Category: Announcements

Want to help teach hockey? Volunteer to bench coach!

New to MGHA this year, we will begin allowing bench coach volunteers to help coach players from the bench. Wild cool!

Read on for how to request to bench coach and other details of the program, outlined by your role.

All Players – we expect all bench coaches to have read the page below. If you think something is off, you can make a quick correction by giving feedback to the bench coach. Gentle reminders can come from anyone. And as always, code of conduct violations should be reported.

***You can always decline offers for advice and can talk with your captain or another league leader if you feel uncomfortable.***

Captains – read the page below as you may be contacted by a potential bench coach. You can always decline a bench coach’s offer. You can recruit bench coaches at any time.

Wannabe Bench Coaches – you must read and understand the page below before you offer to bench coach. If you have questions, please reach out and always work with captains on how to best assist their teams.

CLICK TO LEARN HOW MGHA BENCH COACHING WORKS

Scorebox subbing and scoresheets, oh my!

{this info was copied and pasted from an email Randi sent in a previous season. The info is still good, relevant, and necessary. I am not the author but I will accept your questions so Randi doesn’t have to! – amanda}

TL;DR: Check the website for your scorebox shifts and your game times BEFORE Sunday and sign up to sub where you can no matter your skill level! Links below.

Hi folks!

If you haven’t yet, take a quick look at the Teams & Schedule page on the website (make sure you’re logged in).  It’s got a list of all of the scheduled games, team practices, and challenge games for this season.  Last week’s info will be shown first (good for double-checking who won that game last week), with older stuff hidden behind a link.  I wanted to talk briefly about some things the website will be doing this year.
How To Report Absences
When you’re logged in, the website can tell what team you’re on.  It will show you a checkbox with “I am attending” beneath your team’s games.  If you’re going to miss a game, email your captain to let them know, and uncheck that checkbox.  That’ll let the website know it needs to find a sub for you.

Please do this before noon on the Sunday of your game!

How To Sub In A Game
If you want to sub for a game, you’ll tell the website this on the Teams & Schedule page. Pick which games you want to sub for and click the “I want to sub” checkbox underneath. The website will not let you sign up to sub in a game that overlaps with yours. That said, if a captain contacts you about subbing, please check/double check the game time and rink so you don’t accidentally double book!

Please do this by noon on the Sunday of the game you want to sub for!  Hockey Ops will email captains about missing players and potential subs shortly after noon, so if you’re late, you won’t be included in that email.  Captains will text/email you asking you to sub in their game.

The website will prioritize recommendations to captains.  You can read through all of the decisions it makes, but the most important one is skill level.  If your skill level is too different from the absent player, the website won’t recommend you to sub.  Everything else is just icing on the cake to make things nicer – the skill level filter is to make sure games are balanced.  You might sign up for a game… but if there aren’t any players of your skill level missing, you won’t get recommended to sub.

New folks – this means it’s OK for you to try to sub for games!!!  You will replace someone of the same skill level as you, so the games will remain fair.  🙂

How to do this has been summarized on the website, too, in case you’re ever curious in the future and don’t want to dig up this email.

Scorebox
If you’ve been poking around on the Teams & Schedule page, you’ll notice that you have scorebox assignments, too.  If you’ve never done the scorebox before, the scorebox documentation should help you out.

I created a utility that will help you track goalie saves on your phone, which some of you might prefer over paper.  You can get to it through the scorebox documentation linked above, or through the game off of the Teams & Schedule page (where it will be pre-populated with the appropriate teams).

Your Calendar
If you go to your team’s page, scroll down to the bottom (where upcoming games are displayed).  A link underneath will let you add all of the games to your calendar!

Your friendly hockey viking princess,
-Randi
Pronouns: she/her/hers  

Schedule Change (10/27 Practices and 11/3 Games)

Hey everyone!

The league that the Caps play in has mandated that all Sunday games start at 3 PM instead of 2 PM (unless ok’d by the visiting team).  This only impacts a few of our weeks, but there may be a few schedule changes throughout the season.  We’ll update you as we learn about them.  Aside from these two, the next Sunday home Caps game isn’t until December 1st.
As of now, here’s the schedule for this week’s practices and the first week of games (the 11/3 games may change if the visiting team approves of the 2 PM time)…


Sunday 10/27 (Practices)

Rink A

6:30 PM: Orange and Green (L2)

7:40 PM: Light Blue and Yellow (L2)

8:50 PM: Red and Blue (L2)

Rink B

5:00 PM: Black and Green (L1)

6:10 PM: Red and Orange (L1)

7:20 PM: Light Blue and Yellow (L1)

8:30 PM: Blue and White (L1)


Sunday 11/3 (Games)

Rink A

6:30 PM: Orange and Yellow (L2)

7:40 PM: Red and Light Blue (L2)

8:50 PM: Green and Blue (L2)

Rink B

5:00 PM: Light Blue and Red (L1)

6:10 PM: Black and Blue (L1)

7:20 PM: Yellow and Green (L1)

8:30 PM: Orange and White (L1) Couple of reminders:

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to make sure you’re dressed in time to get on the ice.
  • While on the ice, helmets MUST stay on at all times for safety and insurance reasons.
  • Please mark yourself absent on the website if you’re going to miss.

