Registration Update & Budget Surplus, News (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Registration Update & Budget Surplus
Submitted By AMHL on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Over the past 7-8 years, Ancaster Minor Hockey has been able to streamline our operations – resulting in far less waste, less unused ice in our arenas, and an accumulating surplus of funds in our reserves.

For a not-for-profit community organization, it is important that we maintain a “buffer” to ensure that we can continue to offer the excellent programming that our members of come to expect, however the level of that surplus needs to be reasonable.

For next season – 2019/2020 – we are very pleased to announce a reduction in the House League registration fees (paid by ALL members) across the board. For most of our players, this amount to a $75 reduction from last season to next season. For our older age groups (Midget and Juvenile), this years’ reduction is more modest – however from two seasons ago, registration fees have fallen $110 per player.

This is happening despite another increase in the cost of ice from the City of Hamilton and other costs incurred by the association. This is being announced as a one year decision at this time. These reductions are projected to deplete our reserve funds over the next season by a modest amount. Future registration fees will depend on the overall level of reserves and will likely revert back to a level closer to last season.

It is important to us that the families that have registered and taken part in our great association over the past number of years (and built this surplus) have the opportunity to benefit from it. We would also take this opportunity to appeal to our members and community families – this is a great time to bring NEW families and hockey players into our great organization.

Cost is often cited as a major hurdle for families looking to participate in Local sports. Our hope is that these new LOWER registration fees will encourage more families to try out the great game of Hockey, and become lifelong members of the AMHL.

** For Rep players, you MUST register in your own geography. Ancaster residents must register for tryouts through the AMHL registration site, while Glanbrook residents must register through the GMHA site.

This article has been viewed 5469 times.
Category Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Ancaster Minor Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 16
    We are excited to announce that the Tuesday night development program will be returning this season. The program will begin on Oct 19 and is available for kids born between 2015 and 2009 (ages 6 to 12). 
  • 15
    As many of you are aware, there were some last minute scheduling changes that affected the scheduled Saturday times for U8, U10, and U11 groups. The changes were due to a scheduling error which was outside of our control. 
  • 14
    We look forward to the start of an exciting House League season beginning this weekend.  As a reminder, please have your vaccination status available for presentation to the City of Hamilton staff if you are 12 and over and are spectating.  Also ...
  • 07
    The CHIP's program will be starting Saturday October 16th at Morgan Firestone Arena. It will run each Saturday with two start times,  7:00am and 8:00am. All participants must be fully dressed in protective equipment. More information to follow ...
  • 01
    Hello Hockey Families, Mass evaluation weekend is here! Your individual schedules have been sent to the email inbox listed on your registration. If you don’t see this email there, please check your junk folder to ensure that the message has not been ...
  • 29
    Registration is now open for tryouts for the Select program. Select teams will be running in the U11 to U18 age groups. The tryout fee is $40.
  • 25
    The final details are coming together for the upcoming hockey season. Some specifics won’t be available until after rep tryouts have wrapped up on Oct 4 but we wanted to share what we have confirmed so far so families can plan accordingly.
  • 20
    The City of Hamilton has provided the AMHL clarification regarding Proof of Vaccination and how it will be managed within their facilities.  As per the Provincial announcement on September 1, 2021, vaccine verification will be required to access ...
Printed from on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:45 AM