ACHA Annual Meeting and AHCA Conference - 2002


The 2002 Annual Meeting Dates are slated for April 27 and 28, 2002 (Saturday and Sunday) as a part of the American Hockey Coaches Association Convention scheduled from April 25-29, 2002.

The ACHA will continue to provide a block of hotel rooms off convention site.  Additionally, if there are ACHA members who wish to stay on site at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, there is a block of rooms reserved under the "AHCA" at a rate of $130.00 per night.  The room block is available until March 3, 2002, but rooms will sell out much sooner than that.  If you are planning to stay on site please call The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club at (800) 866-1946 to reserve your room.

Off-site hotel information (at a lower rate than the convention site yet still very close to the meeting) will be available at a later date.

For the coach's convention ALL participants (coaches) MUST have a name badge to be on the hotel grounds, attend sessions, receptions, trade shows, etc. Admittance will not be granted without one. ACHA coaches can pick up badges the following ways:

1. Thursday, April 25, 8-10am at the Naples Beach Hotel Lobby - Conference Early Registration.

2. Thursday, April 25, 8-9pm at the entrance to the Trade show - Naples Beach Hotel River of Grass room.

3. Friday, April 26, 7:30-8am outside the opening business meeting Naples beach Hotel Sunset Terrace Room

4. For the remainder of the week, they will be left at the Quality Inn Gulf Coast front desk. If they do not have one for you, ask them to leave a message for Josh Brandwene's room at the Quality Inn Gulf Coast.

Am. Hockey Coaches Assoc's Coach of the Year Banquet... If the coach wishes to attend the coach of the year banquet I need to have a full head count including name and school of each attendee by Sunday, April 21 at 6pm (PST). Spouses/assistant coaches/team reps can attend and must pay a fee of $35 payable to AHCA. Checks must be collected prior to the event. The event is a coat and tie affair.

The ACHA Women's Coach of the Year award will be handed out at the ACHA Annual Meeting General Session.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

2002 ANNUAL MEETING

April 27 and 28, 2002

 

General Session

 

1.    Call to order

            Saturday, April 27, 2002

            1:00pm, Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

 

2.    Roll Call

 

3.  Review of minutes from 2001 Meeting

           

4.  Officer’s Reports

a.    Treasurer

b.    Secretary

c.    VP – Women’s Division

d.    VP - Division III

e.    VP - Division II

f.      VP - Division I

g.    President

 

5.  Executive Director’s Report

 

6.  USA Hockey/World University Games Report

 

7.  National Tournament Reports

a.    Division I

b.    Division II

c.    Division III

d.    Women’s Division

 

8.  American Hockey Coaches Association Report

 

9.  Proposed Bylaw Changes

 

            Article V, Section 2

            Change eligibility standards for president candidate nominations.  Add stipulation that in order to be eligible for election as president, a nominee must have served at least a two-year term as a Division Vice President.

 

10.  Presentation of Proposed Policy Changes (applicable to the whole group)

a.      ACHA Promotional Video – John Bosch

b.      GPA Rule – SUNY Stonybrook

c.       Eligibility – Junior, Pro, etc. – Iowa State

d.      Player Movement Between D1 and D2 – Saint Louis

e.      Add summer eligibility form for returning players

f.        Overtime procedure – regular season – Eastern Michigan

g.      Goal Judges at Nationals – Iowa State

 

11.  Adjournment of General Session

 

 

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

2002 ANNUAL MEETING - APRIL 28TH

WOMEN’S DIVISION BREAKOUT SESSION

 

Call to Order 10:00am – 12:00pm, room TBA

 

1.  Roll Call

 

2. Old Business / Current Business / Breakout session agenda

 

3. Selection of National Tournament Site:

·          Bids and/or other options

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

1. CURRENT RULE:

C.            MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS (page 3)

 

3. Annual submission of final play results and player statistics by the annual meeting in April. Player statistics for the Women's Division shall include goals, assists and penalty minutes.  Goaltender statistics (saves and goals against average) are recommended but not required.

