Sean Michalevich of the Stettler Lightning scored five times and added two assists in two games.
The 19-year-old Stettler product scored a hat trick in a 12-4 win over Ponoka on Nov. 7.
And the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was right back at it the next night with a pair of goals and two assists in a 6-4 victory over the Stamps.
Name of the society shall be Heritage Junior Hockey League
“Bylaws” refer to these bylaws created by the Heritage Junior Hockey League
“HJHL” and “League” refer to the Heritage Junior Hockey League
The “Articles” refer to the articles of incorporation that were filed to create the Heritage Junior Hockey League.
The “Board” and “Directors” refer to the board of directors of the Heritage Junior Hockey League
“Executive Directors” an “Officers” refer to a member that has been elected to the board of directors of the Heritage Junior Hockey League.
A “Member” refers to a team that has fulfilled the requirements of membership set by these bylaws and have been approved by the board of directors.
“Notice” refers to an email being sent to members followed up with a text message to the appropriate phone number for the member.
An “Ordinary resolution” refers to a resolution that requires a majority of votes to be accepted.
A “Special resolution” refers to a resolution that requires at least a two-thirds majority of the votes cast to be accepted.
All participating teams and subsequent junior age teams that are accepted and granted a franchise are eligible for League membership.
Terms of Admission
New Membership must be by written application to the HJHL President. Included with the application will be the HJHL entry fee.
Applications must be made 30 days prior to the AGM or Special Meeting called for this purpose.
Each new applicant must make a formal presentation to the league at the application meeting consisting of:
A description of the organization, financial status and home rink
The city or town in which the club of the applicant is to be located.
Written confirmation from the town that ice times are available based upon the league’s historical regular season and playoff needs.
A statement from the teams Directors that upon and in consideration of election to membership, the applicant will subscribe to and agree to be bound by these bylaws and all amendments thereto and all the rules and regulations of the league (HJHL).
Upon acceptance of franchise, the following conditions must be met:
That all financial obligations are met;
That all bylaws and rules & regulations of the constitution are met;
Performance bonds and new member application fees must be paid as defined in the Policy #003 League Fees and Fines
That the HJHL described performance bond fee, which can be found in the Policy #003 League Fees and Fines
That the non-refundable entry fee, defined in the Policy #3 League Fees and Fines is to be paid to the HJHL as outlined in section 2.5
Minimum one (1) year probation for a new team
Probation will be reviewed at the AGM following the first season of the new member.
Probation may be removed only at the AGM with a vote of seventy five (75) percent in favour.
In the case of an unusual situation, where a potential new application requires a shorter time frame to apply to the league for team status, the President may call an emergency meeting with one representative for each team to decide on the situation presented.
Rights and Obligations of Membership
The members of the HJHL shall each maintain and operate a hockey team of the highest possible caliber for the purpose of engaging annually in a regular season schedule and playoffs games with teams of other members.
All team member boards; officials; staff; and off ice representatives will always demonstrate a behaviour of the highest professionalism and ethics and will always present the HJHL League in a similar manner
No membership may be sold, assigned or otherwise transferred except:
With the consent of a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors.
If a transfer is approved the new ownership will be treated as per a new membership outlined in section 2.3
A Performance Bond will be paid to the league to ensure the rights and obligations of membership are adhered to.
Any member contravening the Bylaws and or Policies of the HJHL, or of conduct prejudicial to the good name of the HJHL, may be fined, expelled, suspended, or required to post an additional Performance Bond at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
All members will adhere to all Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta Bylaws, Regulations, and Policies.
Leave of Absence
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence may be granted to any member team subject to the following conditions:
The leave must be applied for by April 30 of the current playing season.
The leave must be approved by a seventy five (75) percent majority of all HJHL Board Members as per league voting regulations.
Any leave of absence will be in effect for one year only and cannot be renewed for the following playing season.
The team being granted a leave of absence may lay claim to five (5) players from their current roster, which they may assign to other League members.
This must be completed prior to any league team signing other players of the team and before September 1st of the Leave Year.
A notice, signed by each team participating in the assignment, must be sent to the League in advance of the regular season beginning.
The notice must list the players name; age (at time of assignment) and transfer team’s name
These players must return to the assignment team when that team returns to active status (the following year) providing the players wish to do so or other arrangements are agreed to as per the league trading agreement.
The remaining players on the leave of absence team are then free to sign with any team of their choice with no future obligation by player or signing team to the Leave of Absence Team.
Notification to return to active status must be received by the President no later than two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting in the year they are absent from the league.
