MARCH 10, 2004
GLACIAL GARDENS – LAKEWOOD
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Tony Romo,
Deputy Commissioner - Sandy Blumberg, Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Member
Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician - Annie Fisher and Secretary - Shari
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Ducks, Dragons, Red
Wings, Lightning, Bears, Knights, Senators, Stars, Riptide, Coyotes, Sun Devils,
Jr. Ice Dogs, LA Hockey, Jaguars, Jr. Kings, Tigers, Eagles, Panthers, Gulls,
Sabers, Express, Mariners, Wolves & Blackhawks
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Wave & Maple Leafs
Mary Nash – CAHA
Dave Rutherford –
Tony reported that the
Bob Doherty will begin as new Commissioner next month. Sandy will continue as
Deputy Commissioner. Both ran unopposed.
Playoff schedule has been
sent out, few complaints received. Should not be any major changes. Host rinks
will receive packets at end of meeting with playoff information to be posted at
the rinks. For the semi and final games overtime will be two 5 minute sudden
death and then shoot out due to time constraints. Based on CAHA rule if 7 goal
differential will go to running clock, will stay at running clock even if other
team catches up. Teams will wear Home & Away jerseys. No changes allowed. There
will be apparel vendors at all playoff sites, vendor will be at younger playoffs
both days and the older players will be there 1 day of the weekend. Will also be
able to purchase online. Host rinks are the tournament director. Host rinks need
to submit ice invoices. Host pays referees, the same as with home games. Total
up and add to the ice invoice. Checks will be cut after invoices are received.
Scorekeepers are the responsibility of the rink, include in ice cost. Recommend
using experienced scorekeepers.
Larri Woertler moved to
approve minutes for 1/14/04 & 2/18/04 meeting with correction to 2/18/04 minutes
to show that Jr. Kings were present. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
A representative from the
Senators Squirt BB team was present to appeal the Executive Board ruling that
one of their players would not be playoff eligible, due to not enough SCAHA
games played. Discussion followed regarding why player was ineligible. Rick Kent
moved to overturn the Executive Board ruling. Larri Woertler requested further
discussion prior to motion. Question was asked, how many players have requested
playoff eligibility waivers. 3 players requested waivers, which were reviewed by
the Executive Board. Two were approved and this one was denied. One that was
approved was due to mistakes made by club, not rostered properly by the club for
his first 7 games. He did have 12 games. The club was fined and put on
probation. The second player approved was moved from one team to another within
the same club and was short one game due to our schedule and byes. Rick Kent
moved to overturn the Executive Board ruling on player’s playoff eligibility.
Louis Saltera seconded. Yes - 5, No - 17, Abstain – 2. MOTION DID NOT CARRY.
Mary Nash reported that
she is still missing some final rosters. If teams do not submit this can be an
issue next year for PDR. Regarding travel permits 20 teams have outstanding
issues with CAHA. Any team with missing items will not be eligible to go to
Playoffs. Reminder and instructions has previously gone out to all clubs.
Sandy reminded everyone
that last year due to playoff conduct penalty reviews were conducted during
playoffs. Any penalty review this year during playoffs will be held in
Riverside. Keep an eye on parents and players behavior, especially players who
will be aging out.
LAHOA has submitted a
proposal with a 5% increase, which has just been received. Increase is for
referee, not for annual fee. Suggestion was made to add an additional 5% to
budgets for proposed increase in referee fees. More information should be
available at next meeting.
In addition it has been
suggested that clubs do not solicit BB teams during tryouts this year.
Discussion followed. Larri Woertler moved to only have teams declare as A or B,
take out BB until time of declaration if needed for purposes of parity. BB will
be removed from Letters of Intent. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Delinquency list will be
released 5/01/04; names are due to Wendy by 4/15/04. Players must be notified by
Dave Rutherford from Prosharp made a presentation of automatic skate sharpening machine. Looking to place machines in club and revenue share. You would have the machine, easy to use and automatic. The clubs would sell the smart card, which is used to run the machine.
No report this month.
Wendy reminded everyone
that delinquency letters need to be sent two weeks prior to placing on list.
Names are due by 4/15/04 for list, which will be released on 5/01/04.
Annie distributed to each
club the latest team penalty minute stats. It was asked if we wanted to open up
the stats on Sportability in April after playoffs are complete same as last
year. Books were done last year for those that wanted to purchase. Charge for
books will be $35.00 to cover printing costs.
Distributed to playoff
venues were the score sheets, schedule and posters for the rinks. Will email to
the venues a summary sheet to fax back each evening with the game scores,
Lisa England inquired if
there was follow-up to the excess funds discussion last month. Larri Woertler
recommended that it be tabled until next month.
Meeting adjourned 9:30 pm.