 

CHANGE TO:

3. Annual submission of final play results and player statistics by the annual meeting in April. Player statistics for the Women's Division shall include goals, assists and penalty minutes. Plus/minus are recommended but not required. Goaltender statistics include saves and goals against average.

 

2. CURRENT RULE:

   V.      RULES OF PLAY

B.         ACHA teams shall be permitted to have the option of dressing a maximum of 18 skaters and three goaltenders or 19 skaters and two goaltenders. Division III teams do not need to comply with the two (2) goaltender minimum rule, but can dress no more than nineteen (19) skater if they dress only one (1) goaltender.

 

CHANGE TO:

Women's Division teams do not need to comply with the two (2) goaltender minimum rule, but can dress no more than nineteen (19) skater if they dress only one (1) goaltender.

 

3. CURRENT RULE

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Article IV, Paragraph C

4.  For the Women’s Division only, ANY player that is an NCAA rostered player may not participate in the ACHA Women’s Division during the same season.  This rule applies to any NCAA player regardless of whether or not the NCAA and ACHA programs exist at the same institution. An NCAA rostered player is defined as any player who is listed on the eligibility list files with the NCAA or their respective league for that season, regardless of whether or not the player participated in any games or was listed on any game sheet. Players who are red-shirted shall also be included in this rule.

 
And IV, Paragraph D, 4, b

b.            Women’s Division student athletes shall be limited to six (6) years of eligibility. If, however, the student athlete was on an NCAA roster at any level, at any time, the student athlete is restricted to four (4) years of ACHA Division III play, minus his time with the prior NCAA program.

 

CHANGE TO:

(Add the following to player eligibility rule: In Addition to the rule that pertains to the players having played at the NCAA level, include players from the three major Canadian University systems in that rule.  So any player that has played for an NCAA and/or a CIAU program is limited to four years ACHA eligibility, minus the time spent at the NCAA/CIAU level.) Plus, add the words “ice hockey” to clarify that this pertains to NCAA/CIAU ice hockey and not other sports. And, change “his” to “her.”

 

4. CURRENT RULE

V. Rules of Play - 4. Women’s Division

d. Women’s Division regional ranking will be determined at the beginning of each season by the Women’s Division Commissioner. There will be five rankings per season, with the final ranking being issued approximately 1 month before the national tournament.

 

CHANGE TO:

d. Women’s Division regional ranking will be determined at the beginning of each season by the Women’s Division Commissioner. There will be three rankings per season, with the final ranking being issued approximately 1 month before the national tournament.

 
 
Housekeeping / Clarifications
 
 
A. CURRENT RULE:
c. Women’s Division student athletes must enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours for associate and baccalaureate degree students, or a minimum of six (6) hours for masters, doctoral, or professional degree students. An equivalent standard shall be applied to institutions utilizing a quarter system.
 
CHANGE TO:

c. Women's Division student athletes must enroll in a minimum of nine (9) semester credit hours, thirteen (13) quarter credits, for associate and baccalaureate degree students, or a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours, nine (9) quarter credit hours, for masters, doctoral, or professional degree students.

 

B. CURRENT RULE / Clarify:
d. Women’s Division student athletes must successfully complete a minimum of nine (9) credits each semester for associate and baccalaureate degree students, or six (6) credits each semester for masters, doctoral or professional degree students, to be eligible for play in the following semester. An equivalent standard shall be applied to institutions utilizing a quarter system.
 
CHANGE TO / Clarify:

d.      Women's Division student athletes must successfully complete a minimum of nine (9) semester credits, thirteen (13) quarter credits, each semester/quarter for associate and baccalaureate degree students, or six (6) semester credits, nine (9) quarter credits, each semester/quarter for masters, doctoral or professional degree students, to be eligible for play in the following semester/quarter.

 

 

Discussion Items:

 

·          Computer Rankings – in addition to the ranking committee (if available)

·          ACHA eligibility form modifications to include semesters and quarters

 

 

 



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