Greater Sudbury AAA Hockey AAA Model Presentation SMHA & NCS March 24, 2009
Agenda <ul><li>Committee objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Board(s) Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Model Alternatives </li></ul><ul...
Committee Objectives <ul><li>Investigate/produce/propose models that will meet our respective boards’ mandate: </li></ul><...
Board Concerns <ul><li>Corporate/governing entity structure </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the proposed entity </li></ul><ul><l...
Ice Allocation Schedule
Model Alternatives i) Status Quo <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy … no work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comfor...
ii) New AAA Club <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent club … increased objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
iii) Two Club Cooperation <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field unified teams without NOHA approval </li></ul></u...
Recommendation <ul><li>Use Two Club Cooperation Model (Plan A) until NOHA approves New Club Model (Plan B) </li></ul><ul><...
Plan A <ul><li>Two Club model will use “Letters of Agreement” between SMHA and NCS to manage release of players between Di...
Plan A  (Schedule 1)
Plan A (Schedule 2)
Plan B <ul><li>Corporate/governing entity structure New Hockey Club – to be approved by SMHA, NCS, NOHA </li></ul><ul><li>...
Plan B (Schedule 3)
Plan B (Schedule 4)
Implementation <ul><li>Plan A (according to Schedules 1 & 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Peewee ( 1 team) </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Implementation cont’d <ul><li>Plan B (according to Schedules 3 & 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately incorporate NCWHC </li><...
Impacts <ul><li>Minor Peewee (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on current structure since D2 has no team </li></ul...
Cont’d <ul><li>Minor Bantam (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on current structure since D2 has no team </li></ul>...
Cont’d <ul><li>Major Bantam (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of teams will go from 5 to 4 (SSM, Timmins, North Bay, ...
Cont’d <ul><li>Midget (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO change with both midget teams for upcoming season however, in fut...
Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Improve player development and team competitiveness for AAA hockey in Greater Sudbury (Districts No...
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  1. 1. Greater Sudbury AAA Hockey AAA Model Presentation SMHA & NCS March 24, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Committee objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Board(s) Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Model Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Committee Objectives <ul><li>Investigate/produce/propose models that will meet our respective boards’ mandate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the development of AAA (elite) players in Greater Sudbury (Districts No. 2 & 8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the competitiveness of AAA teams from Greater Sudbury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve/investigate the development of AA/A (competitive) players in Greater Sudbury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the development of coaches and the co-operation between all levels of coaches </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Board Concerns <ul><li>Corporate/governing entity structure </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the proposed entity </li></ul><ul><li>Governance Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation (Letters Patent) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management structure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inaugural board appointments </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing board appointments and terms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive (non-voting) staff </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coach Selection procedures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funding/Financing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>District No. 7 elite players </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Team Rationalization </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teams/Timing/Leagues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ice Allocation (see attached schedule) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ice Allocation Schedule
  6. 6. Model Alternatives i) Status Quo <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy … no work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comfort zone for several in D2 & D8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some success winning and developing of players and coach’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued local rivalry (Sudbury vs. District) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliation in D8 for AAA with SMHA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of southern rivalry (Sudbury or District vs. eg. Marlies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability to win in southern Ontario with split teams (numbers limitations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High cost to support multiple teams at one level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of recognition and respect from teams/scouts from south </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmented, uncompetitive, and ineffective AA/A structure beneath AAA teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of full cooperation in Greater area (partisanship) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of cost effective utilization of arena assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Splitting limited quality coaching staffs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No affiliation opportunities for NCS Bantam and Peewee teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No AAA continuity for NCS program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of success (as discussed by Erickson/Thususka) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ii) New AAA Club <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent club … increased objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select best coaches from Greater area … from dwindling numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select best kids from Greater area … from dwindling numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus limited corporate resources and sponsorship … during a time of dwindling $$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce/start rivalry of New AAA Club with southern elite clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build new singular identity for Greater area that will identify us (London, Barrie) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity to develop new supporting AA/A infrastructure … affiliation and player development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide surplus ice back into the pool for development of other levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional associations, in general, want it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirrors the recent political rationalization process for our area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract higher quality AAA teams to local tournament(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger AA/A will attract higher quality team to local tournament(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity of identity/philosophy/player and coach development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate the historic rivalry of Sudbury vs. District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires approval from NOHA, SMHA, NCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time to build new identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club affiliation only in short term (improvement for NCS, step back for SMHA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require increase travel to south … in search of competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require greater attention with other members of leagues (NOPL, NOBL, GNML (eg. SSM)) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. iii) Two Club Cooperation <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field unified teams without NOHA approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same competitive advantages as ii) New AAA Club </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of continuity among coaching staffs, player development as kids bounce between two clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of team identity among those involves as well as those on outside (Wolves vs. Sons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplication of boards adds cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability to affiliate in D2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of independent club will restrict/prevent rationalization of AA/A infrastructure below AAA </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendation <ul><li>Use Two Club Cooperation Model (Plan A) until NOHA approves New Club Model (Plan B) </li></ul><ul><li>Plans A & B will be pursued in parallel </li></ul><ul><li>Plan A will allow for the rationalization of our existing teams in the short term using existing associations approved by the NOHA </li></ul><ul><li>Plan B will result in a new hockey club and once approved by the NOHA will become the new home for all existing teams and manage AAA hockey in the future </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plan A <ul><li>Two Club model will use “Letters of Agreement” between SMHA and NCS to manage release of players between Districts No. 2 & 8 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plan A (Schedule 1)
