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Frequently Asked Adult Hockey questions

What is the Hocktober Scramble?

Hocktober Scramble is our early season program, beginning in September and ending in October. Players are grouped into teams combining two levels of play, so there is a wider range of skill levels within these teams than in regular-season teams.

Is there a women-only adult hockey program or team?

There is a Women’s Weasel League that has 10 games (not including playoffs) spread out from October-March. A large group of Bozeman women (who form the weasels travel teams) travel to two or three tournaments a year and hosts a local women's tournament called the "Get Lucky Cup." For more information about the Weasels Women’s Hockey Team, please contact Julie Keck (

Does BAHA offer any pickup hockey?

Yes. Puck Lunch is an adult (18+) pickup hockey game that takes place every Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. See the Puck Lunch page for details, costs, and times. Additional adult pickup hockey games are occasionally scheduled in unused ice slots during the regular season. See the Rink Schedule for specific times.

How do I get on an adult team if I am new to the program?

When you fill out the registration form, please select "unassigned" to indicate that you are new to the league. You will be placed on a team that needs players of your skill level.

What equipment do I need to play hockey?

We encourage players to wear all necessary protective gear on the ice. That includes a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, gloves, breezers (pants), and cups. Full-face masks are also wise. However, our only requirement is that players wear a helmet and half-shield at all times while playing hockey.

Do I need to be experienced in order to play hockey with BAHA?

Not at all! Men and women over the age of 18 have many opportunities to learn and play the great game of hockey, including beginners who have the opportunity to learn all of the hockey basics through our Greenhorn beginner program.

How do I become a hockey referee?

Information about becoming a referee is available on the USA Hockey website. For questions, please visit the Gallatin Hockey Officials' Association website.

How do I file an injury claim with USA Hockey?

Go to the USA Hockey website and follow the links “About USAH” and “Insurance Risk Management.” Much of the important information about filing a claim is listed under “FAQ.” If your question is not answered there, contact the Northern Plains District Risk Manager, who can be found in the “Risk Manager Directory" section of the USA Hockey site.

What does it mean to be a BAHA Member?

BAHA Members are anyone who is registered on a youth or adult team.

What is USA Hockey and why do I need to be a member to join BAHA?

USA Hockey is the governing body of hockey in the United States. BAHA’s youth teams and adult leagues are sanctioned by USA Hockey, so for insurance purposes, all participants in these programs must be registered members. Only USA Hockey sanctioned events are covered (youth practices and games and Adult HHL games). All other events are not covered by USA Hockey insurance (Puck Lunch, Stick & Puck, 3-on-3 tournaments, Public Skating, etc.).

Where can I buy new or used hockey gear (adult or child) in Bozeman?

Here are a few places in the area that sell or buy used or new hockey equipment:

  1. Play It Again Sports (1428 N. 15th Ave.) buys and sells new and used hockey gear and sharpens skates.
  2. Second Wind Sports (15 W. Olive Street) sells and consigns used hockey gear.
  3. Summit Bike and Ski (26 S. Grand Avenue) sell hockey gear and sharpen skates.
  4. Top Shelf Hockey (25B Shawnee Way) sells hockey gear and sharpens skates.
How much does it cost to play hockey with BAHA?

BAHA strives to keep its prices reasonable and affordable in order to make hockey accessible to everyone in the community. Registration costs vary widely depending on the program and level of play desired. Please review our Youth Programs & Prices and Adult Programs & Prices guides for details.

How can I sign up my child or myself to play hockey?

Youth and adult hockey registration is available on our website for the duration of each season’s registration period. Registration for the regular season typically runs from late August until early October. However, we take sign-ups for our Non-Travel Mountain League all season long.

When is hockey season in Bozeman?

The early Youth Hockey and Adult Hockey seasons start at the end of September and run until the end of October. The regular Adult Hockey season starts at the end of October and ends in mid-April. The regular Youth Hockey season also starts at the end of October and ends in early March.

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