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2010-2011 Season


September 1st

ATTENTION!!!

You MUST have a current AAU membership number (the New Year and renewal began on September 1st) to COACH or PLAY in the GHRA Hockey League.  Follow the AAU Membership link below or click here  to go to AAU and register for your new membership number.    

You’ll need our Club Name which is GHRA, & our Club Code which is GAHO4D5KB0.   


Players and coaches can now register to play or coach during the 2010-2011 GHRA Season! To do so, click the link directly below or via the link in the lower left-hand navigation area.  REMEMBER YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE AAU IN ORDER TO REGISTER!!!!

August 10th

The 2010-2011 Rules have now been posted, please carefully read them!

August 2nd

Welcome to another exciting season of GHRA Roller Hockey!

GHRA's 2010-2011 Season Officially Kicks off with the September 1st League Organizational Meeting for Coaches and Team Managers at the Cooler!

The 2010-2011 Season Schedule of Important Events has been finalized and is now posted on our Calendar Page. There have been some revisions to the General Schedule of Events. Please check the calendar to see what's going on by clicking here.

The 2010 – 2011 GHRA season is right around the corner and the board has been working over the summer to make everything smoother yet again!  If you aren’t coaching this upcoming season and know who is please forward this email to them. A few items:

League fees per team - $2,200.00

If interested in scheduling practice at SGAA for the GHRA Season, please contact Ronnie Williams at ramadar@aol.com

If interested in scheduling practice at The Cooler for the GHRA Season, please contact Jason Duran at jduran@cooler.com

2010 -2011 GHRA board members are:

Referee in Chief - Rich Call rich.call@mindspring.com

Please review the attached GHRA Timeline for this year.

Upcoming Important Events

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Cooler at 7:00pm – League Organizational Meeting - All Coaches & Team Managers are requested to attend.

Annual SGAA Pre-Season Tournament - $350 entry fee per team (deadline date to register is September 13, 2010)

Leagues fees due - $2,200.00 / Friday, September 17, 2010

Annual SGAA Pre-Season Tournament date is September 17 - 19, 2010 at SGAA Dual Deck Arena

September 29, 2010 - Mandatory Referee and ALL Coaches Meeting! Pictures taken for GHRA Coaches Badge.

2009-2010 Season 

November 30th
BELATED HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

NOON UPDATE: More Schedule Changes, Please Check Pointstreak.

Due to the changes made to the schedule over the weekend, we were made aware of some other issues resulting in double headers, etc. so I have made 4 ADDITIONAL  changes to the schedule.   Please check Pointstreak for your NEW Schedule as of 11:00 AM on Monday morning, November 30th.   Hopefully these are the last changes………but I wouldn’t count on it.  

I hope everyone enjoyed their “hockey free” holiday weekend. But some SCHEDULE CHANGES have been made, and EVERYONE needs to go to Pointstreak and reprint their schedule. We moved Northview/Bello into 2A, and Milton/Hardy into 1A. This change, and a few other issues, resulted in several game changes concerning pairings, times, and venues. So print your New Schedule and make sure you communicate this to all your players and parents.

October 15th
There have been some revisions and updates made to the rules. Please Go to the Rules Page (by clicking here) to review and become familiar with them.

October 5th

THE SCHEDULES ARE READY !!! 

You may now go onto the Pointstreak GHRA website and view your 2009-2010 Schedule.

DO NOT PRINT THIS OUT AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO YOUR TEAM.   IT WILL CHANGE !!! 

You need to check the Pointstreak Schedule often to see what changes have been made.  YOU are responsible for doing this because even though we send out emails when changes are made, the Board is not responsible for making sure you get them.    The Pointstreak Schedule is always the OFFICIAL schedule on any given day. 

As you look over your schedule, I tried to accommodate ALL requests sent in to me but some were not able to be honored.   (For example I can’t block out the entire weekends for Hanukah, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, and your school’s TWO weekends of Spring Break along with Halloween, Thanksgiving weekend, and the three weekends for Christmas/New Years holidays.  And yes that was one of the requests I got.)   

I am working with 2 rinks with different block out dates, home rink preferences for “Home” games,

travel times, double headers, band competitions, fireman coach schedules, several school systems with different holiday schedules, proms, homecoming, and some more crap I won’t even mention.

Oh yeah, I also had to make sure each team played 14 games against the correct opponents in the correct “home” rink for their home games. 

So to sum it up, I hope your schedule works for you.   I’ve got a lot of hours in it and I don’t want to hear a lot of whining.   Tell Little Johnny and Little Susie’s parents to figure something out, rework their personal agendas, and play hockey!!      HOWEVER, if you have overlooked some legitimate High School function, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.    Email me at tmelton@actionawards.com. 

Good Luck this Season, and Play Nice,

Tommy Melton

September 9th

Its finally here! Players and coaches can now register to play or coach during the 2009-2010 GHRA Season! To do so, click the link directly below or via the link in the lower left-hand navigation area. 

REMEMBER YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE AAU IN ORDER TO REGISTER!!!!

Click Here To Register!


September 3rd

ATTENTION!!!

You MUST have a current AAU membership number (the new year and renewal began on September 1st) to COACH or PLAY in the GHRA Hockey League.  Follow the AAU Membership link below or click here  to go to AAU and register for your new membership number.    

You’ll need our Club Name which is GHRA, & our Club Code which is  GAHO4D5KB0.   

You must do this BEFORE going into the GHRA Player’s or Coaches’ Registration Section, which will be posted on this site very soon.

GHRA's 2009-2010 Season Schedule has once again been altered and reposted. Please take a look at it to see the new changes. 

