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The Championships Keep On Coming...

Squirt Black take the Championship in the FIRE ON ICE tournament in La Crosse, WI Jan 14-16

Congratulations, coaches, players and families!

Squirt Black Champions La Crosse WI

Bantam Black - 2021 Thurber Memorial !!CHAMPIONS!!

Another Flyers win! 

Congratulations, coaches, players and families! 

PeeWee Black - 2021 Riders Challenge Cup !!CHAMPIONS!!

Filling up the trophy case!

Congratulations, coaches, players and families.

Squirt – Black takes the Sioux Falls, SD Championship

Congratulations players, coaches and families!

Riders Challenge Cup Champions - Bantam Black!

Congratulations, players, coaches and families!

Bantam Black Win RIders Cup Challenge!

November 14, 2021 Congratulations Bantam Black - Rider Challenge Cup Champions!

11th Annual Quinn's Quest Cancer Benefit

WHAT: 11th Annual Quinn’s Quest Benefit game

WHEN: Saturday, December 18, 2021

WHO: Against the Varsity game at 6:45 PM  | Against the JV game at 8:45 PM

DONATE:  Venmo @Ames-Hockey indicate "Quinn's Quest" in the description

The game is played in memory of Quinn Boylston and in honor of current AMHA Miracle Kids, Matthew Hehr (High School) 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, Ames High School Dance Marathon and Dance Marathon at West Point.  Orion is a 2017 West Point grad and Payton is currently a junior at West Point and will be participating in the Dance Marathon at West Point.  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>>

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 & Margie Braun
PeeWee – Erikka Bouska & Julia Mason
Squirts – Kristine Loes
Mites – Michele Eaton & Kelli Downing
LTP / House League – Julie Gould


Registration for LTP Session 2 is NOW OPEN. Session dates: Jan 8th - Feb 26th. Register your player today!

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.

Play Like a Girl!

Play Like a Girl!