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Welcome to AMHA

Ames Minor Hockey Association is dedicated to develop and engage youth both on and off the ice through Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Character Development.

These values stand as the core foundation of our program and our mission



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

Typical Yearly Schedule for AMHA

High School Varsity + JV, team tryouts, practice and regular season -  July through February. Tryout registration - June/July. Season Registration August.

Travel team Bantam Peewee Squirts Mites, team tryouts, practice and regular season -  August through March. Season/ Tryout registration - July-August.

House + Learn To Play - Practice, regular season Mid-October - February. Season Registration September - October

AMHA Bonus Summer Ice June & July.  Included for all regular season AMHA Travel + High School players.  Small fee for House + LTP skaters.

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.

Board News + Mintues

June Board meeting - June 5th, 3 PM - 4 PM

Iowa State University Economic Development Center, Ames, IA

Latest Board Updates

AMHA Summer Ice 2024

Registration OPEN

DATES as of 03/2024
NOTE: subject to some adjustments, exact times by level, to come. 

 • July 8-12 & July 15-19 - Summer Ice
 • July 22-26 & July 29-Aug 2 - Off
 • Aug 5-9 & Aug 12-16 - Summer Ice
 • Aug 19-23 - Off
 • Aug 26-30 - AMHA Youth Tryouts


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