We have suspended registration for the Bantam division because to date only 17-players have registered for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Even if 34 players were to register...that would only be enough players for two teams, not enough to create a House Division/Program.
For those 17 players already registered, HHHA’s bantams will play MOHL Hockey this year. For those of you unfamiliar with MOHL, (Modified House League), MOHL was created for local hockey associations that don't have enough players in a particular division to have an in-house program. Our Midgets have always played MOHL. What MOHL does mean however for you as parents is local travel. Bantam MOHL plays 8 home and 8 away games plus playoffs. Other associations in MOHL are Cazenovia, Bud Bakewell, Southtown Stars and a few others. A parent meeting will be held in the next couple of weeks that will be more informative about where you will travel. If you decide you don't want to play, we will provide a refund. There will be no additional fee for Bantam MOHL…HHHA will cover the MOHL registration fee.
IMPORTANT…right now there is 1 Bantam MOHL team. If we have more players that want to join a team, we MAY add a 2ndteam but you need to let us know your playing intention/desire right away. Please direct any questions to Tom Zdrojewski 609-3102 or Dave McDermott 648-2046
At the recent New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) meetings, it was determined by NYSAHA that they would not seek a waiver from USA Hockey for the upcoming season. This waiver would have allowed 2nd year Mite players to engage in full-ice games in January 2015. NYSAHA determined that it is going to follow the strictly enforced rules of USA Hockey which mandate that all 8U players are required to only play cross-ice or half-ice games. USA/NYSAHA Hockey affiliated associations are not given the flexibility to vary from this rule.
Last years’ waiver was the reason that the Hamburg Hawks created the Red/White/Blue and Patriot divisions. We will return to our previous structure of an Initiation Program, (IP Timbits) for 4 and 5 year olds; Mini-Mites for 6 year olds and Mite’s for 7 and 8 year olds. The registration birth date format will look like this:
· Initiation Program: 2010 & 2009
· Mini-Mites: 2008
· Mites: 2007 & 2006
The registration portal is now open for all ages at this link: Register Online