Revised - March 15, 2007
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ONE - NAME
The name of this Association shall be the St.
Clair Shores Hockey Association (SCSHA or the “Association”).
ARTICLE TWO -
The purpose of this Association shall be to:
ARTICLE THREE -
The address of the
Association shall be:
St. Clair Shores Hockey Association,
St. Clair Shores Civic Arena
20000 Stephens Road
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080
County of Macomb
ARTICLE FOUR -
This shall be a nonprofit association and/or
corporation and provides that:
ARTICLE FIVE -
The capital for the Association shall be derived
Player registration fees, which shall be established annually by the
ARTICLE SIX - FISCAL
The fiscal year of the
Association, for the purpose of financial accountability, shall commence
on the first day of July.
SEVEN - MEMBERSHIP AND
Members of the Executive Board.
2. Members of the
Board of Governors.
3. Appointees of
the Executive Board.
coaches, and other team officials, as listed on the approved USA Hockey
Player Roster Form, up to five individuals per team.
5. All Past
Presidents of the Association.
1. The parent or
legal guardian of any player registered with the Association.
2. Individuals who
contribute their time, energies, or monies to the betterment of the
Individuals' membership in the Association will begin at the time
they join the Association as a result of election, appointment,
contribution as noted above, or registration of their child with the
Association and will end on Labor Day following the season for which
they joined the Association except as noted elsewhere in these by-laws.
D. The Association is committed to
providing an equal competitive opportunity, taking into account ability,
physical size and other athletic criteria, to amateur athletes, coaches,
trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate,
consistent with the requirements of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, as
amended, in amateur athletic competition without discrimination on the
basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, or national origin.
E. The Association is committed to
providing a positive environment and prohibits any and all illegal,
immoral, indecent, and/or harassing behavior, including but not limited
to sexual and physical abuse. Included in this prohibition is any
criteria established by MAHA (subject to any contrary requirements
contained in state or local law applicable to Affiliate), which shall be
deemed to be incorporated herein.
ARTICLE EIGHT -
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The SCSHA is fully committed to conducting its responsibilities in a
manner reflecting the highest degree of integrity and honesty. The
success of the SCSHA in conducting its affairs is the sum efforts of
each individual in exercising his or her responsibilities with good
judgment and in an ethical manner. Therefore, in exercising these
responsibilities each individual should comply with the following
Association members, including Voting Members and Auxiliary Members,
must disclose to the SCSHA Executive Board any potential conflicts of
interest. The Executive Board shall determine whether an inappropriate
interest exists. Such disclosures shall include board membership on, a
substantial interest in or employment of the individual or a relative by
any organization doing business with the SCSHA.
Association Members may not receive honoraria or payments for any sales
or services rendered on behalf of the SCSHA.
Activities shall not be entered into which may be knowingly detrimental
to the interests of the SCSHA.
Information acquired in the course of carrying out SCSHA duties shall
not knowingly be used in a way that would be detrimental to the welfare
of the SCSHA.
Voting Member of the Association shall vote on any SCSHA-related
transaction in which the individual or family member shall receive a
direct or indirect financial gain.
Association members must report to and have the approval of the
Executive Board of any anonymous or known gift, entertainment, trip,
tickets or favors in excess of $100 per event or an accumulated total
$300 in value per 12 month period from any individual or outside concern
that does or is seeking to do business with the SCSHA. This includes
gifts, etc. from parents of players in the Association.
inappropriate activity, as deemed by the Executive Board, shall cease or
the person serving in that position will be removed.
individual, prior to accepting an elected or appointed position, shall
annually sign a statement that he/she has received, understands, and
agrees to abide by this conflict of interest policy.
Responsibilities shall be conducted in a manner reflecting the highest
degree of integrity and honesty, consistent with the Constitution and
General Rules of the SCSHA; the Constitution, By-Laws, Rules and
Regulations of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey;
and civil laws.
