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Mankato Area Hockey Association

Minnesota Hockey Announces 2024 State & Region Tournament Locations

St. Paul, MN – October 5, 2023 – Minnesota Hockey today announced the host sites for the 2024 Minnesota Hockey State and Region Tournaments.

The State Tournament host sites will be IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids (Bantam AA), Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia (Bantam A), St. Luke’s Sports and Events Center (Proctor), Shakopee Ice Arena in Shakopee (Peewee AA & Peewee A), Northwoods Arena in Cloquet (Peewee B), Red Baron Arena and Expo in Marshall (12UA), Martin County Arena in Fairmont (15UA), Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine (12UB, 15UB & 19U), Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul (Junior Gold A & Junior Gold 16U) and Buffalo Civic Center in Buffalo (Junior Gold B). The 2024 Minnesota Hockey State Tournament (March 15-17) locations are as follows:

Minnesota Hockey’s Region Tournaments will feature 40 tournaments at 31 locations across Minnesota this season as teams look to qualify for State. The Junior Gold Hockey League playdowns, which determine Junior Gold State participants, will take place at Pagel Ice Arena in Minnetonka (Junior Gold A), Braemer Ice Arena in Edina (Junior Gold B) and the Eden Prairie Community Center in Eden Prairie (Junior Gold 16). 

The 2024 Minnesota Hockey State Tournament (March 15-17) and the 2024 Minnesota Hockey Region Tournament (March 1-3) locations are as follows:

Returning and Interested Coaches

If you are interested in coaching hockey this 2023-24 season. Registration is below.

2023 2024 Season Preparation Letter

A note from Kelli:  

Hockey family!  Where has summer gone? I hope you and your families were able to have a great summer, and we are looking forward to another great hockey season.  The board of directors has added many new members this year and we are excited to have their input to guide the association. The board of directors and hockey operations committee are working on the finishing touches to kick off the season.  Many of you took advantage of registering before the fee increased, and we appreciate it! 

Looking forward to seeing you at the rink!



Calling all coaches 

Interested in coaching a team this season?  Coaching applications for the 2023-24 season are open.  Apply now! 


Pre-Season Camp, Placements and Team Selection Dates 

Squirt, 10U, Peewee, 12U, Bantam Fall Development Camp by Game 7: Click Here! 

Goalie Development Camp by Game 7: Click Here! 

Mite Development Camp by Game 7: Click Here! 

Full placement Schedule with Times:  Click Here! 


Calendars must be picked up prior to your first placement session.



Team Selection 


9/29 (Goalie Only) 

See Level of Play 


9/30 (skaters only), 10/1, 10/7, 10/8 

Sunday 10/8 


9/30(Skaters Only), 10/1, 10/6, 10/7 

Sunday 10/8 


9/30 (skaters only), 10/1, 10/7, 10/8 

Sunday 10/8 


10/7 (Skaters Only)  

In-House Color Team

announced 10/8;

Final Squirt Team

announcement the

week after Thanksgiving. 


10/7 (Skaters Only) 

In-House Color Team

announced 10/8;

Final 10U Team

announcement Saturday



Travel Team Parent Meetings 

Bantam, Peewee, 12U Team Meetings will be held Saturday October 14th.  

                **District 9 Scheduling meetings will be Sunday October 15th in Rochester 

10U Team meetings will be held Sunday October 29th.   

Squirt Team meetings will be held Sunday December 3rd.   


Fall Try Hockey for Free 

Girls – Sunday October 8th 12:15P – 1:15P – ASA South 

Boys – Sunday October 8th 1:45p – 2:45p – ASA South 

Registration will open soon, keep your eyes open for that announcement!   


New to MAHA Parent Information Meeting: 

Monday October 9th – 5:30p – 6:30p The Pond on Madison Community Room


New to Travel Parent Information Meeting: 

Sunday September 24, 2023 - 6:30p - ASA 


Learn to Skate for New to MAHA Players:  

October 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 – 6:30p – 7:15p @ The Pond on Madison  

*No registration required. Skaters must have all their own hockey gear to participate* 


Mite Program Updates: 

Mite season for all levels will begin November 1st.  We are excited to announce that all mite ice times this season will be located at The Pond on Madison.   

Please look out for more information about season schedules and other season info.   


Save the Date - Annual Fundraisers 

MAHA Women’s Sugar & Spice on Ice Event will be September 21st, 2023 @ The Venue located in The Pond on Madison.  

Tickets are available at a discounted rate through 8/21.  Purchase Now!  


