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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 13,300 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!

Did You Know?

  • Minnesota leads the country in total Girls/Women's players with 13,883. That's over 3,000 more girls/women than the second closest state (MA). 
  • During the 2017-18 season, Minnesota led the nation with 152 women playing NCAA Division I Women’s College Hockey. 
  • The U.S. Under-18 Women’s Team has won four 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, 16 were a part of the title team in 2016 and 11 played on the team in 2017. This past year 10 Minnesota natives made the team, led by team captain and tournament MVP Taylor Heise (Lake City, MN).

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