September 2nd

GHRA's 2009-2010 Season Officially Kicks off with the League's Organizational Meeting for all Coaches and Team Managers at the Cooler TONIGHT!!!!! 

The 2009-2010 Season Rules have been posted to the site. 

EVERYONE PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW RULES!!!!


August 25th

GHRA's 2009-2010 Season Officially Kicks off with the September 2nd League Organizational Meeting for all Coaches and Team Managers at the Cooler!

The 2009-2010 Season Schedule of Important Events has been finalized and is now posted on our Calendar Page.
There have been some revisions to the General Schedule of Events. Please check the calendar to see what's going on by clicking here



2008-2009 Season

March 31st
2008-2009 Champions Have Crowned!
Click here to see the Victors!


March 24th
Bronze Tournament Teams


North Gwinnett

GHRA 1A Bronze Tournament Champion - 2009

Walton
GHRA 1A Bronze Tournament Finalist - 2009
  
Norcross
GHRA 2A Bronze Tournament Champion - 2009
 
Northview
GHRA 2A Bronze Tournament Finalist - 2009
 

South Gwinnett
GHRA 3A Bronze Tournament Champion - 2009

McIntosh
GHRA 3A Bronze Tournament Finalist - 2009

Recipients of the
2009 GHRA Doug Russell Sportsmanship Award

Walton

Duluth
Norcross


March 6th
I have completed all the tournament scheduling with a couple of surprises. All the Bronze Championships (1A, 2A, 3A) will be played at SGAA this coming Sunday, 3/22, at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. So these divisions will be finished. And because of tight scheduling and rink availability we will be able to have ALL the other FIVE Championships on SATURDAY, the 28th at SGAA. So Championship Sunday just became Championship Saturday !!! And everybody will be free to head out on Spring Break or at least take Sunday off. And we did this with no week night games !!!   

We’ll play this Friday at both venues, then have a full Saturday and Sunday at both the Cooler and SGAA during our “normal” rink game times. All games at SGAA will be on the usual White Rink, also. And we had to work all this around ice tournament schedules, high school lacrosse & baseball games, proms, Friday night tickets to the Thrasher/Red Wings game (top priority on my list), and even a very nice Doctor who doesn’t get out of the office until 7:00 pm on Fridays. You’ve gotta admit, we’re pretty nice guys, and smart too!!!       Here’s the way it shakes out:

1A Bronze – Only four teams playing, either this Friday at the Cooler, or Saturday for one game at SGAA, then Bronze 1A Championship this Sunday, 3/22 at 5:00 at SGAA.

2A Bronze – Only four teams playing, one game Saturday at the Cooler, and one at SGAA, then Bronze 2A Championship this Sunday, 3/22 at 6:00 at SGAA.

3A Bronze – Five teams with two playing Friday night, and then two games on Saturday, then Bronze 3A Championship this Sunday, 3/22 at 7:00 at SGAA.

1A State - Eight teams playing the quarterfinals, this Friday night for four teams, Saturday for four teams.   Then the 2 semi-final games, one this coming Sunday at the Cooler, the other on Friday night the 27th at the Cooler.  Then the Championship Game on Saturday, the 28th, at 5:00 at SGAA.

2A State – Twelve teams playing, eight will play Friday night at either the Cooler or SGAA to see who makes it to Saturday’s quarterfinals against the top 4 seeds. Again there will be four games on Saturday, 2 at the Cooler, and 2 at SGAA. The four winners will advance to the semi-finals this coming Sunday, 3/22, 1 at SGAA and 1 at the Cooler. Then they rest up a week, and come to SGAA on Championship Saturday to play at 6:00 for the finals.

3A State – Seven teams in this bracket,  #1 Seed gets a bye, other 6 play in the 3 quarterfinal games either Friday night or Saturday. Then both semi-final games will be at the Cooler on Sunday, 3/22. Rest up a week, come to SGAA on Championship Saturday to play at 7:00 for the finals.

4A/5A State – We’ve got only four teams wanting to play for the 4A and 5A State Championships and here’s how we all agreed to do it.

The #1 Seed Walton 5A plays the #4 Brookwood 5A, and then the #2 Seed McIntosh/Routh team will play #3 Lassiter/Prinzbach for a Play-In round.

The winners of both these games play each other for a best of three series for the 5A Championship, the losers of these two games play each other for a best of three series for the 4A Championship. These schedules will be posted after the two play-in games but rest assured it will all be settled on Championship Saturday at SGAA !!!

So there you have it!   Go to Pointstreak, click on Tournament 2009, and get your schedule printed and your team ready.   It’s Championship Time !!!

March 6th

Its that time again! Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night!

March 2nd
Due to the Great Snow Storm of 2009, all GHRA games were canceled for Sunday March 2nd.

We will inform you of any schedule changes shortly.

February 3rd
2009 GHRA All-Stars Rosters Announced
(The roster was revised as of 2/4/90 - 11:00am.)



October 13th:  
A message from the "Grand Poobah of Scheduling":

DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION !!!
THE SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED AT LEAST 6 TIMES SINCE IT’S RELEASE AND WILL PROBABLY CHANGE MORE.   BE SURE TO CHECK IT OFTEN ON POINTSTREAK !!!  YOU’VE BEEN WARNED TIME AND TIME AGAIN SO WATCH IT, AND DON’T COME WHINING TO US IF YOU MISS A GAME !!!
 
October 9th:  

Important News!

