The next monthly General Board meeting will be held this Thursday, May 28th in the Training Room in Levy Rink at 6:30 pm. All members are welcomed & encouraged to attend!
The next monthly General Board meeting will be held this Monday, April 27th at The Post #88 Building on Chapel Street at 6:30pm. All are welcome & encouraged to attend!
The fees for the upcoming 2015/16 season will be published shortly.
This year registration will be open from July 1st – July 31st for Mite A, Squirts, Peewees and Bantams and a deposit for the upcoming season will be required. Parents will have the option to pay 100% of the fee during the July registration session, or can select the monthly payment option. You will be required to pay 30% of the fee at registration and the remaining balance will spread into four (4) automatic payments on the credit or debit card of your choice. The installments will be due August 31st, September 30th, October 31st and November 30th.
Registrations after July 31st will also have the option to pay 100% of the fee during registration BUT the monthly installment option will not be the same. You will be required to pay 50% of the fee at registration and the remaining balance in two (2) automatic payments on the credit or debit card of your choice. The installments will be due September 30th and October 31st.
New this year, there will be no cash or check options, all registrations need to be processed on credit or debit cards.
Registration for Mite B, Mite C, and Midgets will be held after the fall tryouts. Mite B and C parents will be offered a payment installment option, Midgets will need to be paid in full due to the half season.
Please contact Robert Menard, Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you.
The Burrillville Junior Hockey League (BJHL) will be accepting coaching applications beginning today for the 2015/201616 season. Please express your interest via an email to the BJHL Coaches Representative, Brian Potter, at email@example.com.
Please include the age level (mite, squirt, etc...) and indicate if you are seeking a head coaching position, assistant coaching position or either. Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. Monday April 6, 2015 to Brian Potter.
Thank you for considering coaching with the Burrillville Junior Hockey League.
Below are the team selections for the 2015/2016 season for the recently completed try-outs:
Mite Team 1 - Numbers:
Squirt Team 1 – Numbers:
Squirt Team 2 – Numbers:
Pee Wee Team 1 – Numbers:
Pee Wee Team 2 – Numbers:
Bantam Team 1 Half Season – Numbers:
Bantam Team 1 Full Season – Numbers:
Bantam Team 2 Full Season - Numbers:
On Monday April 6, 2015, the Burrillville Junior Hockey League (BJHL) will hold a special meeting to conduct elections for all open positions on the Board of Directors. Only the position of President is not up for election. Elections will be held in the BJHL off ice training room at Levy Rink beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Those elected to the Board will serve in the position for the 2015/2016 league year. Each position is a one year team. The exceptions to this are the positions of President and Vice President. These two positions are elected to two year terms and are filled in opposite years. For example, the Vice President position will be filled this year and that individual will serve in the Vice President position for the 2015/2016 league year and the 2016/2017 league year. The President position will be up for election next year and will serve in the position for the 2016/2017 and the 2017/2018 league years.
The following are the positions that will be voted on at the April 6, 2015 elections. Each of these positions is considered to be open for any interested candidate seeking the position. The positions with names listed indicate the current holder of that position who intends to seek re-election:
Learn to Skate and House League Director
Parent at Large/Travel Team Coordinator
Booster Club Director
Website Coordinator (new, non-voting position)
Secretary (Lori Sousa)
Treasurer (Robert Menard)
Scheduler (Mike Dailey)
Registrar (Lee-Ann Parrillo)
Coaches Representative (Brian Potter)
Anyone who is interested in running for any of the 11 open positions should submit their name to the League secretary, Lori Sousa, using the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional candidates for the open positions will also be accepted at the meeting on April 6, 2014.
The following are the descriptions for each of the positions on the Board of Directors:
President (voting position)
Vice President (voting position)
Secretary (voting position)
Treasurer (voting position)
Scheduler (voting position)
Registrar (voting position)
Coaches Representative (voting position)
Learn to Skate and House League Director (voting position)
Parent at Large/Travel Team Coordinator (voting position)
Booster Club Director (voting position)
Events Coordinator (voting position)
Website Coordinator (non-voting position)
This is just a reminder for coaches/team parents to turn in their banquet ticket count and money by this Friday, March 27.
Please email your count to Melinda Hopkins at email@example.com. Payments can be turned into Melinda Hopkins or Robert Menard at the rink this week during tryouts.
See you all at the banquet!!!
BJHL Tryout Registration for the
As the tryout dates are fast approaching, we would like to provide you with the registration information for the tryout sessions. Information regarding the tryout process can be found at bjhl.org under the Program Info/Tryouts tab.
Good luck to all the players!
MANDATORY SESSIONS FOR TRYOUTS BY DIVISION
There will be a meeting of the BJHL Board of Directors on Monday March 23, 2015. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post #88 at 6:30 p.m. The address for the Post is 111 Chapel St, Harrisville, RI 02830. The public is invited to attend.
The annual elections for the BJHL Board of Directors WILL NOT occur at this meeting. Instead, elections for the Board of Directors will be conducted at a special meeting to be held on Monday April 6, 2015. This meeting will be held in the BJHL off ice training room located at Levy Rink.
All league members in good standing (no outstanding payments due to BJHL) will be eligible to vote.
A list of positions up for election will be posted along with a description of the responsibilities of those positions.
Dear BJHL parents and players:
The Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) has made a change at the Bantam level to the 2015-2016 playing season. The change comes in the form of the creation of a new “full season” bantam level, as well as continuing to host a traditional fall season (first half season team). The league will be discontinuing the mid-season (second half season team) bantam level effective next season. Here is some information concerning the upcoming season:
Fall Half Season:
Background Information/Half Seasons:
For those new to bantams, some background information may help answer some questions about the change and how it will impact your bantam player:
Why the Change to Full Season?
The reason for the shift to full season teams is tied to a change made by school systems a number of years ago. At that time, the schools changed the cutoff date for entry into school to September 1…you had to be of school age by September 1, as opposed to December 31. That change has resulted in more kids of bantam age being in 7th and 8th grade, as opposed to 8th and 9th grade.
The kids that were impacted by that decision are now reaching the bantam age level. So the move to full season teams is motivated by an effort to provide those kids (the bulk of the kids) with a more consistent hockey experience at the bantam level.
This is new to BJHL and we will do our best to get these teams in place. We are committed to working with our families and doing what we can in order to get BJHL players the hockey experience they are looking for.
SNEHC has indicated that there will be some flexibility with our rosters. So BJHL would be able to make some adjustments after tryouts if the circumstances call for them.
The Burrillville Junior Hockey League (BJHL) will be competing in the Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) again in the 2015/2016 season. Tryouts for next season will be held this month for Bantam down through Mite A. Midget, Mite B, and Mite C teams will have tryouts in the fall.
The following are the birth years for the 2015/2016 season for each level:
Bantam – 2001 & 2002
Pee Wee – 2003 & 2004
Squirt – 2005 & 2006
Mite – 2007 and younger
The following will be the tryout schedule:
Mite Tuesday 3/24/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 3/26/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday 3/30/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Squirt Wednesday 3/25/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday 3/27/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday 3/30/15 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Pee Wee Tuesday 3/24/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Wednesday 3/25/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Friday 3/27/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Bantam Tuesday 3/24/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
Wednesday 3/25/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
Friday 3/27/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m
Tryout fee is $100 (credited to next season's fees) which is non-refundable unless your child is not place on a team.
BJHL Board of Directors
With the inaugural SNEHC playoffs fast approaching we wanted to share some of the details with you.
When are the Playoffs:
Who will make the playoffs: The top four teams in all divisions will make the playoffs. The standings will be determined by winning percentage of games played within the division. These standings will posted on the SNEHC website as soon as all the games have been played.
Format: Semi- finals will be played Saturdays, Finals will be played Sundays
We hope every one has enjoyed the season and look forward to seeing you at the rink.
Thank you to the entire BJHL community who got involved with this fundraiser. Thank you also to the BJHL Booster Club for procuring the tickets and putting this raffle together.
The winner of the 2 tickets for the Bruins game on 02/07/2015 is Heather Dailey.
1/19 - Geri Reilly (Sold by Mason Moore - Mite Norris Blue)
1/20 - Sam Wellingham (Girls U16)
1/21 - Steve Grupp (Sold by Sean Grupp - Pee Wee Norris)
1/22 - Keith Nadeau (Sold by Kyle Nadeau - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/23 - Kristen Harper (Sold by Cameron Menard - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/24 - David Antoni (Sold by Jack Corrao - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/25 - Rodney Frenette (Mite Smythe)
1/26 - Seamus Coleman (Mite Wales)
1/27 - George Andrescaritgrz (Sold by Stephen Veresko - Squirt Norris)
1/28 - Kim Durand (Sold by Austin Amaral - Mite Smythe)
1/29 - Nicolas Carey (Mite Wales)
1/30 - Jacob LeClerc (Pee Wee Smythe)
1/31 - Elizabeth Sharp (Sold by Cameron Menard - Pee Wee Smythe)
The BJHL Board of Directors will hold a second informational meeting on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the BJHL off ice room at Levy Rink. This is a follow up to the meeting held on Thursday March 5, 2015. We will update the league and its members on the decision to move forward with BJHL tryouts only for the 2015/2016 season.
BJHL will be holding tryouts for levels Mite A through Bantam by the end of March. The tryout schedule days and times will be posted separately.