This excerpt is in part of a letter distributed by the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association for all Associations:
On Monday March 23, 2020, the Governor of Michigan issued an Executive Order in Response to COVID19 to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” until April 13, 2020. This has caused all the rinks in Michigan to temporarily close and suspend all activities. Many rinks in Michigan have temporarily taken their ice out to reduce expenses during this time. They will need time to restore their facilities once the Executive Order is lifted to be able to resume normal operations. Some rinks have stated they may not be putting ice back in until the fall season which means associations and teams looking for spring / summer ice may need to find other nearby facilities to use.
The MAHA Executive Board met on Tuesday March 24, to discuss tryouts for spring and fall teams that had been previously scheduled or postponed until April 7, 2020. USA Hockey has given the Affiliates authority to make decisions, based on current events and local circumstances, during the pandemic. Therefore, Effective Immediately the MAHA Executive Committee is prohibiting any tryouts, formation of teams, offering of contracts, recruiting etc. for ALL USA Hockey Member programs in the Michigan Affiliate (aka: Everyone) until further notice. This includes all levels of Youth and Girls hockey, for which tryouts were originally to take place in either March or April.
MAHA will monitor issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and will provide direction on when tryouts and related activities will be able to begin. Once it is clear when these restrictions will be lifted, and when rinks will be able to resume operations, a new date will be set.
Congratulations to the following Officers selected in the Adrian Youth Hockey Association's Board of Directors election:
President - Larry Spreeman
VP/MAHA Rep - Tony Coumoundouros
Secretary - Shanan Henline
Registrar - Jana Schutte
Coaching Coordinator - Brett White
Treasurer - Amy Jo Sackett
The election results were close and reflected over an 80% response rate. Thank you for everyone's participation and enthusiasm to propel the Association forward.
The newly elected Officers will officially assume their roles on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and begin preparations for the 2020-21 youth hockey season.
UPDATED MARCH 13:
The following candidates have submitted applications and have been verified by MAHA to run for Board of Director positions at AYHA's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 17. Each candidate's application will be added for members to view their respective platforms and distributed via email from Team Managers:
President (vacant) - Larry Spreeman, Eli Williams
VP/MAHA Rep (vacant) - Tony Coumoundouros
Secretary - Niki Clark, Shanan Henline (incumbent)
Registrar - Jana Schutte (incumbent), Kina Wilson
Treasurer (vacant) - (none declared)
Coaching Coordinator - Lisa Fisher, Randy Spence, Brett White (incumbent)
The election will be held on Tuesday, March 17. Due to the closing of the Adrian College campus to outside groups, all voting will be done online. Newly elected officers will assume their roles on Tuesday, March 31.
The Adrian Youth Hockey Association is accepting applications from interested persons for volunteer positions on the Board of Directors. Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2020 and all candidates will be announced through AdrianHockey.com for consideration at the Association’s Annual Meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Executive Board positions that will be voted upon by the General Membership include:
President (2-year term)
Vice President / MAHA Representative (2-year term)
Registrar (2-year term)
Treasurer (2-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
Coaching Coordinator (2-year term)
Rink Director (Non-elected position)
In addition, the newly elected Board of Directors will have the power to appoint two directors (1-year term) who will oversee specific age-level activities within the Association. The director positions, which carry voting privileges on Board business matters, will be divided between Instructional Division Director (LTP/6U/8U/10U – House) and Advanced Division Director (12U/14U House and Travel teams, if offered).
Applications can be found at AdrianHockey.com and click on the Documents tab on the left-hand side of the Home Page.
Newly-elected officers, and those re-elected if applicable, will assume their roles no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
All completed applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than 11:59 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2020.