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Alliance coaches for the 2020/21 season

 

The Florida Alliance is happy to announce their coaches for the 2020/21 season
18U- Anthony Perdicaro 
16U- Gilles Richard
15U- Jim Brown and Al Hargest
14U- Rob Michaud and Drake Berehowsky
2008- full season- Chris Ferazzoli 


All other age groups will be tournament teams and coaches will be announced shortly.

 We look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as all our lives return to normal.
Stay safe, stay healthy  

 


Match Penalty Hearing Dates

The Discipline Comittees will hold Match Penalty Hearings once a month. The following are the dates for each District:

East District

8/19, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/23, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27

North/Central and West Districts

8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/23, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27

 

New Geographical Boundary Map

This Link will allow you to view the new district boundaries in Google Maps. 

http://drive.google.com/open?id=1tU70E6AVNBLw9qqGELNaZbm-DSbJEZYS&usp=sharing

Report a Team that is in violation of the Out of District Players Limit

COVID-19

To: All Rink Directors, Program Directors, Players, Coaches and Parents,

The health and safety of our SAHOF Families is our first priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the SAHOF Board of Directors is actively monitoring updates and responding to government guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. At this time SAHOF has taken the following preliminary actions:

  • Tier I Tryouts and Florida Alliance Boys and Girls tryouts have been pushed back 30 days and will hopefully commence the weekend of May 15th.
  • The date Tier II Clubs can commence tryouts has been pushed back 30 days and tryouts will now be permitted to start June 1st. Tier II programs cannot commence tryouts sooner.
  • Player Developments Tryouts are looking to commence the weekend of May 15th.

We are dealing with a very fluid situation and changes may be made as our situation evolves. These dates are subject to change and will be posted on the SAHOF Website www.sahofhockey.org.

We are all working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the Steps to Prevent Illness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect you and your loved ones.

Take care,

Steve Lynch
SAHOF Executive Director



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Important Information For Players That Are Currently 17 Or Older, Or Will Be On Or Before December 

As you may know, the United States government enacted the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 on February 14th, 2018. USA Hockey has been working on addressing the changes necessary for the USA Hockey SafeSport Program based on this Act.

Click HERE for a memorandum from Casey Jorgensen, USA Hockey General Council, which provides details about these changes.

The changes approved at the USA Hockey Annual Congress last week to comply with the government requirements will directly impact players in Florida

To comply with the government requirement, USA Hockey does not want players or officials turning 18 to become ineligible in the middle of a season.

Therefore, USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).

Players in the group identified above that have not completed the SafeSport Training cannot be placed on the team’s roster in the USA Hockey registration portal (where rosters are created). The computer program will prevent the player from being added to the team until they have completed the training. Because the player is not on the Official Roster, they are prohibited from participating with the team until the training is completed and the player can be added to the roster.

We strongly recommend that players act on this new requirement NOW if they are currently 17 or older, or will be on or before December 31st.

The program takes about 90 minutes to complete online. Once the fall season is underway, players will be consumed with school, hockey, and other commitments. It is to their advantage to take the SafeSport Program NOW and not wait until it is time to be placed on a roster and games are starting.

The SafeSport Program is free. You must have a USAH Registration Confirmation Number to register to take the training. Players registered with USAH for the 2018/19 season can use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number from that season (which is valid until August 31, 2019) to register to take the training. They may also register with USA Hockey for the 2019/20 and use that confirmation number to register for the course. Effective September 1, 2019, registration for the program requires a 2019/20 USA Hockey Registration.

To take the SafeSport Program access the online program via the USA Hockey Website https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining. Or use this direct link to access the SafeSport site: https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=71d4f2f9-bddb-4e6d-bb2a-37211b8999d9.

Like the requirement this year to complete SafeSport, we anticipate additional changes regarding screening in the 2020/2021 season. At the present time, for the 2019/20 season, there is not a requirement for these individuals to be screened.

Enjoy the summer, and if you are or know someone that meets the age requirement for this new rule, we hope you take advantage of using some of your time to complete the SafeSport program.

2020 SAHOF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION

2020 SAHOF BOARD OF DIRECTORS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Friday, May 1, 2020
1pm - 4pm at RDV Ice Den
Closed session for Board of Directors

2020 SAHOF BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION

Saturday, May 2, 2020
8:30am - 12:30pm at RDV Ice Den

Board Members with expiring terms:
Bill Pinell
Doug Wemple
Jeff Ning
Jim Haverstrom
John Columbo

All nominations for the 2020 SAHOF Board or Directors should be made to the nominating committee.
Fred Eaton
or
Nic Robillard
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SFHL League Registration & Fees

Use This Registration Link to Register your teams and pay your 2019-20 SFHL League Deposit & Fees. 
We accept MC, Visa, Discover and Direct Bank Drafts.  
There is no other way to pay your fees. 

 

Association Registration

Per SAHOF rules all Associations must register annually with SAHOF. You must register your Association first before registering your teams.

USA Hockey Cancels National Championships, Disabled Festival

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
 
USA Hockey Cancels National Championships, Disabled Festival
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced tonight it has canceled its series of upcoming National Championships, including high school, youth, girls, adult and sled, that were set to begin in various locations across the country on March 26. In addition, the organization also announced it has canceled its Disabled Hockey Festival, which was set to take place over two weekends (March 26-29 and April 2-5) in Pittsburgh, Penn.

“Safety of our participants has always been our top priority and with the current coronavirus situation, our executive committee unanimously decided to cancel these national events,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.

“We felt it was important to get the news of the cancellation out immediately,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We’re sure there will be many questions and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we together work through this unprecedented situation.

“While we're disappointed that we had to make this decision, we celebrate the success of USA Hockey teams across the country this year, as well as the time and effort so many people invested into these signature events. We’re thankful to our national sponsors, tournament directors, volunteers and so many others for their support in making hockey an enjoyable experience for all.”

USA Hockey will continue to provides updates regularly on the coronavirus situation at USAHockey.com.

NOTE: There are games/tournaments played throughout the U.S. at the local level that include USA Hockey members that are not national-level events and are operated by districts, affiliates, local associations or even private operators. The decisions relative to those events are made at the local level. We continue to encourage all involved to engage with local health and medical professionals, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, in making educated decisions.


New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages

The NHL analytics team uses tracking technology to compare cross-ice to full-ice for 8U players

A cutting-edge NHL analytics team put the test to youth hockey for the first time ever, comparing cross-ice hockey to full-ice hockey. Watch this video and see what you think.