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1st Annual Montana Hockey Summit

October 2 – 4, 2015
Bozeman, Montana

Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) would like to invite you to participate in our Montana Hockey Summit.  The weekend will offer many activities and lots of fun!  Please review the activities below and join us in Bozeman!    

We have a great list of guests joining us for the weekend, including Dwayne Dillinger, Greg Evanson, Vince Foley, Bob Gillen, David Hoff, Jason Manning and Todd Porter from Northern Plains District PLUS Guy Gosselin, Ty Newberry, Pat Picicci and Chris Allman from USA Hockey! 

  Star sponsored  Safe Ice Resurfacer Operation (SIRO) – please register in advance! 

Referee Clinics for levels 1, 2, 3 – please register in advance!

Coaching Clinics for levels 1, 2, 3 – please register in advance
 Watch for registration link at:

Youth High Performance Skills/Drills – Please register in advance!

         Contact your local MAHA rep for registration form!

Safe Sport Refresher and Safe Sport Training
Rink Directors meeting
Ray Tilman Heart of Montana Award Presentation     
USA Hockey / Northern Plains Hockey Town Hall


Montana Hockey Summit Schedule

Date Time Activity Location
October 2, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Safe Ice Resurfacer Operation (SIRO) Comfort Inn
October 3, 2015
6:45 am Youth Program begins – Please see schedule below
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Referee Clinics *Reach Inc *Reach Inc is located at 322 Gallatin Park Dr
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Coaching Clinics Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
10:00 am – Noon MAHA Regular Meeting Comfort Inn
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Coaching Clinic – on-ice Haynes Pavilion
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Rink Directors Meeting Comfort Inn
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ALL Youth Nutrition class Fairgrounds Exhibit buildings
3:15 pm – 6:15 pm Registrar’s Meeting Comfort Inn
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm MAHA Scheduling Meeting Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Referee Clinic – on-ice Haynes Pavilion
4:15 pm – 6:15pm Safe Sport Training Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Safe Sport Refresher Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
MUST Have USA Hockey number to be certified
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Ray Tilman Presentation & Town Hall Comfort Inn
USA Hockey and Northern Plains representatives AND snacks!
October 4, 2015
7:00 am – 11:30 am Youth Program


Date Time Group
October 3, 2015 Note: schedule is subject to change
Ice Session Emphasis on skating – agility, transition, quickness
6:45 – 7:15 am 18U Boys stretch
7:15 – 8:15 am 18U Boys on ice
7:55 – 8:25 am 14U Boys stretch
8:25 – 9:25 am 14U Boys on ice
9:05 – 9:35 am All Girls stretch
9:25 – 10:35 am All Girls on ice
Ice Session Emphasis on puck handling, passing, receiving and shooting
10:15 – 10:45 am 18U Boys stretch
10:45 – 11:45 am 18U Boys on ice
11:25 – 11:55 am 14U Boys stretch
11:55 – 12:55 pm 14U Boys on ice
12:35 – 1:05 pm All Girls stretch
1:05 – 2:05 pm All Girls on ice
All Players – Fueling the Athlete Presentation - 2:30 – 3:30 PM (Fair Grounds Building No. 1)
2:30 – 3:30 pm All Skaters – Nutrition Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
Dryland Training and Exercises –Fair Grounds Building No. 1 - tennis shoes & water bottle
3:45 – 4:30 pm All Girls off ice Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
4:40 – 5:25 pm 18U Boys off ice Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
5:35 – 6:20 pm 14U Boys off ice Fairgrounds exhibit buildings
October 4, 2015
Ice Session Ice Session No. 3: Emphasis on game concepts and competitive small games with a purpose.
7:25 – 7:55 am 18U Boys stretch
7:55 – 9:10 am 18U Boys on ice
8:50 – 9:20 am 14U Boys stretch
9:20 – 10:35 am 14U Boys on ice
10:15 – 10:45 am All Girls stretch
10:45 am – Noon All Girls on ice
All players must wear USA Hockey required equipment
All Players should bring a WATER BOTTLE


ahaienews usa hockey logoUSA Hockey held its Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, home of USA Hockey. Full days of meetings were conducted which included sessions on growing the game, safety (both on and off the ice), officiating, registrations and other topics that help volunteers run the grass roots programs.

USA Hockey introduced the Club Excellence Program. This is a program designed to assist local clubs in the operations of their clubs. Everything from how to write by-laws to job descriptions for board members and task lists on how to run club programs. This will be a very beneficial program for all USA Hockey and AHAI Clubs.

USA Hockey hosted a banquet, “Memories & Milestones” that included celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Miracle On Ice. Many of the members of the 1980 Olympic Hockey team were on hand to truly make the evening memorable. However, the main reason for the celebration was the retirement of USA Hockey’s President for the last 12 years, Ron DeGregorio. Mr. DeGregorio “Digger” has helped transform USA Hockey into a leader of national governing bodies not only here in the United States, but within the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He accomplished all that while still focusing on the grass roots volunteers and programs to assist us in the day in and day out duties of a club volunteer.

With the retirement of Ron DeGregorio, a new USA Hockey president was voted into office. Jim Smith, of Mount Prospect Illinois is the new USA Hockey President.

Other USA Hockey elections were held at the annual meeting

These people along with the MAHA Board of Directors will continue to strive to provide the best possible programs and support for our Associations and it's members. Even though it’s summer the planning by the local clubs, leagues, USA Hockey, and MAHA does not stop.

Have a safe summer!

MAHA Try Hockey for Free

Nearly 500 sites throughout the United States hosted Try Hockey For Free Day! Here are some of your #TryHockey4Free photos from throughout the state!

USA Hockey Program Services

The Program Services site is a resource center for local youth association leadership. Its goal is to provide local associations with the tools necessary to deliver the best youth sports experience in their community. These include growth and retention programs that associations can easily apply in their own structure. 

American Development Model

The American Development Model (ADM) provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to hlep more kids play, love and excel in hockey. Brought to you by USA Hockey, in partnership with the NHL

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2015 - 2016 Background Screening

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2 and 2 Challenge

Click here for the: digital guidebook for the 2 and 2 Challenge,

Our comprehensive growth program


Learn to Skate

The focus and goal of the Learn to Skate (L2S) curriculum is designed to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating.

Come Play Youth Hockey

Youth Hockey Guidebook

Click to view the Youth Hockey Guidebook which is for families interested in youth hockey!