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When Patt Ligman and several of her female friends at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls signed up to play intramural hockey at the school in 1975, they weren’t sure how....(Click link above to read more)
About Women's Hockey in Minnesota
What is WHAM?
Beginning with only a handful of players in the early 1970’s, WHAM began as the Minnesota
Women’s Hockey League. In 1986, the MWHL became the Minnesota Women’s Hockey
Association and their alliance with USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey was initiated. In the
1990’s the MWHA incorporated and became known as the Minnesota Girls’ and Women’s
Hockey Association (MGWHA) when they helped form and organize the leagues for girls’
hockey teams in Minnesota. The current name of Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota
was instituted when Minnesota Hockey took over the role of organizing the girls’ teams within
the Districts of Minnesota Hockey and WHAM became the organizer of adult women’s hockey.
Currently there are over 1300 players in WHAM, playing in seven divisions. WHAM continues to lead the Nation as the largest single Adult Women's Association in USA H.