MAHA is currently in the process of developing a set of recommendations and guidelines regarding play during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once these guidelines are finalized they will be posted on the MAHA website under the COVID-19 tab. These recommendations and guidelines will also be sent to all local associations board of directors.
MAHA's recommendations and guidelines will be used to supplement those policies and procedures established by each individual rink. All MAHA associations COVID-19 policies and procedures, as completed, will be posted on the MAHA webpage under the COVID-19 tab.
Please view the COVID-19 tab for COVID-19 resources.
USA Hockey Registration is open for the 2020-2021 season. Click on the links below to get registered as a player, coach, official or volunteer!!
At the 2019 MAHA Annual Meeting the MAHA Board voted to transition the 10U age classification to Half Ice play beginning with the 2020-2021 playing season. At the 2020 MAHA Annual Meeting the MAHA Board approved the playing rules for the 10U age classification. You can find those rules here. There is also more information regarding 10U Half Ice hockey listed on the 10U page under the TSL tab.
USA Hockey along with the U.S. Ice Rinks Association and USA Figure Skating have put together a guide for returning to the rink from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to this guide when considering the opening of rinks in Montana. MAHA, also encourages all rinks to follow guidelines issued by the state of Montana, county health departments and local governments.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2020 MAHA HOCKEY SUMMIT:
SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2020
Check the MAHA Webpage for Updates and Schedules
THE MAHA 2021 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP WILL BE HELD IN BOZEMAN, THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 9-11,2021. INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED TO THE MAHA WEBSITE AS IT COMES AVAILABLE
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.
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!
Please click the link to view the new MATCH penalty requirement for anyone that uses hateful or discriminatory language. USA Hockey rule 601 (e3). https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1061121
**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 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.
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.