| 2007-8 MEETING SCHEDULE|
AUGUST 21, 2007
SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
NOVEMBER 1, 2007
DECEMBER 11, 2007
FEBRUARY 12, 2008
MARCH 10, 2008
MAY 15, 2008 ANNUAL MEETING
CSHL General Meeting August 21, 2007
Attending Programs: Brooklyn, Canton-Akron, Cleveland Hts., Columbus Capitals, Elyria, Euclid, Fremont, Garfield, Geauga, Mentor, North Olmsted, Parma, Rocky River, Strongsville, Tri-County, Winterhurst and Wooster
Attending Board Members: Tim O’Shaughnessy, Terry Horonzy, Chris Kendel, Mike Cordish, Murray Drell, Don Lewis, Mike Radosevic, Pam Rice and John Stojak.
Review of Minutes from May 29 2007 meeting: motion to approve by Pam Rice, seconded by Chris Kendel. All in favor, motion approved.
Tim O’Shaughnessy reviewed requirements for preseason scheduling. First is to declare number of teams and good faith estimate of their anticipated level of play. Second is 6 home sheets of ice (5 for Mites). Third is each team may request up to 2 blackout weekends for tournaments. This information is due September 5. Information must be submitted in excel spreadsheet format. An example spreadsheet will be emailed to all programs directors.
Preseason scheduling is Saturday, Sept 15 at Cleveland Hts. Community Center. Each team must have one representative present, coaches are preferred. The team representative must have team’s entire ice schedule to substitute game times if their schedule needs adjusting. Once coaches/team reps receive schedules they have opportunity to review and correct if necessary, and add extra games if they so desire. Coaches/team reps may not leave until all schedules for the division are correct. Program Directors and Ice Schedulers are also asked to be present all day to resolve scheduling conflicts.
Ice is available at Wooster Alice Noble Ice Rink as a halfway location to accommodate games between Cleveland area vs Columbus area teams. Teams are encouraged to consider this to save on travel costs. Teams will decide how to pay for ice costs, either split ½ or home team pays for ice. League fees and referee fees will remain constant for Wooster games, same as home rink games.
Committees and Division Reps for 2007-2008 were introduced.
Coaches and Referees: John Stojak will be meeting attending referee meetings in Cleveland and Columbus area. John is also available to meet with program coaches as well.
Discipline: Suggestion to have players, coaches, receiving game misconducts listed on website. This may not be necessary. Program Directors need to know asap when their players and or coaches are getting game misconducts. Barry get reports on game misconducts from referees, copies Terry. Terry will forward reports to program directors.
Game fees were reduced $1.00 per game for 07-08. Referee fees were increased $1.00 per ref at each level. Scheduling fees of $150 per team due at preseason scheduling or at Sept. 11 league meeting. Prefer one check from program for all teams.
Coach contact info requested. At least one contact per team, phone number and email address. Try to send this before scheduling Saturday, will help get info on website sooner.
People trying to post on Message Board are having problems registering. Message says name already used, can’t recall password. Should have something on website with instruction on how to get password resent.
Supersite State Tournament proposal for Cleveland area to be submitted at MidAm Meeting this weekend. Hope to have Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tier I and Tier II all hosted by local rinks.
Roger Sharrer grant award – Euclid and Winterhurst received grants again this year. Some programs not aware they could apply two years in a row. Worth the effort. Euclid used to grow Mite program, Winterhurst for in-house program at Squirt and Peewee ages.
Reminder do not allow new players to go on ice until they have a release in hand. Also, be prompt giving release to players who are eligible.
Motion to adjourn made by Joe Walkush, seconded by Tim O’Shaughnessy. All in favor, meeting adjourned.
Reviewed USA Hockey document requirements, including IMRs for insurance and TMA (Team Membership Applications). USA Hockey/MidAm registration fees can either be paid to Cathy or can be paid on-line during that registration process. Cathy will also be accepting team rosters for certification. Teams must have an approved USA Hockey roster before playing any games that count toward 10-20 rules for State Tournaments.