News and Announcements
REVISED May 13, 2019
Here is the information for our Annual General Meeting. We hope to see you all there.
When: Thursday May 16
Where: Northbury Hotel (Formerly the Lexington)
On August 20th, 2018, the SMHA Board of Directors motioned to retain MLA Law to review and rewrite the SMHA Constitution. This work is now complete and the new Constitution will be presented at the AGM for member approval. The new Constitution will be posted to this post next week. Please review in preparation for the AGM.
The document SMHA_Bylaw_FINAL_DRAFT.pdf was attached to this post.
We are pleased to inform you that the following AA and A teams have now confirmed coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
Minor Midget AA – Coach Marc Tardif – Manager Kevin Tarini
Minor Bantam AA – Coach Al Cross – Manager Heather Reid
Minor Peewee AA – TBD
Atom AA – Coach Steve Marshfield – Manager Derek D’Angelo
Minor Atom AA – Coach Joey Dupuis – Manager Rob Malo
Peewee A – Adam Vendette – Manager Nigel Croome
Minor Peewee A – TBD
Minor Atom A – We are still seeking applications for this age group.
Thank you to all those that applied.
We look forward to watching the development this season.
The application is attached to this posting.
The document 2019-2020_SMHA_Coaching_Application.docx was attached to this post.
Congratulations on a very successful season.
Good Luck at the OHF’s in April.
On January 1, 2019, we provided you with some information on how Sudbury Minor Hockey would proceed with AAA Minor and Major Bantam this upcoming season.
We applied for Minor and Major Bantam AAA cards with the NOHA by the January 20 deadline.
The Vice President of Rep Hockey and the Executive Director attended an interview with the NOHA board on January 26 in North Bay to defend the reason for our application.
The NOHA supported our endeavour and provided a letter of support along with our application, to the OHF for final approval since they had a moratorium on all new AAA teams in the Province and it would be discussed at their meetings on the weekend of February 23-24, 2019.
On February 26th we received a letter from the NOHA on behalf of the OHF seeking additional information.
On March 4, the SMHA board held a special meeting to discuss how we would respond to this request.
At that meeting it was ultimately decided that we would remain status quo for this season and look to put the effort in to rebuilding our programs by developing our players in order to be able to offer true AAA programs to our players in the future.
What this means is that SMHA will not be hosting Minor or Major Bantam AAA teams. Anyone in those age groups that will be seeking a release must contact the SMHA office to obtain one. Your 2018-2019 season team will be contacted to ensure there are no outstanding financial obligations and if all clear, a release will be provided.
Please be aware, this will only be effective at the Minor and Major Bantam AAA age groups.
We appreciate your patience. In the end we feel this is the right decision for the players of SMHA.
Yours in Hockey,
Sudbury Minor Hockey Association
Board of Directors
MINOR MIDGET AA SKATE TIMES – REVISED APRIL 19
Tryout times – revised Mar 22
Please see the attached document outlining this years tryout times for all Triple A, Double A and Single A teams being held in District 8 for the 2019-2020 season.
Use the following link to Pre-register for tryouts.
Each category (AAA, AA and A) will require a separate pre-registration but please do not complete them all at once. For example, if your child is trying out for AAA and AA, wait until he/she gets cut from AAA to complete the AA pre-registration. This way if he/she makes the AAA team he/she is not on the AA list with a coach expecting them.
Good Luck to All!
The document SPRING_TRYOUTS-2019-2020.xlsx was attached to this post.