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The purpose of MAHA shall be to provide the opportunity for the youth within MAHA’s service area to play amateur hockey at prescribed levels which may consist of T-Blades, Mites, Squirts, Pee-Wees, Bantams, Midgets, and corresponding girls’ teams such as U-10, U-12, or U-14. It shall also be a purpose of MAHA to prepare its players through attention to skill development and competition for future play at high school level.
The next MAHA Meeting will be held on
Monday, January 11th at 6:30pm
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MAHA Board Meeting Agenda
Monday January 11, 2021
6:30 Call Meeting to order /Review Secretary’s Report
6:35 Treasure’s Report
6:40 State Rep. Report
6:45 Fundraising Committee/Discussion
7:15 General Housekeeping
· Return to Play Guidelines Update
How are things going?
Thoughts on T-Blades and Mites return?
7:45 Other/General Membership Discussion
8:00 Executive Session (if needed)
Dear MAHA Members,
I hope this message finds you well. First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for being patient as we work through many of the new rules that have been put into place by the state with the new return to play guidance. We intend to begin practices again next week, Monday, January 4th, 2021. Practice schedules, and practice itself will look very different than it has in the past. For now, each team will have a practice once during the week and once on the weekend. At this time First Year T-Blades is on hold. We are hopeful this will be temporary and we will be able to get those new skaters back on the ice soon. Practice schedules are being worked on and will be posted very soon. Please keep checking SportsEngine for your child’s updated schedule, and as always, feel free to reach out should you have any questions.
If your player(s) will not be returning this season please reach out to Judy Laroche, Marcy Stefaniak, Karen Fortin ASAP. We need this information for planning purposes.
The board wants to be very transparent about what we are dealing with at this point. An outline of the current regulations can be found at the bottom of this message. Please take a few minutes to review them so you are aware of the rules as we re-start our hockey season.
I would like to highlight one major change - spectators are no longer allowed in the facility. For players at the U10 level and below, one family member will be allowed to enter the facility to tie skates and will have to leave immediately after. Please ensure that your child comes dressed as much as possible prior to the start of practice. That same parent can return to untie skates at the end of practice. In addition, please be mindful of the second change – Socializing in the parking lot is prohibited at this time. Parents/Guardians doing drop off should be returning to their own vehicle to wait for their child’s practice to end.
As you are all aware, youth hockey is under the microscope due to the outbreak that took place in October; which ultimately shutdown our sport. As much as we all want to see our kids on the ice in person and want to be able to visit with our “hockey families” we need to be diligent about following the rules set forth by our state. If we want to continue to move forward with our season, we need to follow these rules at all times. The MAHA Board and Highgate Arena facility members will be strictly enforcing these rules at all times. The last thing any of us want is our season to be canceled for good. We as the board are asking that you do your part to keep the facility open and the kids skating.
There will be a slight change to how teams will be entering and exiting on end B. Teams scheduled to enter at end “B” will now enter at the side door (which comes in next to the water fountain) still putting skates on at that end of the rink, as before. Kids will exit the back door next to the stairs, like they did in the past. The 10 minute before and after still applies. This change was made as the thermometers do not work in the cold. All previous screening protocols will still take place for the child and parent/guardian.
Lastly, if you were previously a health screener, we still need you. Please reach out to Marcy if you can no longer help with the health screening for your team.
ACCD Guidelines 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports including Youth Leagues
Effective Saturday, December 26, 2020, organized youth leagues and school-based sports programs (serving individuals age 19 years and younger) may resume team-based activities strictly limited to:
In resuming limited team-based activities, organized youth leagues shall:
Winners will be posted every few weeks on the MAHA website.
Checks have been mailed and winners should receive them the following week.
