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2023-2024 Competitive Season

WHA is excited to begin a new hockey season.  All competitive levels will begin their hockey season on Saturday, September 30th. Please find further level details below:

Bantam’s, U12 and Peewee levels will begin their tryouts on this date and team selections will be posted on Sunday, Oct. 8.

Squirts and U10’s will begin with a combination of classroom/dryland and on ice instruction the first two weeks of October.  Squirts and U10’s will begin tryouts on Monday, Oct. 23 and team selections will be posted Sunday, October 29.


Competitive Parent Mandatory Meeting

Sunday, September 24 


Waconia Middle School Auditorium 

2023 -2024 Competitive Levels

Below are the levels WHA will be playing this season competitively: 

Bantams -  A, B1, B2 

Peewees - A, B2 and C 

U12 - A and B2

Squirts - B1, B2, B2 and C  (B2's being two equal teams)

U10 - B2 

2023-2024 Competitive Level Tournaments

Below are scheduled tournaments for each level: 

Bantams A: 

Nov. 24-26 - Champlin - Rebels Thanksgiving Classic 

Dec. 8-10- Warroad - Hockey-Town USA

Dec. 15 -17 - Hutchinson - Battle at Burich 

Bantam B1: 

Nov. 10-12 - Bloomington- Bloomington Winter Classic

Dec. 1 -3 - Bemidji - Bemidji Hockey Tournament 

Jan. 4-7 - Hastings 

Bantam B2: 

TBD - coming soon! 


Peewee A: 

Nov. 9-12 - St. Paul - Honor the Game 

Dec. 1 - 3 - Hutchinson - Battle at Burich

Jan. 5-7 - Duluth - Up North 

Peewee B2: 

Dec. 1-3 - Hutchinson - Battle at Burich 

Jan. 5-7 - Brainerd- Brainerd Hockey 

Jan. 19-21 - Lakeville - Panther Classic 

Peewee C: 

Nov. 17-19 - Owatonna - O-Town Showdown 

Dec. 8-10 - Fargo, ND- Buffalo Wild Wings Woodchipper

Feb. 1 - 4 - Eden Prairie - The EP Tourney 

U12 A: 

Nov. 9-12 - Blaine - All American Girls 

Dec. 1-3 - Bloomington - Winter Warm Up 

Jan. 12 -14 - Brainerd - Brainerd Hockey 

U12 B2: 

Nov. 9-12 - Blaine- All American Girls 

Jan. 12-14 - Brainerd - Brainerd Hockey 

Jan. 26-28 - Hutchinson - Tiger Town Showdown 

Squirt B1: 

Nov. 24 -26 - Prior Lake - Wishbone Classic 

Jan. 26-28 - Brainerd - Brainerd Hockey 

Feb. 2-4  - Inver Grove Heights - Squirt Winter Classic 

Squirt B2: 

Dec. 1-3 - New Hope - New Hope Classic 

Jan. 19-21 - Monticello - Iceberg Classic 

Feb. 2-4 - Bemidji - Bemidji Hockey Tournament 

Squirt B2: 

Dec. 1-3 - Moorhead, MN - Eli Johnson Memorial 

Dec. 8-10 - Hudson, WI - Hudson Hockey 

Jan. 5-7 - Hutchinson - Battle at Burich 

Squirt C:

Nov. 17-19 - Brainerd - Brainerd Hockey 

Jan. 5-7 - Hutchinson - Battle at Burich 

Feb. 1-4 - Eden Prairie - The EP Tourney 

U10 B2 

Nov. 17-19 - Marshall 

Dec. 8-10 - Hastings 

Jan. 19-21 - STMA 

2023-2024 WHA Guide Book

2023 WHA Pre-Tryout Camp Information

WHA will be partnering with MN Steel this fall for it's Pre-Tryout Hockey camp at Waconia Ice Arena! Our Pre-Tryout Hockey Camp provides athletes to customize the training to their schedule. Athletes have the ability to register for individual practices or for the entire program at a discounted rate. Athletes that register for all practices will receive $50 discount.

Entire Program (10 hours On-Ice Training) = $250

Individual Practices = $30 per Practice

Registration: Athletes should register for the age level they will be playing at this upcoming 2023-24 season. 


Peewee / U12 


Squirt / U10 


See Info below! 

