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Attending Member Programs: Canton-Akron, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland Skating Club, Geauga, Mentor, North Olmsted, Parma, Rocky River, Strongsville, Tri-County, Winterhurst and Wooster.
Attending Associate Program: Cleveland Barons.
Attending Board Members: Tim O’Shaughnessy, Terry Horonzy, Chris Kendel, Mark Clendenin, Murray Drell, Don Lewis, Pam Rice and John Stojak.
Minutes of March 19, 2007 meeting were reviewed. Pam Rice motioned to approve minutes. Seconded by Chris Kendel. All in favor, motion passed.
Lake Erie Monsters: Ben Shenk and Jock Callander attended. Thanked all of the programs for their support so far, planning many events working together throughout the season.
Elections: 5 candidates running for four open positions. Positions are for a two year term commencing May 2007 through May 2009. Candidates Jim Widmar, Pam Rice, Tim O’Shaughnessy, Don Lewis and Mike Radosevic introduced themselves and spoke briefly on their reasons for seeking election to the Board. The newly elected Board Members are Don Lewis, Tim O’Shaughnessy, Mike Radosevic and Pam Rice.
Financial Report submitted by Chris Kendel. Final report will be ready at end of fiscal year June 30. Based on net assets it is unlikely there will be a game fee increase next season, possibly even a one dollar game fee reduction. The Board will determine next year’s game fees, taking into account referee fees for 07-08.
Proposed Rule Changes for 07-08: Tim O’Shaughnessy reviewed the three major rule change proposals and opened the floor for discussion. 12 programs in attendance were eligible to cast votes.
1) Allowing programs to classify all games played at their rink as curfew games passed; 10 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention. Rule change approved.
2) Select Team Definition:proposed change is to increase number of select players at Bantam AA from current ; and at Peewee and Squirt level, increasing number of select players from 3 to 4. Vote to increase number of Bantam select players from 3 to 5; 12 in favor, 0 opposed. Increasing Peewees and Squirts from 3 to 4; 8 in favor, 4 opposed. Rule changes approved.
3) Overtime format in preliminary round playoff games: proposal to conclude games with one sudden death overtime period of 4-on-4 play; if no goal is scored, the overtime period would be followed by a shootout format. Vote is 0 in favor, 12 opposed. Rule change is not approved.
Listing of 07-08 program directors was distributed. Any changes or additions please let Terry Horonzy know.
Midgets: no teams in CSHL in 07-08. Programs with enough players for a midget team should contact the high school club league, should be able to schedule a number of competitive games.
Cleveland Barons update from George Michalke. Schedule redone so players will not have to miss any school for games. All teams have been selected. 97 team still looking for a few players, lost some prospective players to Gilmour Sabres.
Cleveland Warriors update from Ron Short. Tryouts were well attended, expect to field 5 teams. Working together with Barons to promote both programs.
Motion to adjourn made by Carla Martin. Seconded by Chris Kendel. All in favor, motion approved.