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VIAHA Tier 1 Tryouts – Deadline July 24, 2018

SECTION 12: RESIDENTIAL WAIVERS FOR T1 ASSOCIATION TRYOUTS

Divisions are required to keep competitiveness fair and are based on geography and demographics. They can be reviewed after each year.

North
Tri-Port MHA
Campbell River MHA
Comox Valley MHA ▬ Host Association
Powell River MHA
Gold River MHA

Mid
Alberni Valley MHA
Oceanside MHA
Nanaimo MHA ▬ Host Association
Cowichan Valley MHA
Lake Cowichan MHA

CRD East
Peninsula MHA
Victoria Racquet Club MHA ▬ Host Association
Saanich MHA Victoria MHA

CRD West
Kerry Park MHA
Sooke MHA
Juan de Fuca MHA ▬ Host Association

12.02 TRYOUTS

Each Registrant will be guaranteed four tryout times. Following these four tryouts teams will be reduced to no more than 25 players. There will be two additional tryouts and a showcase weekend where each team will participate in three games and final cuts can be made.

It is expected that each host team will assign fair and unbiased evaluators and player selection will be based on objective criteria. Registrants should not be identified to the evaluators by name or MHA affiliation. Names of Evaluators will be provided to VIAHA prior to evaluations.

Players may tryout only for the team associated with their Home MHA. They are not entitled to try out for multiple teams.

Female players may try out for either a Tier 1 Zone team or a Female Regional “A” team but not both. Tryout and player selection dates preclude this as an option. Released players will return to their Home MHA. The Home MHA may charge additional fees to try out for their carded teams.

Tryout fees will be $125.00 for initial tryouts and $25.00 for participation in the showcase games.

Players unable to participate in tryouts must apply to MHA for an exemption stipulating the reasons why they are unable to participate.

Application for Tier 1 Tryouts

Teams may choose to reserve roster positions for players being released from Major/Minor Midget or Junior Leagues.

Applications for tryouts, including the tryout fee, MUST be received by the Host MHA no later than July 24, 2018. The Host MHA will have sole discretion on whether to accept registrations received after that date. Host MHA will apply for the transfer before the tryout date.

VIAHA, the original Home MHA and the players will be notified by the T1 Host Association by no later than Labour Day Monday which players they have not made the T1 Team..

12.03 APPEALS

Players may apply to the Host Association for reassessment of their try out. Reassessment need not include additional ice time. There is no appeal from the final determination of the Host Association.

12.04 TEAM OFFICIALS

Team officials will be appointed by the Host Association who will ensure that all have proper credentials before the start of evaluations. It is preferred, but not mandated, that non-parent Head Coaches be appointed.

12.05 ROSTERS

T1 Teams will roster 17 skaters and two goaltenders. Teams may apply for an exemption based on numbers and skill level.

12.06 LEAGUE SCHEDULE

T1 teams will participate in the usual placement games prior to commencement of Island League season play. All Tier 1 teams will be in Division 1 of Island League however Tier 2/3 teams may challenge in placement games to play Tier 1 teams. Challenges will be directed through the League Managing Directors.

12.07 TEAM BUDGETS

Determination of costs for practices and league play are set by the Host Association. Team Officials will meet with the parents after player selection to agree on assessments for additional practice ice, dryland, exhibition games, tournaments, travel, team functions, etc. Fundraising matters will also be determined at this meeting. A copy of the team budget will be submitted to VIAHA.

12.08 TEAM COLOURS

Team Colours and logos will be determined by the Host Associations.

12.09 BILLETING

Billeting will be permitted at the discretion of the Host Association however they are not obliged to locate Host families. Host families and the parents of billets will sign an agreement on the terms of the billet. Parents, not the MHA or VIAHA, will be expected to exercise due diligence in the selection of the host family.

12.10 PLAYER TRANSFERS

Players will need to transfer to the T1 Association via a Residential Waiver – Other. There are no transfers to a different Tier 1 team in following seasons. A full permanent change in residency must occur for this to happen.

12.11 ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Players will be moved on a Residential Waiver (Other) transfer which is valid for 1 year and must be renewed. HCR entries are automatically reset with Home MHA at the end of each season. An MHA cannot prevent a player from trying out.

2018-19 Minor Hockey Registration

Deadline for Early Registration was May 31, 2018

All registrations are online, however, if you are a new player please come to an open house, or respond with the following information:

  • Childs Legal name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Parent or guardian name
  • Phone number (for emergencies)

Open houses for general inquiries or payments are at the AV Multiplex, in the Minor Hockey Office on Saturday,May 26 at 11:00-2:00, Wednesday, August 22, 4:30-7:30pm.

Emails will be checked sporadically throughout the summer months. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.

Please check out the AVMHA.com website for answers to many of your questions.      http://avmha.com/wp/registration/

2018 AVMHA Awards

VIAHA award for most deserving official of the year went to Ryan Devries of AVMHA.

The 2018 AVMHA Annual Awards Banquet was held Wed. April 4th at Glenwood Centre.

Atom Tigers (Coaches: Brian Higgins, Jeremy Russell)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Linden Higgins
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Jackson Higgins
3. Most Improved Player: Christian Rattelsberger

Atom Riptides (Coaches: Mike Foster, Kerrie Poirier, Ryan Sexton, Kevin Little)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Jaxson Brown
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Matteo Centomo
3. Most Improved Player: Kalee Penner

Atom Development (Coaches: Jamie Ralston, Shawn Austin, Joel Salmon, Lucas Banton, Mike Souchuck)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Grayson Salmon
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Brynn Austin
3. Most Improved Player: Kaysen Brossoit

Peewee Ice Devils  (Coaches: Mike Cole, Jeff Swann)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Hudson Swann
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Kaitlyn Saunders
3. Most Improved Player: Koa Blackstone

Peewee Stingers  (Coaches: Kerri Poirier, Codi Brock, Larry Hodgson, Kevin Little)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Trevor Hodgson
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Justin Barrowcliff
3. Most Improved Player: Eilish Kniert

Peewee Bulldogs  (Coaches: Kelly Fines, Warren Cannon, Trevor Ruel, Keith Austin)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Declan Fines
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Mason Watts
3. Most Improved Player: Teigen Campbell

Bantam Aces  (Coaches: Kord Kozocari, Shawn Banman)
1. Most Dedicated Player: Austin Kuc
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Bradley Kozocari
3. Most Improved Player: Tanner Banman

Bantam Bulldogs  (Coaches: Kevin Erickson, Brock Elder)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Blake Power
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Malika McDonald
3. Most Improved Player: Jackson McKean

Midget Shamrocks  (Coaches: Mike Doucette, Kevin Erickson, Brent Rose)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Colby Erickson
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ethan Sutherland
3. Most Improved Player: Alexa Tremblay

Midget Hurricanes  (Coaches: Kelly Clydesdale, Larry Hodgson, Scott Rushton, James Reynolds)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Braeden Reynolds
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Logan Rozwadoski
3. Most Improved Player: Skyler Quesnel-Campbell

Midget Bulldogs  (Coaches: Jamie Wasylien, Dan Sexton, Dustin Diemert)

1. Most Dedicated Player: Matt Netzer
2. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Isaac Macdonald
3. Most Improved Player: Ryan Turgeon and Graeme Kumagai

Jessica States Award:
1. Chayse Griffith

Referee Awards  (Referee in Chief-Francois Warren)
1. Rookie Ref of the year: Brett Bilodeau & Mason Maddison
2. Top Ref of the year: Isaac McDonald

Coach of the Year:
1. Larry Hodgson

Volunteer of the Year:
1. Amber Lamb

Above and Beyond: 
1. Kord Kozocari

The Graduating players of 2018:

Player - Jersey Sponsor
1. TYSON DAVIDSON     AL McCULLOCH
2. RYAN DEVRIES       AVMHA REFEREES
3. TANNER DOUCETTE    CUSTOM EDGE SKATE SHARPENING NIA
4. NOAH FATUR         CATHY BRAIDEN REAL ESTATE TEAM
5. NIC FIELD          MACDERMOTTS
6. NICOLE GAGNON      LOUIS GAGNON CONTRACTING
7. JERZY GUS          AVMHA
8. LINDEN KAILER-DORE DR. MCCOLLISTER
9. LAURANNA KARLSEN   COUNTRY LIVIN’
10. CARTER LEE        DRAGON MARTIAL ARTS
11. MARYNA MACDONALD  AVMHA
12. ISAAC MCDONALD    CAMILLE’S HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO
13. MATTHEW NETZER    SPROAT LAKE PILE DRIVING AND DOCK WORKS
14. CHRIS O’LANEY     MAUREEN MACKENZIE ROYAL LEPAGE
15. KEITH O’LANEY     MAUREEN MACKENZIE ROYAL LEPAGE
16. SKYLER QUESNEL    CAMPBELL  PIZZA FACTORY
17. BRAEDEN REYNOLDS  DOLANS GAS FITTING AND HEATING
18. NIC RUSHTON       KAT DWOLINSKY REALTY
19. KYLIE SCOTT       K.G. CAMPBELL CONTRACTING LTD.
20. NICK SEXTON       QUALITY FOODS
21. RILEY SHINER      TYLER’S NO FRILLS
22. KARLEE SIMPSON    HOLTZMAN CONCRETE
23. MALIKA STONE      AVMHA
24. RILEY STYAN       PIZZA FACTORY
25. RYAN TURGEON      CUPW
26. GARETT WELSH      CLYDESDALE AUTOMOTIVE

Raffle Draw:

1st Place – Jose Michel – $5000
2nd Place – Scott Melucite – $3000
3rd Place – Angela Mallory – $2000

 

May 16, 2018 – AVMHA AGM

The AGM was held at the Best Western Barclay Hotel on May 16, 2018.  President Al McCulloch called the meeting to order with 33 people in attendance.  (30 Voting members).