The 2008-2009 GHRA Schedule was designed as the best solution to minimize "travel" games for teams away from their home rink, and it also matches teams against their own division (3A-4A-5A) as much as possible, while still minimizing travel and not have teams play the same team too many times.  Also we had to work around block-out dates at both venues, make sure the Home team played it’s home games at it’s home rink, try to spread each team’s games out through the seasons, and then work around the mountain of requests received from coaches working around school functions and other events. It actually takes more time to move and work around games than it does to run out the original schedule.  So below is a breakout by division of the logic of the schedules of each division.

1A Division

(12 Teams)

Each team plays every other team at least once, and 3 of the teams twice for 14 games.  All games count in the standings.  Every team plays in the State Tournament and will be seeded according to the standings.


2A East and 2A West

(8 teams in each division)

Each team plays every other team in their East or West division twice for a total of 14 games. Obviously all games count in the standings.

There will be NO East teams playing any West teams in the regular season.   For the tournament, we will pair up the highest West seed with the lowest East seed, and so on.


VARSITY DIVISION

(16 teams)

The maximum number of games between two teams is 3, and no varsity team should have more than 2 travel games, with most teams having one or zero games away from their home rink.  In the Varsity Division we also tried to minimize the times that 3A teams play 4A & 5A teams, yet at the same time give the 4A and 5A teams a schedule that matched them up as much as possible. This took many, many hours of trial and error because this had to be done by hand and cross checked over and over to find the solution.  We finally formulated a suitable matrix accomplishing what we wanted.  Unfortunately Pointstreak will not allow cross division play so ALL 16 teams are combined in one division so the standings and stats will reflect that.  But obviously the teams will be split out by Division at the end of the season for the State Championships in each division with all teams playing.  Below is the format around which the schedule was built:

Varsity Division East - 8 teams in the division, with 5 3A teams, 2 4A teams, and 1 5A team.

The five 3A East teams play 2 of the 3A East teams twice and the other 2 3A East teams 3 times, the 4A/5A East teams once, and one game against one of the 3A West teams.

The two 4A East teams play the 4A/5A East times three times each, the 5 3A East teams once, the 4A West team twice, and the 5A West team once.

The 5A East team plays the 2 4A East teams 3 times, the 5 3A East teams once, the 4A West team once, and the 5A West team twice

Varsity Division West - 8 teams in the division, with 6 3A teams, 1 4A team, and 1 5A team.

The six 3A West teams play 4 of the 3A West teams twice and one 3A West team 3 times, and the 4A West team once.  Five of the 3A West teams play the 5A West team once, and one game against one of the 3A East teams.  One of the 3A West teams play the 5A West team twice.

The 4A West team plays the 5A West times three times, the 2 4A East teams twice, the 5A East team once, and the 6 3A West teams once.

The 5A West team plays the 4A West team 3 times, the 5A East team twice, five of 3A West teams once, one of the 3A West teams twice, and the 2 4A East teams once.

Varsity Divisions East and West will be combined into one division in Pointstreak.


The 2008-2009 GHRA Schedule has been fully completed
& is now "set in stone"!
In what has to be record time, the full GHRA games schedule has been set and is now posted on Pointstreak. To access it, please go to your division's web pages on the Pointstreak Site. The Schedule has now been removed from this site to avoid any confusion.


October 8th:  

The 2008 - 2009 GHRA Schedule Is HERE!!!

As it is with the start of every season, this is the first of what we're sure will be an on-going process for a bit. The schedule will undergo changes until we have it tweaked to just about as perfect we can make it. We will try to accomodate everyone's requests, but please realize that we have to take into consideration a number of factors when we make changes.

For your convenience, the schedule page has been kept simplistic to make it easier for you to print out for review.  DO NOT MAKE COPIES OF THIS SCHEDULE FOR DISTRIBUTION!!!

Please notice that for reference, there is a version number of the schedule so you'll know which schedule is the most current.

The current schedule is:
Version 1.0
October 8, 2008; 4:30pm


For the next few days, the rule of thumb is to please check the schedule as often as possible! As in previous seasons, once the game schedule has been fully finalized, it will be posted on Pointstreak and removed from this site. From the schedule posted on Pointstreak, you can make copies of the schedule to distribute to your team.



August 22nd:

Welcome Back!  It's that time of year again, time to prepare for the 2008-2009 GHRA season.  We have many things to review and organize.  Our hope is to begin the administrative processes early and get everything settled well before the start of the season.  I've attached the "2008-2009 GHRA Timeline" for your review.  Please note:  The League Organizational Meeting scheduled for September 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at The Cooler.

The new season brings with it several changes.  The league fees are now $2,175.00.  An increase of $75.00.  This increase was put into place to cover the coaches background checks.  We felt it simpler to incorporate these costs into the League Fees. 

We will continue our partnership with the amateur Athletic Union (AAU).  To get a head start, please have all your players and coaches register online with AAU.

  www.aausports.org  

From the "Home Page", click on "Join AAU", then select "Athlete" or "Non Athlete" tabs.  (coaches select non athlete) Both players and coaches will need to enter the GHRA Club Code on the registration page, GHRA Club Code: GAHO4D5KB0. 

Once they have completed the AAU registration, they must now register with GHRA.  

All coaches must complete the enclosed "Background Check Form".  Please have forms mailed to Glenn Heidkamp at:

Glenn Heidkamp
2947 Perrington Place
Marietta  GA  30066

Forms must be received before September 24th, 2008.  Unlike previous seasons, we will not accept late forms.  Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in the offending coach to lose his GHRA eligibility.

Once you have completed your team's selection process, please give an honest evaluation of the team's skill level on the "2008-2009 Team Assessment Form".  Once you have determined which GHRA Division your teams is best suited, complete the form and e-mail to Doug Russell, druss22@msn.com, Ronnie Williams, ramadar@aol.com, and Glenn Heidkamp, glennh@remacinc.com.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Organizational Meeting September, 3rd.

