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For those of you wondering whether or not there will be High School hockey next season; the answer is YES there will be! NMAHA will be fielding a Varsity and Junior Varsity team for the 2018-2019 season.
The High School season runs from October through the beginning of March. As always there will be some out of state travel required; this season we will be traveling to Odessa, Durango, and Telluride. To condense travel we will be traveling to Durango and Telluride in the same weekend, so we will only have two weekends of out of state travel. Each team will play a 20 game regular season schedule along with a Mid-Season Showcase (3-4 games). At the end of the regular season there will be a Year End Tournament (YET) for both Varsity and JV. One change for this season is that only the top 6 teams at each level (Varsity and JV) will advance to their respective YET and play for a league championship. (In the past all teams advanced to the YET).
The fees for the 2018-2019 season are $850 for Varsity and $650 for JV (after Sept. 22nd the fee goes up $50: $900 and $700 respectively.) You can wait until after player evaluations to register, but it must be complete by Sept 22nd to avoid the $50 increase (late registration fee.)
Player evaluations for placement on the Varsity and JV teams will be at The MAC on Monday September 17th from 7:30pm-8:45pm and Wednesday September 19th 7:30pm-8:45pm. Bring a copy of your current 2018-2019 USA Hockey Confirmation #, water, and a light and dark numbered jersey. All participants need to be at the rink on Monday Sept 17th at 6:45pm for a brief evaluation orientation, and all players need to attend both sessions. You must register for the player evaluations, please complete the online form to register (there is no fee). The link to the registration is below:
On Friday March 9, 2018 your Varsity Cougar Hockey team won their third straight NMIIHL (High School) State Championship defeating the Amarillo Bulls by a score of 3-2. Congratulations Cougars!
The team was featured in Rubber Hockey Magazine, here is a link to the article: http://azrubberhockey.com/cibola-claims-intense-2017-18-nmiihl-state-championship
Our kids can't play hockey without our volunteers!!
To help ensure the safety of all of our players, training and background screening is required by USA Hockey's SafeSport Program for all adults (18 and older) who volunteer with our associations and LOE affiliates.
Per the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook any volunteer with routine contact or responsibility for our youth athletes are REQUIRED to be screened, including:
1. Members of the Affiliate Board of Directors
2. Local program administrators [association board members and volunteers]
4. Team Managers
6. Locker room monitors
7. Team drivers
8. Travel chaperones
9. Anyone with routine access to youth participants.
This is mandatory, but the process is quite simple:
Become a USA Hockey volunteer member for free:
Take the Safe Sport training: http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining
And complete the screening.
If you have any questions about SafeSport or the screenings, Please contact the LOEAHA Safe Sport Coordinator Terrence Firman firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Display good sportsmanship. Always respect players, coaches, and officials.
2. Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
3. Cheer good plays of all participants; avoid booing opponents.
4. Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
5. Help provide a safe and fun environment; throwing any items on the ice surface can cause injury to players and officials.
6. Do not lean over or pound on the glass; the glass surrounding the ice surface is part of the playing area.
7. Support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgment and integrity.
8. Be responsible for your own safety - be alert to prevent accidents from flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
9. Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
10. Be supportive after the game - win or lose. Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Thanks to our NMAHA coaches, players and volunteers for making our Try Hockey for Free a huge success. We got 94 kids on the ice shooting goals and having fun!!
NMAHA's Bingo program keeps our ice fees as low as possible. Join us for some good fun that helps keep our costs low and more kids on the ice! See below for details:
NMAHA bingo has moved to the White Rose Bingo Hall on Candelaria & 12th Street.
PLEASE help us promote our bingo fundraiser by encouraging family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else you know to come play bingo with NMAHA every Monday night at 7:00 or every Saturday afternoon at 1:00.
For anyone who has never played bingo before, “rookie” packs are available. NMAHA bingo pays out over $3,000 in prizes per session. Please come out and support our organization and have fun while doing it!
NMAHA Bingo raises thousands of dollars each year through this program. This is why we are able to keep costs low for all our players and families.
If you are interested in working at bingo or have any questions about bingo, please contact Dorothy Elza.
Thanks for your support!