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24-July-2007 Memo to CHC Presidents, CHC Reps and Scheduluers
 
 
Record Number of Teams Declared For Year End State Tournaments
To date, 282 boy’s teams (including some girl’s teams at Mite and Squirt) have declared to play in year end CHC State Tournaments. This number is likely to increase as Tier 4 teams have until September 15, 2007 to declare. Teams in Tier 3 that do not rank in the top 16 in their Tier/League will be placed in a Tier 4 tournament. As was this case last season, CHC is committed to hosting ALL teams that have declared. This involves signing ice contracts in the fall for a specific number of teams that will be participating in year end tournaments. Please keep in mind that your team being declared is a commitment that your team MUST play in the tournament you are placed in (No Exceptions). Consequences for breaking these tournament commitments include financial penalties, as well tournament ineligibility for the current year (and possible future years) for all teams from the program breaking their tournament commitment. This commitment from your team and program applies to any regional/sectional and national tournaments you qualify for as well. 
 
Tiers and Divisions As Leagues
CHC end of season State Tournaments will now be seeded based upon Tier/League standings (yeah, no more rankings!). Each Tier and Division will have a league created on our new www.chchockey.org web site. For example, Tier 2 Squirt will have league win/loss standings on the site that will translate into your year end tournament seeding/ranking. This will be true for ALL Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 divisions. Tier 4 will not maintain Tier/League standings, but will have a league on the site that will keep track of results so that Division Directors may place teams according to their competitive level of play.
 
Required League Games
One primary goal with this new format is to have league standings that are the result of a balanced schedule (meaning that you play all opponents an equal number of times). Depending upon the size of the Tier/League, there are varying number of times you are required to play all Tier/League opponents. Another goal was to limit the number of league games in order to play teams outside of the league to round out their schedule. I have attached a list of all team declarations to date. Tier 1/2/3 declarations are final, and will not change. Tier 4 declarations will change, but there are no requirements that you play all teams in Tier 4. The following grid shows the number of teams in each Tier/League, and how many times each team must play the other in league games that count in the standings.
 

 

Tier/Age Group
Teams Declared
League Game Requirements
 
League Game Scheduling Requirements
Tier 1 Squirt Major
4 Teams
9 Games
Each team plays 3 teams three times. Grid showing suggestions for who hosts the extra home game is attached.
Tier 1 PeeWee Minor
4 Teams
9 Games
Each team plays 3 teams three times. Grid showing suggestions for who hosts the extra home game is attached.
Tier 1 PeeWee Major
4 Teams
9 Games
Each team plays 3 teams three times. Grid showing suggestions for who hosts the extra home game is attached.
Tier 1 Bantam Minor
4 Teams
9 Games
Each team plays 3 teams three times. Grid showing suggestions for who hosts the extra home game is attached.
Tier 1 Bantam Major
3 Teams
3 Games
Each team plays 2 teams three times. Grid showing suggestions for who hosts the extra home game is attached.
Tier 2 Squirt
13 Teams
24 Games
Each team plays 12 teams twice
Tier 2 PeeWee
12 Teams
22 Games
Each team plays 11 teams twice
Tier 2 Bantam
13 Teams
24 Games
Each team plays 12 teams twice
Tier 3 Squirt
20 Teams
19 Games
Each team plays 19 teams once. Grid showing who hosts travels is attached.
Tier 3 PeeWee
20 Teams
19 Games
Each team plays 19 teams once.  Grid showing who hosts travels is attached.
Tier 3 Bantam
17 Teams
16 Games
Each team plays 16 teams once. Grid showing who hosts travels is attached.
Tier 4 Mite
44 Teams
0 Games Required
No game requirements.
Tier 4 Squirt
37 Teams
0 Games Required
No game requirements.
Tier 4 PeeWee
34 Teams
0 Games Required
No game requirements.
Tier 4 Bantam
28 Teams
0 Games Required
No game requirements.
TOTAL
282 Teams
 
 
 

 

Designated League Games
A term that you will hear regularly under this new structure is “Designated League Game”. A designated league game is a game that both parties agree will count towards their league game requirements. Once two teams have agreed to play their league required league game minimum, they may chose to play additional games but those would not be considered “designated league games” and would not count in the Tier/League standings. ALL Tier 4 teams playing against any CHC opponent will be considered a designated league game and does not require that teams agree to designating the game as a league game as there are no standings for Tier 4. Only designated league games will be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. 
 
Season Start And End Dates 
Only games between the start and end dates for the season are eligible to be designated league games. Those dates are as follows:
 

 

Tier/Division
Season Start Date
Season End Date
Tier 1 Midget
August 24, 2007
November 1, 2007
Tier 1 Squirt Major – Bantam Major
September 29, 2007
February 10, 2008
Tier 2/3/4 Mite – Bantam
September 29, 2007
February 10, 2008
 

 

Schedule Required League Games Before Scheduling Any Non League Games
Required league games take precedent over non league games. I am strongly recommending that teams schedule all of their league required games before scheduling ANY non league games. This will save you the time of canceling these games when filling the required games on your schedule.
 
 
Scheduling Games on CHC and Local Program League Athletics Web Site
CHC has a meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 3007, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at the West Haven Italian American Club, 85 Chase Lane , West Haven . The purpose of this meeting will be to explain the details about how to link teams and schedules from the “Parent” site (www.chchockey.org) for league standings, games schedules, and game results, to your local League Athletics “Child” web site. 
 
