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About Us

MAWHA History and Mission

In order to better meet the needs of all girls/women interested in playing hockey in the Mid-Atlantic region, MAWHA was formed in August of 2004. MAWHA is a non - profit organization. Our mission is to:

  • Develop grassroots opportunities for girls and women to learn and enjoy the game of ice hockey
  • Maximize the individual potential of each female athlete both on and off the ice
  • Develop a strong sense of team unity and team spirit
  • Encourage respect for others and develop good sportsmanship

By doing the above we hope to increase the number of female athletes at all ages enjoying ice hockey throughout the Atlantic District.

At the girls/youth level we have developed two Division League. The Tier I and Tier II Division with Tier II supporting two levels,  "AA" and "A" ("AA" is National Bound and "A" is not National Bound).  It is the League's firm believe that this will create a feeder system region wide to advance our players. We will provide opportunities for the elite level players to develop the skills necessary to play at the college level. All teams will be encouraged to participate in the AAHA Select Programs for women.  We will be actively involved with the development and expansion of girl’s high school hockey, adult women’s leagues, college hockey, and rink learn-to-skate programs for females.

MAWHA will meet the basic need to provide hockey at a reasonable cost to our players. We will keep focused at the grassroots level realizing recreational hockey is where we will build our player base and ensure hockey remains a fun and exciting game for our players to continue throughout their lives.