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Women

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 14,000 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. WHAM provides opportunities for beginning players with their Hockey 101 program all the way up to leagues with players who have played at the collegiate level. 

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

WHAM Website

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

Did You Know?

  • Minnesota leads the country in total Girls/Women's players with 14,223. That's over 3,000 more girls/women than the second closest state (MA). 
  • During the 2018-19 season, Minnesota led the nation with 157 women playing NCAA Division I Women’s College Hockey. 
  • The U.S. Under-18 Women’s Team won four consecutive IIHF World Championships from 2015 to 2018, with Minnesotans playing a key role on each of the teams. In 2015, eight Minnesotans participated on the gold medal team, 16 were a part of the title team in 2016 and 11 played on the team in 2017. The 2018 team featured 10 Minnesota natives, led by team captain and tournament MVP Taylor Heise (Lake City, MN).

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