Posted by Sudbury Minor Hockey Association on Feb 11 2023 at 07:30PM PST

We would like to provide an update to our SMHA families on our AAA program. We understand the concerns expressed recently with the reinstatement our AAA cards for the upcoming season.

We have been asked about the results of our recent survey in relation to whether we should continue with one or two AAA teams in Sudbury. Based on the survey results, our membership was split on whether to continue with one AAA team. Regardless of the survey results, our reasons for reinstating our AAA cards were related to having placed our cards on a one year leave of absence. After the one year leave of absence, they either must be reinstated, or we lose them completely. Given the unforeseen challenges and difficulties faced with implementing one AAA team this year, we were not in a position to give up these cards completely and felt it was in the best interests of our SMHA families to hold on to our cards while we determine a path forward. We continue to engage with the other associations in Sudbury and the NOHA to find solutions to this issue. We ask for your patience as we determine next steps.