ARTICLE NINE -
AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION/EXONERATION
The Association will, at all times that it is
subject to an Affiliate Agreement with MAHA, be covered by the general
liability insurance policy and the directors and officers' liability
insurance maintained by USA Hockey. The Association will be informed of
the limits of that policy, and of any changes to those limits which may
be made by USA Hockey at its sole prerogative. The Association retains
the right to obtain whatever additional insurance coverages it may
desire, at its own expense, but will name MAHA as an additional insured
The Association hereby consents and declares that
all Voting Members, as defined in Article VII, above, and/or any other
official representatives of the Association, shall not, to the fullest
extent permitted by law, be liable for any act, deed, matter or thing,
whatsoever made, done or permitted by him/her in or about the execution
of the duties of his/her office or other official role in the
Association, except in relation to matters of gross negligence,
intentional misconduct in the performance of a duty, or the receipt of
improper personal financial gain.
As a non-profit association, the Association and
its Voting Members assume no responsibility for injury or damage to
players, team officials or game officials under any circumstances.
The Association hereby consents and declares that
all Voting Members, and/or any other official representatives of the
Association, shall be deemed to have assumed office or assignment on the
expressed understanding, agreement and condition that each one of them
shall not be liable as stated above, and that it is understood and
agreed that each one of them, and his/her heirs, executors and
administrators, estate and affects respectively, shall from time to time
and at all times, to the fullest extent permitted by law be indemnified
and held harmless out of the funds of the Association from and against
all liabilities, judgments, costs, charges and expenses, whatsoever,
which such person sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or
proceeding which is brought, commenced or prosecuted against him/her for
and in respect to any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever made, done
or permitted by him/her in or about the execution of the duties of
his/her office and also from and against all other costs, charges and
expenses that he/she sustains or incurs in or about or in relation to
the affairs thereof, except in relation to matters of gross negligence,
intentional misconduct in the performance of a duty, or to have received
an improper personal financial gain.
The Association will maintain an active and
up-to-date liability policy covering all voting members of the
Association, protecting them during the execution of their appointed
and/or official duties.
ARTICLE TEN -
AND GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION
shall be the right and the obligation of the
Association and its
members to request disciplinary action with regard to any member or
related individual including, but not limited to, parents, players,
coaches and referees, whose conduct is deemed to be detrimental to the
Association. Such request shall be made and disposition shall be
achieved using the following procedures:
ARTICLE ELEVEN -
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
the case of an office for which three or more candidates have been
nominated (except Officers-At-Large), where a candidate does not achieve
a simple majority, a run-off election shall be conducted immediately,
between the two candidates receiving the most votes.
regard to the election of Officers-At-Large, votes shall be cast for not
more than two candidates of those nominated and appearing on the
ballot. The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall
be the winners, whether or not any of the candidates achieves a simple
L. In the case of any condition that would preclude the completion of
the term of office by any elected officer, the membership shall hold
nominations and an election to fill that office for the remainder of the
unexpired term. The nomination and election process shall be conducted
in its entirety at the next membership meeting.
ARTICLE TWELVE -
The Executive Board shall be the governing body
of the Association and shall have powers as specifically conferred upon
it herein, and such other powers as are ordinarily given by custom or
President who shall:
preside at all meetings held by the Association.
upholds and enforces the Constitution and Rules of the Association.
act as exofficio member of all committees established by the
vote the Association's stock in the St. Clair Shores Concession Company,
at the direction of the Executive Board.
enter into any and all legally binding contracts, agreements and other
relationships, acting in behalf of the Association and at the direction
of the Executive Board
perform all other duties pertaining to this office as specified in
Robert's Rules of Order.
