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Midwest Hockey League

MHL House Select Division 2021-2022

For House Select teams in 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, and 14U Bantam.  Teams play approximately 10-14 total games in this league.  Hosting locations will be determined when registration closes.

House Select dates for 2021-2022 season.
December 10-12, 2021
January 14-16, 2022
January 28-30, 2022

Payment:
A $1,000 deposit per team is required to secure your spot in this league. You can pay the deposit during this registration (processing fee will be added), or select to pay offline by mailing a check to the MWAHA Treasurer, information below.   MAKE SURE YOU PUT 'SELECT LEAGUE' IN THE MEMO OF THE CHECK. The remaining balance will be determined after registrations are finalized and hosting schedule is set.

Checks payable to MWAHA and mailed to:
Mike Hurd
908 West 35th Street
Davenport, IA 52806

Registration deadline is October 31st, 2021.
Deposit deadline is December 1st, 2021.
Questions can be directed to Garrett Poland garrettp@fremontfamilyymca.org


MHL Travel Division 2021-2022

For Travel A/B teams in 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, and 14U Bantam.  Teams will play 12 regular season games against a minimum of 4 different opponents from the pool of teams registered.  All teams will then be seeded into divisions for the championship weekend.

Travel A/B Championship weekend will be March 11-13, 2022 in Des Moines.

Payment:
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your teams spot in the league.  The deposit can be paid by credit card during registration (processing fee will be added) or you can elect to mail a check to the MWAHA Treasurer.   The total estimated cost for the Championship weekend is approximately $1,000-$1,200 per team/division.  The final amount will be communicated to you once the Championship weekend format and schedule is finalized.  Teams will also pay for ice/refs used during seeding games.

Checks payable to MWAHA and mailed to:
Mike Hurd
908 West 35th Street
Davenport, IA 52806

Register your team and submit deposit by October 15th, 2021.
Questions can be directed to Scott Long  hockeydirector@dmhockey.org


MGHL Girls Division 2021-2022

MWAHA is excited for another Girls hockey season in the MGHL (Midwest Girls Hockey League).  We plan on offering league play at 19U, 16U, 14U, 12U, and 10U. 

League registration is also open to out of Affiliate teams.  Please complete the online registration,  you will be contacted regarding acceptance.

Girls Midwest Opener
Expected to be October 22-24, 2021 in Des Moines. 

Championship Weekend
Expected to be March 18-20, 2022 in Shawnee, KS (Kansas City area)

A $750 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the league.  The deposit can be paid by credit card during registration  (processing fee will be added) or you can elect to mail a check to the MWAHA Treasurer.   The estimated total cost per team will be communicated once divisions have been set. 

Checks payable to MWAHA and mailed to:
Mike Hurd
908 West 35th Street
Davenport, IA 52806

Register your team and submit deposit by September 30th,  2021.
Questions can be directed to Angela Ploegman ploogiea@msn.com


Zero Tolerance Reminder

As the Midwest Hockey League strives to achieve a safe and fun environment for our athletes, USA Hockey helps us understand the effect of our behavior.  We request that all coaches, parents, and players please take a moment to review USA Hockey's power point presentation regarding their Zero Tolerance Policy.

Referee Requirements for MHL events

  • Two-member officiating crews are required (and compensated for by the MHL for Midget (all levels, all weekends)/Bantam (all levels, all weekends).
  • All MHL games, regardless of whether a Seeding or Finals weekend, require at least one official (preferably two) be over 18 years of age.
  • Two off-ice officials are required for each MHL game, a clock operator and a scorebook keeper
  • Adult Goal Judges are not mandatory but are encouraged.
  • Competing teams will provide penalty box attendants for their respective teams.
  • All off-ice officials, goal judges and penalty box attendants are to conduct them selves in a professional, non-partisan manner at all times. Conduct violations will result in ejections from MHL weekends for the remainder of the season.

Update Midwest Hockey League information

Midwest Hockey League (17 June 2017)

The Midwest Hockey League (“MHL”) will discontinue operations as a separate entity and operate as a committee governed by the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association affiliate (“MWAHA”).  The MHL Committee will report to the MWAHA Executive Committee.  Specifics include:

1) The MWAHA Executive Committee will appoint a Chairperson for the MHL Committee.
2) The MHL Chairperson will be a non-voting Director of the MWAHA.
3) The MHL Chairperson will identify a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of seven (7) individuals, to serve on the MHL Committee.
4) MHL Committee members shall be designation as follows:
a. Chairperson
b. Select League Coordinator
c. Travel League Coordinator
d. Up to Four At-Large members
5) The MHL Committee shall maintain a separate operating account under the MWAHA’s EIN number and 501(c)(3) status.  The MHL Treasurer shall submit monthly and annual financial reports to the MWAHA Treasurer.  The MWAHA shall incorporate MHL operations into its financial reports and annual State and Federal income tax filings.
6) The MHL will consist of teams from the associations within the MWAHA competing in an Open Tier 2 Division (typically AA, A and B travel teams) and a House Select division.  The former AA/A MHL structure will be discontinued due to lack of consistent participation among MWAHA member associations. If an association only has 1 travel team it will be considered the Tier 2 Travel team, however the association can petition to play in both the Tier 2 League and the Select League.
7) The MHL Committee will conduct an annual MWAHA Championship Tournament (“Tournament”) for the Open Division.  All MHL teams are eligible to participate.  The MHL Committee will establish Tournament eligibility and seeding criteria. The Tournament will be designed to maximize fun, cost effective and competitive play. By 31 December the associations will be required to play a minimum of six games against at least 3 different MWAHA Association teams. Teams will participate in a Regional playoff structure based on 3 Regions. The Regional Playoff structure will be determined by the MHL Committee. The MHL will seed teams within their Region based on their overall record against other teams in the MHL. The winner in each Region plus one Wild card will participate in a 4team year end MWAHA Championship. The Wild Card team will be similar to the NHL and will be decided based on their strength of play against other MHL teams. In the case of a tie the “My Hockey” ranking will be used to select the Wild Card, failing that, play against other teams will be used as a final determination. Teams will do their own scheduling and the only requirement will be to submit the game sheets to the MHL. The winning team from each Region as well as one “Wild card” team will receive a $500 travel allowance to support travel to the MWAHA Tier 2 Tournament. 
8) The Tournament will determine a MWAHA Affiliate Tier 2 Champion. The Tournament will also determine a State Champion for Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. The top teams by State will have the right to represent the Affiliate in the National Championship. A lower seeded team can represent their state if the top team chooses not to go or in the event that the Open Tournament is cancelled.
9)  The MHL Committee will also oversee MHL House Select play which will continue to incorporate three (3) weekends each season as in the past. To promote an overall league concept, associations must have at least one Tier 2 Travel Team playing in the League in order for their “Select” team(s) to participate in the Midwest League tournament. In the event that a team is unable to make a select weekend and games have not been canceled; the score sheet will reflect a 1-0 forfeit. In order to be eligible for the select league, all players on the team must be rostered and participating on a local house team, unless no such team is present. Players cannot play on any national bound team or on a high school team higher than a non-competitive JV level.
10) The MHL will conduct other League and / or tournament play to accommodate the associations within the MWAHA.