Nov 2nd ($25.00 winner) Kelly Bertrand # 901
Nov 6th ($25.00 winner) David Longley # 113
Nov 8th ($50.00 winner) Jenna Young #877
Nov 10th ($25.00 winner) Joanie Hubbard #756
Nov 12th ($25.00 winner) Heather Bellrose & Scott Delaire #009 (Double winners because of 2nd set of Calendars sold with #009))
Nov 14th ($50.00 winner) Patty Brouillette #064
Nov 17th ($25.00 Winner) Ken Whitcomb #229
Nov 20th ($50.00 Winner) Kari Sartwell #972
Nov 22nd ($25.00 Winner) Kalen Kane #037
Nov 24th ($25.00 Winner) Cherly Loiselle #253
Nov 26th ($100.00 Winner) Melissa Robtoy #175
Nov 28th ($50.00 Winner) Justin Bourdeau #737
Nov 29nd ($25.00 Winner) Arnold Benjamin #748
Dec. 2nd ($25.00 Kenneth Spears) #957
Dec 4th ($50.00 Jack Guilmette) #863
Dec 6th ($25.00 Jennifer McWilliams) #767
Dec 9th ($50.00 Justin Bourbeau) #737
Dec 12th ($25.00 Tammy Lapan) #996
Dec. 15th ($25.00 Winner) Lynette Fresn #524
Dec. 17th ($25.00 Winner) Jenna Young #877
Dec. 19th ($50.00 Winner) Jennifer Hubbard #742
Dec. 21st ($25.00 Winner) Derek Curtis #427
Dec. 25th ($100.00 Winner) Jessica McCormick #162
Dec. 28th ($50.00 Winner) Luc Choquette #810
Dec. 31st ($50.00 Winner) Stella Elderidge #444
Jan 1st ($100.00 Winner) Kathy Middlemiss #869
Jan 3rd ($25.00 Winner) Carolyn Hatin #499
Jan 5th ($25.00 Winner) Marcy Schreindorfer #313
Jan 7th ($25.00 Winner) Linda Gagne #202
Jan 9th ($25.00 Winner) Alice Rouse #646
Jan 11th ($25.00 Winner) Joe Barney #481
Jan 13th ($25.00 Winner) Allen Laroche #057
Jan 16th ($50.00 Winner) Donald Gates #364
Jan 18th ($50.00 Winner) Amy Lamoureux #656
Jan 20th ($25.00 Winner) Sara Barrette #750
LaShure’s Pro Shop is back in action and sharpening by appointment only.
They are trying a new booking app.
People can book their own appointments at lashuresproshop.setmore.com
Or you can also call 309 3590 or 309 3591
Please only one customer in the pro shop at a time and when dropping off and picking up please use the front entrance. The facilty board is asking people to avoid walking through the building to limit movement throughout the building and by the Zamboni doors.
November 1st Calendars
November 19th Rada
Call Judy for appointment to hand in money or bring to the Parent meeting (Date TBD). It will be posted on the MAHA Website and Karen will send out an email blast.
Judy's phone number 868-3694
Reminder: 1st set of Calendars are mandatory and 2nd set or more will be 20% off Plan Balance Due Nov 1st Fundraisers percentage credited to families account as follows:
Under Plan Balance due to account:
Pizza Kits 20%
2nd Set of Calendars 20%
Judy Laroche, MAHA Treasurer 868-3694
Sign up today to watch practices and games!!
Billed Monthly at $17.95*
There are other package options.
The Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association is holding an on going Bottle Drive at the Swanton Sunoco. Bottles can be brought there and you just need to mention the bottles are being donated to MAHA.
Bottles can also be dropped off at the MAHA Bottle Bin at the arena
Thank you for supporting The Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association!
Another fundraiser for our great organization. At this point you need a mask to do just about anything. Why not get one that supports your organization?! We are selling MAHA face masks for $10.00. Please reach out to any board member or drop a message here to purchase your mask today.
Masks will also be available for purchase at the upcoming BBQ on Sunday, June 14th at 5pm
Checks can be made out to MAHA, if you are paying with cash we are asking for exact payment.
Thanks for your continued support!
MAHA's Girls Try Hockey For Free was a huge success! Lots of new faces!
MAHA and Milton kick off their season with a power skating clinic on Tuesday! Let the fun begin!
Highgate Sports Arena
2020-2021 Visitor Rules and Guidelines
Welcome to the Highgate Sports Arena. Please follow the guidelines below:
This document will be updated as the guidelines change.
Last updated 12/29/20
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SAFE SPORT PARENT COURSE
We recommend all parents take the USA HOCKEY Safe Sport Parent Course. This program is developed for parents of athletes, and addresses important topics around recognizing, preventing and taking action against misconduct in sports.
Click Here to complete the Safesport program.
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