Home Arenas for 2024-2025 Season, News (Haldimand Minor Hockey)

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Apr 01, 2024 | Teresa Metcalfe | 2489 views
Home Arenas for 2024-2025 Season
As any association grows and evolves there are always going to be things that need to be changed or updated to suit the current environment   

This coming season will transition to the following locations for each team. Each arena will still have the same number of teams: 
U8MD - Dunnville
U9MD - Dunnville
U10A - Caledonia
U11A - Hagersville
U11BB - Cayuga
U12A - Caledonia
U13A - Dunnville
U13BB - Hagersville
U14A - Caledonia
U15A - Dunnville
U15C - Hagersville
U16A - Caledonia
U18A - Cayuga
U18C - Caledonia
U21 – Cayuga

The decision to move some teams was not made lightly as we know it will be an adjustment for many families.

Many things have changed since the first year we amalgamated and while we originally made a commitment to avoid changing home arenas for teams, it was made before we knew what ice we would be able to get. After a review of the past 2 seasons, it became apparent to the Board that we should revisit the location of where each team should play.

We opted to prioritize fitting our teams to age-appropriate ice times we have, as opposed to trying to maintain the original locations of each team.

We have had some teams unable to AP players from other teams due to conflicting game days/times. This reshuffle will allow us to avoid any conflicts between AP teams on home ice going forward.

This change will also allow us to be fiscally responsible and save money on referee mileage by eliminating most single games in multiple arenas and put teams needing similar officiating crews together. Over the course of this past season this has added up to a significant amount that could be better utilized elsewhere.

We hope everyone will understand these significant issues and the reasons for the changes.  

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