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Jason Sheehy

Registrar - USA Hockey

Phone: (563) 663-2340

A Little About Matt Thurber

Matt Thurber, a native of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, came to Omaha at age 15 to play hockey for the Omaha Lancers. He sits 12th in all time total points in the Lancers storied history, and 5th in assists. 

Still, his time in Omaha was marked by tragedy, when his mother, Cathy, died from complications from outpatient surgery. It was at the urging of his father, Ray, that he returned to the Lancers.

Upon his return, in 2008, Matt was part of the Lancers team that won the United States Hockey League championship. He led the team in assists with 41, and his 14 goals made him the team’s third-leading scorer.

Matt Thurber went on to play hockey in college, and afterward, for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.

After an unfortunate health condition ended his pro career, he returned to Omaha to pursue his passion, which was helping youth hockey players in the community. 

In May, 2018, Matt's life was cut short at the young age of 29. He leaves behind his wife and young daughter who he dearly loved. 

Now, the Lancers organization honor Thurber's legacy with a tournament for players aspiring to be what he was, a great person and an inspiration to us all. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a fund for his daughters future education set up by the Lancers, which has raised over $20,000. 

Registration link and rules:


MWAHA Tournamet Sanction information

MWAHA Tournament Sanction

In order for  MWAHA to list a tournament it must be sanctioned by USA Hockey.  To sanction a tourmanet please fill out the tournament sanction form listed and mail check and form to our USA hockey Registrar:

Jason Sheehy
1990 Chaney Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

To submit tournament information for the web site please contact Jena Cuozzo,  All sanction information must be completed prior to adding tournaments to the web site.

Jena Cuozzo

Tier I/National Bound Coordinator/Web Master

Phone: 402-210-4370

USAH National Tournament Registration application information

2019 Nationals location

Division Location Host Dates
Youth Tier I (14U) Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh Penguins Elite April 3-8, 2019
Youth Tier I (15-year-olds) Plymouth, Mich. USA Hockey Arena April 3-8, 2019
Youth Tier I (16U, 18U) Grand Rapids, Mich. Fox Motors Hockey Club April 3-8, 2019
Girls Tier I Irvine, Calif. Anaheim Lady Ducks April 4-8, 2019
Women's A, B, C Irvine, Calif. Anaheim Lady Ducks April 4-7, 2019
High School Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Suburban Hockey League March 28-April 1, 2019
Girls Tier II Amherst, N.Y. Amherst Youth Hockey April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (14U) South Bend, Ind. Irish Youth Hockey League April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (16U) Plano, Texas Dallas Junior Hockey Association April 4-8, 2019
Youth Tier II (18U) San Jose, Calif. San Jose Junior Sharks April 4-8, 2019
Sled Wesley Chapel, Florida Florida Hospital Center Ice April 4-7, 2019
Adult Rec Men's Wesley Chapel, Florida Florida Hospital Center ice April 11-14, 2019
Adult Rec Women's Ellenton, Florida USA Hockey TBD

MWAHA National Policies and Procedures

MWAHA National Policy and Procedures are located on page 11-12.  Please review this information prior to filling out your Nationals application.

USA Hockey Nationals Link

USA Hockey Nationals Link

USAH Nationals Intent

November 15th is the MWAHA deadline for applications to participate in USAH Youth Nationals.  USAH deadline for payment ($600.00) is 31 December.

Tier I (14U, 15U, 16U, 18U)

Tier II (14U, 16U, 18U)

High School

Girls  (14U through 19U)


National’s applications and check please mail to:

MWAHA Nationals registration

Attn: Jena Cuozzo

7504 S. 95th Street

LaVista, NE  68128

Make checks payable to: MWAHA Nationals registration    

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Jena Cuozzo

MWAHA National Committee Chairman

(402) 210 4370

USAH Nationals Guidebook

USAH Nationals Policies and Procedures information.