New to Hockey?

Are you/your family new to hockey? On this page, you will find information to help you and your family get started with hockey! It includes links to various resources that address hockey equipment FAQ's: how-to videos, step-by-step tutorials, hockey websites, rule books, handbooks, and etc. Click on the buttons and/or images below to learn more.

In order to join MHA, your player(s) will need to register with USA Hockey and get their USA Hockey number. Click on the button below to register.

USA Hockey Information for Parents

Morgantown Hockey Association follows the USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). ADM is an athlete-centered, coach-enhanced, administrator-supported framework that aims to help all individuals realize their athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle. Tp play hockey with MHA, you'll need to register your child through USA Hockey.

How-to Video Links for Parents/Kids

Notes About Skate Blades

Skate blades are both fragile and dangerous. It is important that skate blades be sharpened and cared for properly in order for your skater to perform at their best. Never walk or stand on hard surfaces (concrete, wood, stone, metal, etc) without skate guards on your blades. Always keep skate blades clean and dry so that they do not rust.

Often parents/players develop a loyalty to places that do a good job sharpening skates. For new parents, a couple popular places for MHA families is at Morgantown Ice Arena or at Pure Hockey in Canonsburg, PA. Most rinks in the Pittsburgh area have pro shops that offer sharpening, so parents often get skates sharpened while traveling for games/tournaments.

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