  12. 12. Plan A (Schedule 2)
  13. 13. Plan B <ul><li>Corporate/governing entity structure New Hockey Club – to be approved by SMHA, NCS, NOHA </li></ul><ul><li>- Responsible for managing AAA hockey for both Districts 2 & 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Independent of all hockey associations in Districts 2 & 8 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Name of the proposed entity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Name: - Nickel City Wolves Hockey Club (NCWHC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Names: - Nickel City Wolves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Governance Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation (Letters Patent) -Apply for Ontario Corporation without Share Capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inaugural board appointments -6 directors in total (3 residing in D2 and 3 residing in D8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-SMHA and NCS provide three names that must be acceptable by other association </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-2 dir 1 st term of 1 yr, 2 dir 1 st term of 2 yrs, 2 dir 1 st term of 3 yrs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-directors can be appointed for multiple terms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-directors residing in each district responsible for selecting new directors to represent respective riding but, director must be to satisfaction of other districts sitting directors. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing board appointments and terms -3 year terms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive (non-voting) staff -refer to Constitution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coach Selection procedures -refer to Constitution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliation - Club affiliation in short term </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed Constitution Items - refer to Constitution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding/financing of entity and teams - refer to Constitution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affect on District No. 7 kids - Team staffs to select best players available from Districts 2,7,8 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Plan B (Schedule 3)
  15. 15. Plan B (Schedule 4)
  16. 16. Implementation <ul><li>Plan A (according to Schedules 1 & 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Peewee ( 1 team) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter of Agreement whereby D2 releases its players to tryout for D8 team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Peewee (1 team) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter of Agreement whereby D8 releases its players to tryout for D2 team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMHA (Major Peewee) requests leave of absence with NOHA and NDMHA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minor Bantam (1 team) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter of Agreement whereby D2 releases its players to tryout for D8 team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Bantam (1 team) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter of Agreement whereby D2 releases its players to tryout for D8 team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCS (Major Bantam) requests 12 mos. Leave of absence with NOHA and NOBHL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Midget (2 teams) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No change from previous year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New board of directors of NCWHC (or committee formed from both SMHA and NCS) selects coaching staffs for Minor Peewee-Major Bantam teams </li></ul>
  17. 17. Implementation cont’d <ul><li>Plan B (according to Schedules 3 & 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately incorporate NCWHC </li></ul><ul><li>Appoint inaugural Board of Directors for NCWHC </li></ul><ul><li>NCWHC submits letter to NOHA requesting approval to manage all AAA teams in Districts 2 & 8 </li></ul><ul><li>NOHA approval – abort Plan A (if approval prior to start of 2009/10 season and adopt New Club Model, Plan B) </li></ul><ul><li>NOHA denial – continue with Plan A </li></ul><ul><li>NOHA approval subject to extended Phase-In of teams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NCWHC board appointed board of NCS during extended Phase-In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMHA provides Letter of Agreement that NCWHC responsible for teams during extended Phase-In </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Impacts <ul><li>Minor Peewee (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on current structure since D2 has no team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on NDMHL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No change in nominal competitiveness of the team in Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No change in ice allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Peewee (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NDMHL will have one less team participating in a full Minor Bantam schedule (suggest new board to request NDMHL to play each team twice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOPHL will still have 4 teams participating in (SSM, Timmins, North Bay, NCWHC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expect competitive shift from SSM to NCWHC but, not every year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add back one block of ice to City’s pool </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Cont’d <ul><li>Minor Bantam (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on current structure since D2 has no team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No impact on NDMHL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No change in nominal competitiveness of the team in Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No change in ice allocation </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Cont’d <ul><li>Major Bantam (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of teams will go from 5 to 4 (SSM, Timmins, North Bay, NCWHC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expect competitive shift from SSM to NCWHC but, not every year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same number of teams as NOPHL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest dialogue with NOPHL that has experience dealing with the 4 team league </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest dialogue with NOPHL and NOBHL to investigate merging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add back one block of ice to City’s pool </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Cont’d <ul><li>Midget (2009/10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO change with both midget teams for upcoming season however, in future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most support introduction of Minor Midget team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New board is encouraged to review/identify opportunities to create Minor Midget team (AA/AAA) or league (GNML/NDMHL/create new league/explore other leagues eg. Barrie) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack MacLellan to be the General Manager of District No. 2 Midget team for the 2009/10 year only </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Improve player development and team competitiveness for AAA hockey in Greater Sudbury (Districts No. 2 & 8) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SMHA and NCS have issues to address </li></ul><ul><li>Models include status quo, new club, two club </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend Nickel City Wolves Hockey Club </li></ul><ul><li>Back up, pending NOHA approval, requires cooperation (letters of agreement) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation starts upon board approval </li></ul>
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