Camp Details: 

Skating Skills: Skating is the foundation of any successful hockey player, and our experienced coaches will work to improve participants' skating techniques. Camp attendees will receive personalized instructions to enhance their stride, overspeed, balance and agility training. From forward and backward skating to quick transitions and tight turns, our coaches will break down the fundamental elements of efficient skating to help players gain a competitive edge on the ice.

Stickhandling Mastery: A player's ability to control the puck directly impacts their effectiveness on the ice. Our camp will focus on stickhandling drills with their heads up that emphasize dexterity, puck protection, and creative puck movement. Participants will learn how to navigate through traffic, maintain possession under pressure, and execute dekes and fakes to outsmart opponents. With dedicated coaching and practice, players will become more confident and proficient in their stickhandling abilities.

Precision Passing: Accurate passing is vital for successful teamwork and offensive plays. During our hockey camp, players will refine their passing skills through various drills and exercises. From crisp, tape-to-tape passes to saucer passes (Peewee/U12 & Bantam/U15) and long-range feeds, camp attendees will learn to deliver the puck with precision and confidence. Additionally, we will cover the art of receiving passes, as strong puck support is essential for maintaining possession and creating scoring opportunities.

Incorporating Skills into Game Situations: While individual skill development is crucial, knowing how to apply those skills in real game situations is what sets elite players apart. Our coaches will integrate the learned skating, stickhandling, and passing techniques into drills by applying different levels of pressure in drills and scrimmage-like scenarios. Participants will gain valuable insight into decision-making, positioning, and team play. They'll learn to read the game, anticipate opponents' moves, and execute strategies effectively. By simulating game scenarios, players will become more adaptable and better equipped to make an impact during competitive matches.

Minnesota Steel Experience: Apart from skill development, our hockey camp offers a supportive and motivating environment for all participants. Friendships will be forged, teamwork will be fostered, and a passion for the game will be nurtured. Our experienced coaching staff is dedicated to inspiring young athletes to reach their full potential and to instill positive character, values of sportsmanship and dedication. The Minnesota Steel Hockey Club's camp is a unique opportunity for aspiring hockey players to receive top-tier coaching in skating, stickhandling, and passing skills. By providing a holistic approach that emphasizes both individual development and in-game application, our camp strives to produce well-rounded and successful hockey players. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will propel your game to new heights!


Our aim is to provide young athletes with the opportunity to hone their skills, build confidence, and take their game to the next level to help them perform at their highest abilities for upcoming tryouts and season. Throughout this intensive camp, we will focus on three critical aspects of hockey: skating, stickhandling, and passing skills, with a strong emphasis on incorporating these skills into game situations.

Goalie Pre-Tryout Clinic

This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a comprehensive training program designed to prepare goalies for upcoming tryouts by refining your mechanics, enhancing your angles and positioning, learning how to control rebounds, working lateral movement, and tracking the puck. The goalie clinic will be run by Mike Stone. Mike Stone was an All-American collegiate hockey player at UW- Stout before going on to play pro. Mike has coached goalies at all levels within multiple elite programs. Goalies will get professional level coaching.

Goalies have the ability to register for individual practices or for the entire program at a discounted rate. Goalies that register for all practices will receive $75 discount. Goalies that register for the goalie pre-tryout clinic are able to attend the skater sessions at no additional cost. 

Entire Program (10 hours On-Ice Training) = $325

Individual Practices = $40 per Practice

Register HERE

Forms that must be submitted prior to Tryouts:

Competive Level Ages and Fees


  • U10:  Girls 4th & 5th Grade 2023 – 2024 school year, born 06/01/2012 to  05/31/2014
  • U12:  Girls 6th & 7th Grade 2023 – 2024 school year, born 06/01/2010 to 05/31/2012

  • U15: Girls 8th & 9th Grade 2023-2024 school year, born 06/01/2007 to 05/31/2010

  • Squirts:  4th & 5th Grade 2023 – 2024 school year, born 06/01/2012- 05/31/2014

  • Peewee:  6th & 7th Grade 2023– 2024 school year, born 06/01/2010 to 05/31/2012

  • Bantam:  8th & 9th Grade 2023 – 2024 school year, born 06/01/2008 to 05/31/2010


  • Bantam - $1,975
  • Bantam Goalie - $987.50
  • PeeWee / U12 - $1,875
  • PeeWee/U12 Goalie- $937.50
  • Squirt / U10 - $1,775
  • Squirt/U10 Goalie - $887.50