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Deadline Extended to Sunday, April 20

Yes, Liev's looking at you.  Not that other guy.  You there with the eyes.  That's right.

It's been a great year for the WHA.  Just scroll down to review some of our kids' accomplishments. 

However, six members of the WHA board have reached the end of their tenure, and we need to replace them.  That's where you come in. Yes, you.

Open positions:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Ice Coordinator
  • High School Liaison
  • District 6 Rep

The WHA needs people to fill these positions.  If you're afraid of the workload, don't be.  We have one meeting a month for an hour or two. Sometimes there are cookies. The best part: your volunteer hours are filled for the two year term.

If you are interested in being considered for election to the board, please send an email to brooks.rankin@gmail.com with a letter (100 words max) detailing why you would like to be considered, your background, and desired position of interest.  As a reminder, the members of the association elect the new board members, but final position assignments are decided by the board of directors.

Congratulations to the U10 Girls Wildcat Team!   The weekend of March 8-9, the girls secured a slot in the first ever Tournament of Champions for U10B teams in the state.  This tournament, being offered for the first time this year, is the equivalent of a State Tournament for this level of play. The team will be playing other select district teams from across the metro during the weekend of March 14-16.

To qualify for this tournament, the girls secured the Runner's-Up honor in the District 6 playoffs by beating New Prague in a very physical game, 5-2. Earlier games in this tournament included a 3-1 win over Burnsville, and a tough loss of 6-2 against the team which would take first place in the district, Prior Lake-Savage. 

This is the 5th consecutive year, going back to 2010, the Waconia U10 team has secured either the first place or runner-up position in D6. 

Details of where and when the Tournament will be played will follow.   Congratulations U10 Girls!

After 21 years, the Waconia Hockey Association has accomplished the lofty goal of placing a team in the Minnesota Hockey State Tournament.

The girls U-12B team will be facing off in the state quarterfinals against No 1 rated Farmington, Friday March 14, 2014 at the Maple Grove Arena at 8:15 p.m..

It is through all of the involvement and efforts of every person or family since the days of practices at faraway places that have helped to make this happen. To show our appreciation to all of those people, and to show our support for the girls that have earned the right to play in the State Tournament, please attend the game on Friday night.

This special group of girls have had a season that long ago was only a dream for the association. Show your support and come cheer the girls on as they pursue the ultimate goal in Minnesota Hockey!



Thanks for your support!


Coach Derek Siddons

Coach John Brandt

Coach Marvin Denzer

Coach Emilee Lerol

Thanks to our newest sponsor, OSR Physical Therapy

Mite 3 on 3 league

This 3 on 3 hockey is designed to give players the opportunity to develop their hockey skills while having fun. This will include Ice Mites / U6 and Intermediate/Advanced Mites / U8 players. The sessions will include the following:

  • 14 sessions of ice

  • Half ice games

  • 4 teams per session.

  • 7 to 10 players per team.

  • 2 on ice coaches

Sessions are Tuesdays evenings.

Spring Sessions: April 8,15,22,29 / May 6,13,20
Fall Sessions: August 5,12,19,26 / September 9,16,23
Ice Mites / U6 Ice time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Advanced Mites / Intermediate Mite /U8 Ice time: 6:45-7:45 p.m.

The cost is $175 per player. Proceeds from this year’s 3 on 3 will be donated toward the purchase of an outdoor rink behind the Waconia Ice Arena. Please help make our first year a success and spread the word.

Please fill out the registration form linked below. Registration and payment due: March 17, 2014

‚ÄčFor additional information contact Andy at andy@minnetonkaglass.com 

Huge thanks to Grumpy's!

Grumpy's Minnesota Hockey Day fundraiser was a big success, resulting in a $1000 donation to the WHA.

Thanks so much to the whole crew at Grumpy's!

Please support our WHA sponsors!

Tourney win for Bantam A!

WHA Bantam A boys hockey team took home the Championship trophy from the Little Falls Tournament 2/2/14.
They beat out Little Falls 5-0, Princeton 5-2 and then River Lakes 4-2 in the Championship game.

Tourney win for Bantam A!

Waconia Hockey Association's Bantam A boy's hockey team won the New Ulm Tournament on 1/19/14 with a final score over Champlin Park of 5-3.  They made it to the championship round by defeating Mitchell, SD and New Ulm/Sleepy Eye.

Tourney win for PWB2

Waconia PeeWee B2 headed to Hutchinson January 17-19, 2014 for their "Winter Classic" tournament.  They played 3 tough games against Willmar, Mankato and Hastings to come out on top with the 1st place trophy!  Great job gentlemen!!!

U12 continues to dominate!

The U12's traveled to Fargo, ND on the 3rd of January to participate in the 
Fargo Girl's International Tournament. The U12's played teams from South 
Winnipeg (Ontario), Roseau, Minneapolis, Lake of the Woods (Kenora, Ontario) 
and Hudson (WI). They became Tournament Champions with five consecutive 
victories. The girls are looking forward to returning next season with the 
champions trophy to defend their title. Congratulations Waconia U12 

Tourney Win for U12!

The U12 team took 1st place in an OT win at Mankato this weekend! 

Way to go, girls!

Our U12B girls took 2nd place at the Edina Cake Eaters Classic!
The game was tied after two 5-minute OT’s.  Wacona lost in a three skater shootout.  Tough loss but a great game of hockey!

Great tournament finish for U12

U12B girls took 2nd place at the Eden Prairie Season Premier Kick Off tournament this weekend.

U12B girls took 2nd place at the Eden Prairie Season Premier Kick Off tournament this weekend

Tournament win for Bantam A

Waconia's Bantam A hockey team won the Albert Lea Tournament 11/17/13 by beating out Centennial, Albert Lea, Cottage Grove and then Edina 4-3 in the championship round.  

Waconia's Bantam A hockey team won the Albert Lea Tournament

Rookie Camp registration now open!

WHA Thanks Waconia Lions!

When the Waconia Ice Arena opened its doors in 2008, the Waconia Lions volunteered to cover the full sponsorship of the arena’s Zamboni.  As of June 2013, they fulfilled their promise with the last payment!  We are so honored to have a fantastic organization continue with ongoing support towards Waconia Hockey.

WHA sends the Waconia Lions a HUGE THANK YOU!!  As you see the Lions around town (Carver County Fair, upcoming Rodeo, etc) please take the time to personally thank them.

Minnesota Hockey Influenza Memo

With the recent spread of the influenza virus, Minnesota Hockey has issued its recommendations to members to stay healthy and prevent spreading the disease.
Find the memo below, and the same information can be found on the MN Hockey website.


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Ridgeview Rehab offers ImPACT concussion testing services. Baseline testing is currently available for only $5. 

Visit our Concussion Awareness page for more details.

Sponsored by MN Special Hockey

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Player registration for the MN Special Hockey 2013-2014 season is open and available online at www.mnspecialhockey.org. Just click on the registration link on the home page and follow the instructions.

Coaches and volunteers can also register at this time. Instructions are included on the home page and under the registration tab.

2013-2014 Required Background Check

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Locker Room Monitors, Team Managers, Coaches and Board Members are required to go through the background check process. Please follow the link below to do so.

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