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Frequently Asked Questions

Registering for WHAM

Once you've found a team that you qualify for based on previous experience or an attended assessment, you're ready to register!

Registration will open September 1st and remain open through January 31st. To play in WHAM you must register and pay fees for USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and WHAM. This is all done online and complete details about registering online can be found on the Register tab homepage. When your registration is complete, you'll receive a confirmatory email from both USA Hockey and WHAM verifying that all fees have been paid and registration is complete. If registered properly, your name will appear on your selected teams homepage as an officially registered player for that season.


This is a brief summary of the steps required to start playing in WHAM, not the complete details. Please check the website and league handbook for complete information. Your team manager will also be helpful in coaching you through this process. You can also email your Division Commissioner or the League Administrator with questions.

Thank you for your interest in WHAM. We can't wait to see you on the ice!!

SAME DAY Game Cancellations

If you need to cancel a game for any reason on the day of the game, please contact our ref scheduler Todd at Notification must be made 4 hours prior to game start time in order to waive ref fees for that game. See WHAM handbook for complete details. Please note that a fee may be assessed for any game changes made in accordance to the league game change policy.

In addition to calling our ref schedulers, you must also email our league administrator with the details at

What is the age requirement?

WHAM is an adult women's hockey league. As such, we require our participants to be at least 18 years of age by July 1st. All ages 18 and older are welcome to participate!

How much does it cost?

The 2021-22 season breakdown of fees is as follows: WHAM fee - $29, USA Hockey - $46

Individual team fees vary based on cost of ice rental, referee payments, and jerseys. Check with your team manager for more details.

Where can I find teams looking for players?

If you are new to WHAM or looking to change teams and do not have a team to join, please check out our classifieds tab. Here you will find information about teams looking for players, and have the opportunity to post an ad yourself as a player looking for a team.

You will also find more information on open skating, available tournaments, our sub goalie pool, and more hockey opportunities to take advantage of.