The Mound Westonka Hockey Association seeks to provide a community and volunteer-driven program to promote the growth and development of our players. Our Association works to promote a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes participation and improves players' skills while developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence.
Mound Westonka Hockey Association
P.O. Box 266
Mound, MN 55364
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The MWHA and Orono Boards have, agreed unanimously, to extend the current co-operative agreement between the two associations to include U12 starting with the 2015-2016 season.
Message from Lee Goehring, Orono Youth Hockey Association:
After several years of various Girls co-op partnerships with Westonka, and a successful pilot this year adding in U10’s, we are making further changes to start next year. Last night the OYHA Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor to complete the co-op across all levels, so we are adding U12 to the co-op next year.
Globally, girls numbers continue to decline across all of USA Hockey, so we voted to take control of the situation and protect our future. Other medium and small associations have not been able to weather the storm, as mergers continue to form at youth and even high school levels across the state. This year Orono had roughly 90 girl players, but that is projected to drop to only 60 players as soon as 2017, so something had to be done to protect our program.
We are excited to finalize this full partnership with Westonka, as it strengthens our ability to build a sustainable Girls program over the foreseeable future. Posted on our website today is a memo of recommendation from our Coaches Board that outlines future player estimates, the factors we considered, and even has FAQ’s to help answer questions you may have.
Should you have questions please contact Mark Studebaker, President.
For the 2015-2016 season Mound Westonka has strengthened its partnership with the Orono Girls program by extending the cooperative agreement to cover U6 - U12 programs. The MWHA has also partnered with Orono and maintains a separate Orono-Westonka Girls website to help with calendars, information and team communications for all of the girls programs. Registration will be through each player’s home association.
Click on the link to the left to be re-directed to the site.