Thank you all for your patience as we work through these growing pains. Can’t wait to see you all on the ice!
Tim(on behalf of HOps and the Board)

MGHA Preseason Spirit Tournament Winners & 2019-2020 Official Team Rosters Revealed

Congratulations to the winners of the first MGHA Preseason Spirit Tournament!

Goalies, volunteers, bakers, and dancers took the cake.

1,000,000 points to Brick for doing the worm in full goalie gear!
25,000 points to Alyssa for playing in 3 games and earning a shutout in the final game
10,000 points to Rraine for the best cake we’ve ever seen.
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10,000 points for all the trick/trotters

5,000 points to EVERY DANCE-OFF DANCER. This was a huge highlight and I hope we can collect the videos from our facebook group and share them on the website sometime soon.

Rainbow Kate Points

  • Vern – Book Hockey: new player took the initiative to come find me!
  • Alpha – Rink Rats: found me in Rink B!
  • Pop Magic: Molly’s cartwheel high-five and Christina’s best hug of the night!
  • Purgatory’s Peacemakers: coordinated team high-five train with introductions for the new people after, I am so proud of them.

Special shout out to the organizers, captains, and track leads for making this preseason fun and festivities happen this year. LOTS of time was spent and LOTS of spirit was exhibited.

The official team rosters for the 2019-2020 season!

These will be transferred into the teams/schedule portion of the website very soon, but until then see who’s on which team below.

L1 – Green Circle

OrangeRoyal
Amanda O’DonnellAZ Frederickson
Ben PalmerBrian Bischel
Bob GrabowEthan Hahn
Dexter LaneGracie Gilbert
Ian LeachJack Fait
James DanielsJoanna Fenner
Lindsay WilsonJohn Stephany
Lori PrechelLaur Rivera
Melinda FudeMatt Basler
Natalie MillerMeg Doll
Randi HagenNicole Engerman
Rraine NolanPaul Weisensel
Tori NothnagelPeyton Higgins
Zach SielaffTatiana
GreenWhite
TBDAmes
Allie BerenyiHunter Fultz
Amy FlansburgJane
Andy HumphreyKyle Peterson
Ann FreiwaldLeslee Spatola
Bryan ZarambaMaggie
Donna NeumannMaj Williams
Eric StankoMary Hitchcock
Greta LandisMichelle Watkins
Kortney PohlNick Raffa
Livi HarrisOlivia Cody
Quinn CrossleySarah Pisula
Rob KaletjaSuzanne
Robin FlickVic Barrett
Light BlueBlack
Alax KrajekAmanda Steimle
AlishaAngie Baker
Danielle HarrisErika Hansen
Elisabeth LexJames Barry
Halley PuckerJordan Hsu
Ingrid Starkeyk8 Walton
Jocie LuglioKaroliina Jarvi
Josh BodnarJackson Solomon
Kiki SchultzLiz Stadtmueller
McKennaMary Ann Feist
McKenzie ZeissReed Gardner
Paul WeberSean Hubbard
Tim TenderSpencer Micka
Trisha AdamusSteph Schwartzkopf
YellowRed
AustinAmanda Leonard
Douglas HaltinnerAsh Baldwin
Joy GanderChelsea Brodsky
Katie JayceEmma Carroll
Leah RudinJen Lawrence
Martha HansenJess Wreczycki
Micah DarlingJesse Westerman
Mitch PralleJim Voss
Monica WilsonMiriam Kunz
SmidesNat Carlston
Susan PschorrStephanie Cook
Tyler DeverneuilTina Pirius
Tyler SteffensenTru Sel
Tylor BegayVenessa Farn

L2 – Blue Square

GoldRed
Al SilverAndrew Kohrs
Alex StaatsAvery Cordingley
Amanda ThorntonBetsy Waller
Anton KapelaChris Rustoven
Brandon CampbellChuck McKain
Charlie SackettDavid Parter
Chris “Wally” WaltersJames Parens
Emily EngelKatrina Wolfe
Emily FeinsteinKevin Colelli
Gabby GrandinMaddy McKeown
Geoffrey GyriscoRyan Birdsall
Jacob ElaSara Colopy
Katy WerginzTony Jovenitti
Leif Backus
BlueCarolina Blue
Abby ChurchillAllyssa Long
Caleb “Clab” OakleyAmber Oberfell
Chris SwomleyAndrew “Alpha” Brausen
David HafnerBrian Fitzgerald
Jake WagnerCal Hughes
Lauren PeruccoDaniel Burkhardt
Matt BrausenIris Barrow
Matthew DorrisKatie Hurtis
Molly CostelloMark Nessel
Nick TrentadueRudy Zhao
Sarah Brick BirkholzScooter Clark-Smith
Stevie VennerSkye Zitkus
Vernon BeasleyTodd Streicher
Will Liederbach
GreenOrange
Anna CeyalaBrett Rojec
Brandon RoundsChristina Libs
Brenda SwensonDan Schwalbach
Diane MilliganJason Northouse
Eric WitteJoe Walsh
Gene ZadzilkaJoe Znidarsich
Jeff HorvathJohannes Wallman
Jill CohanMcKenna Legried
Justin SukupMelissa Crye
Mel PaugelNicholas Bartholomew
Patrick FarabaughRachel McElhenie
Ryan ZiltnerSarah Bottjen
Sherry HollySteven “Shiny” Magnuson
Vlad Brick

Team Reveal Night Schedule

Before we start playing games, however, we need some teams and we’re going to announce the 2019-2020 MGHA teams on Sunday!

