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2019 Bulldogs Summer Hockey School

Click here for .pdf of brochure:  2019 AVB Hockey School Brochure

Group 1 $250.

Group 2 $250.

Group 3 $125.

Proposed Changes to AVMHA Bylaws

The AVMHA Executive has approved the following amendments to the AVMHA Bylaws.  These amendments were presented to the membership at the AGM on May 15th 2019 and approved.  These changes will  take effect at the AGM in 2020.


Current AVMHA Constitution & Bylaws

(11 pages .pdf)


 

By-Law 3: MeetingsParagraph: 3

Rationale:

To ensure a quorum is present for management committee meeting, representing the additional 3 proposed and elected members.

Current Wording:

Management Committee Meetings shall be held monthly and at the call of the President. A quorum consisting of not less than 4 of the (7) seven of members of the Executive Committee must be in attendance for the Management Committee Meeting to take place.

Changes to read:

Management Committee Meetings shall be held monthly and at the call of the President. A quorum consisting of not less than  6 of the 10 (ten) of members of the Executive Committee must be in attendance for the Management Committee Meeting to take place.


By-Law 4: VotingParagraph: (d)

Rationale:

To increase the number of elected members, bringing AVMHA in line with other associations of the same size.

Current Wording:

Voting for the vacant officers positions shall be in the following order: • President • Vice President • Treasurer • Registrar • Secretary • Director at Large A • Director at Large B, depending upon which positions are up for election.

Changes to read:

Voting for the vacant officers positions shall be in the following order: • President • Vice President • Treasurer • Registrar • Secretary • Director at Large A • Director at Large B • Director at Large C • Director at Large D • Director at Large E, depending upon which positions are up for election.


By-Law 5: OFFICERS, DUTIES AND POWERS  – Paragraph:  1 – 2

Rationale:

To increase the number of elected members, bringing AVMHA in line with other associations of the same size.

Current Wording:

1. The officers of the Association shall be, the Past President, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar and two Director at Large.

2. The following officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting for the terms shown below:

a) President, Director at Large A, Treasurer, Registrar will be elected in odd numbered years for a 2 year term

b) Vice-President, Director at Large B, Secretary will be elected in even numbered years for a 2 year term.

Changes to read:

1. The officers of the Association shall be, the Past President, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, and five Director at Large.

2. The following officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting for the terms shown below:

a) President, Director at Large A, Treasurer, Registrar, Director at Large C, will be elected in odd numbered years for a 2 year term

b) Vice-President, Director at Large B, Secretary, Director at Large D, and Director at Large E will be elected in even numbered years for a 2 year term.


By-Law 5: OFFICERS, DUTIES AND POWERS  – Paragraph: 7

Rationale:

To ensure that the directors who choose to occupy a position with the Association will remain current and knowledgeable with all information to act in their official capacity.

Current Wording:  (none)

Changes to read:

It should be the intention of every director to uphold the responsibilities of their position by attending executive meetings, or in extreme cases make alternate arrangements. Any elected member of the executive having not attended three (3) consecutive meetings may be subject to removal by the Executive Committee. The member shall have an opportunity to meet with the committee of a whole to determine alternative solutions prior to such removal.


By-Law 5: OFFICERS, DUTIES AND POWERS Paragraph: 9

Rationale:

To ensure that the position of president of the association remains he/she who is elected by the association.

Current Wording:

The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, have all the powers and duties of the President.

NOTE: The Vice President shall carry out other duties as may be specified from time to time in the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual.

Changes to read:

The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, have all the powers and duties of the President. Should the President vacate the position, the Vice President will have all the duties & Powers of the President until the next AGM when the position will be up for election.

NOTE: The Vice President shall carry out other duties as may be specified from time to time in the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual.


By-Law 6: COMMITTEES, DUTIES AND POWERSParagraph: 1

Rationale:

To increase the number of elected members, bringing AVMHA in line with other associations of the same size.

Current Wording:

The Management Committee shall oversee the operations and function of the association as prescribed by the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual. The Management Committee shall consist of:

a) Officers of the Association as elected at the Annual General Meeting: President – Vice-President – Director at Large A – Director at Large B – Secretary – Treasurer – Registrar – Past President. – plus –

b) Coordinators as appointed by the Executive following the Annual General Meeting: Equipment Coordinator – Coaching Coordinator – Referee in Chief – Fund Raising/Sponsorship Coordinator – Public Relations Coordinator – Gaming & Licensing Coordinator – Initiation Program Coordinator – Risk Management Coordinator – Female Player Coordinator – Competitive/Development Team Coordinator – Recreational Team Coordinator. – plus –

c) Divisional Managers as appointed by the officers following the Annual General Meeting: From the Recreational teams: one person from each division, female teams being inclusive. Mites Division Manager – Novice Division Manager – Atom Division Manager – Peewee Division Manager – Bantam Division Manager – Midget Division Manager.

