Hello, MHA Families,
With a rather abrupt end of the season, we are not able to operate as we normally would. To finish up some end-of-the-season tasks, the MHA Board will be at Little Bear West Arena on Sunday, March 22, from noon- 2pm to collect any raffle tickets that have not been turned in and for the 6U & 8U group to return any equipment that was borrowed for the season.
We will hold the drawing for the raffle prizes after the ticket collection period. If you are unable to make that time slot, please make alternate arrangements with Phil Berger for your tickets or with Jon Carlson or Tori Irving for your equipment drop-off.
Additionally, the MHA Board will hold a special meeting on Sunday to discuss how to wrap-up the end of the season and handle some of the items we usually address during the banquet, specifically elections.
Regarding elections, for our association to continue operating, the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer roles must be filled prior to the start of the 2020-2021 season per USA Hockey and MAHA rules. All four of the officer seats are available and we have received very little interest in them. Most of the current officers are not running again and do not intend on returning to the board in any capacity, except for helping the new on-coming members. Please consider stepping up and joining the board so we can continue as an organization. If you are interested in joining the board, please submit your name to Tori Irving.
In addition to elections, MHA has worked to amend the bylaws. You can find the bylaws on the MHA website at: https://www.manistiquehockey.com/bylaws Please take some time to review them and submit any comments to Tori Irving or through the general ‘Contact Us’ link on the website. The goal is to have the new and improved bylaws ratified by the start of the next season.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
Yours in hockey,
MHA Board of Directors
MHA Weekend Recap- 1/4/20 - 1/5/20
The Zephyr 6U team is back from the holiday break and resumed practice on January 4th. They are getting ready to participate in their next jamboree in Escanaba on January 25th.
The Jack's Fresh Market 8U team had the weekend off. They'll head up to Negaunee on January 11 for a couple of cross-ice games.
On Saturday (1/4), Little Bear West hosted four games against teams from Marquette. The Graymont 10U team had a couple of tough losses against Marquette Crossroads. The first game was 1-11 with the goal by Cole Watchorn assisted by Joe Noble. The second game was 1-9 with the single goal scored by Andrew Coyer.
The IQ Designs 12U team had a close first game but came out just short with a 3-4 loss. Goals in that game came from Gavin Ziminski, assisted by Carter LaVinge; two goals from LaVigne, one of which was shorthanded. The second game was a little tougher and ended in a 3-7 loss. Goals were scored by Maya Carlson, assisted by Carter Lavigne; two goals from Mack Pugh, both assists coming from Maya Carlson; and one from Carter Lavigne in the last two minutes of the game.
Both the Graymont 10U and the IQ Designs 12U teams will be playing in the East Regional Tournament in Munising on Friday night (1/10). This tournament will determine if the teams advance to their District Tournaments in February. If the teams get a win on Friday night, they will automatically advance to the District Tournament, a stepping-stone to the State Tournament later this year. If the teams lose, they will play on both Saturday and Sunday and advancement will be determined by the number by points earned for each win. Four 12U teams will advance and three 10U teams will advance from the East Region.
The French Trucking 14U team headed to Gaylord for a couple of wins over the weekend. Game one was a 10-0, with a shutout for Alex Noble, and game two was 16-0. The team was home on Sunday (1/5) and played against Marquette to rack up two more wins, 9-0, shutout for Alex Noble, his second of the weekend and 8-1, for games one and two, respectively. The team remains undefeated in the Central Upper Peninsula Hockey League. They'll head west and play a series in Houghton and Calumet this weekend.
The 16U Elks Girls played two games below the bridge over the weekend. They played the UA Eagles 19U team on Saturday evening that ended in a 0-9 loss. The second game of the weekend was against Traverse City 19U ended in a 1-6 loss with the lone goal by Maya Carlson. The girls will play their next set of games in Houghton on January 25th.
Finally, the State Savings Bank 16U team played all weekend. On Saturday, the team was in Munising to take on Keweenaw Bay and came out with a 3-5 loss in the first game. Goals in that game were scored by Joshua Magnusson, assisted by John Nutkins; Josiah Peramaki, assisted by J. Nutkins; John Nutkins, assisted by Jack McEvers. The second game, the team came out just shy with a 2-3 loss. Goals in game two were scored by Micaiah Peramaki, assisted by Trevor Bosanic; Gavin Nutikins, assisted by Dakota Maki. On Sunday, Iron Range Hockey Association came to Little Bear and split the series. In game one, Iron Range came out on top with an 0-5 win. State Savings Bank 16U rallied to win the second and won 4-0. The team heads to Baraga for a two-game series against Keweenaw Bay on January 11.
Did you know that you can sync your Google Calendar with the MHA Events Calendar? There's a new 'How To' document in our Documents Section showing you how to do just that! This will save parents from having to add games individually from their team(s) game schedules. Check it out!