Doug Russell

Chairman/GHRA


July 11th:
2008-2009 GHRA Schedule of Events

Welcome back everybody! 
Presented here is the Schedule of Events for the 2008-2009 GHRA Season. As with a lot of things in this world, this is going to be a continual "work in progress". Please continue to check back to make sure there are no dates changes!

2006-2007 Season

March 23rd:

Good morning Team Managers and Coaches,

 If you weren’t at the SGAA Dual Deck Arena yesterday afternoon, you missed some great Championship games. Congratulations to all the teams!

Tournament Champions

Tournament Runner-up

Regular Season Division Champions

 

 

 

5A – Lassiter

Alpharetta

North Forsyth

4A – Walton Platinum

South Gwinnett

South Gwinnett

3A – Walton Gold

Norcross

Walton Gold

2A – Central Gwinnett

Alpharetta

Alpharetta

1A – South Gwinnett

Alpharetta

Alpharetta

1A Bronze – Brookwood

North Forsyth

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From the board members, have a great spring and summer! See you in the fall.

 

PS – Don’t forget about

The SGAA Dual Decks “Spring Training” Season

SGAA is again hosting a High School Spring League to give teams and coaches to chance to get the jump on next year, and to keep our hockey players “playing hockey”.   Below are listed some facts and basic information about this “Spring Training” season.

1.      League would begin around the week of April 9th and run until about the end of June.   Teams would only play one game a week.    10 games plus a tournament.   Entry fee is again only $1000 per team.   All games would be at the SGAA DualDeck.

2.      Games would be weeknights at 8:00 or 9:00, maybe some weekend games occasionally, if necessary.  Schedule would be somewhat flexible to accommodate special requests.   Travel distance would be a priority in scheduling.   For example McIntosh’s time request would be given top priority since they have the longest drive, etc.

3.      This is basically your next season’s team (or teams).   All players must be USA Inline registered (which most are already) and play for the school based on the GHRA eligibility requirements.   This means no graduating seniors, but up and coming 8th graders are OK.     Rosters can have as many as 16 skaters and 3 goalies; we want to be “very flexible” due to vacations, etc.

4.      League would have no “official” affiliation with GHRA but would basically follow the same rules and guidelines.   League would be administered by Tommy Melton and Ronnie Williams.  

6.      Pointstreak MAY be used IF the majority of the teams wanted to spend another $15 per game or $150 for the season.   We have to pay the operator $10 and then pay Pointstreak for the service.   We’ll poll all the teams entering, get a vote, and go with that.   Last year no one really cared about the Pointstreak so we saved that money.

7.      Divisions would be broken up similar to GHRA (AAAA, AAA, etc.) after seeing how many teams we have.   (For example if we only had 10 teams, 2 divisions;    16 teams, 3 divisions, etc.)   But we’ll sort all that out together so it’s best for all teams involved.

8.      Teams will be required to have home/away jerseys just like GHRA regular season.


9.      The emphasis on this season will be to help players improve individual skills and team work, but primarily to LET THE KIDS CONTINUE TO SKATE AND HAVE FUN.  

                  Remember:  No pressure, no whining, and no problems!

OK, I NEED TO KNOW BY APRIL 1 YOUR INTENTIONS!
We’ve got to get rolling to make this happen.   Email me to let me know what YOU THINK your school is going to do.   Either “Yes”, “No”, or “Probably Yes” and how many teams and what “division” you think.    Ronnie Williams at ramadar@aol.com

Sincerely,

Ronnie Williams

GHRA Board Member


March 23rd:

Good Friday Afternoon Team Managers and Coaches,
Well we are here, finally!  After all the practices and regular season games, Championship weekend is here!  The board has reviewed every different scenario that would possibly happen to make this Sunday’s schedule happen and then several wrenches have been thrown into the process: 

- Semi-final games not ending until 11:00pm at the Cooler on Saturday night, very late to work the venue schedule and get them out. 

- Our illustrious chairman’s son is graduating from college. 

- A death of a high school friend, with a funeral this weekend. 

- Several school teams in different divisions with the possibility of playing for a State Championship at two different venues. 

With all the above mentioned exceptions, the GHRA Board has decided to move all the Sunday Championship games to the SGAA Dual Deck Arena with the below game times: 

Rink

Time

Division

SGAA Blue

Sunday, 1:30 PM

1A Bronze Championship

SGAA White

Sunday, 2:00 PM

1A State Championship

SGAA Blue

Sunday, 2:30 PM

2A State Championship

SGAA White

Sunday, 3:00 PM

3A State Championship

SGAA White

Sunday, 
4:00 PM

4A State Championship

SGAA White

Sunday, 5:00 PM

5A State Championship

 A thanks for everyone’s understanding.

Sincerely,

GHRA Board Members


March 22nd:

We've added a new page to the site! On the left-hand side of the main page, you'll find a new link for a "Scrapbook" page of images taken during the 2006-2007 season that were contributed to the website. 

Congratulations to the 2006-2007 Doug Russell Sportsmanship Award Winners. This annual award is presented to the team in each division that has recieved the least amount of penalty minutes for the entire year. Congratulations!

5A – Lassiter
4A – Brookwood
3A – Walton Gold
2A – Dunwoody
1A – Athens


March 19th:

Good morning team managers and coaches,

The board has had to move several games because of school conflicts.  With those changes the Cooler is completely filled Friday and Saturday and has NO slots available. So several games that should be held at the Cooler, have been moved to SGAA, sorry but it must be done. Please review the updated schedule at the below link:

http://www.pointstreak.com/players/players-leagues-schedule.html?leagueid=10

Sincerely,

The GHRA Board

March 12th:
Good Afternoon Coaches and Team Managers,
Please read the great news from the GHRA Board and AAU Hockey below! 

