Courtesy Photos / Steve Quinn                                Matt Boline demonstrates a drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Courtesy Photos / Steve Quinn Matt Boline demonstrates a drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Photos: It’s heating up on the ice

Juneau Douglas Ice Association’s youth hockey season is underway at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau Douglas Ice Association’s youth hockey season is underway at Treadwell Ice Arena.

JDIA just completed a preseason workout last month and quickly transitioned into a regular season scheduled to run through March. Next spring, JDIA will host an Alaska State Hockey Association state tournament for the age 14-and-under, Division A category.

The tournament is expected to draw 10-12 teams from around the state.

Two players competing in the 12-and-under division race toward the puck in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Two players competing in the 12-and-under division race toward the puck in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Coach Mike Bovitz works with a player in the 14-and-under group. Bovitz will be preparing a team for when JDIA hosts the 14U, Division A state tournament next spring.

Coach Mike Bovitz works with a player in the 14-and-under group. Bovitz will be preparing a team for when JDIA hosts the 14U, Division A state tournament next spring.

Coach Dave Kovach works with a player in the 14-and-under group. Kovach will help prepare the team when JDIA hosts the 14U, Division A state tournament next spring.

Coach Dave Kovach works with a player in the 14-and-under group. Kovach will help prepare the team when JDIA hosts the 14U, Division A state tournament next spring.

Two 14-and-under players compete for the puck along the boards during a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Two 14-and-under players compete for the puck along the boards during a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Youth hockey coach Randy Host plays freeze tag with a player competing in the 8-and-under age group. It’s a favorite activity for this age group.

Youth hockey coach Randy Host plays freeze tag with a player competing in the 8-and-under age group. It’s a favorite activity for this age group.

A group of 8-and-under players race toward the puck in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

A group of 8-and-under players race toward the puck in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Youth hockey coach Heather Brandon works a young girl participating in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Youth hockey coach Heather Brandon works a young girl participating in a recent pre-season workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Bonds quickly form between two players participating in the 8-and-under age group at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Bonds quickly form between two players participating in the 8-and-under age group at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Matt Boline delivers instructions for an upcoming drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Matt Boline delivers instructions for an upcoming drill during a recent workout with players in the 12-and-under group workout at Treadwell Ice Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)