Frequently Asked Adult Hockey questions

What is the Hocktober Scramble?

Hocktober Scramble is our early season program, beginning in September and ending in October. Teams play two games per week for a duration of approximately five weeks. Players are grouped into teams accommodating two levels of play instead of four, 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 Anna at alau@gallatinice.org

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. Haynes Hockey League levels include Novice (D3), Intermediate (IVY), Rec, Over 40+, Over 60, and Power leagues.

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