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Updated Evaluation Information

Mark your calendars! The following times are for the 2020-2021 hockey season evaluations. Evaluations will take place on all listed dates for respective teams:

Dates: September 14, 15, & 17

Teams: Squirts, Peewees, & Bantams

Squirts: 5:30-6:30 pm

Pee Wees: 7:00-8:15 pm

Bantams: 8:45-10:00 pm

Mites will not participate in the evaluations this year. High School has already completed its evaluation process.

There will be a $40 non-refundable fee for any skater wishing to participate in evaluations that have not registered for the season. The fee will need to be paid on the first night of evaluations.

Registration will close on Sunday, September 13.

All rink rules apply, and be sure to show up with enough time to be on the ice at your scheduled time each day!

Congratulations to the newly named team coordinators

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Team Coordinators. Thank you all for volunteering and committing your time and effort for what is bound to be an interesting season!!

Mites (8U): -

Michelle Eaton - Co-Coordinator

Catherine Korrect - Co-Coordinator

Lindsey Dohrman - Assistant Coordinator


Beth Borrett - Co-Coordinator

Jenni Callan - Co-Coordinator

Kristine Loes - Assistant Coordinator


Erikka Bouska - Head Coordinator

Tami Woehl - Assistant Coordinator


Mary Pink - Head Coordinator

High School:

Leslie Anderson - Head Coordinator

Rod Jones - Co-Coordinator

Jody Edgington - Assistant Coordinator

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

Updated info regarding 20-21 season

Evaluations (tryouts) are scheduled for Sept 14, 15, and 17. Specific details will be sent out once they are confirmed. The goal is to have our season start on Monday, Sept 21st with House League and LTP to start Oct 15th. We hope to get the season practice schedule updated and sent out as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through all the moving parts.

Hockey Season 20-21 registration

A couple of answers in anticipation of the questions to be asked:

1)         Tryouts and practice schedules are nearly complete and will be announced soon.

2)         Concussion screening schedules/information is also being created right now and will be announced shortly.

3)         There are SO MANY moving parts. We appreciate your patience as we all work through this together. Given everything going on (and the most recent derecho that blasted so many central Iowa towns recently) your continued support and patience is truly appreciated more than you know!

4)         Given everything listed above, the sooner you can get registered the better. This will help us determine a lot of decisions quicker once we have a solid understanding of the number of confirmed skaters this year.

**Be sure to get your skaters registered through USA Hockey prior to registering with AMHA**

5)         It's a great day for hockey (registration)!

Please use the link below to register.

Player and Coach Spotlight

Congratulations to our Ames Little Cyclones chosen for the 2020-2021 U18 Team Midwest.

Luke Nemeth (F)
John Anderson (G)
Head Coach JJ Santagata - Assistant Head Coach

We could not be more proud of our players and Coach. Best of luck and way to represent AMHA and Ames Little Cyclones!

PPE Ames Camp

Power Edge Pro Ames Camp

AMHA is excited to announce Power Edge Pro Reactive Countering Training Camp August 21-23. 

U8 / U10    Combined   3 Hours of Training   $120.00

U12/ U14   Combined  3 Hours of Training    $120.00

U16/ U18   Combined  5 Hours of Training    $200.00

Registration Link:

For more information please contact Fred Van Bergen.


2020-2021 AMHA Team Coordinator Application

If you are interested in volunteering your time to be a team coordinator please fill out this form to let the board know of your interest.

Coordinator Application

Updated Face-Covering Policy for the Rink

We're sure you've heard already so we want to confirm, face-coverings are required in the rink starting Monday, July 27 for everyone.
Once someone gets on the ice they no longer need to wear the mask.
If you'd like to represent AMHA with some awesome orange and black masks, then be sure to check out the team store, link below!
All mask/gaitor styles available! We've already had orders placed!

Alumni Spotlight

Cale Naeve Drafted!

AMHA Alumni Cale Naeve Drafted by the Omaha Lancers

Lancer's Hockey Staff on Cale Naeve:
"Cale is a warrior who plays a very strong 200-foot game. He is a player we know well and highly coveted because of his intangibles that he brings on and off the ice!"

Cale played with AMHA through 1st-year Peewees and most recently was a practice player with the Little Cyclones. Congratulations to Cale and we wish you the best of luck.

