News and Announcements
It’s time to start dusting off your gear – the registration period for the 2015-2016 season HAS BEGUN! You have until August 21st, 25 days from today, to register for the upcoming JAHA Fall Season. You may also take this opportunity to register for the Holiday Jamboree and Winter Seasons.
Register early to avoid late fees and guarantee a spot on a team. Late registrations for the Fall season, those received after August 21st, will incur a $75 late fee and placement on a team for late registrants is subject to availability.
ALL PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN THEIR JERSEY WILL BE ASSESSED A $50 FEE DUE UPON REGISTRATION. If you are still hanging on to a jersey from last year, please contact us to arrange its return prior to the end of the registration period. Players with outstanding fees may not play until the fees are paid in full.
Fall Season, Sept – Nov
12 games + 2-3 playoff games
Skaters: $230 per tier
Intro to Hockey 2.0: $75 for 6 sessions
Holiday Jamboree, December
Winter Season, Jan – Apr
14 games + 2-3 playoff games
Skaters: $260 per tier
Save $20 by registering for multiple tiers/seasons at once!
JAHA will be offering Coed A/B/C/40+ tiers, a Women’s tier, and an Intro to Hockey series of classes. The final tier structure is subject to change depending on the number of players who register.
The Intro to Hockey 2.0 classes build on past Intro to Hockey classes and are an opportunity for beginner to intermediate players, both men and women, to gain and practice hockey skills. Classes will include stick handling and other hockey skills, positioning, and team play. Registrants will be expected to have at least basic skating, turning, and stopping skills.
The Holiday Jamboree will consist of 5-6 games in one coed mixed-skill tier. The gameplay may be 3-on-3 to 5-on-5 depending on the number of registrants. This season is a way to stay in hockey shape over the holidays and a chance for those returning home for the holidays to his the ice while they are in town. This season will not have a tournament or championship.
- NEW RULES: There will be a new rule regarding Late Fees, $75 for late registrations during the first half of the season and $30 for late registration during the second half of the season, and a modification to the rules to require at least half-shield face protection for ALL TIERS to bring JAHA in line with other adult recreational hockey leagues around the country. Both of these rules will be posted at the rink to start the 10-day notice process before adoption.
- Coaching: Are you interested in coaching a beginner team? Let us know! Coaching is a great way to share your hockey knowledge with those new to the sport and help them enjoy the game even more.
- Jerseys: Do you have old JAHA jerseys hanging around? Take a look and if you do, let us know and we will arrange to collect them. ALL PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IN THEIR JERSEY WILL BE ASSESSED A $50 FEE DUE UPON REGISTRATION.
- Survey: Keep an eye out for a JAHA survey! We appreciate your feedback and want to make JAHA the best it can be for you.
Step 1 – USA Hockey Registration:
A USA Hockey registration number is required to register for JAHA. Register for USA Hockey here:
Step 2 – JAHA Registration:
When registering for JAHA, describe any special requests in the “Comments” section of the registration process.
If you are requesting to be placed on the same team as another player, please limit the request to TWO people and state the reason(s) why (e.g. carpool, family, friend). JAHA will attempt to honor all requests, but requests are not guaranteed.
Follow this link to register — if you are on the “POSITION” page and it is BLANK, click “PREVIOUS” and try again:
If you have any problems, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for being a part of JAHA!
Stay tuned to your e-mails, JAHA’s Facebook page, and right here for details.
Registration will open Monday, July 27th and close Friday, August 21st. Don’t miss out!
Thanks to all who expressed interest in serving on the JAHA Board of Directors!
After tallying up the election results, our 2016-2017 JAHA Board is:
President – Jason Soza
Vice President – Rick Driscoll
Secretary – Michele Drummond
Treasurer – Christy Hartman
Registrar – Thomas Mckenzie
Member-at-Large – VACANT
Member-at-Large – Sarah Lowell
Tier A Representative – Chris Budbill
Tier B Representative – Jared Weems
Tier C Representative – Jake Quarstad
Women’s Tier Representative – Christine Woll
Tier 40+ Representative – Thomas Fletcher
Again, thanks to all who volunteered and those who were elected.
Have a great summer and see you on the ice in September!
Congratulations to all Winter 2015 Championship teams!
Tier A – Killer Whales
Tier B – Kensington Goaldminers
Tier C – Amalga Harbor
Women’s Tier – Douglas Huskies
Tier 40+ – Mendenhall Valley
The Juneau Adult Hockey Association (JAHA) is closing in on the end of the regular season for Winter 2015 and playoffs are rapidly approaching. This season has been a roller coaster! As rankings become set, games will be schedule here and should show up on your team’s calendar.
In Tier A, the Killer Whales are looking to take a bite out of Island Pub’s grip on first place and are coming on strong with a late-season surge. Just one point separates these two teams and the ultimate ranking could come down to the final game of the season for both teams – against each other – this Sunday, March 22nd. This promises to be an exciting matchup that will set the tone going into the tournament.
Switching over to Tier B action, Rendezvous appears to have met the challenge and has clinched the number one seed, but the battle among the remaining rankings are tight. With just four points between second and fifth and one or two games left, there could be plenty of shuffling going on over the next week, so stay tuned.
Looking at Tier C, it looked like smooth sailing for Amalga Harbor early on in the season, but both Alaska Air and the Tigers are rolling through like a squall and are right on Amalga’s heels, just two points behind in a tie for second. Will Amalga Harbor’s powerhouse offense be enough to hold on to the lead or will they be sunk in their final games and leave the door open to be overtaken? We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.
In Women’s Tier, the Douglas Huskies have bulldogged their way to a first-ranked seeding, fending off a push by White Pass. With last night’s tie between White Pass and the Comets leaving White Pass with 17 points, a win against the Huskies in tonight’s final regular season showdown would deadlock the two teams at 19 points. The Huskies would edge out White Pass in the head-to-head wins tiebreaker, going 2-0-1 on the season thus far against White Pass. Don’t count out Eagle Beach or the Comets just yet, either – both teams’ performances have been steadily improving since January and both appear ready to peak at just the right time.
Last but not least, in Tier 40 action, an explosive offensive showing backstopped by an equally powerful defense has dropped the A Bombs right into first place, securing a five point lead over Mendenhall Valley. The battle for who will take them on in Game 1 will be fought between Good Hardware and Svensson Boatworks over the next week.
Of course, as we all know, once we hit the playoffs, what happened during the regular season goes out the window. Good luck to all and may the best teams prevail and hoist their tier’s trophy at the Island Pub!
— Commissioner Soza
(P.S. The JAHA 2014-2015 Banquet will be on Friday, April 17th @ 7pm at the Red Dog Saloon. Elections will be held at the banquet. Now is the time to start thinking about running for a spot on the board if you are interested. The positions expiring this year are President, Secretary, Member-at-Large A, and all Tier Representatives. Position descriptions and minimum qualifications can be found in Article III, Section 2 of JAHA’s bylaws. If you already know you would like to run for one of these positions or have questions, shoot an e-mail to mailto:email@example.com and let us know which position you’d like to appear on the ballot for or have a question about. More reminders to come. Thanks!)