AAU and GHRA have worked out a partnership that will allow any GHRA State Champion or Finalist in each division to enter the USA HIGH SCHOOL INLINE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, May 26-28, 2007, in Anaheim, California.   This is a big step for our League and we should be proud to be invited to the Nationals by AAU.  (USARS) USA Rollersports is the official National Governing Body of Inline Hockey. USARS is recognized by the International Governing Body FIRS as recognized by the IOC and the USOC.

The AAU events sanctioned by USARS lead to the USARS Team USA select tryout camps in the 10u-18u divisions. Invitations can also go to the USARS Junior, 21u, Women & Men's select Team USA tryouts www.teamusajrprospect.com & www.usarollersports.org

These teams compete in the Junior Olympics International and FIRS World Championships respectively.


March 12th:

Good Afternoon Coaches and Team Managers,

"Let the Play-offs Begin!" 

 Follow these directions to your brackets:

 Click on the below link, then click on your division, look under the “Division Menu” and click on “Brackets”.

 http://www.pointstreak.com/players/players-leagues.html?leagueid=10&seasonid=1730

Webmaster's Note: There have been some scheduling changes since this was originally posted Monday morning. Please continue to check this link over the next few days to insure you have the most up to date schedule information!

Sincerely,

The GHRA Board

March 8th:
Good Afternoon Coaches and Team Managers,

A little reminder from the Board, it’s that time of year to move your clocks up one hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening so you will be on time Sunday for your game!


February 12th:

Good Afternoon Team Managers and Coaches,

Congratulations to our GHRA All-Stars!  The home teams will wear their dark jerseys and the visiting teams will wear their light jerseys.  All players are invited and encouraged to attend the Skills Competition before the All-Star games with full gear.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the competition starts to get dressed and registered!

 Please click on this link to view the All-Star list for all 5 divisions.

Sincerely,

The GHRA Board

Team Managers and Coaches:

The board has received numerous enquiries concerning the end of the year playoffs.  At this time, here is the scenario: Basically we have two weeks laid out to finish.   We'll hopefully play some first round games during the first week at each venue using team location and common sense for the time and day.   The weekend of March 17-18 will be booked with many games at the Cooler, and some at SGAA.  AARHO is holding their tournament at SGAA that weekend so we might have to work around them a little.  The next Saturday, March 24th will be semis (and maybe some quarterfinals) at both rinks and the Championships on Sunday, March 25.  Bottom line is team placement, venue availability, and team travel time will all be determining factors in laying out the games in the most logical way BUT we really don't know how it's going to fall until we get final standings.   The highest seed in each pairing will play at home which also makes everything up in the air until the final standings.   All the board knows at this time is each team will need to make themselves available those last two weeks, and that their games will probably be on the weekends, but they possibly could have one or two during the weekdays either week.   So there you go, that's the plan.   But as far as a schedule, we won't know until Sunday night or Monday, March 11 or 12.  

Sincerely,

The GHRA Board



January 18th:

There have been changes to the game schedule. Please check your schedule calendars for updates!



December 19th:

Good Afternoon Coaches and Team Managers,
 
At the Holiday Break for the 2006-2007 GHRA Season, the board would like to recognize the following teams run at their divisions "2006-2007 GHRA Sportsmanship Award".  Each of the teams listed below are leading their division with the lowest number of team penalty minutes:
 

Team / Division

Team PIM

Athens 1A

6

Dunwoody 2A

22

Walton Gold 3A

20

Brookwood 4A

56

Lassiter Gold 5A

40



Sportsmanship Award Criteria
- The team must have demonstrated consistently good sportsmanship and ethical behavior during their 14 regular season games by receiving the least number of total penalty minutes.


 - The GHRA Sportsmanship Award will be awarded to the winning team at their first playoff game.
 
The board would also like to give a "High Five" to the following teams from this past weekend. Chattahoochee 1A and Academe 1A, they were the only teams to play this weekend and NOT go to the penalty box! Congratulations coaches and players, keep up the good work!
 
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season,
 
The GHRA Board
 
PS - .........the season returns Friday, January 12, 2007!



December 12th:

Good Morning Coaches and Team Managers,
 
Almost at the half way point of the season, a few items to review:
 
- Penalties were up 22this weekend over last year.
 
- The board would like to give a "High Five" to any team NOT going to the penalty box, but we didn't have any this weekend! Come on guys, stay out of the box and get mentioned on Monday's by the GHRA board.
 
Also, at this time of the year, the board would like all teams to please review your team's mission statement for the remainder of the year and see where you stand.  Here below are several great quotes from some great coaches, read them to your team and challenge them for the second half, to be their best!
 
"How you respond to the challenge in the second half of the season will determine what you become after the season, whether you are a winner or a loser."
-Lou Holtz
 
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that
whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
-Vince Lombardi
 
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
-Coach Darrel Royal 

"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between."
-Pat Riley 

 
Happy Holidays,
The GHRA Board




December 5th:

Good afternoon coaches and team managers,

 

In the past, coaches have nominated players and the Board members made the final decisions on who made the teams. The Board has met and decided this year to allow the coaches to select their team representatives for the skating positions for the All-Star teams. The goalies will be chosen by the number of wins they have achieved by Sunday, February 4th, 2007. Here is the layout of the All-Star process:

 

For All-Star ranking, team positions will be frozen on Sunday, February 4th, 2007.