Vice President who shall:
preside at all meetings of the Association, in the absence of the
in the event of disability to the President, assume the duties of the
President's office, until such time as the President is able to resume
the duties of the office or until a new President is elected in
accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE ELEVEN, L, above.
register and represent the Association and its house teams in any
outside leagues in which Association teams may participate.
report all rule and guideline changes (except playing rules within MAHA,
USA Hockey, and other associations or leagues with which we are
associated) to the membership. Such report shall be given at the first
membership meeting after August 15th and thereafter, as changes occur.
be responsible for maintaining an inventory of all Association equipment
and determining such equipment is accounted for and properly stored.
Such accounting and storage to be accomplished by:
placing the equipment in a secure storage area.
ii. entrusting the equipment to a member for the purpose of storage
and/or transmittal to the team, which will use the equipment during the
perform enough additional duties, given by the President, that can
prepare him/her for the possibility of occupying the President's office.
Secretary who shall:
make and keep a true record (minutes) of all proceedings of all
membership meetings and provide copies to all members on a timely
make and keep a true record (minutes) of all proceedings of all
Executive Board and Board of Governors' meetings and provide copies to
all appropriate board members on a timely basis.
maintain a roster of the membership and distribute copies of a
membership directory to all Association teams.
give notice of all meetings, as directed by the President.
conduct all official correspondence, as directed by the President.
report to the President any and all correspondence and other information
maintain an accurate and up-to-date file of all correspondence.
insure that a copy of the Constitution and Rules of the Association is
posted on its website and available to all members and other interested
insure that any approved revision to the Constitution or Rules is posted
on the website within thirty days of such approval.
Treasurer who shall:
collect all funds due the Association and disburse all payments to meet
its obligations, as authorized by the Executive Board.
prepare a budget for the approval of the Executive Board and
dissemination to the membership prior to Labor Day.
maintain and/or supervise the maintenance of suitable accounting records
covering the Association's receipts, with corresponding records of
expenditures and a list of all funds and other assets.
deposit funds in his/her charge in depositories approved by the
Executive Board. Wherever possible, the service of local businesses
will be utilized.
close the books of the Association and prepare a comprehensive financial
statement at the end of each fiscal year.
at the discretion of the Executive Board, submit the books, statements,
records, and all supporting data to an independent professional
accountant, who shall, at Association expense, perform an audit of the
be bonded in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00)
and record such bond with the Secretary.
make all disbursements by Association check. All checks must bear two
signatures; that of the Treasurer and either the President or the Vice
have the specific approval of the Executive Board for any disbursement.
prepare a financial report of operations at intervals not less than
annually and in a form approved by the Executive Board. Such report is
to be made available for review by the Executive Board with subsequent
dissemination to the membership.
sit on, but not chair, the Concession Committee so as to be able to act
as a liaison between the Committee and the Board of Governors.
formulate a schedule that all teams and parents will follow when making
their ice payments. This schedule will be submitted to the Board of
Governors for their approval prior to the start of registration for the
coming season. Each player shall be then notified by the Registrar, in
writing, of the dates when ice bills are due.
perform all other duties pertaining to this office, as specified in
Robert's Rules of Order.
Registrar who shall:
register all players, coaches and other team officials and teams with
the Association, MAHA and USA Hockey.
make all changes to team rosters and provide notification of such
changes to the Board of Governors, through the appropriate Division
Representative, and to MAHA and USA Hockey.
supervise and conduct house team player drafts and maintain a proper
record of all draft proceedings.
Travel Representative who shall:
register and represent the Association and its travel teams in any
outside league in which Association teams may participate.
represent travel and Junior teams in matters within the Association.
perform those duties of Division Representative as specified in ARTICLE
FOURTEEN, D, 1-9 insofar as they apply to travel teams.
assist the Board of Governors in formulating recommendations to the
Executive Board concerning the awarding of coaching positions on travel
and junior teams.
