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    Congratulation Tier I Champions

    2017-18 Season
    12U AAA - NJ Rockets 16U AAA - NJ Coloinals
    14U AAA -  JR Flyers 19U AAA - JR FLyers


    Congratulation Tier II Champions

    2017-18 Season

    10U A - Quakers

    10U AA - NJ Colonials

    14U A - NJ Colonials

    14U AA - Quakers

    12U A - NY Islanders

    12U AA - Quakers

    16U A -  NJ Colonials

    16U AA - NJ Colonials


    19U AA - Montclair BLues


    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

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    *** 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

    To meet the requirements for the USAH screening you need to complete the attached report and return it to the AAHA SafeSport Coordinator by February 29, 2016.  This is for Pennsylvania organizations and other teams that have played 30 or more games in Pennsylvania! 

    Please return the completed report to

    Pete Rothman
    AAHA SafeSport Coordinator

    Cell:  610.721.4378

    Path To Nationals

    One team at each National Bound level is chosen to represent the Atlantic District at the USA Hockey Nationals at both Tier I and Tier II.  This year all "National Bound" Atlantic District teams play in the MAWHA league.  And we have created a strategic and fair path to determine the District Champion at each National Bound level.

    The MAWHA Champion at each National Bound level both Tier I (AAA) and Tier II (AA) will receive a bye directly into the District Championship weekend.  The MAWHA Champions will be considered the #1 Seed in the Championship weekend at Districts.

    Teams that do not receive a bye to the District Championships may have an opportunity to advance to the District Championships as the District Challenger.  The District Challenger will be determined during the Challenger Series weekend which will take place this season 2 weeks after the MAWHA Championship weekend.

    MAWHA Playoff - February 23-24, 2019

    MAWHA Playoffs will be top teams in each division playing in a single elimination tournament at all levels to determine the MAWHA Playoff Champions.  The MAWHA Playoff Champion will receive a bye into the Atlantic District Championship as the number 1 seed.

    Playoff Brackets
    Tier I -AAA Tier II -AA Tier II - A
      8U - 8 Teams  
      10U (AA) - 2 Teams 10U (A) - 4 Team
      12U (AA) - 4 Teams 12U (A) - 4 Teams
    14U (AAA) - 3 Teams 14U (AA) - 4 Teams 14U (A) - 4 Teams
    16U (AAA) - 2 Teams 16U (AA) - 4 Teams 16U (A) - 4 Teams
    19U (AAA) - 2 Teams 19U (AA) - 4 Teams  


    March 9-10, 2019

    The weekend will determine the Girls Atlantic District Challenger for the District Title and the representative from the Atlantic District in the USA Hockey National Tournament.

    The Challenge Series will be held for both Tier I and Tier II National Bound divisions.

    Format will be as follows:
    14U Tier I - 2 team Best of 3 series

    19U Tier II - 4 team Round Robin 
    16U Tier II - 3 team Round Robin
    14U Tier II - 4 team Round Robin

    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. . 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 If you are not subject to the Pennsylvania law then go to 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

    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.

    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

    MAWHA Player Movement Rule

    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.

    1. Player movement
    1. No player will be allowed to play in a Mawha league game unless rostered with AAHA USA Hockey Registrar and Mawha league rosters for the team and confirmed by the appropriate Vice President (or Commissioner).
    2. 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).
    3. A player who has played in 3 (goalies; 5) or more Mawha Tier I league games during the current season may not move to Tier II or lower without Executive Board approval.
    4. 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
    1. 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, this player movement procedure must be followed for the next weekend.
    2. Required information in notification to the appropriate Vice President;
    • Club Name
    • Player’s Name
    • Birth Date
    • Uniform Number
    • Position
    • Team (Age and Division) Movement From
    • Team (Age and Division) Movement To
    • Club representative name, email address and cell phone number requesting the move.
    1. The appropriate Vice President will email confirmation of the player move to the club official that requested the move.
    2. Failure to follow the above notification process may cause the player to be declared ineligible, the club fined and/or the game forfeited by the Commissioner.