 

- The coaching staffs of the top two teams in each division as of Sunday, February 4th, 2007, will coach the All-Star teams. The top seed will represent the Home All-Star team and the second seed will represent the Visitor All-Star team.

 

- On Monday, February 5th, 2007, the Board will email the frozen standings for representation to the 5 Divisional All-Star Games.

 

- Coaches will have until Sunday, February 11th, 2007, to send in their teams representatives for the All-Star games by email only to the Board. If the Board hasn't received a teams list by Sunday, February 11th, 2007, the Board will choose the players to represent that team.

 

- On Tuesday, February 12th, 2007, the 5 Divisional All-Star lists (10 teams) will be placed up on www.ghrahockey.com web site.

 

- All-Star games will be played the week of February 19th, 2007, at both the Cooler and SGAA Dual Deck Arena.

 

5A division: (8 teams make up the division)

 

Home All-Star team: 1st (4 skaters), 3rd (4 skaters), 5th (2 skaters), 7th (2 skaters) = 12 skaters

Visitor All-Star team:  2nd (4 skaters), 4th (4 skaters), 6th (2 skaters), 8th (2 skaters) = 12 skaters

 

Goalies chosen: criteria (number of wins)

Home  All-Star team: 1st seed, 3rd seed, 5th seed = 3 goalies

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd seed, 4th seed, 6th seed = 3 goalies 

 

4A division: (8 teams make up the division)

 

Home  All-Star team: 1st (4 skaters), 3rd (4 skaters), 5th (2 skaters), 7th (2 skaters) = 12 skaters

Visitor All-Star team:  2nd (4 skaters), 4th (4 skaters), 6th (2 skaters), 8th (2 skaters) = 12 skaters

 

Goalies chosen: criteria (number of wins)

Home All-Star team: 1st seed, 3rd seed, and 5th seed = 3 goalies

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd seed, 4th seed, and 6th seed = 3 goalies

 

3A division: (14 teams make up the division)

 

Home All-Star team: 1st (3 skaters) 3rd (2 skaters), 5th (2 skaters), 7th (2 skaters), 9th (1 skater), 11th (1 skater), 13th (1 skater) = 12 skaters

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd (3 skaters) 4th (2 skaters), 6th (2 skaters), 8th (2 skaters), 10th (1 skater), 12th (1 skater), 14th (1 skater) = 12 skaters

 

Goalies chosen: criteria (number of wins)

Home All-Star team: 1st seed, 3rd seed, and 5th seed = 3 goalies

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd seed, 4th seed, and 6th seed = 3 goalies

 

2A division: (14 teams make up the division)

 

Home All-Star team: 1st (3 skaters) 3rd (2 skaters), 5th (2 skaters), 7th (2 skaters), 9th (1 skater), 11th (1 skater), 13th (1 skater) = 12 skaters

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd (3 skaters) 4th (2 skaters), 6th (2 skaters), 8th (2 skaters), 10th (1 skater), 12th (1 skater), 14th (1 skater) = 12 skaters

 

Goalies chosen: criteria (number of wins)

Home All-Star team: 1st seed, 3rd seed, and 5th seed = 3 goalies

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd seed, 4th seed, and 6th seed = 3 goalies

 

1A division: (13 teams make up the division)

 

Home All-Star team: 1st (2 skaters) 3rd (2 skaters), 5th (2 skaters), 7th (2 skaters), 9th (2 skaters), 11th (1 skater), 13th (1 skater) = 12 skaters

Visitor All-Star team:  2nd (2 skaters) 4th (2 skaters), 6th (2 skaters), 8th (2 skaters), 10th (2 skaters), 12th (2 skaters) = 12 skaters

 

Goalies chosen: criteria (number of wins)

Home All-Star team: 1st seed, 3rd seed, and 5th seed = 3 goalies

Visitor All-Star team: 2nd seed, 4th seed, and 6th seed = 3 goalies

 

Sincerely,

The GHRA Board



December 4th:

Good Morning Coaches and Team Managers,
 
We are into the meat of the season and play is good!  Congratulations to the coaches and players, you have done a great job thus far this season with penalties. This past weekend, we had less penalties called than last year, same weekend!
 
- We are having several games going into overtime, which means great competitive games! Would like to review overtime scenarios with all at this time:
  • One 5 minute, run clock, sudden death overtime period.
  • The first team to score will be declared the winner, thus ending the game and receiving 2 points for the win.  The losing team is awarded 0 points.  If, at the end of the 5 minute OT period the score remains tied, each team will receive 1 point in the standings.
  • There will be NO timeouts during the OT period. 
- The board would like to give a "Two Handed High Five" to the following teams from this past weekend. Chattahoochee 1A and Athens 1A, they were the only teams to play this weekend and NOT go to the penalty box! The reason for the two handed high five, this is the second time this season that both teams did not go to the penalty box during a game, they did it against each other this time! Congratulations coaches and players, keep up the good work!
 
"The Spirit of Competition is shadowed only by the Spirit of Being a Kid!"
 
Sincerely,
The GHRA Board



November 30th:

(From the GHRA Webmaster)
I received this note from Tim Gaines at the South Gwinnett Athletic Association. I thought I'd pass this along to everyone in case you might wish to participate.

The SGAA DUAL DECK HOCKEY ARENA will be a drop site for the Snellville Commerce Club's TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. which all donations directly go to the United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program to be used for kids in needs. You may donate new, unwrapped toys or a monetary donation. (Used toys cannot be accepted.) 
 
Simply drop your donation to the HOCKEY PRO SHOP weekdays (5:30 - 8:30 pm) or Saturday (9 am - 8 pm) and Sunday (1 - 5 pm) by Monday night Dec. 4th.
 
Tim Gaines will deliver to the meeting on Dec. 5th.
 