The team wanting to return must provide the League with an application that provides, at a minimum, the following information
Has the reason for their Leave of Absence been addressed and in what ways
A financial statement as to the present status of finances of the team
A copy of their Budget of Revenues and Expenses for the upcoming season
A list of Team Board Members and present list of Team Staff positions
The member team will have no voting rights during the leave of absence.
Any member of the league may withdraw from membership by tendering its written resignation to the President and by making full payment of any and all dues or other debts owing to the league.
Said written resignation from membership must be filed with the President of the league 30 days prior to the annual meeting of that same year.
Should the withdrawing member fail to comply with any of the above provisions, the League shall be entitled to retain, as its sole property the withdrawing Member’s performance bond and all interest that the withdrawing Member may have in and to any of the League’s Assets.
All present teams of the HJHL cannot have their franchises taken from them or be dismissed from the HJHL other than for:
A violation of the Constitution &/or By Laws including failure to meet the standards and financial means required by the League
If the HJHL Executive determines that a team is icing a non-competitive team they may:
Request by email or online meeting, the authority of the league board to place such team on probation and or suspension pending further evaluation
At a formally scheduled or called meeting, the league’s executive may request a vote to determine further action to be taken against the accused team which could result in a one year probation or suspension; or a termination from the league
Such action would require a 75% affirmative vote of the rest of the league membership
Failure to maintain a competitive on-ice product as determined by a vote of 75% of the League membership
Continuation of not meeting the required number of twelve (12) skaters and one (1) carded goaltender to begin a game
At the scheduled League AGM the league membership, with at least seventy five (75) percent approval, may suspend and or terminate the status of membership of any team for practices and or behaviour deemed inappropriate and or not meeting the terms and conditions of membership as deemed by the membership.
Any termination for such breech will result in forfeiture of that teams performance bond and all interests in the League
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the league shall be held each year at a date, time, and place to be chosen by the President.
Meeting details will be sent to the membership no less than twenty one (21) days in advance
It will take place over two days, one at the end of April in the form of an online meeting using Zoom, and the other in late May in person, unless government restrictions do not allow for an in person meeting.
The annual meeting will be open to all members to discuss the following included but not limited to agenda items:
Day 1 will included
Election of the open executive positions
Review of any applications for new teams.
Day 2 will include the discussion and agreement on
Bylaws and Policies
Presentation of Financial Statement
Regular season start and end dates
Number of games
Setting a date for the schedule review meeting.
Schedule Review Meeting
The annual scheduling meeting shall be held in late July of each year at a date, time, and place to be chosen by the President. The agenda items will be:
Review of proposed regular season schedule
Alterations to schedule if required
Final acceptance of schedule
A quorum shall exist when seventy five (75) percent of the League Directors is present at any scheduled or emergency meetings.
Each team is allowed one vote.
Voting is usually done by a show of hands.
The President only votes in order to break a tie.
All motions at meetings, unless otherwise specified, require a majority vote in favour to carry the motion.
Special meetings of the league may be called by the President at any time and shall be called by him/her whenever requested by a majority of the league members.
Attendance is mandatory for all member Directors and/or their alternate at any duly scheduled league meeting.
The board shall appoint the Executive Officers of the league, and assign any such duties outlined in the roles and responsibilities document for the following roles:
The President is responsible for proper supervision (and Jurisdiction) of all League activities. They shall:
Know the constitution and bylaws of the organization
Appoint, instruct and when possible serve as ex-officio member of committees
Analyze membership problems and plan for resolutions
Schedule and preside over Board meetings
Be the chief Executive Officer of the league, having general and active management of the business of the league and shall see that all orders and resolution of the members of the league are carried into effect
Delegate responsibilities and authority to other Executive members as appropriate
Over-see any issues relative to the completion of scheduled games, decisions on postponed, defaulted, or cancelled games, protests and any disciplinary action that may be deemed necessary by the League's Bylaws, Rules and Regulations.
Dispatch or have dispatched agendas, minutes and other documents pertinent to the meeting
Have custody of the official records and papers of the league
Issue or have issued all League official notices and attend to all necessary correspondence.
Prepare and furnish such reports as may be called for the by the members of the League.
Receive and, in consultation with the executive, deal with Issues impacting HJHL By-Laws as well as HA or HC Regulations.
Have the authority to deal with or designate the responsibility for all disciplinary action as a result of any major penalties or incidents on or off ice before, during, or after a HJHL game taken by a player, coach or team official or game official.
