By Peter Humann, AHAI Player Development Chairman
Congratulations to the players who have been selected to participate in USA Hockey’s Central District High Performance Youth 15, 16 & 17 Player Development Festivals held May 10-12 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the 2019 USA Hockey Central District High Performance Youth 14 Player Development Camp held June 16-21 at Ames, Iowa. Please click HERE to list of players.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc. (AHAI) will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodfield Hyatt Hotel located at 1800 East Golf Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Any individual who wishes to submit their name as a candidate for the position as a Board of Director of AHAI must submit their name, in writing, to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Ken Michel (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A short biography stating the individual’s background, hockey experience, etc. should be included. The Nominating Committee will then send to each team a list of all the candidates and their biographies prior to the AHAI Annual Meeting in accordance with the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations. Any individual who wishes to submit a new By-Law proposal or change to an existing By-Law must submit their proposal(s), in writing, to the President of AHAI, Mike Barrett (email@example.com), no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thank you, in advance, for all of you help and cooperation in the furtherance of youth hockey in Illinois. ~ AHAI Board of Directors
The Tier II substitute choice application process, Squirt 10U through Midget 16U/18U will begin on July 19, 2019. All applications will be submitted online. The Tier II Committee will only have (3) three appeal hearings this year for those denied a substitute choice. The dates for the appeals are August 8, August 28, and September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Ice Arena. If denied, please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org your preferred appeal hearing date. The deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15, 2019.
You will find helpful articles regarding the Two Choice Rule, Choice Substitutions and what you should consider before making that second choice as well as information regarding the Midget Third Choice in the articles below.
Congratulations go out to these individuals in honor of
their special accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season.
JJ O’Connor Boys High School Player of the Year
Eamon O’Brien – Loyola Academy
Cammi Granato Girls High School Player of the Year
Madeline Babnik - New Trier
Disabled Coach of the Year
Rich Jecmen - Blackhawks Warriors
High School Coach of the Year
Matt Smith – Ignatius
Girls High School Coach of the Year
Lenny Munson - New Trier Girls
Boys Youth Coach of the Year
Chris Cimoch - Arctic Jr. Fury
Girls Youth Coach of the Year
Brit Volini - St. Jude