7. the CEP/ACE Coordinator who shall:
register league coaches for appropriate certification clinics.
be an active participant in all CEP, ACE, and STAR activities.
assure that the SCSHA is informed about any activities undertaken by the
act as a liaison between the SCSHA and the above groups.
perform any other duties as needed to fulfill the obligations of this
two Officers-at-Large who shall:
each be assigned by the Executive Board, for purposes of becoming
familiar with the function and responsibility of the offices, to assist
other elective officers or appointees such as the:
Mini Mite Director
gain and maintain a working knowledge of the duties of all Executive
Board appointees and assist such appointees as needed.
be responsible for conducting all Association activities related to:
Opening Day ceremonies.
Play-off Sunday ceremonies.
the taking of team pictures.
the production of the Association yearbook.
perform other duties, as directed by the Executive Board.
9. the past President who shall:
attend all meetings of the Executive Board, Board of Governors', and the
act as a link between past and current practices.
appointed to the Board of Governors. Such appointees shall have full
voting rights on the Board of Governors. Positions in this category
the Referee-In-Chief, who shall:
appoint an assistant, subject to Executive Board approval, who will be
responsible for the performance of the Referee-In-Chief's duties in the
event of his/her absence.
ii. register all officials with MAHA and USA Hockey.
iii. provide competent and qualified officials for all house team
regular season and play-off games, travel team league and play-off games
(except for travel teams playing in leagues which supply officials,
sanctioned tournament games, and exhibition games for all teams
affiliated with the Association.
iv. organize and conduct teaching clinics and seminars for officials,
as approved by the Executive Board.
report all playing rule changes to the membership. Such report to be
given at the membership meeting preceding the house draft and
thereafter, as changes occur.
vi. report to the Executive Board and the Board of Governors any action
or incident involving a player, coach or other team member, that could
result in any disciplinary action by any authority.
Ice Convener, who shall:
establish the ice requirements of the Association and act to secure
sufficient ice to meet those needs.
arrange for all ice required by the Association.
iii. assign practice and game ice to each affiliated team, giving
notice to the Association Treasurer, for billing purposes.
iv. develop regular season and play-off game schedules for affiliated
house teams, giving notice to the Referee-In-Chief.
Mini Mite Director who shall:
organize and operate a program of basic skating and hockey instruction
for registered skaters, not qualified by age for other programs offered
by the Association.
work with the Registrar to formulate the size of such program, including
caps on number of skaters in total and by age group, and to make such
recommendations to the Executive Board.
formulate an annual budget for the program that will enable it to pay
for itself and establish a payment schedule for all participants.
communicate the details of the program to all registered participants at
least two weeks prior to the start of the season, which will commence
during the first week that house teams are assigned ice and conclude
during the week preceding "Play off Sunday."
collect all payments due from participants and make all ice payments due
the Association in accordance with a schedule to be provided by the
engage the services of professional skating instructions to provide
instruction in basic skating skill and provide a formal testing and
evaluation procedure that will enable skaters to earn credit and
recognition for their accomplishments.
vii. provide the opportunity for advancement within the program for all
viii. provide "game" experience for all participants, particularly those
that will advance to the Mite Division in the following season.
Parent Club Representative who shall:
the current President of the SCSHA Parents' Club.
act as liaison between the Parents' Club and the Board of Governors.
each season present and seek approval for the fundraisers, social
events, and other activities to be undertaken by the Parents' Club for
the betterment of the Association.
Individuals appointed to serve the membership. They shall become voting
members of the Association with voting rights equal to other voting
members. Positions in this category include:
Tournament Director who shall:
conduct tournaments approved by the Board of Governors.
compile, publish and provide copies of tournament rules to all
arrange the required ice time through the Ice Convener.
arrange for on ice and minor officials for all tournament games.
upon request, furnish accommodation information for all out-of-town
furnish a complete financial report for each tournament to the Board of
Public Relations Director, who shall promote the activities of the
Association at the discretion of the Board of Governors.
Any other position deemed necessary to the operation and well
being of the Association.
