MARCH 10, 2004




Commissioner – Tony Romo, Deputy Commissioner - Sandy Blumberg, Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Member Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician - Annie Fisher and Secretary - Shari Osborn 


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 


Wave & Maple Leafs  


Mary Nash – CAHA

Dave Rutherford – Prosharp Presentation 

Commissioner Tony Romo called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. 


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 4/01/04.  

Time to form Rules Committee, so that can come back to April meeting with recommended rule changes. Changes could affect tryouts in May.  

Larry Cahn from San Diego Gulls reported that each year the San Diego Gulls and La Jolla Jaguars have had included in their SCAHA fees an approximate $5.00 per player fee paid to LAHOA. Because their teams do not fall under LAHOA, the fee is not paid to LAHOA. Estimate average cost per team is $75.00, requesting that this year these clubs be reimbursed for these fees. Laura Ryan moved for the two San Diego area teams, 6 teams La Jolla $450.00, 8 teams Gulls $600.00 for a total of $1,050.00 be reimbursed for this past season of fees. If no resolution this upcoming season, do not charge the $75.00 per team fee for the upcoming season. Larri Woertler requested amendment to motion: Reimbursement is at $75.00 per each registered non-tier 1 teams. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 


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. 

Playoff venues have received playoff packets. Managers will need to bring roster labels for the score sheets. 


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, suspensions, etc.  


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.  

Next meeting is April 14th in Lakewood. 

Meeting adjourned 9:30 pm.