We are likely putting the cart before the horse by scheduling games before you know how, when and where you place games on your CHC team page versus your local League Athletics web site. Two important facts you should know before the 8/2 meeting that will save you time and effort as you schedule between now and 8/2
 
First, only designated league games are posted to the CHC “Parent” web site. This will be done only after you link your team from your “child” local site to the “parent” CHC site. This team linking will be explained on 8/2. Second, the home team of a designated league game will be responsible for posting that game to the CHC “parent” site. So as designated league games are scheduled on the CHC site, they will populate your team schedule on your local web site.
 
I would strongly encourage you to only post non designated league games (and all practices) to your local team schedule as league games will post to your local team schedule once they are posted to your team schedule on the CHC site. This will save you from deleting all designated league games that you posted on your local web site once the CHC game from the parent site makes it on your local schedule. 
 
Another suggestion is that if you use the import game/event feature on your League Athletics web site, you will want to contact me prior to the August 2nd meeting so that I can explain what format this import file needs to be in so that you can maintain your schedule in this structure to easily import all of your home designated league games into the CHC site.
 
Deadlines For Scheduling Tier 1/2/3 Games And Posting Them on CHC Site
Tier 1 www.chchockey.org web site by August 15, 2007. Tier 2 & 3 designated league games must be scheduled and posted to the www.chchockey.org web site by August 31 2007. Tier 4 designated league games should be posted to the www.chchockey.org web site by as they are scheduled throughout the season.
 
Scheduler Lists and Email Addresses 
I have attached a scheduler list for all programs.  I have also created email addresses that are to be used by schedulers  for game scheduling purposes only.  So if you are on the Mite Schedulers list, you can  send emails from the email address that is on the list to the CHC Mite schedulers email address to broadcast an email to all CHC Mite schedulers.  These  list will be maintained throughout the year by me. Any changes to the list should be directed to my email address.  Here is a list of the CHC scheduler email addresses:
 
 
 
Summary By Tier/Division 
 
Tier 1 Squirt Major – Bantam Major

 

  • In order to evenly distribute overall home and away designated league games within the league given the uneven number of times you must play a league opponent, there is a suggested scheduling grid attached that shows which teams host two games per league opponent and which teams host only one game per opponent. 
  • Deadline to schedule all designated league games for Tier 1 Squirt Major – Bantam Major is August 15, 2007. ALL designated league games must be scheduled and posted on the www.chchockey.org web site (home teams are responsible for posting their home games only on the web site) by this date.
  • Only designated league games count in the standings, so only designated league games should be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. League standings will determine end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • Tier 1 teams may schedule games against any level of opponent (including Tier 2 & 3 teams), but those games would not count be designated league games and would not count in their league standings.
 
 
Tier 1 Midget Minor and Major
  • Two “designated league games” per opponent in your league. 
  • Games played in the Clippers/Wolves hosted August tournament will count as designated league games assuming you play a team from the league in this tournament.
  • Deadline to schedule all designated league games for Tier 1 Midget Minor and Midget Major is August 15, 2007. ALL designated league games must be scheduled and posted on the www.chchockey.org web site (home teams are responsible for posting their home games only on the web site) by this date.
  • Only designated league games count in the standings, so only designated league games should be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. League standings will determine end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • Tier 1 teams may schedule games against any level of opponent (including Tier 2 teams), but those games would not count be designated league games and would not count in their league standings.
 
 
Tier 2 Squirt Major – Bantam Major
  • Two “designated league games” per opponent in your league. You may play more than this minimum, but only the two games designated as league games will count towards end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • Deadline to schedule all designated league games for Tier 2 Squirt Major – Bantam Major is August 31, 2007. ALL designated league games must be scheduled and posted on the www.chchockey.org web site (home teams are responsible for posting their home games only on the web site) by this date.
  • Only designated league games count in the standings, so only designated league games should be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. League standings will determine end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • Tier 2 teams may schedule games against any level of opponent (including Tier 1 & 3 teams) that they believe they compete at, but those games would not count as designated league games and not count in their league standings.
 
 
Tier 3 Squirt – Bantam
  • One “designated league game” per opponent in your league. You may play more than this minimum, but only the one game designated as league game will count towards end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • In order to evenly distribute overall home and away designated league games within the league, there is a scheduling grid attached that shows which teams host a game against specific league opponent and which teams host a game against specific league opponent. 
  • Deadline to schedule all designated league games for Tier 3 Squirt – Bantam is August 31, 2007. ALL designated league games must be scheduled and posted on the www.chchockey.org web site (home teams are responsible for posting their home games only on the web site) by this date.
  • Only designated league games count in the standings, so only designated league games should be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. League standings will determine end of season tournament seeding/rankings.
  • Tier 3 teams may schedule games against any level of opponent (including Tier 1, 2 & 4 teams) that they believe they compete with, but those games would not count as designated league games and not count in their league standings.
 
 
Tier 4 Mite – Bantam
  • All games against CHC opponents are considered (Tier 2/3/4 and non declared teams) designated league games. There will be no standings for Tier 4 leagues as placement in year end tournaments based upon the competitive level of their team and geography of their team.
  • There is no deadline to schedule all designated league games for Tier 4 teams. ALL designated league games must be scheduled and posted on the www.chchockey.org web site (home teams are responsible for posting their home games only on the web site) by this date.
  • Only designated league games should be posted on the www.chchockey.org web site. 
  • Tier 4 teams may schedule games against any level of opponent (including Tier 2 & 4 teams) that they believe they compete with.
 
After all this information, I am sure you will not have ANY questions. But if you do, please email CHC Tournament Committee Chairperson and I so that we may answer any questions you may have.
Happy Scheduling!!!
 
 
Michael K. Meakem
President
Connecticut Hockey Conference
P.O. Box 969
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-886-6153, ext. 4
Cell: 860-608-2341
Fax: 860-823-1410