ARTICLE THIRTEEN -
The Concession Committee shall be responsible to
the Executive Board for the operation and conduct of the St. Clair
Shores Concession Company.
is the intent of the Association that the Concession Committee shall
serve as its Board of Directors.
Whenever a vacancy exists for the position of Concession Manager, the
Concession Committee shall identify candidate for the position and
formulate a recommendation for Executive Board review and approval.
Following Executive Board approval, the successful candidate shall be
hired at an agreed wage to be in full charge of the day-to-day operation
of the concession, in accordance with a job description to be prepared
by the Concession Committee and approved by the Executive Board.
Concession Manager shall report to the Concession Committee, through its
Chairperson, as specified in the job description.
members of the Concession Committee and the Executive Board are
expressly prohibited from participation in the day-to-day operation of
the Concession Company.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN -
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The governing body of the Association's Hockey
League shall be known as the Board of Governors.
Parents' Club Representative
Manage the affairs of the division they are elected to represent.
as liaisons between the teams in their division and the Board of
Present, in an impartial manner, any request and/or problem -except
disciplinary- pertaining to teams in their division, that cannot be
resolved within the division, to the Board of Governors for resolution.
Disciplinary matters are presented to the Executive Board.
a written report, for the record and for possible review by the Board of
Governors, of any request and/or problem resolved within the division.
Following the player drafts for house teams, advise the Registrar of any
changes to team rosters in the division whether permanent or temporary.
Supervise teams in the division, while encouraging acceptable coaching
practices and a sense of fair play by all involved individuals and bring
all matters of interest to the attention of the Board of Governors.
Maintain and publish team standings.
Maintain individual player statistics to be used internally, by the
Board of Governors, for the betterment of the Association.
Discharge all duties faithfully during their entire term of office,
which shall begin at the time of their election, but not before
September 1st, and serve through Labor Day of the following year.
ARTICLE FIFTEEN -
MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION
General membership meetings of the Association
shall be held in accordance with a schedule to be determined by the
reading and accepting of the minutes of the most recent meeting
report of the Treasurer
other officer and committee reports
Attendance at membership meetings shall be limited to members and
invited guests. Any non member or group wishing to address the
membership should make written request, at least one week in advance, to
the President or Secretary, stating the reason for the request. The
Secretary shall provide notice of approval or denial of each such
request within three days of its receipt.
ARTICLE SIXTEEN -
Any part of the Constitution or Rules of the
Association may be amended in accordance with the following procedures.
ARTICLE SEVENTEEN -
Qualified voters for any and all business before
the membership shall include voting members, as listed in ARTICLE 7, A.
ARTICLE EIGHTEEN -
ASSOCIATION COLORS AND APPAREL
The intent of the Association shall be to create
a widely recognized identity. Toward that end the following standards
The official colors of the Association shall be red and white.
Teams will wear jerseys, socks, and other items of uniform apparel as
provided by the Association for all games in which they participate.
Permission for a team to wear apparel other than that provided by the
Association must be requested of and granted by the Board of Governors.
ARTICLE NINETEEN -
Specific provisions of the CONSTITUTION
notwithstanding, the Association and its members shall conduct itself
and themselves, at all times, in a spirit of fair play and shall be
subject to other provisions and conditions imposed on organizations of
this type, by custom or law, and by such other provisions as may be
included in the GENERAL RULES of the Association.
Under the provisions of ARTICLE 19 of the
CONSTITUTION OF THE St. Clair Shores Hockey Association Incorporated,
all members and related individuals shall be subject to additional rules
and guidelines as described in this section.
RULE 1 - HOCKEY
The hockey organization, within this Association
shall be known as the ST. CLAIR SHORES HOCKEY LEAGUE (SCSHL).
League house teams, which shall compete in the ST. CLAIR SHORES HOCKEY
LEAGUE and/or other leagues established or approved by the Executive
League travel teams, which shall compete in organized, outside A and AA
classification travel leagues approved by the Executive Board.
