmonton Federation Hockey League EFHL.

Leduc Minor Hockey has the following volunteers tasked with overseeing the AA Roughnecks.  The 5 volunteer positions make up the Leduc Roughnecks AA Committee. 

  • Senior AA Director - Taylor Stiles
  • 4 AA Level Directors
    • U18 AA Director - Kevin Konelsky
    • U15 AA Director - Lauren Scheit
    • U13 AA Director - Chris Mack
    • U11 HADP Director - Spencer Tiedemann

The AA Roughnecks is a program within the Leduc Minor Hockey Association and is supported by the LMHA Board of Directors, Policies & Procedures, Regulations and Bylaws.  The LMHA Board is comprised of volunteers and supported by paid staff - Administrator and Financial Administrator.


 AA Roughnecks Season Plans

The Roughnecks AA Program provides athletes with an opportunity to play at a level that fosters skill development and focuses on helping athletes advance to the next level, bridging the gap between grassroots programs and AAA.  The teams partner with contracted resources to support the Coaching Staff in developmental areas which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual Skill Development
  • Power Skating
  • Goaltender Development
  • Team Tactics
  • Defensive Skill Development 
  • Off Ice Hockey Skills Training
  • Off Ice Strength and Conditioning Training

Skill Development, Power Skating and Goalie Coach will be hired by each team.  Weekly practices will be focused on individual skill development with the other regularly schedule practice Coach led and team focused.

AA Roughneck Fees

  1. LMHA Base Fees - These fees are set annually at the LMHA AGM and reflect the base amount to play hockey in LMHA in a specified age division.  These fees reflect one hour of practice per week and the cost to participate in a recreational league.
  2. LMHA Level Adjustment Fees - These fees are calculated in October/ November by the LMHA Finance Committee and reflect the additional costs to train for and participate in the Association's highest levels of its divisions.  These costs include items such as practice ice in excess of one hour, higher league fees, higher cost of referees for elite level games, team equipment and extra socks.  Once approved these fees are communicated and are typically due in December.
  3. Team Fees - These fees are specific to the operations of the team.  Team fees cover costs of the following items including additional development, team extra ice, tournament entries, buses, team clothing, off-ice training and coach honorariums if required.  These fees are budgeted prior to the start of the season and an estimated amount will be communicated to families before the tryouts.

Teams and parent groups do have an opportunity to support the team and lower player fees by reducing Team Fees through fundraising and corporate sponsorship programs.  


U13 AA (2011-2012 born players)

Leduc Minor Hockey has selected Dean Charpentier to return for his second year as Head Coach of the U13 AA Team.  LMHA is excited to have Charpentier back after a really successful season winning the Rural Conference of the NAHL U13 AA League and representing Leduc at the Hockey Alberta Provincials.  He grew up playing Competitive Minor hockey in Camrose, AB and has played for 44 years and is still playing to this day!  Dean has been a Head Coach in LMHA for 5 years and coached in the PHL and HSL as well.  He is excited to build on the success of last year is looking forward to what lies ahead this season!

 Prep Camp

  • August 28-31 in Leduc - $165
    • August 28, 29 & 30 @ 5:45pm - August 31 @ 7:00pm


  • Tryouts will start as early as September 1st and will go over the long weekend.
  • Cost is $150 and all skaters will be guaranteed 3 skates before the first releases.
  • Pre-Season Evaluation Tournament takes place in Strathcona September 7-12.

Estimated Financial Requirement for U13 AA

  1. LMHA Base Registration Fee - $715.
  2. LMHA Level Up Fee - $400-$600
  3. Player Team Fee - $1,000 to $1,500.

The per player fee is based on a team budget of $20,000 to $25,000.  The per player fee does not factor in any other team fundraising including corporate donations, bottle drives, raffles or other fundraising initiatives. The goal would be to off-set at least half of the team fee through team fundraising. $500 will be due upon selection of the team with the balance if any due January 15th once the sponsorship projects are completed.

U13 AA Season Outline

  • 26-28 Week Season
  • 60 Practices for 70+ hours on ice, plus 2 PD Skill Development Days
  • 20 hours with a Professional Skills/Power Skating Coach and Goalie Instructor
  • Weekly off ice sessions
  • Minimum of 50 games
  • 5 Pre-Season, 32 League Games, 3+ playoff games, 12 tournament games
  • In 2022-23 Team played 9 playoff games plus qualified for Provincials

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