News and Announcements
If you signed up for the Holiday Jamboree, please see attached for Teams and Schedule.
As soon as jerseys are finalized, we’ll enter teams and schedule into the website so you can enjoy the additional features!
A couple of reminders:
- KEEP YO’ DRINK OUTTA THE RINK: Remember, Treadwell Arena has a strict NO ALCOHOL policy. This is not a JAHA rule, this is a City & Borough of Juneau rule, so please observe it. Breaking this rule reflects poorly on JAHA as a whole and could make it more difficult to rent ice and/or obtain legal alcohol permits down the road. Treadwell Arena sits within Savikko Park, which has an open container policy. If you’d like to responsibly enjoy an adult beverage after a game, you may legally do so outside of the rink within the park, as long as you’re not standing in a roadway.
- WINTER SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER: The Winter season will begin on January 8th. The registration deadline will be mid- to late-December and we’ll be sure to bug you with reminders before it passes – but why wait? Sign up now if you haven’t done so already!
Have fun! See you on the ice!
— Commissioner Soza
The document 2016 Holiday Jamboree Teams & Schedule was attached to this post.
Alright JAHA – the time has come to prove yourself: the playoffs are here.
Rankings are set and the first round of games have been scheduled. Subsequent games will be scheduled as results are known, but keep an eye on the previously-posted schedule to make sure you don’t miss any action!
Before you cue up your favorite inspirational hockey movie and hit the ice in beast mode, a few important playoff reminders:
- CONFUSION AND ERRATA: The playoff schedule lists Tier C Game 1 as happening after Tier C Game 2. This is correct. However, the schedule also lists the Women’s Tier championship game as happening on “Friday, 11/20/2016.” This is incorrect and should say “Sunday, 11/20/2016.” The Women’s Tier championship game is on the same day as all other tiers’ championships.
- WE DON’T WANT NO SUBS: JAHA rules do not allow any player substitutions during playoffs except for goalies. Make sure to rally your team!
- DON’T. GET. ELIMINATED: The tournament is double elimination except for the championship game.
- AIN’T NO WIN-WIN HERE: If a playoff game ends in a tie, it goes to a 5 minute run time, sudden death OT period. If the game remains tied, it will go to a best-of-3 shootout. If still tied, both teams will continue shootout rounds until there is a winner. No player may shoot twice until all players have taken a shot.
- FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY, DON’T ARGUE WITH THE REFS: They are there to officiate the game according to JAHA and USA Hockey rules, maintain order, and ensure everyone’s safety. If a penalty is called on you, head directly to the penalty box. If you disagree with a call, wait until immediately after the game and calmly bring it up with the ref. If you cannot do this and/or still disagree, please contact JAHA and we can get in touch with the Juneau Hockey Officials (JHO) board on your behalf. Any abuse of officials, including swearing – even if not directed at a specific person – can result in at least a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and can escalate to a game misconduct, which carries an automatic one game suspension imposed by USA Hockey.
- GIVE US THE JAHA SWEATER OFF YOUR BACK: If your team is eliminated and you have JAHA jerseys, be sure to turn them in to your team representative! If you know you will miss games and your team may be eliminated in the interim, leave your jersey with someone you trust who can turn it in on your behalf. If you’re unsure who your team representative is, get your jersey(s) to your tier rep. All tier reps can be found on the Board of Directors page. We need to sort, launder, and get them ready for the Holiday season, so getting them to us as quickly as possible really helps!
- ACT LIKE A CHAMPION, RESPECT THE TROPHIES: If you win your tier’s championship game, head over to the Island Pub and politely ask if they’ll grab your tier’s trophy from over the bar. If you ask really nicely, they may even give it a good rinse and throw in a frosty beverage of your choice so you can sip from the cup and taste victory. When you’re done passing the trophy around, snapping selfies with it, and have had your evening of Stanley Cup-like celebrations, please make sure the trophy makes it back to the bar, preferably with a gracious tip for being kind enough to have donated the trophies to JAHA and storing them for us year-round. That’s what champions do! (In no case should any of the trophies leave the Island Pub!)
Above all, go out, skate hard, have fun, win humbly, and lose graciously. We’ll see you on the ice next season.
— Commissioner Soza
Playoffs are approaching fast!
With just 3 or 4 regular season games left, it’s time to start thinking about your playoff superstitions and which parts of which inspirational movie you’ll watch before each game.
All championship games will happen on November 20th, beginning with Women’s Tier at 4pm and ending with Tier C at 9pm.
The document Fall 2016 Playoffs was attached to this post.
The Annual Referee Seminar is being held on October 15, 2016, at 9:00 AM at Centennial Hall with a 1-hour on-ice session on October 16, 2016, at 2:45 PM at the Treadwell Arena. If you are interested in being a referee please go to the instruction page for information and links to sign up at:
You must be pre-registered in order to attend.
Score Keepers will be trained at the ice session on October 16th. Anyone interested in being a score keeper should sign up for training by sending an email to Terri Gregson at:
We hope to see you there!
If you’re looking to get into hockey, but aren’t quite sure – Intro to Hockey may be the thing for you!
We are offering six, one-hour sessions of coached ice time that will walk you through the basics of hockey to get you familiar with the sport.
The Intro to Hockey series is $75 for all six sessions. You can register by following the instructions on the Register for JAHA page.
It’s preferred that you have very basic skating skills – able to stand on skates and can skate forward – at a minimum.
No gear? We are hoping to have a variety of loaner gear available on a first come, first served basis for each session and skates are available for rent at the rink. Second Wind Sports has been carrying some new and used hockey gear or you can order online. You will need at a minimum a helmet, hockey pants, hockey gloves, shin/knee pads, and elbow pads. It is recommended you wear a chest protector if possible. If you let us know what gear you need ahead of time, we might be able to point you in the right direction!
Hope to see you on the ice!