MAHA’s Men’s STAG event is slated for Thursday March 14, 2024! 

Home Tournament Dates: 

Bantam B1 

December 1 – 3, 2023 

12 Team Pool Play 

Peewee B2 / Squirt B2 

January 19 – 21, 2024   

Peewee B2 – 10 Team Pool Play 

Squirt B2 – 8 Team Pool Play 

Squirt C  

February 2 – 4, 2024 

12 Team Pool Play 


 If you are interested in joining our tournament committee, please reach out to Vickie Kane –  


Travel Team Tournaments will be listed on their team page.

Calendar Raffle Winners for 2023

The 2023 Calendar Winners have been drawn!  See the attached for a full list of winners!  Thank you for everyone who helped support MAHA!!  

2024 Calendar Raffle Winners

Thank you for everyone who bought a calendar from one of our travel players!  The drawings were held Wednesday evening and are now posted!  Congratulations to all our winners!!  Remember your winnings are mailed to you via check at the beginning of the month you won.  

Hockey Operations Director Update!!

Mankato Area Hockey Association's Board of Directors would like to introduce Carter Foguth as our Hockey Operations Director.  We want to thank Marcus Peterson for his dedication and leadership during his tenure as Hockey Operations Chair.  Marcus will continue to support the association as the Peewee level lead and will be working closely with Carter to transition the responsibilities.  

Carter is originally from Fenton, Michigan, and grew up playing AAA Travel Hockey for Detroit Compuware.  Carter played Junior Hockey for 1 season in the North American Hockey League for the Marquette Rangers and 3 years in the United States Hockey League for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He played 4 years of Division I College Hockey for Minnesota State University - Mankato, serving as an Alternate Captain as a Sophomore and Captain as a Junior and Senior.  He received the 2017 Don Brose Leadership Award and Unsung Player Award. 

Carter's coaching career includes 3 years as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Chippewa Steel in the North American Hockey League, and 2 years of skill development training with MAP Hockey out of Plymouth, MN. 

Additionally, he has spent the past 2 seasons as an amateur scout for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.

Carter, his wife Malorie, son Camden, and Mini Golden Doodle Lulu are looking forward to being part of the MAHA family. 

Carter joins the association today, August 1st.  We are excited to have him on board.  He can be reached at the email:  

Welcome Carter!


MAHA Board of Directors.

Hockey Operations Committee

MAHA has put back into place the HOC for the 2023-2024 season.  They will help lead and plan the season for their respective areas and help Carter bring our association to the next level!

Hockey Director:  Carter Foguth 

Bantam Lead:  Brandon Snyder

Peewee Lead: Marcus Peterson

Squirt Lead: Tim DeSutter

Goalie Lead:  Bryan Nash

Coach Development Lead:  Andy Brown

Girls Travel Lead:  Jon Dickerman

Girls 6U / 8U Lead:  Anne Wang

Mite 1/2 Lead:  Mack Knott

Mite 3/4/5 Lead:  Brent Pattison 

HOC Facilitator:  Megan Mulvihill

Other Invitees:  East Girls & Boys HS Coaches; West Girls & Boys HS Coaches; Ice Scheduler 

New Sponsorship Options!

We are excited to announce that we are now offering Dasher Board and Wall Sign sponsorships at All Seasons Arena!

This sponsorship will bring over 350,000 views to your business and at the same time helps keep the cost of hockey low for our community. 


Show your support for the Mankato Area Hockey Association today by sponsoring.  If interested contact:

Matt Hansen

Eric Boelter


Dasher Board Sponsorship is $750 per year and Wall Sign Sponsorship is $1,000 per year. 

Click HERE for more details!



Live Barn is now available for both the north and south rinks at ASA and will soon be available at MCC.  Live Barn is a website that allows you to watch games and some practices from your computer or mobile device for a monthly fee.  Live Barn is transmitting from over 100 rinks in Minnesota.


MAHA’s stance on bad weather accounts for parents to make an ultimate decision on behalf of the child. All Seasons Arena typically does not close due to poor weather, therefore MAHA does not cancel practice on poor weather days, even if school is called. However, any practices being held on days school is let out due to weather are considered “optional”, yet coaches will attend the practice time for anyone wishing to attend. Players​ ​missing​ ​such​ ​practices​ ​will​ ​NOT​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​any​ ​team​ ​rule​ ​sanctions.

In the case of school cancellations, all non-district games will automatically be cancelled. In the case of district games, teams must follow the District 9 policy, which calls for both teams agreeing to cancel a game​ ​before​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​cancelled.