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Jamboree Teams and Schedule Posted

Posted by JAHA Webmaster at Dec 1, 2022 1:12PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello All,

The Jamboree teams and schedule have been uploaded! Please look everything over as a second set of eyes and if you catch anything that might not be right please reach out to us at juneauadulthockey@gmail.com!

Thanks and see you on the ice!

-Andrew Dimond, JAHA President.

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Championship Game Time Discrepancy

Posted by JAHA Webmaster at Nov 21, 2022 11:03AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello All,

Thanks to Brandon Shaw for catching this. The playoff schedule we sent out had the old time for the championship game tonight.

The game on the calendar is the correct time, 8:00pm.

-Andrew

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Hi all,

a few things to report:
- We’ll have a gear drive on Championship Sunday. we use your used rental gear to get new people into JAHA. we had over 20+ try hockey for the first time this fall, either in D Tier, Intro to Hockey or during one of our Try Hockey sessions. The more gear we have, the more people we can get suited up and on the ice. We’ll have bins in the lobby for you all to place your used gear.

- Please return your jerseys on Sunday. Clean or dirty, it doesn’t matter.

- Registration is open for Holiday Jamboree, which runs Dec 4-18. Sign up now if you’d like to skate.

- You can now sign up for Winter Season. Deadline to register is Dec 16.

Enjoy the championships!
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Two new proposed rule changes for JAHA

Posted by JAHA Webmaster at Nov 10, 2022 12:27PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello JAHA,

Over the last two board meetings, the board has voted in favor of two new rule changes. Per our bylaws, this message will serve as the start of a mandatory 10 day comment period. After the 10 day comment period, the board will review all comments, vote on any rule modifications, or vote to scrap the rule. If the board votes on any modifications, it will start another 10 day comment period. If no modifications are proposed, and the rule is not scrapped, it will go into effect after that. The two proposed changes, and explanations, are outlined below.

Proposed JAHA Rule Change – Amendment to B.2 – Abuse of Officials

The JAHA Board has voted in favor of amending the text to rule B.2 – Abuse of Officials. The additional text being proposed is the following addition:

“Players who are assessed a game misconduct penalty for abuse of officials under USA Hockey Rule 601 (d) will now be suspended for their next 2 JAHA games served after the mandatory 1 game suspension required by USA Hockey.”

JAHA and JHO have been experiencing an official shortage and abuse of officials has been a stated reason by many players as to why they are not interested in officiating. This is a fairly edge case issue as harassment rarely rises to a point where this penalty gets called. However, the one-game suspension required by USA hockey is rarely enough of a deterrent for players in scenarios where abuse rises to these levels. In the past, players have either continued on knowing they were missing the next game anyways. Or, for players who may play multiple tiers, missing a single game is a relatively minor impact and doesn’t serve as enough of a deterrent in these scenarios, as players in this situation may often have another game on the same day or in the very near future.

As such, we have voted to add an additional JAHA-specific 2 game suspension in addition to the 1 game suspension required by USA hockey.

Proposed JAHA Rule Change – Modification of B.4 – Fighting

The JAHA Board has voted in favor of modifying the text in rule B.4 – Fighting. The modified text is outlined below.

.“Fighting is not allowed in JAHA and will not be tolerated. What constitutes a fight is at the sole discretion of the on-ice official making the call. However for this rule to apply, the player in question must have, at some point during the altercation, attempted to throw a punch (to be in line with USA Hockey’s definition of fighting). The first offense for fighting is a mandatory 2 game suspension and the second offense is a mandatory 5 game suspension. Neither of these suspensions may be appealed. Further offenses shall be dealt with by the JAHA Board and may result in at least a 5 game suspension up to a permanent ban from the league. All players suspended under this rule and those involved in a fight, whether a fighting penalty was assessed against the player or not, may be subject to further disciplinary action as deemed necessary by the JAHA Board”

This rule modification is to cover an edge case scenario in USA Hockey’s rules where players who would otherwise be assessed a major Roughing penalty, are instead given a fighting major. This can happen in plays that occur after the play has ended that are not directly fighting, but rise to the level of major penalty. Given these situations can often have extenuating circumstances, we feel they should be handled by a board disciplinary committee on a case by case basis. This makes our rule consistent in defining fighting in the same way that USA hockey does, using the “attempting to throw a punch” threshold, where JAHA has a very clear blanket policy of no fighting.

If you have any feedback on these rule changes, please submit them to juneauadulthockey@gmail.com

-Andrew Dimond, JAHA President.

Hello JAHA!

Winter Registration and Holiday Jamboree Registration are now open! The winter season registration will be left open until December 16th and will offer Co-Ed A-D, Women’s, and 35+ tiers, with games starting in Early January. Holiday Jamboree registration will be open through November 22, with games starting on December 4. For those of you who may be new to JAHA, Holiday Jamboree is a mixed skill for fun tournament that we offer in December. We usually have 5-6 teams that play a round robin format consisting of around 5 games through the first 2 weeks in December. It is a chance for players to play on teams with friends who are in other tiers, and we are very accommodating of player requests.

The registration page text has not yet been updated, but the links and instructions are still accurate. To register, navigate to the following page and follow the instructions. PLEASE ensure that you give yourself adequate time before the end of registration period if you are purchasing your USA hockey registration as there can be up to a 24 hour delay before Active’s system will recognize it as valid.

https://www.juneauhockey.org/organizations/1728/pages/76468

If you have any additional issues or questions, please reach out at juneauadulthockey@gmail.com

Thanks and see you on the ice!

-Andrew Dimond, JAHA President.