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October 16 SCHEDULE Tweaks...

Mites: 10-11 AM

Peewees: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM (originally scheduled time)

Bantams: 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (originally scheduled time)


Join the AMHA Coaching Team!

AMHA Is looking to add to our Coaching & Player Development Staff!

Interested parents and friends of AMHA are encouraged to submit your interest to Matt Paulsen

AMHA Holiday Greens Fundraiser 2021-2022 Season

Sell Holiday Greens -  WIN Great Prizes!

AMHA Fundraiser Materials are now available. 

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AMHA  Trivia Night

Friday, October 15 

Doors open 6:00 PM  |  Trivia starts at 7:00 PM

Night of fun trivia and an  opportunity to get to know other AMHA families!  Participation by tables.  Tables of 6-8, $100/table.   Mulligans available, $1/each, 10 max. per table.  Total cost ($110).  Bring your food and beverages (coolers are permitted).

Questions regarding sign up, creating a team or other questions email  

REGISTRATION FOR 2021/2022 Season - Remains Open

Skaters at levels who did not participate in tryouts, start dates:

Mites: October 9 & October 16 Saturday times added!   Regular season starts October 18. 

House League : October 20

Learn-to-Play: October 23

Within registration you will find information on:

  • Age Requirements by Team
  • Family Volunteer Hour Requirements 
  • AMHA Pricing Details and Explanations 
  • Parent & Player Code of Conduct links
  • USA Hockey Guidelines
  • and more... 

What you'll need:

  • Your SportsEngine Login
  • 2021/2022 USA Hockey registration #
  • Credit card for payment


Get Registered with USA Hockey for the 2021-2022 Season!

USA Hockey Registration is required every year,  for every:

  • Skater
  • Coach
  • Coordinator
  • Board Member
  • Volunteer

AMHA Secretary & Registrar  board member, Tim Lillwitz, has provided this easy-to-follow guide to help you through the process. 

AMHA USA Hockey Registration & SafeSport Guide>> Online Registration>>

Get SafeSport & Background Checks

Who within AMHA needs SafeSport:

  • Skater's with 2004 or earlier birth year
  • Any Coach
  • Board Members
  • Volunteers who interact with players (i.e., locker room, penalty box, etc.) 

AMHA Secretary & Registrar's easy-to-follow guide to help you through the SafeSport process. 

AMHA USA Hockey Registration & SafeSport Guide>>

See SafeSport link on this page, bottom>>

21-22 Coaches and Coordinators Announcement

AMHA is excited to announce the 21-22 hockey season lead coaches and coordinators. No association can be successful without the dedication and commitment from our volunteers, especially at the coaching and coordinator level. On behalf of the AMHA Board and association thank you one and all for stepping up to lead our teams!

Lead Coaches:

High School – Dave Elliston
Bantam – Rick Baker
Peewee – Matt Paulsen
Squirt – Andrew Murdoch
Mites- Jamie Surovy & Mike Paulsen

Lead Coordinators:

High School – Rod Jones, Mary Pink – Co – Coordinator, Ryan Kinart, Michelle Wilson as Assistant Coordinators
Bantam – Tami Woehl
PeeWee – Erikka Bouska & Julia Mason
Squirts – Kristine Loes
Mites – Michele Eaton & Kelli Downing
LTP / House League – Julie Gould

AMHA Player Spotlight

Congratulations to Lucie Van Bergen and Evie Letcher for being selected to skate with the MWAHA 10U select team this summer.  Lucie and Evie were among 41 skaters who tired out. Big shoutout to these wonderful and talented AMHA skaters. Way to represent yourself and AMHA. We are very proud!

AMHA Announces New High School Head Coach

AMHA is happy to officially announce Coach Dave Elliston will be taking over as Ames High School Head Coach!! 

Coach Dave grew up playing hockey in Omaha.  First, in Omaha's youth program and then he moved on playing for the Omaha AAA program for u16 and u18. 

Dave also played for the ISU Cyclones 2009-2013.

Most recently Dave has been coaching at the bantam level for AMHA for the past 4 seasons. In the last 2 seasons, he has been head coach. During this time Coach Dave has shown his commitment to AMHA and skater development.

Again we are excited to have Coach Dave on board as High School Head Coach, please join us in giving him a warm AMHA welcome!!

AMHA Board

AMHA 8U Mites Black - 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions

MItes 8U Black - 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the 2021 Iowa City Tournament Champions Mites 8U Black team. Way to represent yoursleves, your team and AMHA. The future is bright for AMHA!

Bantam Orange - La Crosse Bantam Tourament - Consolation Winners

Bantam Orange - 2021 La Crosse, WI Bantam B Tournament - Consolation Champions

Congratulations to the Bantan Orange Team for their Consolation win at the 2021 La Crosse, WI Bantam B Tournament. The team went 2 - 3 to finish their season strong. Way to represent yourselves, your team, and AMHA!

Bantam 2021 J2K Tournament Champions

Bantam Black 2021 J2K Bantam A Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam Black team for their Championship win at the 2021 J2K Bantam A Tournament in Mason City.

Bantam Black - 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament Champions

Bantam Black - 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam Black team for their Championship win at the 2021 Capitol City Clash Tournament. The team went 5 - 0 with a 2-1 victory over Sioux Falls in the championship game. During the semi-finals game the team went into the 3rd period down 2-0. With just 2+ minutes remaining the team scored 4 goals to win the game. The team showed grit and determination while never giving up!

AMHA Holiday Greens Fundraiser 2021-2022 Season

AMHA Fundraiser is available now! 
Each skater sells beautiful holiday greens to raise money for AMHA and win great prizes!  Learn More


Amazon Smile

Use of Amazon Smile is a great way for you to help support AMHA via an online shopping website you may use often. Don't just use Amazon! Please use Amazon Smile and select Ames Minor Hockey Association as your charity. A percent of your purchases will be donated to AMHA.

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What AMHA Has to Offer

We at Ames Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) pride ourselves on our motto of "Raising the Bar". This year is no different, and we are excited to announce several new opportunities within the AMHA community, while also reminding you of the already existing programs we provide our players.

The following are included in annual registration fees:

  • AMHA summer hockey program
  • AMHA weekly specific goalie practice called "Behind the Mask"
  • Team tournament fees
  • A highly trained and experienced coaching staff
  • All volunteers directly interacting with youth receive background checks and are Safe Sport certified
  • House leagues and travel opportunities
  • Up to three (3) practices a week with additional game time opportunities on the weekends
  • AMHA incorporates both the USA Hockey ADM model and the Power Edge Pro (PEP) development system for practices.

AMHA also supports our coaching staff in providing additional training and practice opportunities for optional purchase:

  • Stickhandling sessions by our Bantams coach
  • Dryland strength, endurance, and conditioning for Squirts-High School offered by our High School coach
  • On ice skating and goalie camps offered throughout the year by Top Shelf Hockey Academy
  • Summer travel teams offered by Top Shelf Hockey Academy
  • Power Edge Pro (PEP) camps offered throughout the year
  • Additional technical skills through the Learn to Skate (Hockey) sessions offered by the Ames Figure Skating Club

Women's Hockey is strong in AMHA

In honor of Athena and the many strong female hockey players that have played with AMHA, we are proud of the growth within the association related to female players. This past season AMHA had more female participants throughout the association than has been seen in years past.

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