To provide an opportunity for youth in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Hadley, Sunderland, Belchertown and surrounding communities to play organized hockey.. To instill a sense of honesty, courage, and respect in our youth, as well as teach t

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Amherst Hockey Association

Serving youth in the Massachusetts communities of Amherst, Belchertown,
Hadley, Hatfield,
Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Ware



About the Amherst Hockey Association

The Amherst Hockey Association provides a supervised, recreational and competitive hockey program for youths from 4 to 17 years old who live in the Amherst, Massachusetts area. The AHA is a member organization of Massachusetts Hockey District 6 and USA Hockey. The AHA is a non-profit organization that relies on parent and community volunteers for coaching and managing our programs. The AHA runs programs for all levels of youth skill and competition. Our programs are conducted primarily at the Mullins Center practice facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, as well as at other area rinks. Each year approximately 250 skaters take part in AHA programs. The Learn to Skate Program develops skating and hockey skills in younger children. The Learn to Play Program allows skaters to play in a less formal and competitive environment while learning to play team hockey. AHA Travel Teams compete in the Greater Springfield Junior Hockey League (GSL). Teams also play independent games that are scheduled throughout Massachusetts, North Central Connecticut, Vermont, western New Hampshire, and northeast New York. Each team typically plays 40 games and has more than 90 hours of ice time during the September through April season.




Division and Team Information

Intro To Hockey/House Teams

  • Learn to Skate (First-time skaters, 8 years old and younger)
  • Learn to Play (Intro-level players, 8 years old and younger) 
  • Girls In-House (8 years old+) 

Travel Teams

  • Mites (8 years old and under)
  • Squirts (9-10 years old)
  • Peewees (11-12 years old)
  • Bantams (13-14 years old)
  • Midgets (15-17 years old)



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