Dear Coaches, Managers and High School Roller Hockey Fans,
Like many of you, roller hockey for the IHF Board is a year round activity. It’s been only a short while since we closed out the 2009-10 IHF Season and now here we are nearly at the start of the 2010-11 Season. We’ve been busy and working others on everything from schedules to a new division, rules, playoff formats, sponsorships, new coaches committee, new IHF Spring Season, and more. And we want to take a brief moment of your time to inform you of a few important items of interest to you and your hockey club.
First, the annual IHF Coach and Manager Meeting – A must-attend event for every club and team with plans on participating in the 2010-10 Season (one Rep per team is mandy and Team Captains are encouraged to attend too!). The meeting is Sunday, Sept. 12th from 4-7:00 PM and held in the posh training facilities at the Yard House corporate offices near Spectrum in Irvine. We’ll be hosting guest speakers and offering door prizes donated by our sponsors. A detailed invite and agenda will be forthcoming under separate cover. Please plan to attend and don’t rely on email for what you will miss at this season kick-off meeting.
Second, the new Combo Division – a “Leave No Players Behind” program to assist those disenfranchised players from teams with too few players to form and players wanting to play high school hockey but with no team, is being introduced to the League this season. If your team, or players that you may know of, may be looking to reorganize and/or form a new team to play in this new division, the Combo Division is already taking applicants. Attached is a flyer for some more information, and details will be available at the Sept. 12th meeting.
Third, the 2010-11 IHF Season Schedule – a new format this year abbreviates the Fall Season and adds the new Spring Season. Fall season highlights include: Preseason begins Sept. 27th (5-games!); Regular season begins Nov. 1st (10-games!); and Weekend tourney-style Playoff & Championships will complete the season before State Cup scheduled for March, 2011. Attached is a Season Planner provided for your reference.
Included in our Sept. 12th speakers’ list will be community members who will be introducing the 4th annual Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Hockey Charity Tournament which hosts a large high school contingent. A community-oriented event and fun for the whole family, students and athletes alike can volunteer for community service hours too. Please visit their web site at
If you’re a Facebook user, the IHF now has its own Fan Page where it frequently updates information and answers questions about high school roller hockey. Just keyword IHF Hockey!
We’ll be sending more on the above topics again soon and look forward to seeing you at our kick-off meeting.
Thanks in advance for passing this along on to folks who you think may be interested.
IHF (INTERSCHOLASTIC HOCKEY FEDERATION)
Board of Directors
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