2/5/22 Billings vs Havre (High School Varsity)
Pat Picicci - Northern Plains District Ref-in-Chief
District Camp -
Grand Forks, ND
If you are on this list, you should be receiving camp information soon. If you do not, please contact Mike or Annie.
Parents and players please read up on the new set of rule changes USAHockey made this summer.
After a season postponement, during the MAHA Annual Meeting on May 15th, it was voted for the start of half-ice for the 10U age groups.
MAHA Grow the Game Director Russ Barnett has put together the following document to share growth ideas here in the state. Please reach out to Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas on how MAHA can continue to Grow the Game.
The MAHA Board has passed the MAHA Officiating Abuse - Zero Tolerance Policy. This policy will be in effect immediately. Please make sure that all within your local associations and USA Hockey registered adult groups are aware of this policy.
It is becoming harder and harder to recruit and retain officials for all sports. USA Hockey is taking the steps to be a leader in the change of culture when it comes to abuse of official. USA Hockey established a task force to investigate abuse of official across the country and they presented their findings at the 2020 USA Hockey Winter Meetings. The results were staggering.! Please see the task forces presentation below.
MAHA let's be leaders and be in fore front of changing the culture when it comes to abuse of official!
Please click the link to view the new MATCH penalty requirement for anyone that uses hateful or discriminatory language. USA Hockey rule 601 (e3). https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1061121
USA Hockey recently released its Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect. Along with examples of acceptable body checks and non-acceptable body checks. Please find that information in the links below.
Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect.
The video to the right shares examples of acceptable and unacceptable body checking to help educate all involved in the sport as to the intent of the Declaration, which is focused on player safety and moving our sport forward.
It should be noted that USA Hockey supports legal body contact and body checking. The culture shift is an on-going effort to eliminate 1) hits from behind, 2) late hits and 3) hits to the head by more clearly defining body checking.
The Program Services site is a resource center for local youth association leadership. Its goal is to provide local associations with the tools necessary to deliver the best youth sports experience in their community. These include growth and retention programs that associations can easily apply in their own structure.