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Session 2 House League

Register for session 2 for House League.  This session is for returning House League skaters of AMHA, new to AMHA House League skaters and any Learn-to-Play AMHA skaters who are ready to move up to House League


Thank you! Quinn's Quest Benefit - A SUCCESS

$1,940 RAISED at the benefit game!


WHAT: 12th Annual Quinn’s Quest Benefit game

The game is played in memory of Quinn Boylston and in honor of current AMHA Miracle Kids and Joey Hehr (High School).

Quinn Boylston story

Quinn is the seven-year-old brother of Ames Cyclones, Orion (2013 Alum), and Payton (2015 Alum) Boylston.  Following his first Mites season in March 2011, Quinn was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  His battle against cancer was deemed “Quinn’s Quest” and was supported by countless teammates, friends, and family members.  Following a courageous, five-month battle, Quinn died in September 2011. 

Entry for the game is a free-will donation.  Proceeds from Quinn’s Quest Benefits go to a charity or foundation to help cancer research or to help support families who are going through similar battles with their own children. 


This year, proceeds will go to Iowa State University Dance Marathon and Ames High School Dance Marathon. These charities provide financial and emotional support for children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at the UI Children’s Hospital and other Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and their families.

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>>

2022 - 2023 AMHA Coaches, Team Managers + Other Important Contacts

Lead Coaches:

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

Team Managers

High School – Rod Jones, Mary Pink
Bantam – Heather Coe & Margie Braun
Peewee – Beth Borrett & Jenni Callan
Squirts – Laura Kim & Lindsey Dohrman
Mites – Courtney Bieze & Tara Pfantz

Mite Meltdown Tournament Director - Kelli Downing & Michele Eaton
LTP / House League – Julie Gould

AMHA Board of Directors>>

Promotions: Kate Harvey

Sales Cart/ Apparel Orders: MaKayla Nemmers

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 Nominations

Submit your nomination form

Nominations due February 27, 2023.
Voting on these nominations, first weeks in March.

Board Meeting Minutes


AMHA 2022-2023 Registration

Registrater NOW

Click to register for the season at each level. Learn-to-Play, House, Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, High School.

If you have a Squirt-High School player, an skater evaluation will need to be completed in addition to the online registration.

Tryouts for AMHA Squirt through High School teams have concluded.  If you'd like to tryout please email

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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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.