As the season begins, here is a quick review of information that may help you and your team.
Rink locations: The rinks we visit are listed in 3 places. 1) The Area Rinks used in the schedule are located on the home page/left hand side. You can sort them by city or by name. You can print them and leave a copy in your car. It makes a nice Christmas present for the grandparents so they can come to all your practices and games! 2) A link to Rinkfinder.com is in the Hockey Parents section across the top. These are rinks in Minnesota and in some surrounding areas. 3) Arenamaps.com is in the Hockey Parents section across the top. These are rinks across the county and in an easy to find format.
Practice Using a Clock Just Like the Pros: A simulator is on our website along with instructions so you can learn to run the clock for your team and for tournaments. If you practice at home, it is not nearly as intimidating as learning “on the job”. Go to the Hey Coach section on the left hand side of the home page. Exchange: Post items you have for sale (hockey related please), items you are looking for, or even items you lost at the rink. Click on the Exchange button on the left hand side of the home page.
Hockey Parents Tab: Information for Hockey Parents is posted along the top of the website under the Hockey Parents Tab. There is information on medical issues, hockey stories, hockey videos and fun projects. If you have anything to add to that section, let the Website Administrator know by using the Feedback button.
(1) Game Results - Watch for game updates along the right hand side of the home page as they come in. Any game that is run by a referee is recorded as a game result. This includes District 1, District 2, and District 3 games, Tournament results, and Game Scrimmages. Controlled scrimmages run by coaches are not recorded, nor are Initiation Festivals.
(2) Game write-ups – If the team manager submitted a synopsis of the game, a pencil mark will show next to the game result on the home page. Click on the pencil to see the game write-up.
(3) Standings - To see the standings of all the teams (IYHA teams only), go to Our Teams along the top bar and Standings. You will need to choose either Boys or Girls to see the overall standings for those teams.
(4) Statistics – To see the overall statistics for the Boys or Girls divisions, go to Our Teams/statistics. Only the statistics for the teams that choose to record them will show in this area. Click on Division Top 20 to see the overall totals for the division.
As always, your feedback is welcome. This is your website and it should be meaningful for you. The fastest way to provide feedback is by clicking on the Feedback button on the left hand side of the home page.