Thanks to all the families who came out to the EGHA Welcome Meeting, and for providing donations to the Foodbank. For those families who could not attend, this is the presentation that was shared with families.
In the welcome message, the EGHA President shared the following information:
EGHA will have 4 initiation, 5 novice (3 major, 2 minor), 6 atom, 6 peewee, 6 bantam and 4 midget teams this season.
EGHA's board did strategic planning earlier this season, and a primary focus for EGHA this season will be player development. Information about this is in the presentation.
EGHA is facing a lot of change this season, with changes in the Hockey Edmonton tiering structure, as well as the introduction of novice minor and novice major, with novice minor participating in cross ice hockey games.
EGHA has partnered with TeamSnap this season, so teams do not need to go out and purchase their own TeamSnap accounts. All families should have access to their teams as soon as they are assigned a team. If you are having issues, please contact your coach, or the EGHA Webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January 25 will be a Girls Rock Night at Rogers Place. Further details to come.
EGHA is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, and further details will come regarding that.
Registrar's Reminders: Respect in Sport Coach/Activity Leader must be completed by October 5. Bench staff will be removed from teamsheets if not completed by that date.
Criminal Record Check links will go out early this week - they are to be completed once every three years.
Respect in Sport Parent is outstanding for around 11 families. If it is not completed, players cannot be added to rosters, and cannot participate in team events.
Development Presentation: There will be a mandatory Powerskating session for head coaches, optional for assistant coaches, on October 10 at Oliver Arena. 5-6pm for Novice and Atom and 6:15-7:15pm for Peewee and Bantam.
EGHA is looking for volunteers for shooters at the development camps. Please contact Bryan at email@example.com for further details.
Volunteer Events: EGHA's first 50/50 is October 25 at 4:30pm. Please check the volunteer sectionon our website for further details.
WickFest: A draw was held to select two of the Atom teams for WickFest - EG695 and EG696 were selected.