President's message

Welcome to a New Season

I am honoured, humbled and grateful to be president of VMHA.  Previously I was equipment manager for 2 years and will be president for another 2 year term.  The board has been working all summer to get ready for the season.  I am sure the energy and enthusiasm I have experienced will percolate down to the membership.

 Board accomplishments to date:
  • Strategic plan
    • Committee formed and draft document created
    • Scheduler for Director of Hockey (Johnny Mahovolich) -- volunteer position filled
  • First Shift program 
    • http://www.firstshift.ca/ welcome event September 28, 2017
    • open to boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old, who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada
    • $199 outfitted head to toe with Bauer equipment (keep equipment)
    • 6 ice times to try hockey
  • TeamSnap purchased association wide
    •   Use of TeamSnap for VMHA -- included in registration fees
  • A (Rep) Coaches 
    • Mostly selected and confirmed
  • Player development committee
    • Committee formed and met twice
    • How can we make hockey fun and enjoyable and increase skill level in ALL players
    • How to fully utilize all resources available to VMHA
  • Equipment ordered
    • New jerseys for H1-H4
    • Cross ice square bumpers
    • Extra goalie gear for Atom and initiation
    • Socks
Strategic Plan explanation:
Strategic planning is a step-by-step process that looks 3-5 years into the future on a yearly basis.  This process has defined objectives and end products that can be implemented and evaluated.

Thanks,
Kevin
President Vancouver Minor Hockey Association