September 9, 2009




Robert Doherty (Commissioner), Sandy Blumberg (Deputy Commissioner), Bob Driffill (Treasurer), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Annie Fisher (Statistician), Chris Carcerano (Ice Convener), Nancy Hodge (ACE Coordinator) and Kevin Culbertson (Director-at-Large).











Anaheim Junior Ducks



Los Angeles Jr. Kings



Anaheim Wildcats



LA Hockey Club



California Wave



OC Hockey Club



Bakersfield Dragons



Ontario Eagles



Bay Harbor Red Wings



Pasadena Maple Leafs



Beach City Lightning



San Diego Gulls



California Golden Bears



San Diego Ice Arena



California Stars



San Diego Saints



Channel Islands Riptide



Valencia Express



Jr. Reign



Ventura Mariners/Titans



La Jolla Jaguars



West Valley Wolves/Heat









Lauren Brosamer – California State Games

Norm Kitano – LAHOA


Robert Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.



Louis Soltaro motioned to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2009 meeting.

                                                                                                (motion SECONDED and PASSED)


Commissioner’s Report

Bob introduced guest speaker Lauren Brosamer, California State Games to speak briefly.  Laura Brosamer distributed packets to each of the board members. This year registration is available online and they strongly recommend registering online and early. New for this year they will have a skills competition and they will be charging a gate fee.


Bob Doherty read SCAHA rule 8.02 to the board.

8.02 In the absence of a member club’s President, the member club’s Vice-President(s) or designee who shall be an elected or appointed member of that Club’s Board of Directors may be designated to represent the member club with the same rights as the President. The Club President shall notify the SCAHA Commissioner prior to the meeting who will be attending in his or her absence.


Bob Doherty informed the board that John Silberstein will be sending the presidents an email requesting club documentation (bylaws, financial contracts, list of board of directors, etc.) with a deadline to submit.


Bob Doherty read from a letter he will be sending to the presidents regarding team movement and LOIs. If a team changes level of play prior to the season, then the players’ LOIs are void unless they wish to play at the different level.


Bob Doherty informed the board that three clubs have yet to submit their roster for the season. The deadline to submit the rosters has come and gone.


Deputy Commissioner’s Report

Sandy Blumberg urged the presidents to send reminders to their coaches that penalty minutes in preseason do count. Sandy asked to speak to a Bakersfield representative at the end of the meeting.


Sandy Blumberg asked the presidents to inform the scorekeepers to make sure to print the names of the on ice officials on the game score sheet at the start of the game.


LAHOA Report

Norm Kitano informed the board that the officials are being instructed to initial next to their name at the end of the game. Norm Kitano advised the board that they are requiring their supervisors to attend at least two club meetings. In addition, the supervisors are required to do an evaluation of officials working games in each of the divisions in the respective clubs. This will serve as a teaching tool.


LAHOA uploaded the game schedule into their program. Norm asked the presidents to send him the name and contact of a club representative (could be the president or ice convener) so that they may be able to give them a log on to their program. This will serve as an extra set of eyes to verify that their home games have officials scheduled.


Staff Reports

Member Services – Wendy Goldstein distributed the player fee charts. The amounts were calculated using the preliminary rosters received.


Make sure your coaches are screened and on the compliance list when you add them on supplemental rosters. Also, player-ups are due. The player-up forms must be submitted prior to them playing.


Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano informed the board he was receiving rescheduling requests from teams planning to go to holiday tournaments during the January 2-3 weekend and asking for byes. Chris stated SCAHA based its selection of playing weekends to mirror those of the CAHA mandated weekends. As you know SCAHA rules prohibit rescheduling at the A/B level. At the Tier II level only, rescheduling is permitted. Tier II rescheduled games must be played within 30 days.


There are a couple of Girls’ teams that need to be removed from the preseason schedule because of a CAHA blackout weekend.


The players needed/ wanted list is being updated. Please send him any updates and he will post on the SCAHA web site.


Chris Carcerano stated he needs bench coaches and evaluators for the SCAHA Select camp. He would like to see coaches from each of the clubs.


Statistician – Annie Fisher stated to let her know if any clubs are still in need of the score sheets. She still has some left over from the manager’s meeting. The first suspension list will be sent to all of the clubs shortly.


Treasurer’s Report

Bob Driffill reiterated to the board to submit their player fees. The August financials are not available at this time.


A.C.E. Coordinator

Nancy Hodge asked the board to send her the names of their ACE Coordinators. She has only received information from two clubs. Nancy stated there is a level 1, 2 and 3 at the end of the month, September 25, 26 and 27th at Glacial Gardens, Lakewood.


New Business

There was no new business.


Old Business

Kevin Culbertson reminded the board that the deadline for submitting the scholarship assistance

applications is September 18.


Laura Ryan asked if the CHAMPS information has been updated on the web site. Bob Doherty advised the presidents to send LeAnn the names of their CHAMPS coordinators. All information is updated and available on the web site.



Meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm