President Wayne Girodat called the meeting to order at 7:26 pm.
Gull Lake, Maple Creek, Shaunavon, Central Butte, Cabri, Lafleche, Glentworth, Assiniboia, Swift Current, Mossbank, Gravelbourg, Eastend
Coronach, Pontiex, Kincaid, Fox Valley
(Notification of absences were sent by Coronach, Pontiex and Kincaid only.)
That the September 16, 2019 Fall Meeting Agenda be adopted as presented by Wayne Girodat. MOTION by Gull Lake. SECONDED by Maple Creek. CARRIED.
The April 17, 2019 AGM Meeting minutes were handed out to everyone. President Wayne Girodat read the minutes. There were no notes added or changes made. MOTION by Gull Lake. SECONDED by Shaunavon. CARRIED.
The Financial Report was read by Tracey Stenson. The current balance with interest, minus expenses is $13,042.15. Tracey read out all the towns in the League and made a suggestion that the bonds amount of $3,600.00 be transferred to a different ledger. MOTION by Gravelboug. SECONDED by Swift Current. CARRIED.
Tracey informed us that the RAMP website needed to be paid $1,706.25 for their services. MOTION by Shaunavon. SECONDED by Eastend. CARRIED.
Tracey will be giving the books to Doris Rittwage to audit and that we should donate $100 for her services. MOTION by Maple Creek. SECONDED by Gravelbourg. CARRIED.
PRESIDENT REPORT - WAYNE GIRODAT
Welcome to another year of hockey and all the best to the teams in the 2019-2020 season. Thanks for everyone for coming tonight. I am very pleased at how the league ran last season and we had no major issues. Remember to contact George Bodwitch for any website information or if you need to change something during the season. He did a fantastic job last year! Have a great hockey season!
SHA - GREG HAUBRICH
Thanks to the executives and all the volunteers for the time spent to make the hockey season happen. Please note that there will be some reffing changes this season which will be discussed by Tim Tisdale. It is now mandatory that the coaches wear helmets when on the ice at practice.
REFEREE - TIM TISDALE
There are no new rules for reffing. The regulations for the # system has changed for some levels. For Bantam, Midget, Bantam AA and up, SHA wants to go to the 4 man system. It is for safety reasons for the players. There is also a set rate for paying refs in the SHA Handbook. This will be straight across the entire province.
Tim raised a concern that the SSHL is the only league he is aware of that has specific Rules in regards to the ages of game officials officiating games in specific age divisions and would like to see that possibly change so the league is not holding back officials from developing within our league. It was suggested that Tim submit a written letter to the SSHL so that this rule could be possibly revised/changed at the Spring AGM.
Rules & Regulations
17) Pee Wee and Atom Divisions shall require the referee to be two divisions older and the linesmen at least one year older than the team playing. Bantam and Midget Divisions shall require the referee to be an adult and the two linesmen at least one division older that the team playing. Atom Division may have 2 man referee system as long as referees are 2 divisions older. Home teams are to pay all costs of playoff referees. Linesmen can be local officials unless requested by the visiting team. If a visiting team requests neutral linesmen the travel expenses would be paid by the requesting team.
If some towns are having an issue with the 4 man rule then they can run with the 3 man system. If SHA finds that this is continually happening then they might have to look at it closer.
There was no old business brought up for discussion. President Wayne Girodat brought up once again to respect the other towns, rinks and refs.
Notice was recieved from Pontiex, Coronach and Kincaid stating that they did not have any teams this year. No notice or response from Fox Valley.
Mossbank would like to join the league and put in a PeeWee team this year. Tracey informed them that a $200 bond was needed. Swift Current made the MOTION that Mossbank be allowed to join the Southwest Saskatchewan Hockey League. SECONDED by Gravelbourg. CARRIED.
2) Scheduling Meeting Dates
** October 7, 2019 - Bantam / Midget ** October 8, 2019 - PeeWee
** October 10, 2019 - Atom
Everyone will be notified of the location.
3) League Fees
The fees for every team in the league has been consistent at $175. Eastend made the MOTION to leave the league fee at $175/team. SECONDED by Shaunavon. CARRIED.
4) Commissioners 2019 / 2020
Atom - Blaine Schwab PeeWee - Mike Dudley Bantam - Herbert Midget - Lafleche
George is more than welcome to have anyone contact him with questions in regards to the website. The more information the better on the forms when it comes to contact numbers and email addresses. Please make them legible. The passwords will be sent out to the managers of the teams so that they are to access the website and enter game information.
Game information needs to be entered the same across the board for the age groups and this will be discussed at the scheduling meetings.
The home team has 24hrs to enter the game sheet on the website. Minimal entry is at least the score or else you will be fined by the league.
George has continued to do a great job with the website and all the towns appreciate it. Job well done George!!
6) Overage Applications
This year there were no overage applications sent in to the board.
7) Teams 2019 / 2020
We are looking at the following totals Atom - 12
PeeWee - 13
Bantam - 7
Midget - 8 ?
8) League Town Lists
To revisit the hockey teams list as to whether Fox Valley should still be listed or fined, as there has been no response to our contact this year.
Meeting adjourned at 9:18 pm. MOTION by Shaunavon. SECONDED by Maple Creek. CARRIED