Associate travel teams which shall compete in any organized, outside
classification that does not exist within the SCSHL. Concerning
requests for this status should be made in writing to the Association
the Executive Board shall be responsible for granting such status on a
season-to-season basis and may revoke such membership at any time for
the Association shall have no jurisdiction over any aspect of the
operation of such teams.
the Executive Board shall each season establish the hourly ice rental
cost for such teams.
the coaching staff, as listed on the approved USA Hockey Player Roster
Form, and the parent or legal guardian of any player shall be auxiliary
members of the Association.
the team shall have no vote in matters before the Association.
registration fee must be paid by such teams. The amount of this fee
will be established by the Executive Board each season. This fee is to
cover administrative cost encumbered by the Association such as MAHA
registration fees, etc. Payment of this fee will not entitle such teams
to financial considerations normally given Association teams such as
placement in the yearbook, player patches, or payment of tournament fees
etc. The payment of this team registration fee will cause all members
of the team to be registered with the Association at no additional cost.
such teams shall not be governed by the provisions of the Association's
Constitution and General Rules except as specified in GENERAL RULE 2 and
as necessary for individuals affiliated with such teams to function as
auxiliary members of the Association.
SCSHA, an affiliate Association of MAHA, shall abide by and act in
accord with the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Rules and
Regulations, Playing Rules and decisions of the Board of Directors of,
and such documents and decisions shall take precedence over and
supersede all similar governing documents and/or decisions of the
Affiliate. Further, Affiliate (i) shall assist I the administration and
enforcement of the provisions of the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations,
Playing Rules and decisions of the Board of Directors of MAHA, within
and upon its members and/or within its jurisdiction.
SCSHA, an affiliate Association of MAHA, shall indemnify and hold
harmless MAHA, the Board of Directors of MAHA and each member thereof,
the Executive Committee of MAHA, and each member thereof, councils and
committees of MAHA and each member thereof, and all other elected,
appointed, employed or volunteer representatives of MAHA from any and
all claims, liability, judgments, costs, attorneys’ fees, charges and
expenses whatsoever, arising from the acts and omissions of SCSHA,
except to the extent (i) that MAHA or its aforedescribed representatives
caused such claims, liability, judgments, costs, attorneys’ fees,
charges or expenses by their own intentional neglect or default or (ii)
that such acts or omissions were the direct result of compliance with
the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Playing
Rules or decisions of the Board of Directors of MAHA. Further, SCSHA
understands and acknowledges that MAHA and its aforedescribed
representatives have assumed such assignment, function, office or
capacity upon the express understanding, agreement and condition that
they be so indemnified and held harmless to the extent described in this
Players desiring to play on teams established
within the Association must be properly registered with MAHA and USA
Hockey, including paying their
Association registration fee.
following definitions shall be used to prioritize players:
"Resident player": A player whose parent or legal guardian are
residents of the City of St. Clair Shores and who meet the residency
qualifications established to attend a public school in the city of St.
"Non resident player": All players who do not qualify as a "resident
"Returning player": A player who was registered with and played the
entire immediately preceding season in the Association, and who has met
all team and Association financial responsibilities.
"New player": A player who does not qualify as a "returning player".
Should there be more players registered than there are openings on
teams, the players shall be placed on teams in the following priority
Returning resident players registered by June 1. Also, a player whose
parent is the coach or manager of record and/or a member of the Board of
Governors of the Association shall be placed in this priority category
if he/she has registered by June 1.
New resident players registered by June 1.
Returning nonresident players registered by June 1.
d. New nonresident players registered by June 1.
e. Any player registering AFTER June 1 will be placed on a waiting
list. Players will be added to the league on a "first come first served
basis" with resident players given priority with Board discretion.
player desiring to play in a division above his/her appropriate age
classification must file a written request with the Board of Governors,
prior to September 1st, stating the reason for the request. Such
request shall be reviewed and acted upon by the Board of Governors and
notification of their decision shall be provided prior to the start of
draft proceedings for the appropriate age classification.
parent that does not want his/her player drafted to a team by a specific
coach may make a request to that effect to the Registrar. Such request
must be made in writing, on a timely basis prior to the draft, and
should contain specific reasons for making the request. The Registrar
will present the request to the coach who shall, on a timely basis,
grant or deny the request. Such response should be made in writing and
should provide specific reasons that support the action of the coach.