Attend HA’s designated meetings or other such meetings set aside to deal with Junior B Topics, and must electronically send a report to all members, two weeks following meeting (s).
The Vice President is responsible for providing support to the duties of the President in enforcing the League’s Bylaws, Rules and Regulations as follows:
In the absence of the President or at the request of the President, have all powers and perform all the duties of the President.
Perform such other executive duties as the President may from time to time request.
From time to time review the League’s Bylaws, Rules and Regulations recommending appropriate changes & or updates to the Executive board.
Be the main contact for a designated group of teams on all matters relative to needs, problems, conflicts or requests of that group of Teams.
Provide support to the League Governor as needed
Administer League rules to teams in all matters of the League`s Constitution and By Laws
Rule on conflicts between any of the designated group of teams utilizing HJHL Policies, By laws and by including other Executive Team members as per the Leagues executive decision practices while also enforcing HA and HC regulations
They shall on behalf of the League, hire and negotiate costs for someone to manage the League's website
Prepare and update an annual General manager`s help manual
The League Governor is responsible for providing support to the duties of the President in enforcing the League’s Suspensions, Fines, Game Schedules; Major Penalties; Bylaws, Rules and Regulations as follows:
They will receive the original game and referee report sheets ensuring game & player stats are captured and recorded and, whenever necessary, apply disciplinary suspensions to players and team officials.
They shall receive and in consultation with the President and other appropriate executive, deal with all matters of discipline, enacting suspensions or other disciplinary action as may be deemed necessary and notify in writing and verbally to the people or team involved. Also to be faxed or emailed to all teams and posted on the Web Page.
They shall from time to time review the League’s Rules and Regulations as they relate to suspensions and fines, recommending appropriate changes & or updates to the Executive board
The Governor shall record and track all cardings, trade and releases of players in the HJHL as per regulations.
The Treasurer is responsible for the following:
Maintain a simple set of books and record all items of income and expenses as they happen
Pay all accounts of the league as directed by the Executive and prepare a statement of receipts and payments to be presented at the Annual general meeting
Mail out approved payments for League Executive as directed
Send notices to league members when directed to do so by the President.
Prepare and communicate the annual budget
Prepare requisitions for prompt payment of all invoices, deposit all monies collected and use the proper account number on all paperwork
Collect dues and bank all organization funds
Provide financial reports at meetings
The Secretary is responsible for the following:
Record the minutes of all meetings and attend to all correspondence
Ensure that minutes of any meeting are prepared for electronic distribution
Ensure all necessary minutes on file, not motioned, are dispatched, at least 2 weeks in advance, along with the agenda of any next meeting.
Supply, at the expense of the league, a copy of the constitution, rules and regulations, a supply of referee reports, score sheets and other required information to each league member and executive members.
Maintain a current list with the names and contact information of the board of directors and league directors.
Maintain a systematic filing system
Work with the treasurer to maintain accurate listing of membership status
An individual may hold more than one office.
The board shall determine the remuneration, if any, for its Executive Officers.
Board of Directors
The Director must be a member of an HJHL team in good standing
Each HJHL member will appoint one (1) Director from its executive (preferably team President) or non-bench team staff (preferably General Manager)
Each HJHL team will appoint one (1) alternate, to the HJHL Board of Directors
The names of these team appointees will be provided to the League Executive Officers before the League Scheduling meeting
Term of Office
Directors shall serve a term of office of one (1) year
Executive Officers shall serve a term of two (2) years
President and Vice President(s) will alternate years when possible
An Executive officer appointed to fill a vacancy will hold that office until the next annual meeting
An Executive officer that is elected to fill a vacancy will hold office for the remainder of the term of the director he/she is replacing
An Executive officer can reapply to remain in his current position, or apply for another position, at the end of his term.
Ceasing to Hold Office
An officer or director ceases to hold office when:
The individual dies or resigns;
Is removed from office; or
No longer qualifies as a director under paragraph 2.2.
A director may be removed from office by ordinary resolution of the members at a members’ meeting.
The directors, by special resolution, may remove a director if the director fails to attend three consecutive meetings without cause.
A vacancy created by a situation set out in section 4.5 may go unfilled if there remains a quorum of Executive Officers.
Directors may appoint an officer to fill a vacancy if a quorum no longer remains.
An individual with an active association with a member team can not be appointed an officer.
Nomination of Candidates
An individual seeking nomination to be an officer must submit a form, approved by the board, to the chair of the nominations committee.