Tim & Kathy at SGAA Dual-Decks send their Happy Holidays wishes to everyone



November 17th:
Players, Parents, and Spectators Codes of Conduct
The following addition has been added to our rules section. This was previously posted on our registration forms, which all players have to agree to prior to joining our association, but  it was omitted in error as part of our posted rules page. This has now been corrected. To remind everyone what the code of conduct is for our players, we are posting it here for you to review.

PARENTS AND SPECTATORS CODE OF CONDUCT

All parents and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a proper, respectful and sportsmanlike manner while attending League Games.  Obnoxious behavior, verbal abuse of players, coaches, referees and other spectators or the use of profanity will not be tolerated.  Any parent or spectator engaging in inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the arena.  If they do not, the game will be forfeited and the proper law enforcement agency will be summoned.  In the case of consistent or particularly egregious behavior, the GHRA Board of Directors may ban a parent or spectator from all League activities.

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
 

Players should at all times conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of good conduct both on and off the rink, and shall display good sportsmanship in their dealings with each other and members and coaches of opposing teams.

· Players shall treat all game officials with dignity and respect of all times.

· Under no circumstances shall players argue with or use profanity towards officials.

·  Players shall treat all opponents with dignity and respect at all times.

· Players shall not argue with, make sarcastic remarks to or use profanity toward opponents.

· Players shall not take any inappropriate offensive actions towards opponents.

· Players shall show appropriate respect to coaches and shall give their maximum concentration and efforts to coaches both at practices and games.

REMEMBER:
The GHRA strictly follows
USA Hockey’s ZERO Tolerance Policy
for violations of the Players, Coaches,
Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct!



November 13th:
Good Morning Coaches and Team Managers,
 
After our fourth week of the season, a few items still need to be reviewed.
 
- Penalties were up 22this weekend over last year.
 
- The board would like to give a "High Five" to any team NOT going to the penalty box, but we didn't have any this weekend! Come on guys, stay out of the box and get mentioned on Monday's by the GHRA board.
 
- Please read the following rule, we had several goalies with incorrect helmets this past weekend and had to change. "Rule 303 Goalkeepers Equipment - (d) It is mandatory for all goalkeepers to wear a helmet designed for hockey with the helmet strap properly fastened and a full face mask designed for hockey with a chin cup. It is mandatory that all goalkeepers participating in the High School age division and below, and for the goalkeepers under the age of 18 playing in the Adult age division, to wear an H.E.C.C. approved helmet with the helmet strap properly fastened and an H.E.C.C. approved full face mask with a chin cup....."
 
- Finally, at this time there are several coaches still not approved to be on the bench, you know who you are. Please remain off until your are approved!
 

Sincerely,

GHRA Board





November 10th:
Minor Revisions to the Guest Goalie Rule, Please Read.


5.   Guest Goaltender Rule  
As some GHRA teams have only one goaltender and situations come up due to illness, injuries, etc. GHRA has adopted the following rules concerning Guest Goalies:
Any team that does not have their rostered goalie available for a game due to a legitimate reason may recruit a goalie from another team for that game.    The Guest Goalie must be from the same or a lower division.  The Coach must report to the scorekeeper and the refs that his team is using a Guest Goalie for that game so the stats will be entered correctly.  
The Coach should notify the Board by email at least 48 hours before the game and give a detailed explanation as to why a Guest Goalie is needed for approval.   In the event that a Guest Goalie is needed in an emergency due to an unforeseen circumstance and there's not time to notify the Board, the team may recruit one within these parameters for the game but then the Coach must email the Board after the game within 48 hours and explain the situation.  The Board will then review this special circumstance.
  
The spirit of this rule is to allow teams to compete fairly with the use of an experienced goaltender.  It is not to make a team more competive or "better".   The Board will review these requests and make sure they fall within the "Spirit of the Rule".  If the Board finds this substitution was not legitimate, it will take disciplinary action against the team and the coach.


November 8th:
Good Morning Coaches and Team Managers,
 
After our third week of the season, it seems most of the players are "getting it" on the New Standards of Play and Rules Emphasis.
 
- Penalties were up 18% over last year.
 
- The board would like to give a "High Five" to three teams from this past weekend. Chattahoochee 1APope 1A, and Athens 1A were the only teams to play this weekend and NOT go to the penalty box! Congratulations guys, keep up the good work!
 
- Finally, thank you coaches for being "Legal". At this time, all the coaches who are on the bench are "Legal", a few still that haven't turned in their forms.
 

"Hockey is where we live. Life is just where we spend time in between games."

 
Sincerely,
Ronnie Williams
GHRA Board Member



October 30th:
Good morning Coaches and Team Managers,
 
Our second weekend of the 2006-2007 GHRA Season is under our belts and again a few things the board needs to review:
 
- Penalties were up 29% over the second weekend of the 2005-2006 season!
 
Again, the penalties that were called - Holding, Interference, and Hooking. We also had 3 game misconducts and several unsportsmanlike penalties called.

The board would like to give a "High Five" to three teams from this past weekend. McIntosh 2AWalton Gold 3A, and Northview 2A were the only teams to play this weekend and NOT go to the penalty box! Congratulations guys, keep up the good!
 
- We still have several coaches who aren't "Legal", hopefully this will be completed this week and we can close this chapter in the emails sent. It's tough to coach sitting on the outside looking in. We will send out another approved list before the weekend.
 
Good luck to all this week in practice and games,
 
The GHRA Board



October 26th:
Surprise, Surprise, Schedule's Changed !!!
Effective 10/26, Thursday at noon there have been a few more "tweaks" to the schedule so, once again,  print out your Pointstreak schedule to see if your team was affected.  (Come on folks, let this be it, you're killing us !!!)



