About the MGHA

The Madison Gay Hockey Association is the place to learn to skate, play hockey, and have fun! We are a nonprofit, co-ed hockey league for the LGBTQ+ community.

MGHA 2016-2017 League Photo
MGHA 2016-2017 League Photo

Started in 2006 by member Patrick Farabaugh, we have been going strong since. With 150 skaters of all skill levels, MGHA works to provide a safe and fun hockey experience.

We love our fans, so come on out and catch a game…it’s free and fun!

Our Mission Statement

The Madison Gay Hockey Association is an adult developmental ice hockey league for people of all sexualities and gender identifications. We are especially committed to providing opportunities for those who have historically felt uncomfortable in traditional sports settings to learn and teach ice hockey in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We aspire to the highest standards of sportsmanship and promote integration of the wider Madison community into the gay community.


What Gay Hockey Means to Us

Read essays by our former and current MGHA players to learn what this league means to us.


What Others Say About Us

“Hockey has the aura of being a hyper-masculine sport with no place for women or gay men. I like that they [Madison Gay Hockey Association] are breaking down that wall by saying, ‘You have a place with us. You have a place in hockey.'”
Ted Rybka, Director of Sports Media for GLAAD


From Our First Season

Inaugural League Photo, Championship Night, 2006-2007
The first night of the MGHA, October 15, 2006.