AHA Hockey offers Minnesota's premier adult recreational hockey experience. The AHA Spring League is for players of all abilities and designed as an opportunity to play real games during the off season between our Winter and Summer Leagues.
We encourage players to register individually or in small groups. Teams are assembled by AHA with parity in mind and having individuals and small groups register allows greater flexibility to maintain parity. There will be fewer skill levels than Summer and Winter leagues, which will allow for wider range of individual skill levels across balanced teams in a fun, relaxed environment.
• Multiple skill levels of play
• 75 minute ice times; Three stop-time periods
• No checking, safe and competitive environment
• Two USA Hockey certified referees and scorekeeper at every game
• 6 games
• Primarily Sunday evening games at centrally located arenas
• Season runs April 23 through end of May
• Jerseys provided by AHA
Skill levels will be determined based on overall registrations. We anticipate three skill levels based on previous seasons.
• Players must be registered with USA Hockey
Registration for the 2017 Season is complete. Check back in February 2018 for information and registration for the 2018 Season!
Can I register with teammates?
We strongly recommend players register individually, or with small groups. The Spring League is a great way to get on the ice while meeting and playing with new players. With fewer skill levels, the individual skill level will vary more than the Summer and Winter leagues.
If I sign up individually, am I guaranteed to get on a team?
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. AHA will post when the teams are full and registrations are no longer accepted.
What equipment is required for the Winter League?
Required equipment is: helmet with shield (full cage/shield is recommended, but half shield is allowed), breezers, shins, elbows, gloves, skates, and stick. Shoulder pads are optional. AHA will provide lightweight jerseys to all players, and player equipment does not need to match in color or style.
What nights are games played?
Games will be played primarily Sunday evenings at St Louis Park, Breck, Richfield, and Highland. Teams will likely have one game on another night to avoid holidays. Each level will play games at each arena. Convenient start times between 6:00PM and 9:30PM.
Is fighting/rough play allowed in AHA?
AHA is a non-checking league. Fighting is strictly prohibited. AHA promotes a safe environment for adults to play hockey and does not condone rough play. Players that fight or get excessive penalty minutes are suspended. Refer to the AHA Rules Addendum for more information.
What are the roster sizes?
Each team will rosters 16 players, including goaltender. AHA will attempt to place players on each team based on the preferred position that is selected during the registration process.
For more information contact the Registration Coordinator.