STATE PLAYOFF COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 25, 2013
A meeting of the State Tournament Committee was held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Southgate Holiday Inn.
Chairman, Roger Mauritho, called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. Attending the meeting was: George Atkinson, Kerin Wear, Mickey Jesue, Larry Johnson, Ron Brasseur, Bill Peterson, Ray Kraemer, Jean Laxton, Doug Diroff, Kim Durka, Jim Boloven, Mike Cruickshank, Tobin Boyd, Mike Corso, Perry Wooden, John Kay, Don Wright and Bob Yohe. Guests included: Chris Tucker, Frank Sliva and Mark Gillman.
Motion was made by Bill Peterson and seconded by Ron Brasseur to accept the winter meeting minutes. Motion approved unanimously. The minutes were approved unanimously.
The Bantam AAA Minor dates will state on March 12 and run thru March 17, 2013. The Bantam Major AAA will begin on March 11, and run thru March 17, 2012 being held in Alpena.
Roger Mauritho reported for John Castine who is unable to be present. Roger stated everything is on schedule and if need be the hosts can use a local photographer.
Runner-up tournaments were discussed and schedules have been distributed.
John Kay distributed the AAA and AA schedules.
All districts are to submit the winners as soon as the districts are completed. Districts are to use the form provided and email to Roger Mauritho at email@example.com and Ray Kraemer at firstname.lastname@example.org and John Castine at email@example.com
Results of State winners must be reported to Roger Mauritho, Ray Kraemer and George Atkinson as soon as the tournament is completed. Included in your pack is a flyer detailing what information is needed for the winner to be posted on the MAHA web site.
Districts holding states are to email state tournament schedules to Sean Jacques.
A lengthy discussion was held regarding allowing 8th graders to play on JV Prep Team. Motion was made by Tobin Boyd and seconded by Doug Diroff to allow for this year only. Motion passed unanimously. It was also suggested that we do not hold a JV tournament in the future. Roger asked everyone to think about this and to give your ideas to Don Wright for discussion at the July meeting.
Late Exceptions were considered and approved or denied.
All exceptions and denials for the 2012/13 season are posted on the MAHA.org web site and were sent via email under separate cover to all the State Playoff Members.
Ray Kraemer distributed MAHA State Playoff" banners to each District Chairperson. Each District is to keep their own banners for when they host State Playoffs. 2
Real Time Scoring (Rush Company) would like to video tape State Playoff Games. Permission was given to do the Tier II Girl's/Women's states as a pilot program. Also to invite this company to the summer meeting as a vendor. (Note: The video company backed out of the offer.)
Seating for G/W Teams State Play Downs was determined by My Hockey Rankings.
Tier 1 12U
1. Kensington Valley Ravens
2. Livonia Knights
3. Dearborn Bell Tire
4. Ann Arbor Cougars
5. Troy Sting
7. GRAHA Griffins
Little Caesars and Grosse Pointe will have a play down to determine the 8th place. Higher seated team will be the home team.
Tier 1 14 U 7 Teams
1. Michigan Ice Blades
2. Livonia Knights
3. Kensington Valley Ravens
4. Royal Oak
6. Troy Sting
7. Novi Sno Caps
Tier 1 16 U Five Teams
1. GRAHA Griffins
2. Lansing Spartans
4. Michigan Ice Breakers
Tier 1 19 U
1. Keweenaw Storm
2. Marquette Centennials
3. Michigan Ice Dogs
4. Mount Clemens Wolves
House Teams were done by random draw:
10U 5 Teams
1. Suburban Freeze
2. KV Green
3. Livonia Sharks
4. KV Blue
5. Ann Arbor Blades
10 U Tier II 5 Teams
2. Kensington Valley
3. Ice Breakers
4. Victory Honda
5. Troy Sting
Jean Laxton stated she is going to amend rule # 12 which is up for a vote tomorrow regarding adding House/Rec to the rule and all waivers are to be submitted to the State P/O Committee.
Jim Boloven expressed concern over a 98 Bantam Major Redford Team. Team registered in 4 and plays all its games in District 3. On Monday at D4 credentials D4 Council is going to make the team ineligible for State Tournament per MAHA rules on Page 28. A motion was made and seconded to support the district decision. Motion passed with one opposed.
Ray Kraemer would like a volunteer to take over the state playoff banners. It was unanimously stated to drop ship the banners to the C/P of the District.
Roger Mauritho made a proposal for next year that we have no more than 8 teams and no less than 4 teams in State Tournaments for all youth teams including G/W. Play downs will be played if necessary to reach this goal. Discussion was held and came to no conclusion.
District Rules: It has been brought to Rogers's attention that some districts are not treating their player's right. Some districts have district rules that say that if a player receivers a game misconduct they are telling the player they must sit the next game and also the first game of districts, and if no district game they sit out their first state game. The USA rule reads the player sits out the next scheduled game. Districts cannot add another game to the penalty. Roger stated he wants to see this rule taken out of the district rules. All districts concurred.
No further business to come before the meeting, the meeting was adjourned at 9:47 p.m.
Kerin R. Wear
cc: Executive Committee
State Playoff Committee