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Waconia Hockey Association Mission Statement

The mission of Waconia Hockey Association is to promote and develop youth hockey within Waconia and surrounding communities by providing a quality, safe and fun hockey program that develops all participants. 

Competitive Coach Application Now Open!

WHA is in full planning mode for the 2024-2025 season and that includes lining up our coaches!   Coaches play a huge role in our players experience playing hockey both on and off the ice.  We pride ourselves for having great coaches to represent Waconia Hockey and achieve our mission of providing a safe, fun and quality hockey program for our community’s youth.

Coaches do not have to be parents of WHA players.  WHA does pay non-parent coaches.   A Non-Parent head coach can receive $4,000 a season and a non-parent Assistant Coach can receive $1,500 a season. 

WHA Parents who are coaches receive their Dibs hours for the season fulfilled for coaching and potentially other incentives.


Recruiting Incentive -  Refer a non-parent coach and you could get $200 off your registration fees.  Coach much be appointed as a coach for discount. 

Spring and Summer Hockey Opportunities

Check out what's coming up in Waconia for Spring and Summer hockey and off-ice training! 

May and June -  Sign up for a month or single session of Open Hockey in Mound with the Mound Westonka Hockey Association! 

Game Clock Simulator

Use this handy simulator to learn and practice using the game clock! Also below is a quick reference guide for situations mostly used during a game.  Click on picture to begin simulator.

MNHockey TV coming to Waconia Ice Arena

Exciting news! The rink has partnered with MN Hockey TV to install Spiideo cameras in the arena. This will allow our WHA families to view any of our WHA home games via the MN Hockey TV website.  Below is more information from MN Hockey TV and voucher code coupons for our families to access. 

Welcome to MNHockey.TV and the start of the Waconia Youth hockey season!

Below we included the voucher code options, directions and images to help you navigate and start watching games:


Season Pass – Monthly: $26.95/Month

Season Pass – Yearly: $195.95/Year


Purchase Options

Single Games – $9.95 / per game

On Demand – $9.95 / per game



Petition to City of Waconia Officials

Let's do this Wildcats!  It's time to have our voices heard regarding the growth of our youth sports organizations in Waconia! 

The second sheet of ice committee has been working hard to prepare our initiative in expanding our ice arena to meet our needs as well as the needs of the community and other Waconia youth organizations. 

Sign the Petition

More information on future efforts will be communicated soon!

Questions/comments/ideas can be directed to

Waconia Hockey Association Honored by Minnesota Hockey

Waconia Hockey Association Honored By Minnesota Hockey


The Waconia Hockey Association was recently honored with the Minnesota Hockey "Grow the Game" Award, recognizing our Associations dedicated efforts to introduce hockey to the youth in our community.  Over the past several years, our Association has been instrumental in bringing the first outdoor rink to our community, establishing a mentorship program for new families, offering multiple try hockey for free events, partnering with our local schools to encourage kids to try hockey, and providing equipment to new hockey families at low/no cost through equipment exchanges and MN Hockey Gear Up Minnesota grant .  We'd like to thank Kelsey Nowak, Mite Coordinator, Todd Hahn, Hockey Development Coordinator, Shiloh Parisian, Growth Coordinator and our Hockey Development Committee for their efforts this year.  We'd also like to thank the many current and past WHA coaches, High School coaches, Board Members, and Key Volunteers that have volunteered thousands of hours to grow the game of hockey in Waconia.  


Waconia Hockey Association President Joel Knorr, his son Madden and Girls Coordinator Mike Wozniak accepted the award at the 2022-2023 Minnesota Hockey Awards Banquet held on April 15 in Minneapolis. 


Congratulations WHA! 

Waconia Receives USA Hockey Female Honors Award

It’s no secret to our community and our association that girl’s hockey has made great strides towards growth each year. Thanks to our efforts and past president Nikki Siddons for bringing our story to the attention of USA Hockey, Waconia Hockey Association has been recognized and received a USA Hockey Female Honors Award! This award recognizes hockey associations that are leaders in the growth, development, and promotion of ice hockey for females.   Siddons’s application highlighted the work Waconia Hockey Association has done the past 10 + years to grow the girl’s program, support girls’ hockey and give back to the Waconia community and surrounding areas.  This past April, Mite Director and HDC Committee Member Kelsey Nowak her daughter Kate (U6 player) accepted the award from USA Hockey on behalf of Waconia Hockey Association.

Way to go Waconia Hockey!  

New Family or Player to Waconia Hockey Association

Are you new to WHA or want to find out more about WHA?  
Check out our New Family/Player page! 

Waconia Board Minutes

Want to learn more about what's happening in WHA and our Board? Check out Board Meeting Minutes HERE

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! More information coming soon!

Waconia Hockey Association Golf Tournament


Sponsor WHA Today!

Check out our 2023-2024 NEW Sponsorship packages! 

Thanks to Our Local Sponsors!