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Update from President Alex Russell
Submitted By PSMHA Webmaster on Friday, April 24, 2020
Hello Sailors,
Here's an update from our PSMHA President Alex Russell with information about our 2020 AGM, 2020-21 Registration, Referee Certification, Team Equipment, Coaching and Financial Support.

AGM

It has been a few weeks since my last update and I thought you might appreciate some information on our go forward strategy.  To ensure we are ready for next season, all members of the current board have agreed to continue in their current roles until AGM elections are held.  Obviously our AGM will not be tonight as originally planned, the board plans on having an in person AGM the 3rd Tuesday after school resumes.  If schools end up closing for the year, we will have our meeting the 3rd Tuesday after we are cleared to do so. 

Registration
Goalies, remember to register early to ensure your spot in net!

Registration for next season is now open.  You will note that we have adopted the new age based divisions (IP = U7, Pre-novice = U8, Novice = U9, Atom = U11, Pewee = U13, Bantam = U15, Midget = U18 and Juvenile =U21).  While registration rates have been frozen for the year, the board is proposing a $100 per family volunteer fee for the upcoming season.  Rostered bench staff, Executive and those who volunteer for one of our many events throughout the season will have their volunteer checks shredded, those who do not will have their checks cashed.  To get the early registration rate of $850 you will need to be registered by June 30, where positions exceed our capacity we will be using 1st registered as the determining factor on who is offered a spot on a team and who is waitlisted.  As with past years, the viability of Rep teams will be assessed the day AA tryouts start so that those living within the Port Stanley area will have a fair shot at making rep teams elsewhere if we are unable to offer a team in Port at that age group.  Our first ice will be Sept 14. 

If you require a permission to skate for AAA, AA/A or Jr B/C you can email [email protected] or [email protected] and Steve or I will process your request virtually.  With fall tryouts everywhere there is no real urgency, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing you crossed something off your to do list! 

Referee Certification

If you have a child born in 2003, 2004 or 2005 who is interested in becoming a referee PSMHA would like to help.  We have reserved 3 spots at the Windsor OMHA Referee School in September.  Please email [email protected] to express your interest. 

Team Equipment

For those who still have jersey’s, trainer kits and water bottle holders, please hold on to them for now.  Once the restrictions are lifted Greg will provide instructions on how to return those items.

Coaching

It isn’t too late to submit a coach evaluation for this past season.  For those interested in coaching next season, Craig would like you to complete the form under coaches on our website.      
 
Financial Stress

Next season will present financial challenges for many in our community.  Please do not let family financial stress be the reason your child does not play hockey next season.  One of the best things about playing hockey in Port Stanley is the sense of community.  The board has worked hard over the last several years to identify sponsors that come forward for those in need.  While some of them choose to remain anonymous, others are proudly listed on our sponsor page.  If you are struggling to pay for hockey registration, please reach out to our Registrar, Candice at [email protected] to make arrangements.  If you want to make a donation to help those in need or support, please contact Rick at [email protected]


Be safe,

 

See you in September!

Alex

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