Members of the executive gave their reports on the past season.  The Financial Report was presented with no questions from the audience.

Under new business, we asked that members come forward to volunteer under the Management Committee for positions such as Tag Day Coordinator, Banquet Coordinator, Grad jerseys, Gaming Coordinator, Recreational Team Coordinator, Ice Allocator and more.

Jim Humphry, President Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association was invited to speak on the topic of Zero Tolerance of Harassment and Abuse.  It is a serious topic and one that important for all minor hockey associations to deal with and not ignore.  We must have 2 coaches, parents or combination in the change rooms at all times.  Don’t think that it won’t happen on our team.  At some point it will and what are you going to do about it.  Jim gave an example of a young player that had been bullied for years without any support or action taken.  One day he didn’t come out of the dressing room and no one noticed.  He hung himself.  Don’t let this happen!

Election of Officers:  All positions were filled by acclamation subsequently voted in by the membership.

  • Vice President:  Kord Kozocari
  • Director at Large:  Amber Lamb
  • Secretary:  Andrea Massop

The winner of the FREE Registration Draw went to Shailean Porter

Meeting Adjourned.

AV NEWS: Local hockey player heads for Harvard

Kevin Rothbauer  Mar. 18, 2018 6:00 a.m.Local
www.albernivalleynews.com/sports/former-port-alberni-hockey-player-heads-to-harvard/

Although she spent the first few years of her life in Bamfield, about 90 km from the nearest arena in Port Alberni, Maryna MacDonald still fell in love with hockey.
Her passion for the sport eventually took her to Shawnigan Lake School, and come next fall, she will be playing for the Harvard Crimson.
MacDonald knew the sport from watching her cousin, but didn’t play until she moved to the “big city” of Port Alberni at the age of seven.

“The day we moved to our new house, even before we opened any boxes, we drove to the rink and signed up,” MacDonald recalls.
She took to the sport immediately. A few years later, when she was 15, MacDonald was skating for the female midget AAA Vancouver Island Seals. Scouts from Harvard spotted her at a tournament in Washington, D.C., and kept in touch.
“It was a hell of a roller coaster,” MacDonald laughs. “Their hockey coach saw me in D.C. and scouted me. I committed to the hockey team, and from there I had to get in. Since Grade 10, I’ve been working every day to get in. To be in now is surreal.”
It was on Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m., during practice with the Shawnigan female prep team, that MacDonald found out she was one of 900 students to get early acceptance to one of the highest-regarded schools in North America.
“She ran into the locker room and checked her phone,” Shawnigan head coach Carly Haggard remembers. “When she came back, the whole team jumped on her.”
Admission to Harvard, MacDonald explains, isn’t based strictly on grades, but on other criteria as well.
“They want to make sure you’re doing your absolute best,” she says.
That’s no issue for MacDonald, who is playing only her Grade 12 year at Shawnigan as part of the process for reaching Harvard.
“I’ve always taken school seriously,” she points out.
No one is more familiar with the route from Port Alberni to the Ivy League than Haggard, who grew up in the same city, then left the Island for Dartmouth College in 1999.
“I understand the dedication you need to play at that level,” she acknowledges.
After four years at Dartmouth, including serving as team captain in 2002-03, Haggard went on to play for the U22 national team and professionally in the National Women’s Hockey League’s Oakville Ice and in Switzerland. She also coached three years at University of Guelph, including one season as head coach.
Haggard spent three years away from the sport in Australia before she signed on as the first head coach of Shawnigan’s female hockey program in 2016. Helping players like MacDonald achieve their dreams is exactly what Shawnigan wants to do.
“The goal of our program is that anyone who wants to play in college or the elite level, to make them ready academically and athletically,” she says.
A defender, MacDonald sits sixth in Shawnigan scoring with seven points in 13 games this year. She put up 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists with the Seals last season.
“She is an amazing hockey player,” Haggard says. “Her talent, you don’t see that very often in high school. I couldn’t be happier with what she has done for our program in such a short time.”
Beyond Harvard, where MacDonald will study engineering, MacDonald is aiming for the national team. She has played with the Team BC program, which is the first step in that direction, and last spring skated for B.C. at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Duncan. Hockey Canada scouts will continue to observe her at Harvard, as well.
“Obviously,” she said, “Team Canada is always the goal.”

Maryna MacDonald (left) will follow in the footsteps of Shawnigan Lake School female prep coach Carly Haggard (right) as she heads from Vancouver Island to the Ivy League ranks next season.

 

(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)