Attention Hockey Players:
Registration Information is NOW AVAILABLE on the Registration Page!!!
What is the name of our new association?
SOUTHWEST HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Do we have a new logo?
What do our jerseys look like?
Is there new apparel?
YES.. DETAILS ARE COMING..
Are we going to be the envy of Hockey Calgary?!
YES , YES, YES
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Thank you very much for the support and enthusiasm with which you've greeted this new chapter in our association's history. While it's hard to see it go, we should be tremendously excited with what we are creating here and what it will mean for our kids' hockey experience. There will be teething pains as it's a monumental task and a short time to get it done. However, the enthusiasm and effort that is being poured into this is stunning. More importantly, everyone involved is trying earnestly to create something exciting, new and effective for our kids. I am proud to be a member of the new board and the new association.
While I am looking forward, I want to acknowledge the tremendous work, effort, and passion with which the Southland board has operated during this last year. It's been a huge privilege to have worked with such a wonderful, dynamic, and caring group of people. As an association we should never forget the great programs, history, and community that we've all built together.
So, looking forward, we're launching our new ship on Thursday. Bigger, better, shinier, the reveal and christening will certainly answer a lot of the questions that everybody has.
Date: May 6, 2015
To: Shaw Meadows Hockey Association, Southland Hockey Association
From: Hockey Calgary
Re: Association Merger – SMHA & SHA
CC: HC Board
Over the past 2 months Hockey Calgary has engaged the membership in reviewing the boundaries within the city of Calgary (zone 9). The associations of Shaw Meadows (SMHA) and Southland (SHA) have been very active in this process, and we appreciate their support in determining these very difficult decisions.
The overriding goal of Hockey Calgary in this process was to ‘continue to develop an environment where every player in the City of Calgary has an equal opportunity to develop their skills’.
At the same time we focused on the following criteria in assessing the situation:
- Improve access to ice for all members
- Reduce size gap between small & large associations
- Optimize travel time for all members
- Improve competitiveness across associations
- Grow the game
Considering these factors, Hockey Calgary has worked closely with both associations, and determined that the best solution moving forward is as follows:
- The Shaw Meadows Hockey Association and the Southland Hockey Association will merge into a new single entity beginning in the 2015-2016 season
These decisions have been very difficult and we realize they will affect some families to a greater extent than others. In making the decisions we had to balance the individual needs of the hockey associations, the parents, the players and the communities with what we perceive as a better environment to play hockey in moving forward.
While we believe this is the correct decision for Hockey Calgary and the affected Associations, we also realize that change does not come without challenges. In the upcoming months we will work closely with both associations (the new entity) to ensure the transition is smooth.
Many details are still to be worked out, but please see the attached joint announcement from SMHA and SHA regarding the agreement and some preliminary decisions.
Once again we thank you for your support and look forward to working with everyone to make this transition as seamless as possible.
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Southland Hockey Association 'SHA'
The mission of the Southland Hockey Association is to make hockey a fun and rewarding
experience for all participants through a program that provides an organized and disciplined
approach to developing hockey skills.
Objectives of the Hockey program
- Encourage, promote, coordinate, improve and provide the means to enhance the experience of all those who wish to play, coach or otherwise become involved in the sport of hockey within the boundaries of the Southland Hockey Association.
- Improve participants' basic hockey and coaching skills, to encourage players and other participants to make new friends, to encourage good sportsmanship, to create a spirit of fair competition and to conduct activities in a safe environment.
Southland Hockey Association
1600 90 Ave. SW
PO Box 72114
RPO Glenmore Landing
Calgary AB T2V 5H9