posted Apr 15, 2011, 12:02 AM by Tyler Durden
updated Apr 15, 2011, 8:41 AM
The ASA has posted
an information some information about the upcoming AGM on their website.
Items posted include the agenda, documents describing proposed
amendments to the bylaws, proposed changes to the Provincials rule
book, a CMSA proposed rule amendment and a list fo ASA BoD nominations.
I believe this is the first time this type of information has been made
public prior to an AGM and the ASA is to be given full credit for their
Currently 8 individuals have been nominated for open director
positions. It is another sign that things are moving in a forward
direction, it is much better for all involved if nominations are made
available to the membership in advance of the AGM. Limiting surprise
nominations from the floor certainly allows for more thoughtful
consideration being given to each candidate. I understand that the
membership will also have an opportunity to meet the nominees on the
Friday prior to the AGM.
I am not sure if Mr Chen or Mr Calvin have
been nominated for a position, hopefully they, and their nominators,
will let the membership know in advance.
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The CMSA has also submitted a proposed
rule amendment that makes a great deal of sense. The CMSA is
concerned that some teams are competing in Tier 1 divisions but are
being allowed to register for Tier 2 Provincial competitions.
I hope this rule is adopted for the other tiers as well. Currently it
is possible for an EMSA Indoor Club team to compete in the EMSA Premier
B league and then proceed to Tier 4 Provincials. This hardly
seems sporting. These EMSA Club teams have been formed with through a
tryout process, yet it is
some how sporting for them to then enter Tier 4 Provincials and play
against 'true' house league teams from around the province.
It certainly seems wrong to sanction Medicine Hat, for doing
essentially the same thing when they entered select High School teams
into Tier 4 Outdoor Provincials in 2008, yet allow this situation to
Hopefully the changes proposed by CMSA along with the changes to rule
3.13 proposed by the Competitions Coordinator will go along
way to restoring fair play at Provincials.