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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 2,500 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 2016-17 season marked the most Girls 8U players Minnesota has ever had with a nation leading 4,432 girls.
  • During the 2016-17 season, Minnesota led the nation with 147 women playing NCAA Division I Women’s College Hockey. 
  • The U.S. Under-18 Women’s Team has won three consecutive IIHF World Championships with Minnesotans playing a key role on each of the teams. In 2015, eight Minnesotans participated on the gold medal team and 16 were a part of the title team in 2016. This year the gold medal squad featured 11 Minnesota natives and six of them finished the tournament with multiple points.

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