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2023 WHA Golf Tournament

Monday, Sept. 25 

Island View Golf Club

Registration begins at Noon; 1:30pm shot gun start

Prizes given away at 6:00pm on deck/patio area! 

Grab a foursome and join us for a fun day of golfing at Island View Golf Club and support youth hockey in Waconia!  

Register as Foursome Team or Sponsor! 


Parking Spot Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets will be on sale at the Golf Tournament for the parking spots at the Waconia Ice Arena 

1 for $5 or 3 for $10

Get your tickets at the registration table. Winners will be drawn at the end of the event. 

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 


Info posted 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

Minnesota Gopher Hockey WHA Game Days!

Grab your team or fellow hockey families and go watch the Minnesota Men's and Women's Gopher Hockey team play!  Below are links to tickets exclusively for WHA members, friends and family!

Women's Gopher Hockey Game

Saturday, Jan. 6  @  2:00pm vs. UCONN 

Ridder Arena 


If your team/group would like to set up a group experience on this day contact Joelle Smargiassi at to learn more! 

Men's Gopher Hockey Game 

Saturday, Feb. 10 @  TBA   vs. Penn State 

3M Arena at Mariucci 

If your team/group would like to set up a group experience on this day contact Mackenzie Skluzacek at to learn more! 

Mite Open Hockey Opportunities

The Waconia Ice Arena is now offering Mite Open Hockey!  Check out their schedule and get some time on the ice before the season begins.   

$6 a player on designated days.  Calendar link below! 

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Special Event Sponsors

A special thank you also goes out to the following supporters who have generously provided prizes for the event:

  • Sackett Waconia 

  • Knotty Wood

  • The Wood Guys

  • Bode Gray's