2014 AGM Reminder & Agenda
Just a reminder that NIHA-Canada will be holding the Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn &...

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2014 AGM Notification
NIHA-Canada will be holding the Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites Regina- S...

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ZACH BOYCHUCK, CHRIS TERRY ON CUSP OF NHL ROSTER
On one hand, Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry competing with each other for spots on the Carolina Hurric...

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 2015 NARCh FINALS
  No matter where you live we are making it easier than ever to compete in the 2015 NARCh FIN...

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2014 AGM Reminder & Agenda
2014 AGM Notification
ZACH BOYCHUCK, CHRIS TERRY ON CUSP OF NHL...
2015 NARCh FINALS

2014 AGM Reminder & Agenda

Just a reminder that NIHA-Canada will be holding the Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites Regina- South, SK (4255 Albert St. Regina SK, S4S 3R6) on Saturday, November 22nd  at 3:00PM Central. This meeting is open to all members and we encourage anyone who is able to attend to please do so. Please let us know if you or any other members of your association are planning on attending so that we can prepare documents accordingly.

 

We are setting up an online AnyMeeting so that you can have the option of logging in and participating in the meeting through that medium.  If you would like to register for online attendance, please email myself and we will issue you login information on Thursday, November 20th. You have the ability to login through either your computer or call-in to connect for the meeting.

 

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@NIHACanada) and Facebook as regular discussion updates will be posted and we will also attempt to answer any questions you may have via these feeds throughout the weekend.

 

CLICK HERE to download the  Agenda for the AGM as well as the open positions on our Executive. If you are interested in putting your name forward for any of the following positions, please let us know ASAP:

 

i.                     President

ii.                   VP, Operations

iii.                  VP, Branch Relations

 

For those who have already informed me of their attendance, THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you all this weekend.

2014 AGM Notification

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NIHA-Canada will be holding the Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites Regina- South, SK (4255 Albert St. Regina SK, S4S 3R6) on Saturday, November 22nd  at 3:00PM. This meeting is open to all members and we encourage anyone who is able to attend to please do so. Please let us know if you or any other members of your association are planning on attending so that we can prepare documents accordingly.

 

We are currently working on setting up an online AnyMeeting so that you can have the option of logging in and participating in the meeting through that medium. If you would like to register for online attendance, please email myself and we will issue you login information closer to the AGM date. More details on if and how this may be an option for you to participate will be sent later along with the full AGM Package.

 

Many items will be discussed that day and regular discussion updates will be posted via twitter (@NIHACanada) and Facebook and we will also attempt to answer any questions you may have via these feeds throughout the weekend.

 

Click here to download/view the “Notice of Motion” and “Rule Change Proposal” forms. If you have a motion or rule change proposal please complete this document and provide to us prior to 4:30PM Central , Thursday November 13th, 2014.

A full AGM Agenda and Motion package will be sent out Friday, November 14th , 2014. 

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Please forward this information on to your member associations.

ZACH BOYCHUCK, CHRIS TERRY ON CUSP OF NHL ROSTER

On one hand, Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry competing with each other for spots on the Carolina Hurricanes’ opening night roster is nothing new. 

On the other, that goal has never been closer to reality for both players.

Coming off career seasons at the AHL level with Charlotte, Boychuk and Terry, who are each entering their sixth professional seasons, will get every chance to make the big club. Contrary to previous seasons, the Hurricanes did not enter the free agent market to find more experienced players with similar skill sets, nor did they add veteran tryouts at the last minute prior to training camp.

On a team that, health permitting, will have space for two new forwards, they have to be considered the two favorites.

“No question there’s opportunity,” said Terry, the Hurricanes’ fifth-round pick in 2007 who has posted 268 points in 375 career AHL games since then. “That’s what we want to see coming into camp and it adds motivation. I want to be that full-time NHL player this year and stay here all year.”

“There are obviously spots available and there are lots of guys that are vying for them,” said Boychuk, the reigning Willie Marshall Award winner as the AHL’s top goal scorer with 36 last season. “The competition is getting stiffer every day. There’s a lot of work to be done and hopefully I have a good camp.”

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2015 NARCh FINALS

No matter where you live we are making it easier than ever to compete in the 2015 NARCh FINALS.  We are very excited that for the first time ever, there will be a West Coast Finals and East Coast Finals!

The NARCh West Coast Finals will take place at The Rinks – Huntington Beach Inline in Huntington Beach, CA on June 17th-28th, 2015

The NARCh East Coast Finals will take place at Germain Arena in Estero, FL on July 15th-26th, 2015.

While we certainly have a lot of NARCh dedicated teams, some teams play in tournaments that are the most convenient and easy to get to.  For many, they only play in the NARCh FINALS once every 2 or 3 years when it’s within driving distance or a quick, inexpensive flight.  With airline prices and overall expenses up, we want to give teams the opportunity to play in the NARCh FINALS every year. 

Teams now have the opportunity to play in two great NARCh FINALS Events at two amazing locations in California and Florida!  Southern California is the mecca of roller hockey so we’re very excited to be working with the Anaheim Ducks to bring the NARCh FINALS to this market for the first time ever! 

Many teams competed in Florida last year and there’s no better facility for roller hockey than Germain Arena.  Combined with the beaches of Lee County, going back to Estero is a very easy decision as well. 

The block schedule for both tournaments will be up shortly.  Many things within the block will change from the past, as each event will be 12 days, rather than 17 days as NARCh has been in the past.  The most notable change will be the NARCh Pro Division taking place when many of the youth teams are also playing so the kids and families have the opportunity to watch the best players in the sport compete for the most important title, the NARCh Pro Championship.

Some other important NARCh info/changes:

  • - West Coast Winternationals will take place Jan 16th-19th at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose, CA.
  • - The East Coast Winternationals will be confirmed shortly.
    - The 35 and 45 and over divisions will be changed to 30 and over, and 40 and over to encourage more    eligible players and teams.
  •  - Teams choosing to play in both FINALS will receive a substantial discount for entering both tournaments.
  •  -  NARCh will once again be featured on the Universal Sports Network in 2015.
  •  - There will be a Pro Division at both NARCh FINALS.
  •  - NARCh will be joining other tournaments going to 1:30 min. penalties instead of the traditional 2 minutes.

We appreciate your continued support and hope you find this new format and news as exciting as we do!

 

Daryn Goodwin – NARCh President