skip navigation


Development Camp Refunds

refunds for camp were sent in on Tuesday. You should see posted in the next couple days. If you do not, please contact Kari at and I will check into it.


Thursday, March 12, 2020|
FROM: MAHA President Mike McIntosh

The Montana Amateur Hockey Association has announced tonight that it has cancelled its upcoming Player Development Camp which was to be held March 20-22nd in Bozeman. All participants that have registered for the camp will be issued refunds. Please note that this may take a few day to process.
As of this time it is not known if the Northern Plains District is going to proceed with its Player Development Camp or not but if the camp is held MAHA will do what it can to get Montana players interested in attending to the camp.
We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth by individuals all across the state this season and that for many the Player Development Camp is an end of the year event that they look forward to all year long. Although it was difficult to cancel the camp, we feel this is the best course of action in order to keep our players and families safe.


The MAHA 2020 Annual Meeting will take place Saturday May 16,2020 in Butte. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Comfort Inn located at 2777 Harrison Ave.

A room block has been established at the Comfort Inn for Friday May 15th. Block is being held under MAHA Board Meeting. Room reservations must be made by May 1st.

To register for the MAHA Annual Meeting please click this link

Meeting Agenda to be posted soon.

Background Screening

NO BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE TO BE DONE FROM NOW UNTIL THE NEW SYSTEM IS IN PLACE. Please do not go to Verified Volunteers website to your your check for any summer teams or for next fall.

Officiating Retention

It is becoming harder and harder to recruit and retain officials for all sports. USA Hockey is taking the steps to be a leader in the change of culture when it comes to abuse of official. USA Hockey established a task force to investigate abuse of official across the country and they presented their findings at the 2020 USA Hockey Winter Meetings. The results were staggering.! Please see the task forces presentation below.

MAHA let's be leaders and be in fore front of changing the culture when it comes to abuse of official!

USA Hockey MATCH Penalty requirement for rule 601 (e3)

Please click the link to view the new MATCH penalty requirement for anyone that uses hateful or discriminatory language. USA Hockey rule 601 (e3).

Montana Amateur Hockey Association Logo

**for the lists of Background Cleared and SafeSport Certified individuals, please go to the Safety tab**

Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect.
The video to the right shares examples of acceptable and unacceptable body checking to help educate all involved in the sport as to the intent of the Declaration, which is focused on player safety and moving our sport forward.

It should be noted that USA Hockey supports legal body contact and body checking. The culture shift is an on-going effort to eliminate 1) hits from behind, 2) late hits and 3) hits to the head by more clearly defining body checking.

USA Hockey Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect along with Acceptable and Non-acceptable Body Checking examples.

USA Hockey recently released its Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect. Along with examples of acceptable body checks and non-acceptable body checks. Please find that information in the links below.

NHL & USA Hockey - Proud Partners in Hockey


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.