On Thursday, September 18, Utah High School Hockey hosted the second annual WebEx training for our coaches and trustees to describe the officiating emphasis for the 2014-2015 season. The attached video is a recording of that training opportunity that may review at any time. We will be hosting a second session around the mid-point of the season to continue with additional question and answer sessions with Utah Coach-in-Chief Jim McKenna and Wasatch Ice Hockey Officials Association (WIHOA) President, Chris Smith.
Please take some time and listen to this recording as it is very informative.
Chris Lilley, President of UHSH
In May 2013, a group of professional Six Sigma candidates presented the findings of a study of potential growth models for UHSH. Please take some time and familiarize yourself with those findings. This is helpful information as we have adopted several recommendations and are seeing incremental growth in response.
Trustees, Parents and Players – The Salt Lake Country Recreational Youth Hockey Program has spots available for the Bantam ages. If you have Middle School or Freshman that are eligible this is a great way to pick up more ice practice and game time. See the attached flyer for more information.
As with all our partners for developing hockey in Utah, we are supportive of this program so please share it with you neighbors and friends.
Over the last few weeks, UHSH has been fielding a number of questions by players that have arrived in Utah to play on local Tier I or Tier II teams. See the attached guidance for assistance in understanding elibility for those players.
UHSH is pleased to provide the attached guidance and forms for our annual Team Guidebook fundraiser. This is the single best method for players to raise funds to apply toward their team dues over the course of each season. See the attached instructions for details on how to participate and the deadlines.
All advertisements are due at the October 14th Board of Directors meeting to Susie Kepo'o.
USA Hockey is committed to providing a safe and fair environment for all participants. While the vast majority of players participate within the rules and respect the game and their opponents, USA Hockey recognizes the need to hold those players and coaches deemed to be repeat offenders accounta ble for their actions.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 playing season, the Progressive Suspensions rule will take effect nationally.
For UHSH, this rule becomes effective September 1, 2014.
Please see the attached document to help explain the rule to your players, coaches and families.
The Weber State Hockey Team is hosting a summer High School Hockey event starting May 31 and running into August on Saturday mornings from 8:45 am. to 12:45 pm that includes weekly games against teams from Utah County, two Salt Lake County teams and at three additional teams. It sounds like Weber State is keen on keeping this a fun event and all games will be on Saturday mornings (not conflicts with other team events).
Contact Coach Joe Pfleegor at (801) 603-6274 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Team are being filled now and will be coached by staff from many of the colleges in the area.
Electons for the 2014-2015 Utah High School Hockey Executive Committee were held during the regular Board meeting on May 13th.
The Board wishes to recognize the following officers:
Thank you to all our Board members for continuing to grow our program.
Players Bench has graciously agreed to sponsor our Utah High School Hockey video contest. Each month, a $25 Player Bench Gift Card will be awarded to the video with the most LIKES on the Utah High School Hockey Facebook page.
The first winner will be announced on Facebook on November 1st for the month of October.
Participants are strongly encouraged to enter the contest often and early each month to allow a maximum amount of time of Facebook views and LIKES.