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Girls Playing Policy
Girls can sign up to play girls hockey or coed hockey; it is the player and family choice. There does not need to be a letter written to the board but if the player decides to play on multiple team she comes under the WEHA multi-team policy.
1) If a player wants play on more than one WEHA team (either between two girls teams; or a coed and girls team; or two coed teams) they need to have a schedule worked out between all team coaches and the player’s parents at the beginning of the season. This schedule is then presented to the Director of Hockey for approval. Upon approval the schedule would go into action for the season. If the family/player does not adhere to the approved schedule then the Director of Hockey will take disciplinary action. Player numbers may impact double rostering and priority team designation.
2) If a WEHA player is rostered on a WEHA team and on a team outside of WEHA, the WEHA team takes priority during the regular season and league playoffs. The player must inform his/her WEHA coach and the WEHA Director of Hockey of rostering outside the association.
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Here are a few save the dates:
Oct 8th - 9th: USAH Ref Clinic in Gunnison
Oct 8th - 11th: Hocktober Camp
Oct 15th & 16th: Men's B Tournament
Oct 15th & 16th: USA Coaching Clinic, register here
Oct 22nd & 23rd: Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools Register Here
Oct 22nd &23rd: Pink in the Rink, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Fundraiser, Women's Tournament Register Here
Oct 29th & 30th: Goons and Ghouls Coed Adult Hockey Tournament
Oct 29th & 30th: ITC Goalie Clinic for youth and adults (limited to 20, so sign up early) Register Here
Nov 5th & 6th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Pee Wee A/B
Nov 12th & 13th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Squirt B/C
Nov 19th & 20th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Bantams A
Nov 19th & 20th: Hockey Mom's Lasagna Dinner
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The West Elk Hockey Association will be responsible for conducting all hockey related programs in the City of Gunnison and The Town Of Crested Butte. The organization is dedicated to keeping participant fees as low as possible while creating a volunteer organization that provides all participants with an outstanding hockey experience. Finally, the West Elk Hockey Association will work to create and manage hockey tournaments in order to expand the potential for participants to play hockey as well as utilize the City of Gunnison and the Town Of Crested Butte’s facilities for economic development purposes.
By transitioning the programming aspect of hockey programs from The City of Gunnison and the Town of Crested Butte’s oversight to our association we will build a larger organization that will depend on user participation. This will achieve a more effective management structure while allowing every participant to have ownership in the process. Fundraising, tournament planning, and marketing revenues are expected to grow. Our goal is to utilize these revenues to offset as much cost as possible in order to ensure that playing hockey is affordable for everyone in the Gunnison Valley. To further the goal of affordability we will build a scholarship fund. We furthermore hope to increase the amount of available funds for scholarship purposes in order to help even more youth players to have the chance to play organized hockey. Finally, we hope to build an endowment that will enable WEHA to reduce youth participant fees once the endowment is of sufficient size to cover the costs associated with participation.
Our community has a cyclical, tourist based economy. The organization of tournaments will help our community by bringing visitors to our area during our slow months while allowing participants to play against more hockey teams and different levels of talent. Hockey has the potential to become an economic engine within our community and we hope to develop that potential.
The West Elk Hockey Association Will be funded by user fees, donations, and advertising revenues. Anyone is welcome to participate in our programs, or become a member of our association.