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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.