Here’s the schedule for the night (sorry for the delay but we were confirming expanded ice times)…

Rink A:
5:00 PM – Lawn Dart All Stars vs Book Hockey
6:10 PM – Pop Magic vs Penalty Killaz
7:20 PM – Open Skate
8:00 PM – Team Reveal
8:50 PM – Rainbow Sprinkles vs Purgatory Peacemakers (Championship)

Rink B:
4:30 PM – Track One Scrimmage
5:40 PM – Track Two Scrimmage
6:50 PM – The Real Rink Rats of Madison vs Die Tarantel des Torontos

Once the second tournament game is over on Rink A, we’ll open the ice up to those who want to skate around. Let’s keep this to just skating without sticks and pucks since we only have thirty minutes or so.

We’re aiming to have everyone in the stands in Rink A right around 8 PM for the big reveal. In addition to revealing teams, we’ll also have some wonderful desserts to partake in while we hang out with our new teams and watch the championship tournament game!

Please try to be there Sunday to meet your team. If you can’t be there, that’s okay. We’ll post teams on the website on Monday or Tuesday (it takes a little time to get everything plugged in).

Preseason Schedule 9/22 – 10/13

Here’s the schedule for 9/22:

Rink A:
Spirit Tournament (entire schedule here)
5:00 PM: Spirit Tournament – The Real Rink Rats of Madison v Lawn Dart All Stars
6:10 PM: Spirit Tournament – Rainbow Sprinkles v Pop Magic
7:20 PM: Spirit Tournament – Book Hockey v Die Tarantel des Torontos
8:30 PM: Spirit Tournament – Purgatory’s Peacemakers v Penalty Killaz

Rink B:
Clinics and Intro Scrimmages
4:30 PM: Beginner Clinic – Had Never Skated(Track 1)
5:40 PM: Beginner Clinic – Had Skated (Track 1)
6:50 PM: Intro Scrimmage (Track 2)


Here’s the schedule for 9/29: 

Rink A:
Spirit Tournament and Goalie Evaluation (entire schedule here)
5:00 PM: Spirit Tournament – Book Hockey v Purgatory’s Peacemakers
6:10 PM: Spirit Tournament – The Real Rink Rats of Madison v Rainbow Sprinkles
7:20 PM: Goalie Evaluation
8:30 PM: Spirit Tournament – Lawn Dart All Stars v Pop Magic

Rink B:
Intro Scrimmages and an Spirit Tournament Game
4:30 PM: Intro Scrimmage (All Track 1 Skaters)
5:40 PM: Intro Scrimmage (Track 2)
6:50 PM: Spirit Tournament – Die Tarantel des Torontos v Penalty Killaz


Here’s the schedule for 10/6:

Rink A:
Spirit Tournament (entire schedule here)
5:00 PM: Spirit Tournament – Die Tarantel des Torontos v Purgatory’s Peacemakers
6:10 PM: Spirit Tournament – Book Hockey v Penalty Killaz
7:20 PM: Spirit Tournament – Lawn Dart All Stars v Rainbow Sprinkles
8:30 PM: Spirit Tournament – The Real Rink Rats of Madison v Pop Magic

Rink B:
Clinics and Intro Scrimmages
4:30 PM: Intro Scrimmage (All Track 1 Skaters)
5:40 PM: Intro Scrimmage (Track 2)
6:50 PM: Extra Ice for Evaluations (if necessary)


Here’s the schedule for 10/13:

Team Reveal! – Time/ Format TBD
Rink A:
Spirit Tournament Playoffs
5:00 PM: Spirit Tournament East 4 v West 4
6:10 PM: Spirit Tournament East 3 v West 3
7:20 PM: Spirit Tournament East 2 v West 2
8:30 PM: Spirit Tournament East 1 v West 1

Rink B:
Clinics and Intro Scrimmages
4:30 PM: Scrimmage (Track 1 – Beginner)
5:40 PM: Scrimmage (Track 2 – Intermediate)
6:50 PM: To Be Determined

Membership Vote September 2019

The following people have applied for membership in the MGHA. Please click on their name to see each person’s application. Once you’ve read the applications you can click on the boxes to the side of their names to vote; voting “Yes” means you are voting for this person to become a member, while voting “No” means that you are voting against their becoming a member.

Voting will be open from now until September 30th. You may change your votes at any time until voting closes.

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