Announcements


WAHA Association Board and Officer Development Workshop
August 3-4, 2018
Wausau, WI
 
WHO: All new and veteran local youth hockey organization officers (association president/vice president, secretary treasurers registrar, coaching director, referee scheduler, ADM manager, ice scheduler) WAHA expects all associations to be represented at this event!

WHAT: An event intended to support the development of strong, local organization man-agement. Association officers will engage with state and national hockey experts to build un-derstanding related to policies and procedures, scheduling and much more.

WHEN: August 3, 2018 — Registration for the Workshop begins at 5:00 pm. Sessions from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Social - Second floor conference area, Jefferson Inn.

August 4, 2018:  Registration for the Workshop begins at 7:15 a.m., Continental breakfast from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m..  The Workshop will be held from 8:30 – 11 a.m., followed by lunch and the WAHA Annual Meeting from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Workshop sessions from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., followed by evaluation and Workshop conclusion.

WHERE: Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St, Wausau, WI 54403

COST: There is a registration fee of $25 which you'll get back at the end of the Conference. Includes lunch and all materials.

Anyone who wants a room for Friday night August 3 at the Jefferson Street Inn there is a block held. The block is "Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Acct. #3525"
 

SESSIONS
 


WISCONSIN HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NAMES 2018 INDUCTEES

          At its Annual Meeting in Wausau, the board of directors of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame has named its inductees for 2018.  Selected for induction to the Hall September 8th in Eagle River are Jerry Swenson of McFarland, and Dan Schachte of Verona.
          The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1975 and is housed in the Eagle River Arena.  The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame was established to honor outstanding individuals responsible for the development and success of amateur ice hockey in the State of Wisconsin.
            The event in Eagle River includes a golf tournament, banquet and the induction ceremony of Saturday, September 8.  All events are open to the public, but ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Questions about tickets can be directed to John Hack at 218-391-2301 or by email to john.hack1967@gmail.com, or to Pat Weber at 715-479-8912.

Banquet & Golf Reservations


MULDER ELECTED TO LEAD ADULT COUNCIL
At the USA Hockey Board of Directors meeting June 9, 2018, Don Mulder was unanimously elected to serve as the Vice President/Chairperson, Adult Council.  This election concluded the USA Hockey Annual Congress held in Colorado Springs, the home of USA Hockey, the National Governing Body for ice hockey in the United States.  Mulder succeeds John Beadle of Lansing, Mich., who held this position for the past 27 years, and announced his intent to not seek re-election prior to the Annual Congress.  Mulder will continue Beadle’s leadership with the aim of growing registration of Adult men and women to surpass 200,000 individuals.  

Mulder has served on the Adult Council for almost three decades.  In 2012, he was elected to the USA Hockey Board of Directors as a Director representing Central District which is composed of the States of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.  In June 2015 at the Annual Congress, Mulder was elected to his second three-year term as Central District Director.  At the same meeting, he was elected a Director Representative member of the USA Hockey Executive Committee, which acts on behalf of the Board of Directors for USA Hockey.  As the Vice President, Adult Council, Mulder will remain a member of the Executive Committee.  His position also includes being an officer of the USA Hockey Foundation, the charitable arm of USA Hockey.  The Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the mission of USA Hockey, Inc., by making grants to various organizations that share its values.
 
Mulder has served as a member of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) since 1982 and was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.  He was elected President of the WAHA in 2010 and served six terms as its president.  Mulder remains a member of the WAHA Board of Directors as Director Emeritus and serves actively on a number of WAHA committees.  He is also a member of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors and is a past-president of that group.  Mulder and his wife Judy are retired and reside in Fond du Lac.

Al Deming of Waupun was elected to fill the position of Central District Director on the USA Hockey Board of Directors.  Deming is currently the president of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association, which governs more than 20,000 amateur hockey players and coaches in the Badger State.
Pilot Program - Dual Rostering of Girls. Click HERE to veiw.
New/Ammended Rules Adopted by WAHA for 2018
Grants
Again this year WAHA gill be awarding grants for Grass Roots hockey and Hard Divider Boards.
Grass Roots Grant - Guidelines
Grass Roots Grant - Application
Hard Divider Board Grant - Guidelines
Hard Divider Board Grant - Application
Coach Sauer Foundation to award scholarships to kids statewide who can't afford skates and gear. For more info:
https://www.coachsauerfoundation.org
CONGRATULATIONS to the Girls Team Wisconsin for winning the America's Showcase!

Please be aware some deceptive e-mails are being generated and sent to local associations, clubs, and affiliates using the e-mail addresses listed on your websites. They are asking for payments, account balances, and money transfers. Most have fake e-mail addresses but look authentic. A few Treasurer's have also received faxes looking for the same information. Please make sure your association's Treasurers are on alert and double-checking to be sure they are not responding to these deceptive practices.
PARENTS' GUIDE TO BUYING EQUIPMENT (8U)
For a parent of a new hockey player, entry into the sport can be an intimidating experience. And that feeling can start long before the first goal or even first skate blade hits the ice, because outfitting your child for hockey requires some specialized equipment.
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USA Hockey's Club Excellence
Club Excellence is a new online portal system designed to give USA Hockey associations a unique home to drive organizational success. The portal walks youth hockey leadership through the day-to-day needs of running a successful youth hockey association.
 
To access, the local association President or Vice President would need to submit through the link below. Once confirmed, they can invite the rest of the board to join them in the portal. Each leader has a job description, monthly tasks and a resource center with quick reference templates / best practice guides that relates to their association role.
 
http://www.usahockey.com/clubexcellence
 
If you have any questions about Club Excellence, please contact Brittany Bobak at (719) 538-1102 or brittany.bobak@usahockey.org.

Will playing four years of cross-ice hockey hold my child back? Click HERE.
Invitational Tournament Sanctioning
Please send your association's completed Invitational Tournament Sanction Forms and checks to your REGIONAL REGISTRAR for approval. Do NOT send them to the WAHA Secretary or Treasurer. Mailing addresses are listed on the Regional Registrars page.
Prices for programs will vary.