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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 12,500 registered girls and women in Minnesota, nearly 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 Hockey Finder and Adult Hockey Association (AHA Hockey) also provide 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!

Women's News

  • Amazing Grace

  • 12/10/2015, 4:00pm CST , By Mike Doyle, Special to Minnesota Hockey Journal
  • Minnesota Hockey Journal goes 1-on-1 with former Hopkins superstar Grace Bizal
  • Read More

Did You Know?

  • The 2014-15 season marked the most Girls 8U players Minnesota has ever had with a nation leading 3,894 girls.
  • Minnesota leads the country total Girls/Women's players by more than 2,500 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 2014-15 season, Minnesota led the nation with 147 women playing NCAA Division I Women’s College Hockey and 287 playing at the NCAA Division III level. 
  • The University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Duluth have combined to win 10 of a possible 15 NCAA Division I Women's College Hockey Championships. The Gophers have won the title in three of the past four seasons.