NOVEMBER 12, 2003
GLACIAL GARDENS -
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Tony Romo,
Deputy Commissioner - Sandy Blumberg, Associate Director – Jerry Wilhite,
Treasurer – Curt Castagna, Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Ace Coaching
Coordinator – Larry Bruyere, Member Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician -
Annie Fisher and Secretary - Shari Osborn
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Ducks, Dragons, Red
Wings, Lightning, Stars, Bears, Knights, Wave, Riptide, Coyotes, Sun Devils, Jr.
Ice Dogs, Jaguars, Tigers, Panthers, Gulls, Sabers, Express, Mariners, Wolves &
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Senators, Jr. Kings,
Eagles & Maple Leafs
Lou Castella – LA Hockey
Commissioner Tony Romo
called the meeting to order at 7:50 p.m.
Tony discussed the recent
fires and reported that the Simi Valley rink had to cancel games due to road
closures. Riverside and San Diego was hardest hit, no games were cancelled. Pat
Carrigan of California Stars reported that one of their Mite players did lose
his home. Club is assisting with donations and fundraisers to assist family.
Curt distributed for
review the current financial reports. The 2002/2003 tax returns have been
completed and filed. The league is current and financially sound. Current
balance sheet reflects $236,757 in three accounts. Profit and Loss is okay in
every category. Registration fees due from five clubs. Only account currently
over in the Profit & Loss is accounting fees, should be no additional expenses
this year. There is no budget for the CAHA pre-camp, expenses to date $850.
Deposit; Check Detail and Transaction detail was also reviewed. Bob Driffel
moved to approve financial reports. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Wendy reported that she
has more STOP patches available. Have already gone through 5000 and need to
reorder more. Remember to distribute to new players.
Annie distributed penalty
minutes and missing score sheet reports. Game misconduct report will be sent out
The October minutes were
distributed for review. Question was asked regarding Tier playoff dates,
incorrect date is reflected in minutes. Tier playoffs should be 3rd
weekend of February. Lisa England moved to approved minutes. MOTION WAS
SECONDED AND CARRIED.
ACE COACHING COORDINATOR REPORT
Larry reported that the
last coaching clinic this year will be December 6th for Level 1 & 2.
December 13th for Level 3. Associates will be held in Lakewood and
Intermediate in Anaheim.
ICE CONVENOR REPORT
Tony reported that Chris
Carcerano, Dave Bigelow, Ken Cronk and William Haggerty are working together as
a committee on the second half of the schedule with Bortz Media. Chris is the
contact person for the committee. Ice slots are due. Bakersfield ice rink is now
regarding scheduling of exhibition games and lead time of game notification. It
was also reported that the Squirt B girl teams decided not to join in the
Tony introduced Lou
Castella of LA Hockey. He was present to petition to allow LA Hockey to join the
league. Lou stated that during tryouts they followed all SCAHA rules and
requests. Questions and answers followed regarding club information. Vote was
taken to allow LA Hockey into SCAHA. Yes – 15, No – 5. Vote did not pass, need
to have full 2/3 vote of all existing clubs. They are still eligible to apply
Raoul Smyth made request
that the board review expanding the playoff slots in the larger divisions.
Discussion followed regarding expanding the playoff slots. It was suggested that
a couple slots be added to the larger divisions. Raoul would like to have
someone look into cost of adding teams. It was also stated that a review of
stats would be needed and discussed at next meeting. Raoul will research and
present at next meeting.
Tony reported that the
Jr. Ducks were requesting a donation from the league for their Quebec team. It
was stated that the Wave did not request donation and donations were not made
last year. No motion was made.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Sandy reported that that
has been a marked increase in Match Penalties. They are currently three up for
review. One review was conducted tonight and two more pending. LAHOA has stated
that referees have received further training during their seminars on what to
look for when a Match is appropriate and when it is not. Based on the types of
infractions being seen, doubt that anything has changed. Seeing an increase of
kids who are making the sport unsafe. Coach needs to control bench, if player is
upset, sit the player. Have also received quite a few complaints regarding
referees being proactive before games are out of hand. At last SCAHA Executive
meeting Art Kitano was appointed as Referee in Chief, he was previously CAHA
Referee in Chief. He will be watching and reviewing referees. Complaints have
been coming in regarding referees being late, it was suggested that clocks be
put into referees’ room at that rinks. There has been a definite decrease in two
man games from first week, except for San Diego. Talks have begun with San Diego
officials hoping to be able to get an officials contract.
Lisa England reported
that the SCAHA Pre-Select Camp applications will be sent out at the end of the
week. She wanted to send thanks to the registrar for assisting with the address
labels. Still need coach volunteers. Larry Bruyere will be the head coach at
Healthsouth, need additional candidate for Riverside. First 34 applications
received in each age group will be selected for the Pre-camp. 1st
session will be skills, 2nd and 3rd session will be
scrimmages. Six coaches are needed for each group for bench and selection
committee. Jerseys have been ordered.
It was asked when the
games will be rescheduled that was cancelled due to fires. Response was that the
clubs need to work together to coordinate the rescheduling of the games and go
through club ice convenors and club presidents. Also be sure to notify Chris
Dave Monshaw reminded
everyone that at the last meeting it was discussed regarding odd team divisions;
need to decide which games will be thrown out. It was discussed that there would
need to be a date drawn as to which game would not count. Dave Marzullo motion
to hold a random draw at the January meeting to determine the game number, which
will not be counted. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Lisa England inquired as
to why some weeks teams have byes and then two games in one weekend. It was
stated that the byes were due to Southwest league.
Next meeting is January
14th in Lakewood.