d) From the Competitive teams: one person from each division, female teams being inclusive. Atom Development Team Manager – Peewee Team Manager – Bantam Team Manager – Midget Team Manager. – plus

e) The past president (for the term outlined in Bylaw 5.7)

Changes to read:

The Management Committee shall oversee the operations and function of the association as prescribed by the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual. The Management Committee shall consist of:

a) Officers of the Association as elected at the Annual General Meeting: President – Vice-President – Director at Large A – Director at Large B – Director at Large C – Director at Large D- Director at Large E– Secretary – Treasurer – Registrar  – Past President and Honorary Life Members – plus

b) Coordinators as appointed by the Executive following the Annual General Meeting: Equipment Coordinator – Ice Allocator – Coaching Coordinator – Referee in Chief – Fund Raising/Sponsorship Coordinator – Public Relations Coordinator – Gaming & Licensing Coordinator – Initiation Program Coordinator – Risk Management Coordinator – Female Player Coordinator – Competitive/Development Team Coordinator – Recreational Team Coordinator. – plus –

c) Divisional Managers as appointed by the officers following the Annual General Meeting: From the Recreational teams: one person from each division, female teams being inclusive. Mites Division Manager – Novice Division Manager – Atom Division Manager – Peewee Division Manager – Bantam Division Manager – Midget Division Manager.

d) From the Competitive teams: one person from each division, female teams being inclusive. Atom Development Team Manager – Peewee Team Manager – Bantam Team Manager – Midget Team Manager. – plus

e) The past president (for the term outlined in Bylaw 5.7) plus honorary lifetime members as per By-law 1.8(b)


 

2019 Awards Banquet

April 5, 2019 – AVMHA Awards Banquet was held at Glenwood Centre to a full house.  Thank you to Granny’s Chicken & Quality Foods for providing the dinner (Pizza, chicken, salads, vegetable trays).
Here are the highlights:


Team Player Awards went to:

 

Atom Team 1 – Tigers Coach:  Mike Foster

  • Most Dedicated Player – Linden Higgins
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Dean Holcombe
  • Most Improved Player – Jean Smit

Atom Team 2 – Knights Coaches:  Brad Golbeck, Katie Isherwood

  • Most Dedicated Player – Alex Fred
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Aiden Wilson
  • Most Improved Player – Sierra Scott

Atom Team 3 – Vicious Grapes Coaches:  Kerri Poirier, Jasmine Meikle

  • Most Dedicated Player – Malcolm Shillito
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Gavin Saran
  • Most Improved Player – Lane Dumont

Atom Development Coaches Shai Porter, Mike Doucette, Dan Cheetham, Kord Kozocari.

  • Most Dedicated Player – Deacon Massop
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Mackenzie Alarie
  • Most Improved Player – Bennett Moes

Peewee Team 1 – Coaches:  Kyle Penner, Keith Austin, Tyler Brown, Ryan Sexton

  • Most Dedicated Player – Kaleena Penner
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Justin Barrowcliff
  • Most Improved Player – Tony Nickel

Peewee Team 2 – Coaches:  Rob Ivezich, Chris McCollister, Kyle Alarie

  • Most Dedicated Player – Hunter Alarie
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Kaitlyn Saunders
  • Most Improved Player – Josh Sutherland

Peewee Tier 3 – Coaches:  Mike Souchuck, Shawn Austin, Trevor Ruel

  • Most Dedicated Player – Jace Fedirchuk
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Brynn Austin
  • Most Improved Player – Alex McKenzie

Bantam Team 1 – Coaches:  Bob King, Curtis Buxton, Mike Cole

  • Most Dedicated Player – Ryshard Pouliot
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Jimmy Cook
  • Most Improved Player – River O’Neil-Johns

Bantam Team 2 – Coaches:  Steve Tramer, Kelly Brossoit, Trevor Ruel, Mike Bray.

  • Most Dedicated Player – Ryann Tramer
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Wiley Olson
  • Most Improved Player – Aiden Poirier-Barnes

Bantam Tier 3 – Coaches:  Wade Nicklin, Shawn Banman, Matt Netzer.

  • Most Dedicated Player – Jacob Hebert
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Blake Moore
  • Most Improved Player – Hudson Swann

Midget Team 1 – Coaches:  Brent Rose, Scott Rushton, Dave Shanks.

