Mid Am will use February 12, 2020 as the cut off date for my Hockey Rankings.
Tier I- My Hockey Rankings is used to determine the top 6 teams that will complete in the District Tournament.
Tier II- My Hockey Rankings is used for seeding purposes for the District Tournament.
Dear Affiliate Presidents, Registrars and Board of Directors,
At the recent USA Hockey Winter Meeting, the USA Hockey Board of Directors granted an exception for this year only to allow Tier I or Tier II teams to begin tryouts 24 hours after the conclusion of all Youth National Championships, rather than 48 hours after nationals as is set forth in the USA Hockey National Guide. Due to this change, the earliest Tier I or Tier II team tryouts can begin for the 2020/2021 season is 4pm on Tuesday April 7, 2020. Any violation of this rule may subject the coach, team, program and/or responsible administrators to appropriate discipline, or ineligibility of the team or coach, as determined by the Affiliate.
October 30, 2019
Dear USA Hockey Board of Directors
We continue to receive reports of racial and other derogatory slurs and it is apparent that the current penalty in place is not enough of a deterrent.
As you’ll see in the letter linked here, which will go out to our entire membership today and also be made public via a news release, I am issuing a presidential directive that will now make any violation of Rule 601 (e. 3) a match penalty.
We will have further discussion around this topic at our upcoming Winter Meeting and this directive is just one step in a process that will also include additional education and an overall effort from all stakeholders in the game.
Again, thanks for your support and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or feedback.
Yours in hockey,
Since 1994, the Mid American District Hockey, Inc. (MidAm), an affiliate of USA Hockey has been the governing body and premier developer of youth and amateur hockey talent in Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. The District governs and supervises thousands of hockey teams, activities and events in each district.
Supporting the goals, mission and regulations of USA Hockey MidAm strives to develop and encourage sportsmanship between all players for the betterment of their physical and social well-being. In addition, MidAm helps build strong relationships between players, and the coaching and officiating communities.