Fall 2019 Kickoff!
It’s that time again, can you believe it? The leaves are changing color, the cohos are jumping, and the ice is ready for some JAHA action. Remember, if you have any questions at all, please let us know.
As always, please take a second to read some housekeeping items below. If you show up at the rink and are confused about something, don’t say we didn’t try to warn you:
- FEAR IS (NOT) THE KEY: Despite what Iron Maiden says, fear is out as the key this year—you will now need an actual physical key to get into your assigned locker room at the rink! You will need to pick up the key at the front desk by trading your own keys for it. This is also a great time to pick up a scoresheet. Please keep locker rooms doors locked when vacant and keep the key with you on the bench. If a member of your team shows up late for a game, they will need to get the key from you. Remember to lock the locker room and turn in the key within 30 minutes of your game ending so the key is ready for the next team. Work it out amongst your team if the person who traded their keys for the locker room key needs to leave early. We can do this!
- NO. MORE. STICKERS: I know some of you were trying to get the whole collection, but JAHA stickers are no longer being distributed. A list of eligible players will be made available to the scorekeeper and referees. If there is any question as to someone’s registration status, this list will serve to verify the player. Remember that an unregistered player on the ice puts everyone at risk—in case of injury, USA Hockey may deny insurance coverage if an unregistered player is on the ice and JAHA’s standing as an affiliate can be revoked. If you are on your team’s roster on the website, you will be on the list.
- MIXED SKILL REMINDERS: If you are in a mixed skill tier – Tier 40+ and Women’s Tier – and you need a player sub, remember that the sub in must be of similar skill as your missing player AND you must get the opposing team’s approval for your substitute per JAHA rule C4. One of your players being gone isn’t an opportunity to stack your team for a win; that’s just not very sporting!
- 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.
- MORE RULES: Speaking of rules, remember to take a look at the proposed JAHA rule changes and comment by September 15th!
- TELL IT TO THE BOARD: The only way we can get better as an adult hockey association is if we know where our weaknesses are and the best source for that information is YOU! Please take a moment to fill out our super quick survey at: http://j.mp/jahasurvey
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