To provide an opportunity for youth in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Hadley, Sunderland, Belchertown and surrounding communities to play organized hockey. To instill a sense of honesty, courage, and respect in our youth, as well as teach t

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The Amherst Hockey Association along with USA Hockey takes the sport of hockey very seriously, and along with the fun and excitement of the game, we are just as serious when it comes to injuries and, of course, injury prevention. We hope you will read and appreciate this important educational and informative content so that all players have the opportunity to enjoy the game and all it has to offer. Please, where applicable, we suggest sharing these topics with your children as well. Education is the best way to reduce player injuries.


USA Hockey has a new Concussion Management Program starting with the 2019-20 season. A player removed from athletic activities due to a suspected concussion must have the following form signed by their medical provider in order to return to practices and games: 

Please contact AHA VP of Hockey OperationsThomas St. Laurent at with any questions.