The Glacier Hockey League (GHL) winter season has nine divisions to accommodate players of varying skill levels.  Players register either as part of a team or as a free agent (instructions below). Team jerseys are provided for the winter season, which players keep at the end of the season.

Divisions & Nights

DivisionDescriptionNightNumber of Teams
CupHighly-advanced players with pro, college or junior hockey experienceWednesdaysMaximum of six
AdvancedAdvanced-level players with junior or high school experienceMondaysMaximum of six
CompetitiveUpper intermediate-level players with limited youth hockey experienceSundaysMaximum of 12
IntermediateIntermediate-level players with limited adult hockey experience (Bitterroot is higher conference; Clark Fork is lower Tuesdays, plus one Sunday game per weekMaximum of 16
NoviceLower-intermediate players with minimal adult hockey experience. (Jumbo is higher conference; Sentinel is lower). No slap shotsSundaysMaximum of 14
Hang Loose APlayers 35 and older of Cup/Advanced/Competitive levelThursdaysMaximum of 6
Hang Loose BPlayers 35 and older of Intermediate levelThursdaysMaximum of 8
Hang Loose CPlayers 35 and older of Novice and Intermediate level, or those looking for a more laid-back division (no slap shots)MondaysMaximum of 6
Women'sWomen's-only division of all skill levelsWednesdaysMaximum of 6

Nights and divisions are subject to change, based on registration numbers. Each team must have a minimum of 12 players.


Winter league begins November 3 and runs 14 weeks through February, with single-elimination playoffs beginning in March. Finals in each division will be a best of three series and will be played the week of March 22-27. There is a two-week break over the holidays (December 22-January 4) and one week over spring break (March 16-21, 2020).


Players: $250 until October 19 | $300 October 20 and later

Payment plans will be available for a $20 fee. 60% is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance will be charged on January 5.

Goalies: $125

Each registration fee includes a $5 capital improvement fund fee that goes towards future rink capital projects.

All players must register with USA Hockey to play in the GHL. You cannot register for the league without a USA Hockey number.


Registration is only available online. Team registration opens September 12 (returning teams will receive registration code from captain), and free agent registration opens September 30. Players registering as free agents will be placed on teams through the captains’ draft on October 29. Team requests from free agents will not be honored.

Online registration will close Sunday, October 27 at 11:59 pm. All registered free agents will be placed in the draft on October 29. Online registration will reopen on Wednesday, October 30.

See our Financial Policies for information on registration refunds.


Team sponsors are still needed for the winter season! Sponsors help offset the cost of operating the league, which keeps costs down for players. If you know of a business who might be interested in sponsoring, contact Laura or download a sponsorship information packet.



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