Board of Directors | Newark Ice Hockey Association
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Board Members

Bruce Westfall Past President
John Wieber President
Nick Watling Vice President  
Dwayne Beneze Treasurer
Jeff German Hockey Director  
Jocelyn Patton Registrar
Ashley Gatewood Secretary  
Brian Turner Scheduler
Bud Chase At Large
Ross Bloomburg At Large  
Brandon Yonker Men's C/D League Commissioner
Doug Hoyt At Large
Angie Santo Women's League Commissioner  
Patrick Brighton At Large  

NIHA Committee Chairs:

Master Schedule:                                    Brian Turner
Team Administrator: Team Designated  
Booster/Fundraising: John Wieber/Jocelyn Patton/Lindsey Brighton
Audit: TBD
Website:               Bud Chase 
Finance:    Dwayne Beneze
Equipment:           Patrick Brighton / Chris O'Reilly/ Bud Chase/Ben Johnson 
Banquet:           Booster Volunteers
Scores for Schools: Bud Chase
McCarthy Cup Tournament:    Brian Turner / Lindsey Brighton /
NIHA Annual Golf Outing:   

Fundraising Committee

General Questions:  


Rules Governing the Administration of NIHA


A. NIHA shall hold its meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at Newark Ice Arena, Newark, OH 43055, 6:30PM (Off site meetings during summer months) Always check website calendar for changes.

B. Members of the Board of NIHA shall serve as members of the following Standing Committees:

(i) Audit Committee
(ii) Safety & Equipment Committee
(iii) Disciplinary Review Committee
(iv) Liaison & Coaching Committee
(v) Any other Committee that the President/Board shall deem necessary 

Board of Directors:

Vice President
Past President
At Large

C. All officers and chairpersons involved with NIHA programs shall:

(i) Attend all monthly meetings and all general meetings.

Any Director who is absent for three (3) consecutive monthly Board meetings without a reasonable excuse shall be asked to resign from the Board and shall be replaced by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors.

(ii) Be prepared to submit a budget for the year to the Treasurer for his/her respective Committee prior to its deadline.
(iii) Choose his/her own co-chairperson and committee members as needed.

D. Referees:

(i) The Referee-in-Chief shall train and schedule all NIHA referees.
(ii) USA Hockey-registered referees will officiate all NIHA games.

E. ACE Coordinator (Association Coaching & Education Coordinator)

The ACE coordinator will be responsible (to the President of the association) for the administration of all coaching and educational programs within the association.

  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of all coaches and instructors.
  • Organize and develop periodic workshops for all instructors and coaches.
  • Plan, develop and organize skating clinics, goaltending clinics, checking clinics and any other clinics that will meet the needs of the association's players.
  • Develop a teaching and practice curriculum for the association.
  • Evaluate and supervise practice sessions and offer constructive criticism to improve the program.
  • Establish and maintain an association resource center for coaches, instructors, parents, players and officers.

Questions and Problems in General

Problems that may arise during the course of the season shall be handled as follows:

Step 1: Parent should attempt to resolve the concern with the coach.
Step 2: If step two (2) is necessary, the ACE Coordinator will meet with the Parent(s) and coach(es) to resolve the issue.
Step 3: If step three-(3) is necessary, then the House League Director or the Travel League Director will endeavor to resolve the issue.


Playing Up Policy