Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League
UPDATE: The Annual Brad Wess Memorial Scholastic Showcase has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
The Brad Wess Memorial Scholarship will be presented to a local high school senior for academic excellence, community service and for providing leadership, sportsmanship and a positive attitude as a member of their school’s hockey program. The Wess family selects the recipient(s)–All applications are kept confidential and reviewed only by the Wess family.
Please complete and return the application form if you are applying for the scholarship no later than April 3, 2020 by mail or email to one of the following:
127 Cross Street
South Fork, PA 15956
Based on recent news releases by USA Hockey, Laurel Mountain Hockey League will be cancelling all remaining events until further notice. Middle School Tournament and Varsity Playoffs will not take place.
“Safety of our participants has always been our top priority and with the current coronavirus situation, our executive committee unanimously decided to cancel these national events,” - Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.
As we hope you are all aware, in order to comply with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”), USA Hockey will be implementing a national level background screening policy. Beginning on April 1, 2020, background screening will be conducted by our national background screen vendor, NCSI, and information on background screening will be included following your registration. This letter is also to notify you of other important dates and information regarding background screening.
As of March 22, 2020, applicants will no longer be able to submit new USA Hockey background screens through Affiliate vendors, and will not be able to submit new screens through NCSI until April 1, 2020.
If you were screened after April 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 season, your screen is valid for the 2020-21 season, and you will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If your most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, you will need to be screened under the new system, after April 1, 2020, in order to participate in the upcoming season.
All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020 will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020 will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.
Background screens through NCSI under the national program will cost $30 for all domestic screens. For international screens (members who have lived outside of the US for six consecutive months in any one county during the past 7 years) the flat rate fee in $150. If that country is solely Canada, the flat rate fee is $75.
Please note that all coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, billets, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, minor athletes are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with minor athletes.
Final standings are as follows:
1) Central Cambria
3) State College
Schedule is as follows:
Quarter Final 1 - 3/12 Pegula 6PM - State College vs Richland
Quarter Final 2 - 3/12 Pegula 8PM - Holidaysburg vs Altoona
Semi Final 1 - 3/16 Galactic Ice 6PM - Westmont vs highest remaining seed
Semi Final 2 - 3/16 Galactic Ice 8PM - Central Cambria vs lowest remaining seed
The Laurel Mountain Hockey League is currently organizing Girls Scholastic Hockey. Any girls currently in Grades 9 - 12 are eligible. Please submit to the LMHL all girls who have registered or who will be registering to play Girls Scholastic Hockey. The League will need names, current school attending, current grade level and position.