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Minnesota has been a leader in the US and across the world in providing girls and women opportunities to play hockey. Last season, there were over 13,000 registered girls and women in Minnesota, over 2,750 players more than the state with the second most and more than double the players of the state in third.

A big part of that success has come at the adult women’s level where the Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota (WHAM) continues to operate the largest women’s hockey league in the country. While WHAM is by far the most tenured league in the state, it isn’t the only option for women as the Adult Hockey Association (AHA Hockey) also provides women only hockey programs.

Whether you are brand new to the sport of hockey or an elite player with College or Olympic experience, there is a league for you to play in! 

For more information on how you can get started this season, follow one of the links below.

WHAM Website

WHAM offers seven different levels of play including a Hockey 101 program designed for with no prior hockey experience!

AHA Womens League

AHA Hockey organizes Summer and Winter Leagues as well as several clinics designed to help all players develop their skills!

Did You Know?

  • The 2015-16 season marked the most Girls 8U players Minnesota has ever had with a nation leading 4,290 girls.
  • Minnesota leads the country total Girls/Women's players by more than 2,750 girls. In fact, the State of Hockey has more Girls/Women hockey players than all but 11 other states have total hockey players.
  • During the 2015-16 season, Minnesota led the nation with 139 women playing NCAA Division I Women’s College Hockey. 
  • The University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Duluth have combined to win 11 of a possible 16 NCAA Division I Women's College Hockey Championships. The Gophers have won the title in four of the past five seasons. 

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