The individual must meet the qualifications outlined in section 5.1
Election of Executive Officers
Unless required by a situation created from section 4.5, Executive Officers shall be elected at the annual meeting.
They shall be elected by secret ballot if the number of nominees exceeds the number of available positions on the board.
Members will only vote for the number of available board positions. Any ballots containing more votes than the number of available board positions shall be considered invalid.
If the number of candidates is less than or equal to the number of available positions on the board, all of the candidates will be declared elected.
The candidates with the greatest number of votes will be elected. Only the number of available board positions will be filled.
In the event of a tie for a position on the Executive, the Executive already elected shall determine which candidate will be elected.
Executive Officer Meetings
Quorum shall be a majority of officers.
If agreed to by the executive, an officer may participate in a meeting through electronic means.
Officers shall be provided at least five days’ notice, in a form determined by the Executive, before a meeting is held.
In case of absence or disqualification, the following chain of command will apply;
The board may, by ordinary resolution, appoint committees and designate the chair of the committee. The resolution creating the committee must describe the powers afforded to the committee.
Quorum for committees shall consist of a majority of the directors appointed to the committee.
The committee shall appoint a secretary to record the minutes of the committee.
Membership on a committee can only be held for one season.
Examples of committees that can be created are.
Work with the League President and or League Executive Team to:
Support the needs of the League Executive
Review on-ice official issues
Assist in addressing all major issues that arise.
Work with the League Vice President to:
Review the League’s Constitution Bylaws, Rules and or Policies
Make recommendations to its full Member body of appropriate changes to these League entities.
Works with the League Governor and or President to:
Recommend changes to the Policy #003 League Fees and Fines
Confirm and or implement, in conjunction with the President, certain fines and or suspensions levied at team officials and staff accused of abuse; disrespect or embarrassment toward the League, its members; it’s Executive and or game officials
Review and adjudicate all team appeals;
The Appeals Committee decisions are final
The Committee will be formed only when there is a vacancy in the League Executive positions.
Membership will guarantee all Conferences are represented.
The nomination committee will keep the League Membership informed of its planned intentions and outcomes (Email)
The nomination Committee will conduct the Election of Executive Officers at the League’s AGM. A seventy five (75) percent majority is needed to appoint the Executive.
This Committee could be formed to review and or restructure the finances of the League as/when required
MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL MATTERS
The Board of Directors may adopt a seal, which shall be a common seal of the Society.
The common seal of the League shall be under the control of the Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors shall determine its use from time to time.
The fiscal year shall be from April 1st of one year to March 31st of the next year.
Financial records and books
The Treasurer maintains a simple set of books and records all items of income and expenses as they happen
The signing officers of the League for the purpose of drawing cheques on the account or accounts of the League shall be any two of the following four: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer – providing that one signing officer on all cheques is either the President or Treasurer.
The President shall make available for inspection the books and records of the League to a member of the Board of Directors at any time upon giving reasonable notice and to all other members of the League in good standing at the Annual General Meeting of the League.
The Executive Board will appoint two people to audit the accounts of the society. The appointees should have some experience with finances.
Minute books and other records
The Secretary will be responsible for the minute books. Meeting minutes will include but not limited to the following:
Type of meeting (regular, special, emergency or annual)
Date of the meeting
Location of the meeting
Members, Executive, and others in attendance
Document the minutes of the last meeting were approved or dispensed with, all main motions, including the name of the person introducing the motion
Minutes of all meetings shall be circulated to the Board of Directors, League Directors and on the shared electronic system within one week of the meeting date for review.
The board has the ability to borrow money for operations of the league up to the amount defined in Policy #003 League Fees and Fines
Indemnity of Directors and Executive Officers
The league shall indemnify and make safe any individual that served, or has served, as a director or officer of the league provided they:
Acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the league
In the case of a criminal or administrative proceeding, had reasonable grounds for believing that the individual’s conduct was lawful.
Remuneration and Expenses
Executive Officers shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred during the fulfillment of their duties to the league, using a form approved by the board.
The mileage rate for officer’s expenses shall be defined in the Policy #003 League Fees and Fines
Two (2) people shall perform an audit of the financial transactions of the League at the end of the fiscal year, or a firm qualified to do so, as designated by the Board of Directors
A financial statement shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting
AMENDING THE BYLAWS
Amendments to the bylaws will only be made when approved by a vote of seventy five (75) percent majority of league quorum in attendance at the Annual General Meeting
Any assets will be turned into cash and distributed equally amongst all members in good standing.
Individual member performance bonds will be returned to members in good standing.