  • Most Dedicated Player – Mason Maddison
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Zakeysha Corey
  • Most Improved Player – Austin Kuc

Midget Team 2 – Underdogs – Coaches:  Ryan Dwolinsky, Kord Kozocari

  • Most Dedicated Player – Jordan Villafane
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Brad Kozocari
  • Most Improved Player – Cody Sutherland

Midget Tier 3 – Coaches:  Shawn Elder, Kevin Erickson, Brock Elder

  • Most Dedicated Player – John Pley
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Noah Braiden
  • Most Improved Player – Carson Steel

Individual Awards presented:

Jessica States Memorial Award

  • Brynn Austin

Rookie Referee of the Year

  • Ethan Sutherland

Top Referee of the Year

  • Riley Swanson

Coach of the Year

  • Ryan Dwolinsky

Volunteer of the Year (Marilyn Gibson Trophy)

  • Sarah Bielert

Above & Beyond:

  • Karen Kozocari

“Bantam Bulldogs Head for Provincial Championship” AV News


Bantam rep hockey team defeated Powell River in best-of-three series

Elena RardonMar. 4, 2019 Alberni Valley News Local Sports

The Alberni Valley T3 Bantam Bulldogs collected the Island District Champions banner and punched their ticket to the provincial championships with a win against the Powell River Kings on Sunday, March 3.
The Bantam Bulldogs went undefeated in round robin play during the Island League playoffs, and a win against Saanich in the semi-finals led them to a best-of-three series against Powell River for the Tier 3 banner.

The Bulldogs lost their first game in Powell River, shutout 3-0 by the home team, but bounced back at home with a 4-1 win on Saturday, March 2 and a 5-2 win on Sunday.
“They played excellent,” said head coach Wade Nicklin on Sunday. “They grinded it out until the end.”
Hudson Swann opened the scoring just 10 minutes into the first period, and Blake Moore doubled the lead with just over a minute remaining in the first. In the second period, Powell River scored one to cut the lead in half, but Alberni’s Mason Cannon added another to put the home team up 3-1.

Scoring in the third period went back and forth. Powell River added one more goal and Port Alberni added two, with Brett Bilodeau scoring once and Cannon netting his second of the game.

Alberni Valley goaltender Jake Hebert stood tall to hold his team in the game, and the Bulldogs finished with a 5-2 win.
“Jake played stellar,” said Nicklin after the game. “He was solid in the net.”
With their win on Sunday, the Bulldogs are now headed to the Tier 3 Championships for bantam rep hockey, which will be held in Port Hardy from March 17-20.

“We’ll take it one step at a time,” said Nicklin. “We’ll get a few good practices in, then go there in a good mood.”

 

“All Female Officiating Crew” AV News

 

From left to right: Avery Cole, Kylie Scott and Nicole Gagnon. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Alberni Valley hockey tournament features all-female officiating crew

The three officials went through Alberni Valley Minor Hockey program

The most recent Bryan Mason Memorial Tournament at the Alberni Valley Multiplex featured something a little unusual—a game with an all-female officiating crew.
Kylie Scott, Nicole Gagnon and Avery Cole all grew up in Port Alberni and started playing hockey with the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association (AVMHA) at a young age. It was through the AVMHA that they picked up an interest in officiating, as well. Minor hockey players with the club can start officiating as soon as they turn 12 years old.
“I started as young as you can,” explained Scott, who is currently a student at the University of Victoria. She comes back to her hometown of Port Alberni during breaks to volunteer with the local hockey club. “I thought it was cool and wanted to try it.”
Gagnon learned about the opportunity from Scott. “I found out you could get work experience, so I got involved,” she explained.
Gagnon currently attends North Island College in Port Alberni, and strives to balance school with work and volunteering. “I try not to overwork myself,” she added.
Cole is currently a student at Alberni District Secondary School and also plays bantam hockey with the AVMHA. “I definitely like playing more [than officiating],” she said. “I play on three different teams. Sometimes it’s a lot.”
Scott, who referees in Victoria, had a chance last year to officiate at a female peewee provincial tournament in Dawson Creek. Although there are many female players involved in hockey in Port Alberni, the AVMHA doesn’t have any all-female teams yet, which made it an unusual experience for Scott.
“It was awesome,” she said. “Terrifying, but awesome. It was different, because it was girls’ hockey, and we don’t have that here. That was a really cool experience.”
Scott says she likes officiating, rather than playing, because you get to see the “other side” of hockey.
“You just get a different perspective of the game,” she explained.
Gagnon, meanwhile, says she doesn’t necessarily like one or the other more.
“I like being on the ice as much as possible,” she said. “Officiating helps you play so much better because you know more of the rules. You know what’s going to happen.”
According to Francois Warren, the AVMHA referee-in-chief, it is “a bit of an oddity” to have all three girls on the ice at the same time. On Saturday, the three of them made up the whole officiating crew for one game, with Scott acting as referee and Gagnon and Cole as the linespersons.
“It definitely doesn’t happen very often,” he said.
“Every four or five games there will be two of us on the ice,” explained Gagnon.
“But with me in school, it doesn’t really happen this year,” added Scott.
The Bryan Mason Memorial Tournament, which drew teams to the Alberni Valley Multiplex from all over Vancouver Island, ran from Feb. 15-18 and featured both a peewee and bantam recreational tournament. One of Port Alberni’s peewee teams placed third in the tournament with a 7-3 win against Port Hardy, while the other team finished sixth. Port Alberni’s bantam teams finished sixth and eighth in the tournament.

Elena Rardon Feb. 25, 2019 Alberni Valley News – Local Sports