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2017-18 Ice Directors Year End Report

I would like to start with some stats for the past season.

Tryouts/Evaluations/Development Camp/Clinics  Ice Allocation (hrs)
Tryouts - Direct Entry 100
Tryouts - AA 40
Tryouts - Female 14
Tryouts - Female AA 5
Development Camp 60
Clinics 46
Total 265

 

Game Ice Breakdown Nbr of Games  Ice Allocation (hrs)
Direct Entry & AA 474 585.5
East League 145 145
House League 130 130
Total 860 860.5

 

Practice Ice Breakdown  Ice Allocation (hrs)
AA/A1* 683
House League/A2/A3* 816
Total 1499

* Includes 170 hrs at Garson

Playoff Ice Breakdown Nbr of Games  Ice Allocation (hrs)
  • Novice Female A1
  • Minor Atom A2
  • Bantam
98 101

Ice cost for city this past year was $205.15 per hour as was Gateway and East St Paul. Garson was $178.50.

I have had some preliminary discussions with Garson for next season and there is a chance we may get more hours especially during the week. We remain an important part of their program and they are very eager to keep us as major ice users for their arena.

Once again, all of our games were scheduled at Gateway and East St Paul this past season. Terry Sawchuk and River East were used strictly as practice facilities except for a handful of playoff games that were scheduled there in March. This continues to work well for everyone involved.

In the male AA program, we were required to provide game ice for the entire season once again. The female AA program remained unchanged with game ice being provided using the same guidelines as direct entry.

There were changes to the game needs for our Novice aged females as well as our House league programs. Novice games utilized a split game sheet for the first half. House league games had 3 teams on the ice at the same time. This added a little complexity to the game scheduling but it worked out in the end.

Exemption requests remain an issue with some teams making multiple wishes. The requests impact both the game and practice scheduling. Just a reminder that exemption requests, other than teams in the house league, must be done through Hockey Winnipeg. If you are unsure of the process, contact your division director.

For our playoffs, we ran into some issues with tie games as there were more instances this year. Unfortunately, Hockey Winnipeg still does not understand the impact a tie game has on the playoff schedule. Re-scheduling a game is not as simple as it may sound. There is a viable and practical solution to games ending in a tie, the shootout.

For instance, due to a number of tie games in our A2 Bantam playoff series, there was potential for a team to be forced to play 6 days in a row. Is this fair as opposed to utilizing a shootout? It is time for a change.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the REMHA board members for their assistance and cooperation. I would like to single out the following persons; Sherry Quesnel from Gateway who does a great job providing hours and setting up practice schedules for the A2/A3 and House League teams. Cory Kulchycki who puts together the AA and A1 practice schedules. Jim Leblanc, VP East League, for helping out with the East League game schedule. John Delacruz VP House League for his assistance and input into House League and Nancy Plustwa from East St. Paul.

Have a safe summer.

Jernej Anderlic
Ice Director
REMHA





 
 

 
 

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