The coach's decision shall be final except that should either the parent
or the coach wish to pursue the matter further, they may ask for a
hearing by the Board of Governors who shall make a final determination.
RULE 4 - COACHES'
The coach or manager of record, that is the
individual to whom a team is awarded, shall be solely responsible to the
Association for that team and for its compliance with the rules and
specific requirements of the Association including, but not limited to,
those listed below:
Failure of the coach or manager of record to meet
these requirements and others that may be established by the
Association, shall make him/her subject to disciplinary action, which
may include suspension or removal.
RULE 5 - SENIORITY
Managers, coaches and other team officials, as
listed on the approved USA Hockey Team Player Roster Form; elected
officers of the Association; and members of the Board of Governors shall
receive seniority as a result of their service to the Association.
championship tournament game.
District playoff tournament game.
League play-off game.
Exhibition or scrimmage game.
RULE 7 - STATE
The team in first place overall, in whatever
league the division is participating, based on the total point standings
at the end of the last full round of play completed prior to February
1st, shall represent the Association in State play-off competition. It
is the intent that this decision of representation will be based on the
greatest number of games and teams played equally by all teams in a
division whether the teams are from this Association or not. In the
case of two or more teams tied in the total point standings, the team
with the most games won shall be the Association representative. If a
tie still exists, and there is sufficient time and ice available, a
play-off will be arranged among the teams still tied. In the case of
two teams still tied, such play-offs shall consist of one game. In the
case of three or more teams still tied, the play-off shall consist of a
sufficient number of games, among the tied teams, to break all ties.
The decision to conduct such play-off and the determination of the
format to be used shall be made by the Board of Governors. If a
play-off is not practical, for any reason, USA Hockey tie-breaking rules
for Regional Championships will be applied until all ties are broken.
With regard to play-off games played under this provision, the results
shall not figure into regular season League standings or be given
consideration in any other matter other than the determination of the
Association's representative in State play-off competition.
RULE 8 - DETERMINATION
The determination of the house team divisional
champion shall be done in the following manner:
RULE 9 - HOUSE TEAM
- DRAFT PROCEDURES
The house team draft shall be conducted as
team may protect one player from the draft list. This player
will be listed as the first round player in the appropriate draft
team may select up to three "preferred players" prior to the
start of the draft. Such "preferred players" will be tentatively
listed as that team's highest available draft picks in the appropriate
category. Other teams will be advised of these "preferred players" and
will be asked to honor the other team's preference. Teams that have
listed "preferred players", must actually draft those players in their
turn during the appropriate draft round. The other teams are under no
obligation to honor a team's "preferred player" list and may draft any
available player, including one listed as a "preferred player". The
list of "preferred players" may include the coach's son/daughter,
assistant coach's son/daughter, sponsor's son/daughter, etc.
team which chooses to protect a player or to list a player as a
"preferred player" must submit written confirmation from the player's
parents which indicates a willingness to play for the team.
a. After all protected and preferred players and siblings, if
applicable, have been placed on the draft board in accordance with Rules
9.A.4. and 5., above, but prior to the selection of any other players, a
goalie round shall be conducted, as follows:
each team shall select a goalie in draft order, which for the
goalie round shall be the same as determined in Rule 8, B above.
upon selection, the goalie shall be placed in the top row of the
draft board for either second year players or first year players, as
applicable, which rows shall be identified on the draft board as a
any remaining goalies not taken during the goalie round shall be
placed on the draft board to be drafted in the appropriated draft
category, in accordance with the procedures set forth in Rule 9, C.2.
and C.3., below.
the total number of players registered as goalies is less than the
number of teams in the division, each registered goalie must be taken in
draft order until all available goalies have been selected and placed in
the appropriate goalie round on the draft board, as set forth above.
