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AAA Information Session - Jan. 16, 2010
The AAA Committee held an information session on Jan. 16 to inform any partties interested about the progress of the Pilot and the future plans for AAA. On Jan. 30, there will be a SPecial Meeting of the ODMHA to decide whether or not AAA becomes a permanent part of the hockey program of the ODMHA.
Following the presentation, there was a session for questions and answers, giving all an opportunity to make their views known. Some of the issues raised are difficult and will need the cooperation of all partners in this effort, such as the revitalization of Major Midget and the extension of AAA to younger age groups.
The Committee feels that AAA has been a great addition here in Ottawa, with more balanced lower level hockey that makes a better development program overall.
2009 Midget Draft
The AAA League, in cooperation with the AAA Subcommittee of the ODMHA is once more conducting a Major Midget Draft. Please read the AAA Draft Rules for more information.
2009-2010 AAA Draw Areas
The AAA Draw Areas have been left unchanged for 2009-2010, as described here.
2008-2009 AAA Draw Areas
ODMHA Minor Council met on Jan. 24, 2008, to discuss AAA draw area proposals and to select one of them for the 2008-2009 season. In addition to the Committee proposals, detailed below, two other proposals were submitted: one from District 4 (described here)and the other a consensus effort from the Presidents of all 5 AAA Zones. After due consideration and a series of ballots to eliminate proposals, Minor Council selected the proposal from the AAA Presidents, as described here.
2008-2009 Re-Zoning Proposals
The Committee has developed two proposals (here and here)for consideration by ODMHA Minor Council, dealing with draw areas for year two of the three-year AAA pilot. This document shows the current and proposed draw areas, with tryout and team selection counts, by Association. The numbers break out the number of competitive players by Association, their participation in AAA tryouts and the number of players making AAA teams. The final page is a summary of the ODMHA, showing that these draw areas impact slightly more than 1% of the active player population in the ODMHA.
These proposals will be dealt with, by Minor Council, in January and a final decision will be taken.
2007-2008 Tryout Policy - Zone 1:
This policy has been reworded, to correct a mismatch between the Minor Council motion and the version posted here. A clarification has been added to 2 (b) and the subsequent paragraph. The version originally posted here was in error.
Policy on Eligibility to Try Out with the Upper Canada Cyclones AAA (per Minor Council April 10).
Players registered in the ODMHA, who do not reside in ODMHA District 1, are eligible to try out for the Upper Canada Cyclones AAA, provided they meet the following criteria:
1. The player has been released from tryouts by their home AAA Association,
2. The player meets one of the following criteria:
(a) the player was a registered member of a AA team in the ODMHA in the 2006-2007 season,
(b) the player was among the last five (5) skaters released by their home AAA Association, that player not having been a registered member of a AA team in the ODMHA in the 2006-2007 season.
For example, in any other AAA Zone, there are two separate, mutually exclusive groups of those eligible to try out with the Cyclones. The first group will include all released 2006-2007 AA players. The second group will be the last 5 other skaters released, i.e., not including 2006-2007 AA players.
This special provision is applicable for the 2007-2008 season tryouts only. Any subsequent transfer to the Upper Canada Cyclones AAA, to play on a AAA team, will be for 2007-2008 only. All players will return to their home Association for 2008-2009.
Any players, who attend tryouts with Upper Canada Cyclones AAA and are subsequently released, must return to their home AA Association for further tryouts.
The Upper Canada Cyclones AAA are to strive to have at least one goalie per team from within their own boundaries.
2007-2008 AAA Zone Boards Named:
The FAQ will be updated as new questions arise and, where necessary, answers may be revised to reflect ongoing changes to the plans.
Draft Documents (PDF):
Disclaimer - These documents are presently in draft form only. These documents are intended to be a starting point for all AAA organizations, to help them get started quickly. The AAA Zone Associations will be independent organizations running under the supervision of the ODMHA, the AAA League and the AAA Steering Committee (during the pilot phase). As such, they can be amended by their respective memberships, provided those amendments are appropriate and in keeping with the AAA League operating rules.
Progress to Date
Jan. 29 - Special Meeting of Minor Council:
Jan. 9 - All District Chairs reviewed Draft Documents, with some adjustments.
Dec. 14 AAA Meeting at ODMHA Minor Council: