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Ames Ice Arena will be closed for maintenance  Monday, June 26th to Friday, August 4th

High School tryouts

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June 3rd - 4th 2023
Ames High School will hold tryouts this year to determine who will make the JV and Varsity game rosters and who will be practice only players.
There will be a series of intra-squad scrimmages during the preseason to determine Varsity and JV Lineups for beginning of the season.
Tryout fee: $30 non-refundable.
Tryout Schedule June 3rd & June 4th 2023
Saturday June 3rd - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Ames Ice Arena
Sunday June 4th - 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Ames Ice Arena


May 5, 2023

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  • Free for 2022-2023 Regular Season Travel Players
  • 50% off for new-to-AMHA female players, ALL levels

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. 

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Congratulations Wyatt Pink & Reid Jones

The Ames HS Cyclones are proud to announce that 2 of its players have been selected to the U18 Team Midwest hockey team. (Wyatt Pink - So & Reid Jones - Jr)

U18 Team Midwest is a Tier II “preseason team” made up of high school players from the HS League (MHSHL). It is designed to keep players on their high school teams during the regular season while gaining additional competition against other Tier I and Tier II teams. Games will be played in August through October. Games will be played vs USPHL Premier Jr teams from MN (Blue Ox, Moose, Mullets, Outlaws), Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Chesterfield (St. Louis) MO, the Chicago Pre-Season Showcase, & the prestigious Silver Sticks tournament in Denver, CO.


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

Board Meeting

May 23, 2023 6:00 PM
Guadalajara Mexican 202 SE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA

Call to Order/Approval of Agenda
Prior Meeting Minutes
Approval of Financial Report Treasurer
Communication/Registration Update
PCDC Update

Open/New Business Items
- ’23-’24 Fees/Tournaments
- Committees and Volunteers
- Ankeny Facility Review
- Board Retreat
- Sponsorships
- Appointed Roles

Any Additional Association items


May 1, 2023

MWAHA NEW teams for 2011 - 2012 Players

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Board Meeting Minutes


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Women's Hockey is strong in AMHA

In honor of 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.