2020 - 2021 AMHA Board of Directors

Rachelle Bristow - President
Elizabeth Helmers - Vice President
Tim Lillwitz - Secretary
Michael Wilson - Treasurer
Ken Foglesong
Matt Paulsen
Craig Alford
Jason Eaton
Chad Callan

Non-Voting Board Members
JJ Santagata - High School Head Coach
Brian Schwartze - Advisor to the President
Kristine Loes - Assistant Treasurer
Fred Van Bergen - Player & Coach Development Coordinator
Dawn Scheuffele - Lead Coordinator
Matt Purtill - Ref in Chief

Congratulations to our 20-21 AMHA Board of Directors


Alumni Spotlight

Logan Will, of Ames, was recognized for his work helping students and youth hockey by being named the Heather Roberts Humanitarian Scholarship Award winner this month by the Omaha Lancers USHL hockey team for 2020.

Check out the article link for more details!

Congratulations Logan and we are very proud of you! Thanks for all you do giving back to youth hockey.

Alumni Spot Light and Women's Hockey

Athena Song

AMHA Alumni Athena Song

Athena currently plays for Cornell University as a Defender. Prior to Cornell, Athena played for a variety of hockey programs but has roots in Ames as she played with AMHA through Bantams. Additionally, Athena was a practice player on our High School Team when she was not on the road playing with her other teams. Athena returns annually to Ames and works with our youth skaters whenever her schedule allows. Cornell is currently the #1 seed in the 2020 Women's Frozen Four.

Please join us in wishing Athena and her Cornell teammates good luck in their pursuit of a National Title.


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.

Play Like a Girl!

Play Like a Girl!

2020 MWAHA Championship Results

Congratulations to our Peewees for their 3rd place finish and to our Squirts & Bantams for their 2nd place finish in the MWAHA Championship Tournament. What a great finish to a wonderful 2019/2020 Hockey Season.

Good Luck at the 2020 MWAHA Championships

Good luck to our Bantams, Peewees, and Squirts participating in the Mid-West Amateur Hockey Association Championships tournament this upcoming weekend. All three teams will represent themselves, their families, and AMHA in the Championship tournament to determine the league's highest honor. No matter the outcome AMHA is very proud of our teams and the way they play, compete and grow.


Great Last Weekend!!

AMHA had a great last regular-season weekend. From Omaha to Dubuque to Amery, WI our teams competed and represented. Bantams and Squirts brought home 2nd place trophies while the Peewees and Mites brought home a 3rd place trophies. Overall, great last full weekend of the season. Go Flyers!

Squirt Runner Up - Squirt International
Squirt Runner Up - Squirt International

Squirt - Runner Up - Squirt International Tournament

Congratulations to a group of amazing young skaters. Our squirts traveled to Fargo, ND to participate in the 2020 Squirt International Tournament. Out of 80 teams, the squirts made it to the championship game with a 5-0 record, coming up just short in a shootout after dobule OT.

Justin Sosounski - 1st Place 2020 Squirt Olympics - Fargo, MN

Congratulations to Justin Sosounski

Congratulations to Justin Sosounski for taking 1st place in the relay race at the 2020 Squirt Olympics in Fargo, ND. Justin along with his Squirt teammates are attending the 2020 Squirt International Tournament in Fargo. AMHA is proud of Justin for his personal accomplishment and proud of the whole Squirt team for representing themselves, their families, and AMHA! Way to go team!

Squirt Runner Up - Battle at the Stable

Squirt A - Runner Up - Battle at the Stable

Congratulations to the Squirt A team for their Runner-Up at the Battle at the Stable in Cedar Rapids. The team competed hard all weekend and represented themselves and AMHA fully.

Bantam ND Championship

Bantam ND Championship

Bantam - Irish South Bend Cup Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam A team for bringing home the championship from the Irish South Bend Cup. Very proud of the team for the way they represented themselves and AMHA.

Volunteering at the Siena Francis House

What do two opposing teams from the Midwest High School Hockey League do between games? They volunteer at the Siena Francis House, moving (literally) tons of food from one building to another! Many thanks to the Omaha Junior Lancers and the Ames (Iowa) Little Cyclone Hockey clubs for their great help at our shelter! After playing a 7 pm game on Saturday and prior to their 1:30 pm match on Sunday, both squads met at our shelter early this morning and lent their youthful energies to a great cause. Both teams are definitely #SienaStrong. Ames Minor Hockey Association - AMHA Omaha Junior Lancers High School Hockey

2019 I-35 Cup Champions

Congratulations to our Little Cyclones for their victory of the 2019 I-35 Cup.

2019 I-35 Cup Team Photo!

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