The Southeastern District is divided into four Affiliate Associations: Carolina Amateur Hockey Association governing North Carolina and South Carolina, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association governing Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Southern Amateur Hockey Association governing Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee and the Statewide Amateur Hockey Association of Florida governing Florida.
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Adults - Have you ever wanted to try hockey?
The USA Hockey/Florida Panther Adult Try Hockey Clinic will take place at Saveology.com IcePlex in Coral Springs, FL on November 24th from 11:30am-12:30 pm.
This is an opportunity for adults (men and women 18+) to try hockey in a safe, fun environment with experienced coaches and players. There will be two former Florida Panther Alumni on ice to assist. The local program will be on-hand to help and provide information about their leagues and adult clinics.
Registration is FREE! Helmet, Stick, Jersey and Skates will be provided.
Reminder, this is for adults with limited to no playing experience.
To Register, click here Try Hockey For Free, If you have any questions contact Richard Hansen at 719-538-1112 / email@example.com.
*registrations accepted until clinic is full*
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The deadline for annual renewal of your USA Hockey Referee certification is approaching. You must have completed all registration requirements including background screening by November 30. For more information, please visit the Officiating Program website: www.southeastrefs.org
June 22-23, 2013
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association
Indian Trail, NC
August 10-11, 2013
Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association
November 9-10, 2013
Southern Amateur Hockey Association
December 14-15, 2013
Statewide Amateur Hockey Association
Looking for a tournament? All tournaments shown on our schedule are USA Hockey sanctioned events. To have your tournament listed, please follow the instructions for sanctioning a tournament. Tournaments are added to the schedule after approval from the Southeastern District Registrar.
The Southeastern District Caucas has mandated the District Registrar reject all requests for full ice tournaments in the Mite 8 & Under age classification.
If an Invitational Tournament Application is received that includes a Mite 8 & Under age classification, the tournament operator will be given the opportunity to choose either half ice or cross ice. If the operator wishes not to make a choice, the Mite division will not be sanctioned.
For questions regarding this policy, please contact Mark Bodner, Southeastern District Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, USA Hockey publishes its Annual Guide, which details the organization's administrative structure, programs and philosophy, bylaws, rules and regulations and much more.
The Official Playing Rules provides consistency for all participants, to ensure a safe and positive playing environment while continuing to focus on skill development and enjoyment of the sport.
It is with great sadness that the Southeastern District announces the passing of Chris Dernetz, Baltimore, MD.
Chris served as the Southeastern District Registrar from 1997-2003 and since that time has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association. In his role as a PVAHA Director, Chris served as the Affiliate Treasurer and Background Screening Coordinator.
Along with his PVAHA duties, Chris was a program director and Treasuer for the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and a director for the Baltimore Area Special Hockey Program.
His passing is a tremendous loss for the Southeastern District and he will be greatly missed by all his friends and colleagues.
There is no information at this time on funeral services.
L to R: Jim Dewhirst, SE District Referee-in-Chief, Kevin Upton, Dave LaBuda, National Referee-in-Chief
2013 Chet Stewart Award Recipient
Kevin Upton has been associated with USA Hockey for more than 35 years as a coach, administrator, on-ice official and supervisor throughout Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. As an administrator in the 1970s, Upton established the Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association, was a co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Youth Hockey League and organized the first local officials association in Virginia. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where he concentrated on officiating and was eventually elected president of the Southeastern Hockey Officials Association in 1989. Several of his programs and policies are still in effect today. Upton worked as an on-ice official for numerous USA Hockey district and regional championships and has been a supervisor of officials for six national championships. He is noted for implementing a culture of integrity and accountability among officials that resonates from his career in the military, from which he retired a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.
Disable Athlete of the Year
An accomplished high school athlete, Christy Gardner participated in many different sports throughout her life and earned a scholarship to Long Island University for field hockey and lacrosse. After college, she enlisted in the army and was stationed in Korea, where she suffered injuries that ended her ability to play standard sports and almost left her unable to live on her own. After successful rehabilitation, and with the help of a faithful service dog named Moxie, Gardner was able to regain her life and independence. She has also rediscovered her inner athlete through the sport of sled hockey. Now, she acts as a mentor to younger disabled athletes both on and off the ice. She not only encourages them to practice and learn as much as they can about the sport, but also models how to be a tremendous friend, teammate and athlete. In January, she organized an event to bring her sled hockey team to her hometown of Lewiston, Maine, where they played a series of games against the team from the University of New Hampshire. She is also the only female player on the military sled team, the USA Warriors in Maryland.
Congratulations to Kush Sidhu and the Washington Pride as the first recipient of the USA Hockey Female Honor Award for the Southeastern District. The Washington Pride has actively worked to create programs and opportunites for young female hockey players.
This newly created award is designed to recognize hockey associations that are leaders in the growth, development, and promotion of ice hockey for females. The award will be given annually to one organization per district, chosen by the district under the guidelines established for recognition.
Five Southeastern District teams brought home national titles with wins in the final game of the 2013 Toyota USA Hockey National Championship Tournament. Our 2013 National Champions are:
The Southeastern District had four teams earn Silver Medals:
Three championship games were played Southeastern District vs. Southeastern District: Tier II 1A 16 & Under, Tier II 1A 18 & Under and Tier II 2A 18 & Under. Out of the nine Tier II titles awarded on Sunday, Southeastern District teams captured five. Welcome to the National Championship Tournament, home of the Southeastern District!