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    2022 MAWHA Playoffs

    MAWHA Playoffs Champions

    2022 Champions

     

    10U A - NJ Colonials

    12U A - Lady Islanders

    14U A - Snider Hockey

    16U A - Lady Patriots

    19U A - Mamaroneck Tigers

    10U AA - Little Flyers

    12U AA - Princeton Tiger Lilies

    14U AA - NJ Bandits

    16U AA - Little Flyers (Black)

    16U AA - Little Flyers

     

    14U AAA - Jr Flyers

    16U AAA - Jr Flyers

    19U AAA - NJ Titans

     

    2022 Finalists

     

    10U A - Little Flyers

    12U A - Princeton Tiger Lilies

    14U A - Jr Flyers

    16U A - Jr Flyers

    19U A - Mighty Moose

    10U AA - NJ Colonials

    12U AA - Jr Flyers

    14U AA - Jr Flyers

    16U AA - Princeton Tiger Lilies

    19U AA - Jr Flyers

     

    14U AAA - NJ Colonials

    16U AAA - NJ Titans

    19U AAA - NJ Colonials


     


    MAWHA - Announcements

    In an effort to keep the Member's Contact information accurate and up to date, we request an updated club contact sheet at each Annual Membership meeting.  This year we did not receive a sheet from several clubs and to help facilitate the collection of Club Contact we have integrated the Club Contact Information gathering on the MAWHA website.

    Please take a few minutes to provide us the Club Contact information that is requested (President, Treasurer, Director/Ace Coordinator, and Referee Assigner)  This information will allow the MAWHA information to be properly distributed with a current contact information.

    The Website Link to the Contact Collection form is MAWHA Club Contact Collection Form

    * * * * SafeSport - Update * * * *

    SafeSport – Attached is the memo summarizing SafeSport, below are highlights to be announced.  The full document is in the link at the bottom of this summary passed down from USA Hockey through the Annual Congress.

    1. The US Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over all allegations of Sexual Misconduct and has discretionary jurisdiction over other possible SafeSport allegations.
      1. Basically any adult, covered by USAH, is considered a mandatory reporter and if any such person learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of Child Abuse, the adult shall as soon as possible report the suspected abuse to both the US Center for SafeSport and to applicable law enforcement authorities.
    2. SafeSport Training;
      1. Beginning this season, SafeSport training is required every year.  However if you completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) you will retain valid training status for 2019-20.
      2. All (whether registered with USAH or not) board members of the clubs and affiliates are to have SafeSport training.  There will be audits conducted to assure all required have been trained. 
      3. All players born in 2002 and earlier that are playing on a team with players under 18 are required to have SafeSport training prior to being put on the roster.
      4. USAH will offer and give training to minor athletes with age-specific training, this will not be required for the minor athletes except for “c” above.
    3. Screening will move to a national program administered by USAH starting the 2020-21 season.  The US Olympic Committee is still in the process of finalizing background screening policies, hopefully finalizing by September this year.
      1. The USAH national program will still require the Pennsylvania individuals to still follow PA law for screening.  THIS WILL NOT REPLACE THE PA SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.

    Pete Rothman 
    AAHA SafeSport Coordinator
    Cell 610.721.4378


    *** PA Act 153 and USA Hockey ***

    All Pennsylvania teams and teams that have played 30 or more games in Pennsylvania.

     USA Hockey has allowed PA coaches, managers and anyone that is required to be screened under PA Act 153 to have fulfilled the USAH screening requirement under a one year pilot program.  For more information on the screening requirements under Pennsylvania Commonwealth Law go to http://www.atlantic-district.org/screening_rules.php


    SafeSport Preseason Checklist

    The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for two seasons. Thus, if you took the training during the 2014-2015 season, it was valid for the 2014-2015 and 2015-16 seasons and you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher course for this 2016-17 season. http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining . It is the policy of USA Hockey and the AAHA that those participants who (1) have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over minor participants (e.g., coaches, team managers, chaperones, etc.), (2) are responsible for enforcing child abuse and misconduct policies, (3) are in managerial or supervisory roles of a USA Hockey Member Program, and (4) are new and current employees and/or volunteers of a USA Hockey Member Program, shall complete appropriate training

    Screening of all coaches, managers, locker room monitors, officials and others that have regular, routine or frequent access to minor participants are to be screened every two years (see screening schedule below). Those in Pennsylvania (or participate in PA for 30 or more days) are required to comply with Pennsylvania Act 153 (amended by Act 15) screening requirements; o Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; o Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and o Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check. For more information on the PA requirements go to http://www.atlanticdistrict.org/screening_rules.php If you are not subject to the Pennsylvania law then go to http://www.atlanticdistrict.org/screening.php All PA clubs must report to the AAHA a list of the cleared certificates received by November 30, 2016. Attached is a copy of the report that needs to be filed with Pete Rothman, AAHA SafeSport Coordinator aaha.act15@gmail.com.

