FEBRUARY 18, 2004
GLACIAL GARDENS -
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Tony
Romo, Deputy Commissioner - Sandy Blumberg, Associate Director – Jerry Wilhite,
Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Ace Coaching Coordinator – Larry Bruyere,
Member Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician - Annie Fisher and Secretary -
Dragons, Red Wings,
Lightning, Stars, Bears, Knights, Wave, Riptide, Sun Devils, Jr. Ice Dogs, Jr.
Hockey, Eagles, Panthers, Gulls, Sabers, Express, Mariners, & Wolves
Coyotes, Jaguars, Tigers, Maple Leafs & Blackhawks
Tony reported that the
Championship games will be held at the Long Beach Ice Arena. Division with four
teams will have their games during the week of semi-finals (3/20 – 3/21.)
Jerry Wilhite reported
that the excess funds previously reported in SCAHA accounts will be available to
benefit the league. As head of the committee looking into way to have the funds
best benefit the league, they have come up with a few ideas. 207 players will be
aging out and only 152 new mite players. Over 600 players will be aging out over
next two years. At this time the league needs to focus on how to get more kids
in the league how to promote youth hockey in Southern California for all clubs.
One suggestion was to
put a portion of the money into an endowment, the monies earned from the
endowment could be used for the scholarship program.
was to turn the Mite & Squirt B season into 2 mini seasons. Each season would be
10 weeks long. This would lower the cost and also allow players to have less
ACE COACHING COORDINATOR REPORT
Larry reported that the
scheduling committee met and is suggesting that SCAHA no longer schedule Tier
games. Next year the schedule will only have 20 weeks due to Labor Day later
this year, Christmas and New Years fall on Saturday and also black out weekends
for PreSelect, Select and holiday weekends. With tryouts and declarations
earlier this year, should be able to put together schedule earlier this year.
Larry Bruyere moved that once Exhibition is done and team declarations are in
then we distribute the Master Schedule. Some teams will be requesting changes;
change must be made at least one week in advance and mutual. Requesting team
must pay cost. If necessary Arbitrator will step in (most likely Ice Convenor)
if no resolution then requesting team would forfeit. If the requesting team is
the visiting team, they will be responsible for cost of ice for home team. SCAHA
will not be scheduling Tier games. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Ron White stated that the Southwest League will be putting together a California Tier Schedule. It will be a voluntary and penalty based schedule. The schedule will meet 100% CAHA requirement. Discussion followed regarding CAHA allowing Tier teams to drop as late as October.
No report this month.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Sandy reminded everyone
that clubs should begin sending out their delinquent notices. Members must have
minimum two week written notice prior to be placed on the delinquency list.
Suggest sending by certified mail to show proof of mailing notice.
In addition there is
concern regarding Midgets aging out and misbehavior will not be tolerated.
Penalty will be reviewed and additional penalties assessed if necessary. Abuse
of officials will receive 1 year suspension. Any touching of official will be
considered abuse of official.
Suggest club begin
looking at financial agreements and making a final review before going to press.
Be consistent, ask for assistance if needed.
Wendy reported that she
has more STOP patches available. Reminder CAHA rule all players must have the
STOP patch on and in the correct spot. Must be a reasonable location.
Notices are going to
club registrar of any fees owed. Request was made that copy of notice also go to
club president. Credential packages are due Friday, February 20th.
Managers have been doing a good job this year.
Annie reminded everyone
that scores sheets need to be submitted as soon as possible in order to update
stats and close a week or two after season end.
Tony reported that Nic
Rotolo a Norcal player recently passed away during a game. CAHA has made a
donation to assist the family.
Also reminded everyone
that Cindi has been posting various ticket offers from Kings, Ducks and Ice Dogs
on the SCAHA website.
Tony reported that he
has received calls from some of the rinks that some teams are not carrying 1st
Aid Kits. Remind teams to always carry their 1st Aid Kits.
Tony also reported that
at last month’s meeting Chris Carcerano had been appointed as SCAHA Ice
Convenor. Dave Monshaw received a prorated fee for his work on the first part of
the schedule and recommend that Chris receive the balance of fees budgeted for
the Ice Convenor. Ron White moved to have the balance of fees paid to Chris
Carcerano for his work on the schedule. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Tony reminded everyone
that the election for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner were upcoming.
Ballots are due by February 29th. So far have received one self
nomination for Commissioner by Valarie Broadhead. Any other nominations need to
be forwarded to Shari by the deadline.