The remaining team(s) may then select any unprotected player in lieu of
a goalie during the goalie round, which player is placed on the draft
board in the appropriated draft category at that team’s selection for
the goalie round.
for Mites and Squirts, the team(s) without a goalie being drafted
must make a goalie from the players that are drafted.
for PeeWee and higher, if a goalie(s) from outside the SCSHA
registers to play in the SCSHA after the draft is held, that goalie(s)
will be assigned to a team without a goalie through a blind draw.
c. Following placement of all protected and preferred players and
siblings, if applicable, on the draft board, pursuant to Rules 9.A.4.
and 5., above, and completion of the goalie round, drafting of all
remaining players shall take place in accordance with Rule 9.C.2.
through 4., below.
Second year players: if the total number of second year players,
registered for the draft, is equal to or greater than the number of
teams in the division, such second year players shall be drafted to an
even number per team. Such even number shall include players selected
in accordance with Rule 8, A. above. When there is not a sufficient
number of second year players to allow the completion of a draft round,
the remaining second year players shall be placed in and drafted from
the first year players pool. The term "second year player" shall refer
to any player in their last year of eligibility in the division.
year players: first year players, including remaining second year
players, shall be drafted to teams until all registered players have
a player with a sibling in the same draft is drafted, the sibling(s)
will be assigned to the same or next available round in the appropriate
Players registered after the draft but before January 1st shall be
assigned one at a time, according to the draft rotation, to the team
with the fewest players. When practical the Registrar shall hold a
player until two or more players become available at which time the
players shall be assigned by a blind draw conducted by the Registrar and
the Division Representative with as many coaches present as is
practical. The Registrar may, after consulting with the Board of
Governors, assign an individual player.
Registrar shall take this action only when it is believed that no other
players will become available in the near future and that it is in the
best interest of the player and the Association. Further, it is the
intent of these rules that players should be assigned to teams in a fair
and equitable manner. The Registrar shall, therefore, hold a player
until a hearing can be held by the Board of Governors if it is believed
that a player is attempting to use a late registration to circumvent the
intent of these rules. The Board may take whatever action it deems
appropriate including a rejection of the player's registration.
December 31st, players will be registered at the discretion of the
Division Representative and the Registrar, based on the needs of the
division in terms of roster strength. Players so registered will be
assigned to teams in accordance with Rule 9, D.1., above.
withstanding any other provisions of this Constitution and these General
Rules, a player released by a travel team who wishes to play for a house
team will be placed on a team selected by the Board of Governors. In
such cases the Division Representative will contact each coach in the
division for his advice and will then formulate a recommendation for the
Board of Governors.
F. Each team must possess an identified goalie
before the draft is certified, providing that there are enough goalies
for each team in a given draft.
draft must be certified by the Registrar after consulting with those
members of the Board of Governors who are present. Such certification
will take place when the trading period has ended. The certification
period may be shortened or lengthened at the discretion of the
Coaches shall have no contact with drafted players until such time as
they are notified by the Registrar that the draft has been certified.
Registrar shall be responsible for the conduct and supervision of draft
least one additional member of the Executive Board shall be present at
all draft sessions.
interpretive ruling required during the draft proceedings shall be made
by the Registrar, who may consult with any members of the Board of
Governors who may be in attendance.
Interpretive rulings made herein are subject to appeal by a coach or
manager of record, through the Registrar, to the Board of Governors.
Such appeal must be made prior to the certification of the draft to the
Board of Governors who are present at the draft.
started, division drafts will be completed on scheduled dates, in
accordance with these procedures.
team participating in the draft will be permitted to have a maximum of
two representatives in attendance.
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