    If your Screening Started:

    Year Screened Pennsylvania Compliance Not Subjet to PA Law AAHA Compliance
    2015-2016 You were screened under PA153 You were Screened through AAHA - Verified Volunteers
    2016-2017 No Current Screening Required No Current Screening Required
    2017-2018 AAHA Screening Required AAHA Screening Required
    2018-2019 No Current Screening Required No Current Screening Required
    2019-2020  AAHA Screening Required AAHA Screening Required
    2020-2021 PA 153 Screening Required No Current Screening Required

     

    If your Screening Started:
     

    Year Screened Year Screened Pennsylvania Compliance Not subject to PA Law - AAHA Compliance
    2016-2017 PA 153 Screening Required AAHA Screening Required
    2017-2018 No Current Screening Required No Current Screening Required
    2018-2019 AAHA Screening Required AAHA Screening Required
    2019-2020 No Current Screening Required No Current Screening Required
    2020-2021 AAHA Screening Required AAHA Screening Required
    2021-2022 PA 153 Screening Required No Current Screening Required

     

    Locker Room Monitors that have followed the above training and screening procedures should be scheduled for the season. It is the policy of USA Hockey that all USA Hockey Member Programs must have at least one responsible screened adult (which may include coaches, managers or other volunteers) present monitoring the locker room during all team events. Acceptable locker room monitoring could include having locker room monitors inside the locker room while participants are in the locker room, or could include having a locker room monitor in the immediate vicinity (near the door within arm’s length and so that the monitor can sufficiently hear inside the locker room) outside the locker room that also regularly and frequently enters the locker room to monitor activity inside.

    Review your organizations Electronic Communications Policy. If the player is under the age of 18, any email, text, social media, or similar communication must also copy or include the player’s parents. Coaches are prohibited from having players joined to or connected through their personal Facebook page or any other similar social media application. To facilitate communication, an official organization or team page may be set up and players and parents may join (i.e., “friend”) the official organization or team page and coaches can communicate to players though that site. All electronic communication of any kind between coach and player, including use of social media, must be non-personal in nature and be for the purpose of communicating information about team activities or for team oriented motivational purposes.

    Submit your Organization’s SafeSport Coordinator Name and Contact Information to Pete Rothman by September 1, 2016. This individual should be familiar with the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook. https://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0102/5713/USA_Hockey_SafeSport_Program_Handbook.pdf

    Coming this September (scheduled) USA Hockey will publish a SafeSport Manual.

    If you have any questions during the season please call Pete Rothman 610.721.4378 or email pete@rbcpa.net.

    MAWHA Player Movement Rule

    SECTION 4 TEAM REGULATIONS

    2. Roster changes may be made after December 31st , however players added to the roster after December 31st are not eligible for District playoffs or MAWHA league games and playoffs.

    Commissioner: If a player is on more than one roster as of December 31st , it is allowed unless disallowed below.

    a. Player movement 
    ii. Until December 31st players within a club can move (with appropriate notification and confirmation) within an age division and/or between age divisions, as long as age appropriate (goalies exempt).

    Commissioner: Even after December 31st, if a player is rostered, that player can move between teams unless disallowed below.

    iv. Notification of the move must be made (by telephone or email) to the appropriate Vice President (or Commissioner if the appropriate Vice President is not available) no later than noon the immediate Friday before the MAWHA league game.
    • Age groups 8U, 10U and 12U – Vice President
    • Age group 14U, 16U and 19U – Executive Vice President 

    v. Once a player move is confirmed, they cannot be moved back to, or to another MAWHA team for the weekend.  If the player is to be moved back to, or to another team the next weekend, thisplayer movement procedure must be followed for the next weekend.

    Commissioner: This rule will be extended to playoffs. The Friday before the start of the first playoff weekend any player that is to be moved from one December 31st rostered team to another December 31st rostered team and is being moved from the last Mawha team played game to another rostered team for playoffs. The player may not be moved back during the duration of all Mawha playoffs. To properly move the player use  https://www.mawha.com/page/show/2834763-player-movement

    6.  Prior to noon Friday preceding the playing their first league game, each team must have listed each player and their distinct jersey number on their roster page on the MAWHA website, establishing their MAWHA roster. PLAYERS LISTED ON THE MAWHA ROSTER MUST MATCH OR BE A SUBSET OF THE PLAYERS CURRENTLY LISTED ON THE TEAM’S USA HOCKEY ROSTER. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS – A FORFEIT WILL BE ASSESSED TO ANY TEAM THAT FAILS TO PROPERLY POST THEIR ROSTERS ON THE MAWHA WEBSITE.

    Commissioner: The Friday before the start of the first playoff weekend will notify the Commissioner of the eight (locked) players.

    Summary:  Any violation of the above rules where a player has played on two different teams during any of playoff game the commissioner may deem both teams that the player played for, as each playing an ineligible player. If a player is deemed ineligible, the teams that the player played for during the players will forfeit each game. It is the responsibility of all coaches to follow the above rules. Any head coach in violation may be suspended for up to three Mawha games for the team the infraction(s) occurred.

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