News and Announcements
Happy New Year JAHA Players,
The new year brings us a new season of hockey – which also just happens to be JAHA’s 15th anniversary! Can you believe JAHA has been making organized adult hockey happen in Alaska’s capital city for a decade and a half? Feels like just yesterday we were all waiting for cold snaps to get our hockey fix…
We hope to make this season just as awesome as always and we’re incredibly stoked to have record numbers of registrants coming out to hit the ice! As always, there are some housekeeping duties to be done before the games start, so please take a moment to read the below and if you have any questions at all, let us know:
- STICKER STICKLERS: All players who skated in the Fall season should have received a “JAHA 17/18” sticker to place on your helmet. If you did not play in the Fall season (or played and didn’t get a sticker for some reason) – they will be made available to tier/team reps at your first games. Be sure to get one, they are required to ensure quick identification of registered JAHA players during games. PLEASE REMOVE ALL OTHER JAHA STICKERS FROM YOUR HELMET – except for the current sticker.
- BE A SPORT, EH? We’ve heard some disturbing tales of poor sportsmanship during games. Remember, this is adult recreational hockey and we are all just here to get some exercise and have fun playing a team sport we love. Foul/vulgar actions or language are lame and bring everyone down, not to mention can result in disciplinary actions up to and including suspension. Please be respectful to each other out there, keep calm, and do your best to maintain control of your words and actions.
- RULES, RULES, RULES: In addition to USA Hockey rules that apply to all JAHA games, JAHA has its own set of rules that are also enforced. Any disciplinary actions called for in JAHA’s rules, like suspensions, are in addition to any USA Hockey actions. Take some time to be familiar with both sets of rules before the season starts.
- A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: Well, a figurative penny, but a penny nonetheless. If you have some feedback for us, please visit our survey and let us know. The only way we can get better is if we know where the weaknesses are and the best source for that information is YOU! Our survey can be found at: http://j.mp/jahasurvey
- SPONSORED JERSEYS: A big shoutout is due to all the individuals, organizations, and companies who’ve helped us out by sponsoring a set of jerseys. Sponsors purchase, store, and maintain the jerseys for JAHA, which reduces our storage and laundering needs, which is incredibly helpful. Thanks to our sponsors, Coed Tiers A, B, and C are now completely sponsored and we have a few more in Tier D, Tier 40, and Women’s. THANK YOU ISLAND PUB, LOUIE’S, CARPENTERS LOCAL 1281, RICK DRISCOLL (Driscoll’s Dugout), KENSINGTON, THUNDER MOUNTAIN DRYWALL, SHAW DENTAL, BILL CAMPBELL (Douglas Whalers), ALASKA AIRLINES, COEUR ALASKA, JUNEAU SNOWMOBILE CLUB, JASON LOVE (Salmon Creek Steelheads), HECLA GREENS CREEK, SEARHC, and JOE GELDHOF (10th Mountain Division). Interested in sponsoring a team in Tiers D, 40+, or Women’s? Please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work with you on colors and sources.
That’s all! If there’s still something you have a question about, check out the Frequently Asked Questions link over in the left menu or get in touch with us using the Contact Us link in the top menu.
Have fun and I look forward to seeing you on the ice!
— Commissioner Soza
Please remember to turn in your JAHA jersey(s) to your team rep, tier rep, or any member of the JAHA board! Today would be a great day to bring your JAHA jersey to the rink if you still have one or more in your possession – championship games start at 4pm and run till 9pm.
Turning in your JAHA jerseys now helps give us time to sort, launder, and re-package for the Jamboree and Winter seasons.
This only applies to the JAHA jerseys noted below. All others are sponsored jerseys and appropriate representatives will arrange for pickup of those:
Tier C – Comets
Tier C – Winnipeg Rifles
Tier D – Thane
Women – Eagle Beach
Women – Shamrocks
Women – Treadwell
Tier 40 – 10th Mountain Division
Tier 40 – Bleau Chunks
Tier 40 – Dupont
Thank you for your help!
This month’s meeting is by online/teleconference. You can attend as a member of JAHA or the public via computer, smart device, or phone. (Note that the dial-in number is not toll free, so unless your plan includes long distance, you may incur normal long distance calling charges).
The agenda may be found by clicking here
Join online meeting:
Or, call in using your phone:
United States: +1 218-339-7800
Access code: 949 9469
One click call on your mobile:
Good evening JAHA players!
The bright spot of every Juneau November has arrived – yes, the Fall season adult recreational hockey playoffs and championships have arrived.
The rankings are set and the first games have been scheduled. It’s on.
As always, there is business to tend to:
- PLAYOFF RULES: Because we can’t have ties in playoffs, playoff games that don’t have a winner at the end of regulation enter into a 5-minute run time sudden death overtime period. The first team that scores during this period is the winner. If there is still no winner after this period, a best-of-3 shootout takes place. If there is still no winner, the shootout continues until all players on a team have taken a shot. At this point – and this is new, so pay attention! – if the game is still tied, once a team has gone through all of its shooters, any rostered skater on the team may attempt shots without restriction, e.g. the same player may make consecutive shot attempts, until a winner is decided. The game can’t end until the teams have attempted the same number of shots. All tournament rules can be found in Section E of the JAHA Rules.
- JAHA JERSEYS: As teams are eliminated, the team and tier rep will help to make sure that JAHA-owned jerseys are collected. Sponsored jerseys are the responsibility of the respective sponsor. Please make every effort to get your JAHA jerseys turned in if you know you won’t be around for your team’s final game!
- SCHEDULE: We’ll make every effort to schedule the next round of games on the website as results are known, but always check the playoff schedule to make sure you don’t miss a game!
- HOLIDAY AND WINTER REGISTRATION: Thinking about the future? Holiday Jamboree will run 12/3 – 12/16 this year and is a mixed-skill, fun-first way to burn off those holiday calories. The Winter Season starts on 1/7/2018 and runs through 4/8/2018. Registration for Holiday Jamboree ends on 11/30/2017 and registration for Winter Season ends on 12/17/2017, so go sign up NOW!
That’s it! Go watch “Miracle” and some YouTube highlights of your favorite team and get into playoff mode.
Good luck and see you on the ice!
— Commissioner Soza
Attached is the JAHA Playoff Schedule for Fall 2017. Get it on your calendar, start planning your playoff strategy – whether it’s a sweep or taking a risk in the loser’s bracket to maximize your ice time – and get your playoff traditions going.
The document JAHA_F2017_Schedule_PO.pdf was attached to this post.