Pointstreak Notes
Coaches, make sure you report to the scorekeeper who is in goal and if you change goalies.  If your rostered goalie is not there and you are using a Guest Goalie, make him aware of that.   Also make sure you report all players who are present for the game, or who is missing.

I get a lot of emails from coaches, parents, and players wanting to add an assist, or a 2nd assist to goals.   Sorry but I can't ADD assists to goals, I can make corrections (from one player to another) but I can't award an assist if one was not given by the referee at the time of the goal.   This is a judgment call by the officials just like holding, tripping, and so on.   The officials all know how important it is to the players to get credit for these stats and they try to be consistent throughout the league on their awards of goals and assists.  Coaches are required to sign and check the scoresheet at the end of their games and that is the time to ask about scoring corrections. 
Again, we have no problem in correcting an error (giving Johnny the goal or assist by taking it away from Ralphie) but I can't add an assist if it was not reported at the game.  Please see the rule below:

Rule 614
 
(Note) It is the responsibility of the Referee to award goals and assists, and such decision is final. In cases of an obvious error in awarding of a goal or an assist which as been announced, it should be corrected promptly. Changes shall not be made after the Referee has signed the Official scoresheet.
 
a) A goal shall be scored when the puck as been put between the goal posts by the stick of a player of the attacking team from in front, below the cross bar and entirely across the goal line, before time expires.
    A "goal" shall be credited in the scoring records to a player who shall have propelled the puck into the opponents goal. Each "goal" shall count as one point in the player's record.
    An "assist" shall be credited to the player or players taking part in the play immediately preceding the goal, but no more than two assists can be credited on any goal...........



October 24th:


More Minor Schedule Changes
The latest schedule update was made midday on Tuesday, Oct. 24th
 Check your Pointstreak Schedule Again!
Hopefully this is the last one, but if anyone has any legitimate problems, email tmelton@actionawards.com.   I think we have planned around all winter breaks, homecomings, ice games, rink black out dates, the Super Bowl, and some other special requests I won't even mention.   Let's bring this in for a landing !!!  No more requests, please !!!



Have you visited our web site lately? If not, you should. It changes everyday, sometimes more than that! The Board wants to have all teams represented on our "links" area if you have a web site. Please take a look and see what other teams are doing.
 
If you have a web site and you want a link posted on GHRA, please send me your teams web address and we'll post it. If you have an image of your team's logo, please send it me as well so we can use that with your link URL.
 
Sincerely,
Ronnie Williams
GHRA Board Member
 
PS - We still have several teams with coaches who haven't completed their registrations, "Don't be sitting in the stands this weekend watching when you should be on the bench coaching"!

October 22nd:

After a great Opening Weekend of the 2006-2007 GHRA Season, a few things I wanted to review with all:
 
- Penalties were up 24% over opening weekend of the 2005-2006 season!
 
- Most penalties that were called - Holding, Interference, and Hooking. (Please review the "New Standard of Play and Rules Emphasis" video with your players.....link is on the website.)

.....I was at SGAA a little on Saturday and Sunday listening and evaluating the games (also keeping score) and heard some players and parents grumbling over calls to "let them play the game". Please understand, this standard of play isn't on a trial basis, this is the way the game is going to be called from here forward. Coaches, teach this to your players and team managers, teach this to the parents. "An educated player and parent will make for a better team chemistry!" 
 
- I would like to give a "High Five" to the 2A St. Francis team this weekend. They were the only team to play this opening weekend and NOT go to the penalty box! Congratulations guys, keep up the good!
 
Also coaches and team managers, I need all coaches to be registered before this weekend on the website as a coach as well as getting your background checks into SCCI and approved (it takes a minimum of 3 business days from the date in which they receive your paperwork to get an answer). I will email a list of coaches that will be allowed on the bench during your teams games by this Friday, October 27 in the am. If your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed on your teams bench during games! We are very serious about this ladies and gentlemen.
 
Keep your hands on your sticks and keep your sticks down,
 
Ronnie Williams
GHRA Board Member



The 3rd Annual SGAA Pre-Season GHRA Tournament! 



October 20th:

2006 - 2007 Schedule has been revised!

Due to four schools letting us know this morning that this was their Homecoming Weekend, and the Cooler not being able to let us use 4:00 on Saturdays, and a couple of other last minute issues, the Pointstreak schedule has had 34 game changes that were made by 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon. CHECK YOUR POINTSTREAK SCHEDULE NOW !!!   

The Schedule was last revised on
Friday Morning, October 20th. 



October 6th:

Welcome to the 2006-2007 season of Georgia High School Roller Hockey. This year is starting out to be our biggest season ever!  Last year we had over 50 teams and this year we should top that! Our sport continues to grow not just in our area but across the country.  
We are excited about this new website and know it will be a big bonus to our League. Check it often for important announcements, schedules, standings, and other League information. We will continue to make improvements and add features in the weeks ahead as we get ready to launch our new season. The registration process for coaches and players is very simple and easy to follow.  
Coaches, be sure to fill out your background check forms and collect them for all your schools teams and mail them in to Southeastern. The address is on the bottom of the form. Players and Coaches, don't forget you must register with USA Inline before registering with GHRA.  
Coaches and Team Managers, you may check to see how many of your players have registered by simply clicking on Team Rosters on the home page and then selecting your team from the drop down menu. Check it daily until all your players have registered, because if they're not registered properly, they're not playing !!!

Good luck to all in the coming season and contact us with any questions. And remember, we're volunteers just like you! Enjoy the game, have fun, and be nice !!!