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U15AAA Coaching & Support Staff

Head Coach:  Norm Lacombe     
Assistant Coach:  Eric Lacombe
Assistant Coach: Tyler Hollett
Assistant Coach: Scott Morin
Trainer: Bonnie Thomas
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PAC/SGMHA & U15AAA News

SGMH Parent Portal Tab

By SGMHA 05/28/2020, 2:15pm MDT

Check out SGMHA Parent Portal Tab for information and/or assistance with your SportEngine account, Equipment Requirements, Hockey Alberta Tips and Advise and much more.

 

President's Letter to the Membership

By SGMHA 05/28/2020, 9:30am MDT

GOOD DAY SGMHA MEMBERS,
 

First of all I would like to wish a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the fantastic hockey moms in our association!
 
I would like to introduce myself to all of you, my name is Mike Watt. I am very excited and honoured to take over the role as President for SGMHA. I have been a member of our association’s board going on 6 years now. It has been an extremely rewarding experience working with both our current and past board members. I am looking forward to representing our association.
 
As everyone is fully aware, these are very exceptional times in our lives. Our board is working extremely hard to prepare for these unusual circumstances. One thing we have already implemented is to open our registration early this year, May 15th. We have done this to enable all of our member families to be able to spread payments out over four (4) installments opposed to the regular three (3). Please do not hesitate to reach out to the office if you require further help for alternative payment methods. We are here to help you. Our goal is to try everything possible to get our kids back on the ice. We are also currently working on contingency plans for various starts to the season. We will do our best to share these with you, but as you all know everything changes and evolves at a rapid pace. Hockey as we know it may look very different this coming season. We will do everything we can to make sure your children are safe, while they continue to play the game we all love.
 
We are also currently planning our AGM. This meeting is going to be held virtually on June 15th, more details to follow. Now more than ever we require some great people to fill positions on our board. If you’ve ever thought about stepping up please do not hesitate. Check out the  AGM Tab on SGMHA website for further information regarding the upcoming AGM and for any available Executive positions. 
 
Although, we do not know whether our season will start on time, or how it will look, there has been some exciting new changes offered by EFHL. EFHL is the league, which all of our teams currently play in. This coming season they are launching a recreational hockey league. This league will be an affordable option for players looking to have more freedom of schedule. We will post more details on our website. SGMHA currently does not offer this option, but can definitely help point you in the right direction if it is something you are interested in. As it is a new, and just announced option, we will work hard to get this instituted into our program for the 21/22 season.
 
I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our outgoing president Christy Rake. Her leadership and guidance of our association for the past 5 years has been outstanding. I have big shoes to fill, but am looking forward to the challenge. Thank you Christy for everything.
 
Minor hockey in Spruce Grove is a huge passion of mine. My family moved to Spruce Grove in 1980. I played with SGMHA from then until my final year of midget hockey. I have now been involved in coaching my own kids within this association for the past 10 years. This association is something I am very proud of and has been a huge part of my life. I will continue to work hard to maintain its excellent reputation and continue to make it one of the strongest in the province. Looking forward to the road ahead.
 
Yours in hockey,
 
Mike Watt

Hockey Alberta Covid-19 Update

By SGMHA 05/28/2020, 9:30am MDT

COVID-19 Update – Message from the CEO
 
To the Members of Hockey Alberta:
 
During the Member Zoom meetings held in early May, we spoke about the work being undertaken on various fronts to prepare for the return of hockey both in Alberta and across the country. We talked about how there were many questions to which we were looking to obtain and develop the answers.
 
Last week we all received the update letter from Hockey Canada with regard to COVID-19. Hockey Alberta is aligned with the details outlined in the letter.
 
Make no mistake, we want hockey back. As the Provincial Sport Organization for hockey in Alberta, this is not just our game, it is our passion.
 
Everyone involved with our sport recognizes the benefits of hockey for our participants – physically, socially, and emotionally. We know that hockey makes a difference in people’s lives, helps develop individual and group social skills, and is important for the physical literacy of our youth.
 
Simply said, we believe hockey is important. However, it is not more important than the health and safety of the participants, the larger hockey community, and society in general.
 
That is why Hockey Alberta is working with Hockey Canada, other provincial branches, and fellow Provincial Sport Organizations in Alberta as we develop our Return to Hockey Plan.
 
The intention is to provide the framework and minimum standards for any organization in our province to undertake hockey activities. That way, when facilities reopen, and athletes are allowed back on the ice, they can participate safely and securely and in a manner where the participants, their families and all of our other partners and stakeholders are protected and given the best chance for success.
 
As most of you are aware, opening arenas and recreation facilities currently is in Phase III of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch plan, and no firm timelines have been established for the implementation of Phase III.
 
We know that not having specific dates or timelines can be unsettling. But it is important for everyone to remember that amateur hockey of any kind cannot be played in Alberta until the government and health officials authorize rinks to be open and outline the minimum safety standards that must be followed.
 
Hockey Alberta’s responsibility is to have a plan in place that can be adapted to meet those requirements and allow participants back on the ice in a safe atmosphere.
 
The current focus is to work to ensure our game is ready to go in the fall, if allowed as part of the province’s relaunch plan. We also want to be prepared if rinks open sooner than that because we know that our participants, and the hockey community in general, are clamouring to return to hockey.
 
What will be included in the Return to Hockey Plan?
 
First and foremost, the plan abides by government directions with a focus on the health and safety of all involved. It reflects the reality that there will be new requirements in place for the safe operation of hockey facilities, which will impact hockey participants, including a checklist of items that participants will be required to do to be able to step on the ice. This will include items such as when to arrive at the arena, masks, sanitizer, parent access to help tie skates etc. The plan will also include resources and processes that Hockey Alberta will be developing to help our Members establish programming procedures to meet these requirements in a safe environment.
 
The plan calls for a phased-in approach, in keeping with the planning undertaken by government and health authorities. At this point, the plan has four phases, starting at the developmental program level and working up to a return to the traditional 5-on-5 game. As circumstances evolve and improve, we will update and adapt the plan to best allow for the return of hockey in Alberta.
 
Hockey Alberta will be seeking input from our associations, leagues, club teams, accredited schools and other stakeholders to help establish a coordinated process and the detailed timeline and parameters of what activities may look like in each phase. 
 
We are committed to keeping our Members, and the larger hockey community, updated as the Return to Hockey plan is finalized and then made ready for implementation.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please ask. Please send your inquiries to this special email address: membership@hockeyalberta.ca
 
Rob Litwinski, CEO
Hockey Alberta

U15AAA (PREVIOUSLY BAAA) TRYOUT INFORMATION

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, planning for the 2020-2021 season is still being done.

Currently U15AAA  tryouts are set for Friday Aug 28, 2020 with registration for the tryouts opening up on May 15, 2020. 

Please click here (TBA) to be directed to the online registration platform.

As new information is available regarding the 2020 - 2021 Hockey Season with Hockey Alberta this date may change.  Please refer back to this tab and follow PAC on facebook to ensure you have the most up to date information.

If you have any questions pleases call or email the office (office@sgmha.ca  or 780-962-4655)